Lewis J. Stadlen

Highest Rated: 96% The Verdict (1982)
Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)
Birthday: Mar 7, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of famed voiceover actor Allen Swift, Lewis J. Stadlen prepared for his own show business career by studying with Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler. At 19, Stadlen was cast as Mendel in the touring company of Fiddler on the Roof. He made his 1969 Broadway bow as young Julius Marx--alias Groucho--in the short-lived musical comedy Minnie's Boys. Subsequent New York theatre credits included Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys and the well-received revival of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, in which Stadlen sparkled in five distinct roles. In films since 1972, Stadlen has excelled in such eccentric characterizations as Lupinsky, a gay Polish actor forced by the Nazis to wear a pink star, in Mel Brooks' 1983 remake of To Be or Not to Be. Sitcom fans are most familiar with Stadlen's one-season portrayal of prissy political aide Jonathan Taylor on the weekly Benson. Devoting most of his time to the stage in the past two decades, Lewis J. Stadlen has appeared in such Broadway productions as Don Juan and More Don Juan and 1-2-3-4-5, and has starred in one-man shows based on the lives of Groucho Marx and S. J. Perelman.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Man Who Came to Dinner Actor 2000
62% The Impostors Bandleader 1999
72% In & Out Ed Kenrow 1997
44% I.Q. Moderator 1994
0% Funny About Love Avi 1990
No Score Yet Murder by the Book Actor 1987
20% Windy City Marty 1984
61% To Be or Not to Be Lupinski 1983
96% The Verdict Dr. Gruber 1982
No Score Yet Soup for One Allan's Father 1982
No Score Yet The Line Potofski 1980
91% Between the Lines Stanley 1977
No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Sam Liebowitz 1976
90% Serpico Berman 1973
40% Savages Julian Branch 1972
No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint Mandel 1972


No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
  • 2014
93% Damages
Dr. Maurice Samuels
  • 2010
92% The Sopranos
Dr. Ira Fried
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
Eli Schwab
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Equalizer
  • 1986


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