Erik Stern was an actor who founded his entertainment career success with roles in film. Stern's career beginnings included film roles in "Garden of the Dead" (1974) with John Dennis and "The Love Butcher" (1975). Stern won an Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction Primetime Emmy Award for "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne" in 1987. He then acted in "Wargames" (1983) with Matthew Broderick. Later in his career, Stern acted in the Charles Bronson action flick "Assassination" (1987).