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Also Known As: Fisher Stevens (Super Harp), Steven Fisher Died:
Born: November 27, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, producer, director

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Prolific young actor of the NY stage who has also amassed a number of credits in films and TV since the early 1980s. Stevens has performed in more than 20 NY stage productions including 544 performances in Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," both on and off Broadway. He also co-founded and served as artistic director for Naked Angels, a NYC-based theater company.Stevens' somewhat less than classic good looks have tended to land him roles playing weaselly or nerdy characters in films and TV. He had a charming bit part as a subway card trickster in John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet" and a substantial supporting role as a friend of cabana boy Matt Dillon in "Flamingo Kid" (both 1984). Stevens had his most widespread exposure playing East Indian scientist Ben Jahrvi, inventor of the lovable Number Five robot, in "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Short Circuit 2" (1988). His subsequent film credits included "Reversal of Fortune" (1990), playing a sleazy drug dealer, "Mystery Date" (1991), as an angry florist, and "Only You" (1994), as the nerdy roofer husband of Bonnie Hunt.Stevens tried his hand at a TV series with the short-lived "Key West" (Fox, 1993), a quirky comedy/drama series in which...

Prolific young actor of the NY stage who has also amassed a number of credits in films and TV since the early 1980s. Stevens has performed in more than 20 NY stage productions including 544 performances in Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," both on and off Broadway. He also co-founded and served as artistic director for Naked Angels, a NYC-based theater company.

Stevens' somewhat less than classic good looks have tended to land him roles playing weaselly or nerdy characters in films and TV. He had a charming bit part as a subway card trickster in John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet" and a substantial supporting role as a friend of cabana boy Matt Dillon in "Flamingo Kid" (both 1984). Stevens had his most widespread exposure playing East Indian scientist Ben Jahrvi, inventor of the lovable Number Five robot, in "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Short Circuit 2" (1988). His subsequent film credits included "Reversal of Fortune" (1990), playing a sleazy drug dealer, "Mystery Date" (1991), as an angry florist, and "Only You" (1994), as the nerdy roofer husband of Bonnie Hunt.

Stevens tried his hand at a TV series with the short-lived "Key West" (Fox, 1993), a quirky comedy/drama series in which he played a down on his luck lottery winner forced to work as a reporter for a Florida newspaper. In 1996, he returned to series TV in the supporting role of the slightly unscrupulous friend of a man who mysteriously receives the next day's newspaper.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Crazy Love (2007)
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  Just a Kiss (2001) Director
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  Phinehas (1996) Director
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  Call of the Wylie (1995) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Isle of Dogs (2018)
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 Hail Caesar (2016)
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 United Passions (2015)
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 Henry's Crime (2011)
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 Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
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 Rising Stars (2010)
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 Swing State (2008)
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 Awake (2007)
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1986:
Cast as scientist Ben Jabituya in "Short Circuit"
2001:
Co-starred in CBS TV movie "Jenifer," about Jennifer Estess, a founder of NYC theater troupe Naked Angels who contracted ALS
2002:
Made feature film directorial debut with digitally-shot live action/animation "Just a Kiss"
2009:
Produced Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove"
2000:
Produced festival-screened "Sam the Man"
2002:
Returned to NYC stage as co-star of "The Underpants," Steve Martin's adaptation of Carl Sternheim's farce performed at Classic Stage Company
2002:
Served as executive producer on "Swimfan"
1993:
Debut as TV series regular, "Key West" (Fox)
1995:
Directed one-act play as part of Act One '95 sponsored by Showtime
1981:
Feature debut, "The Burning"
1984:
Made TV debut on CBS Schoolbreak Special "Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations"
1977:
Made professional stage debut at age 14 in NYC musical production of "A Christmas Carol" (date approximate)
1982:
Succeeded Matthew Broderick as David in off-Broadway production of "Torch Song Trilogy"
1997:
Co-founded GreeneStreet Films
1988:
Reprised role for sequel "Short Circuit 2"
2001:
Was a producer on biopic " PiƱero"; also made cameo in film
1996:
Co-starred on CBS series "Early Edition"; was regular from 1996-98; character made recurring on third season at actor's request
2006:
Co-starred with Matt Dillon in "Factotum," based on novel by cult author Charles Bukowski
1984:
Co-starred with Matt Dillon in "The Flamingo Kid," a comedy directed by Garry Marshall
2005:
Co-starred with Shannyn Sossamon in "Undiscovered"
1999:
Made cameo as a recording executive in "The Tic Code" (released theatrically in 2000)
1976:
Moved from Chicago to NYC at age 13 (date approximate)
2007:
Produced and co-directed documentary "Crazy Love," about troubled relationship between NYC attorney Burt Pugach and his ten-years-younger girlfriend Linda Riss
2001:
Served as executive producer of mockumentary "Lisa Picard Is Famous"
2012:
Helmed crime comedy "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken
2012:
Executive produced biographical "Woody Allen: A Documentary"
1986:
Co-founded Naked Angels Theater Company
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Education

New York University: New York, New York -

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companion:
Michelle Pfeiffer. Actor. Met in 1989 when they co-starred in NYC production of "Twelfth Night"; no longer together.

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