Steven Van Zandt

by ethnic on May 25, 2010

LOS ANGELES - FEB 10:  Steven Van Zandt arrives at the 2012 Musi

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1950

Ethnicity: Italian

Steven Van Zandt, also known as Little Steven or Miami Steve, is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey.

Lento is his mother’s maiden name. He took the last name of his stepfather, William Van Zandt. His half-brother is actor, playwright, and producer Billy Van Zandt. Billy is married to actress and author Adrienne Barbeau.

Steven has said: “Though my last name is Dutch, I’m 100 percent Italian”.

His wife, Maureen Van Zandt, acted in several episodes of The Sopranos, playing the wife of his character, Silvio Dante.

Steven’s maternal grandparents were Salvatore “Samuel” Lento and Ida/Adelaide Pepe (the daughter of Pasquale Pepe and Angelina/Angiolina Petrillo). Salvatore was Italian, and was born, c. 1900, in Sambiase (now Lamezia Terme), Province of Catanzaro, Calabria. Ida was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Steven Van Zandt (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Steven’s mother, Mary Lento, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information on Steven’s Italian background – http://www.lametino.it

Photo  by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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andrew August 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm
andrew May 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm

His wife, Maureen Van Zandt, acted in several episodes of The Sopranos, playing the wife of his character, Silvio Dante.

bablah May 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

Adrienne Barbeau is his sister-in-law.

andrew October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Salvatore Lento was born, c. 1900, in Sambiase (now Lamezia Terme), Province of Catanzaro, Calabria.

http://www.lametino.it/Cultura/pisa-premiato-steven-van-zandt-il-chitarrista-di-springsteen-di-origini-lametine.html

unlabrirl January 13, 2011 at 6:01 am

I’m Glad i found this website.Added ethnicelebs.com to my bookmark!

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