Andrew Stevens

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Andrew Stevens
Born Herman Andrew Stephens
(1955-06-10) June 10, 1955 (age 58)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Executive, producer, director, former actor
Years active 1973 – present
Spouse(s)

Kate Jackson (m. 1978–82)(divorced)

Robyn Stevens (m. 1995–2010) (divorced; 3 children)
Website
http://www.astevensent.com

Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American executive, film producer, director and actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Andrew Stevens was born Herman Andrew Stephens in Memphis, Tennessee, the only child of actress Stella Stevens and her former husband Noble Herman Stephens.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to his producing career, Stevens was a writer, director, and actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in 1978's The Boys in Company C (Columbia Pictures).[3] In 1977, Stevens played 17-year-old Andrew Thorpe on the NBC western series, The Oregon Trail. The program filmed only thirteen episodes, seven of which never aired.[4] He starred in The Bastard (1978) and The Rebels (1979), based on the John Jakes novels. He appeared opposite Dennis Weaver and Susan Dey in the short-lived drama Emerald Point N.A.S., as a playboy/tennis bum in Columbo: Murder in Malibu, and as one of Lucy Ewing's love interests, Casey Denault, in Dallas, for two seasons, beginning in 1987. He also played in the 1980s mini-series "Hollywood Wives". During this time, he also starred in the erotic thriller Night Eyes, and its sequels.

In early 1990, Stevens left the public eye to become an independent entrepreneur writing, producing, directing and financing films for his own companies. He was President/CEO of Franchise Pictures, which produced films for Warner Bros. from 1997 through 2002, including The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards, as well as The In-Laws. However, Franchise and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on August 19, 2004, after losing a multimillion dollar fraud case in Los Angeles, and is now defunct. Prior to Franchise, Stevens was an owner and president of Royal Oaks Entertainment, which produced and/or distributed seventy pictures over a three-year period including many HBO, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel world premieres. Prior to Royal Oaks, Stevens' entrée into foreign sales and production company ownership was with Sunset Films International, which amassed a library of 19 titles (including 7 in-house productions) during his first year as president of the company. He currently operates Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Stevens Entertainment Group.

Personal life[edit]

Stevens was married to actress Kate Jackson from 1978 to 1982. He has three children by his second marriage to Robyn Stevens, which ended in divorce in 2010.

Acting, Directing, & Producing credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willens, Michele (November 28, 1993). "'A Very Legitimate Form of Employment': The Stars of DTV". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television (volume #7, ISBN#0-8103-2070-3 and ISSN#0749-064X)
  3. ^ Golden Globes site
  4. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 629

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