“Dead Files” actor Steve DiSchiavi’s Bio: Wife, Daughter, Married, Family, Net Worth, Height, Nationality

• Steve DiSchiavi was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA
• He is a retired NYPD homicide detective and stars in the paranormal television series “The Dead Files”
• He is also an actor, appearing in the crime drama thriller film “Pride And Glory” (2008)
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, accumulated through his career in the entertainment industry and as a detective
• He is married to Angela and they have one daughter, Lauren

Who is Steve DiSchiavi?

Steve DiSchiavi was born on the 1st May 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is a retired NYPD homicide detective, but who is probably best recognized for starring in the Travel Channel paranormal television series “The Dead Files” since 2011. He is also known as an actor, who appeared as a detective in the crime drama thriller film “Pride And Glory” (2008), and starred in the role of D’Angelo in the short comedy “Stake Out: My Dad’s Rolex” (2011). Would you like to know more about Steve’s career and family life? If you are interested, stay tuned to find out about his income and net worth.

Early Life and Education

Speaking about his early life, Steve DiSchiavi spent most of his childhood in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he was raised by his parents – he is of white ethnicity and holds American nationality. Information about his siblings has not been revealed to the public. Regarding his education, Steve went to Lafayette High School, but never matriculated as he had to leave in the 10th grade. Nonetheless, it did not curb his ambition and his desire to have a successful career.

Career behind TV Screen

Prior to starting his career in the New York Police Department, Steve spent three years serving in the US Marine Corps, being honorably discharged at the end of his three year service. Shortly afterwards, he began working as a licensed New York state homicide detective, and also acquired his license to be an armed bodyguard – his experience in the detection field and immense knowledge of police work enabled him to establish his own private-investigation company, Paragon Investigations. After his retirement from the NYPD, Steve had a short stint at the Merrill Lynch’s Fraud Department. Currently, apart from starring in “The Dead Files”, he also works as a Special Investigator for the city, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

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Reality TV Star and “The Dead Files”

When it comes to his transition from police work in real life to police work on the small screen, Steve made his debut appearance in an Emmy-winning ABC News documentary about the NYPD’s homicide division in 2005. The documentary achieved enormous success and acquired a substantial fan base, which helped Steve to be spotted by executive producer Jim Casey, who was quite fascinated with his appearance and attitude, and offered him the chance to join the cast of the paranormal television series “The Dead Files”, which he obviously accepted.

 “The Dead Files”

The show premiered in September of 2011 on the Travel Channel, and is currently in its eighth season. Starring in this television series completely changed Steve’s life, most notably by significantly increasing his popularity all over the world, as well as his net worth. The show offers a unique blend of science fiction, reality television and police drama. It follows the two main characters that star as themselves – Steve DiSchiavi, who shows us the detective’s point of view in the ensuing paranormal investigations, and Amy Allen, his partner who is a psychic medium. The two visit various locations across America which are reported to be haunted, and conduct separate investigations. Steve brings in his detection and police work and performs investigations in the old fashioned way, while Amy uses her alleged psychic abilities and communicative skills to deduce what happened, and find out if there were any paranormal activities. At the end of each episode, the two of them meet and compare and discuss their findings, contrasting their evidence and conclusions. To speak further about his career as a TV star, in 2014 Steve also guest-starred in an episode of another paranormal reality show entitled “Paranormal After Party”.

Does He Believe in Paranormal?

Steve describes himself in interviews as an open-minded skeptic. Prior to his work on the show, he stated that he was not a fan of ghost shows and paranormal reality television series – he still claims that he doesn’t even watch his own show. Furthermore, he stated that throughout his detective and police career, his experience with various psychic experts was not positive, and that they never really helped him to solve a hard case. However, after meeting Amy, he realized that he had perhaps been too narrow-minded and stubborn, and that she actually made him reconsider his opinions and values when it comes to the paranormal. He went on to state that during investigations he remains doubtful, but not dismissive. He acknowledges that there are things beyond his knowledge and experience, and that people like Amy really could have special abilities that can help people, and help solve cases. Nonetheless, his job is to bring a certain validity and objectivity to the field, and his and Amy’s work should be considered and viewed as complementary, and not as opposed to each other.

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“The Dead Files” – Fake or Not

Many people who watched at least one episode of “The Dead Files” became skeptical about the truthfulness of the events, and started wondering if everything really is true or just the result of great scripting and acting. While watching it, a lot of people expect to see the real compelling proofs, but at the end of the episode almost every single piece that has been captured on camera can be explained in a non-supernatural way. Moreover, a number of revelations are just superficial and based on the same sort of information you can find in any other similar TV show. However, this type of the show obviously still serves as good entertainment, judging by viewer numbers.

Other Projects

Apart from his career as a reality television star and private detective, Steve DiSchiavi was also offered an real acting role, so he made his debut film appearance as a detective in the crime drama thriller film “Pride And Glory”, featuring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Noah Emmerich, in 2008. Three years later, he landed the role of D’Angelo in the short comedy film entitled “Stake Out: My Dad’s Rolex”. Both of these appearances also increased his wealth.

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Steve DiSchiavi Net Worth

His career as a homicide detective was active for more than two decades, but he has also been involved in the entertainment industry as a television personality and part of a reality television series since 2011. So, if you ever wondered how rich Steve DiSchiavi is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through his successful careers, including from his brief acting career.

Personal Life and Appearance

Although his engagement with “The Dead Files” means that he travels a lot throughout the year, Steve has a permanent residence in Florida, where he lives in a family home with his wife, Angela. The couple has one daughter, named Lauren DiSchiavi. Lauren is currently in her 20s and she studies at the Wagner College located in New York City. Other information about his private life, Steve tends to keep far away from the public. Speaking about his appearance, Steve is still well-built and handsome, though he is currently in his 50s. His height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m).

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Social Media Presence

In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Steve DiSchiavi is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, running his official Instagram and Twitter accountswhich he uses to promote his upcoming projects as well as to share various other contents.

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  1. I am a big fan and it’s obvious that you two love each other and have what I like to think is a great marriage coming from a bad one it’s not hard to spot a happy couple. At 59 I hope there is forever after in marriages…I have been with my current partner 26 years and is a hardworker and a loving man so men like you I can attest are a rare breed. I wish you nothing but happiness and my only disappointment is I couldn’t have met up with you on Mt Washington to meet you in person…I wish you and your family much happiness.
    Tonda in Carnegie a suburb of Pittsburgh Pa.

  2. Amazing man. Wishing you and your family much Love and Blessings. I love The Dead Files. You don’t have to worry about wrinkles or getting old, you wear your age very well. You have a beautiful wife and family. I do have to say YOU ROCK THAT YELLOW SHIRT YOU WEAR ON THE SHOW. THAT’S YOUR COLOR. I am a widow I lost my husband Dec30th2008. We were married for almost 30 years. So EMBRACE LIFE AND LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST. Much l9ve to you and your family. Kathey Gillum

  3. Love the show. Steve your a gorgeous man. Most men couldn’t look half as good as you do. You have beautiful wife and I hope you’ll continue with the show. Pat

  4. Steve love the show brother, I think what you and Amy do for the paranormal world is just awesome but I have one question, during your investigations during the walk through have you ever had a paranormal experience yourself that made you think twice about the paranormal activity . thank you
    Paco Ramirez

  5. I am a huge fan of the show. It’s hard to find a paranormal show that’s worth watching. When I hit on The Deadfiles I knew it was the real deal. Amy is fantastic and I love the balance you add to the show Steve. Your compassion for what people are going through is heart warming. It’s such a great format, the way Amy does her walk while you do the legwork. All comes together nicely. You can tell the people aren’t actors and their pain in real.

    I’m so impressed with your background. Thank you for your service to this country and to the state of New York.

    Season 12 has just ended and I’m hoping for many more seasons.

  6. I must say Sir, when i found out you were married, punch to the heart. I’m happy for you and the Mrs.’s though. May you have continuing lasting love. Also with your size, hair color and complexion may i suggest more light lavender’s and pinks. Love and respect from Roseau Minnesota.

  7. Steve is no longer married to Angela. Per Instagram, he’s actually with a smokeshow mami and seems incredibly happy with her. Props to him for doing what it takes to be happy!

  8. Love the SHOW. U gotta BE a CAR GUY cuz it’s always a BLACK SEDAN–n I BET u prefer 2 dr which are harder to come by. SUV if U have to. YUR bio answered alot of my questions about how u and Amy got together for the show cuz u sure DO complement each other. I absolutely LOVE how u interact with client’s children on the show. Also yur compassion and how GENTLEMANLY u R when u pull out a hankie 4 someone who’s crying…GREAR SHOW !!!!

  9. I love this show. My grandmother was psychic and all the woman in my family tend to have a part of it too. But notas much she did. I believe Amy is truly gifted as s medium who can help people dealing with the dead, good but especially bad. And because my brother Matt is a retired Sargent for BSO and had s 43 year career as a police officer, I understand Steve’s role too. I like them both. And Steve I live in Hollywood Florida. Not sure if you know it, but I was born and raised. God bless you both on your show.

  10. Hi Steve, Angela & Lauren , Hope all of you are now well (speaking to you Miss Lauren)Thank God you are better and still with us, you stay healthy young lady. You are the pride and joy of your beautiful parents. We are fans and love your Mom and Dad dearly. Steve we love your show but love your family more. You definitely have a beautiful family. God bless all of you , and as I said we are fans of Dead Files. Can’t wait to see more new episodes very soon. You all take care and love you dearly. Sincerely. Fans

  11. His ethnicity is “white”?
    He’s obviously of Italian descent, dumbass.
    We’re not all the same, you know……………

  12. Steve has been divorced from Angela since 2015.
    He has since Re-Married to Simone DiSchiavi as of December 2021. The photo you have in this article is Steve with his friend and Hollywood star, Morgan Fairchild.

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