Stefan Gierasch

Stefan Gierasch (February 5, 1926 – September 6, 2014) was an American film and television actor.

Stefan Gierasch
Born(1926-02-05)February 5, 1926
DiedSeptember 6, 2014(2014-09-06) (aged 88)
Years active1951-2009


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).[1]

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.[1]


Gierasch died from a stroke in 2014 at the age of 88.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Stefan Gierasch on IMDb
  2. Obituary,; accessed September 12, 2014.

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