Warren Stevens


Stunt Coordinator
Warren Stevens

About

Birth Place
Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
November 02, 1919
Died
March 27, 2012
Cause of Death
Respiratory Failure

Biography

Warren Stevens's reputation is forever secured with fans of science fiction. He played the chief medical officer of the spaceship C57D, under the command of Leslie Nielsen's J.J. Adams, in the iconic film "Forbidden Planet"--an outer-space remake of "The Tempest" and one of the best-loved films of its kind from the 1950s. In subsequent years, Stevens was also immortalized in TV sci-fi by...

Notes

He has received the Bronze Star, the Navy Cross and three Purple Hearts for service in Vietnam.

Biography

Warren Stevens's reputation is forever secured with fans of science fiction. He played the chief medical officer of the spaceship C57D, under the command of Leslie Nielsen's J.J. Adams, in the iconic film "Forbidden Planet"--an outer-space remake of "The Tempest" and one of the best-loved films of its kind from the 1950s. In subsequent years, Stevens was also immortalized in TV sci-fi by literally stepping into a gangster's shoes in "The Twilight Zone" and playing a creature from the Andromeda galaxy who took over the Starship Enterprise in an episode of "Star Trek." This represents only a tiny fraction of his output as an actor. He appeared on Broadway in 1948 in the play "Sundown Beach," directed by Eliza Kazan, and, in his debut film, "The Frogmen," he worked with Richard Widmark. But many of Stevens's early movie roles were undistinguished (e.g., his turn as a detective in "Gorilla at Large"). However, he did appear with Humphrey Bogart in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic "The Barefoot Contessa" and with Lana Turner and John Forsythe in the remake of "Madame X." After decades in the business, Stevens also built up a hefty repertoire on TV; he took a break during the '90s, but returned for a few roles in the following years, notably on a 2006 episode of the medical drama "ER." Stevens died in 2012, with more than 160 screen credits to his name.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Eagle's Law (1991)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Fugitive X: Innocent Target (1997)
Maloney
Viper (1994)
Ponytail
Guardian Angel (1994)
Leprechaun 2 (1994)
The Chill Factor (1988)
Stroker Ace (1983)
A Taste of Sin (1981)
Client
High Ice (1980)
Master Sergeant Lomax
The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978)
The Student Body (1976)
The Sweet Ride (1968)
Brady Caswell
Madigan (1968)
Ben Williams
An American Dream (1966)
Johnny Dell
Madame X (1966)
Michael Spalding
Gunpoint (1966)
Nate Harlan
Cyborg 2087 (1966)
Dr. Zeller
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963)
Swing
Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock (1962)
Jess Dollard
Belle Sommers (1962)
Lew Burton
Intent to Kill (1959)
Finch
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Lou Fraden
Hot Spell (1958)
Wyatt Mitchell
The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
Rudi Franklin
Man or Gun (1958)
Mike Ferris
On the Threshold of Space (1956)
Capt. Mike Bentley
The Price of Fear (1956)
Frankie Edare
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Lt. "Doc" Ostrow
Accused of Murder (1956)
Stan Wilbo
The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)
Linc Jackman
Black Tuesday (1955)
Joey Stewart
Duel on the Mississippi (1955)
Hugo Marat
Women's Prison (1955)
Glen Burton
Robbers' Roost (1955)
Smokey Joe
Gorilla at Large (1954)
Mack
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Kirk Edwards
The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
Lawrence
Shark River (1953)
Clay Webley
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Druggist
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
Marty Nelson
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
Steve Burgess
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
McCauley
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952)
George Burrows
Follow the Sun (1951)
Announcer
The Frogmen (1951)
Hoeges
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Reporter

Stunts (Feature Film)

A Taste of Sin (1981)
Stunt Coordinator

Cast (Special)

The Return of Captain Nemo (1978)
Hamilton Miller

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Rebels (1979)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Deadline-U.S.A. (1952) - Open, You Got Elected! Opening credits and a vignette of corruption featuring Martin Gabel (as gangster "Rienzi") from ex-newsman Richard Brooks' newspaper drama Deadline-U.S.A., 1952, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ethel Barrymore.
Forbidden Planet (1956) - This Planetary Force Aging linguist Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) is explaining the death of his wife and everyone else from his original mission to Commander Adams (Leslie Neilsen) and colleagues (Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly) when his knockout daughter Alta (Anne Francis) appears, in Forbidden Planet, 1956.
Barefoot Contessa, The (1954) - We Came To Madrid The nightclub in Madrid, in which writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz refuses to show "Maria" (Ava Gardner), features Enzo Staiola (from "The Bicycle Thief") then resumes Harry (Humphrey Bogart) in narration, from The Barefoot Contessa, 1954.
Barefoot Contessa, The (1954) - Two Dozen Nobodies Back at the funeral, Dawes (Humphrey Bogart) standing by, narration by Oscar (Edmond O'Brien) begins, covering the launch of Maria (Ava Gardner) on the world stage, in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa, 1954.
Forbidden Planet - Face Of The Gorgon Stupendous sets by Arthur Lonergan as Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) gives Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and "Doc" (Warren Stevens) a tour of the "Krell" machinery, ending with a Greek myth reference, in Forbidden Planet, 1956.
Forbidden Planet (1956) - The Conquest And Colonization The animation, score and narration suggesting a landmark in Hollywood science fiction narrative and production values, the opening of Forbidden Planet, 1956, from MGM, with support from Disney animators, starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot.
Forbidden Planet - Blood And Fire And Thunder Disney animators loaned to MGM for this display of the "planetary force" facing Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and crew, and awakening Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and daughter Altaira (Anne Francis) in Forbidden Planet, 1956.
Forbidden Planet (1956) - Welcome To Altair Four Space Cruiser C57D lands on Altair Four, Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen), Doc (Warren Stevens) and Farman (Jack Kelly) among crew observing when Robby The Robot (voice by Marvin Miller) zips by offering a ride to meet survivors of the last human visit, in Forbidden Planet, 1956.

Bibliography

Notes

He has received the Bronze Star, the Navy Cross and three Purple Hearts for service in Vietnam.