Steve Bean (Actor) Biography, Death, Shameless, Cancer, Nose, Movies

Steve Bean Biography

Steve Bean born Stephen Joseph Levy was an American actor and comedian best known for his roles on television series including Shameless, Ray Donovan, and Quantum Leap. He attended Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve began performing stand-up at local Pittsburgh area nightclubs. In 1980, he teamed up with comic Chris Zito, a duo that became known as Zito and Bean, and they garnered an enthusiastic following in Boston. They became mainstays of the Boston comedy scene and enjoyed a three-year run with their own show at a popular club, Play It Again Sam’s.

After about a decade, Steve Bean split from the duo to move to Los Angeles, where he joined the Groundlings Improv Group and wrote for such shows as the “Tim Conway Show” and ABC’s “Dot Comedy.”

As an actor, Levy landed roles on such series as “Murder She Wrote,” “Quantum Leap,” “Married with Children” and “Monk,” and the Bobcat Goldthwait comedy “Shakes the Clown.” He also appeared on episodes of “Shameless” and “Ray Donovan.”

Steve Bean Age

Steve was born on April 27, 1960 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. He died on January 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 58.

Steve Bean Photo

Steve Bean Family

Steve Bean was the son of Irwin Levy and Dorothy Levy. He had a sisters, Lauren Levy Brodie, and nieces and nephews, Michael Miller, Allison Miller, Lindsey Sorota and Andrew Sorota.

Steve Bean Wife

Steve was married to Caroline Carrigan and together they had one son, Jacob Randall Levy.

Steve Bean Cancer | Steve Bean Nose Cancer | Steve Bean Illness

Steve Levy was diagnose with sino-squarmous cell carcinoma (nose cancer), one of the rarest forms of cancer in 2016. He chronicled his treatment experience in the essay “My Year Without A Nose” for Mel Magazine.

“If you’re keeping track at home, I’ve now lost my nose, my tear ducts, my upper palate and gums, all but four of my teeth, my appetite, my right cheekbone, much of my right jawbone, much of my right cheek, my eyebrows and moustache (chemo), the feeling in my upper lip (surgery), most of the motor control of the right side of my face (surgery) and some hearing in each ear (chemo),” he wrote in the column. “I also lost about 40 pounds, and worst of all, I lost my sense of humor.”

He added, “All of that physical stuff ain’t ever coming back. Luckily, my sense of humor came back about a month ago. Not a moment too soon either: The latest scans show yet another recurrence of the cancer. The doctors tell me I have nine to twelve months to live.”

Steve Bean Nose

Steve had his nose removed in March 2017 and endured radiation treatments five times a week, along with chemotherapy. He was fitted with a prosthetic nose but the loss of his tear ducts, upper palate and gums followed.

Steve Bean Death

Steve Bean died on January 21, 2019, at the age of 58, at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, following a battle with cancer.

Steve Bean Movies

  • Hot – 2016
  • Blast from the Past – 1999
  • Mouse Hunt – 1997
  • Shakes the Clown – 1991

Steve Bean Tv Shows

  • 3rd Rock From the Sun – 2000
  • Working – 1999
  • Dharma & Greg – 1998
  • Smart Guy – 1998
  • Cleghorne! – 1995
  • Coach – 1994
  • Quantum Leap – 1989