Steven Bauer’s name was Esteban Echevarría Samson when he was born in Havana. His break came in PBS’s bilingual sitcom ¿Qué Pasa U.S.A.? (1977-79) when he went by the name of Rocky Echevarría. He was married to actress Melanie Griffith and starred opposite Al Pacino in Scarface (1983), earning a Golden Globe nomination for Supporting Actor.
CUBAN EXILES IN HOLLYWOOD by Alejandro Ríos
Excerpt from the book Cubans: An Epic Journey, the Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom p. 412-414 published by Facts About Cuban Exiles by Sam Verdeja and Guillermo Martínez. English and Spanish editions are available in hard and paper back at amazon.com