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Steve Bond (born April 22, 1953) is an Israeli American television actor and model.

Life and career

Bond was born Shlomo Goldberg in Haifa, Israel of a Romanian-born mother and a Hungarian-born father who had emigrated to Israel.[1] He was a child actor who starred in Tarzan and the Jungle Boy, a 1968 release. In 1975 Bond appeared in full frontal nude for a photo-spread published in the October issue of Playgirl Magazine.[2] He recreated himself in America in the early 1980s after doing his mandatory military service for the state of Israel. He became a daytime television actor on General Hospital. In 1984 Bond posed bare-chested for a pin-up wall poster.

He married in 1982 and had a daughter. In 1989, he joined the cast of daytime drama Santa Barbara as Mack Blake where he stayed for one year only. Later, he starred as a seductive but evil vampire in the movies To Die For and Son of Darkness: To Die For II (1991).

1988 marked the year of Bond's breakthrough on to the Big Screen in his acclaimed theatrical role as Travis Abilene in the Andy Sidaris classic Picasso Trigger.

Born Jewish, he later embraced Christianity, describing himself as a "Christian Jew".[3]

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