Gierasch, Stefan 1926- (Steven Gierasch)

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Gierasch, Stefan 1926- (Steven Gierasch)


Born February 5, 1926, in New York, NY.


Actor. Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, member of company, 1965-66; Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, RI, member of company, 1966-67; APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, member of company, 1967-68; Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, member of company, 1967-68; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, member of company, 1971-72; Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, member of company, 1987-91.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Studio.


Film Appearances:

Billy, The Young Don't Cry, Columbia, 1957.

Stage Struck (also known as Eine Tages oeffnet sich die Tuer, Fascino del palcoscenico, Foedd till stjaerna, Lagrimas da ribalta, Les feux du theatre, and Viattomuuden kukka), Buena Vista, c. 1958.

(Uncredited) Soldier, That Kind of Woman (also known as Esa clase de mujer, Mulher daquela especie, Quel tipo di donna, So etwas von Frau!, Sortin nainen, Uma certa mulher, and Une espece de garce), Paramount, 1959.

Preacher, The Hustler (also known as Robert Rossen's "The Hustler"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.

Willy Herzallerliebst, The Traveling Executioner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Del Gue, Jeremiah Johnson, Warner Bros., 1972.

Fritz, What's Up, Doc? (also known as Aska vakit yok, Essa pequena e uma parada, Go'dag yxskaft?, Is' was, Doc?, Ma papa ti manda sola?, Mi van, doki?, No i co, doktorku, On s'fait la valise, Doc?, Ottaaks' paeaehaen?, Que me pasa, doctor?, Que pasa, doctor?, and Que se passa doutor?), Warner Bros., 1972.

Landlord, The New Centurions (also known as Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police), Columbia, 1972.

Himself, The Saga of Jeremiah Johnson (short documentary), 1972.

Mayor Jason Hobart, High Plains Drifter, Universal, 1973.

Sanitation foreman, Claudine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Sergeant Danaher, Cornbread, Earl and Me (also known as Hit the Open Man), American International Pictures, 1975.

Hotel clerk, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (also known as Dynamite Women), New World Pictures, 1976.

Johnson and Professor Schreiner, Silver Streak (also known as Transamerica Express, Chicago-expressen, El expreso de Chicago, Hopeanuoli, O expresso de Chicago, Trans-Amerika-Express, and Wagons lits con omicidi), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Principal Morton, Carrie (also known as Carrie, a estranha, Carrie au bal du diable, Carrie—Des Satans juengste Tochter, Carrie: Extrano presentimiento, Carrie, lo sguardo di Satana, Ekrixis orgis, Keri, and Kiusaajat), United Artists, 1976.

Mr. Bowtie, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (also known as A la recherche de M. Goodbar, A la recherche de Mister Goodbar, A procura de Mr. Goodbar, Auf der Suche nach Mr. Goodbar, Buscando al senor Goodbar, Etsin sinua Mr. Goodbar, Hvor er Mr. Goodbar?, In cerca di mr. Goodbar, and Var finns Mr. Goodbar?), Paramount, 1977.

Lieutenant Jennings, Blue Sunshine (also known as Adistaktoi dolofonoi, Falakroi dolofonoi, Helvetestrippen, Helvetinmakta, Le rayon bleu, and Sindrome del terrore), Cinema Shares, 1978.

Charlie Goodman, The Champ (also known as Campeon, Der Champ, Il campione, Le champion, Mestari, Mistrz, O campeo, O champ, Sampiyon, Sippuro Shel Alooff, and Utmaningen), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1979.

Dr. Dimitrios, Blood Beach (also known as Blodiga sandens offer, Blood Beach—Horror am Strand, Den blodiga stranden, Playa sangrienta, Spiaggia di sangue, To beach party tou aimatos, and Verisen hiekan uhrit), Jerry Gross Organization, 1981.

Charlie, Perfect (also known as Byc doskonalym, Perfect—taehtaeimenae taeydellisyys, and Perfeicao), Columbia, 1985.

Trupiano, The Rosary Murders (also known as Confession criminelle, Den sjaette doedssynden, Der Moerder mit dem Rosenkranz, I delitti del rosario, Los crimenes del rosario, O misterio do rosario negro, and Rukousnauhamurhaaja), New Line Cinema, 1987.

Edgar De Witt, Spellbinder (also known as Culto diabolico, Czarownica, La hora de los brujos, La trampa de la arana, Noiduttu, and Spellbinder—Ein teuflischer Plan), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Dr. Vogel, Megaville, Amazing Movies, 1990.

Stuart Stratland, Sr., Mistress (also known as Hollywood Mistress), Rainbow Film Company, 1992.

Grandpa Glickes, Jack the Bear (also known as Isaeni, ystaevaeni, Jack der Baer, Jack, el oso, Jack, o urso, Mein Vater—Mein Freund, My Dad—Ein ganz unglaublicher Vater, and Un eroe piccolo piccolo), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

House majority leader, Dave (also known as Dave, president d'un jour, Dave, presidente por un dia, Dave—Presidente per un giorno, Dave—Presidente por um dia, President d'un jour, and Presidente por um dia), Warner Bros., 1993.

Edward Sawyer, Junior (also known as Ufaklik), Universal, 1994.

Warden James Humson, Murder in the First (also known as Alcatraz—kohtaloni, Assassinato em primeiro grau, Homicidio en primer grado, L'isola dell'ingiustizia—Alcatraz, Lebenslang in Alcatraz, Meurtre a Alcatraz, Meurtre avec premeditation, Morderstwo pierwszego stopnia, O condenado de Alcatraz, and Overlagt mord), Warner Bros., 1995.

Professor Beckmore, Starry Night (also known as Noite estrelada), Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Nathan, Legend of the Phantom Rider (also known as Pelgidium Granger and Trigon: The Legend of Pelgidium), A-Mark Entertainment, c. 2002.

Sam, Off Track Betting (short film), 2003.

Dr. Greenson, Cover-Up '62, Golden Girl Productions, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

J. Powell Karbo, A.E.S. Hudson Street, ABC, 1978.

Professor Michael Woodard and Joshua Collins, Dark Shadows (also known as Dark Shadows Revival), NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Gannon, Captains and the Kings (also known as Capitanes y los reyes, Capitanes y reyes, Des Preis der Macht, and Koningen en paupers), NBC, 1976.

Niendorf, Beggarman, Thief, NBC, 1979.

Real estate agent, The Winds of War (also known as Der Feuersturm, Krigets vindar, Le souffle de la guerre, Soden tuulet, and Vientos de guerra), ABC, 1983.

Trenor Park, Dream West (also known as Das Abenteuerliche Leben des John Charles Fremont and Der Grosse Traum), CBS, 1986.

Judge Watts, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carmedly, This Is the West That Was, NBC, 1974.

Al Davis, Return to Earth, ABC, 1976.

General Mordecai Gur, Victory at Entebbe (also known as La lunga notte di Entebbe, Segern vid Entebbe, Unternehmen Entebbe, Victoire a Entebbe, Victoria en Entebbe, and Voitto Entebbessae), ABC, 1976.

Michael Curtiz, My Wicked, Wicked WaysThe Legend of Errol Flynn (also known as Die Errol-Flynn-Legende, Errol Flynn—Hollywoodin paha poika, Hela mitt syndiga liv, and Mes 400 coups: la legende d'Errol Flynn), CBS, 1985.

Otto Wilshke, Incident at Dark River (also known as Dark River—A Father's Revenge and The Smell of Money), TNT, 1989.

Mr. Spizey, Empty Cradle (also known as Le berceau vide, Madre a cualquier precio, Obsessao maternal, Tyhjae kehto, and Wiegenlied des Schreckens), ABC, 1993.

Albert Osborn, Sr., Crime of the Century (also known as Le crime du siecle), HBO, 1996.

Zuckerman, The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Third Hassidim, "The Dybbuk," The Play of the Week, syndicated, 1960.

"Particular Men," Playhouse New York, WNET (PBS affiliate), 1972.

Mikhail Skrobotov, "Enemies," Great Performances, PBS, 1974.

Orgon, Tartuffe, PBS, 1978.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"October Story," Goodyear Playhouse (also known as Goodyear Television Playhouse), NBC, 1951.

"The Dusty Drawer," Goodyear Playhouse (also known as Goodyear Television Playhouse), NBC, 1952.

Attendant, Mister Peepers, NBC, c. 1952.

"Adapt or Die," The Philco Television Playhouse (also known as Arena Theatre, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, and Repertory Theatre), NBC, 1954.

Julien, "The Liberation of Paris (August 25, 1944)," You Are There, CBS, 1955.

Goldstein, "Walk down the Hill," Studio One (also known as Studio One Summer Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One, and Westinghouse Summer Theatre), CBS, 1957.

"Small Take," Brenner, CBS, 1959.

"Jimmy Hines," The Witness, CBS, 1960.

Dolan, "The Best Defense," The Defenders, CBS, 1961.

Cooker, "The Pea," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

Sheriff, "Just Married," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1962.

Gil Kellerman, "The Charlie Argos Story," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963.

Graff Erlich, "Point of Entry," Stoney Burke, ABC, 1963.

Jack Morgan, "End of an Image," Empire (also known as Big G and Redigo), NBC, 1963.

Sergeant Boyles, "Diagnosis: Danger," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963.

Willie Kovar, "Ship's Doctor," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1963.

"Run, Little Man, Run," Arrest and Trial, ABC, 1963.

Mark Douglas, "Gunfighter, R.I.P.," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1966.

Orville Winters, "The Witness: Part I," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1969.

Grady, "The Iron Butterfly," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1971.

"The Siege," Nichols (also known as James Garner and James Garner as Nichols), NBC, 1971.

Muller, "Shadow Soldiers," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1972.

"Run, Lincoln, Run," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1973.

McBurney and Kai Tong, "The Cenotaph: Parts 1 & 2," Kung Fu, ABC, 1974.

Herr Mueller, "The Old Diamond Games," Switch, CBS, 1975.

Arthur Fingal Solkin, "Vendetta," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976.

Hart, "The Hundred Thousand Ruble Rumble," Switch, CBS, 1976.

Keller, "Power Failure," Barney Miller, ABC, 1976.

Mitchell, "The Parting Shot," City of Angels, NBC, 1976.

Monty Logan, "The Last Phantom," Holmes and Yo-Yo (also known as Holmes and Yoyo), ABC, 1976.

Nagel, "The Serbian Connection," Serpico, NBC, 1976.

"Homicide Is a Fine Art," Jigsaw John, NBC, 1976.

"Open Season," Baretta, ABC, 1977.

Sawyer, "Creature from beyond the Door," Lucan, ABC, 1978.

"Kidnapping: Part 1," Barney Miller, ABC, 1978.

Ben Masters, "The Dove Hunt," Dallas (also known as Oil), CBS, 1979.

Dr. Joseph Burlson, "The DNA Story," Barney Miller, ABC, 1979.

Maximillian, "The Inventor/On the Other Side," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979.

Mr. Buchanan, "Deep Shock," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1980.

Colonel Ditka, "Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye," M*A*S*H (also known as MASH), CBS, 1981.

Colonel Ditka, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H (also known as MASH), CBS, 1981.

Lupton, "Paternity," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981.

Charlie Wilson and Otto Rottermeyer, "Stolen Tears," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1982.

Karpov, "It's All Downhill from Here," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982.

Allan West, "Mission: Incredible: Parts 1, 2 & 3," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1983.

Elijah Croon, "The Ape Boy," Tales of the Gold Monkey (also known as Tales of the Golden Monkey), ABC, 1983.

Felix Schneiderman, "A Steele at Any Price," Remington Steele, NBC, 1983.

Heinrich von Schlauser, "Raiders of the Lost Sub," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Monty, "On the Run," Matt Houston, ABC, 1984.

Sam Giannini, "Lord of the Valley," Falcon Crest (also known as The Vintage Years), CBS, 1984.

Carl, "Breakdown," Alfred Hitchcock Presents (also known as Alfred Hitchcock esittaeae, Alfred Hitchcock presenta, Alfred Hitchcock presente, and Alfred Hitchcock zeigt), NBC, 1985.

Koulermous, "The Reckoning," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1986.

Russian diplomat, "Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Dr. Cornwall, "Witness for the Defense," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

"The Black Ship," Werewolf (also known as La malediction du loup-garou), Fox, 1987.

Dr. Leo Krebs, "Victims of Circumstance," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1989.

Mr. Anawalt, "Don't Paint Your Chickens," Cheers, NBC, 1989.

Otto Freik, "The Confidence Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), ABC, 1990.

Sideshow owner, "Lower Berth," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1990.

Dr. Hal Moseley, "A Matter of Time," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991.

Professor Truwald, "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down," Knots Landing, CBS, 1992.

Judge Brudister (some sources cite role as Judge Brewster), "Save the Mule," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Congressperson Leon Beckwith, "Collateral Damage," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Daniel, "Of Past Regret and Future Fear," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1998.

(As Steven Gierasch) Charles Reed, "Faces," Brimstone (also known as Brimstone: el pacto and Le damne), Fox, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Nate Tishman, Kate McShane, CBS, 1975.

Robert F. Powell (district attorney), Hazard's People, CBS, 1976.

Axel Kalb, Stunts Unlimited, ABC, 1980.

Chef, Gabe and Walker, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Sidney Gelson, The Million Dollar Face, NBC, 1981.

Sam Purdy, Big Bend Country, CBS, 1981.

Klaus, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989.

Professor Michael Woodard, Dark Shadows (also known as Dark Shadows Revival), NBC, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Dexter and understudy, Kiss and Tell, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1943.

Get Away, Old Man, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1943.

Third legionnaire, Snafu, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1944, Biltmore Theatre, 1945.

Newsboy, Billion Dollar Baby (musical), Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1945-46.

Soldier, Montserrat, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1949.

Marty, Night Music, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, New York City, 1951.

Micah, The Scarecrow, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1953.

Sanathanaka, The Little Clay Cart, Theatre de Lys, 1953.

Valentin and Sidi, Maya, Theatre de Lys, 1953.

The drunk, Mardi Gras, Locust Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1954.

Smith, The Threepenny Opera (musical theatre), Theatre de Lys, 1955.

Matvai, A Month in the Country, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1956.

Postmaster, Purple Dust, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, beginning 1956.

Max Steiner, Compulsion, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1957-58.

The guard, Deathwatch, Theatre East, New York City, 1958.

Tommy Owens, The Shadow of a Gunman, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1958-59.

Herr Zeller, The Sound of Music (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1959-62, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1962-63.

Patch Keegan, Little Moon of Alban, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Jimmy Beales, Roots, Mayfair Theatre, New York City, beginning 1961.

Gus, The Collection (produced as part of a double-bill with The Dumbwaiter), Cherry Lane Theatre, 1962.

Leon Hallett, Isle of Children, Cort Theatre, 1962.

Kenneth O'Keefe, The Ginger Man, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, beginning 1963.

Jacobson, The Deputy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Pantagleize, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1965.

Saint Joan, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1965.

The Tempest, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1965.

The Time of Your Life, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1965.

Under Milk Wood, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1965.

The Glass Menagerie, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1966.

Henry IV, Part I, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1966.

Mother Courage, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 1966.

Saint Joan, Trinity Square Playhouse, Providence, RI, 1966.

Pierre, War and Peace, APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Ah! Wilderness, Trinity Square Playhouse, 1967, then Circle in the Square, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1969-70.

Duke of York, Richard II, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1968.

Holofernes, Love's Labour's Lost, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1968.

Jacques, As You Like It, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1968.

Enrico IV, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1968.

Zelo Shimansky (Pa), Seven Days of Mourning, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1969-70.

Perowne, AC/DC, Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn, New York City, 1971.

Arsenic and Old Lace, Circle in the Square, Ford's Theatre, 1971.

Hamlet, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1972.

Clegg, Owners, Mercer-Shaw Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Moke, Nellie Toole & Co., Theatre Four, New York City, 1973.

Harry Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Circle in the Square, Joseph E. Levine Theatre, New York City, 1973-74.

Candy, Of Mice and Men, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1974-75.

Orgon, Tartuffe, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Semmelweiss, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater, Washington, DC, 1978.

The Man with the Flower in His Mouth, produced as part of a double-bill in A Special Evening, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1981-82.

Jack Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre, 1983-85, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1985-86.

Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Wharf Theatre, 1984-85.

Akbar, Nanawatai, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985-86.

Mr. Crampton, You Never Can Tell, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1986-87.

Earl of Gloucester, King Lear, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1987-88.

Sand and Stone, Sundays at the Itchey Foot, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1988-89.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1989-90.

Jacob Stern, Unexpected Tenderness, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.

Also appeared in other productions, including Bella Figura, A Hatful of Rain, and Old Tune.

Major Tours:

Phil Hogan, A Moon for the Misbegotten, 1969.