Steve Downes is known for his work on Halo 3 (2007), Halo (2001) and Halo 2 (2004).
Was a morning DJ for 97.1 WDRV "The Drive" in Chicago. On February 6 2015, Downes announced that after 44 years in radio he would retire to spend more time with his family. His final show on WDRV was March 9, 2015.
When he arrived at a friends house in Florida, he was introduced to kids as "host of a Chicago radio show". Of course they were not impressed. However, he later noticed the kids playing Halo, and told them he was a character in the game. After cycling through multiple names, he finally revealed himself as Master Chief; kids from all around the block swarmed to the house to see him.