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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 March 1954San Antonio, Texas, USA
Birth NameSteven Allen Griffin
Nickname Sunny Meltdown Riviera
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

S.A. Griffin was born on March 16, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Steven Allen Griffin. He is an actor and director, known for Twins (1988), Pale Rider (1985) and Near Dark (1987). He has been married to Lorraine Perrotta since September 9, 2000. He was previously married to Sharon Grish and Nala Northington.

Spouse (3)

Lorraine Perrotta (9 September 2000 - present)
Sharon Grish (17 March 1984 - 1990) (divorced) (1 child)
Nala Northington (May 1974 - 1977) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Toured the U.S. and Canada with poetry/performance ensembles The Lost Tribe (1984-1992), White Trash Apocalypse (1995-1997) and The Carma Bums (1989-2009). The Carma Bums are considered the first poets to create an interactive poetry website (The Carma Bums International Superhighway Tour of Words) under the auspices of The University of Washington at Seattle. The website included sound files, hyper-links and graphic images created exclusively for their website. It was on the University of Washington server from 1994-1995, then at University of Southern California from 1995-1997.
Editor for The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999) which was awarded the Firecracker Award.
Kari Award as best actor in commercials (Molson Canadian), Canada, 1988. The Clio went to Canadian actor Michael J. Fox that year.
In 1975 competed as a vocalist in the USAF Worldwide Talent Show at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Joined the USAF October 1972, clerk typist/70250. Warner Robins AFB, Ga. 1972-1975, base admin and accountant/admin officer's hotel. Eielson AFB, Ak., Security Police admin, squadron commander's aide 1975 until honorable discharge in September of 1976 as E4/Sergeant.
Appeared on The Gong Show twice as a part of the poetry performance ensemble The Lost Tribe. On their first appearance, The Lost Tribe won with the lowest score in the show's history: 8. They were gonged off the show during their second appearance.
April 12, 2010. Started work on the feature film "Ashes" as Peter Ehrlich, directed by Elias Matar. [April 2010]
The Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words 2010, leaving April 28, 2010. 5 weeks around the United States with The Poetry Bomb. [April 2010]
Preparing to go on tour around the U.S. in late April of 2010 with The Poetry Bomb. [December 2009]
Moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco September 23, 1978 with a scholarship to attend the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Workshop.
His book Dreams Gone Mad With Hope by S.A. Griffin was released March 6, 2014 and celebrated at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, CA on his 60th birthday, March 16th.
His wife Lorraine Perrotta, a librarian at the Huntington Library in San Marino, has been an active member of The LA Mudpeople for over 20 years.
Drove over 11,000 miles in five weeks between April-June 2010 on his Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words with Elsie The Poetry Bomb inside his 1995 Ford Econoline Van. Elsie, named after his paternal grandmother Elsie Emerson, is a former Vietnam era MK4 practice bomb standing just over seven feet tall. Converted into an art piece, there are over 900 poems from all over the world inside of her. The journey/performance was created to foster civil disagreements. Since returning home in 2010, Elsie has rested very comfortably next to the bar inside his apartment waiting to sing the song of the open road once again.
Favorite television shows are the original Twilight Zone and Jeopardy!.

Personal Quotes (2)

Los Angeles is the mother of reinvention.
Some say we are mostly water, I say we are mostly dreams.

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