Todd Stashwick

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Todd Stashwick
Todd Stashwick - NYCC 2015 Con Man Bus.jpg
Stashwick during New York Comic Con in 2015
Born (1968-10-16) October 16, 1968 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Todd Stashwick (born October 16, 1968) is an American film and TV actor.

Life and career[edit]

Stashwick was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the suburbs right outside of the city. As a child he always had one eye on trying to make people laugh and working in Chicago at "The Second City". Soon after graduating from Illinois State University, he began performing at several local improvisational theaters and was quickly hired to tour with "The Second City" all over the country. Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, he moved to New York. Todd was up for Saturday Night Live the same year as fellow Second City Alumni David Koechner joined the cast.

While in New York, he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed Burn Manhattan all over the city under the direction of Shira Piven. (Other performers occasionally included Kate Walsh, Jeremy Piven and Spencer Kayden) Quickly, work in television and film drew him to Los Angeles where he shot several pilots and series including recurring work on the series M.D.s, American Dreams, Rodney and Still Standing.

Stashwick has had several guest-starring roles in numerous television shows, (see "Filmography" section below). He had a significant supporting role on The Riches playing Minnie Driver's nefarious cousin Dale until its cancellation in September 2008. Stashwick preempted the official announcement that the show was canceled when he announced the cancellation on his MySpace blog on September 25, 2008.


Despite his extensive television and movie work, he has not abandoned his love for improvising and performing. He was involved in improvisational school/theater in North Hollywood called The Hothouse. He has also taught and performed his style of organic improvisation internationally, directing the Liverpool based spontaneous theatre troupe Hoof!. He co-created "The Doubtful Guests", a Victorian themed macabre improvised cabaret longform that performs every October. He also performs a freeform improvised jam called "Mayfly" once a month at the Los Angeles improv studio Bang. He continues to travel the country teaching his philosophy of organic improvisation.


Todd is also the co-creator, along with DC and Marvel artist Dennis Calero of the online web comic Devil Inside, which had its launch at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Todd and Dennis met because Dennis had drawn Todd's character from Heroes into the Heroes online comic. The two decided to collaborate on their own title which is being self-published once a week in traditional serialized strip form on Todd's personal website, for free.

Devil Inside tells the story of Jack Springheel. aka The Devil, who has a crisis of conscience. He blasts out of hell and lands in the Nevada desert. He does not want to go back, he wants to quit. But there are forces conspiring to drag him back to hell. If he doesn't use his mojo he stays off the grid and they can't find him. But he is the Devil after all and old habits die hard, not using his powers proves more difficult than he thought. A man caught between what he is and what he wants to be. He's trying to stay one step ahead of his adversaries.

Todd and Dennis Calero are in development with the Syfy channel with their pilot Clandestine. The two will develop and write the pilot script for the swashbuckling space adventure/drama. The two will also serve as co-executive producers. John Shiban will serve as script supervisor.

Todd is also co-writing with Amy Hennig the untitled Star Wars video game for Visceral Games and Electronic Arts.[1]


Year Production Role Notes
1997 Remember WENN Link 1 episode
1998 Law & Order Roger Appel 1 episode
1998 Whacked Franky
1998 Spin City Television Director
1999 Lucid Days in Hell Max
1999–08 Law and Order: SVU Ricky Blaine; Matthew Parker 2 episodes
2000 Angel Vocah Demon
2000 Diagnosis Murder Peter Warbler 1 episode
2001 Close to Home Jerome TV movie
2001 Titus Chad 1 episode
2001 Providence Vic 1 episode
2001 Will & Grace Gabe Robinson 1 episode
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer M'Fashnik Demon
2001 Dark Angel Sally 1 episode
2001 Dharma & Greg Gunther 1 episode
2002 Scream at the Sound of the Beep Romero
2002 L.A.X. Gruber
2002–03 American Dreams 4 episodes
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Matthew 1 episode
2002 She Spies Agent Trent Kimbrell, The Ice Man 1 episode
2002 MDs Ribeye 3 episodes
2003 These Guys TV movie
2003 Law and Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Scott Borman 1 episode
2003 The Rundown Quadrant Manager
2003 The Guardian Jed Tobin 2 episodes
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Nate 1 episode
2004 The Drew Carey Show Tyler 1 episode
2004–11 CSI: Miami Steve Davis; Fred Massey 2 episodes
2004 Along Came Polly Security Officer
2004 The Wrong Coast Various Celebrity Voices TV miniseries
2004 Monk Winston Brenner 1 episode
2004 Stuck in the Suburbs Len
2004 Boston Legal Matthew Calder 1 episode
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Talok 1 episode
2005 Out of Practice Frankie 1 episode
2005 Rodney Kirk 2 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Ira Feinstein 1 episode
2005–07 Weeds Cash the Security Guard 2 episodes
2006 Community Service Kirk TV movie
2006 Crossing Jordan Bank Manager Raleigh 1 episode
2005–2006 Still Standing Kyle Polsky 4 episodes
2006 Four Kings Iguana Guy 1 episode
2006–2007 The War at Home Jeffrey 4 episodes
2006 How I Met Your Mother Captain Steve 1 episode
2006 You, Me and Dupree Tony
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Bill 1 episode
2007 Live! David
2007 Phineas and Ferb Jack Johnson Recurring role
2007–11 Burn Notice Carmelo Dante 2 episodes
2007 The Air I Breathe Franklin
2007–08 The Riches Dale Malloy 20 episodes
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Myron Stark/T-888 Episode: "Self Made Man"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Alan Walters 1 episode
2008 Supernatural Shapeshifter, Dracula 1 episode
2008 Life James Brenford 1 episode
2008 Surfer, Dude Vic Hayes
2008 Psych Frankjim Ogletree 1 episode
2008 The Middleman Mr. White 1 episode
2008 The Game Dean Bristol 1 episode
2009 Lie to Me Hugh Ellis 1 episode
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Sandy Goodman 2 episodes
2009 Saving Grace Teddy Kornblum 1 episode
2009 Kath & Kim Jaclson James 1 episode
2009 The Mentalist Jared Renfrew 1 episode
2009 The Karenskys Little Max Karensky TV movie
2009–10 Heroes Eli 6 episodes
2010–11 Detroit 1-8-7 Henry Malloy 3 episodes
2010 $h*! My Dad Says Dickey Todd 2 episodes
2010 Childrens Hospital Officer 1 episode
2010 The Good Guys Kasson 1 episode
2010 Dark Blue 1 episode
2010 Helpless Detective Miller Short
2010 Stalker Chronicles Ringleader 1 episode
2010 Friendship! Darryl
2010 Secret of the Black Cat Elliot Short
2010 To Be Friends Him
2011 Men of a Certain Age 4 episodes
2011 The Glades Jared Nolan 1 episode
2011 Better with You Miles 2 episodes
2011 Private Practice Brett 1 episode
2011 The Proposition Miles Short
2011 Supah Ninjas Eternum 1 episode
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz The Cowardly Lion Voice role; video
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Additional voices Voice role
2012 April Apocalypse The Priest
2012 Letting Go Matheson
2012 Grassroots Nick Ricochet
2012 The Exes Grant 1 episode
2012 Justified Ash Murphy 4 episodes
2012 How to Cheat on Your Wife Taylor Swift TV movie
2012 Leverage Tommy Madsen 1 episode
2013 Teen Wolf Henry Tate Recurring role
2013 Criminal Minds Eddie Lee Wilcox
2013 The Originals Father Kieran O'Connell Recurring role
2013 Mockingbird Thomas
2014 Gotham Richard Sionis Season 1, 1 episode; Season 2, 1 episode
2015– 12 Monkeys Deacon Series regular
TBA Untitled Visceral Games's Star Wars Video Game Co-writer alongside Amy Hennig


  1. ^ Dyer, Mitch (11 April 2014). "Todd Stashwick Co-Writing Visceral's Star Wars Game". IGN. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 

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