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Stefan Gierasch

Highest Rated: 96% The Hustler (1961)

Lowest Rated: 13% Blood Beach (1981)

Birthday: Feb 5, 1926

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A veteran character actor who has over 100 credits in film and television, Stefan Gierasch began his career in the 1950s and continued it into the new century. He got his start on teleplay programs such as "Goodyear Playhouse" and "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse," and made his big-screen debut in the 1957 Sal Mineo drama, "The Young Don't Cry," in a supporting role. Throughout the 1960s, he was busy with a series of TV guest appearances, showing up on shows like "The Untouchables" and the Western, "Gunsmoke." He had supporting roles in the 1972 Peter Bogdanovich comedy, "What's Up, Doc?," and the Sydney Pollack Western, "Jeremiah Johnson." He could be seen in Brian De Palma's "Carrie" in 1976 and was the mayor in the Clint Eastwood Western, "High Plains Drifter." Gierasch remained a frequent TV guest star in the '70s and '80s, making multiple appearances on the action show, "Kung Fu," and the sitcom, "Barney Miller," and appearing in a three-episode storyline on "The Jeffersons." Other notable appearances include recurring roles on the horror drama, "Dark Shadows," and playing the House majority leader in the political satire, "Dave" in 1993.

Highest rated movies

The Hustler
Dave
Jeremiah Johnson
Carrie High Plains Drifter
What's Up, Doc?
Blue Sunshine
Silver Streak

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Legend of the Phantom Rider Nathan (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play Zookie the Bookie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 72% Crime of the Century Albert Osborn Sr. (Character) - 1996
53% 80% Murder in the First Warden James Humson (Character) $16.1M 1995
95% 72% Dave House Majority Leader (Character) $61.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megaville Dr. Vogel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 35% Spellbinder Edgar DeWitt (Character) $1.3M 1988
13% 25% Blood Beach Dr. Dimitrios (Character) - 1981
40% 82% The Champ Charlie Goodman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Hotel Clerk (Character) - 1976
81% 71% Silver Streak Professor Schreiner & Johnson (Character) - 1976
83% 46% Blue Sunshine Lt. Jennings (Character) - 1976
93% 77% Carrie Mr. Morton (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazard's People Robert F. Powell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe General Mordecai Gur (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 86% Cornbread, Earl and Me Sgt. Danaher (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate McShane Dr. Nate Tishman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Carmedly (Character) - 1974
93% 86% High Plains Drifter Mayor Jason Hobart (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 63% The New Centurions Landlord (Character) - 1972
95% 89% Jeremiah Johnson Del Gue (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Particular Men Arthur Lapin (Character) - 1972
89% 88% What's Up, Doc? Fritz (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Traveling Executioner Willy Herzallerliebst (Character) - 1970
96% 93% The Hustler Preacher (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% ER Daniel (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Hal Moseley (Guest Star) 1991
50% No Score Yet Dark Shadows Prof. Woodard/Joshua (Character) 1991
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
87% 93% Cheers Mr. Anawalt (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Allan West (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Karpov (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Colonel Ditka (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Andrew Glansman (Guest Star) 1976 1978-1979 1981
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Edmund Glendon (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1971
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Mark Douglas (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Sheriff (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1957