Jan. 31st, 1940
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Stuart Margolin (born January 31, 1940) is an American film and television actor and director.
Television Margolin is best known for his role on the television show The Rockford Files, playing Evelyn "Angel" Martin, the shifty friend and former cellmate of Jim Rockford (James Garner). Margolin won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series in this role, in 1979 and 1980; he is one of only four actors to win this award twice for the same role.
Margolin played Rabbi David Small in the 1976 movie, Lanigan's Rabbi, based on the series of mystery novels written by Harry Kemelman. Scheduling conflicts prevented him from continuing the role in the short-lived TV series of the same name that aired in 1977 as part of the "NBC Sunday Mystery Movie," where Small was played by Bruce Solomon. Margolin was earlier paired with James Garner in a 1971-72 TV Western series entitled Nichols, where he played a character somewhat similar to the Angel character he played in The Rockford Files. That show only lasted for one season. Margolin appeared in two episodes of the television series M*A*S*H ("Bananas, Cracker and Nuts", "Operation Noselift"), The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, an episode of Land of the Giants ("The Mechanical Man"), Twelve O'Clock High ("Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet"), The Monkees ("Monkees Watch Their Feet"), Love, American Style, The Fall Guy and Magnum, P.I. His brother Arnold Margolin was the executive producer of the Love, American Style series. In May 2009, Margolin appeared on an episode of 30 Rock, opposite Alan Alda; it was the first time the two actors appeared together since M*A*S*H in 1974. Margolin appears in the 2009 CTV/CBS police drama series The Bridge.
Film Margolin appeared in films such as Kelly's Heroes, Death Wish, Futureworld and The Big Bus. He also played Sheriff in a black and white episode of Gunsmoke.
Margolin is sometimes erroneously identified as the brother of actress Janet Margolin, who played his wife in the Lanigan's Rabbi telefilm.
- Brother of producer Arnold Margolin.
- 1958 graduate of South Oak Cliff H.S. in suburban Dallas, Texas, USA.
- Step-father of 'Max Martini' (qv).
- Known for appearing in productions with 'James Garner' (qv).
- Father-in-law of 'Kim Restell' (qv).
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