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Donald Stark (born July 5, 1954) is an American actor known for his role as Bob Pinciotti on the Fox Network sitcom That '70s Show for all eight seasons (1998–2006) and fictional Los Angeles Devils owner Oscar Kinkade in VH1's Hit the Floor.

Don Stark
Born Donald Stark
(1954-07-05) July 5, 1954 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963–present


Personal lifeEdit

Stark was born in New York City and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, California, in 1972. While there, in addition to playing football he won leading roles in the theater arts department, portraying John in Dark of the Moon, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and, in an award-winning Shakespeare Festival scene, the title role in Othello.

Stark's father, Nate Stark (1924–1978), was the manager Wilson's House of Suede. He was known for his dry sense of humor, once saying, "Life is a s**t sandwich and everyday you have to take another bite". Don's mother, Harriet (1926–1993), was a homemaker, and a doting "Jewish mother".


Stark has an extensive background in dancing, bodybuilding and martial arts. Don is probably best recognized as Bob Pinciotti, the bumbling father of Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon) on the FOX sitcom That '70s Show.

His film career includes roles in movies such as Switchblade Sisters (1975), Tilt (1979), Evilspeak (1981), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and The Couch Trip (1988), and he also had a small role as a clerk in the 1988 Comedy film Feds in a hunting store. He has also been a guest on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and had a small role in the Star Trek film Star Trek: First Contact.

He had a small role in an episode of Supernatural as a victim of a ghost that had been summoned by ritual to murder. He also guest starred on Viper, Disney Channel's Cory in the House, Stargate SG-1 and CSI.

He had a supporting role in the 1996 television series, Time Cop. In addition, he appeared in iCarly's movie: iGo to Japan as Freight Dog, the pilot who flies the gang over to Tokyo, Japan.

Stark also appeared in the first episode of the 1987 TV series Beauty and the Beast as one of the attackers who puts Linda Hamilton's character "Catherine" in Central Park where the beast, or "Vincent", played by Ron Perlman, finds her and helps her, which begins the series. He appeared as David in the film My Name is Jerry. He appeared as the Prime Minister of Russia in the episode of Cory in the House, "Air Force One Too Many". He is now currently playing the boss, Stan, in the web series Corey & Lucas For the Win.

One of his more recent appearances was as a mobster in the episode of Castle, "Murder He Wrote". He also had a small, uncredited role as a principal in Anger Management, "Charlie Lets Kate Take Charge". Stark plays the role of Oscar Kincade in the television series Hit the Floor. He played Uncle Frank in the 2015 film Hello, My Name Is Doris. Played Judge Talbertson in the 2017 Scorpion episode, "Who Let the Dog Out ('Cause Now It's Stuck In a Cistern')".

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