Stephen Kay Biography

Stephen Kay is an American actor, director, and screenwriter known for his work in both films and TV productions. With a background in acting, Stephen has transitioned into directing and writing, with a focus on thriller and horror genres. He has worked on notable films such as ‘Lethal Weapon 3’ and ‘The Mod Squad,’ as well as directing episodes of various TV series. Stephen is also recognized for his roles in ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Deadly Games.’ He is married to actor Piper Perabo.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Stephen T. Kay
  • Age: 60 Years
  • Also Known As: Stephen T. Kay
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Piper Perabo (m. 2014)
  • Born Country: New Zealand
  • Occupation: Actor, Director

Childhood & Early Life

Stephen T Kay was born on July 2, 1963, in New Zealand. He attended ‘Brown University’ and later ‘The American Film Institute,’ where he had his first directing and acting experience.


Stephen began his career as an actor, appearing in various roles in movies and TV shows. He gained recognition after his appearance in the big-budget action film ‘Lethal Weapon 3’ in 1992. He continued to make guest appearances in TV shows such as ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and ‘Party of Five.’ Stephen also had recurring roles in shows like ‘Deadly Games’ and ‘General Hospital.’

While pursuing his acting career, Stephen also ventured into directing. He directed his first short film ‘Two Over Easy’ in 1994, which earned him nominations for ‘CableACE Awards.’ He gained further recognition as a director with his independent drama film ‘The Last Time I Committed Suicide’ in 1997.

Stephen’s next directorial venture was the action thriller film ‘Get Carter’ in 2000, but it received negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office. He then shifted his focus to TV, directing TV movies and episodes of various series.

Stephen worked mostly in the horror and thriller genres, directing films such as ‘Boogeyman’ and ‘The Hunt for the BTK Killer.’ He also directed episodes of popular TV shows like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy.’

In recent years, Stephen has directed TV movies and episodes of series such as ‘Covert Affairs,’ ‘The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,’ and ‘Quantico.’ His most recent project is the ‘Netflix’ series ‘The Punisher.’

Family & Personal Life

Stephen got engaged to actor Piper Perabo in 2013, and they got married in 2014. They met while working on the show ‘Covert Affairs.’ Stephen has previously dated actors Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria. He is a fan of the football team ‘Philadelphia Eagles.’

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