Daniel Stern

Actor, Director, Producer
Prolific character actor Daniel Stern accumulated an impressive list of performances in a wide variety of roles over a career that spanned decades. Making a memorable debut in the surprise hit film "Breaking Away" ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1957 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

Manhattan 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Otis 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Getting On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Workaholics 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battle of the Bulbs 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Next Three Days 2010 (Movie)

Meyer Fisk (Actor)

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

Earl Cavendar (Actor)

A Previous Engagement 2008 (Movie)

Jack Reynolds (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Last Full Measure 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Regular Joe 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Danny 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Tube 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Partners 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Science of Christmas 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Viva Las Nowhere 2000 (Movie)

Frank Jacobs (Actor)

More Favorite Toys 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Our Favorite Fun Food 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Tourist Trap 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

Adam Berkow (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

Mike O'Hara (Actor)

Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

Max Grabelski (Actor)

City Slickers II: the Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 (Movie)

Phil Berquist (Actor)

Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

Brickma (Actor)

The Wonder Years 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

Marv (Actor)

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Phil Berquist (Actor)

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1991 (Tv Show)

Voice

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

Marv (Actor)

My Blue Heaven 1990 (Movie)

Will Stubbs (Actor)

Friends, Lovers & Lunatics 1989 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Leviathan 1989 (Movie)

Sixpack (Actor)

Little Monsters 1989 (Movie)

Glen Stevenson (Actor)

D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

Hal Petersham (Actor)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

Herbie Platt (Actor)

Born in East L.A. 1987 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

Hometown 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Man About Town 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boss' Wife 1986 (Movie)

Joel Keefer (Actor)

Day-to-Day Affairs 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Key Exchange 1985 (Movie)

Michael Fine (Actor)

C.H.U.D. 1984 (Movie)

Reverend (Actor)

Frankenweenie 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Samson and Delilah 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Thunder 1983 (Movie)

Lymangood (Actor)

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

Neil Allan (Actor)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Laurence "Shrevie" Schreiber (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Spanky (Actor)

It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

Cooperman (Actor)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

Actor (Actor)

A Small Circle of Friends 1979 (Movie)

Crazy Kid (Actor)

Breaking Away 1979 (Movie)

Cyril (Actor)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

Hare Krishna (Actor)

Starting Over 1979 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Micah (Actor)

Weekend War (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Alaska State Troopers 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2000, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Producer

Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

The Paul Reiser Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Prolific character actor Daniel Stern accumulated an impressive list of performances in a wide variety of roles over a career that spanned decades. Making a memorable debut in the surprise hit film "Breaking Away" (1979), he was immediately likable in the part of the hilarious and laid back Cyril. Soon, Stern was working with the likes of Woody Allen, just prior to co-starring in another small, but highly-regarded film, director Barry Levinson's "Diner" (1982). There were missteps along the way, such as the schlock horror movie "C.H.U.D." (1984), but those were outweighed by his efforts on projects like "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1987-1993), for which Stern provided uncredited narration for the fondly remembered series. His biggest success came with the role of Marv, the comically rotten burglar in the smash hit "Home Alone" (1990), co-starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci. Stern immediately followed with yet another box-office bonanza, cast as the repressed pal of Billy Crystal in "City Slickers" (1991). Flush with success, he antagonized Culkin again in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), made his directorial debut with "Rookie of the Year" (1993), and hit the trail once again in "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" (1994). And while some future endeavors fell flat, such as "Celtic Pride" (1996) and the failed sitcom "Regular Joe" (ABC, 2002-03), Stern would continue to lend his considerable talents to films like the girl power dramedy "Whip It" (2009) and the action thriller "The Next Three Days" (2010). While not packing the name recognition of some of his more high-wattage contemporaries, Stern nonetheless remained one of the more versatile supporting actors in film and on television.

Relationships

Laure Mattos Actor

Wife
Married in 1981

Ella Stern

Daughter
Born January 23, 1989 mother, Laure Mattos

Sophie Stern

Daughter
Born c. 1986 mother, Laure Mattos

Henry Stern

Son
Born c. 1982 mother, Laure Mattos

David Stern

Brother
Younger has written several episodes of "The Simpsons" (FOX)

EDUCATION

HB Studio

New York , New York
Met future wife in a production of "Almost Men"; quit studying after two weeks

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Bethesda , Maryland 1975

Milestones

2009

Played Ellen Page's father in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It"

2005

Earned good reviews for writing and starring in the play, "Barbra's Wedding"

2003

Starred in the short-lived ABC series, "Regular Joe"

2001

Returned to series TV as executive producer, writer-creator and star of the short-lived CBS sitcom "Danny"

2000

Acted in the Los Angeles premiere of the award-winning play "Dinner With Friends"

1999

Provided the title character's voice in the UPN animated series, "Dilbert"

1998

Co-starred in "Very Bad Things," as an upright guy caught up in an accidental death

1997

Starred in pilot episode of ABC's anthology series "Gun"

1995

Executive produced and starred in the film comedy "Bushwhacked"

1994

Co-starred in the sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold"

1993

Feature directorial debut, "Rookie of the Year"

1992

Reprised role as Joe Pesci's partner in crime in the sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"

1991

Co-starred with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance in "City Slickers"

1990

Had featured role in the blockbuster hit "Home Alone"

1989

Made TV directorial debut with "The Wonder Years" episode, "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere"

1988

Supplied the naration for the coming-of-age series "The Wonder Years" (ABC)

1986

Had small role in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"

1985

Appeared as a regular in the series "Hometown" (CBS)

1984

TV acting debut in "Samson and Delilah" (ABC)

1982

Had featured role as the record-collecting groom Shrevie in the ensemble of Barry Levinson's "Diner"

1980

First appearance in a Woody Allen film, "Stardust Memories"

1979

Made film debut as the sardonic Cyril in "Breaking Away"

Moved to NYC at age 17 and performed off-Broadway in "Frankie and Annie" and "The Old Glory" during the late 1970s

Formed Chesapeake Entertainment

Made stage debut in the Shakespeare Festival production of "As You Like It" in Washington, DC

Bonus Trivia

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"I've never separated my voice from the rest of my body. The producers of 'The Wonder Years' told me they had my voice in mind when they wrote the script. It's hard to believe. I don't know how or why. The idea of me in the voice world is funny. Vocally, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just an actor trying to play a character." - Stern quoted in USA Today, Feb. 1, 1999

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