Stanley DeSantis

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Stanley DeSantis
BornJuly 6, 1953
Roslyn, New York, U.S.
💀DiedAugust 9, 2005(2005-08-09) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.August 9, 2005(2005-08-09) (aged 52)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1978–2005

Stanley DeSantis (July 6, 1953 – August 9, 2005) was an American actor and businessman.

DeSantis was raised on Long Island.[1]

He appeared in several motion pictures, including The Aviator, in which he portrayed Louis B. Mayer. He also made many television appearances.

When not acting, DeSantis owned and managed a clothing-and-memorabilia business,[2][3][4] Passing 4 Sane, and a novelty soap company, Bubbletown, both of which were primarily involved in licensed characters.

According to his death notice in The Advocate, DeSantis was openly gay.[5] DeSantis died of cardiac arrest in 2005.[6] His death was noted in a dedication for the season two finale of Entourage, in which he guest starred in three episodes.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • The Paper Chase (1978–1979, TV Series) as Gagarian, a law student[7]
  • Fame (1982, TV Series) as The Director
  • Black Moon Rising (1986) as The Mover
  • Moonlighting (1989, TV Series) as Desk Clerk
  • ALF (1990, TV Series) as Minister
  • Vital Signs (1990) as Loan Officer
  • Taking Care of Business (1990) as Airport Car Rental Man
  • thirtysomething (1991, TV Series) as Ad Person
  • Caged Fear (1991) as Mr. O Daniels
  • Candyman (1992) as Dr. Burke
  • Doppelganger (1993) as Richard Wolf
  • Tales of the City (1993, TV Mini-Series) as Norman Neal Williams
  • My So-Called Life (1994, 3 episodes: "Pilot", "Guns and Gossip," "The Substitute") as Mr. Demitri / Social Studies Teacher
  • Ed Wood (1994) as Mr. Feldman
  • The Birdcage (1996) as TV Man in Van
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) as Mario
  • The Fan (1996) as Stoney
  • Early Edition (1996, TV Series) as Howard Phillips
  • Fools Rush In (1997) as Judd Marshall
  • NYPD Blue (1997, TV Series) as Dr. Herbert Wentzel
  • Clockwatchers (1997) as Art
  • Boogie Nights (1997) as Buck's Manager
  • After the Game (1997) as Frank Bertini
  • Bulworth (1998) as Manny Liebowitz
  • Rush Hour (1998) as FBI Gate Guard #1
  • Heartwood (1998) as Gerry Talbot
  • Tracey Takes On... (1998–1999, TV Series) as Bobby / Albert Pittman
  • Stark Raving Mad (1999, TV Series) as Jonathan Dalton
  • Lansky (1999, TV Movie) as Arnold Rothstein
  • Head Over Heels (2001) as Alfredo
  • See Jane Run (2001)
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) as New Man's Customer
  • Human Nature (2001) as Doctor
  • I Am Sam (2001) as Robert
  • Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) as Tuchman
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004, TV Series) as Stanley
  • The Aviator (2004) as Louis B. Mayer
  • Entourage (2004–2005, TV Series) as Scott Wick
  • Six Feet Under (2005, TV Series) as Peter Burns
  • Something New (2006) as Jack Pino (final film role)


  1. Logan, Dan (December 1987). Designed Stanley DeSantis Knows His Business. Orange Coast Magazine. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. "Bad Times Better for Wear". Daily News. 1992-03-16. p. 40. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  3. "Trends with a Capital T". Chicago Tribune. 1987-11-04. p. 99. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  4. "Accepting Roles That Fit to a T". The Los Angeles Times. 1994-06-09. p. 204. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  5. The Advocate. Here Publishing. 2005-10-11. Search this book on Logo.png
  6. "Stanley DeSantis". Variety. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2021-02-13. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. The Paper Chase, Season 1, Episode 16: "A Matter of Anger" (YouTube)

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