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Daniel Stern is a Actor, Director, Producer and Thanks American born on 28 august 1957 at Bethesda (USA)

Daniel Stern

Daniel Stern
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Birth name Daniel Jacob Stern
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1957 (66 years) at Bethesda (USA)

Daniel Jacob Stern (born August 28, 1957) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films Breaking Away, C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers, the first two Home Alone films, where he played bandit Marv Merchants, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years.


Originaire de Bethesda, Maryland, Daniel Stern commence à jouer à l'âge de 17 ans. À la fin de ses études secondaires, il auditionna pour le Festival Shakespeare de Washington en cherchant un emploi en tant qu'ingénieur d'éclairage mais a fini par jouer un rôle dans A strolling player with a lute dans leur production de As you like it. Peu de temps après, il se rendit à New York où il prit quelques cours de théâtre et commença à assembler un portefeuille impressionnant de ces crédits off-Broadway comme Split, Frankie and Annie, La Mandrake, et The old glory. De plus, le réalisateur Peter Yates le titra comme l'un des meilleurs adolescents dans le film très acclamé Breaking Away. À la suite de Breaking Away, il est apparu dans Memories Stardust de Woody Allen, It's My Turn de Claudia Well et Honky Tonk Freeway de John Schlesinger avant de retourner à New York il joua dans la pièce de deux caractères How I got that story, qui l'a conduit à un succès critique et un rôle vedette dans Diner de Barry Levinson. Ainsi crédité dans les films I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can, Blue Thunder, Hannah and her sisters, The Boss's Wife, The Milagro Beanfield War, Born in East LA et D.O.A. En plus de prêter sa voix dans plusieurs téléséries, Stern réalise plusieurs épisodes de la comédie populaire de la télévision et acclamée par la critique, The Wonder Years.

Best films

Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
City Slickers (1991)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Blue Thunder (1983)
Breaking Away (1979)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2 films)
Raja Gosnell
Raja Gosnell
(4 films)
Bill Conti
Bill Conti
(3 films)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Daniel Stern (47 films)

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A Christmas Story 2, 1h25
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Braeden Lemasters, Daniel Stern, Stacey Travis, Valin Shinyei, Tiera Skovbye, Garry Chalk
Roles The Old Man
Rating33% 1.6863051.6863051.6863051.6863051.686305
The movie takes place in 1946, six years after the events in the first movie which took place in 1940, showing Ralphie as a teenager, almost 16, who only wants a used 1939 Mercury convertible for Christmas. He accidentally causes the car to roll back out of the used car lot and gently tap a light pole causing a plastic reindeer on the pole to loosen and fall through the convertible top, so he bands together with Flick and Schwartz to raise enough money to fix it before Christmas so that the car dealer won't have Ralphie thrown in jail.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Roles Meyer Fisk
Rating72% 3.648493.648493.648493.648493.64849
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
Battle of the Bulbs, 1h29
Directed by Harvey Frost
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Daniel Stern, Matt Frewer, Allison Hossack, Teryl Rothery, Emily Tennant, C. Ernst Harth
Roles Bob Wallace
Rating54% 2.703072.703072.703072.703072.70307
Le téléfilm relate l'affrontement de deux familles nord américaines, qui, au moment des fêtes de fin d'année, décident de gagner le prix de la meilleure décoration de leur maison. C'est une débauche de décoration, avec des rennes sur le toit et des lumières par centaines. On apprend pendant le téléfilm que les deux maris se connaissent depuis leur enfance et que c'est en fait un règlement de comptes à la suite d'une dispute d'adolescents.
Whip It
Whip It (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Drew Barrymore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Roller derby, Children's films
Actors Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis
Roles Earl Cavendar
Rating68% 3.4484753.4484753.4484753.4484753.448475
Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page) is a misfit in the small town of Bodeen, Texas, with no sense of direction in her life. Her mother, Brooke (Marcia Gay Harden), a former beauty queen, pushes her to enter beauty pageants despite her lack of interest. During a shopping trip to Austin with her mother, Bliss encounters three roller derby team members and finds herself intrigued by the sport in which teams and players are given pun names that highlight the violent aspect of the sport. Intrigued, she and her friend Pash attend a roller derby bout under the pretense of going to a football game, where they see the "Holy Rollers" defeat the "Hurl Scouts", a perennially unsuccessful derby team.
Otis (2008)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bostin Christopher, Ashley Johnson, Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollak, Jere Burns
Roles Will Lawson
Rating58% 2.947732.947732.947732.947732.94773
In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, beautiful young Riley Lawson goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, insufferable FBI Special Agent Hotchkiss takes charge of the case. But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis Broth, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. Fed up with the inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters – and justice – into their own hands.
Bachelor Party Vegas, 1h31
Genres Comedy
Actors Kal Penn, Donald Faison, Jonathan Bennett, Kathy Griffin, Diora Baird, Vincent Pastore
Rating46% 2.304682.304682.304682.304682.30468
Z-Bob (Penn), Ash (Faison), Eli (Himelstein), Johnny (Spiller) are a group of four guys who take their soon-to-be married best friend Nathan (Bennett) on a memorable trip to Las Vegas. In order to properly bid farewell to their best friend's life as a single man, they must send him out in style with an extravagant bachelor party in Sin City.
The Last Time, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, Amber Valletta, Daniel Stern, Alexis Cruz, Neal McDonough
Roles John
Rating59% 2.997742.997742.997742.997742.99774
Ted Ryker (Michael Keaton) is the top salesman in the New York office of business machine company Bineview. The corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is very intense, and the economy may be headed into a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a revolutionary new product is ready, probably within a few months. Some competitors may know something about this secret innovation, through industrial espionage, and fear its impact on the market.
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, 1h47
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Lynn Redgrave, Jared Harris, David Krumholtz, Peter Riegert
Roles L'invité de la soirée costumée
Rating67% 3.39253.39253.39253.39253.3925
The film stars Kenneth Branagh as Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. His latest play is in the hands of effeminate director Brian Sellars (David Krumholtz), who is obsessed with Petula Clark; his wife Melanie (Robin Wright Penn) is determined to have a baby; he finds himself bonding with a new neighbor's lonely young daughter (Suzi Hofrichter) who has mild cerebral palsy; and during one of his middle-of-the-night strolls, he encounters his oddball doppelgänger (Jared Harris) who claims to be Peter McGowan and develops a friendship of sorts with him.
Very Bad Things, 1h40
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films
Actors Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Leland Orser
Roles Adam Berkow
Rating62% 3.1498153.1498153.1498153.1498153.149815
In the midst of preparing for his wedding and desperate for a break from his "Bridezilla" fiancée Laura (Cameron Diaz), Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) organizes a bachelor party in a Las Vegas hotel with his best friends: Charles Moore (Leland Orser), Robert Boyd (Christian Slater), and brothers Adam and Michael Berkow (Daniel Stern and Jeremy Piven), spending the night with drinks, drugs and a stripper/prostitute, Tina (Kobe Tai). Things go awry when Michael gets drunk and pays Tina extra money for sex in the bathroom only to accidentally slam her against a wall and impale a towel hook through her head, killing her instantly. As the group argues over what to do -- Adam insisting that they call the police, Boyd adamant about burying Tina's body in the desert -- a security guard comes to investigate the noise and sees Tina's corpse in the bathroom. In desperation, Boyd stabs the guard to death and the group is forced to dismember the bodies before taking them to the desert for burial.
Celtic Pride, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald, Paul Guilfoyle
Roles Mike O'Hara
Rating53% 2.6506952.6506952.6506952.6506952.650695
Best friends for life, gym teacher Mike O'Hara (Daniel Stern) and plumber Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd) are united by their love of Boston and its sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics, who are playing their last season in the old Boston Garden. When the Celtics drop Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Utah Jazz, setting up a deciding Game 7 in Boston, Mike and Jimmy find themselves depressed and hopeless. On top of all this, Mike has moved back in with Jimmy after his wife Carol, fed up with his unhealthy obsession with the Celtics, left him and took their son Tommy with her. Jimmy and Mike stumble upon the Jazz's selfish, one-man-show shooting guard Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans) at a Boston nightclub. Hoping at first to get him drunk enough so he'll be hungover for Game 7, Mike and Jimmy pose as Utah fans. This however leads to them running into their idol Larry Bird (as himself), who scolds them for being what he thinks are "fair weather" fans. However, the pair get more than they bargained for when the next morning they end up kidnapping Scott after he wakes up at Jimmy's apartment. The two decide to hold Scott until after the game, reasoning that if they are going to prison, they might as well help the Celtics win in the meantime.
Bushwhacked, 1h30
Directed by Greg Beeman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Scoutisme, Children's films
Actors Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Anthony Heald, Brad Sullivan, Natalie West, Ann Dowd
Roles Max Grabelski
Rating55% 2.798442.798442.798442.798442.79844
Max Grabelski (Daniel Stern) is involved with delivering packages to a millionaire named Reinhart Bragden (Anthony Heald) for a $50 tip for each one. He shows up one night, delivering one at 10 PM instead of 10 AM (which the company he works for, Freedom Express, guarantees as the delivery time for all packages). Inside he finds a fire and Agent Palmer (Jon Polito) tries to arrest him for starting it and killing Bragden, but he grabs a gun and escapes. On the news, Palmer falsely names Grabelski as the suspect in Bragden's murder. He also claims that he was trying to take money that was scheduled to be taken out of circulation (which was being delivered to Bragden to be taken care of).
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, 1h51
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig, Noble Willingham
Roles Phil Berquist
Rating55% 2.797642.797642.797642.797642.79764
A year after the events of the first film, Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) is a much happier and livelier man, having moved out of the city and become station manager at the New York radio station where he works, where he has employed his best friend, Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern). However, he is being plagued with nightmares about his deceased friend, Curly, and comes to believe that he may still be alive. On his 40th birthday, Mitch sees a man resembling Curly on the train, which does nothing to placate his worries, and later finds a treasure map belonging to Lincoln Washburn hidden in Curly's old hat, albeit with a missing corner. Mitch and Phil investigate the contents of the map in the public library and learn that Lincoln Washburn, Curly's father, was a train robber in the Old West and in 1908 infamously stole and hid one million dollars in gold bullion in the deserts near Las Vegas. With an impending trip to Las Vegas for a convention, Mitch decides to venture out to find the gold (which would now be worth twenty million) along with Phil and his estranged younger brother, Glen (Jon Lovitz).
Rookie of the Year, 1h44
Directed by Daniel Stern
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Neil Flynn, Daniel Stern, Amy Morton
Roles Phil Brickma
Rating61% 3.0505053.0505053.0505053.0505053.050505
Henry Rowengartner (Nicholas), 12-year-old Little Leaguer, has dreams of playing in the major leagues. One day, Henry breaks his arm trying to catch a fly ball (he slips on another ball that is lying on the ground) and has to wrap it in a cast. Once the arm is healed, the doctor removes the cast and discovers Henry's tendons have healed "a little too tight," thus enabling Henry to cock his arm back and fire it forward with incredible force.