Jonathan Stark (actor)

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Jonathan Stark
Jonathan Stark.jpg
Stark in 2016
Born Gordon Johnston Stark
(1954-02-16) February 16, 1954 (age 64)
Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active 1960-present

Gordon Johnston “Jonathan” Stark (born February 16, 1954) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and actor. He created—along with his writing partner, Tracy Newman—the sitcom According to Jim and won an Emmy for his co-writing on "The Puppy Episode" in which Ellen DeGeneres's character Ellen Morgan came out of the closet on Ellen in 1997.[1] He is best known for playing the vampire bodyguard and servant Billy Cole in Fright Night (1985), Sergeant Krieger in Project X (1987), and Charlie in House II: The Second Story (1987). Jonathan and his wife Linda Keefer have been married since May 17, 1992. They have two children: Gracie (b. August 18, 1993) and Ruby (b. August 14, 1996).


  • 1997, Emmy, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Ellen, "The Puppy Episode"[1]
  • Nomination, 1998, WGA Award, Episodic Comedy, Ellen, "The Puppy Episode"


  1. ^ a b Franks, Don (2004). Entertainment Awards: A Music, Cinema, Theatre and Broadcasting Guide, 1928 through 2003 (3rd ed.). McFarland. p. 455. ISBN 9780786417988. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 

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