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Lewis J. Stadlen



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Actor
2000
62% The Impostors
  • Bandleader
1999
72% In & Out
  • Ed Kenrow
1997
46% I.Q.
  • Moderator
1994
0% Funny About Love
  • Avi
1990
No Score Yet Murder by the Book
  • Actor
1987
20% Windy City
  • Marty
1984
63% 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
No Score Yet 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Dr. Ira Fried
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Dr. Maurice Samuels
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Eli Schwab

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