Stephen Ford is a Swedish-American actor and director. After acting in shows like Teen Wolf, Switched At Birth and Private Practice he began his own production company, Ascender Productions. His career started at a young age when he began doing commercials and creating short films with his neighborhood friends. As his family was in the military, he moved around the United States a lot as a kid, growing up in Alaska, Alabama, California, Kansas and Florida. After relocating to Los Angeles as a teenager, he skipped around various Disney, Fox and Nickelodeon sitcoms. This led him to starring in the American adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki as the lead of CW's Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. Since then he has appeared in various indie films and hit television shows like ABC's Private Practice and Desperate Housewives, MTV's Teen Wolf and Freeform's Switch At Birth. He took a break from acting to focus on directing in 2014 and he partnered with the Warner Brothers YouTube company Machinima as their lead narrative show runner to create original narrative content based on video game properties like Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege and The Division. When Machinima folded up shop, he created Ascender Productions. A small production company with a focus on creating high quality digital and narrative content.