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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameSteven Fisher
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fisher Stevens moved from his native Chicago to New York at the age of 13 to pursue an acting career. He tried, unsuccessfully, to get any kind of job and was, he recalls, even rejected as extra for a Crest commercial.

When his acting teacher, Dan Fauci, lost the lease to his teaching studio, he rented Fisher's loft and built a stage in the living room. He later studied with Uta Hagen. His first professional theatrical production was playing Tiny Tim's brother, Harry, in the musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in the basement of an off-off-off Broadway theatre when he was 14. Since then he has performed in more than 20 stage productions including 544 performances in Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Triology", both on and off Broadway. He also played Eugene in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memories". Most recently, he played the leads in Thomas Babe's "Carrying School Children", "Almost Romance" opposite Helen Slater and Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" with Christine Lahti. He also sang and danced in the musicals "Miami" by Wendy Wasserstein and the late Michael Bennett's Broadway production of "Scandal" with Swoosie Kurtz and Treat Williams. He also appeared in the recent New York City Shakespeare Festival production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream".

Fisher made his motion picture debut getting his fingers chopped off in the horror film The Burning (1981) when he was 16-years-old. After that he appeared in Baby It's You (1983) and The Brother from Another Planet (1984). He co-starred with Matt Dillon in the hit comedy film The Flamingo Kid (1984) where he met the then fledgling producer Gary Foster. He appeared as sidekick to Steve Guttenberg's character in Short Circuit (1986).

In television he has performed in ABC's Ryan's Hope (1975), Showtime's Tall Tales & Legends (1985) and CBS' Early Edition (1996).

Despite having lived in New York City for more than a decade, where, with some other actors, Stevens has started an off-off-off Broadway theatre company called Naked Angels, he insists that he is still a fan of the Chicago Cubs.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (6)

His sister Julie Stevens is an architect in Chicago.
Very good friends with actor Rob Morrow, and the two regularly ski together. Once, while skiing with Chad Lowe, the three got lost and had to be rescued.
Avid scuba diver.
After getting into Screen Actors Guild for the film The Burning (1981) , he changed his name to Fisher Stevens since there was already a Steven Fisher in the Guild.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Had a three-year relationship with Michelle Pfeiffer.

Personal Quotes (19)

Well, I just wanted to be a person. I just wanted them to keep writing me as humanistic as possible.
I use that as my responsibility on the show, to be the pragmatist.
The reason I took Early Edition - besides the fact that I liked it - was that it enabled me to start a production company in New York City. It's a low-budget film company to produce and direct movies.
I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night.
And TV is not the easiest place to be dangerous or on the edge. Especially on a Saturday night.
You know, it's a very sexist society, Indonesia.
I like people and get along, and I'm afraid to express my anger and my rage.
But did I think it would last more than 13 episodes at the time? No, I didn't think that. I never know.
Unfortunately, the public might not know that we get a script usually two days before shooting. So sometimes I'm shooting an episode and don't even know how it's going to end because I haven't read that yet.
But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.
I used to be more of a wild kid. But I've slowed down.
But basically what I like are the possibilities, and the fantasy element of the show. Not science fantasy so much, but fantasy, the humanistic elements and how people relate when they're in a dire situation or comedic situation.
But I'm trying to play into this role as much as possible and be a nicer person in real life.
No, but I'm really lucky, because I'm not the superhero.
But I like being nasty. I like being cranky. Especially if it's a cold day in Chicago, it's nice to just take it out on Kyle, because he's so easy to scream at, you know?
It got a little boring I guess, playing the same note over and over.
I'm really obsessed with the past.
I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer.
I really wanted to be born a woman. It all started there. A South American woman. And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male. I've been angry since.

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