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Encyclopedia > Daniel Stern (actor)
Daniel Stern
Born August 28, 1957 (1957-08-28) (age 49)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
Notable roles Marvin "Marv" Merchants in Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Phil Burquist in City Slickers, City Slickers II
Narrator/Adult Kevin in The Wonder Years
Richard Lymongood (aka JAFO) in Blue Thunder

Daniel Stern (born August 28, 1957), is an American television and film actor. August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated Census-Designated Place in Montgomery County, Maryland (see Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland). ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... City Slickers II: The Legend of Curlys Gold (1994) is a comedy directed by Paul Weiland. ... The Wonder Years was an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ... For other uses, see Blue Thunder (disambiguation). ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...


Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Stern applied for a job as a lighting engineer for a Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C., but was hired as a walk-on. After taking acting lessons, Stern began his acting career on and off Broadway, including a performance at Second Stage Theatre with actor Bob Gunton. When Stern was a child, he reportedly stole a bottle of Barton's Vodka from his father, and then successfully stole a 1973 Ford Falcon, which began as Stern wrote in his autobiography, "My hazardous road to crime." Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Second Stage Theatre // Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. ... Bob Gunton (born November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor who is known for his role as the evil Warden Norton in the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption. ...


In 1979, he made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh's proof of the snake lemma in the film It's My Turn. For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. ... In mathematics, particularly homological algebra, the snake lemma, a statement valid in every Abelian category, is the crucial tool used to construct the long exact sequences that are ubiquitous in homological algebra and its applications, for instance in algebraic topology. ...


His breakthrough role as an actor came in Barry Levinson's Diner, another film role he is remembered for is the 1983 action film Blue Thunder as J.A.F.O., also known as Officer Richard Lymangood. He was the original choice to play Biff Tannen in the 1985 film, Back to the Future, but he turned the role down. Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... Diner (1982) is a film written and directed by Barry Levinson which along with Avalon, Tin Men, and Liberty Heights constitutes his series of Baltimore films. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Blue Thunder (disambiguation). ... Biff Tannen is a fictional character, the main villain in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played in the three films and the ride, and voiced in the animated series by Thomas F. Wilson. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Back to the Future is a 1985 science fiction/comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale and Zemeckis. ...


However, Stern is often more remembered for playing bumbling but lovable idiots, such as Phil from the City Slickers movies and Marv from the first two Home Alone movies. Many consider his role as Marv to a be break through for his career. He is also noted for providing the voice of the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage. Stern and Savage were also featured together in Little Monsters. City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... For other uses, see Television (disambiguation). ... The Wonder Years was an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ... Savage in The Wonder Years, 1988 Frederick Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an American actor and television director. ... Fred Savage (Brian), Daniel Stern (Glen), Margaret Whitton (Holly) Rick Ducommun (Snik), Howie Mandel (Maurice) William Murray Weiss (Todd), Savage (Brian), Amber Baretto (Kiersten) Little Monsters is a 1989 comedy-drama film starring Fred Savage as Brian, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie...


Stern provided the voice for the main character of the Dilbert animated series, based on the comic strip by Scott Adams. He also tried his hand at directing through several episodes of The Wonder Years and the movie Rookie of the Year. Title Scene Intro The Gruntmaster 6000 Scene From Episode 3 Dilbert is an animated television series spin-off of the comic strip of the same name. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several business commentaries, social satires, and experimental philosophy books. ... Rookie of the Year is a 1993 movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ...


His best friends include Billy Crystal and Joe Pesci, his co-stars from City Slickers and Home Alone, respectively. Billy Crystal (born Israel William Krisstalsterne on March 14, 1947 in Long Beach, New York) is a Jewish American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. ... Joseph Eliot Pesci (born February 9, 1943), best known as Joe Pesci, is an American Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer who is often typecast as a violent mobster, grouchy funnyman, or both. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ...


Filmography

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Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. ... Celtic Pride (1996) is a comedy directed by Tom DeCerchio. ... Bushwhacked (1995) is a movie starring Daniel Stern (as Max Grabelski), Brad Sullivan (as Jack Erickson), Corey Carrier (as Ralph) and other actors. ... seaQuest DSV was an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. OBannon. ... Rookie of the Year is a 1993 movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... The Simpsons Season 2 DVD. The Simpsons 2nd season (October 1990 - May 1991) began on October 11, 1990. ... Three Men and a Comic Book is the 21st episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... My Blue Heaven is a 1990 film starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. ... The prestigious Coupe de Ville name (sometimes written Coupe Deville or Coupe DeVille) entered the Cadillac line in 1949 on the new pillarless hardtop coupe bodystyle. ... Leviathan (1989) is a sci-fi film, following a line of movies like Alien (1979) and The Thing (1982), involving a hideous creature that stalks and kills a group of people in a sealed environment. ... The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, about the plight of the indigenous population in a small New Mexico community. ... The Wonder Years was an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ... DOA has several meanings; did you mean: Dead on arrival D.O.A. (1950 movie) D.O.A. (punk band) Dead or Alive (video game series) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Born in East L.A. is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Cheech Marin, formerly of the Cheech and Chong comedy team. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ... Hometown is the name of several places in the United States: Hometown, Illinois Hometown, Pennsylvania Hometown, West Virginia There is also a Homestown, Missouri Hometown is also a generic term for the city or town in which someone grew up. ... The Ratings Games is a 1984 comedy film directed by Danny deVito and produced by David Jablin. ... Opening Title Card Frankenweenie (1984) is one of Tim Burtons earlier films, a parody of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. ... For other uses, see CHUD. 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Stardust Memories is a film written and directed by Woody Allen which was released in 1980; Allen considers this to be one of his best films in addition to The Purple Rose of Cairo. ... A Small Circle of Friends is a film released in 1980 by MGM starring Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker, and Shelley Long. ... Starting Over is a 1979 film which tells the story of a recently divorced man (Burt Reynolds) who is torn between his new girlfriend (Jill Clayburgh) and his ex-wife (Candice Bergen). ... Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. ...

Trivia

  • His friends call him "Marv" because his character's name was Marv in Home Alone and Home Alone 2.[citation needed]
  • His brother is television writer David M. Stern.
  • He was offered to reprise his role of Marv Murchens in the fourth and final Home Alone movie, but turned it down because he felt the role was "too insulting" for him.
  • He was featured breaking the fourth wall in an issue of MAD Magazine which spoofed Home Alone. In this lampoon, as he is breaking into the house, he tells Joe Pesci he is humiliated.

Stern: "We ought to be ashamed of ourselves!"
Pesci: "Why, because we are criminals breaking into somebody's house?"
Stern: "No, because we are fine actors taking such embarassing roles!"
Pesci: "I see your point of view! People expected we knew better after seeing my performance in Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Casino, and yours in Diner (film), Breaking Away, and the voice of the adult Kevin on The Wonder Years!" Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... DVD cover Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... David M. Stern is an american television writer. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Harvey Kurtzmans cover for the first issue of the comic book Mad Mad is an American humor magazine founded by publisher William Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1952. ... Raging Bull is a 1980 film directed by Martin Scorsese, and written by Paul Schrader, and Mardik Martin. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Casino is a 1995 movie directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling. ... Diner (1982) is a film written and directed by Barry Levinson which along with Avalon, Tin Men, and Liberty Heights constitutes his series of Baltimore films. ... Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. ... The Wonder Years was an Emmy Award winning television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ...


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Daniel Stern (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (213 words)
Daniel Stern (born August 28, 1957 in Bethesda, Maryland), is an American television and film actor.
Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Stern applied for a job as a lighting engineer for a Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C., but was hired as a walk-on.
His breakthrough role as an actor came in Barry Levinson's Diner, another film role he is remembered for is the 1983 action film Blue Thunder as J.A.F.O., a.k.a.
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