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Lewis J. Stadlen

Lewis J. Stadlen

Highest Rated: 94% Between the Lines (1977)

Lowest Rated: 14% Windy City (1984)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1947

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn-born actor Lewis J. Stadlen is the son of prolific voice actor Allen Swift, but has established a storied career in his own right, having built a reputation on stage and screen. As a young man, Stadlen trained under such acting technique stalwarts as Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler, before joining a touring company of "Fiddler on the Roof." He honed his craft on the road and landed on Broadway in 1969 in the musical comedy "Minnie's Boys," in which he played famed comedian Groucho Marx. His performance here earned him not only a Drama Desk Award but also a Theatre World Award. Shortly thereafter, Stadlen made his film debut with a small role in "Portnoy's Complaint," which was based on the Philip Roth novel. While he has earned a number of roles in film and television, it is theater where he has gained the most recognition. In 1974 and 1996 Stadlen was honored with Tony Award nominations. In 2000, he co-starred with Nathan Lane and Jean Smart in the Roundabout Theater's revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a performance that was broadcast live on television. His portrayal of the cut-up character Banjo earned him a Drama Desk nod.

Highest rated movies

94% Between the Lines
93% Serpico 73% In & Out
63% The Impostors
55% To Be or Not to Be
33% Savages
14% Windy City



63% 73% The Impostors Bandleader (Character) $2.2M 1998
73% 52% In & Out Ed Kenrow (Character) $63.9M 1997
14% 80% Windy City Marty (Character) - 1984
55% 75% To Be or Not to Be Lupinsky (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup for One Allan's Father (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Line Potofski (Character) - 1981
94% 52% Between the Lines Stanley (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Sam Liebowitz (Character) - 1976
93% 88% Serpico Jerry Berman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 12% Portnoy's Complaint Mandel (Character) - 1972
33% 50% Savages Julian Branch (Character) - 1972


No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Danny (Guest Star) 1986 1989