Todd Stashwick Bio - Biography

Name Todd Stashwick
Height 6' 2"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 16 October 1968
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Stashwick was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs right outside of the city. As a child, he always loved making people laugh, and he aspired to one day perform at Chicago's famous The Second City. Soon after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Theatre, he began performing at several local improvisational theaters, and his dream came true when he was hired in 1992 to tour nationally with The Second City.

Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, he moved to New York. There, he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed "Burn Manhattan" all over the city. Other performers included Kate Walsh, Jeremy Piven and Spencer Kayden.

Aside from his work in improvisational theatre, Stashwick worked for several years in late 1997 through Spring 2000 on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," performing as part of their rotating stable of comedy actors.

Work in television and film ultimately drew him to Los Angeles where he soon landed roles in several pilots and series, including recurring roles on "American Dreams," "Still Standing" "The War at Home" and "Weeds." To date, he has made numerous guest-starring appearances on such shows as "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "How I Met Your Mother," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Dharma & Greg" and "Will & Grace." He has also played a variety of monsters on sci-fi series such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dark Angel" and "Angel," and now fittingly, he is currently playing a monster of sorts on "The Riches." A proud moment for Stashwick was his guest-star appearance on "Enterprise" where he played the first Romulon ever revealed, disguised as a Vulcan. This past year, Stashwick also appeared in the feature film "You, Me and Dupree."

Stashwick remains true to his improvisational roots, and he produces, performs and teaches at his own improvisational theatre that he co-founded in North Hollywood called "The Hothouse" ( He has also taught and performed his unique style of avant-garde improvisation internationally. He directed a show in Liverpool called "Hoof!," which still tours throughout Europe.

Stashwick currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Charity, whom he married in 1997 in the middle of Times Square in front of twenty close family members and friends, as well as all of New York City. The couple has a nine-year-old son and a baby due this December. Their household also includes an English Bulldog named Boris, three cats and a Conure (small parrot).

In his spare time, Stashwick enjoys surfing, playing video games with his son, writing screenplays, watching movies and TV shows (his current favorites are "Battlestar Gallactica," "30 Rock," "Dexter" and the BBC's "Doctor Who"), eating vegetarian meals, reading comic books, and traveling overseas as often as his hectic schedule permits. A self-professed Anglophile, Stashwick loves English comedy, and a secret dream is to one day work with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright of "Shaun of the Dead" acclaim.

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