Ian Ziering (born March 30, 1964) is an American actor best known for playing Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210. He pronounces his name (EYE-an), as opposed to the more traditional Gaellic (EE-an)
Ian was born in Newark, New Jersey to Mickie and Paul Ziering. He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and has two brothers, Jeff and Barry, both of whom are more than 10 years older. His father jokes: "Ian is the best mistake I ever made". Ziering graduated in 1982 from West Orange High School .
He is divorced from Nikki Schieler Ziering. The two had wed in 1997, and Ian filed for divorce in 2002, citing irreconcilable differences.