Richard Stahl

Highest Rated: 94% L.A. Story (1991)
Birthday: Jan 4, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
To younger generations, the slightly diminutive and balding American character actor Richard Stahl was probably best known as Howard Miller, the deadpan, stone-faced chef (and indifferent receptor of Marian Mercer's affections) on the long-running syndicated sitcom It's a Living. Stahl inherited the position from fellow supporting player Bert Remsen, and sustained it for four seasons, until the program wrapped in September 1989. But Stahl's visage graced a much broader spectrum of films and television shows than his behind-the-counter presence at the Above the Top restaurant -- and if viewers have trouble making a list, this is only a reflection on Stahl's ability to blend in successfully with fellow cast members and settings. Such is the essence of a gifted character player. Stahl made his first bow in 1966, as Steve Parsons on the "Dear Sally Rogers" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (its final season). He subsequently became a mainstay on the television airwaves, and his resumé reads like a laundry list of '70s and '80s hit prime time series, including but not limited to: That Girl, The Partridge Family, Love American Style, Bonanza, Columbo, All in the Family, Good Times, The Odd Couple, Maude, Happy Days, The Facts of Life, Murder, She Wrote, Hill Street Blues, and a handful of particularly memorable turns on Newhart. He reinforced his small-screen presence (and audience familiarity) with feature film appearances in such motion pictures as Five Easy Pieces (1970), High Anxiety (1977), The Flamingo Kid (1984), The American President (1995), and The Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Stahl landed his last role with a bit part in Garry Marshall's 1999 flop, The Other Sister. He spent his final seven years in retirement, battling Parkinson's Disease, and eventually succumbed to the illness on June 18, 2006. Stahl was seventy-four.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% The Other Sister Train Ticket Seller 1999
43% Ghosts of Mississippi Judge Hendrick 1996
91% The American President Rumson Staffer 1995
No Score Yet Hi Honey---I'm Dead Jerry 1991
94% L.A. Story Bank Executive 1991
45% Overboard Hosptal Psychiatrist 1987
83% The Flamingo Kid Charlie Cooper 1984
No Score Yet Private School Mr. Flugel 1983
No Score Yet Tin Man Tyson 1983
0% Under the Rainbow Lester 1981
29% All Night Long Pharmacist 1981
82% 9 to 5 Meade 1980
75% High Anxiety Dr. Baxter 1977
No Score Yet Terminal Island TV Anchorman 1973
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy Earl Lovitt 1972
No Score Yet Fuzz Vagrant 1972
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob Edward Fazio 1972
60% Billy Jack Council Chairman 1971
No Score Yet Summertree Man in Conservatory 1971
No Score Yet The Student Nurses Dr. Warshaw 1970
88% Five Easy Pieces Recording Engineer 1970

TV

CREDIT
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Archbishop
  • 1994
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Shoemaker
  • 1994
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Slim Fred Fred Dietz
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Harry and the Hendersons
1991-1993
Reverend
  • 1993
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Judge Patterson
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Don
  • 1991
No Score Yet It's a Living
1980-1989
Howard Miller
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Christine's Uncle Dr. Peter Green
  • 1989
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Rev. Matthews
  • 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Mr. Fisk
  • 1985
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Len
  • 1985
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Mr. McKenna
  • 1985
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Lund
  • 1982
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Clerk Chaplain Marshall Stewart
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
Coe
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Bellboy Mel
  • 1977
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Judge Daniels
  • 1974
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Marshall Doctor
  • 1974
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Florist Buck Cop Dr. Bates Minister Brother Ralph
  • 1974
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Mr. Fenster Michelangelo Rezo
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Howard Fiber Snedaker
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Steve Parsons
  • 1966

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