Steven M. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

March 24, 1982 through Present
Served as Vice-Chairman from 1987-1989, 1995-1997; Chairman from 2010-2014

Steve has enjoyed a successful acting career for over 25 years appearing in over 800 hours of film and television productions. He has worked on over 25 films and many guest-leads in television. Most recently you would have seen Steve appearing in the hit movie “Transformers” and “Black Hawk Down”. Steve’s other film credits would include films such as “Contact” with Jodie Foster, “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis, “Starship Troopers and Eraser” with Schwarzenegger, “Heat” with Al Pacino, “Carrie II” and “When Harry Met Sally” as Meg Ryan’s boyfriend. He has also done numerous guest-leads in television shows such as “Suddenly Susan”, “J.A.G.”, “Flipper”, “Walker Texas Ranger”, “Dr. Quinn”, “Baywatch”, “The Cape”, “Columbo”, “Murder She Wrote” and “Happy Days”. Steve also hosted a full season, 22 episodes of the prime-time series “Secret Service” for NBC. Early in Steve’s career he spent six years playing the character Andy Richards on the Emmy Award winning CBS daytime show “The Young and the Restless”.

Before becoming an actor in 1980, Steve worked on the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper and still ropes today in his spare time. He owns a ranch in California. Steve served three years on the Board of Directors of The National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and currently serves on the Board of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. He is also highly sought after nationally as a motivational speaker for corporate events relating his inspiring experiences during his family’s stay in the White House and his years in Hollywood. Steve speaks about his own successful battle overcoming alcoholism over twenty-five years ago. He shares with audiences inspiring stories of character and leadership that lead to the Ford family’s success which will help audiences rethink their own lives. He is the third son of President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford.

Read Oral History Interview with Steve Ford

September 14, 2013 “A Conversation with Jack Nicklaus”
(Conversation begins at 18:50 of video)

September 3, 1974 near Steve Ford’s jeep in the South Driveway at the White House. President Ford says goodbye before Steve’s trip West. (Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential)

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