Todd Stashwick

Biography

About Todd

Todd Stashwick was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs right outside of the city.  As a child he always had one eye on trying to make people laugh and working in Chicago at The Second City. Soon after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Theater, he began studying and  performing at  The ImprovOlympic and The Second City. He was quickly hired to tour with The Second City all over the country. He also formed his own Theater company MOVEABLE FEAST where he produced, performed and directed.

Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, he moved to New York. In New York he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed BURN MANHATTAN all over the city. (Other performers often included Kate Walsh, Jeremy Piven and Spencer Kayden.)

Work in television and film drew him to Los Angeles where he shot several pilots, series and recurring work. He has been seen in such films as YOU, ME AND DUPREE, SURFER DUDE, THE AIR I BREATHE and LIVE!. The film TO BE FRIENDS , written and directed by Jim Eckhart produced by Aarron Eckhart, has been selected to be Specially Featured in The Boston Film Festival.

Most notably he can be seen as Dale in the FX series THE RICHES opposite Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. Seasons 1 & 2 available on DVD. He also played the replicating carny Eli on NBC's hit series HEROES. He appeared on a fan favorite episode of the CW hit SUPERNATURAL portraying Bela Lugosi's Dracula which has gotten him invited to conventions here and in the UK. His career has been varied between both comedy and drama, playing villains and monsters in shows like BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BOSTON LEGAL, STAR TREK:ENTERPRISE and all the LAW & ORDER incarnations as well STILL STANDING, DHARMA AND GREG and WILL AND GRACE. He was excited to be part of the Seinfeld reunion episodes of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM as he played NBC president Sandy Goodman.

He has not abandoned his love for improvising and performing and continues to  produce, perform and teach. In 2002 he co-founded the improvisation school The Hothouse STC. He co-created the macabre improvised cabaret THE DOUBTFUL GUESTS which has headlined at the Chicago Improv Festival. He has also taught and performed his style of improvisation internationally. He colloborated with the Liverpool based theater companies Spike and Rejects Revenge on the spontaneous theater show HOOF! He also continues to teach televison and film acting at LESLY KAHN AND COMPANY.

He is expanding his creative goals with LAZY COUGAR, a production company dedicated to bringing original work to many mediums. LAZY COUGAR has co-produced the short film SECRET OF THE BLACK CAT , directed by Oliver Oertel.

LAZY COUGAR is thrilled to launch the web comic strip DEVIL INSIDE. A collaboration with writer/artist Dennis Calero, DEVIL INSIDE is an exciting new direction in storytelling for Todd. He continues to write pilots and screenplays.

In his free time he enjoys surfing, is a vicious cinefile and loves to travel. He has a minor obsession with turn of the century Coney Island. He is an avid gamer and lover of comic books, sci-fi and horror. He married his wife in 1997 in the middle of Times Square with an intimate gathering of friends and family as well as all of New York City. The couple has two children. He's a vegetarian who loves to cook, makes a dynamite red curry. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family, two cats, two dogs and a bird.

Film Credits

Grassroots

Nick Ricochet

To Be Friends (2010)

Him

Friendship! (2010)

Darryll

Surfer, Dude (2008)

Vic Hayes

Live! (2007)

Dave

The Air I Breathe (2007)

Frank

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

Rod

Bewitched (2005)

Hall Smith

(scenes deleted)

Along Came Polly (2004)

Security Officer

The Rundown (2003)

Quadrant Manager

L.A.X. (2002)

Gruber

Lucid Days in Hell (1999)

Max

Whacked (1998)

Franky

TV Credits

Private Practice

Brett Loveman

Men Of A Certain Age

Kevin Scarpulla

Detroit 1-8-7

Henry Malloy

$#*! My Dad Says

Dickey Todd

Dark Blue

Kevin

Heroes (2009-2010)

Eli

6 episodes:
Chapter Eleven 'The Fifth Stage'
Chapter Twelve 'Upon This Rock'
Chapter Fourteen 'Close to You'
Chapter Sixteen 'The Art of Deception'
Chapter Seventeen 'The Wall'
Chapter Eighteen 'Brave New World'
 

Lie To Me (2009)

Ellis

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009)

Sandy Goodman

Life (2008)

James Brenford

The Middleman (2008)

Mr. White

The Riches (2007)

Dale Malloy

20 episodes:
Pilot
Believe the Lie
Operation Education
Been There, Done That
The Big Floss
Reckless Gardening
Virgin Territory
X Spots the Mark
Cinderella
This Is Your Brain on Drugs
Anything Hugh Can Do, I Can Do Better
It's a Wonderful Lie
Waiting for Dogot
The Last Temptation of Wayne
Friday Night Lights
Field of Dreams
Slums of Bayou Hills
Trust Never Sleeps
Dead Calm
The Lying King

The Mentalist (2008)

Jared Renfrew

The War at Home (2006-2007)

Jeff

4 episodes:
Back to School
Love This
It's a Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem
The War of the Golds

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)

Bill

Episode: B-12

How I Met Your Mother (2006)

Captain Steve

Episode: Atlantic City

Still Standing (2005-2006)

Kyle Polsky

4 episodes:
Still Decorating
Still Avoiding Christmas
Still Irresponsible
Still Selling Out

Crossing Jordan (2006)

Bank Manager Raleigh

Episode: Loves Me Not

Community Service (2006)

Kirk

(pilot, unaired)

CSI: New York (2005)

Ira Feinstein

Episode: Grand Murder at Central Station

Weeds (2005)

Cash the Secuirty Guard

Episode: The Punishment Lighter

Enterprise (2004)

Talok

Episode: Kir'Shara

Boston Legal (2004)

Matthew Calder

Episode: Head Cases

Stuck in the Suburbs (2004)

Len

(telefilm)

Monk (2004)

Winston Brenner

Episode: Mr. Monk and the Blackout

The Wrong Coast (2004)

various celebrity voices

miniseries

CSI: Miami (2004)

Steve Davis

Episode: Invasion

The Drew Carey Show (2004)

Tyler

Episode: Still Life with Freeloader

Malcolm in the Middle (2003)

Nate

Episode: Malcolm's Job

The Guardian (2003)

Jed Tobin

2 Episodes: Shame, Ambition

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003)

Dr. Scott Borman

Episode: Zoonotic

MDs (2002)

Ribeye

3 Episodes:
A La Casa
Reversal of Fortune
Family Secrets

These Guys (2003)

Kirk

(telefilm)

American Dreams (2002-2003)

(guy on TV)

4 Episodes:
New Frontier
The Fighting Irish
Black and White
The One

She Spies (2002)

Agent Trent Kimbrell

Episode: Ice Man

Supernatural (2008)

Dracula

Episode title Monster Movie

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002)

Matt

Episode: Revenge Is Best Served Cold

Dharma & Greg (2001)

Gunther

Episode: Previously on Dharma & Greg

Dark Angel (2001)

Sally

Episode: Boo

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2001)

M'Fashnik Demon

Episode: Flooded

Will & Grace (2001)

Gabe Robinson

Episode: Alice Doesn't Lisp Here Anymore

Providence (2001)

Vic

Episode: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

Titus (2001)

Chad

Episode: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Diagnosis Murder (2000)

Peter Warbler

Episode: Hot House

Angel (2000)

Vocah

Episode: To Shanshu in L.A.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Ricky Blaine

Episode: Or Just Look Like One

Law & Order (1998)

Roger Appel

Episode: Grief

Remember WENN (1997)

Link

Episode: A Star in Stripes Forever