Harold J. Stone

Highest Rated: 100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
Lowest Rated: 10% Hardly Working (1981)
Birthday: Mar 3, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
A third-generation actor, Harold J. Stone made his stage debut at age six with his father, Jacob Hochstein, in the Yiddish-language play White Slaves. Stone had one line--"Mama!"--which he managed to forget on opening night. He didn't act again until after his graduation from New York University. After gleaning valuable experience in radio, he returned to the stage in George Jessel's production of Little Old New York at the 1939 World's Fair. Stone made his Broadway bow shortly afterward in Sidney Kingsley's The World We Make, and thereafter was seldom unemployed. In 1952, he began the first of many TV-series gigs when he replaced Philip Loeb as Jake on The Goldbergs; within a decade, he was averaging 20 TV appearances per year. In films from 1956, the harsh-voiced, authoritative Stone was most often seen as big-city detective (as in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man), generals, and gangsters (he was Frank Nitti in 1967's St. Valentine's Day Massacre). Usually billed at the top of the supporting cast, Stone enjoyed a rare above-the-title starring assignment when he played investigator John Kennedy in the 1959 syndicated TV series Grand Jury. His other weekly-series roles included Hamilton Greeley (a character based on New Yorker maven Harold Ross) in My World and Welcome to It (1969) and Sam Steinberg in Bridget Loves Bernie (1972). In the latter stages of his career, Harold J. Stone unexpectedly found himself a favorite of Jerry Lewis, co-starring in Lewis' The Big Mouth (1967), Which Way to the Front? (1970) and Hardly Working (1980).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
10% Hardly Working Frank Loucazi 1981
No Score Yet Mitchell Tony Gallano 1975
No Score Yet The McCullochs George 1975
No Score Yet The Werewolf of Woodstock Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Soul of Nigger Charley Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet Pickup on 101 2nd Farmer 1972
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes Judge Upshaw 1971
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Gen. Luther Buck 1970
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti 1967
40% The Big Mouth Thor 1967
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told Gen. Varus 1965
No Score Yet Girl Happy Big Frank 1965
88% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Dr. Sam Brant 1963
No Score Yet The Chapman Report Frank Garnell 1962
96% Spartacus David 1960
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills Ram Butler 1959
No Score Yet The Invisible Boy Gen. Swayne 1957
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle Tony 1957
No Score Yet House of Numbers Henry Nova 1957
91% The Wrong Man Lt. Bowers 1956
82% Somebody Up There Likes Me Nick Barbella 1956
100% The Harder They Fall Art Leavitt 1956

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Harvey Milsap
  • 1986
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Haddad
  • 1980
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Bustamante
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
John Strauss
  • 1977
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Franco Donatello
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Sorrell
  • 1974
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
John Lawson
  • 1971
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Teppel Richter Stromberger
  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Manny
  • 1969
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Stavros
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Groman
  • 1966
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Alexandri Gregor Dubov
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Joe Gatluf Judge Rambeau Jeff Sutro Horace Kelk
  • 1965
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Chad
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Mesa Harry Maxton
  • 1963
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Grant Sheckly
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Mac Davis Noonan Halloran
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Salvio
  • 1959

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