Timothy Stack

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Timothy Stack
Timothy Clifton Stack

(1954-11-21) November 21, 1954 (age 68)
Occupation(s)Actor, screenwriter, producer
Years active1979 – present
Notable credit(s) Night Stand with Dick Dietrick , Son of the Beach , My Name Is Earl
Spouse(s)Jan A. Stack; 2 children

Timothy Clifton Stack (born November 21, 1954) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.


Life and career


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


In 1986, he appeared in a five-episode arc of Punky Brewster, as rule-obsessed but unfeeling DCFS social worker Simon Chillings, originally charged with Henry's petition to adopt Punky, but who instead 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.

1990s and early 2000s

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 .

Stack then played 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.

Other work

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 Son of the Beach. He also starred as the principal in Idle Hands .

Stack has guest starred in several popular sitcoms over the years, including Benson , Laverne & Shirley , Night Court , The Wonder Years , Seinfeld , Wings , Malcolm in the Middle , Curb Your Enthusiasm , and The Golden Girls . [2] He lives with his wife Jan Stack and their children Murphy and Doyle. [1]

He hosts the computer DVD game Outburst . [3]



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 TicksTimRocky Lang
1994 Clifford Kevin's FatherPaul Flaherty
It's Pat Doctor Adam Bernstein
1996 Dear God Cousin Guy, the Postal Cop Garry Marshall
1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue LampyRobert C. Ramirez
1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars LampyRobert 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
2007Welcome to ParadiseEugene Fennig Brent Huff

TV series

1981 Lou Grant Mayberry4.10 "Boomerang"
ThornwellMeans Television film
Days of Our Lives Mark Garrett
Quincy, M.E. Mr. Crowley7.03 "Slow Boat to Madness"
Trapper John, M.D. Male Patient2.17 "The Albatross"; 3.13 "Angel of Mercy"
1982 Benson C.C. McFadden3.16 "Getting Even"
Desire, the VampireDarylTelevision film
Laverne & Shirley Bank Teller8.06 "Death Row"
1983 The Winds of War Yeoman RyanTelevision miniseries
Murder Me, Murder You NattyTelevision film
Reggie Tom Lockett1983
AfterMASH Ernie Temple / Heard1.07 "Little Broadcast of '53"; 2.06 "The Recovery Room"
1984 Cagney & Lacey Bartender4.03 "Insubordination"
1985 The Facts of Life Carl6.16 "Jazzbeau"
Remington Steele Arthur McKinley Reynolds III3.15 "Springtime for Steele"
The Paper Chase 3.10 "It's Only a Show"
1986That's My Mama Now!DeuceTelevision film
Punky Brewster Simon P. Chillings2.17 "Changes"
It's a Living Raymond4.06 "Night at the Iguana"
1987 Night Court Bill / Tim Bond / Mr. Marley4.14 "The Modest Proposal"; 6.18 "From Snoop to Nuts"; 7.15 "Wedding Bell Blues"
Starman Henry Kimble1.18 "The Wedding"
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter Murray De Lamour1.05 "Beans and the Satanic Backwards Masking Conspiracy"
Thirtysomething Maitre D' / Valet Parking Attendant / Movie Ticket Seller1.05 "But Not for Me"
1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Officer Swan32.19 "Justin Case"
1989 ALF Jim4.11 "Happy Together"
Free Spirit Dick Drake1.11 "Radio Nights"
Doctor Doctor Sam1.03 "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 Bell5.25 "The President's Coming! The President's Coming!"
Tales from the Crypt Frank2.17 "My Brother's Keeper"
Hurricane SamBob KelvinTelevision film
Almost Vegas
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Mr. Martin Lewis1990–1993
1991 The Flash Jim Kline1.11 "The Trickster"
Father Dowling Mysteries Stu3.21 "The Consulting Detective Mystery"
My Life and Times Daniel Miller1.04 "Millennium"; 1.05 "Fare on Park Avenue"
Pacific Station 1.03 "A Man's Best Friend"
1992 Maid for Each Other Larry the LawyerTelevision film
Ring of the Musketeers  [ de ]1st Federal Agent
1993 Johnny Bago Lee Corsair / Bob Burrows / National Tattletale Reporter1.01 "Johnny Bago Free at Last"; 1.04 "Johnny's Golden Shaft"; 1.06 "Lady Madonna"; 1.07 "Spotting Elvis"
The Wonder Years Mr. Plenitzer6.17 "Eclipse"
Seinfeld Dwayne5.07 "The Glasses"
The John Larroquette Show Feinberg1.09 "There's a Mister Hitler Here to See You"
The Mommies Detective Malone1.12 "Christmas"
1994 Nurses Oscar3.13 "Parental Guidance Suggested"
The Second Half Charles1.12 "Far and Awry"
L.A. Law Stanton's Atty. Stoddard8.19 "Tunnel of Love"
Wings Mr. Elias5.24 "A Decent Proposal"
1995 On Our Own Mr. Pinapel1.14 "The Boarder"
My Brother's KeeperFather FrankTelevision film
Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Dick DietrickSeries Lead (1995–1997)
2000 Son of the Beach Notch JohnsonSeries Lead (2000–2002)
2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Jack Rafferty2005–2013
Malcolm in the Middle Sam6.20 "Stilts"
The Surreal Life Jeff Probe5.07 "Voted Out of Vegas"
2005 My Name Is Earl TV's Tim Stack2005–2009
2007Tim Stack's Family VacationTV's Tim Stack Television pilot
2012 Raising Hope TV's Tim Stack / Notch Johnson (uncredited)2.12 "Gambling Again"; 3.19 "Making the Band"
2018 LA to Vegas Hot Tea1.02 "The Yips and the Dead"

Producer/executive producer

1995Night Stand with Dick DietrickExecutive producer (1995–1996)
2000Son of the BeachExecutive producer (2000–2002)
2005My Name Is EarlConsulting producer (2005–2009)
2007Tim Stack's Family VacationExecutive producer (2000–2002)
2010Raising HopeConsulting producer (2010–2014)
2015 The Millers Consulting producer (2014–2015)


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)
1988Glory DaysTelevision film
1989Doctor Doctor2.02 "Member of the Club"
1992What She Doesn't KnowTelevision film
1994On Our Own1.11 "That's My Car and I'm Sticking to It"; 1.18 "Little Rascals"
1995Night Stand with Dick Dietrick86 episodes (1995–1997)
1997 Family Matters 9.06 "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read"; 9.21 "Lost in Space"
2000Son of the Beach42 episodes (2000–2002)
2005My Name Is Earl7 episodes (2005–2009)
2011Raising Hope9 episodes (2011–2014)
2015The Millers2.11 "Hero"
Kirby Buckets 2.03 "The Gil in My Life"

Awards and nominations

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 SeriesNominated
2006Best New SeriesNominated

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