Steve Gaines

Steve Gaines

Steve was born in Lincoln 70 years ago this past July. He's still here. He has, however, been around a little. He entered the University in Sept. 1954 and eventually concluded his education with a Masters Degree in 1970. He is married, and with his wife Sharon, has five children: Jeff, Susan, Jerry, Patrick and Samantha. He and his wife have 14 grandchildren ranging from 22 to two years old and are currently expecting a 15th in late December. They spend a lot of time on the road visiting them. After his undergraduate degree (a BS majoring in Physical Education), he taught in the Hastings and Ashland school systems. After receiving his Masters in theater he went to work for the Nebraska ETV network, and for 25 years held a number of postions, including scenic design and cable access coordinator. During all these years he appeared in local theatre productions. He retired in 1998, and since retirement has continued in local theatre production. He was one of the founding members of Nebraska Rep back in the 1960s and in the past few years has continued to be active with Hay Market Theater and Flatwater Shakespeare. Over the past 50 some years he has performed in more that 60 productions, including stage, television, and radio. For the past 20 years, he has held membership in Actor's Equity.