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  • Real name : Daniel Jacob Stern
  • Date of birth : 28/08/1957

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Daniel Stern (1957)

Daniel Jacob Stern

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Daniel Jacob Stern is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers and the first two Home Alone films, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years.

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 early life
Stern was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to a social worker father and a mother who managed a day care center. His brother is television writer David M. Stern. Stern is 6 ft 4 in tall. Stern is Jewish. During his years at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Stern starred in several theater productions, including playing C.C. Baxter in The Apartment. Stern applied for a job as a lighting engineer for a Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C., but was hired as a walk-on in their production of As You Like It. After taking acting lessons, Stern began his acting career in Off Broadway and Broadway productions, including a performance at Second Stage Theatre with actor Bob Gunton.

 career
In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh's proof of the snake lemma in the film It's My Turn. His breakthrough role as an actor came in Barry Levinson's Diner. He had another early film role in the 1984 horror film C.H.U.D., as the soup kitchen C.H.U.D. hunter. Stern was a candidate for the role of Biff Tannen in the 1985 film Back to the Future, but Stern turned the role down and was replaced by Thomas F. Wilson.

Stern has played characters in a number of comedic roles, such as Phil Berquist in the City Slickers movies; Marv Merchants the burglar in the first two Home Alone movies ; and Max in Bushwhacked. He provided the voice of the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage. Stern and Savage were also featured together in Little Monsters, in which Stern played the father of Savage's character. Stern provided the voice for the main character of the Dilbert animated TV series, based on the comic strip by Scott Adams. Stern directed several episodes of The Wonder Years and the feature film Rookie of the Year.

Outside of acting and directing, Stern works as an artist, specializing in bronze sculpture.

 personal life
Stern has been married to Laure Mattos since 1980. Together they have three children.

In 2003, Stern went on a USO tour to Iraq and Kuwait.

Daniel is a former member of the advisory board of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws .

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