|General Actor Information|
|Born:||January 4, 1932|
|Birthplace||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died||June 18, 2006(aged 74)|
|Death Location||Woodland Hills, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Kathryn Ish (1959-2006) (his death) (2 children)|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|"Attack of the Mac Snacks" (Season 7)|
|Appears as:||Uncle Floyd|
Richard Stahl (January 4, 1932 – June 18, 2006) made a guest appearance on Night Court as Uncle Floyd, Christine's penny penching uncle, in the episode "Attack of the Mac Snacks" in Season 7. Richard was a character actor who mostly appeared in film and TV comedies.
Born and raised in Detroit, Richard studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In the 1950s, he was appearing in Off-Broadway productions, where he met his wife to be Kathryn Ish in 1959. In the 1960s, he relocated to San Francisco and became a member of an improvisational comedy group, The Committee.
Some of Stahl's best known film credits include Five Easy Pieces, High Anxiety, 9 to 5 and Ghosts of Mississippi. He also appeared in many TV situation comedies such as All in the Family, Laverne & Shirley, The Partridge Family, The Odd Couple (nine episodes, never playing the same role twice), Married With Children, Empty Nest, Newhart, The Facts of Life, Love American Style, Barney Miller, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Golden Girls, Soap and Night Court. In the 1980s he was also a regular on the sitcom It's a Living (with Gail Edwards, who appeared in the same episode as he, as prosecutor Tracy Knight), and starred in his own short-lived comedy series Turnabout (1979).
Stahl died aged 74 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Health Center in Los Angeles, after a 10 year struggle against Parkinson's disease.
Stahl's wife, actress Kathryn Ish, died of cancer in Santa Barbara, CA, on December 31, 2007.
- ↑ "Actress Kathryn Ish dies at age 71 after battle with cancer", Associated Press, International Herald Tribune, 2008-01-10. Retrieved on 2008-01-10.
- Richard Stahl at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- New York Times: Richard Stahl, Film and Television Actor, 74, Is Dead