Stephen Russell Arienta[2] was a contestant on Big Brother 20 (US).

A low-key player, Steve fell victim to a last minute blindside. After his group was not chosen to be immune by Swaggy C, Steve was nominated by HOH Tyler Crispen alongside Sam Bledsoe. Since Tyler had a better relationship with Sam, he managed to convince his Level Six alliance, with the help of JC Mounduix and Kaitlyn Herman, to blindside Steve in a 7-6 vote, putting him in 16th place.


Steve Arienta Biography

Age: 40
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Current city: Wanaque, NJ
Occupation: Former undercover cop
Three adjectives that describe you: Stubborn, competitive, and funny.
Favorite activities: Motorcycle riding, fishing, and playing golf.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Missing my family and missing work.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I don't know all of them, but it would be Mike Malin. He made me laugh and was a strategist.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Honestly, no. I believe that anyone that goes into the game with a set strategy is set for failure. [There is] too many twists and turns, so it's hard to create one without knowing the players involved.
My life's motto is...
Rock on.
What would you take into the house and why?

  • A family picture to see my family.
  • My wedding ring to think about my wife.
  • A cell phone to call my family.

Fun facts about yourself:

  • I ran for office for Passaic County Freeholder.
  • I MUST take baths at night.
  • I was called "The Hammer" in college.
  • I was my state wrestling champion in high school and also earned a football scholarship to Northwestern University.
  • After college, I put my muscle to use in the NYPD and became a lead in their OCID (Organized Crime Investigation Division).[3]

Player History - Big Brother 20 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Punishment Ineligible
Punishment Survived
Immunity Ineligible
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have

BB App Store History

Week 1 Access Denied

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated

Post Big Brother



  1. List of Big Brother 20 houseguests (U.S.). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 25 June 2018.
  2. List of Big Brother 20 houseguests (U.S.). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 14 July 2018.
  3. Meet The Houseguests On Big Brother Season 20. CBS Big Brother (18 June 2018). Retrieved on 18 June 2018.

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