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Stephen Lee (November 11, 1955 – August 14, 2014) was an American actor from Englewood, New Jersey.

Stephen Lee
Born(1955-11-11)November 11, 1955
DiedAugust 14, 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materAvila College
Years active1981–2014


Early lifeEdit

Lee was born in Englewood, New Jersey. He was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied at Avila College.


Lee appeared in over 90 different television shows, including playing the role of the annoying cabinet installer on Seinfeld, a criminal informant in Nash Bridges, and a foreign diplomat on the 1980s television show Night Court (season 9, episode 3). He had parts in fourteen movies, including La Bamba, Dolls, WarGames, RoboCop 2, The Negotiator, and others. Lee also guest starred in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.[1]


On August 14, 2014, Lee died of a heart attack at the age of 58.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 WarGames Sgt. Schneider
1984 Purple Hearts Wizard
1984 Crimes of Passion Jerry
1987 Dolls Ralph Morris
1987 La Bamba Big Bopper
1988 Portrait of a White Marriage Frenchy Kandinsky
1988 Kid Safe: The Video Ernie
1990 RoboCop 2 Duffy
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum Gomez
1993 Prehysteria! Rico Sarno
1994 Who Do I Gotta Kill? Bobby Blitzer
1995 Black Scorpion Capt. Strickland
1996 Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Sergeant
1996 Black Scorpion II Capt. Strickland, 21 st Precinct
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond Leo Pilot
1998 The Negotiator Farley
2000 Lured Innocence Chuck
2010 Burlesque Dwight (final film role)


  1. ^ "Remembering Stephen Lee (1955-2014)". CBS Entertainment. August 29, 2014. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Dagan, Carmel (August 27, 2014). "Stephen Lee, Character Actor in 'Burlesque,' 'The Negotiator,' Dies at 58". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.

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