Steve Wiebe was born on January 3, 1969 in Seattle, Washington to Ryan and Sandy Wiebe. He was raised in Bellevue, Washington and has a brother, Ryan Wiebe, and sister, Cathy Lowell. Steve graduated in 1987 from Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington, where he played basketball and pitched on the school baseball team. Steve also played drums in the school symphonic and jazz bands.
Steve graduated from the University of Washington in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Steve worked as a testing and analysis engineer at The Boeing Company from 1996 to 1999 and then worked as a software testing engineer at BSquare from 1999 to 2001. In 2004, Steve earned a Masters in Teaching degree from City University and is now teaching mathematics and robotics at Finn Hill Junior High in Kirkland, Washington.
Steve has held both the world record scores on the arcade video games, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior, and is one of the subjects of the 2007 documentary, The King of Kong, directed by Seth Gordon and produced by Ed Cunningham. Steve also appeared in the 2008 holiday movie, Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.
Steve currently resides in Redmond, Washington with his wife, Nicole, his daughter, Jillian, and son, Derek. He has recently completed an 11 song Contemporary Christian CD, titled The King of Song, that is available for digital download and CD purchase.