Stephen Elliott

A heralded stage actor with a Drama Desk Award to his credit, Stephen Elliott first broke into television in his early 30s, but did not find success in film until his 50s. He first entered the world of theater in 1940 ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1918 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

One Tree Hill 2012 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 (Tv Show)

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Shaky Ground 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Grand Deceptions 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

Burt Johnson (Actor)

Remo Williams 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Trial and Error 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Assassination 1987 (Movie)

Fitzroy (Actor)

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

Chief Hubbard (Actor)

Roadhouse 66 1983 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Hardcase 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

Edgar (Actor)

Arthur 1981 (Movie)

Burt Johnson (Actor)

Cutter's Way 1981 (Movie)

J J Cord (Actor)

Bender 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Betrayal 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Overboard 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Executive Suite 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Beacon Hill 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Report to the Commissioner 1975 (Movie)

Police Commissioner (Actor)

The Gun 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The November Plan 1975 (Movie)

Harold Delaney (Actor)

Death Wish 1974 (Movie)

Police Commissioner (Actor)

The Hindenburg 1974 (Movie)

Captain Fellows (Actor)

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Hospital 1971 (Movie)

Hospital Executive (Actor)

Three Hours to Kill 1954 (Movie)

Ben East (Actor)

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (TV Show)

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Maximum Security (TV Show)

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Midas Valley (TV Show)

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Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

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My Body, My Child (TV Show)

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Prototype (TV Show)

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Pueblo (TV Show)

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Some Kind of Miracle (TV Show)

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Son Rise: A Miracle of Love (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Show)

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When He's Not a Stranger (TV Show)

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Biography

A heralded stage actor with a Drama Desk Award to his credit, Stephen Elliott first broke into television in his early 30s, but did not find success in film until his 50s. He first entered the world of theater in 1940, joining the New York Neighborhood Playhouse where he trained with famed technique instructor Sanford Meisner. Though Elliott left for a stint with the United States Merchant Marines during World War II, he was back and on Broadway by 1945. Two years later, he married stage actress Nancy Chase, but after two children and thirteen years of marriage, the pair divorced in 1960. Before long he met actress Alice Hirson, but the pair would not marry until 1980. Despite a long string of long list of film and TV appearances, Elliott had failed to make much of an impression. It wasn't until 1981 that he earned notice for his film work, when Elliott played the unhinged mobster Burt Johnson in the hit comedy "Arthur", which starred Dudley Moore as a perennially drunk playboy. Due to the film's success and the praise directed at Elliott, he was more prolific in TV over film appearances, earning solid recurring roles on the California-set primetime soap opera "Falcon Crest", the acclaimed medical drama "St. Elsewhere", and the long-running hospital-set drama series "Chicago Hope" before retiring in 1999. Elliott died six years later of congestive heart failure at the age of 86.

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