Wass Stevens

Brooklyn native Wass Stevens has made a name for himself across various domains, but none perhaps as prominent as his role as a distinguished doorman at elite nightclubs in New York City. This position not only acquainted him with the city's entertainment elite but also thrust him into the spotlight of tabloid media. Known for his portrayal of tough New Yorkers, Stevens has forged a diverse and extensive acting career. His notable roles include playing Nicolas Cage's character's brother in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" (2006) and portraying shipyard union leader Paul Capra in David Fincher's political thriller "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013), an American adaptation of a British series.
Stevens, a former boxer in his youth and a one-time assistant district attorney in the Bronx, made his screen debut with a minor role as a Vietnam War protestor in Stone's "Nixon" (1995). Since then, he has been a regular fixture as a character actor, appearing in both small roles in major productions and larger parts in independent films. Early career highlights include a role in the drama "The Family Man" (2000) and voicing Max Tyler, drummer of the struggling band Mystik Spiral in the Generation X animated series "Daria" (MTV 1997-2002).
Stevens' resume also includes appearances in "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010) and the direct-to-video sequel "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power" (2005). However, it was his return to Oliver Stone's fold in "World Trade Center" that significantly raised his profile. He continued to build on this momentum with a memorable turn as Nick Volpe in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" (2008), solidifying his reputation as a rugged and intense character actor. His subsequent credits encompass roles in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest" (2009), "Ugly Betty" (2009) on television, and numerous appearances across the "Law & Order" franchise, a hallmark for New York-based character actors.