|Lewis J. Stadlen|
|Born||March 7, 1947|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Mary MacLeod (ex)|
|Children||Diana Stadlen Taylor, Peter Stadlen|
Born in Brooklyn, New York to voice actor Allen Swift, Stadlen studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler. He made his Broadway debut as Groucho Marx in the musical comedy Minnie's Boys in 1970. Other noted broadway roles include Senex in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Banjo in a revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner, Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and Dr. Pangloss in the 1973 production of Candide. He has been nominated for 3 Tony awards over the years.
The Time of Your Life was revived on March 17, 1972 at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles where Stadlen, Henry Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Thompson, Strother Martin, Gloria Grahame, Jane Alexander, Richard X. Slattery and Pepper Martin were among the cast with Edwin Sherin directing.
His autobiography, Acting Foolish, was published by Bear Manor in 2009.
On television, Stadlen had a regular role in the first season of Benson as John Taylor, Governor Gatling's chief of staff, before being replaced in the second season by René Auberjonois, who assumed the role of Clayton Endicott, Taylor's replacement as chief of staff, on the series. He also has appeared in Law & Order and The Sopranos.
Stadlen was married to Broadway singer and dancer and actress Mary MacLeod.