Steven Van Zandt

American musician

Steven Van Zandt ( Lento; November 22, 1950), also known as Little Steven and Miami Steve, is an American musician and actor. He is a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, in which he plays guitar and mandolin. As an actor, he is known for his roles as Silvio Dante in the HBO drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007) and Frank Tagliano / Giovanni "Johnny" Henriksen on the NRK1 drama Lilyhammer (2012–2014). He was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Van Zandt
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Van Zandt in Cannes, October 2011
Steven Lento

(1950-11-22) November 22, 1950 (age 70)
Other namesLittle Steven, Miami Steve
OccupationMusician, actor
Years active1968–present
Maureen Santoro (m. 1982)

Van Zandt was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He has Italian ancestry. He grew up in Middletown Township, New Jersey. He married Maureen Santoro in 1982.[1]


  1. Manzoor, Sarfraz (December 4, 2005). "Interview: Steven Van Zandt, pop star". The Guardian. Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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