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Stefan Gierasch (February 5, 1926 – September 6, 2014) was an American film and television actor.
|Died||September 6, 2014 (aged 88)|
Gierasch made over 100 screen appearances, mostly in American television, beginning in 1951. In the mid-1960s, he performed with the Trinity Square Players in Providence, Rhode Island. He appeared in dozens of films including in The Hustler (1961), The Traveling Executioner (1970), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), What's Up Doc? (1972), High Plains Drifter (1973), Carrie (1976), Silver Streak (1976), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Blue Sunshine (1977), The Champ (1979), Blood Beach (1980) and Perfect (1985).
In 1994 he appeared in the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito film Junior as Edward Sawyer, and in 1995's Murder in the First as Warden James Humson. Gierasch made many TV appearances, as in "Kung Fu", Starsky & Hutch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and ER.
Gierasch died from a stroke in 2014 at the age of 88.
- The Young Don't Cry (1957) - Billy
- That Kind of Woman (1959) - Soldier (uncredited)
- The Hustler (1961) - Preacher
- The Traveling Executioner (1970) - Willy Herzallerliebst
- What's Up Doc? (1972) - Fritz
- Jeremiah Johnson (1972) - Del Gue
- The New Centurions (1972) - Landlord
- High Plains Drifter (1973) - Mayor Jason Hobart
- Claudine (1974) - Sanitation Foreman
- Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) - Sgt. Danaher
- The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976) - Hotel Clerk
- Carrie (1976) - Mr. Morton
- Silver Streak (1976) - Professor Schreiner & Johnson
- Victory at Entebbe (1976) - General Mordecai Gur
- Blue Sunshine (1977) - Lt. Jennings
- The Champ (1979) - Charlie Goodman
- Blood Beach (1980) - Dr. Dimitrios
- Perfect (1985) - Charlie
- The Rosary Murders (1987) - Trupiano
- Spellbinder (1988) - Edgar DeWitt
- Megaville (1990) - Dr. Vogel
- Mistress (1992) - Stuart Stratland, Sr.
- Jack the Bear (1993) - Father-in-Law
- Dave (1993) - House Majority Leader
- Junior (1994) - Edward Sawyer
- Murder in the First (1995) - Warden James Humson
- Starry Night (1999) - Professor Beckmore
- Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) - Nathan
- The Hunter's Moon (2009) - The Sage (final film role)
- Stefan Gierasch on IMDb
- Stefan Gierasch at the Internet Broadway Database
- Stefan Gierasch at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Stefan Gierasch at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection
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