Joseph Stern

Joseph Stern (born September 3, 1940) is an American television, film and theater producer and actor.[1]

Joseph Stern
Born (1940-09-03) September 3, 1940 (age 79)
OccupationTV Producer, actor, theatrical producer
Years active1967-present

Life and careerEdit

Stern, who was born in Los Angeles, graduated from Fairfax High School and UCLA[2]. Aiming to become a professional Shakespearean actor, Stern auditioned at Joe Papp's Public Theatre and was hired there in his first paid acting job.[2]

As an actor, Stern played the role of Larry Hale on the CBS soap opera Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing from 1969 to 1971. During the 1970s, he made some guest appearances on TV series' including The Rockford Files, M*A*S*H, Kojak, Family, The Feather and Father Gang and Hart to Hart.

Stern is best known for producing such films and television series as Law & Order, Cagney & Lacey, Judging Amy, Dad and No Man's Land. In all, he has produced over 250 episodes of television, as well as numerous long form specials and films. He has had several overall deals and has worked for four studios and six networks. His development for them amounted to over twenty pilot scripts, eleven of which were shot and six that have made it to series.[2]

Stern is also the founder of The Matrix Theatre Company.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1972 The Irish Whiskey Rebellion Heydt
1974 The Lords of Flatbush Eddie The Drug Store Clerk
1980 Hero at Large Assistant Director


  1. ^ "Joseph Stern". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ a b c d Julio Martinez. "Stern's Multi-Culti Look for All My Sons at the Matrix". LA Stage Times. Retrieved 2012-01-24.

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