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Stephen Lee
Born(1955-11-11)November 11, 1955
DiedAugust 14, 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materAvila College
Years active1981–2014

Stephen Lee (November 11, 1955 – August 14, 2014) was an American actor from Englewood, New Jersey.

Early life

Lee was born in Englewood, New Jersey. He was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied at Avila College.


Lee appeared in over 90 different television shows, including playing the role of the annoying cabinet installer on Seinfeld, a criminal informant in Nash Bridges, and a foreign diplomat on the 1980s television show Night Court (season 9, episode 3), as well as several episodes of Dark Angel where he played Dan Vogelsang, a private investigator; and a bomb maker in CSI (season 1, episode 13). He had parts in fourteen movies, including La Bamba, Dolls, WarGames, RoboCop 2, The Negotiator, and others. Lee also guest starred in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.[1]


On August 14, 2014, Lee died of a heart attack at the age of 58.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 WarGames Sgt. Schneider
1984 Purple Hearts Wizard
1984 Crimes of Passion Jerry
1987 Dolls Ralph Morris
1987 La Bamba Big Bopper
1988 Portrait of a White Marriage Frenchy Kandinsky
1988 Kid Safe: The Video Ernie
1990 RoboCop 2 Duffy
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum Gomez
1993 Prehysteria! Rico Sarno
1994 Who Do I Gotta Kill? Bobby Blitzer
1995 Black Scorpion Capt. Strickland
1996 Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Sergeant
1996 Black Scorpion II Capt. Strickland, 21 st Precinct
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond Leo Episode: "Pilot"
1997–2000 Nash Bridges Tony B. 7 episodes
1998 The Negotiator Farley
2000 Lured Innocence Chuck
2002 So Little Time Ted Morrison Episode: "The Job"
2003 Line of Fire Brett Rawlings Episode "Take the Money and Run"
2004 The West Wing Registered Voter Episode "The Benign Prerogative"
2005 Commander in Chief Stephen Wilding Episode: "First Choice"
2007 NCIS Chuck Bayliss Episode "Designated Target"
2010 Ghost Whisperer George Masters
2010 Burlesque Dwight (final film role)


  1. ^ "Remembering Stephen Lee (1955-2014)". CBS Entertainment. August 29, 2014. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Dagan, Carmel (August 27, 2014). "Stephen Lee, Character Actor in 'Burlesque,' 'The Negotiator,' Dies at 58". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.