Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1954
SpouseAubrey Robinson
FactIn his spare time, he coaches softball which his daughters play for the team, and volunteers for the YMCA


Who is Don Stark?

Donald Mario Stark was born on 5 July 1954, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the television series “That ‘70s Show”, in which he portrayed the character Bob Pinciotti for all eight seasons of the show. He was also a part of the program “Hit the Floor”, in which he portrayed Oscar Kinkade.

The Riches of Don Stark

As of early-2020, Don Stark’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, earned through a successful career as an actor, in the profession since 1963. He’s also appeared in several feature films, and has worked consistently for over five decades.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Don grew up in New York City, and is of Jewish descent. His father worked as a manager of a branch of Wilson’s House of Suede, which would later become known as Wilson’s Leather. He developed a dry sense of humor thanks to his father. The family moved to California where he attended Grover Cleveland High School, and it was during this time that he developed an interest in acting, becoming part of the school’s theatre arts department.

He had the lead role in several school plays, and was also in the school’s American Football team.

One of his projects during this time was “Othello”, in which he portrayed the titular character, in one of William Shakespeare’s best-known works, telling the story of a general and his ensign during the Venetian war who goes on an elaborate scheme against the general. He also had roles in musical productions such as “Fiddler on the Roof “and “Guys and Dolls”.

Professional Acting Career

Over the years, Stark developed numerous skills that would be useful in his acting career; he was a prolific dancer, and trained in several martial arts. He also had a passion for bodybuilding, and developed a body that would also be useful in many roles.

While he didn’t gain a lot of attention during the ‘60s, he eventually started gaining more notable roles in the 1970s. In 1975 he worked on the film “Switchblade Sisters”, which tells the story of several female gang members. The film was unsuccessful, but later gained a cult following due to director Quentin Tarantino’s love of the film.

Other projects she had during this period include “Peggy Sue Got Married”, “The Couch Trip”, and “Evil Speak”. In 1987, he made an appearance in the television show “Beauty and the Beast”, in which he played an attacker who prompts the meeting of the titular characters.

He also had guest roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Viper”, “Cory in the House”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. He also worked on the film “Feds” which starred Mary Gross and Rebecca De Mornay, and follows the story of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hopefuls.

That 70s Show

One of Don’s best-known series began in 1998 – “That ‘70s Show” was created as a period sitcom, a subtle tribute to that decade. Some of its stars included Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon and Danny Masterson. He was one of the main adult cast members in the show, alongside Tommy Chong, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp.

Don Stark

The show mainly focuses on a group of teenagers, their relationships, misadventures, and then events in the US that changed the era. Throughout the years, the show featured the shift in political ideologies, tackling various popular topics of the time such as the sexual revolution, the oil crisis, the Nixon presidency, and more.

Don played the role of Donna Pinciotti’s father who is known to be a bit of a slob and braggart. He is often seen walking about his house with an open bathrobe but without underwear. He is considered to be a ladies man, and often brags about his service in the National Guard. He is seen in different relationships throughout the show after his divorce from his wife.

Many of the cast members left following the seventh season, notably Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher who all wanted to pursue other projects, inevitably leading to the end of the show.

Career After That 70s Show

In the 2010s, Stark continued his consistent acting projects, working on the independent film “My Name Is Jerry” which was released straight to DVD. He also ventured into voice acting, and worked on several episodes of “Spider-Man: The Animated Series”, in which he voiced the villain Rhino. He also made an appearance in the movie “iCarly: iGo to Japan” as the characters go to Tokyo. He also had support roles in “Castle” and “Anger Management”.

In 2013, he was cast in the television series “Hit the Floor”, playing the role of the owner of a fictional professional basketball team. The show follows the story of the members of the Los Angeles Devils, mainly centering on the drama that occurs while away from the court. The show ran for four seasons before being canceled. While working on the show, Don had other projects, including the film “Hello, My Name is Doris” which starred Max Greenfield and Sally Field. He also played a drug-addicted executive in the series “There’s… Johnny!”, which aired on Hulu.

Personal Life

Don married Aubrey Robinson in 1980 and they have two daughters together. During his free time, he coaches a softball team that his daughters are a part of. He also does a lot of charity work, and even volunteers for the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), which is known for its focus on athleticism and Christianity. The group often holds classes and provides facilities for aspiring athletes. He uses his background in bodybuilding and martial arts to help with the organization.

General Info

Full NameDon Stark
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1954
Height1.78 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Television Director
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseAubrey Robinson
ChildrenSamantha Stark, Nicole Stark
ParentsDebra Antorelli, Alan Stark
SiblingsBarbara Stark, Frank Stark, Anita Stark

Accomplishments

MoviesCafé Society, John Carter, Star Trek: First Contact, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, Hello, My Name Is Doris, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Santa with Muscles, Evilspeak, Switchblade Sisters, Peggy Sue Got Married, Safelight, Heaven's Prisoners, Meeting Spencer, Letters from a K...
TV ShowsThat '70s Show, Father of the Pride, Timecop, Bless This House, The Man in the Family

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1On life before That '70s Show (1998): "I got turned down for a role on UPN and I was really, really down...now how sad is that to be depressed for not getting a role on UPN?".

Facts

#Fact
1Graduated from Cleveland High School in Reseda, California, in 1972. Cleveland is the cross-town rival of Canoga High School, which is the school Kurtwood Smith (AKA "Red Foreman" on That '70s Show (1998)) attended.
2In his spare time, he coaches softball which his daughters play for the team, and volunteers for the YMCA
3He also has an extensive background in dancing, bodybuilding and martial arts.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angel InvestorsfilmingMaloney (rumored)
False Memory Syndromepost-productionBill Johnson
The Strain2016TV SeriesJames O'Neill
Rosewood2016TV SeriesCaptain Roy Murillo
Hit the Floor2013-2016TV SeriesOscar Kincade
C Street2016Super
Maron2016TV SeriesGerry
The Odd Couple2016TV SeriesMr. Blaustein
Café Society2016Sol
Monkey Up2016Tucker (voice)
The Good Wife2015TV SeriesManny Hofstedter
The Mindy Project2015TV SeriesDon Castellano
Safelight2015Jack
Hello, My Name Is Doris2015Uncle Frank
Castle2012-2014TV SeriesVincent Cardano
Roswell FM2014Howard Bellringo
Red Sleep2014TV SeriesDr. George Reed
Blockhead2013TV SeriesMarcos
Random Encounters2013Dr. Tim
Hit the Floor AfterBuzz TV2013TV SeriesPanelist
Anger Management2013TV SeriesPrincipal
Wrong Cops2013Gary
The Process2012/IShortRichard Chapman
American Horror Story2012TV SeriesKit's Lawyer
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesArmon Gagnon
NCIS2012TV SeriesMarty Fiero
John Carter2012Dix the Storekeeper
ACME Saturday Night2011TV SeriesGuest Host
Glass Heels2011TV MovieJim Weathers
Corey and Lucas for the Win2011TV SeriesStan
Law & Order: LA2011TV SeriesMayor Jack Velman
Workshop2011TV SeriesTerry Tompkins
Penny2010/IShortLamarche
Melissa & Joey2010TV SeriesPhil DeMarco
Meeting Spencer2010Wolfie
Jerry2009David
The Greatest American Hero: The Fan Series2009ShortBill Maxwell
Dark House2009Det. Gorog
iCarly: iGo to Japan2008TV MovieFreight Dog
Dirty Sexy Money2008TV SeriesDetective Moffett
Cory in the House2007TV SeriesThe Russian Prime Minister
Supernatural2007TV SeriesJay Wiley
The Young and the Restless2007TV SeriesMinister Frank McCallister
Stargate SG-12006TV SeriesSal
That '70s Show1998-2006TV SeriesBob Pinciotti
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialBob Pinciotti
Father of the Pride2004-2005TV SeriesVincent
Slammed2004Uncle Mack
Curb Your Enthusiasm2002-2004TV SeriesStu Braudy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesSam Hopkins
NYPD Blue1994-2003TV SeriesBob Drazin / Frank Buono / Richard Corday
The 4th Tenor2002Tony
Maybe It's Me2002TV SeriesEd
That's Life2001TV SeriesAlan Derwin
Diagnosis Murder1997-2000TV SeriesStanley Bomgarden / Det. Bob Groeber
Goosed1999Dick
California Myth1999Marshall
American Dragons1998Rocco
Letters from a Killer1998Geary
Timecop1997-1998TV Mini-SeriesEugene Matuzek
Early Edition1998TV SeriesStan Kowaleski
Brooklyn South1998TV SeriesGeorge Hauer
L.A. Heat1997TV SeriesTreat Donnelly
Murder Live!1997TV MovieMan in Yellow Shirt
Dark Skies1997TV SeriesGallagher
Earth Minus Zero1996John Wayne "J.W."
Murder One1996TV SeriesCarmine D'Nardis
Star Trek: First Contact1996Nicky the Nose
Santa with Muscles1996Lenny
Heaven's Prisoners1996Eddie Keats
Picket Fences1996TV SeriesStubby Muller
Bless This House1995-1996TV SeriesLenny
Bombmeister1995
Charlie Grace1995TV SeriesDetective Simms
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995Gus
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up1995Sheriff
Night of the Running Man1995Rodney
Ellen1994TV SeriesRepairman
Maverick1994Riverboat Poker Player (uncredited)
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Umpire
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV Series
Ring of Steel1994Lt. Taylor
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesTony - Strip Club Manager
Revenge of the Red Baron1994Detective Lewis
Beverly Hills, 902101994TV SeriesDavid's Shrink
Viper1994TV SeriesManny
Bloodfist V: Human Target1994VideoAgent Cory Blake
Lightning in a Bottle1993Yard Messenger
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993TV SeriesAshrock
South of Sunset1993TV SeriesBus Driver
Freaked1993Editor
Arcade1993VideoFinster
The Baby Doll Murders1993Eric Green
Baywatch1993TV SeriesPoliceman
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesWilliam Davidoff
Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story1993TV MovieDutch
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesMarty DeMeo
Blossom1992TV SeriesCop #2
Sinatra1992TV Mini-Series
The Golden Girls1991TV SeriesSheriff
Empty Nest1991TV SeriesTimmy
The Man in the Family1991TV SeriesCha Cha
Liquid Dreams1991Escort to Penthouse
Equal Justice1991TV SeriesSgt. Samuelson
9 1/2 Ninjas!1991Sledge
Hardball1989TV Series
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story1989TV MovieOfficer Driscoll
Beauty and the Beast1987-1989TV SeriesEddie / Stocky Guy
Feds1988Willy
Arthur 2: On the Rocks1988Diner Customer
Under the Gun1988Joey
Night Court1988TV SeriesMonroe
The Couch Trip1988Peterson
The Charmings1988TV SeriesMarty
Cagney & Lacey1987TV SeriesPerry DeScarfo
Sledge Hammer!1986-1987TV SeriesKurt Kruggle
Peggy Sue Got Married1986Doug Snell
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesPunk #2 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Riptide1984TV Series
Supervisors1982ShortDon
Choices1981Lance
Evilspeak1981Bubba
Tilt1979Gary Laswitz
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesHenessey
Return Engagement1978TV MovieWaiter
CHiPs1978TV SeriesOfficer Allen
Police Story1978TV SeriesRon
Black Sheep Squadron1978TV SeriesRadio Operator
The Streets of San Francisco1975-1977TV SeriesHenry Brown / Jim Riley
Welcome Back, Kotter1975TV SeriesStudent Extra / Student
Switchblade Sisters1975Hook
Outrage1973TV MovieCarl Dibble
General Hospital1963TV SeriesRipley (1988)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luke 11:172008TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That '70s Show2002TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evilspeak with Don Stark2014Video shortHimself
The John Kerwin Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sports List2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Speaker

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cory in the House: All Star Edition2007VideoThe Russian Prime Minister
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesStu Braudy
Welcome Back, Kotter1977TV SeriesMale Student

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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