Stuart Nisbet

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Stuart Nisbet
Stuart Nisbet in The Virginian 1970.jpg
Stuart Nisbet in The Virginian 1970
BornJanuary 17, 1934
DiedJune 23, 2016(2016-06-23) (aged 82)

Stuart Nisbet (January 17, 1934 – June 23, 2016) was an American character actor and former President of the Nesbitt/Nisbet Society of North America.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Nisbet studied theater at Los Angeles City College and California State University, Los Angeles.[2]


Nisbet guest starred on such television shows as Mama's Family; Murder, She Wrote; L.A. Law; Little House on the Prairie; Quincy, M.E. (in 2 episodes); Three's Company; McMillan & Wife; Emergency!; The Rockford Files; Kolchak: The Night Stalker; Happy Days; Adam-12 (in 2 episodes); Columbo (in 2 episodes); Cannon; Mannix (in 5 episodes); Night Gallery; Bonanza (in 9 episodes); Laredo, McCloud; The Partridge Family; Love, American Style (in 2 episodes); The Name of the Game; Dragnet (in 8 episodes); The Golden Girls; Get Smart (in 3 episodes); Mayberry R.F.D.; The Wild Wild West; The Monkees; Dundee and the Culhane, Mission: Impossible; Bewitched; My Three Sons; The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; The Fugitive; Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.; The Munsters; Dennis the Menace (as Mr. Wade), and The Dukes Of Hazzard. Nisbet appeared in several roles in a total of 19 episodes of the western TV series The Virginian. He appeared in 6 episodes of Barnaby Jones and 9 of Bonanza.

For more than 20 years, Nisbet ran the Baker-Nisbet casting agency, which he co-founded, in Hollywood.[3]


Nisbet died on June 23, 2016, at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, California. He was 82. He was survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Third of a Man Uncredited
1963 The Quick and the Dead
1966 For Pete's Sake
1967 Hot Rods to Hell Surgeon Uncredited
1967 The Ride to Hangman's Tree Russell Uncredited
1967 In the Heat of the Night Shuie
1967 Games Detective
1968 Yours, Mine and Ours Man of the Cloth
1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West Man Going Upstairs Uncredited
1968 Dragnet 1968 Gideon C. Dengle Poses as Policeman and Fire Chief
1969 Angel in My Pocket Sheriff [5]
1969 Love Is a Funny Thing Uncredited
1971 How to Frame a Figg Gentry Groat
1972 The Loners Bridegroom
1973 Slither Buddy
1973 The Mad Bomber Attorney
1973 Your Three Minutes Are Up Dr. Claymore
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Couple at Station #2
1974 The Law Lieutenant Norland
1974 Earthquake Loudspeaker Voice Voice, Uncredited
1974 The Missiles of October Reporter #2 TV movie
1975 Hearts of the West Lucky
1977 Oh, God! Doorman Uncredited
1978 Mr. Too Little Missionary Worker
1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys Veterinarian
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Anchor Person #2
1995 Murder in the First Harve
1995 Casino LA Banker


  1. ^ Rolinson, Raymond Nisbet; Nesbitt, Mark (2008). Nesbitt & Nisbet Artists. Nesbitt/Nisbet Society. ISBN 9781897875124. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Stuart Nisbet, 82". Classic Images (494): 54. August 2016.
  3. ^ Lentz, Harris M., III (2017). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2016. McFarland. ISBN 9781476670317. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (July 1, 2016). "Character actor Stuart Nisbet dead at 82". Fox News Entertainment. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. ^ Reid, John Howard (2005). Hollywood's Miracles of Entertainment. pp. 10–12. ISBN 9781411635227. Retrieved 22 November 2014.

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