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An accomplished actor of stage, film, and television, Stiers' career has spanned over 30 years. He was born in Peoria, Illinois, and he began his acting career in Northern California. He then moved to New York City, where he studied drama at Juilliard and joined the Houseman Acting Company at its outset. He has also worked with the Old Globe Theatre, San Francisco's The Actor's Workshop, The California Shakespeare Festival, and The Committee Revue and Theatre. Aside from numerous regional theatre productions, Stiers has appeared in productions including Ulysses in Night Town and The Magic Show on Broadway.
A three-time Emmy-award nominated actor, Stiers has appeared in a multitude of both television films and series. He is most widely known for his role as "Major Charles Emerson Winchester III" on M*A*S*H, for which he garnered two Emmy nominations. He has appeared on numerous series including Ally McBeal, The Practice, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, Wings, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has also been seen in a number of television films, including the epic mini-series North & South, HBO's The Final Days, USA's Final Notice and The Pedestrian, The Bad Seed, and The First Olympics: Athens 1896, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
On the big screen, Stiers' list of credits includes The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The Cheap Detective, Oh, God, Magic, Doc Hollywood, Everyone Says I Love You, Mighty Aphrodite, Harry's War, Creator, Better Off Dead, The Accidental Tourist, and The Majestic.
Stiers has also lent his voice to several animated films, including Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocohontas, and Lilo and Stitch.
As a conductor, Stiers has appeared with 70 orchestras in both the United States and Canada. He maintains a repertoire of 50 orchestral works including concertos, and occupies Associate Conductor posts with both The Yaguina Orchestra and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival.
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