Born in East Moline, Illinois Sterling Macer Jr. grew up primarily in Fort Wayne Indiana and Springfield Missouri. His family is close-knit, his parents encouraging him to pursue his dreams and that with hard work he could be anything he wanted. Upon graduating high school, Sterling went on to play college football at the University of Arkansas and Missoui State University.
After three years and a twisted knee’s worth of college football, Sterling made the choice not to pursue law but, indeed, do as his parents encouraged and pursue his dreams. Sterling eventually applied to and was accepted as one of only seven students in the Old Globe Theatre /University of San Diego’s exclusive Master of Fine Arts program. After two years of working with well established professional actors and directors such as Sir Ian McKellen and Jack O’Brien, he received an M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts.
Since that time, professionally, Sterling has always managed to bridge the gap between filmmaking, theater production and acting, working successfully in all and attempting to bring to each his own unique artistry. Macer wrote, produced and directed the feature film “Park Day”, starring Hill Harper , Sydney Tamiia Poitier and the late Brock Peters. A critical success, “Park Day” received the “Audience Choice Award” at the “Urban World” film festival in New York, the largest African American film festival in the world at that time.
Throughout, Sterling has stayed active as a writer, having written over a dozen screenplays several of which have either been produced, optioned or sold. Presently, he is launching off into the world of fiction, primarily SciFi and Fantasy though developing stories of all genre.
Sterling has managed to maintain a successful acting career. As an actor, among his Feature film credits are, “Double take”, “Wicked”, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” and “Night Terrors.” He has been a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC series “Homefront” and co-starred alongside Beau and Lloyd Bridges in the CBS series “Harts of the West”. His many co-star and guest star appearances include Peter Benchley’s “The Beast” for NBC, Tom Clancy’s “Net Force”, “For Love of Olivia”, “Ali”, along with a recurring role on “The Client” (CBS), “NYPD Blue”, “CSI”, “24”, “Veronica Mars” and many others.