Daniel Stern Actor

Daniel Stern’s long and successful career in motion pictures began with his memorable portrayal of ‘Cyril’ in the Academy Award®-winning movie BREAKING AWAY, directed by Peter Yates.  He then acted with some of the industry’s top directors, alternating between comedy and drama. Among his earlier credits were two films for Woody Allen, STARDUST MEMORIES and HANNAH AND HER SISTERS; Barry Levinson’s breakthrough film, DINER; Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE; and Robert Redford’s THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR

He was featured in Cheech Marin’s BORN IN EAST L.A before going on to star in the international blockbusters CITY SLICKERS and HOME ALONE, as well as their respective sequels.  He went on to executive produce and star in the comedy BUSH-WHACKED before teaming with Dan Aykroyd and Damon Wayans in CELTIC PRIDE.  In 1993, after directing and narrating classic TV show “The Wonder Years,” Stern stepped behind the cameras again to make his feature directorial debut with ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, a film in which he also played the slow-witted pitching coach. 

In 2009, he co-starred with Ellen Page and Marcia Gay Harden in WHIP IT, Drew Barrymore’s coming of age film revolved around the world of the roller derby.

Mr. Stern’s debut as a playwright, Barbra’s Wedding, premiered in Philadelphia and had a six-month run at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York.  Since then, it has been produced all over the country.  He also created, wrote and starred in the CBS series “Danny,” a sitcom about a newly divorced man coping with his job as a community organizer at a recreation center. 

Outside of show business, Mr. Stern is a sculptor. His work “Handstand” was awarded a position in the 2010-2011 Urban Trees Exhibit at the Port of San Diego and his bronze work has been a featured exhibit at Tracy Park Gallery in Malibu. In September 2009, he received the President’s Call to Service Award, the highest national level award given for volunteer service in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and civic participation. He and his wife of 30 years are the proud parents of three grown children and divide their time between Los Angeles and a cattle ranch in Central California.

2010 Branches (short)
2010 The Next Three Days - Paul Haggis
2009 Whip It
2009 Red State Blues (short)
2008 A Previous Engagement
2008 Otis
2006 El gran engao
2004 The Last Full Measure (short)
2001 Viva Las Nowhere
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
1998 Very Bad Things
1996 Celtic Pride
1995 Bushwhacked
1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
1993 Rookie of the Year
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
1991 Perdidos en el oeste
1990 Mi pobre angelito
1990 Un diablo en el paraso
1990 Coupe de Ville
1989 Little Monsters
1989 Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics
1989 Leviathan
1988 D.O.A.
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
1987 Born in East L.A.
1986 The Boss' Wife
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
1985 Key Exchange
1984 Frankenweenie
1984 C.H.U.D.
1983 Daniel
1983 Get Crazy
1983 Blue Thunder
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
1982 Diner
1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
1980 It's My Turn
1980 One Trick Pony
1980 Stardust Memories
1980 A Small Circle of Friends
1979 Starting Over
1979 Breaking Away