ShowBizzBuzz: Steve Mize goes dramatic with “Plea” and “Days of Our Lives”

3 min readNov 22, 2023


Steve Mize (photographer Joanna Degeneres)

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Who is Buzzworthy?

Actor Steve Mize, who brings heavy drama to both film and television starring in the new crime-thriller film “Plea,” and recurring as Dr. Pierce on NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives.”

Steve Mize in “Plea”

What is the premise of “Plea”?

The film is described as: After 20 years in prison, a man wrongfully convicted of rape and murder of his friend is released after new evidence is uncovered. The victim’s husband, Tom Heeley (Mize), has become obsessed with solving the case and seeks justice for his wife’s murder. He appeals with law enforcement to reopen the investigation, but they consider it closed sending him further into an anxiety-ridden depression. Until the prosecutor is kidnapped in a desperate attempt to convince her to find the real killer.

What are people saying about Steve Mize in the film?

The films writer-director Brian McQuery, says “Steve Mize carries PLEA on his very capable shoulders and audiences from California to New York to Pennsylvania to Florida continue to be moved by his powerful performance.”

The film has earned awards and accolades since opening on the festival circuit earlier this year. Steve also won Best Actor at Philadelphia’s FirstGlance Film Festival and Outstanding Actor at the Treasure Coast Int’l in Florida.

What do we know about Steve Mize on “Days of Our Lives”?

Steve recently made his debut on the show as Dr. Pierce, a medical physician who gets caught up in a shady situation with Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and tells Nicole Walker-DiMera (Arianne Zucker) and EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) that the baby didn’t make it when it did.

Where else have we seen Steve Mize?

A veteran actor, Steve has previously been seen on numerous television shows, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI: Vegas,” “Bones,” “Station 19,” “Ironside,” “Lie To Me,” “Truth Be Told,” and the final episode of “ER.” In addition, he’s appeared in a dozen indie films, 50+ national commercials, and voiced a bunch of commercials and animation projects.

Want else do we know about Steve Mize?

Steve earned Best Comedian at New York’s United Solo Festival, San Francisco’s Best of Fringe, and the Silverman Award in Los Angeles for his debut show “Life, Audited.” His plays have been produced in Los Angeles, and he’s appeared on numerous stages in New York as well as internationally at the Aurwirleben in Bern, Switzerland. Originally from Texas, Steve earned an M.F.A. from the famed Actor’s Studio Program at the New School University in New York City and is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio.

How can you keep up with Steve Mize?

Follow on Instagram: @stevemize_la
Facebook: /stevemize_la

Steve Mize (photographer Steph Girard)




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