Harold J. Stone

About Harold J. Stone

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day: March 03, 1913
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States
Resting place: Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1939–1986
Spouse(s): Joan (m. ?–1960) (her death) (2 children) Miriam (m. 1960–2005)(his death) (1 child)

Harold J. Stone

Harold J. Stone was born on March 03, 1913 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Actor, Soundtrack. Never a big name but always a reliable staple on TV crime shows during the 1960s and 1970s, Harold J. Stone usually was seen in a strong, unsympathetic vein -- an unyielding father or husband, corrupt businessman, menacing crime figure, etc. A sober-looking gent with a block jaw, Romanesque-styled nose and steely gray-black hair, he was also prone to playing ethnic types of varying origins.Born Harold Jacob Hochstein in New York City on March 3, 1913, the scion of a Jewish acting family who established themselves in the Yiddish theater, Stone started on stage with his father as a child. He once entertained a career in medicine, attaining a BA degree at the University of Buffalo Medical School, but acting proved too strong a desire. After initially finding work in radio, Stone made his Broadway bow with "The World We Make" (1939), which led to other productions such as "Morning Star" (1940) and "A Bell for Adano" (1944). His early work in New York on stage and TV eventually paved the way to a modest character career in movies and a move to Hollywood.In the 1950s Stone began to provide a minor, shady presence in such "A" films as Humphrey Bogart's The Harder They Fall (1956), Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956), the Rocky Graziano biopic Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), the ultimate gladiator spectacle Spartacus (1960) and the gangster epic The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) in which he played Chicago mobster Frank Nitti. He also played a no-nonsense foil to good friend Jerry Lewis in a few of his wacky 60s comedies. None of these, however, did much to improve his standing. Television, on the other hand, became a strong and steady medium for Stone, and he became a fixture in hundreds of police dramas including _"77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I)_, Naked City (1958), The Untouchables (1959), Mannix (1967), Mission: Impossible (1966), The Rockford Files (1974) and Kojak (1973). He was once Emmy-nominated for a dramatic guest role.Left a widower by his first wife Joan in 1960, by whom he had two children, he continued to work primarily on episodic TV into the mid-1980s before retiring and settling down with his second wife Miriam (from 1962), who bore him another child. He died in Woodland Hills, California at age 92.
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As per our current Database, Harold J. Stone has been died on November 18, 2005(2005-11-18) (aged 92)\nWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S..

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When Harold J. Stone die, Harold J. Stone was 92 years old.

Popular As Harold J. Stone
Occupation Actor
Age 92 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 03, 1913 ( New York City, New York, United States)
Birthday March 03
Town/City  New York City, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Stone began his career on Broadway in 1939 and appeared in five plays in the next six years, including One Touch of Venus and Stalag 17. His other Broadway credits include Morning Star (1939), A Bell for Adano (1944), S.S. Glencairn (1947), Abraham Cochrane (1963), Charley's Aunt (1970), and Ring Around the Bathtub (1971).


Stone made his motion picture debut in the Alan Ladd film noir classic The Blue Dahlia (1946). In 1949, he co-starred on the short-lived live television sitcom The Hartmans. He then went on to work in small but memorable roles in such films as The Harder They Fall (1956) with Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), The Garment Jungle (1957), The Invisible Boy (1957), Spartacus (1960), The Chapman Report (1962), X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes (1963), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Girl Happy (1965), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, as Frank Nitti), The Big Mouth (1967), The Seven Minutes (1971), Mitchell (1975), and Hardly Working (1980).


Stone made more than 150 guest appearances on numerous shows dating from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including but not limited to the following: U.S. Marshal, Stagecoach West (the 1960 episode "Red Sand" with Dean Jones), The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Cimarron City, The Restless Gun, The Alaskans, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Sugarfoot, The Islanders, The Tall Man, The Roaring 20's, Empire, I Spy, The Virginian, The Untouchables, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Mr. Novak, The Twilight Zone, Route 66, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Big Valley, Trackdown (3 episodes), Going My Way, Gilligan's Island, Hogan's Heroes, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, Get Smart, Griff, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Charlie's Angels.


On January 14, 1958, he played the brutal Rafe Larkin, "The Last Comanchero," in the ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Cheyenne, with Clint Walker in the title role. In the storyline, Larkin is captured in the New Mexico Territory and has been jailed by Cheyenne Bodie, acting as a marshal, to await trial for the murder of a couple and the burning of their ranch house. Edd Byrnes plays Benji Danton, the son of the slain couple whose girlfriend is being held hostage by Larkin's only surviving son. The key to resolution of the story is illuminating material left by an itinerant Photographer seeking to capture the spirit of the Old West.


Although Stone went on to perform secondary roles in a number of films, he became a recognizable face to television viewers. He played Handyman in the comedy The Hartmans, Jake Goldberg in the drama The Goldbergs, and Lieutenant Hauser in the drama The Walter Winchell File. In 1959, he co-starred as a principal investigator in the syndicated series Grand Jury.x


Stone was married twice. His first wife, Jean, died in 1960. He and his second wife separated in 1964. He had two sons and one daughter.


In the 1961–1962 season, Stone appeared three times in Stephen McNally's ABC crime drama Target: The Corruptors!. In 1963, he appeared with Marsha Hunt in the ABC medical drama Breaking Point in an episode which was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing. In September 1964, he appeared in the Western series, Bonanza ("The Hostage"). Also in 1964, Stone appeared in Daniel Boone starring Fess Parker (in the episode entitled "The Fluellen Family" as Greenbriar).


In 1964, Stone was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in CBS's The Nurses.


In 1969-1970, Stone portrayed Hamilton Greeley in the NBC comedy series My World and Welcome to It. He played Sam Steinberg on the 1972-1973 CBS comedy Bridget Loves Bernie, and had the role of Charlie on the CBS comedy Joe and Sons (1975-1976).

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