Actor Steve R. McQueen

Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 16, 2012

Q: Is Steven R. McQueen from TV's The Vampire Diaries related to the late movie star Steve McQueen?

—Doug Davison, Richmond, Va.

Steven, who plays Jeremy Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries, is Steve McQueen's grandson, although the two never met. The 23-year-old actor was born eight years after his movie-star grandfather died. Steven, son of Chad McQueen, began following in his grandfather's footsteps at age 17 when he landed a role in Everwood. He appeared in the TV shows CSI: Miami, Without a Trace and Numb3rs, and the movie Piranha 3D. "Once I started [acting], I knew it was something I would love. It just kind of became my passion," he says. "I've been blessed and I've pretty much worked ever since."