Steve Sandvoss grew up in the suburbs of New York City and attended school there and in Connecticut before enrolling at Harvard University. There, he was active in the artistic community, pursuing amateur photography, studying poetry and American prose, and often choosing edgier roles in student-written plays as well as in such classics as Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar) and Brecht (Galileo, Ba'al). In addition, he directed readings of his own work at Harvard and wrote criticism and essays for several undergraduate periodicals. While at Harvard he commuted back and forth from New York City to pursue professional acting and modeling. He graduated from Harvard with the distinction Cum Laude and now lives full time in Los Angeles.