Rosswick was born and raised in the small city of
Merritt Island, Florida. He spent the first part
of his life in Florida, but moved to Charlotte,
North Carolina when he was 12. Rosswick's mother
remarried in 1997, and in 1998 gave birth to Rosswick's
younger brother, Kenneth.
Rosswick attended Providence High School in Charlotte,
North Carolina. In his first year of high school,
he began taking Theatre, not because he wanted to,
but because he wanted to fill up his course load.
Soon thereafter, he was bitten by the acting bug
and never looked back. Two years later, he made
his stage debut in Judy Simpson Cook's Country Songs,
and since has been featured in stage productions
such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Arsenic and Old Lace and Enter Pharaoh Nussbaum.
He was rewarded for his talents in 2003 when he
was honored as Actor of the Year, for his work in
A Bite Off Broadway. After graduating high school,
Rosswick turned down a scholarship in Graphic Arts
to pursue acting full time.
In 2005, Steve worked alongside Will Ferrell as
his stand-in on the box-office hit Talladega Nights:
The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
In 2006, Rosswick signed with an elite agency, and
began doing commercial work with names like Muggsy
Bogues and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also debuted his
new brainchild, a weekly TV comedy named The Misadventures
of Steve Rosswick a reality show satire where he
performs as almost every character, lending him
the platform to showcase his many talents. The show
was widely accepted by its viewing audience, and
was expanded for worldwide viewing on Apple iTunes
as a weekly podcast.
As of 2007, he is still starring in The Misadventures
of Steve Rosswick which was recognized by the Telly
Awards and received an award for Outstanding TV
Comedy. Rosswick also starred in a pilot, Red, White &
Speed, an adaptation of his weekly show featuring
his most notable character, Speed Reed. In addition
to starring in this project, Rosswick also wrote,
directed and co-produced the entire show on a shoestring
budget. According to Rosswick, Red, White &
Speed is currently being shopped around to various
In early 2007, a clip from Rosswick's weekly show
The Misadventures of Steve Rosswick appeared
on the front page of MySpace.com. The clip featured
Rosswick giving tips on how to defend yourself against
a terrorist attack. Rosswick comically kicked and
thrashed at animated terrorists, and reception of
this video was mixed to say the least. Rosswick
allegedly received numerous death threats and an
apparent "plethora" of negative mail,
blasting him for his shallow and ignorant ways.
Rosswick redeemed himself a short time later, when
he was featured yet again on Myspace's home page.
This time, Rosswick was not fighting faux terrorists,
he was donning his (now) symbolic "pink shirt
and a mauvish tie" and professing his love
to the world. The video was a comedic web confession
of a seemingly dorky version of Rosswick, in which
he tells viewers in various languages he loves them.
The video was an instant hit, and Rosswick, in his
usual tongue-in-cheek manner, was quoted saying "I
don't think they hate me anymore."
In May 2007, Rosswick's television comedy The
Misadventures of Steve Rosswick received a Telly
Award for outstanding performance in the Comedy
field. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring
outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials
and programs, as well as the finest video and film
productions. Winners represent the best work of
the most respected advertising agencies, production
companies, television stations, cable operators,
and corporate video departments in the world. Over
14,000 entries are received from all 50 states and
around the world.
In June 2008, he won a second Telly Award for his
TV pilot Red, White & Speed in the Outstanding
TV Comedy category. Red, White & Speed
- a mockumentary mixing low-budget comedy with vehicular
action shots while combining the styles of The Office
with Smokey and the Bandit - is a 30-minute pilot
that Rosswick wrote and produced last summer. What
happens when a car-lovin' trashy boozehound is forced
to take custody of his illegitimate son after his
ex-wife's carnival accident? Not even the unsuspecting
documentary crew is sure... This action/comedy stars
Rosswick as both the main character "Speed
Reed" and his brother, Merle Reed - roles further
developed from his weekly television show, The
Misadventures of Steve Rosswick. In addition
to writing, producing, narrating and starring in
the pilot, Rosswick's responsibilities included
directing and editing the entire show (including
a 2-minute teaser trailer) as well as designing
various elements like logos and costumes.
Steve Rosswick Collection
In 2004, Rosswick decided to try and return to his
design. Knowing he didn't have a degree in the
field, Rosswick wanted to try and start a
Using his employee discount at Hobby Lobby, Rosswick
bought the essential necessities to start such a
company. After his designs sold exceptionally well
on EBay, he quit his job as a supervisor at Hobby
Lobby to pursue career in design.
As of 2007, Rosswick's line of T-shirts and
polo shirts, are
available in retail stores and
boutiques all over
the globe, in addition to web sites. Spring/Summer
2008, marked the first season Rosswick didn't produce
merchandise, since the company's inception in 2004.
Status of the clothing line, or future lines is
Rosswick is an avid auto-racing enthusiast and enjoys
participating in karting and indoor karting events.
While he does it as a pastime, he has garnered some
impressive results for someone of his size. (Standing
6'5" and weighing over 200lbs, Rosswick has
been considered large for a karting pilot.)
Rosswick is also a patron and supporter of iRacing,
along with Dale Earnhardt Jr., AJ Allmendinger,
Justin White, Jacques Villeneuve and Ryan Reynolds
(among others). Rosswick also volunteers his time
to Reary Racing, a part-time NASCAR team, to be
their spotter at the track.