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Harold J. Stone

Lowest Rated:   10% Hardly Working (1981)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
100% 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
87% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
  • Dr. Sam Brant
1963
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
No Score Yet The Chapman Report
  • Actor
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Grant Sheckly
  • 1961

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