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Richard W. "Dick" Stahl
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1932
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 2006
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Richard was an American actor who mostly appeared in film and TV comedies.
Born in Detroit,stahl did magic tricks as a boy and as a performer at age 15 he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. In the 1950s, he was appearing in Off-Broadway productions, where he met his wife to be Kathryn Ish in 1959. In the 1960s, he relocated to San Francisco and became a member of an improvisational comedy group, The Committee.
Some of Stahl's best known film credits include Five Easy Pieces, High Anxiety, 9 to 5 and Ghosts of Mississippi. He also appeared in many TV comedies such as Laverne & Shirley, The Odd Couple (nine episodes, never playing the same role twice), Barney Miller, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Golden Girls and Night Court. In the 80's he was also a regular on the sitcom It's a Living.
Stahl died aged 74 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Health Center in Los Angeles, after a 10 year struggle against Parkinson's disease.

One really funny actor!

FILM HISTORY:

1999 The Other Sister
Train Ticket Seller

1997-1998 The Tom Show (TV series)
Vice Principal Koontz
– The Centerfold (1998) … Vice Principal Koontz
– Kenlon's New Clothes (1997) … Vice Principal Koontz

1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Judge Hendrick

1996 Hudson Street (TV series)
Mr. Spoon
– The Retreat (1996) … Mr. Spoon

1995 The American President
Rumson Staffer

1995 First Time Out (TV series)
Mr. Kagan
– Every Pot Has Its Cover (1995) … Mr. Kagan

1995 Platypus Man (TV series)
Priest
– 9 1/2 Days (1995) … Priest

1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV series)
Preacher
– A Very Fatal Funeral (1994) … Preacher

1994 Married with Children (TV series)
Shoemaker
– Shoeway to Heaven (1994) … Shoemaker

1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV series)
Arch-Bishop
– The House of Luthor (1994) … Arch-Bishop

1992-1994 Empty Nest (TV series)
Fred Dietz / Bellman
– Love a la Mode (1994) … Fred Dietz
– The Fracas in Vegas (1993) … Bellman
– The Unimportance of Being Charley (1992) … Fred Dietz

1993 Living Single (TV series)
Judge Richard Patterson
– Full Court Press (1993) … Judge Richard Patterson

1991 The Golden Girls (TV series)
Don
– That's for Me to Know (1991) … Don

1991 Hi Honey - I'm Dead (TV movie)

1991 L.A. Story
Bank Executive

1990-1991 Good Grief (TV series)
Chief Boom Boom / District Attorney
– The Big Bang Theory (1991) … District Attorney
– Cub Scouts and Horses & Whiskers on Kittens (1990) … Chief Boom Boom

1990 A Family for Joe (TV series)
Dr. Belkin
– Nick's Heart (1990) … Dr. Belkin

1984-1989 Night Court (TV series)
Doctor Peter Green / Uncle Floyd
– Attack of the Mac Snacks (1989) … Uncle Floyd
– Santa Goes Downtown (1984) … Doctor Peter Green

1985-1989 It's a Living (TV series)
Howard Miller
– The Sonny and Dot Show (1989) … Howard Miller
– A Very Special It's a Living (1989) … Howard Miller
– Matchmaker, Matchmaker (1989) … Howard Miller
– My Little Red Book (1989) … Howard Miller
– The Dark at the Top of the Top (1989) … Howard Miller
See all 93 episodes »

1987 Overboard
Hospital Psychiatrist (Elk Cove)

1986 Comedy Factory (TV series)
Waiter
– Hearts of Steel (1986) … Waiter

1986 You Again? (TV series)
Mr. Wilson
– Small Change (1986) … Mr. Wilson

1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)
Rev. Matthews
– If a Body Meet a Body (1986) … Rev. Matthews

1986 Simon & Simon (TV series)
Lecturer
– For the People (1986) … Lecturer

1984-1985 Newhart (TV series)
Len / Waiter
– What Makes Dick Run (1985) … Len
– You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hires You (1985) … Len
– Kirk Pops the Question (1984) … Waiter

1985 Highway to Heaven (TV series)
Mr. Fisk
– The Banker and the Bum (1985) … Mr. Fisk

1985 Who's the Boss? (TV series)
Mr. McKenna
– Protecting the President (1985) … Mr. McKenna

1985 Family Ties (TV series)
Stu Devin
– Auntie Up (1985) … Stu Devin

1984 The Flamingo Kid
Charlie Cooper

1984 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV series)
Barrett
– Supply and Demand (1984) … Barrett

1984 The Facts of Life (TV series)
Drunk
– The Summer of '84 (1984) … Drunk

1984 Hill Street Blues (TV series)
James Thaddeus
– Nichols from Heaven (1984) … James Thaddeus

1983 Private School
Mr. Flugel

1982-1983 Love, Sidney (TV series)
Rabbi Sugarman
– Sidney's Bar Mitzvah (1983) … Rabbi Sugarman
– Laurie's First Date, A.D. (1982)

1983 Tin Man
Tyson

1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV series)
Mr. Sanborn
– From the Waldorf to Astoria (1982) … Mr. Sanborn

1976-1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV series)
Clerk / Marshall Stewart in flashbacks / Mr. Marshall Stewart / …
– The Mummy's Bride (1982) … The Chaplain
– The Right to Light (1980) … Clerk
– Anniversary Show (1977) … Marshall Stewart in flashbacks
– The Society Party (1976) … Mr. Marshall Stewart

1975-1982 Barney Miller (TV series)
Gross, Man from Seigals / Lund / Philip Owens
– Obituary (1982) … Lund
– The Indian (1979) … Philip Owens
– Snow Job (1975) … Gross, Man from Seigals

1981 Under the Rainbow
Lester Hudson

1981 All Night Long
Pharmacist

1980-1981 House Calls (TV series)
– Bombing Out (1981)
– Beast of Kensington (1980)

1980 Nine to Five
Meade

1980 Flo (TV series)
Mayor Bascombe
– So Long, Shorty (1980) … Mayor Bascombe

1980 Goodtime Girls (TV series)
General Culpepper
– Loretta's Dilemma (1980) … General Culpepper

1980 Benson (TV series)
Miles Gordon
– Bugging the Governor (1980) … Miles Gordon

1979 The Last Resort (TV series)
Doctor
– A Very Little Romance (1979) … Doctor

1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV series)
Casey
– Buttercup, Birdie, and Buried Bucks (1979) … Casey

1979 Struck by Lightning (TV series)
Walt Calvin
– The Movie (1979) … Walt Calvin
– Toot, Toot, Tutor, Goodbye (1979) … Walt Calvin
– Pilot (1979) … Walt Calvin

1979 Turnabout (TV series)
Jack Overmeyer
– Statutory Theft (1979) … Jack Overmeyer
– Till Dad Do Us Part (1979) … Jack Overmeyer
– Cry Me a Touchdown (1979) … Jack Overmeyer
– Penny's Old Boyfriend (1979) … Jack Overmeyer
– Pilot (1979) … Jack Overmeyer

1979 What's Happening!! (TV series)
Doctor
– Food Poisoning (1979) … Doctor

1979 Soap (TV series)
Officer Hickey
– Episode #2.14 (1979) … Officer Hickey

1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series)
Wayne R. Coe
– Pilot: Part 2 (1978) … Wayne R. Coe

1978 Apple Pie (TV series)
FBI Man
– Fast Eddie Slows Down (1978) … FBI Man

1978 Cindy (TV movie)
Recruiter (uncredited)

1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV series)
Pete
– Adios, Mr. Chips (1978) … Pete

1978 James at 16 (TV series)
Mr. Oberlander
– Unrequited Love... Twice (1978) … Mr. Oberlander

1977 High Anxiety
Dr. Baxter

1974-1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV series)
Bellboy / Mel
– A Day in the Life (1977) … Mel
– The Separation Story (1974) … Bellboy

1977 Szysznyk (TV series)
Sgt. Lewis
– North by Northeast (1977) … Sgt. Lewis

1977 Good Against Evil (TV movie)
Brown

1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV series)
Medical Examiner
– Men Who Love Women (1977) … Medical Examiner

1977 Blansky's Beauties (TV series)
Everett
– Anthony Falls in Love (1977) … Everett

1977 The Death of Richie (TV movie)
Arthur Edmunds

1976 McMillan & Wife (TV series)
Desk Clerk
– All Bets Off (1976) … Desk Clerk

1976 Doc (TV series)
Nagle
– The Westside Clinic and Deli (1976) … Nagle

1976 The Nancy Walker Show (TV series)
Nick
– The Babysitter (1976) … Nick

1976 The Love Boat (TV movie)
Danny DiMarco, the Lounge Performer

1976 Father O Father (TV movie)
Parishioner

1975-1976 Harry O (TV series)
Dr. Samuelson / Pathologist
– Death Certificate (1976) … Dr. Samuelson
– The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) … Dr. Samuelson
– APB Harry Orwell (1975) … Pathologist
– Tender Killing Care (1975) … Dr. Samuelson

1976 Happy Days (TV series)
Van Alden
– Fonzie the Salesman (1976) … Van Alden

1975 On the Rocks (TV series)
Doctor
– The Great Escape (1975) … Doctor

1975 The Rookies (TV series)
Quinlan
– A Time to Mourn (1975) … Quinlan

1975 Hearts of the West
Barber

1975 That's My Mama (TV series)
A.C. Barr
– The Ambulance Chaser (1975) … A.C. Barr

1975 Maude (TV series)
Ray Moser
– The Telethon (1975) … Ray Moser

1970-1974 The Odd Couple (TV series)
Minister / Brother Ralph / Buck / …
– Oscar in Love (1974) … Minister
– The Frog (1974) … Buck
– Cleanliness is Next to Impossible (1974) … Dr. Bates
– That Is the Army Mrs. Madison (1973) … Justice of the Peace
– The Odd Monks (1972) … Brother Ralph
See all 9 episodes »

1974 Good Times (TV series)
Judge Daniels
– The Gang: Part 2 (1974) … Judge Daniels

1974 The Boys (TV movie)
Dr. Ferguson

1974 Honky Tonk (TV movie)
Mr. Arnold

1971-1974 All in the Family (TV series)
Clarence V. Marshall / Doctor
– Archie Eats and Runs (1974) … Doctor
– Archie's Aching Back (1971) … Clarence V. Marshall

1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV series)
Richard 'Dick' Estabrook
– Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest (1974) … Richard 'Dick' Estabrook

1972-1973 Columbo (TV series)
Ballistics Man / Burton / Mr. Fremont
– Double Exposure (1973) … Ballistics Man
– Lovely But Lethal (1973) … Burton (as Dick Stahl)
– The Most Crucial Game (1972) … Mr. Fremont

1973 Shaft (TV series)
Father
– The Kidnapping (1973) … Father

1973 Lisa, Bright and Dark (TV movie)
John Fickett

1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV series)
Wendell
– The Bare Truth Hurts (1973) … Wendell

1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV movie)
Dentist

1973 Griff (TV series)
– Death by Prescription (1973)

1973 The Daring Dobermans
Winston

1973 Terminal Island
TV Anchorman

1973 Savage (TV movie)
Photographer

1972 Dirty Little Billy
Earl Lovitt

1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV series)
2nd Engineer / Dr. Ralph Grady
– Is This Operation Necessary? (1972) … Dr. Ralph Grady
– Short Flight to a Distant Star (1972) … 2nd Engineer (as Dick Stahl)

1972 Search (TV series)
Dr. Behrens
– The Murrow Disappearance (1972) … Dr. Behrens

1972 Fuzz
Vagrant

1972 Beware! The Blob
Edward Fazio

1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Airport Security Guard (uncredited)

1970-1972 Bonanza (TV series)
Howard Fiber / Snedaker
– A Visit to Upright (1972) … Snedaker
– The Big Jackpot (1970) … Howard Fiber

1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
Army Doctor (uncredited)

1972 Arnie (TV series)
Charles
– Now You Take Teddy Roosevelt (1972) … Charles

1972 Nichols (TV series)
Doc
– Fight of the Century (1972) … Doc
– Wings of an Angel (1972) … Doc

1972 Love, American Style (TV series)
The Policeman (segment "Love and the Bathtub")
– Love and the Advice Column/Love and the Bathtub/Love and the Fullback/Love and the Guru/Love and the Physical (1972) … The Policeman (segment "Love and the Bathtub")

1972 The Partridge Family (TV series)
Fenster
– Fellini, Bergman, and Partridge (1972) … Fenster (as Dick Stahl)

1971 Funny Face (TV series)
Neil
– A Star Is Born on a Stretcher (1971) … Neil

1971 Thief (TV movie)
Bob Rifleman

1971 Summertree
Man in Conservatory

1971 Billy Jack
Council Chairman

1970 The Student Nurses
Dr. Warshaw

1970 Five Easy Pieces
Recording Engineer

1969-1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV series)
2nd Man / Jewelry Salesman / Mandrake
– Child's Play (1970) … Mandrake (as Dick Stahl)
– Nobody Ever Kills Dragons Anymore (1969) … Jewelry Salesman
– The Ghost and Mr. Monroe (1969) … 2nd Man

1970 ¡Qué hacer!
Martin Scott Bradford

1969 That Girl (TV series)
Director
– Hearing Today, Gone Tomorrow (1969) … Director

1967 Funnyman
Zach, Comic Salesman

1967 Sheriff Who (TV movie)
Whittler (as Dick Stahl)

1966 Hey, Landlord (TV series)
Swacky
– The Daring Duo vs. the Incredible Captain Kill (1966) … Swacky 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Bernard Stahl (1892 - 1953)
  Charlotte Schobler Stahl (1909 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathryn Loetta Ish Stahl (1936 - 2007)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Unknown
 
Created by: PAPAWRAITH
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66088139
Richard W. Dick Stahl
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Richard W. Dick Stahl
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You are remembered..rest well
- LeeAnne
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014

- Frank R. Adamski
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