Stephen Bridgewater was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. His career has, for a large part, been in radio broadcasting. From age 14 to 32 he was the top morning Disc Jockey in Atlanta, Chicago, Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. He attended college at Hutchinson Community College and studied film at UCLA. Stephen has written and acted in many regional and national commercials. In 1987 he landed his first behind the scenes film job as a coach to Jeff Bridges for director Terry Gilliam.