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Dec. 4, 2021

Day 96 - Jonathan Stark

Incredible time talking to Jonathan Stark on Dystopia Tonight! Had the pleasure of seeing him perform improv at the Fanatic Salon when I first moved out to LA and was in awe then. We talk about his beginnings as an actor, and his trajectory from improv t...


Incredible time talking to Jonathan Stark on Dystopia Tonight! Had the pleasure of seeing him perform improv at the Fanatic Salon when I first moved out to LA and was in awe then. We talk about his beginnings as an actor, and his trajectory from improv to writing with his partner Tracy Newman, writing “The Puppy” episode of Ellen where she came out to the world, creating According to Jim, the dying art of network comedy at the advent of streaming services, and the cult classic Fright Night! Enjoy!

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Jonathan Stark

Actor / Writer

Gordon Johnston "Jonathan" Stark is an American television producer, writer, and actor. He created—along with his writing partner, Tracy Newman—the sitcom According to Jim and won an Emmy for his co-writing on "The Puppy Episode" in which Ellen DeGeneres's character Ellen Morgan came out of the closet on Ellen in 1997.

As an actor, he is best known for playing the vampire bodyguard and servant Billy Cole in Fright Night (1985), Sergeant Krieger in Project X (1987), and Charlie in House II: The Second Story (1987). Jonathan and his wife Linda have been married since May 17, 1992, and have two children, Gracie and Ruby.