Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

  • Born on
    • March 13th, 1908
  • Died on
    • February 17th, 1986
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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Acting (37 Credits)

2018The Other Side of the Wind as Matt Costello
2009Dead Like Me: Life After Death as Doctor
1982Tempest as Phillip's Father
1981S.O.B. as Harry Sandler
1978Revenge of the Pink Panther as Julio Scallini
1977Opening Night as David Samuels
1975The Day of the Locust as Helverston
1975Bite the Bullet
1971City Beneath the Sea as Barton
1970Carter's Army as Gen. Clark
1967In Cold Blood as Jensen
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as Questor
1963A Child Is Waiting as Goodman
1958King Creole as Charlie LeGrand
1957Top Secret Affair as Phil Bentley
1955Kiss Me Deadly as Carl Evello
1955Hell on Frisco Bay as Joe Lye
1955The Cobweb as Dr. Otto Wolff
1953The Juggler as Detective Karni
1952Loan Shark as Lou Donelli
1952Carbine Williams as 'Dutch' Kruger
1952Deadline - U.S.A. as Harry Thompson
1952The Bad and the Beautiful as Syd Murphy
1952We're Not Married! as Attorney Stone
1950Appointment with Danger as Earl Boettiger
1950Walk Softly, Stranger as Whitey Lake
1950Edge of Doom as Mr. Craig
1949Champion as Tommy Haley
1949The Window as Joe Kellerson
1949Easy Living as Dave Argus
1949Twelve O'Clock High as Major "Doc" Kaiser (flight surgeon)
1948Berlin Express as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1943Government Girl as Branch Owens
1943Mr. Lucky as Zepp
1941Citizen Kane as Raymond
1941Johnny Eager as Julio
1937Ever Since Eve as Cocktail Customer (uncredited)

Himself (1 Credits)

1973F for Fake as Himself

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