Before becoming an actor in 1980, Steve worked on the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper and still ropes today in his spare time. He owns a ranch in San Luis Obispo, California. Steve was involved in the Thoroughbred race horse industry for years during the 1980’s and 90’s as an owner, breeder, racing manager and race track executive as Associate Vice President of Turfway Park Race Course in Kentucky. He represented Turfway Park for five years in all of their T.V. and radio advertising and served as the track spokesperson.
During the spring of 1994 Steve resigned as race track Vice President and returned full time to his acting career. He is also highly sought after nationally as a motivational speaker for corporate events relating his inspiring experiences during his family’s stay in the WHITE HOUSE and his years in Hollywood. Steve served three years on the Board of Directors of THE NATIONAL COWBOY HALL OF FAME in Oklahoma City and currently serves on the board for THE PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD MUSEUM. He is the third son of former President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford.