The Untold Truth About Paget Brewster’s Husband Steve Damstra

March 22, 2024
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Steve Damstra is a notable American film score musician, composer and songwriter, known to many for being a member of the Whirlwind Heat music band since 1996; he is also known for being the husband of Paget Brewster, a successful actress famously known for portraying Kathy in NBC’s “Friends” sitcom.

Age, Early Life, Education Background

Steve Damstra was born under the virgo zodiac sign on 21 September 1981, in the USA, which makes him 40 years old as of 2021. He hasn’t shed any light on his early life, who his parents are, and where he attended school, however, it’s highly-speculated that he spent his childhood days in the United States. Steve grew up with a strong passion for music, as he once revealed during an interview.


Whirlwind Heat Band

When he was sixteen years old, Damstra co-created the indie-rock music band Whirlwind Heat, alongside synthesizer-player and vocalist David J. Swanson and Brad Holland (drummer). They held their first performance in 1997, a year after forming, and released their debut album “Do Rabbits Wonder?” in 2003, and in 2004 the extended play “Flamingo Honey” that had ten songs. In 2006, Whirlwind Heat released two albums – “I Fucked Up Types Of Wood” and  “Types Of Wood” that were produced by Brille Records, before making two EPs – “Air Miami” and “Reagan” public.


Before the group was disbanded, they gsve a live performance in Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festival (2006), and released another full-length album called “Self Titled Or Scoop Du Jour” (2008). Whirlwind Heat Band was based in Michigan, US, and when the band was noticed at a show by Jack White, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer, he selected Steve to work as a score composer in his first movie.

Swanny and Folded Light

Soon after disbanding, Steve created another band named Folded Light, together with Jaffe Zinn, and they released their debut self-titled album in 2009 and their second album “Kelly” the year that followed.

Paget Brewster and Steve Damstra

Their next albums – “Warm Dark,”  “We Did It,” and “Fresh & Cool” came out in 2012, 2014, and 2015 respectively, and they issued their latest album “Beach Gem” in 2020. Moreover, Damstra co-created Swanny alongside David Swanson, and released their first album “Are You For Real?” in 2018.

Career as a Score Composer

According to sources, Steve began his career as a score composer in the 2000s. His first project was in 2009, for the short comedy film “Our Neck Of The Woods”, and the extreme sports TV series “Built To Shred”, before starting his work on the comedy movie “Messengers 2: The Scarecrow” during the same year. In 2010, he wrote the song “Cup O’ Sun Coffee Song” for HBO’s “Funny Or Die Presents” series, before composing another one for “The Extraordinary Fight Of Atticus Walker And The Monster In His Mind”  comedy-drama movie.


In 2010 and 2011, Steve made a contribution to “Magic Valley,” “10 Years + 10 Minutes,” and “Excision.”

Damstra’s next work was in the documentary “Expedition To The End Of The World” and in 2013 for two films entitled “All Cheerleaders Die” and “Cheap Thrills.” In the next year, the 39-year-old star composed music for “The Learning Curve”, then a song for 2016’s documentary “24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters.” During the same year, Steve worked on “Trash Fire” and “Teenage Cocktail”, before composing music for the short film “Buckets”, and “St. Bernard Syndicate” in 2017 and 2018 respectively. His most recent works are 2019’s “Union Bridge” and “Tone-Deaf”, and 2021’s  “King Knight” comedy horror film.

Damstra has also made music for commercials and ads, including those of Marc Jacobs DOT X ITG, Sundance Channel Vegetable Oil, and McDonald’s. He has also done a couple of music videos, including “Purple,” “Reagan” and “Air Miami” by Whirlwind Heat, among others.

Damstra is active on both Twitter and Instagram, and uses his social media platforms to update his fans about his latest career endeavours. He also likes engaging his followers with his daily life experiences, as well as posting his photos on his online handles.

Personal Life

The 39-year-old American star is married to Paget Brewster. The duo became engaged in March 2013 and the news shared by Paget through a post on her Twitter page, in which she’s seen showing off a jade engagement ring given by Steve.


The couple tied the knot a year later on 29 November 2014, in Los Angeles, California, at a colorful wedding ceremony officiated by Matthew G. Gubler, who is their mutual friend and a co-star in “Criminal Minds” by Paget.

Steve currently lives in Los Angeles together with his wife, with no rumors of divorce or separation – they haven’t shared a child together. The duo are often seen attending red carpet events together, and in 2015 were spotted at 141st Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky.

Physical Appearance

Steve is American of the Caucasian ethnicity, and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall with a slim physique; his eyes and hair are brown.

Net Worth

Damstra has composed several songs and soundtracks for various TV series and films and has created a name for himself in Hollywood. He has accumulated a fortune through his successful music career , as of late-2021 worth approximately $5 million according to reliable sources. His wife, on the other hand, is authoritatively worth close to $245 million.

Who is Steve Damstra’s Wife, Paget Brewster

Paget was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 10 March 1969, in Concord, Massachusetts, which makes her 52 years old as of 2021. She was raised by her mother, Hathaway Brewster, a government official, and her father Galen Brewster, who was a school administrator. She enrolled into New York’s Parsons School of Design shortly after completing high school.


Paget officially began her career as a late night talk show host of “Paget’, that aired on  KPIX-TV,  in San Francisco from 1994 to 1995. After the show was cancelled, she landed a major role in NBC’s “Friends” sitcom (1997-1998), which was her career breakthrough. Since then, Brewster has made appearances in several successful projects, including Fox’s “Andy Richter Controls The Universe” sitcom, in which she portrayed Jessica (2002-2003), 2005-2006’s “Huff” as Beth, “Man Of The House” as Binky in 2005, and CBS’s crime drama “Criminal Minds,” from 2006-2012, among others. She has voiced characters in several animated films, including Poison Ivy in  “Batman and Harley Quinn,” and Della Duck in the “DuckTales” animated series in 2017, among others.

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