Christopher Stone (actor)

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Christopher Stone
Born Thomas Edward Bourassa
(1942-10-04)October 4, 1942
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died October 20, 1995(1995-10-20) (aged 53)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968–1994
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Spouse(s) Dee Wallace (m. 1980–95); his death
Children Gabrielle Stone

Christopher Stone (born Thomas Edward Bourassa; October 4, 1942 – October 20, 1995) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Stone was born Thomas Edward Bourassa in Manchester, New Hampshire.


He appeared in films and on television from the early 1970s until his death in 1995. Stone and his wife, Dee Wallace both appeared together in a number of films including the classic horror films The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983).[1][2] They shared top billing in the family series The New Lassie (1989), in which he sometimes served as director.[3]

In the 1970-71 season, Stone co-starred with Broderick Crawford, Mike Farrell, and Skip Homeier in the CBS medical drama The Interns, based on a film of the same title. Stone played Dr. Jim "Pooch" Hardin; Crawford was cast as the crusty hospital administrator; Farrell was Dr. Sam Marsh, and Homeier portrayed Dr. Hugh Jacoby. The Interns aired for one season of 24 episodes. [4] In 1983, he guest-starred in The Dukes Of Hazzard sixth season episode, Brotherly Love, as crooked gambler Tex Tompkins.[5]

In 1975, Stone guest starred in an episode of the CBS family drama Three for the Road. He co-starred as Cass Garrett in the CBS series Spencer's Pilots, which aired only six episodes from September 17 to November 19, 1976. Gene Evans starred as Spencer Parish, the owner of Spencer Aviation, a charter pilot service.[6] He guest-starred in the Galactica 1980 episode "Galactica Discovers Earth", and in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Space Vampire". [7] He played Col. Marty Vidor, alias "Bo-Dai Thung", in the 1984 Airwolf episode "And They Are Us".[8]

Other television credits include guest roles in shows such as Riptide (second season episode "Catch of the Day" (1984)) and The A-Team (third season episode "Incident at Crystal Lake" (1985)). [9]He also was a guest star on the original The Bionic Woman series in a 1st season episode: Fly Jaime; and then became Jaime Sommers' love interest in 4 episodes: The Pyramid, The Antidote, Sanctuary Earth and On the Run; in the 3rd season.[10]

Stone and his wife Dee Wallace also appeared together in Legend of the White Horse (1987), and in Runaway Daughters, a 1994 made-for-TV movie that was a remake of the 1950s B movie.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Stone married actress Dee Wallace in 1980; they worked on several projects together before their daughter Gabrielle Stone was born in 1988.


Stone died of a heart attack on October 20, 1995.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Howling R. William "Bill" Neill
1983 Cujo Steve Kemp
1985 The Annihilators Bill
1994 Runaway Daughters Mr. Gordon Television movie


Year Title Role Notes


  1. ^ "Manchester New Hampshire Actor". Janice Brown. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ "AT THE MOVIES". Chris Chase. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Lassie' Comes Home". Sylvia Lawler. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  4. ^ "The Interns cast". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Brotherly Love". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  6. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 779.
  7. ^ "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century cast". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  8. ^ "AirWolf". Universal Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Catch of the Day". TV Guide. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  10. ^ "On the Run". Msn Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  11. ^ "Runaway Daughters 1994". Rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  12. ^ "Days of Our Lives Memorial Tributes". Jason 47. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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