Warren Stevens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Warren Stevens

Warren Stevens (left) Richard Anderson (center) Earl Holliman (right) in 2006.
Born Warren Albert Stevens
November 2, 1919(1919-11-02)
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 27, 2012(2012-03-27) (aged 92)
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung disease
Nationality American
Alma mater The Actor's Studio
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–2007
Spouse Susan Tucker Huntington
(1942 – ?; divorced),
Barbara French
(1969 – ?; divorced)
Children With Huntington:
1,
Withh French:
2

Warren Albert Stevens (November 2, 1919 – March 27, 2012) was an American stage, movie, and television actor.[1]

Early Life[change | edit source]

Stevens was born on November 2, 1919 in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He studied how to act at the Actor's Studio in New York City.

Career[change | edit source]

Stevens began his acting career after being in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during World War II. He trained at The Actor's Studio in New York. He was noticed on Broadway in the late 1940s. Then he was offered a Hollywood contract at 20th Century Fox.

His first Broadway role was in The Life of Galileo (1947).[2] His first movie role followed in The Frogmen (1951). As a young studio contract player, Stevens had little choice in the jobs he took. He was in movies that included Phone Call from a Stranger (1952), Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952), and Gorilla at Large (1954). His most memorable movie role was probably that of "Doc" Ostrow in the science fiction movie Forbidden Planet (1956). He also had a supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Stevens was married to Susan Tucker Huntington from 1942 until they divorced. Then he was married to Barbara Finch from 1969 until they divorced. He had one child with Huntington and two with French. He lived in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California with his family.

Death[change | edit source]

Stevens died on March 27, 2012, in his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California from a lung disease. He was survived by three of his children.[3]

Television[change | edit source]

Year TV Series Role Episode
1962 The Twilight Zone   Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe   "Dead Man's Shoes"  
1965 Bonanza   Paul Mandel   "The Ballerina"  
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.   Capt. Dennis Jenks   "The Children's Day Affair"  
1966 The Rat Patrol   Sgt. Frank Griffin   "The Do or Die Raid"  
1967 Bonanza   Count Alexis   "The Prince"  
1968 Star Trek   Rojan   "By Any Other Name"  
1968 Bonanza   Sam Bragan   "The Trackers"  
1971 Adam-12   Officer Art McCall   "The Dinosaur"  

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Warren Stevens, Busy Character Actor, Dies at 92" New York Times, 30 March 2012 [1]
  2. http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=1806
  3. Rest in Peace: Warren Stevens

Other websites[change | edit source]