Lionel Stander

Actor, Producer, Investment broker
Craggy-faced character player with a distinctive raspy voice who made his film debut in 1932 and went on to enliven numerous films, usually as an endearing curmudgeon, until he was blacklisted in the early 1950s ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1908 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

The Loose Nut 2014 (Movie)

Bull Dozer (Voice)

The Last Good Time 1995 (Movie)

Howard Singer (Actor)

Joey Takes a Cab 1991 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

Enzo Della Testa (Actor)

The Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wicked Stepmother 1989 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Time of Their Lives 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers - The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Kup (Voice)

Hart to Hart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

1941 1979 (Movie)

Scioli (Actor)

The Squeeze 1979 (Movie)

Sam Epstein (Actor)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

Pinky Schwab (Actor)

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

Tony Harwell (Actor)

The Sunshine Boys 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

George "Andrew Jackson" Immerman (Actor)

Mordi e Fuggi 1972 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Paolo Il Caldo 1972 (Movie)

Baron Paolo Castorini (Actor)

Pulp 1972 (Movie)

Ben Dinuccio (Actor)

Treasure Island 1972 (Movie)

Billy Bones (Actor)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 (Movie)

Baccala (Actor)

Don Camillo e i Giovani d'Oggi 1970 (Movie)

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Grazia Ricevuta, Per 1970 (Movie)

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Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 (Movie)

Barman (Actor)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

Sobakevich (Actor)

Cul-de-Sac 1966 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Gates to Paradise 1966 (Movie)

Monk (Actor)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

The Guru Brahmin (Actor)

The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

Unfaithfully Yours 1948 (Movie)

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The Kid From Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

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Hangmen Also Die 1942 (Movie)

Cabby (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1936 (Movie)

Libby (Actor)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1935 (Movie)

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The Milky Way 1935 (Movie)

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The Scoundrel 1934 (Movie)

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A Boy, a Girl, and A Dog (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Call Northside 777 (Movie)

Corrigan (Actor)

Hart to Hart (TV Show)

Actor

Hart to Hart Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Hooray for Love (Movie)

Chowsky (Actor)

I Live My Life (Movie)

Yaffitz (Actor)

If You Could Only Cook (Movie)

Flash (Actor)

More Than a Secretary (Movie)

Ernest (Actor)

No Time to Marry (Movie)

Al Vogel (Actor)

St. Benny the Dip (Movie)

Monk (Actor)

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (Movie)

The Bellhop (Actor)

The Crowd Roars (Movie)

"Happy" Lane (Actor)

The Gay Deception (Movie)

Gettel (Actor)

The Last Gangster (Movie)

Curly (Actor)

The League of Frightened Men (Movie)

Archie Goodwin (Actor)

The Music Goes 'round (Movie)

O'Casey, Harry's Butler (Actor)

The Specter of the Rose (Movie)

Lionel Gans (Actor)

They Met in a Taxi (Movie)

Fingers (Actor)

What a Life (Movie)

Frank Ferguson (Actor)

Biography

Craggy-faced character player with a distinctive raspy voice who made his film debut in 1932 and went on to enliven numerous films, usually as an endearing curmudgeon, until he was blacklisted in the early 1950s. Stander supported himself as a stock player and Wall Street broker before resurfacing in international films, particularly "spaghetti westerns," in the 1960s. He later played the eccentric chauffeur on the TV series, "Hart to Hart" (1979-84). Stander was memorable as the cynical press agent in "A Star is Born" (1937) and as an old-time gangster in Roman Polanski's atmospheric "Cul-de-Sac" (1966).

Relationships

Bella Stander

Mother

Lucy Dietz

Wife

Vehanne Monteagle

Wife

Maria Penn

Wife

Diana Radbec

Wife

Louis Stander

Father

Jennifer Stander

Daughter
born 1971 mother Stephana Van Hennick

Mikele Stander

Daughter
mother Lucy Dietz

Alice Twitchell

Wife

Stephanie Van Hennick

Wife
Married 1971 until his death 1994

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina

Wilmington , North Carolina 1927 - 1928
studied to become a C.P.A.

Milestones

1965

Returned to film in "The Loved One" (dir. Tony Richardson)

1963

Returned to acting when Tony Richardson cast him in stage production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"

1940

Produced first stage show, "Brooklyn, U.S.A." (With Bern Bernard)

1935

Feature film debut, "The Scoundrel"

1932

Screen debut in Fatty Arbuckle and Harold Lloyd comedy shorts

1928

New York stage debut in "him"

Blacklisted in the early 1950s due to uncooperative testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee

Worked as reporter on the New York newspapers, the "Evening Journal" and "The Daily News"

Worked as stockbroker on Wall Street

Moved to Italy in late 1960s; appeared in over 50 films during next ten years

Worked on radio with Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor and Rudy Vallee

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