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.
1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati
1990 Matters of the Heart
1987 Highway to Heaven
1986 Cagney & Lacey
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
1983 Double Exposure
1980 My Kidnapper, My Love
1977 Just a Little Inconvenience
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 Cimarron Strip
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 Summer Magic
1962 The Donna Reed Show
1962 Have Gun - Will Travel
1958 Lafayette Escadrille
1958 South Pacific
1957 Highway Patrol