Stan Kirsch

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Stan Kirsch
Stanley Benjamin Kirsch

(1968-07-15)July 15, 1968
DiedJanuary 11, 2020(2020-01-11) (aged 51)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director, acting coach
Kristyn Green
(m. 2009)

Stanley Benjamin Kirsch (July 15, 1968 – January 11, 2020)[1] was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and acting coach.


Kirsch was born in New York City, New York. He began acting as a young child. His first acting job was at the age of 4 when he appeared in some Campbell's soup television commercials. Kirsch appeared in the short-lived Saturday morning TV series Riders in the Sky and on the soap opera General Hospital in 1992. He has made guest appearances in some TV shows including JAG, Family Law, and Friends.[2]

His most notable role began in 1992 on Highlander: The Series as Richie Ryan. He left the show as a regular cast member in the fifth season finale in 1997, but he made one last guest appearance in the series finale episode, "Not To Be" which aired May 17, 1998.[3]

Kirsch made his debut as director and producer with the film Straight Eye: The Movie in 2004. In 2008, he founded his own acting studio called Stan Kirsch Studios.[4]

On January 11, 2020, 51-year-old Kirsch was found dead in his Los Angeles home. The LA Coroner ruled Kirsch’s death a suicide by hanging.[5][6]

Selected filmography[edit]


  • 1998: Reason Thirteen (Short) as Michael
  • 1999: Shark in a Bottle as Punk #1
  • 2000: The Flunky as Sammy Bestone
  • 2004: Shallow Ground as Stuart Dempsey
  • 2004: Straight Eye: The Movie (Short, writer, director) as Sonny
  • 2005: Deep Rescue as Kevin



  1. ^ "STANLEY KIRSCH JR". Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Tallarico, Maria (30 July 2015). "A "Friends" Where Are They Now? The One With Monica, Rachel and Phoebe's Ex-Boyfriends". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
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  5. ^ Evans, Greg (January 14, 2020). "Stan Kirsch Dies: 'Highlander: The Series' Actor Was 51". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (January 14, 2020). "Highlander Actor Stan Kirsch Dead at Age 51". People. Retrieved January 14, 2020.

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