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November 17, 1977
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Comedian, Rapper, Record producer|
Stu Stone (born Stuart Eisenstein on November 17, 1977) is a Canadian film, television, and voice-over actor as well as a producer of TV/film and music. Stone also has toured as a comedian and rapper. In March 2009, Stone was named one of the "10 most innovative on the web" for his groundbreaking work on The Sunday Nite Stu, a live streaming show and his TSM Radio Show, recognized as the longest running podcast of all time. He was also named one of the most influential Canadians of all time in the Macleans magazine 110th anniversary issue.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Filmography
- 3 Video Game Roles
- 4 Director
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Discography
- 7 Videography
- 8 See also
- 9 Other works
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Early life and acting career
Stone was born Stuart Eisenstein in Thornhill, Ontario. He started his acting career at age 2 and appeared in some Canadian TV commercials as a child actor in Toronto. He made his major motion picture debut in Heavenly Bodies as Joey, Samantha Blair (played by Cynthia Dale)'s son, in 1984. Since then, he has guest-starred in many TV series such as Goosebumps, Boston Public, and Flash Forward. He starred in animated features such as Babar: The Movie and The Magic School Bus as a voice-over actor. He has also done voice-over work for Care Bears and voices both main characters in the Canadian cartoon Carl Squared. He also had a role in the cult films Donnie Darko and The Boys Club. After graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles, California to continue his career in acting.
Stone's hidden talent for rapping was "discovered" at the first public screening of Donnie Darko at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. As the projector in a screening caused trouble, he jumped on the stage and started rapping and dancing to audience. He also created his own freestyle character "Stu the Jew" there. When his accidental rap debut was well received, he got an idea of starting a band to pursue a music career. That was the moment his local LA band "The Stone Movement" was born.
On July 27, 2001, the band debuted on stage at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood and had been playing to sold-out audiences on the California club scene ever since. Stone was a lead vocalist in the band and they mixed "a little rock and pop and hip-hop and underground" to create a whole new brand of music.
In 2006, Stone and actor/comedian (and also close friend) Jamie Kennedy starred together in the MTV reality show Blowin' Up, which showed the journey the two went through to create a hit rap album and "blowin' up". After the show aired its finale, the album Stone and Kennedy created was released, which was titled Blowin' Up to correspond with their reality series, and both also appeared on the MTV show True Love. The album featured guest appearances from Houston rapper Paul Wall and Bay Area rapper E-40, as well as actors Bob Saget and Jason Biggs.
Stone has been known to tour off and on with Kennedy on his stand-up tours, performing songs from the Blowin' Up album, as well as the song "The Left One", featured on Kennedy's Unwashed album. Shows on this variety are routinely opened by comedian Bill Dawes, and at times have had guests, such as Saget at a November 17, 2006, Las Vegas show.
Stone recently[when?] completed a tour of Iraq and Kuwait with Kennedy, Dawes, B Boy Casper, DJ Joey Nicks, and Paul Wall. "Circle Circle Dot Dot" recently[when?] went to #1 on YouTube. The Lego-themed video sparked new life into the Blowin' Up project. As of summer 2008, it is one of the most viewed videos ever on the site, with over 10 million views.
Stone also released his own album, as noted on his internet radio show, TSM (The Stone Movement) Radio. Stu Stone Return of the Stone Movement is available now on iTunes and digitally worldwide on all platforms, most probably through the Warner Brothers label, who also released Blowin' Up as a part of a three feature deal.
"The Sunday Nite Stu"
Stu hosted his own show, "The Sunday Nite Stu", which was originally broadcast online through Stickam webcasts. His show aired Sundays at 9 PM PST drawing in over 300 thousand viewers monthly. He brought along a variety of guest stars and anyone with a Stickam account could join his live room and watch or even get a chance to chat with him. The show was the first ever on the Stickam site and in 2012, "Sunday Nite Stu" celebrated over 10 million viewers! Recent guests included Colt Cabana, The Last Goodnight, Paul Wall, Young Church, Elliott Yamin, Kaz James, Jared McMullin, Andy Milonakis, and Chester French.
Stu Stone's TSM RADIO podcast continues to be one of the most listened to on the net. Stu's no holds barred interviews often give a chance for fans to hear their favourite artists and actors speak in a more "candid" fashion. Guests have included Tila Tequila, Perez Hilton, Jason Wahler, Talan Torriero, Elliott Yamin, Bonnie McKee, Everlast, Lucy Walsh, Dennis Haskins, Rohan Marley, Edward Furlong, Flower Tucci, Chyna, Kendra Jade, Christy Hemme, Diamond Dallas Page, Bobby Lee, Cisco Adler, and many others.
"Criss Angel: Believe"
Stu Stone worked as the producer of magician Criss Angel's television series. He also produced "Criss Angel: Loyal Saturday" and "Criss Angel: Live Wire" broadcasts.
Stone's most infamous film role was in the film Donnie Darko.
"Magic School Bus"
Stuart "Stu" Stone was the voice of Ralphie on the animated series "Magic School Bus".
"Championship Wrestling From Hollywood"
Stu Stone performs regularly on the weekly pro-wrestling series "Championship Wrestling From Hollywood". Stone handles commentary on the broadcast as well as performing alongside his stable of wrestlers: The Family Stone.
"Friday Night Cranks"
Stone often plays a recurring role as Ralphie, an homage to a character from his past, in the online prank show Friday Night Cranks with Jared McMullin.
Stone along with his partner Adam Rodness formed the company 5'7 films. Stone served as director and co-writer on the film The Haunted House On Kirby Road, which won best horror feature at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. Stu Stone also won best director for the film at the CineView film festival. 5'7 films has announced a second feature with Breakthrough entertainment which will once again put Stone in the director's chair. Another horror film revolving around Scarecrows. The company also has said they will be releasing an investigative documentary feature on the world of baseball cards.
|1984||Heavenly Bodies||Joel Blair|
|The Edison Twins||Pete||TV series - 1 episode|
|Kay O'Brien||Danny Villaneuva||TV series - 1 episode|
|1987||My Pet Monster||Chuckie (voice)||TV series|
|1988||War of the Worlds||Bobby||TV series - 1 episode|
|Clifford's Fun with Letters||Voice||Video short|
|AlfTales||Additional Voices||TV series|
|1989||Babar||Cousin Arthur (1989–1990) / Alexander #2 (1990–1991)||TV series|
|The Teddy Bears' Picnic||Wally Bear (voice)||TV special|
|1990||The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3||Junior (voice)||TV series - 1 episode|
|1990-91||The Raccoons||Bentley Raccoon (voice)||TV series - 7 episodes|
|1991||Wish Kid||Darryl Singletary (voice)||TV series|
|Rupert (TV series)||Additional Voices||TV series|
|Swamp Thing||Additional Voices||TV series - 5 episodes|
|Super Mario World||Additional Voices||TV series|
|Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures||Additional Voices||TV series - DIC version only|
|Beetlejuice||Ramon||TV series - 1 episode|
|1992||Used People||Cousin Stevie|
|Maniac Mansion||Frankie Vaughn||TV series - 1 episode|
|The Teddy Bears' Christmas||Wally Bear||TV Movie|
|1989-93||Katts and Dog||Buddie||TV series - 6 episodes|
|1993||Dog City||Eddie (voice)||TV series - 1 episode|
|1993-1994||Tales from the Cryptkeeper||(voice)||TV series - 6 episodes|
|1994||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Doug Johnston||TV series - 1 episode|
|The Tick||Charles [Brainchild] (voice)||TV series - 1 episode|
|Highlander: The Animated Series||Various||TV series|
|WildC.A.T.S.||Additional Voices||TV series|
|1995||Goosebumps||Brian Colson||TV series - 1 episode|
|Little Bear||Additional Voices||TV series|
|Ultraforce||Additional Voices||TV series|
|1996||Flash Forward||Jack Debbens||TV series - 6 episodes|
|Journey to the Centre of the Earth||(voice)||TV special|
|Ace Ventura: Pet Detective||Additional Voices||TV series|
|1997||The Boys Club||Brad|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||Kid||TV series - 1 episode|
|1994-97||The Magic School Bus||Ralphie Tennelli (voice)||TV series - 52 episodes|
|The Busy World of Richard Scarry||Kenny Bear (seasons 1-3) / Manuel / Pig Will (seasons 1-3) / Pig Won't||TV series|
|1998||Pacific Blue||Jason Sanchez||TV series - 1 episode|
|1999||The Pretender||Chris||TV series - 1 episode|
|Vendetta||Tony Provenzano||TV film made for HBO|
|2000||Damaged Goods||Felix||TV film|
|The Independent||Jack Barth|
|2001||Da Möb||JT (voice)||TV series|
|Donnie Darko||Ronald Fisher|
|Joy Ride||Danny, Lewis' Roommate|
|2001||Tracey McBean||Additional Voices||TV series|
|2002||Boston Public||Jordan Murphy||TV series - 1 episode|
|2004||Cyberchase||Sheldon, Scritter (voice)||TV series - 1 episode|
|Braceface||Taylor Knight (voice)||TV series - 1 episode|
|Mutant X||Einstein||TV series - 1 episode|
|Serial Killing 4 Dummys||Amil|
|NCIS||Dillon||TV series - 1 episode|
|2005||Carl Squared||Carl Crashman/C2 (voice)||TV series [2005-]|
|2007||Kickin' It Old Skool||DJ Tanner|
|Fated (Short)||Agent Cliff|
|Life on the Line||Hunter|
Video Game Roles
- Palace Pets App- Sundrop
Awards and nominations
Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA)
|2008||Nominated||ELAN Awards||Best Male Voice Over in an Animated Feature or Television Production, for Episode 32 "Superstar" in Carl Squared|
|2016||Winner||Toronto Independent Film Festival||Best Horror Feature for The Haunted House on Kirby Road|
|2016||Winner||CineView Film Festival||Best Director for The Haunted House on Kirby Road|
|Album information||Track list & Credits for each track|
|Album information||Tracklist & Credits for each track|
|Return of the Stone Movement (album)
- "Save the Gingers (Red Head Woman)" (2010)
- "Super Bird" (2011)
- "Kid On X-Mas" feat Jamie Kennedy (2011)
- "Breathe" – written and produced by Stu Stone and Kaz James
- "Subwoofers in the Neighborhood" – written and produced by Stu Stone and Kaz James
Jamie Kennedy & Stu Stone
|2006||"Rollin' With Saget"(featuring Bob Saget)||Dave Dean|
|"Circle Circle Dot Dot" (unreleased version)||Dave Dean|
|2007||"Circle Circle Dot Dot" (Lego version)||Nate Blurr (Blunty3000)|
|"1984"||Janet Roston & Gerry Stansgar|
|2011||"Kid On X-Mas"||Ilya Farfell|
|2008||"Breathe"(featuring Kaz James)||Fred Schepisi|
|2010||"Save the Gingers"||Ron Howard|
|2011||"Super Bird"||David Finkelstein|
|2013||"Ordinary Girl"||Jeremy Foley|
|2012||"I Just Wanna"||Ilya Farfel|
|2013||"High As Hell"||Ilya Farfel|
- Commercial for Maple Leaf Foods Ham (at age 4) and Kraft Dinner (at age 2).
- Stu Stone has scored and composed music for many television and film projects and continues to do so with high acclaim.
- Stu Stone has produced television shows and films including "Kickin It Old Skool" and "Blowin' Up" in which he served as Exec Producer.
- Stu Stone has a recurring role as "Ralphie" on the prank call show Friday Night Cranks.
- Stu Stone appears weekly on the wrestling television program "Championship Wrestling from Hollywood" where he provides color commentary, as well as serving as the manager for his own wrestling stable, The Family Stone.
- Stu Stone is the producer of the television show "Criss Angel: Believe" on Spike TV.
- Stu Stone wrote and directed The Haunted House on Kirby Road