Steve Perry (born August 31, 1947) is an American television writer and science fiction author.
Perry is a native of the Deep South. His residences have included Louisiana, California, Washington and Oregon. Prior to working full time as a freelance writer, he worked as a swimming instructor, lifeguard, assembler of toys, clerk in a hotel gift shop and car rental agency, aluminum salesman, martial art instructor, private detective, and nurse. His wife is Dianne Waller, a Port of Portland executive. They have two children and four grandsons. One of their children is science fiction author S. D. Perry.
He is a practitioner of the martial art Silat, which inspired him to create the fictional martial arts Sumito and Teräs Käsi, both of which are essentially fictionalized versions of Silat.