Ian Andrew Ziering (born March 30, 1964) is an American actor best known for playing Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, a role he played from 1990-2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie from Biker Mice from Mars. Ziering was born in Newark, New Jersey to Mickie and Paul Ziering. He pronounces his name (EYE-an), as opposed to the more traditional (EE-an). He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and has two brothers, Jeff and Barry, both of whom are more than 10 years older. Ziering was raised Jewish. He graduated in 1982 from West Orange High School and from William Paterson University in 1988. He is divorced from Nikki Schieler Ziering. The two had wed in July 1997, and Ian filed for divorce in February 2002, citing irreconcilable differences. On February 3, 2010, Ziering announced his engagement to nurse Erin Kristine Ludwig. The couple married at a ceremony in Newport Beach, California on May 28, 2010.
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