|Died||June 18, 2006 (aged 74)|
|Kathryn Ish (1959-2006) (his death) (2 children)|
Richard Stahl (January 4, 1932 - June 18, 2006) was an American actor who mostly appeared in film and TV comedies.
Born in Detroit, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. 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 (1970), The Student Nurses (1970), Billy Jack (1971), Beware! The Blob (1972), Dirty Little Billy (1972), High Anxiety (1977), 9 to 5 (1980), Tin Man (1983), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Overboard (1987), L.A. Story (1991), The American President (1995) and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).
He appeared in many TV situation comedies and in occasional dramas, including That Girl, The Partridge Family, Bonanza (2 roles), Love American Style, Columbo (3 roles), All in the Family (2 roles), Good Times, The Odd Couple (9 episodes, never playing the same role twice), Maude, The Rookies, Happy Days, Harry O (4 episodes, in 2 different roles), McMillan & Wife, The Bob Newhart Show (2 roles), WKRP in Cincinnati, Soap, Benson, Barney Miller (3 roles), Laverne & Shirley (3 roles), Hill Street Blues, The Facts of Life, Family Ties, Who's the Boss?, Highway to Heaven, Newhart (3 roles as 2 different characters), Simon & Simon, Night Court, Murder, She Wrote, Night Court (2 roles), Golden Girls, Empty Nest (3 roles), and Married... with Children.
|1967||Funnyman||Zach, Comic Salesman|
|1970||The Student Nurses||Dr. Warshaw|
|1970||Five Easy Pieces||Recording Engineer|
|1971||Billy Jack||Council Chairman|
|1971||Summertree||Man in Conservatory|
|1972||¡Qué hacer!||Martin Scott Bradford|
|1972||Beware! The Blob||Edward Fazio|
|1972||Every Little Crook and Nanny||Airport Security Guard||Uncredited|
|1972||Dirty Little Billy||Earl Lovitt|
|1973||Terminal Island||TV Anchorman|
|1973||The Daring Dobermans||Winston|
|1975||Hearts of the West||Barber|
|1977||High Anxiety||Dr. Baxter|
|1980||9 to 5||Meade|
|1981||All Night Long||Pharmacist|
|1981||Under the Rainbow||Lester Hudson|
|1983||Private School||Mr. Flugel|
|1984||The Flamingo Kid||Charlie Cooper|
|1987||Overboard||Elk Cove: Hospital Psychiatrist|
|1991||L.A. Story||Bank Executive|
|1995||The American President||Rumson Staffer|
|1996||Ghosts of Mississippi||Judge Hendrick|
|1999||The Other Sister||Train Ticket Seller||(final film role)|