John Stahl

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John Stahl
Born1953 (age 66–67)
Years active1976–present

John Stahl (born 1953)[1] is a Scottish actor best known for playing Rickard Karstark in HBO's Game of Thrones and Tom 'Inverdarroch' Kerr in High Road.

Personal life[edit]

Stahl was born in 1953 in Scotland and grew up in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire. He currently lives on the Isle of Lewis and is a supporter of Scottish independence.[2]


Stahl first started acting in 1976. He found fame for his role as Tom Kerr in the television series High Road, in which he appeared as a series regular between 1982 and 2003. He also played the role of Rickard Karstark in HBO's Game of Thrones, appearing in the second and third seasons.[3] His other roles include Inspector Reed in the 1995 television series Resort to Murder, and as Ewan in the 2011 Royal National Theatre production Frankenstein.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 A Sense of Freedom Det. Sergeant Williamson
1989 Albert and the Lion Forsyth (TV Movie)
1995 Jolly: A Life Moderator (TV Movie)
1996 Loch Ness First Fisherman
2010 Vocation Robert Herzfeld (Short)
2017 Victoria & Abdul Ghillie
2018 Mary Queen of Scots Fisherman


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Garnock Way Police Constible Schoular 1 episode
1977 The Mackinnons Manager / Receptionist 2 episodes
1982-2003 High Road Tom 'Inverdarroch' Kerr 114 episodes
1994 Taggart Tom Fleming 1 episode
1994 Crime Story Det. Insp. Brian Steer 1 episode
1995 The Tales of Para Handy Robertson 1 episode
1995 Resort to Murder Inspector Reed 5 episodes
1996 Doctor Finlay Robbie Cuthbertson 1 episode
2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes Supt. Milford 1 episode
2003 Doctors Fred Griffiths 1 episode
2007 Rebus Rev Andrew McLeod 1 episode
2008-2011 Holby City Jasper Glenn / Mick Hales 2 episodes
2010 Being Human Quinn 3 episodes
2012-2013 Game of Thrones Rickard Karstark 5 episodes
Episodes: "A Man Without Honor", "The Prince of Winterfell", "Valar Dohaeris", "Dark Wings, Dark Words" and "Kissed by Fire"
2016 Shetland Eric the Boatman 1 episode
2020 Midsomer Murders Damian Lint 1 episode


  1. ^ "Chance decision brought John to the stage". Evening Times. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Scots Game of Thrones actor prepares for the National Theatre of Scotland's James Plays". Daily Record. 2016-01-31. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ "John Stahl joins 'Game of Thrones' season 2 – but who is he playing?". Hypable. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ "AHA John Stahl" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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