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
Actor
📆 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)

References[edit]

  1. Logan, Dan (December 1987). Designed Stanley DeSantis Knows His Business. Orange Coast Magazine. Search this book on Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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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