"If you want people to learn and grow, you have to engineer experiences that promote that growth."
Wolf passionately engages students and teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through his Science in the Movies show. He uses the entertainment industry’s ability to capture and hold kid’s attention to help them master the science they'll need to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
His feature film work includes: The Firm, Three Men and a Baby, Do the Right Thing, The Last Boy Scout, The Client, The Jungle Book, Hustle & Flow and Cast Away. Steve’s TV credits include work on All My Children, Law & Order, America's Most Wanted, Rescue 911, The David Letterman Show, and Whitney Houston's music videos. He received an Academy Award for his performance in Palingenesis and directed Bending Light.
Wolf grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where he took up mountain climbing at 6 and became fluent in French, and in New York City where he learned the meaning of "street smart." He studied communications at Tulane University, and received a B.A. in Writing and Literature with an emphasis on Shakespeare from Columbia University in New York City. He's also a graduate of Meisner Training and the Actors Movement Studio.
A partial list of his career experiences include EMT, Rescue Diver, Scuba Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Private Investigator, Stunt Performer, Stunt Coordinator, Special Effects Coordinator, Camera Consultant, Aerial Rigger, Pyrotechnician, Film Director, TV Producer, TV Host, Inventor, Writer, Publicist, Author, Actor and Pre-School Teacher.
Steve Wolf has been producing film, TV and live events for 25 years. He is the President of Wolf Stuntworks, and founder of Science in the Movies, an organization that teaches physics and chemistry through stunt demonstrations.
(With regard to the number, diversity and depth of his careers, he says ADD is not a lack of focus, it's an extremely intense focus that gets work done fast so you can move on to the next thing - "a hummingbird may look like it's flitting around to you, but from his perspective he knows exactly and precisely what he's doing.")
As an Entrepeneur, he's owned an Ad Agency, a PR Firm, an Ambulance company, a Pistol Range, a Stunt & Special Effects Company, a Trial Consulting company, a Pre-School for Dyslexic children, a Film Production company, a Science Teaching company and his own Stunt Ranch. He's never been able to keep his hobbies from becoming his businesses.
Steve lives in Austin, (surrounded by Texas and just south of the U.S.) and is a single father of three boys, Clayton, Paxton, and Dashton, who he collectively refers to as his "3 'tons of fun."
His doctors don't think he has more than fifty years left to live, so he's making every day count.
"I love working on worthwhile and exciting challenges. I've been fortunate to have received the gifts of optimism, creativity, intelligence (just enough) and persistence, and I'd like to put them to work for you.
Together we can solve any challenge, from education troubles to personal safety, from forest-fire-fighting to aerospace engineering, from inspiring books to jury trial videos. Bring it on, and let's get busy. I'm only here for a limited engagement. Tick, tick, tick..."
Stunt Scientist, Experience Engineer, Inventor, TV Producer, Expert Witness, Firearms Safety Advisor, Science Presenter & Author