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.

Career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Grasshopper Jay Rigney
1973 Love Me Deadly Wade Farrow
1977 Warhead Ben-David
1981 The Howling R. William "Bill" Neill
1982 The Junkman Michael Fox
1983 Cujo Steve Kemp
1984 The Shepherd
1985 The Annihilators Bill
1987 Legend of the White Horse 'Doc' Westmore
1988 Blue Movies Brad
1993 Alone in the Dark Mr. Wahl Short
1994 Huck and the King of Hearts Russ
1996 Invisible Mom Col. Jerry Cutter Video, (final film role)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Outcasts Tom Jeremy 1 Episode: Three Ways to Die
1968-69 Here Come the Brides Hart / Dutch / Corky 3 Episodes: A Hard Card to Play, Loggerheads, The Soldier
1968-72 The F.B.I. Alex Van Heusen / Dave Palmer 2 Episodes: The Butcher, Holiday with Terror
1969 Mod Squad Holly Anders 1 Episode: A Place to Run, a Heart to Hide In
Medical Center Dr. Steve Seagren 1 Episode: The Adversaries
1970-71 The Interns Dr. Pooch Hardin 24 Episodes
1971 This Is the Life Randy Wilson 1 Episode: The Football Player
Mission: Impossible Mike Saunders 1 Episode: Shape-Up
Love, American Style Jerry 1 Episode: Love and the Bashful Groom
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1 Episode: A Yellow Bird
1971-82 Fantasy Island Andre / Tom Dearborne 2 Episodes: Face of Love/Image of Celeste, Birthday Party/Ghostbreaker
1972 Cade's County Jess Pritchard 1 Episode: The Brothers
Wheeler and Murdoch Terry Murdoch TV Movie
1972-76 The Streets of San Francisco Officer Todd Harris / Jim Danielson / Josh Evans 3 Episodes: The Year of the Locusts, Bird of Prey, Police Buff
1973 The Magician Gary Allmont 1 Episode: Nightmare in Steel
1973-78 Barnaby Jones Jack / Father Sean Williams / Don Brody 4 Episodes
1974 Cannon Rick Adante 1 Episode: Where's Jennifer?
Chopper One Larry 1 Episode: The Copperhead
Nakia Otis 1 Episode: Pilot
The Manhunter Rick Collins 1 Episode: Jackknife
1975 Ladies of the Corridor Harry TV Movie
Three for the Road Frank 1 Episode: Fear
Police Woman Marty Bowen 1 Episode: The Score
Medical Story Mickey Barnes 1 Episode: The Moonlight Heater
1975-76 Police Story Arley Gentry / Sgt. Bob Hyland 2 Episodes: Open City, To Steal a Million
1976 Spencer's Pilots Cass Garrett 11 Episodes
1976-78 The Bionic Woman Chris Williams / Marlow 5 Episodes
1977 Hunter Condon 1 Episode: The Lysenko Syndrome
Kingston: Confidential Chris 1 Episode: Golden Girl
Logan's Run David Pera 1 Episode: Crypt
Mulligan's Stew Brian 1 Episode: Winning the Big Ones
1978 Wonder Woman Ryan 1 Episode: Light-fingered Lady
Black Beauty Peter Blantyre Mini-Series
The American Girls 1 Episode: Firefly
The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1 Episode: How Do I Kill Thee?
David Cassidy: Man Undercover Sgt. Ostrow 1 Episode: Flashpoint
1979 Having Babies Jim 1 Episode: Sisters
CHiPs Dennis 1 Episode: Death Watch
Vega$ Brad Sumner 1 Episode: The Day the Gambling Stopped
Eischied Ted Lujack 1 Episode: Friday's Child
1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Space Station Commander Royko 1 Episode: Space Vampire
Galactica 1980 Major Stockwell 2 Episodes: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 & 3
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Jack 1 Episode: Perkins Bombs Out
1981 Secrets of Midland Heights Mike Grey 1 Episode: The Race
1981-84 Dallas Dave Stratton 9 Episodes
1982 Strike Force 1 Episode: Deadly Chemicals
Harper Valley PTA Tom Meecham 1 Episode: Harper Valley Sentinel
The Fall Guy Abel Allen 1 Episode: Scavenger Hunt
Father Murphy Samuel Clemens 1 Episode: Stopover in a One-Horse Town
The Blue and the Gray Major Fairburn Mini-Series
1983 The Dukes of Hazzard Tex Tompkins 1 Episode: Brotherly Love
Manimal Ross 1 Episode: Illusion
Whiz Kids Mark Travers 1 Episode: Red Star Rising
1984 Matt Houston Carl 1 Episode: The Secret Admirer
Airwolf Colonel Martin James Vidor 1 Episode: And They Are Us
Riptide Captain Chuck Reavis 1 Episode: Catch of the Day
Cover Up 1 Episode: A Subtle Seduction
1984-85 Simon & Simon Arthur Kayden / Randy Dever - Club Owner 2 Episodes: Heels and Toes, Marlowe, Come Home
1984-87 Remington Steele Nine O'Clock / Cowboy 2 Episodes: Woman of Steele, Steele Hanging in There: Part 1
1985 The A-Team Gavin 1 Episode: Incident at Crystal Lake
T.J. Hooker Det. Max Brodsky 1 Episode: Death is a Four Letter Word
1985-89 Murder, She Wrote Adam Frobisher 2 Episodes: Sticks and Stones; Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble
1986 The New Mike Hammer Lloyd Carmody 1 Episode: Dead Pigeon
MacGyver Curry 1 Episode: Eagles
Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs TV Movie
1987 Newhart Mel Donner 1 Episode: Much to Do Without Muffin
1987–88, 1994 Days of Our Lives Bill Horton #3
1989 Hunter Alan Sharr 1 Episode: The Pit
1989-92 The New Lassie Chris McCullough 36 Episodes
1993 Dying to Remember Dan Corso TV Movie
1994 Rebel Highway Mr. Gordon 1 Episode: Runaway Daughters

References[edit]

  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". TV.com. 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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