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Andrew Stevens
Born Herman Andrew Stephens
June 10, 1955 (1955-06-10) (age 54)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Robyn
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Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American film producer and director and actor.

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Early life

Andrew Stevens was born Herman Andrew Stephens in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the only child of actress Stella Stevens and her former husband Noble Herman Stephens, both natives of Mississippi.[1]

Career

Prior to his producing career, Stevens was a writer, director, and actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in 1978's The Boys in Company C (Columbia Pictures). [2] In 1977, Stevens played 17-year-old Andrew Thorpe on the NBC western series, The Oregon Trail. The program filmed only thirteen episodes, seven of which never aired.[3]

In early 1990, Stevens left the public eye to become an independent entrepreneur writing, producing, directing and financing his own films for his own companies. His longest tenure as a film executive was as President/CEO of Franchise Pictures, which produced films for Warner Bros. from 1997 through 2002.

In 2001, Stevens was named one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood in the Hollywood Reporter trade magazine. His production credits include films for wide studio theatrical release such as The Whole Nine Yards starring Bruce Willis (Warner Bros.); The Big Kahuna, starring Kevin Spacey (Lionsgate); films for television such as Topper (ABC), a series based on the film of the same name, in which he appeared opposite Kate Jackson to whom he was then married; The White Raven (for HBO) and numerous direct to video/DVD films starring Steven Seagal, Wesley Snipes, and Dolph Lundgren.

Personal life

Andrew Stevens and his second wife, Robyn, have three children.

References

  1. ^ Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television (volume #7, ISBN#0-8103-2070-3 and ISSN#0749-064X)
  2. ^ Golden Globes site
  3. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penquin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 629

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