Former child actor and musician Jon Paul Steuer died on Jan. 1, 2018. The cause of death hasn’t been released. Steuer was most well-known for his role as Alexander Rozhenko, the son of Worf and Ambassador K’Ehleyr, but in recent years, he owned a restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to playing the Klingon child on Next Gen, he made appearances in other early ‘90s shows like Homefront and The Wonder Years. He had a long run as Quentin Kelly on Grace Under Fire and also played Johnny Vennaro in the family film Little Giants.
After quitting acting, Steuer played in multiple bands and spent many years as a server and bartender. In 2005, he opened the restaurant, Harvest at the Bindery. On Wednesday, the restaurant’s Facebook page announced that it was closing in light of Steuer’s death. A GoFundMe for funeral and memorial costs was also posted.
Steuer sang in the band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. for the past year and the band posted about his death on Wednesday.
It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, AKA Jon Paul Steuer. The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did. He was only with us for a little more than a year, but we managed to cram a lifetime of great experiences into his tenure as our singer: dozens shows at home in Portland and across several states, an amazing European tour, and our best full-length release yet.
We've lost our singer, but far, far more than that we've lost a friend.
Rest in peace, Jonny... we love you.”