Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)

Lowest Rated: 13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1918

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A heralded stage actor with a Drama Desk Award to his credit, Stephen Elliott first broke into television in his early 30s, but did not find success in film until his 50s. He first entered the world of theater in 1940, joining the New York Neighborhood Playhouse where he trained with famed technique instructor Sanford Meisner. Though Elliott left for a stint with the United States Merchant Marines during World War II, he was back and on Broadway by 1945. Two years later, he married stage actress Nancy Chase, but after two children and thirteen years of marriage, the pair divorced in 1960. Before long he met actress Alice Hirson, but the pair would not marry until 1980. Despite a long string of long list of film and TV appearances, Elliott had failed to make much of an impression. It wasn't until 1981 that he earned notice for his film work, when Elliott played the unhinged mobster Burt Johnson in the hit comedy "Arthur," which starred Dudley Moore as a perennially drunk playboy. Due to the film's success and the praise directed at Elliott, he was more prolific in TV over film appearances, earning solid recurring roles on the California-set primetime soap opera "Falcon Crest," the acclaimed medical drama "St. Elsewhere," and the long-running hospital-set drama series "Chicago Hope" before retiring in 1999. Elliott died six years later of congestive heart failure at the age of 86.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 52% Taking Care of Business Walter Bentley (Character) $20M 1990
13% 30% Arthur 2: On the Rocks Burt Johnson (Character) $14.1M 1988
No Score Yet 20% Assassination Fitzroy (Character) $5.5M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Elliot Moore (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 51% Walk Like a Man Walter Welmont (Character) $186.9K 1987
No Score Yet 51% Roadhouse 66 Sam (Character) - 1984
83% 82% Beverly Hills Cop Police Chief Hubbard (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 29% Prototype Dr. Arthur Jarrett (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 58% Kiss Me Goodbye Edgar (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Body, My Child Dr. Gallagher (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Joseph P. Kennedy (Character) - 1981
88% 77% Arthur Burt Johnson (Character) - 1981
91% 70% Cutter's Way J. J. Cord (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Randolph Hearst (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze Jonas (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love Abe Kaufman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter James Karp (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overboard Shawn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Joseph Kennedy Sr. (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Col. Van Horn (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The November Plan Harold Delaney (Character) - 1976
40% 67% Report to the Commissioner Police Commissioner (Character) - 1975
68% 69% Death Wish Police Commissioner (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Art Hilliard (Character) - 1974
100% 74% The Hospital Dr. John Sundstrom (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street of Sinners Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canyon Crossroads Larson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% Three Hours to Kill Sheriff Ben East (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Douglas Channing (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Carl Donner (Guest Star) 1989 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Error Edmund Kittie (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel George Stanton (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mr. Armstrong (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Ed McKenzie (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Zachary Knight (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Dr. Herbert Brinkman (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Unknown (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952-1953

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