Actor, Author, Living Historian: Steve Alexander has written, ridden, and relived Custer's life from minute details to the monumental moments more than any man who has ever portrayed the Buckskin Cavalier, earning him the title, “Foremost Custer Living Historian” proclaimed by the United States Congress, the Michigan and Ohio Senates, each acknowledging him for his lifetime work. Steve is the author of the 2010 quintessential biography "G. A. Custer to the Little Big Horn" and has followed that publication with "Believe in the Bold: Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign."
Appearng in more than forty docudramas and films as the General, including the History Channel's "Custer's Last Man," "Command Decisions," "History Hogs: On the Trail with General Custer" and "Little Big Horn–The Untold Story."
A&E Network's "George Armstrong Custer: America's Golden Cavalier" was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Documentary for 1997, and Bill Kurtis New Explorers "Betrayal at Little Big Horn" received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award for Best Documentary for 1998.
Easily recognizable to the people of Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota, Steve has also portrayed "The Boy General" in New Rumley, Ohio (the birth site) West Point, New York (Custer's alma mater) and both National Reenactments in Montana (including the site of his death).
From balloon accession to descending into Mammoth Cave, from Colorado to the Canadian Rockies, Steve has traveled by train, steamboat and horseback reliving a past few people experience but for the pages of history books. Consulted by universities and historical institutions he has been called upon to speak for Mensa and numerous times for the Smithsonian Associates' "Teaching History" work shops. Most recently appearing as Geneal Custer for the Smithsonian Channel's "Battle of Little Bighorn."
Having written the text for Tontogany, Ohio, Steve was called upon to write and dedicate the Hunterstown, Pennsylvania historical marker (site of Custer's first charge as a General during the Gettysburg Campaign). In 2005 Steve was honored to represent the state of North Dakota in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. He continues to give talks and performances in first person across the nation and internationally.
He and his wife Sandy own and reside in the original restored Bacon-Custer home in Monroe, Michigan (the General's adopted hometown).
Steve is the recipient of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Associates Editor's Choice Award and duly honored by Joe Medicine Crow, Last War Chief and Tribal Historian bestowing the Crow Indian name Ika' Dieux' Daka' "Son of the Morning Star" a name previously held by only one man, George Armstrong Custer.