Paul Stewart

Actor, TV director
Although he had already performed in various theater productions, Paul Stewart's career as an actor received a significant boost when he became a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater group in the mid-1930s. In 1938 ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1908 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

Northpole 2: Open for Christmas 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Back Stab 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Emergency Room 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

Phillip's Father (Actor)

Nobody's Perfekt 1981 (Movie)

Dr Segal (Actor)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Harry Sandler (Actor)

Scanners 1981 (Movie)

Security (Actor)

Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Opening Night 1979 (Movie)

David Samuels (Actor)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Scallini (Actor)

W.C. Fields and Me 1976 (Movie)

Florenz Ziegfeld (Actor)

Bite the Bullet 1975 (Movie)

J B Parker (Actor)

The Day of the Locust 1974 (Movie)

Studio Head (Actor)

Live a Little, Steal a Lot 1973 (Movie)

Avery (Actor)

F for Fake 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

City Beneath the Sea 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Carter's Army 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

Willoughby (Actor)

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

Dr Simon Joshua (Actor)

In Cold Blood 1967 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Questor (Actor)

A Child Is Waiting 1961 (Movie)

Goodman (Actor)

Deadline 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

Charlie LeGrand (Actor)

Top Secret Affair 1957 (Movie)

Bentley (Actor)

The Wild Party 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 (Movie)

Joe Lye (Actor)

Kiss Me Deadly 1955 (Movie)

Carl Evello (Actor)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

Dr Otto Wolff (Actor)

Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

Bert Townsend (Actor)

Prisoner of War 1954 (Movie)

Captain Jack Hodges (Actor)

The Joe Louis Story 1953 (Movie)

Tad McGeehan (Actor)

The Juggler 1953 (Movie)

Detective Karni (Actor)

Deadline U.S.A. 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

We're Not Married 1952 (Movie)

Attorney Stone (Actor)

Appointment With Danger 1951 (Movie)

Earl Boettiger (Actor)

Edge of Doom 1950 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

Champion 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

Captain "Doc" Kaiser (Actor)

Citizen Kane 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carbine Williams (Movie)

"Dutch" Kruger (Actor)

Government Girl (Movie)

Branch (Actor)

Johnny Eager (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

Zepp (Actor)

Seduced (TV Show)

Actor

The Dain Curse (TV Show)

Actor

The Nativity (TV Show)

Actor

The Window (Movie)

Mr. Joe Kellerton (Actor)

Walk Softly, Stranger (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)
Director (2)

The Defenders 1957 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Director

Maverick 1957 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Although he had already performed in various theater productions, Paul Stewart's career as an actor received a significant boost when he became a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater group in the mid-1930s. In 1938, he was the producer, writer, and studio announcer on Welles's infamous Halloween radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," a program that sent a significant portion of the American public into panic because they believed that earth was being attacked by Martians. Like many of the Mercury group, Stewart followed Welles out to Hollywood to make a career in the movies. He co-starred in Welles's ground-breaking cinematic debut, "Citizen Kane," playing newspaper mogul Kane's butler. More work followed, with many directors utilizing Stewart's taciturn, gruff demeanor to good effect in crime and war melodramas. After World War II, Stewart co-starred with Gregory Peck in the aerial combat film "Twelve O'Clock High," played a boxing manager opposite Kirk Douglas in the fight drama "Champion," and starred alongside Dana Andrews and Farley Granger in the film noir "Edge of Doom." He also acted with Humphrey Bogart in the hard-hitting crime film "Deadline - U.S.A.." Three of his most notable films during the 1950s were "Appointment with Danger," where he played a hitman, "The Bad and the Beautiful," reuniting with Kirk Douglas, and the brutal noir "Kiss Me Deadly" playing a venal criminal. In the mid-1950s, Stewart began directing for television, as well as continuing to work as an actor.

Relationships

Peg Centra

Wife
married in 1939 died on June 1, 1996

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

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