Steve Monarque

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Steve Monarque
Born (1959-04-02) April 2, 1959 (age 60)
OccupationActor, director, writer and musician

Steve Monarque (born April 2, 1959) is a New York-based actor, director, writer and musician.

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Life and career

Monarque was born and raised in the suburban New Jersey community of Pompton Lakes. [1]

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Monarque has appeared in films including No Small Affair and Sixteen Candles . In 1985, he was the lead in a special MTV video for the song "25 or 6 to 4" by the rock band Chicago. He also starred in the late eighties romantic comedy film Under the Boardwalk . Monarque starred in two award-winning TV movies, ABC Afterschool Specials: Stoned (1980), co-starring with Scott Baio, and CBS Schoolbreak Special: The Day the Senior Class Got Married (1985), co-starring with Paul Dooley.

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  1. Wojcik, Michael. "Songs of Redemption: Former Pompton Lakes parishioner returns 'home' to perform with new music ministry, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson". Archived from the original on January 15, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2007. The holiday concert marked a homecoming of sorts for the 47-year-old Monarque, a local boy who made good in Tinseltown. Born and raised in Pompton Lakes, he considers himself a child of St. Mary's, where he sang in the parish choir, learned religious studies and attended retreats.