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Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart (March 13, 1908 – February 17, 1986) was an American character actor known for his tough, guttural voice. He frequently portrayed villains and mobsters throughout his lengthy career. Born Paul Sternberg in New York City, Stewart graduated from Columbia University and made his Broadway theatre debut in the play Two Seconds in 1931. A few years later he met Orson Welles, who invited him to join the Mercury Theatre, where he participated in the notorious 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. He was a founding member of AFTRA. Sternberg's many screen credits include Citizen Kane, Twelve O'Clock High, Champion, Kiss Me Deadly, The Bad and the Beautiful, In Cold Blood, The Day of the Locust, S.O.B., and W.C. Fields and Me, in which he portrayed Florenz Ziegfeld. On television, he appeared in Playhouse 90, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Alcoa Theatre, Dr. Kildare, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, It Takes a Thief, Mannix, The Name of the Game, McMillan & Wife, Mission Impossible,The Rockford Files, Lou Grant, and Remington Steele, among many others. He also directed some television episodes, among them "Little Girl Lost", from the Twilight Zone. Stewart was married to big band singer/actress Peg La Centra from 1939 until his death from a heart attack in Los Angeles at age 77. He was characterized in the 1999 television movie RKO 281.

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Mar 13, 1908 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ever Since Eve 1937-07-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Other Side of the Wind 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of Brooklyn
Poster of S.O.B.
Poster of Twelve O'Clock High
Poster of Citizen Kane
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Matt Costello 2018-11-02
Movie Brooklyn City Hall Official 2015-10-20
Movie The Outlaw Michael Howe Drew 2013-12-01
Movie Starbuck Proprio boutique sport 2011-01-01
Movie Andy and Lena Andy 2011-10-20
Movie Dead Like Me: Life After Death Doctor 2009-02-17
Movie 5150 Elm's Way Psychiatre d'Anne 2009-10-09
Movie A No-Hit No-Run Summer Gene Mauch 2008-08-01
Movie Mesrine: Killer Instinct Ranger 2008-10-22
Movie Concert for Diana Himself 2007-07-01
Movie The Covenant School Doctor 2006-09-08
Movie Bon Cop Bad Cop Arbusto 2006-07-06
Movie A Different Loyalty Glen Tolland 2004-05-16
Movie The Blue Butterfly Police Officer 2004-02-20
Movie The Five of Us Agent CNLC 2004-08-27
Movie I Do (but I Don't) Hank Crandell 2004-09-13
Movie Bye-Child Chris 2003-10-28
Series Bliss Unknown 2002-03-21
Movie Brainscan Bob 1994-04-22
Movie Scanners III: The Takeover Steven Crandall 1992-01-31
Series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Unknown 1992-08-15
Movie A Cry in the Night Dr. Laurier 1992-09-17
Movie Black Robe Workman 1991-09-05
Movie Back Stab Don 1990-10-03
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Tempest Phillip's Father 1982-08-13
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie S.O.B. Harry Sandler 1981-07-01
Movie Power Vince Yanelli 1980-01-14
Movie The Pilot 2nd Mechanic 1980-01-01
Movie Revenge of the Pink Panther Julio Scallini 1978-01-08
Movie The Nativity Zacharias 1978-12-17
Series The Dain Curse The Old Man 1978-05-22
Movie Opening Night David Samuels 1977-12-22
Movie W.C. Fields and Me Florenz Ziegfeld 1976-03-31
Movie Bite the Bullet 1975-09-26
Movie Murph the Surf Avery 1975-06-11
Movie The Day of the Locust Helverston 1975-05-07
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series The Rockford Files Julius 'Buddy' Richards 1974-09-13
Movie F for Fake Himself 1973-09-01
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie Fabulous Trinity Charles 1972-11-09
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie LA 2017 Dr. Rubias 1971-01-15
Movie City Beneath the Sea Barton 1971-01-25
Series Columbo Clifford Paris 1971-09-15
Series McMillan & Wife Unknown 1971-09-17
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Carter's Army Gen. Clark 1970-01-27
Movie How to Commit Marriage Willoughby 1969-07-07
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Mighty Mightor 1967-09-01
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor 1967-09-09
Movie In Cold Blood Jensen 1967-12-15
Series The Man Who Never Was 1966-09-07
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Questor 1965-02-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie A Child Is Waiting Goodman 1963-02-13
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Beyond All Limits Pendergrest 1959-07-08
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Series Deadline Narrator / Host 1959-09-17
Movie King Creole Charlie LeGrand 1958-07-02
Movie Top Secret Affair Phil Bentley 1957-01-30
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie The Wild Party Ben Davis 1956-12-21
Movie The Cobweb Dr. Otto Wolff 1955-06-07
Movie Chicago Syndicate Arnold 'Arnie' Valent 1955-07-01
Movie Kiss Me Deadly Carl Evello 1955-04-28
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Hell on Frisco Bay Joe Lye 1955-12-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Inner Sanctum Unknown 1954-01-09
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Prisoner of War Capt. Jack Hodges 1954-05-04
Movie The Juggler Detective Karni 1953-05-11
Movie The Joe Louis Story Tad McGeehan 1953-09-18
Movie Deadline - U.S.A. Harry Thompson 1952-03-14
Movie Carbine Williams 'Dutch' Kruger 1952-05-01
Movie Loan Shark Lou Donelli 1952-05-23
Movie The Bad and the Beautiful Syd Murphy 1952-12-25
Movie We're Not Married! Attorney Stone 1952-07-11
Movie Appointment with Danger Earl Boettiger 1950-04-07
Movie Edge of Doom Mr. Craig 1950-08-03
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Whitey Lake 1950-10-14
Movie The Window Joe Kellerson 1949-05-10
Movie Champion Tommy Haley 1949-04-09
Movie Illegal Entry Zack Richards 1949-06-01
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie Twelve O'Clock High Major "Doc" Kaiser (flight surgeon) 1949-12-21
Movie Easy Living Dave Argus 1949-10-08
Movie Berlin Express Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1948-05-01
Movie Mr. Lucky Zepp 1943-07-01
Movie Government Girl Branch Owens 1943-11-05
Movie The World at War Narrator (voice) 1942-09-18
Movie Citizen Kane Raymond 1941-04-17
Movie Johnny Eager Julio 1941-12-09
Movie Ever Since Eve Cocktail Customer (uncredited) 1937-07-15