Steven Blake Crowder (born July 7, 1987) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, host of nationally syndicated radio program Louder with Crowder, former contributor to the Fox News Channel, and regular guest on TheBlaze, frequently featured on The Glenn Beck Program and The Dana Show.
Early life and career
Crowder was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Greenfield Park, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. At age 12, Crowder began working as a voice actor for the character Alan "The Brain" Powers on the children's television series Arthur. He began performing stand-up comedy at age 17, and performed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. He acted in a number of films, including the role of Doug Moore in the 2009 movie To Save a Life. Later he became a frequent guest as an opinion panelist on television news programs. Crowder posts satirical, opinion, and news videos to his YouTube channel. After an absence from the medium, Crowder returned to YouTube in May 2013, and produces videos in partnership with Liberty Alliance, LLC.
By 2009, Crowder regularly posted satirical videos on politically conservative media, including Pajamas Media and later at Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood. Crowder served as the master of ceremonies at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference, and generated some controversy with a rap video he premiered at CPAC 2012. In October 2012, Crowder's YouTube video parodying Lena Dunham's ad endorsing Barack Obama was mentioned in the conservative magazine The American Spectator.
December 2012 union protest
In December 2012, Crowder and members of Americans for Prosperity were involved in an altercation at a demonstration in Michigan concerning the state's recently passed right-to-work law. The incident began with an attempt by union activists to tear down the Americans for Prosperity tent, which was eventually successful. During the altercation, Crowder was punched several times by a union activist. A video of the incident released by Crowder was found to have been selectively edited, as Crowder apparently cut footage of the alleged assailant falling to the ground and getting back up, right before throwing the punches at Crowder. Crowder then released an unedited copy of the video.
In March 2013, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III declined to press charges against anyone involved in the December 2012 altercation. According to Dunnings, his office was originally sent an edited version of the video of Crowder's altercation. However, upon reviewing the unedited version, the prosecutor's office decided not to pursue the case. Dunnings stated that "It's pretty clear the person that they wanted to charge was acting in self-defense."
Departure from Fox News
Louder With Crowder
Crowder hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, Louder With Crowder, in which he combines comedy and politics. He also maintains a website under the same name, which features articles and videos about such topics as feminism, climate change, liberalism, and other contemporary controversies.
On 25 April 2016, Crowder was a panelist at The Triggering, a controversial event hosted by the College Republicans of University of Massachusetts Amherst, which became widely publicized after recordings of protests at the event went viral online.
Crowder is an active fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and participates in martial arts competitions. He won the novice Heavyweight Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) in 2011. He also competes in other martial arts disciplines besides Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Judo. He was a proponent for the legalization of MMA in New York. Crowder is fluent in French.
|2000–2001||Arthur||Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)|
|2000||Arthur's Perfect Christmas||Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)|
|2004||Arthur's Halloween||Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)|
|2005||3 Needles||Depanneur Manager|
|2006||The Covenant||Party Kid|
|2007||The Secret||Classroom Boy|
|2008||Bend & Break||Blake|
|2008||The Velveteen Rabbit||Baseball Boy #1|
|2010||To Save a Life||Doug Moore|