Mini Bio (2)
According to information which accompanied his "centerfold" in the February 1974 issue of Playgirl Magazine, Hostetler grew up in Oakland, California, where he got to know some of the notorious Hell's Angels. His employments prior to nude modeling included writing a music column, driving a truck for the Salvation Army, performing jobs for a detective agency, and doing minor stage and film work in San Francisco. Among his interests he cited weight-lifting, motorcycle racing, wrestling, and skiing. At the time he modeled for Playgirl, at age 30, he had relocated to the Los Angeles area in the hope of breaking into the movies, either as an actor or producer.
In his Playgirl photospread, the mustachioed, hairy-chested Hostetler posed with a motorcycle and with a bow-and-arrow. In several photos, Hostetler assumed poses and used props which limited his exposure, but in the actual centerfold -- which opened out into a four-page square -- he directly faced the camera to provide Playgirl with, at that time, one of its boldest and most unapologetic examples of male nudity.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis
In the 80s, Hostetler appeared in Mystery Mansion, Baker's Hawk, and in 1986 he wrote and starred in Day of the Survivalist, under the screen name Steve Barrett. He also continued doing commercials and production work.
He then became a noted full-time licensed Private Investigator, who worked on the defense "Dream Team" for OJ Simpson, and also was PI on the Randy Weaver 10-day federal stand-off case, working with lawyer Gerry Spence. He also had several other high-profile capital crime cases in Oregon and California. In 2014 he appeared on the TV show "Snapped," speaking about his work on the Tracy Lee Poirier and Tamara Marie Upton case.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Iona Miller