• Veteran actor and accomplished director, writer, and musician
• 80 years old and still active in projects, most recently appearing in 2020 film “What the Night Can Do”
• Attended Professional Children’s School in Greenwich Village and Scottsdale High School
• Gained fame with role of Angel Martin in television series “The Rockford Files”, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards
• Married 3 times, most recently to Patricia Ann Dunne; has 3 step-children in the film industry

Short Info

SpouseJoyce Eliason, Pat Margolin
Fact1958 graduate of South Oak Cliff H.S. in suburban Dallas, Texas, USA.

Who is Stuart Margolin?

The veteran actor achieved fame with the role of Angel Martin in the television series “The Rockford Files” (1974-1979), which was later turned into movie series “The Rockford Files” (1994-1999), in addition to many other popular roles that cemented his place among all-time greats. In addition to acting, Stuart is also an accomplished director, writer, and musician.

What Happened to Stuart Margolin? Is He Dead or Alive?

Stuart has recently turned 80 years of age, and despite the age, he is still active. Though only sporadically appearing in projects, his latest appearance was as Hugh Dryer, the lead character in the film “What the Night Can Do” in 2020. So, he is certainly alive and well, and is still working on his prosperous career, that’s lasted 60 years.

Stuart Margolin Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Stuart Margolin was born on the 31st January 1940, in Davenport, Iowa USA; the names of his parents aren’t available, but we know that he has an older brother, Arnold Margolin, who is also involved in show business, but as a screenwriter, director, and television producer. His famous works include as executive producer of “Love, American Style”, among other contributions. He was a troubling teenager, having been kicked out of school and even ended up at juvenile court. Stuart attended the Professional Children’s School in Greenwich Village, where he lived with his older brother. However, he eventually matriculated from Scottsdale High School.

Interested in acting, he featured in the theater during high school, but didn’t take-up acting lessons until he finished high school. At first he went into the real estate business, but with the help of Barney Brown, an acting teacher, and director at the Pasadena Playhouse, Stuart eventually moved to California and pursued an acting career.

Career Beginnings

With only a few appearances in local theater plays, Stuart then pursued an acting career on the screen; his first role came in 1961 when he was selected for the part of Lester Wexler in the TV series “The Gertrude Berg Show”, appearing in three episodes from 1961 to 1962.

Stuart Margolin

His next project was the role of Lt. Miller in the TV series “Ensign O’Toole” in 1962, and throughout the ‘60s, Stuart had minor roles in several TV series, earning a name for himself by appearing in such projects as “12 O’Clock High”, “The Fugitive”, and “The F.B.I”, before appearing in the TV series “Love, American Style” from 1969 until 1973. Concurrently he had the part of Deputy Mitch Mitchell in the TV series “Nichols”, appearing in 24 episodes from 1971 to 1972, while in 1973 he portrayed Lawrence in the film “The Stone Killer”.

Rise to Prominence

Stuart was gradually becoming more popular, and his other work such as directing only contributed to his popularity.

This resulted in the role of Angel Martin, the shifty friend and former jail-mate of Jim Rockford – played by James Garner – in the series “The Rockford Files”. Although a recurring character, it highly influenced his career, and through 1979 he appeared in 37 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated crime-drama series, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series. The role made him extremely popular, and he continued his career with more success. Focused more on television, Stuart had a few notable film appearances in the ‘70s, such as the role of Blind Pete in the western “This Is the West That Was” (1974), then as Harry in the sci-fi thriller film “Futureworld” (1976), and as Mill Foreman in the Academy award-winning romantic drama film “Days of Heaven” in 1978, starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard.

The 1980s brought new popular roles for Stuart, raising his stature – he co-starred in the comedy-drama film “S.O.B” with Julie Andrews, William Holden and Marisa Berenson, and played Philo Sandeen in the TV series “Maverick” from 1981 to 1982. As the decade progressed, Stuart made more film appearances, almost always in supporting roles. He was Officer Trent in the crime-drama film “Running Hot” in 1984, and Herman Sinclair in the comedy crime-drama film “The Glitter Dome”. Four years later, Stuart co-starred in the action film “Iron Eagle II”, next to Louis Gossett Jr. and Mark Humphrey, while before the decade ended he had a minor role in the romantic drama film “By Bye Blues”.

The Return of Angel Martin, and Other Projects

The ‘90s started the same way as the ‘80s ended, successfully; he was cast as Bob in the mystery thriller film “Deep Sleep”, starring next to Megan Follows and Patricia Collins. Two years later he had another starring role, this time it was the thriller “Impolite”, in which he shared screen time with Robert Wisden and Kevin McNulty. Two years later, Stuart returned to the small screen as Angel Martin in the string of television movies about Jim Rockford and Martin. The first installment was entitled “I Still Love L.A”, followed by seven sequels through 1999. In addition, Stuart worked on several other roles; he played John in the television movie “Justice on Wheels: The Diana Kilmury Story” in 1996, and also appeared in the comedy-drama film “The Lay of the Land” in 1997, and finished the decade with the role of Clyde Johnson in the film “The Hi-Line.

The 2000s

Stuart was focused full time on acting until the mid-2000s, adding a number of popular roles to his portfolio. He was Miles Rankin in the TV series “These Arms of Mine” (2000-2001), and played Jack Welsh from 2002 to 2004 in the TV action-thriller series “Tom Stone”. However, since then Stuart has only appeared sporadically in a few TV series and films, but without major success, except for the lead role in the film “The Second Time Around” in 2016.

Directing and Writing

Stuart is an accomplished director too; his directing debut happened in 1973 when he was behind the camera for an episode of the TV series “Love, American Style”, continuing his directing career by working on TV series, including “The Rockford Files” and “The Love Boat”.

In 1990 he directed the complete mini-series “Bride of Violence”, while in 1996 he again worked on “The Rockford Files”, this time directing one of the television movies. Other credits include the TV series “Promised Land” (1997-1999), “Touched by an Angel” (1997-2002), and “Intelligence” (2006-2007), among others.

Stuart is a writer as well, and his first creation was the television movie “The Ballad of Andy Crocker” (1969). Ten years later, he wrote the screenplay for the comedy-crime film “A Man, a Woman and a Bank” (1979), starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Paul Mazursky. The “Bride of Violence” (1990) was his complete creation, while he also wrote and starred in the film “What the Night Can Do” (2020).

Music Aspirations

Stuart is a talented lyricist and compositor; he has worked closely with his longtime friend singer-songwriter Jerry Riopelle. In addition, he collaborated with the band Shango, and released his solo album “And the Angel Sings” in 1980.

Stuart Margolin Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Stuart has over 120 film and TV credits to his name accomplished in a career that spans for 60 years, so has been rendered often as one of the best character actors, however, he is so much more than just a regular actor, as he has proven his talents in directing and writing. His net worth has grown accordingly, and sources estimate that it’s over $16 million, as of mid- 2020.

Stuart Margolin stands at 5ft 8ins (1.77m) tall, while he weighs approximately 170lbs ~ 78kgs. He has brown eyes and his hair is now grey, though in the past he had black hair.

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Stuart Margolin Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Stuart has been married three times and two divorces behind him. His first wife was Terri Lynn McCourtney; the two married on the 23rd of June 1962, but their marriage failed apparently because of Stuart’s career, as he was often traveling and even spent six months away from his wife. His second wife was Joyce Eliason, a television writer nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards. The two married in 1966 but divorced nine years later.

After his second marriage ended in divorce, he renewed his friendship with Patricia Ann Dunne, whom he had met while at the juvenile court – she was his judge and his peer. When they married, Patricia had already been divorced and had three children, Max, Christopher, and Michelle Martini, who are all in the film industry. Max is an actor, Christopher a producer and writer, while Michelle is a costume designer. Stuart and Patricia don’t have children of their own, however, Stuart is the respected step-father of her children from her previous marriage.

General Info

Full NameStuart Margolin
Height1.77 m
ProfessionActor, Film director, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Television Director, Television producer, Film Score Composer


SpouseJoyce Eliason, Pat Margolin
SiblingsArnold Margolin


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs, Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Music GroupsShango
NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Gemini Award for Best Perfor...
MoviesKelly's Heroes, Death Wish, Arbitrage, Days of Heaven, Futureworld, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, Iron Eagle II, How the West Was Fun, The Stone Killer, A Fine Mess, The Big Bus, S.O.B., The Discoverers, The Gambler, To Grandmother's House We Go, Guilty by Suspicion, Class, Women of the Prehisto...
TV ShowsThe Rockford Files, Love, American Style, Bret Maverick, Nichols, Occasional Wife, Mom P.I., Tom Stone, Bride of Violence, The Bridge, Mr. Smith, These Arms of Mine, Lanigan's Rabbi

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1I'm a character actor, many times if a character actor does his job particularly well, you don't even notice him.


1Brother of producer Arnold Margolin.
2Known for appearing in productions with James Garner including three television series and several TV movies.
3Father-in-law of Kim Restell.
41958 graduate of South Oak Cliff H.S. in suburban Dallas, Texas, USA.
5Stepfather of Max Martini, Christopher Martini and Michelle Martini.




NCIS2014TV SeriesFelix Betts
Republic of Doyle2013TV SeriesStanley Westcott
The Discoverers2012Stanley Birch
Arbitrage2012Syd Felder
Call Me Fitz2011TV SeriesNicky Fibronsky
The Bridge2010TV SeriesVic Leo
30 Rock2009TV SeriesFred
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesStage Manager
Intelligence2006TV SeriesFlanagan
The Hoax2006Martin Ackerman
Tom Stone2002-2004TV SeriesJack Welsh
I Was a Teenage Faust2002TV MovieMephisto
Strange Frequency2001TV Series
Da Vinci's Inquest2001TV SeriesFelix Reynard
These Arms of Mine2000-2001TV SeriesMiles Rankin
18 Wheels of Justice2000TV SeriesMarvin Tate
Touched by an Angel1997-2000TV SeriesStuart Deane / Ray Bishop
Beggars and Choosers1999TV SeriesKendall Gifford
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads1999TV MovieAngel Martin
The Hi-Line1999Clyde Johnson
Promised Land1998TV SeriesRudy Patois
Dead Man's Gun1998TV SeriesMax Lewis
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda1997TV MovieAngel
The Lay of the Land1997Carmine Ficcone
Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story1996TV MovieJohn
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996TV MovieAngel Martin
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play1996TV MovieAngel Martin
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996TV MovieAngel Martin
If the Frame Fits...1996TV MovieAngel
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise1995TV MovieAngel Martin
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.1994TV MovieAngel Martin
Johnny Bago1993TV SeriesBosco
Monkey House1993TV SeriesGeorge Anderson
To Grandmother's House We Go1992TV MovieDet. Gremp
The Ray Bradbury Theatre1992TV SeriesVincent
Impolite1992I.M. Penner
Matlock1992TV SeriesNelson Adelson
Bride of Violence1991TV MovieChinnici
Guilty by Suspicion1991Abe Barron
Mom P.I.1990TV SeriesBernard Fox
Deep Sleep1990Bob
A Family for Joe1990TV SeriesMickey
Bye Bye Blues1989Slim Godfrey
Iron Eagle II1988Gen. Stillmore
A Fine Mess1986Maurice 'Binky' Drundza
Crazy Like a Fox1986TV SeriesB.J.
Danger Bay1985TV SeriesAmos Perry
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesAndy Sedita
The Glitter Dome1984TV MovieHerman Sinclair
Running Hot1984Officer Trent
A Killer in the Family1983TV MovieRandy Greenawalt
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesRod Crysler
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesAce Cochran
CBS Children's Mystery Theatre1983TV SeriesHappy Jack
Mr. Smith1983TV SeriesDr. Klein
Bret Maverick1981-1982TV SeriesPhilo Sandeen / Philo Sandine
S.O.B.1981Gary Murdock
The Associates1980TV SeriesPhil Kramer
The Rockford Files1974-1979TV SeriesAngel Martin / Angel / Teeta Skerritt
Days of Heaven1978Mill Foreman
Heroes1977Motorist at Garage (uncredited)
Perilous Voyage1976TV MovieRico
The Big Bus1976Alex
Lanigan's Rabbi1976TV SeriesRabbi David Small
Rhoda1975-1976TV SeriesDr. Arthur Alborn
This Is the West That Was1974TV MovieBlind Pete
The Gambler1974Cowboy
The California Kid1974TV MovieDeputy
Death Wish1974Aimes Jainchill
M*A*S*H1972-1974TV SeriesMajor Stanley 'Stosh' Robbins / Captain Phillip G. Sherman
Gunsmoke1965-1974TV SeriesBrownie / John Mophet / Sheriff
A Summer Without Boys1973TV MovieDan Hailey (voice, uncredited)
The Stone Killer1973Lawrence
Cops1973TV MovieBenny the Squealer
Cannon1973TV SeriesRoger Henry
Mary Tyler Moore1973TV SeriesWarren Sturges
Love, American Style1969-1973TV SeriesLove American Style Player / Love American Style player / Fenton (segment "Love and the Love Kit") / ...
Limbo1972Phil Garrett
The Partridge Family1970-1972TV SeriesSnake / Hank
Nichols1971-1972TV SeriesMitch
Getting Together1971TV Series
The Intruders1970TV MovieJesse James
Kelly's Heroes1970Little Joe
My World and Welcome to It1969-1970TV SeriesGuest Star
The Gamblers1970Goldy
Land of the Giants1969TV SeriesZoral
It Takes a Thief1968-1969TV SeriesSagalis / Dimitri Stavro / Prison Chaplain
That Girl1968-1969TV SeriesDr. Phillip L. Priddy / Leonard Stanley / Talley
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesDr. Heyman
Don't Just Stand There1968Remy
The F.B.I.1968TV SeriesAl Bush
Bewitched1968TV SeriesRalph
The Monkees1968TV SeriesCaptain
The Virginian1968TV SeriesAbe Yeager
He & She1968TV SeriesArnold
The Second Hundred Years1967TV SeriesAdonia
Occasional Wife1966-1967TV SeriesBernie
Ironside1967TV MovieNews Show Staff
Pistols 'n' Petticoats1966TV SeriesRafe Blanton
Hey, Landlord1966TV SeriesTV Reporter
Blue Light1966TV SeriesCpl. Reardon
Women of the Prehistoric Planet1966Chief
Branded1965TV SeriesCavalry Officer--wrongly billed on-screen as 'Taeger'
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1965TV SeriesRobin Boyd
12 O'Clock High1965TV SeriesLt. Murray Epstein
Ben Casey1964TV SeriesIrv
The Fugitive1964TV SeriesJimmy
Channing1963-1964TV SeriesBlumenthal / Bob Brodie
Burke's Law1963TV SeriesYoung Man
The Lieutenant1963TV SeriesCpl. Merle Purveau
Ensign O'Toole1962TV SeriesLt. Miller
The Gertrude Berg Show1961TV SeriesLester Wexler


The Bridge2010TV Series 1 episode
Intelligence2006-2007TV Series 3 episodes
Da Vinci's City Hall2006TV Series 1 episode
Da Vinci's Inquest2004TV Series 1 episode
The Handler2004TV Series 1 episode
Wild Card2003TV Series
Tom Stone2002-2003TV Series 6 episodes
Touched by an Angel1997-2002TV Series 11 episodes
Beggars and Choosers1999-2001TV Series 5 episodes
These Arms of Mine2001TV Series 3 episodes
Promised Land1997-1999TV Series 8 episodes
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads1999TV Movie
Stranger in Town1998TV Movie
The Sweetest Gift1998TV Movie
Black Harbour1996TV Series
Salt Water Moose1996
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play1996TV Movie
Jake and the Kid1995TV Series
How the West Was Fun1994TV Movie
North of 601992-1994TV Series 4 episodes
Lonesome Dove: The Series1994TV Series 1 episode
Medicine River1993TV Movie
Double, Double Toil and Trouble1993TV Movie
Quantum Leap1993TV Series 1 episode
The Ray Bradbury Theatre1992TV Series 1 episode
Bride of Violence1991TV Movie
Northern Exposure1991TV Series 1 episode
Fly by Night1991TV Series
B.L. Stryker1990TV Series 1 episode
Neon Rider1989TV Series 1 episode
The Facts of Life Down Under1987TV Movie
The Room Upstairs1987TV Movie
Tough Cookies1986TV Series 1 episode
Crazy Dan1986TV Movie
Danger Bay1985TV Series 1 episode
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV Series 3 episodes
The Glitter Dome1984TV Movie
Magnum, P.I.1983TV Series 1 episode
Hart to Hart1983TV Series 1 episode
CBS Children's Mystery Theatre1983TV Series 1 episode
The Long Summer of George Adams1982TV Movie
Bret Maverick1981TV Series 2 episodes
A Shining Season1979TV Movie
Suddenly, Love1978TV Movie
The Fitzpatricks1978TV Series 1 episode
The Love Boat1977TV Series 7 episodes
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV Series 1 episode
The Rockford Files1974-1977TV Series 2 episodes
Wonder Woman1977TV Series 2 episodes
Phyllis1976TV Series 1 episode
Mary Tyler Moore1976TV Series 1 episode
The Texas Wheelers1974TV Series
Love, American Style1973TV Series 1 episode


Grizzly Falls1999story
North of 601994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bride of Violence1991TV Movie
Neon Rider1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Man, a Woman and a Bank1979screenplay
The Ballad of Andy Crocker1969TV Movie written by


Bride of Violence1991TV Movie
The Glitter Dome1984TV Movie
The Long Summer of George Adams1982TV Movie
Cops1973TV Movie
Rolling Man1972TV Movie
Evil Roy Slade1972TV Movie


The Glitter Dome1984TV Movie producer
The Ballad of Andy Crocker1969TV Movie associate producer


Stingray1978writer: "MIDNIGHT TRAIN"
The Ballad of Andy Crocker1969TV Movie lyrics: "Ballad of Andy Crocker"

Music Department

Fay1975TV Series theme song - 1 episode


Trooper2010very special thanks
Moving Malcolm2003thanks
Days of Heaven1978special thanks


Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Class'1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today1982TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Won Awards

2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic SeriesCall Me Fitz (2010)
1999CamérioCarrousel International du FilmBest FilmThe Sweetest Gift (1998)
1997DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's ProgramsSalt Water Moose (1996)
1993American Indian Movie AwardAmerican Indian Film FestivalBest FilmMedicine River (1993)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Rockford Files (1974)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Rockford Files (1974)

Nominated Awards

2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesTom Stone (2002)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesTom Stone (2002)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Children's SpecialThe Sweetest Gift (1998)
1999DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's ProgramsThe Sweetest Gift (1998)
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic ProgramMother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story (1996)
1992DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightNorthern Exposure (1990)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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