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Nick Stahl

Nick Stahl
File:Nick Stahl 2005.jpg
Nick Stahl in 2005
Born Nicolas Kent Stahl
(1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 40)
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Rose Murphy Stahl (2009–2012)

Nicolas Kent "Nick" Stahl (born December 5, 1979)[1] is an American actor. Starting out as a child actor, he gained recognition for his performance in the 1993 film The Man Without a Face and then embarked on a successful career as a child actor. He later transitioned into his adult career with roles in In the Bedroom, Bully, Sin City, the HBO series Carnivàle, and the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in which he took over the role of John Connor, originally played by Edward Furlong. He also starred in the 2010 film Mirrors 2.

Early life

Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Donna Lynn, a brokerage assistant[1] and William Kent Stahl, a businessman. He is of German descent.[2] He was raised in Plano and Richardson.


The 1993 film The Man Without a Face, co-starring Mel Gibson, helped boost his career at the age of 13. His first professional casting was in Stranger at My Door, although he had been acting in children's plays since he was four years old. In 1996 he played the role of Puck in Benjamin Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 1998 he played a doomed young soldier during the World War II Pacific War in The Thin Red Line.

Recent films include How to Rob a Bank (2007), Sleepwalking (2008), Quid Pro Quo (2008). Stahl has played two villains: Bobby Kent in the film Bully and Roark Jr./Yellow Bastard in Sin City. Stahl did not reprise his role as John Connor in Terminator Salvation. Instead Christian Bale took over. Stahl noted the film's concept as "a jump to the future, so my character will be quite a bit older."[3] Stahl starred as Max Matheson in the sequel to Mirrors, directed by Victor Garcia[4] and penned by Matt Venne.[5]

Personal life

Stahl married actress Rose Murphy in June 2009.[6] The couple have a daughter, Marlo. Stahl and Murphy separated in January 2012.[7]

On December 27, 2012 he was arrested in a Los Angeles adult movie store for allegedly committing a lewd act.[8] He was charged with a misdemeanor for 'lewd conduct' while watching a movie in a supposedly private booth.[9]

Reported disappearances

After their separation, the Stahls continued to have issues over custody of Marlo. Rose filed court papers in February 2012 requesting sole legal and physical custody. She was willing to allow her estranged husband visitation, but only with supervision and on the condition that he refrain from consuming drugs and alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to any visit and provide her with a copy of negative drug test results at least six hours prior.[10]

Stahl was seen, intoxicated, at a bar in downtown Los Angeles on May 2, 2012.[11] According to Rose, she last saw Stahl on May 9 and believes he was in the Skid Row neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles at that time. However, friends of his told E! Online that they saw him the morning of May 10 carrying boxes into another friend's apartment in West Hollywood.[12] While he had been known to disappear in the past, it was usually for no longer than a day. He never carried a cell phone, so he could not be tracked that way.[13]

On May 14, 2012, Rose reported Stahl missing.[7] Four days later, at 10 p.m. May 18, Stahl sent an email to his friends saying he would be in drug rehabilitation for the next 30 days. Rose said she was relieved but skeptical that he really was in rehab.[14]

On May 19, 2012, he was found safe and checked into rehab.[15] Stahl has also kept in contact with his family.[16]

On June 28, 2013 Stahl was taken into custody for alleged substance abuse after being found in a Hollywood motel with three other individuals.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Stranger at My Door Robert Fortier Television movie
1992 Woman with a Past Brian Television movie
1993 Man Without a Face, TheThe Man Without a Face Charles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama
1994 Safe Passage Simon Singer
1994 Incident in a Small Town John Bell Trenton Television movie
1995 Blue River Young Edward Television movie
1995 Tall Tale Daniel Hackett
1996 My Son Is Innocent Eric Sutter Television movie
1997 Eye of God Tom Spencer
1998 Disturbing Behavior Gavin Strick
1998 Soundman Tommy Pepin
1998 Thin Red Line, TheThe Thin Red Line Pfc – Beade Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
1999 Seasons of Love Adult Grover Television movie
2000 Lover's Prayer Vladimir
2000 Sunset Strip Zach
2001 In the Bedroom Frank Fowler Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2001 Sleepy Time Gal, TheThe Sleepy Time Gal Morgan
2001 Bully Bobby Kent
2002 Taboo Christian Turner
2002 Wasted Chris Television movie
Nominated—Prism Award for Performance in TV Movie or Miniseries
2003 Bookies Toby
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines John Connor
2003 Twist Dodge Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2005 Sin City Roark Jr. / Yellow Bastard Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2006 Night of the White Pants, TheThe Night of the White Pants Horace 'Raff' Rafferty
2007 How to Rob a Bank Jinx
2008 Quid Pro Quo Isaac Knot
2008 Sleepwalking James
2009 My One and Only Bud
2010 Chameleon, TheThe Chameleon Brendan Kerrigan
2010 Burning Palms Robert Kane
2010 Meskada Noah Cordin
2010 Dead Awake Dylan
2010 Kalamity Billy Klepack
2010 Mirrors 2 Max Matheson
2010 Everything Will Happen Before You Die Hunter
2010 The Nth Degree N/A
2011 The Speed of Thought Joshua Lazarus
2011 On the Inside Allen Meneric
2011 Afghan Luke Luke Benning
2011 388 Arletta Avenue James Deakin
2014 Away from Here James


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Out of Order N/A Episode: "Hey Joey"
1997 Promised Land Billy Sullivan Episode: "Cowboy Blues"
1998 Hercules Castor (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Trojan War"
2003–2005 Carnivàle Ben Hawkins 24 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Peter Harrison Episode: "Zebras"
2012 House of Lies Kurt Episode: "Mini Mogul"
2012 Body of Proof Marcel Trevino 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Nick Stahl Biography (1979–)". 1979-12-05. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ Genealogy of Nick Stahl
  3. ^ "Nick Stahl Confirms 'Terminator 4' No-Show". Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Nick Stahl Looks Deep Into the Mirror". DreadCentral. 
  5. ^ "Nick Stahl to Topline 'Mirrors II'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  6. ^ "Nick Stahl Missing: 'Terminator 3' Actor Disappeared According To Wife (REPORT)". 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Oldenburg, Ann (2012-05-16). "'Terminator 3' star Nick Stahl reported as missing". Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nick Stahl Arrested For Investigation Of Lewd Conduct". The Huffington Post. December 28, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (December 28, 2012). "Nick Stahl arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct in Hollywood". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Macatee, Rebecca; Rosenbaum, Claudia (May 16, 2012). "Nick Stahl: Missing Actor's Wife Worried About Drug Use, Visits with Daughter at Time of Disappearance". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nick Stahl Missing -- Cops Chasing Leads In Missing Person Case". TMZ. May 19, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Bromley, Melanie; Finn, Natalie (May 16, 2012). "Source: Nick Stahl Spotted After Wife Says She Last Saw Missing Terminator Star". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ Bromley, Melanie; Finn, Natalie (May 17, 2012). "Source: Nick Stahl Has "Gone Missing Before," but Never for This Long". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ Carlson, Erin (May 19, 2012). "Missing Actor Nick Stahl Resurfaces Via Email (Report)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ Edwards, Michael (2012-05-21). "Missing Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl checks into rehab". Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  16. ^ Staff, TMZ (July 22, 2012). "Nick Stahl Found and Getting Treatment (Report)". Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ Staff, TMZ (June 28, 2013). "Nick Stahl Breaking Bad Again Busted for Meth (Report)". Retrieved June 16, 2013. 

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