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Stefan Gierasch (born 5 February 1926) is an American television and film actor.
Stefan Gierasch has made over 100 screen appearances, mostly in American television, beginning in 1951. In the mid-60s, he performed with the Trinity Square Players in Providence, Rhode Island. He has appeared in dozens of films including in 1961's The Hustler as 'Preacher', Jeremiah Johnson alongside Robert Redford as 'Del Gue', and What's Up Doc? as hotel clerk 'Fritz', both in 1972, Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter as the town mayor in 1973, "Carrie" as dense 'Principal Morton' in 1976. Perfect as 'Charlie ' in 1985. In 1994 he appeared in the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito film Junior as 'Edward Sawyer', and in 1995's Murder in the First as Warden James Humson'. Gierasch has made many TV appearances, as on Starsky and Hutch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, ER, and several commercials.