Timothy Stack

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Timothy Stack
Born (1956-11-21) November 21, 1956 (age 60)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Composer
Years active 1979 – present
Notable credit(s) Night Stand with Dick Dietrick, Son of the Beach
Spouse(s) Jan A. Stack

Timothy Stack (born November 21, 1956) is an American film and television actor, producer and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]


Timothy was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the son of Joan and Tom Stack.[1] He graduated from the Philadelphia-area prep school Germantown Academy in 1973 and graduated from Boston College in 1978. After graduating, Tim moved to Los Angeles and quickly joined the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings in 1979.

On television[edit]

The 1980s[edit]

In 1986, he appeared in a five-episode arc of Punky Brewster, as rule-obsessed but unfeeling DCFS social worker Simon Chillings. Chillings was originally charged with Henry's petition to adopt Punky, but instead, he removes her from Henry's care, concerned Henry could not adequately support her after his business burns down and he is hospitalized with an ulcer. Convinced Punky would be permanently better off with another foster family, he places her with a wealthy couple, Jules and Tiffany Buckworth. Ultimately, Jules Buckworth leaves Tiffany and returns Punky to Henry, who completes the adoption. When Simon calls Henry's new studio to congratulate him on the adoption, he reaches Mike, who laughs, reminding him he was the one trying to keep them apart. Simon states that he has quit his job with DCFS and has become romantically involved with Tiffany Buckworth.

The 1990s and early 2000s[edit]

In the early 1990s, Stack appeared as the father of the main character on Parker Lewis Can't Lose. He later starred as Dick Dietrick on the raunchy talk show send-up/satire Night Stand with Dick Dietrick.

The role Stack is probably best known for is Notch Johnson on Son of the Beach, a Howard Stern-produced Baywatch send-up which aired on the FX cable channel from 2000 to 2002. Stern claimed that extras on Son of the Beach insisted on being paid extra before they would do kissing scenes with Stack.

Stack also starred as a fictionalized version of himself on My Name is Earl.

Other work[edit]

Stack continues to get regular voiceover work, e.g. The Brave Little Toaster film series, as Lampy the orange desktop lamp. Beginning in 2005, Stack started appearing in a recurring sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno called Pumpcast News. In the sketch, Stack plays a fictional cable news reporter who interacts with customers at gas pumps-–sometimes completely taking people off guard. Stack also acted out a fictional version of himself on the television program My Name Is Earl, in which he was depicted as an arrogant, depressed, alcoholic resident of Camden County who frequently hosted beauty pageants and parades.

He also wrote several episodes of both Son of the Beach and My Name Is Earl. He also starred as the principal in Idle Hands.

Stack has guest starred in several popular sitcoms over the years, including Benson, Laverne and Shirley, Night Court, The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Wings, Malcolm in the Middle and The Golden Girls.[2] He lives with his wife Jan Stack and their children Murphy and Doyle.[3]

He hosts the computer DVD game Outburst.[4]



Year Film Role Director Notes
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Melvin's Crew Colin Higgins
1985 The Aviator First Officer George T. Miller
1986 Back to School Trendy Man Alan Metter
1987 Blind Date Grant Blake Edwards
The Brave Little Toaster Lampy / Zeke Jerry Rees
1989 Martians Go Home Seagrams David Odell
1992 Double Trouble Albers John Paragon
Nervous Ticks Tim Rocky Lang
1994 Clifford Kevin's Father Paul Flaherty
It's Pat Doctor Adam Bernstein
1996 Dear God Cousin Guy, the Postal Cop Gary Marshall
1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Lampy Robert C. Ramirez
1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Lampy Robert C. Ramirez
1999 Idle Hands Principal Tidwell Rodman Flender
2000 Cast Away Morgan Stockton Robert Zemeckis
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Doctor Troy Miller
Scary Movie 3 Carson Ward David Zucker
2004 Teacher's Pet Daddy Timothy Björklund
2005 American Pie Presents: Band Camp Mr. Nelson Steve Rash
2006 Funny Money Dr. Rogers Leslie Greif
2007 Welcome to Paradise Eugene Fennig Brent Huff

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Lou Grant Mayberry 4.10 "Boomerang"
Thornwell Means Television film
Days of Our Lives Mark Garrett
Quincy M.E. Mr. Crowley 7.03 "Slow Boat to Madness"
Trapper John, M.D. Male Patient 2.17 "The Albatross"; 3.13 "Angel of Mercy"
1982 Benson C.C. McFadden 3.16 "Getting Even"
Desire, the Vampire Daryl Television film
Laverne & Shirley Bank Teller 8.06 "Death Row"
1983 The Winds of War Yeoman Ryan Television miniseries
Murder Me, Murder You Natty Television film
Reggie Tom Lockett 1983
AfterMASH Ernie Temple / Heard 1.07 "Little Broadcast of '53"; 2.06 "The Recovery Room"
1984 Cagney & Lacey Bartender 4.03 "Insubordination"
1985 The Facts of Life Carl 6.16 "Jazzbeau"
Remington Steele Arthur McKinley Reynolds III 3.15 "Springtime for Steele"
The Paper Chase 3.10 "It's Only a Show"
1986 That's My Mama Now! Deuce Television film
Punky Brewster Simon P. Chillings 2.17 "Changes"
It's a Living Raymond 4.06 "Night at the Iguana"
1987 Night Court Bill / Tim Bond / Mr. Marley 4.14 "The Modest Proposal"; 6.18 "From Snoop to Nuts"; 7.15 "Wedding Bell Blues"
Starman Henry Kimble 1.18 "The Wedding"
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter Murray De Lamour 1.05 "Beans and the Satanic Backwards Masking Conspiracy"
Thirtysomething Maitre D' / Valet Parking Attendant / Movie Ticket Seller 1.05 "But Not for Me"
1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Officer Swan 32.19 "Justin Case"
1989 ALF Jim 4.11 "Happy Together"
Free Spirit Dick Drake 1.11 "Radio Nights"
Doctor Doctor Sam 1.03 "Running on M.D."; 1.04 "The M.D. Nest Syndrome"; 2.04 "Bachelor Doctor"; 2.13 "No Free Lunch"
1990 The Golden Girls Agent Bell 5.25 "The President's Coming! The President's Coming!"
Tales from the Crypt Frank 2.17 "My Brother's Keeper"
Hurricane Sam Bob Kelvin Television film
Almost Vegas
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Mr. Martin Lewis 1990–1993
1991 The Flash Jim Kline 1.11 "The Trickster"
Father Dowling Mysteries Stu 3.21 "The Consulting Detective Mystery"
My Life and Times Daniel Miller 1.04 "Millennium"; 1.05 "Fare on Park Avenue"
Pacific Station 1.03 "A Man's Best Friend"
1992 Maid for Each Other Larry the Lawyer Television film
Ring of the Musketeers 1st Federal Agent
1993 Johnny Bago Lee Corsair / Bob Burrows / National Tattletale Reporter 1.01 "Johnny Bago Free at Last"; 1.04 "Johnny's Golden Shaft"; 1.06 "Lady Madonna"; 1.07 "Spotting Elvis"
The Wonder Years Mr. Plenitzer 6.17 "Eclipse"
Seinfeld Dwayne 5.07 "The Glasses"
The John Larroquette Show Feinberg 1.09 "There's a Mister Hitler Here to See You"
The Mommies Detective Malone 1.12 "Christmas"
1994 Nurses Oscar 3.13 "Parental Guidance Suggested"
The Second Half Charles 1.12 "Far and Awry"
L.A. Law Stanton's Atty. Stoddard 8.19 "Tunnel of Love"
Wings Mr. Elias 5.24 "A Decent Proposal"
1995 On Our Own Mr. Pinapel 1.14 "The Boarder"
My Brother's Keeper Father Frank Television film
Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Dick Dietrick Series Lead (1995–1997)
2000 Son of the Beach Notch Johnson Series Lead (2000–2002)
2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Jack Rafferty 2005–2013
Malcolm in the Middle Sam 6.20 "Stilts"
The Surreal Life Jeff Probe 5.07 "Voted Out of Vegas"
2005 My Name Is Earl TV's Tim Stack 2005–2009
2007 Tim Stack's Family Vacation TV's Tim Stack Television pilot
2012 Raising Hope TV's Tim Stack / Notch Johnson (uncredited) 2.12 "Gambling Again"; 3.19 "Making the Band"

Producer/executive producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1995 Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Executive producer (1995–1996)
2000 Son of the Beach Executive producer (2000–2002)
2005 My Name Is Earl Consulting producer (2005–2009)
2007 Tim Stack's Family Vacation Executive producer (2000–2002)
2010 Raising Hope Consulting producer (2010–2014)
2015 The Millers Consulting producer (2014–2015)


Year Title Notes
1986 Saturday Night Live 11.17 "Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily"; 11.18 "Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic" (additional sketches)
1988 Glory Days Television film
1989 Doctor Doctor 2.02 "Member of the Club"
1992 What She Doesn't Know Television film
1994 On Our Own 1.11 "That's My Car and I'm Sticking to It"; 1.18 "Little Rascals"
1995 Night Stand with Dick Dietrick 86 episodes (1995–1997)
1997 Family Matters 9.06 "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read"; 9.21 "Lost in Space"
2000 Son of the Beach 42 episodes (2000–2002)
2005 My Name Is Earl 7 episodes (2005–2009)
2011 Raising Hope 9 episodes (2011–2014)
2015 The Millers 2.11 "Hero"
Kirby Buckets 2.03 "The Gil in My Life"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
2005 Writers Guild of America Award My Name Is Earl (shared with Barbie Adler, Bobby Bowman, Vali Chandrasekaran, J.B. Cook, Brad Copeland, Victor Fresco, Gregory Thomas Garcia, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Michael Pennie, Hilary Winston and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel) Best Comedy Series Nominated
2006 Best New Series Nominated


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