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JAMES STACY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
James Stacy was born on December 23rd, 1936 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Maurice William Elias.  From a young age he had aspirations to pursue a career in acting and luckily, being born and raised in Los Angeles, helped to make his dream reality.
 
In 1957 he worked on his first film, "Sayonara" alongside Marlon Brando followed by small roles in the films, "South Pacific" (1958) and "Lafayette Escadrille" (1958).  Soon he was also appearing on a number of television series such as, "Shannon" (1962), "The Donna Reed Show" (1962), "Hazel" (1963) and his most well known role as a recurring character on, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1956-1964).
 
After the show came to an end he remained working in the industry in another recurring role on the western series, "Lancer" (1968) followed by guest appearances on such series as, "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason", "Medical Center", "Cimarron Strip", "Marcus Welby, M.D", "Hotel", "Cagney & Lacey" and "Highway to Heaven".
 
James married twice throughout his lifetime, first to actress and singer Connie Stevens in 1963 but by 1966 this marriage ended in divorce.  He then married, Kim Darby in 1968 and they had one child before this marriage also came to an end in 1969.  In 1973, he was in a motorcycle accident when a drunk driver struck his girlfriend, Claire Cox who was killed and he lost his left arm and leg.  However, he made a come back and was still able to make a living as an actor first starring alongside Lee Majors in a made for TV movie titled "Just a Little Inconvenience" (1977) portraying a wounded Vietnam War veteran relearing to snow ski sucessfully with his double amputee disability.   
 
He has not re-married and his last known role was in the television series in 1992, "The New WKRP in Cincinnati".  In 1995 he attempted suicide by drinking a pint of whiskey and then jumping of a 1200 foot cliff, but landed on a ledge only 45 feet below and was rescued.    
 
Then in 1996 he was sentenced to a six year prison term for molestation charges where he served at the California Institution for Men in Chino.  He is now out of prison and resides in Ventura, California completely retired from the industry. 

 
Filmography

1992   The New WKRP in Cincinnati 

1991   F/X2

1990   Matters of the Heart 

1990   Wiseguy

1987   Highway to Heaven 

1986   Cagney & Lacey 

1985   Hotel

1983   Something Wicked This Way Comes 

1983   Double Exposure 

1980   My Kidnapper, My Love 

1977   Just a Little Inconvenience 

1975   Posse 

1973   Ordeal 

1964-1973  Gunsmoke

1972   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1972   Marcus Welby, M.D.

1972   The Streets of San Francisco 

1972   Medical Center 

1972   Heat of Anger 

1972   Love, American Style 

1971   Paper Man 

1970   Men at Law 

1968-1970  Lancer

1969   Flareup 

1968   Cimarron Strip 

1968   Premiere 

1966   Combat!

1966   The Monroes

1966   Baby Makes Three 

1964-1966  Perry Mason

1965   Mister Roberts

1965   Winter A-Go-Go

1965   A Swingin' Summer 

1965   Like Father, Like Son 

1956-1964  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

1963   Hazel 

1963   Summer Magic 

1962   The Donna Reed Show 

1962   Cheyenne 

1962   Have Gun - Will Travel

1962   Shannon

1958   Lafayette Escadrille

1958   South Pacific 

1957   Sayonara 

1957   Highway Patrol





Matinee Classics - Paper Man starring Dean Stockwell, Stefanie Powers, James Stacy, Tina Chen, Elliott Street, James Olson and Jason Wingreen
Matinee Classics - Posse starring Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins, James Stacy, Luke Askew, David Canary, Alfonso Arau, Katherine Woodville, Mark Roberts, Dick O'Neill and Melody Thomas


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