Richard Stahl

Richard Stahl

Highest Rated: 88% Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 4, 1932

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Character actor Richard Stahl appeared in 111 film and television productions in his 40-year career. He loved the performing arts since his childhood, when he dabbled in magic tricks. At 15, he moved to California from Detroit to pursue a career in film and television. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He then became involved in the City's off-Broadway theater scene, where he met his wife, actress Kathryn Ish, in 1959. The two were married within the year. The happy couple moved to California in the 1960s, a smart move as Stahl then made his television debut with a one-off on the short-lived sitcom "Hey, Landlord." It proved the start to a long and fruitful career, in which he appeared in such noteworthy films as Jack Nicholson's Oscar-nominated drama "Five Easy Pieces," the office-set comedy "Nine to Five," and Rob Reiner's White House-set romantic comedy, "The American President." However, he may be best remembered for his television career, full of one-offs, recurring roles, and the odd cast position, like his role of Howard Miller on the long-running waitress-centered sitcom "Making a Living," which was originally titled "It's a Living." He made his final onscreen appearance in 1999's daring family drama "The Other Sister." He died seven years later at 74.

Highest rated movies

Five Easy Pieces
The Flamingo Kid
High Anxiety
Under the Rainbow




84% 55% The Flamingo Kid Charlie Cooper (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Private School Mr. Flugel (Character) - 1983
0% 48% Under the Rainbow Lester Hudson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 15% Good Against Evil Brown (Character) - 1977
73% 67% High Anxiety Dr. Baxter (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Danny DiMarco (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lisa, Bright and Dark John Fickett (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 23% Terminal Island TV Anchorman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% Dirty Little Billy Earl Lovitt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 21% Son of Blob Edward Fazio (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief Bob Rifleman (Character) - 1971
88% 84% Five Easy Pieces Recording Engineer (Character) - 1970


54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Time Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Shoemaker (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Don (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Howard Miller (Character) 1985-1989
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mr. Fisk (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
97% 100% Hill Street Blues James Thaddeus (Guest Star) 1984
66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1980 1982
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Gross - Accountant from Siegel's (Guest Star) 1975 1979 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Struck By Lightning Walt (Character) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet 66% WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Bellboy (Guest Star) 1974 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Van Alden (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Florist (Guest Star) 1971-1974
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Judge Daniels (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Ballistics Man (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1972
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Fenster (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Clarence V. Marshall (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969