Stephen Furst

Actor, Director, Pizza delivery
This chunky and endearing actor has made the transition from playing buffoonish characters in teen fare to playing doctors and other professionals of dubious abilities but whose bumbly charm makes malpractice palatable ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Deadly Delusions 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Movin' In 2014 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Saving Grace (Picture Perfect) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Searching for Haizmann 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Greek 2003 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Scrubs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sorority Boys 2002 (Movie)

The Alum (Actor)

Behind the Movies: Animal House 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Title to Murder 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Babylon 5 1990 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Everything's Jake 1999 (Movie)

Assistant Librarian (Actor)

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea 1999 (Movie)

of Dash (Voice)

Disney's Jungle Cubs 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to Back: American Yakuza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid! 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Little Big Foot 2: Journey Home 1997 (Movie)

Derby Ferris (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Misery Loves Company 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Kid 2 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melrose Place 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Advice 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Magic Kid 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nurses 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Payback 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Howie and Rose 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Comedy Playoffs 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Have Faith 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

Albert Ianuzzi (Actor)

ALF Loves a Mystery 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Sides 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Up the Creek 1983 (Movie)

Gonzer (Actor)

National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 (Movie)

Hubert Downs (Actor)

Revenge of the Gray Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Rage 1982 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

National Lampoon's Two Reelers 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Madness 1980 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

The Unseen 1980 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Delta House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

Kent Dorfman-- (Actor)

Take Down 1978 (Movie)

Randy Jensen (Actor)

Basilisk: The Serpent King (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

For Members Only (TV Show)

Actor

Off Sides (Movie)

(Actor)

Path of Destruction (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

Actor

The Day After (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Warbirds 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

The Tenth Circle (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

Title to Murder 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Crusade 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Magic Kid 2 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Magic Kid 2 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This chunky and endearing actor has made the transition from playing buffoonish characters in teen fare to playing doctors and other professionals of dubious abilities but whose bumbly charm makes malpractice palatable. Stephen Furst is best recalled as Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978) and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod, fighting obesity and questions of his competence, on the NBC series "St. Elsewhere" from 1983-1988.

Relationships

Nathan Feuerstein

Father
died when Furst was 16

Lillian Feuerstein

Mother
died when Furst was 16

Griff Furst

Son
born on September 17, 1981

Nathan Furst

Son
born on July 4, 1978

Lorraine Wright

Wife
met in college she converted to Judaism before marrying him married on June 13, 1976

EDUCATION

earned a masters degree in family counseling in 1993

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond , Virginia

Milestones

1998

Signed multipicture deal with Harvey Enterrtainment to direct films

1995

Was regular on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Misery Loves Company"

1994

Film directorial debut with "Magic Kid 2"

1989

Played priest in short-lived ABC sitcom "Have Faith"

1983

Played Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the acclaimed NBC medical show "St. Elsewhere"

1979

Reprised role of Kent Dorfman in short-lived ABC sitcom "Delta House"

1979

Made episodic TV debut on "Family" (ABC)

1978

TV debut in "The Bastard" (Syndicated)

1978

Featuren acting debut as Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in "National Lampoon's Animal House"

1972

Made stage debut as Pseudolus in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in Norfolk, Virginia

Helmed "Stagehost" (lensed 2000)

Co-starred as Vir Cotto on "Babylon 5" (syndicated 1994-1997; TNT, 1997-1998)

Directed the low-budget indie "Title to Murder" (lensed 2000), starring Christopher Atkins and Maureen McCormick

Bonus Trivia

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In 1996, Furst was diagnosed with diabetes. After dropping over 85 pounds in the late 1990s, he was featured in an educational video produced by the American Diabetes Foundation called "Diabetes for Guys". (Source: People, June 4, 2001)

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