Steve Vizard a famous Australian personality was famous for his versatile talent in various fields. His association with the entertainment industry is the main reason behind his worldwide fame. He had an extremely controversial career and had faced high media attention. Originally a solicitor he shifted his career path by becoming a presenter in Australian TV. His incredible business ideas have made him one of the richest people in Australia. All over the world he is associated with the popular television series called ‘Tonight live with Steve Vizard’.
Steve Vizard was born in the year 1956 on 6th of March in Victoria, Australia. His name at the time of his birth was Stephen William Vizard. Steve spent his childhood in the neighborhood of Hawthorn which is very near to the city Melbourne. His initial education was in Carey Baptist Grammar School. After school he pursued further studies in the field of law from the University of Melbourne. Before coming in to the entertainment field he had practiced law as a corporate lawyer for 8 years. Even after immense success in entertainment Steve has not fully disassociated himself from law.
The debut performance of Steve Vizard in the entertainment field was in a show called ‘The Eleventh Hour’. He got his biggest break soon when he got a role in the serial ‘Fast Forward’. This gave him a wide exposure and his acting was also critically acclaimed. For his performance in Fast Forward he got the first of his four Gold Logies.
The next big break in the career of Steve Vizard came as a talk show called ‘Tonight Live with Steve Vizard’. The Australian channel called the Seven Network telecasted this programme which was very much inspired by the David Letterman show. The appearances of guests occasionally in the show augmented its popularity significantly. This show was one of the first instances of popularity of reality TV. The show lost its popularity when an Australian channel began telecasting the show Late Night with David Letterman. Artist Services was his very own production company which he had sold to Fairfax Empire. After selling it for a lucrative price Steve became a director of Telstra Corporation Limited.
Steve Vizard was associated with numerous controversies in his life time mostly regarding finance. The most significant part of his career happened when he got the membership of ‘Order of Australia’. Steve is married to Sarah Jane and has three children with her. In the year 2002 he was declared the Australian Father of the year. He is very well known for his philanthropic deeds which have made him even more popular with the crowd. He had a built a Steve Vizard house which is a part of the Vizard Foundation established for helping people in need. He was even a delegate of the Constitutional Convention in Canberra for which he was elected.