Steven Gilborn

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Steven Gilborn
Born
Steven Neil Gilborn

(1936-07-15)July 15, 1936
DiedJanuary 2, 2009(2009-01-02) (aged 72)
EducationSwarthmore College
Stanford University (Ph.D)
OccupationActor, educator
Years active1983–2008

Steven Neil Gilborn (July 15, 1936 – January 2, 2009) was an American actor and educator.

Gilborn was born in New Rochelle, New York. He attended Swarthmore College, where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in English and earned a Ph.D. in dramatic literature from Stanford University in 1969, where his dissertation provided a psychoanalytic perspective on the plays of the 19th-century French dramatist Émile Augier.[1]

Before becoming an actor, Gilborn was a Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and faculty adviser to the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He also taught at Stanford University, Columbia University and at the University of California, Berkeley. He was married to American landscape photographer Karen Halverson.

Gilborn guest-starred in a number of notable television series including Columbo (4 episodes), Perfect Strangers, Boy Meets World, The Golden Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Touched by an Angel, JAG, ER, The West Wing, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Practice, Law and Order, NYPD Blue and The Wonder Years.

He had a recurring role in the sitcom Ellen (as "Harold Morgan", Ellen's father). Another notable recurring role was his three-episode stint as "Mr. Collins", Kevin Arnold's algebra teacher on The Wonder Years. Film credits include "Mr. Phillips" in The Brady Bunch Movie and the hotel owner in Joyride.

Gilborn died at age 72 on January 2, 2009, of cancer at his home in North Chatham, New York.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Phillip
1984 Vamping Jimmy
1987 Anna Tonda
1991 He Said, She Said Ed
1992 Timescape Doctor Release on video as Grand Tour: Disaster in Time
1995 Safe Dr. Hubbard
The Brady Bunch Movie Mr. Phillips
1996 Dunston Checks In Artie
Sweet Evil Gil Originally titled Final Vendetta and also known as The Surrogate Mother
Gasp The Father Short film
A Very Brady Sequel Mr. Phillips
Wedding Bell Blues Samuel Levine
1997 Private Parts Howard's agent
Alien Resurrection Father Voice
Joyride Arthur
1998 Dr. Dolittle Dr. Sam Litvack
2000 Nurse Betty Blake
2001 Reunion George
Evolution Judge Guilder
2002 Coastlines Doctor
2003 The Kiss Mumford Direct-to-video
2005 Formosa Sid Silver Also known as Social Guidance

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Edge of Night Bill Lowery 2 episodes with episode #1.6822 being credit only
1983 Loving Sam Fletcher
1985 Doubletake Maitre D' Miniseries
1989 Kate & Allie Season 6 episode 15: "Trojan War"
Who's the Boss? Dr. Purcell Season 6 episode 10: "To Tony, with Love"
1989-1990 The Wonder Years Mr. Collins 3 episodes, but season 4 episode 23: "The Wonder Years" was a montage episode with footage from previous seasons which is why it is not listed as fourth episode credit
1989-1991 The Golden Girls Priest/Howard 2 episodes
1990 Brand New Life Professor Kratzman Episode 6: "Children of a Legal Mom"
Beauty and the Beast Martin Season 3 episode 7: "The Chimes at Midnight"
Law & Order Judge Marton/Trial Court Judge Greenbaum 2 episodes
Gabriel's Fire Lt. Axel Roark/Inspector Axel Roark 2 episodes
Perfect Strangers Herb Season 6 episodes 7 and 8: "The Men Who Knew Too Much: Part 1" and "The Men Who Knew Too Much: Part 2"
The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story George M. Hill TV movie
1990-1991 Columbo George 4 episodes
1990-1993 L.A. Law Lawyer Robert Richards 3 episodes
1991
Get a Life Jedidiah Season 1 episode 11: "Roots"
Love, Lies and Murder Judge Cavanaugh Miniseries
Absolute Strangers Dr. Dalton TV movie
Knots Landing Mr. Leland 2 episodes
Matlock Leo Kasabian Season 6 episode 3: "The Strangler"
Reasonable Doubts Raymond Lurie Season 1 episode 10: "Graduation Day"
Teech Alfred W. Litton Main role
13 episodes
Danger Team Carl Stalling Pilot
1992 Murphy Brown Dr. Armstrong Season 4 episode 7: "Heartfelt"
Civil Wars Robert Cutler Season 1 episode 12: "Whippet 'Til It Breaks"
Baby Talk Season 2 episode 17: "The Commitment"
The Torkelsons Dr. Euless Season 1 episode 20: "Aunt Poison"
A Private Matter Harvey TV film
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Dr. Andrews TV movie
1993 Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story TV movie
Heartbeat Dr. Green TV movie
Sisters Lucas Addler Season 3 episode 9: "Different"
Crime & Punishment Episode: "Our Denial"
Brooklyn Bridge Rabbi Meltzer Season 2 episode 9: "The Wild Pitch"
Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story TV movie
1993-1994 Blossom Mr. Finhorn/Mr. Piper 2 episodes
1993-1996 Dream On Fred Hoblit 6 episodes
1994 ABC Afterschool Special Mr. Pritchard Season 23 episode 1: "Boys Will Be Boys: the Ali Cooper Story"
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas Steve TV movie
CBS Schoolbreak Special Judge Donato Season 12 episode 1: "The Writing on the Wall"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Silhouette Cop Season 2 episode 5: "Church of Metropolis"
Coach Bill Jennings Season 7 episode 10: "Working Girl"
Family Album Miniseries
1994-1997 Living Single Jeffrey Higgins 4 episodes
1994-1998 Ellen Howard Morgan Recurring
27 episodes
1995 Empty Nest Funeral Director Season 7 episode 13: "Goodbye Charley"
Unhappily Ever After Doctor Season 1 episode 4: "The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall"
Grandpa's Funeral William Braimen TV short
Hudson Street Nelson Clifford Episode 8: "Contempt"
Hearts Afire Stratton Season 3 episode 14: "The Outsider"
1996 Murder One Professor Simon Adler Season 1 episode 11: "Chapter Eleven"
The Late Shift Peter Lassally TV film
ER Dr. Randall Season 2 episode 18: "A Shift in the Night"
Common Law Richard Episode 1: "Pilot"
Her Costly Affair Dr. Sorenson TV film
Was originally going to be released as Consensual Relations
NewsRadio Marty Jackson Season 3 episode 6: "Awards Show"
1997 Tracey Takes On... Police Detective Season 2 episode 2: "Fantasy"
Mad About You Professor Tomassi Season 5 episode 13: "Astrology"
Boy Meets World Arthur Kandib, PhD Season 4 episode 19: "Quiz Show"
Chicago Hope Clyde Tannen Season 3 episode 21: "Positive I.D.s"
1998 The Closer Saul Verna Episode 7: "Honor Thy Jack"
Melrose Place Victor Lewis Season 7 episode 9: "Where the Hookers Grow"
The Brian Benben Show Freddy Fontaine Episode 1: "Pilot"
About Sarah Lew Roth TV movie
The Tony Danza Show Dr. Wagner Episode 11: "Mini-pause"
Maggie Winters Mr. Undercoffler Episode 8: "And Those Who Can't"
1999 Action Irwin Episode 5: "Mr. Dragon Goes to Washington"
Get Real Dr. Chris Carlisle 6 episodes
2000 Family Law Abe Hollenback Season 1 episode 14: "Stealing Home"
City of Angels Dr. Solomon Season 1 episode 3: "Weenis Between Us"
JAG James Posey Season 5 episode 21: "The Witches of Gulfport"
Touched by an Angel Simon Tate Season 6 episode 23: "Monica's Bad Day"
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Dr. Harrison Season 2 episode 17: "Surgery"
Two Guys and a Girl Mark Breslin 2 episodes
The Practice A.D.A. Gavin Bullock 6 episodes
The West Wing Rep. Paul Dearborn, R Season 3 episode 9: "Bartlet for America"
2002 The Tick Judge James Kedukson Episode 7: "The Tick vs. Justice"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Uncle Rory Season 6 episode 16: "Hell's Bells"
Andy Richter Controls the Universe Arthur Season 1 episode 3: "Little Andy in Charge"
8 Simple Rules Clerk Season 1 episode 2: "Wall of Shame"
Judging Amy Mr. Dretler Season 4 episode 3: "Every Stranger's Face I See"
NYPD Blue Dr. Corey Barrish Season 10 episode 10: "Healthy McDowell Movement"
2002-2004 Still Standing Gene Michaels 2 episodes
2003 The Big O Old Man Voice
English version
Season 2 episode 6: "Eyewitness"
Credited as Stephan Gilborn
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Mr. Malvert Season 3 episode 18: "That Old Mac Magic"
Significant Others Ethan's Dad 2 episodes
2005 Complete Savages Town Councilman Episode 15: "Teen Things I Hate About You"
According to Jim Bertram Season 4 episode 19: "Take My Wife, Please"
Out of Practice Irv Episode 1: "Pilot"
2006 Without a Trace Abe Golde Season 4 episode 18: "The Road Home"
Rodney Mr. Pratt Unaired episode: "Potty Mouth"
2007 Damages Amos Denninger 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Alien Resurrection Father Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fox, Margalit. "Steven Gilborn, Stage and Television Actor, Dies at 72", The New York Times, January 12, 2009. Accessed January 12, 2009.

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