Nick Stahl

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Nick Stahl

Nick Stahl in 2005
BornNicolas Kent Stahl
(1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 33)
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Rose Murphy Stahl (2009–2012)
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Nick Stahl

Nick Stahl in 2005
BornNicolas Kent Stahl
(1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 33)
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Rose Murphy Stahl (2009–2012)

Nicolas Kent "Nick" Stahl (born December 5, 1979)[1] is an American actor. Starting out as a child actor, he gained recognition for his performance in the 1993 film The Man Without a Face and then embarked on a successful career as a child actor. He later transitioned into his adult career with roles in In the Bedroom, Bully, Sin City, the HBO series Carnivàle, and the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in which he took over the role of John Connor, originally played by Edward Furlong. He also starred in the 2010 film Mirrors 2.


Early life

Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Donna Lynn, a brokerage assistant[1] and William Kent Stahl, a businessman. He was raised in Plano and Richardson.


The 1993 film The Man Without a Face, co-starring Mel Gibson, helped boost his career at the age of 13. His first professional casting was in Stranger at My Door, although he had been acting in children's plays since he was four years old. In 1996 he played the role of Puck in Benjamin Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 1998 he played a doomed young soldier during the World War II Pacific War in The Thin Red Line.

Recent films include How to Rob a Bank (2007), Sleepwalking (2008), Quid Pro Quo (2008). Stahl has played two villains: Bobby Kent in the film Bully and Roark Jr./Yellow Bastard in Sin City. Stahl did not reprise his role as John Connor in Terminator Salvation. Instead Christian Bale took over. Stahl noted the film's concept as a "a jump to the future, so my character will be quite a bit older."[2] Stahl starred as Max Matheson in the sequel to Mirrors, directed by Victor Garcia[3] and penned by Matt Venne.[4]

Personal life

Stahl married actress Rose Murphy in June 2009.[5] The couple have a daughter, Marlo. Stahl and Murphy separated in January 2012.[6]

Reported disappearances

After their separation, the Stahls continued to have issues over custody of Marlo. Rose filed court papers in February 2012 requesting sole legal and physical custody. She was willing to allow her estranged husband visitation, but only with supervision and on the condition that he refrain from consuming drugs and alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to any visit and provide her with a copy of negative drug test results at least six hours prior.[7]

Stahl was seen, intoxicated, at a bar in downtown Los Angeles on May 2, 2012.[8] According to Rose, she last saw Stahl on May 9 and believes he was in the Skid Row neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles at that time. However, friends of his told E! Online that they saw him the morning of May 10 carrying boxes into another friend's apartment in West Hollywood.[9] While he had been known to disappear in the past, it was usually for no longer than a day. He never carried a cell phone, so he could not be tracked that way.[10]

On May 14, Rose reported Stahl missing.[6] Four days later, at 10 p.m. May 18, Stahl sent an email to his friends saying he would be in drug rehabilitation for the next 30 days. Rose said she was relieved but skeptical that he really was in rehab.[11]

On May 19, he was found safe and checked into rehab.[12] However, Stahl left rehab against doctors orders. He went to stay at a friend's house after leaving rehab and was later seen in downtown Los Angeles. The actor had not been seen since he left his friend's home Thursday night, June 14, 2012. Stahl resurfaced on July 21, 2012. He has reconciled with his family and is getting treatment once again. Stahl has not moved back home, but is staying elsewhere and in constant communication with the family while attending AA.[13]


Film and television
1991Stranger at My DoorRobert FortierTV movie
1992Woman with a PastBrianTV movie
1993Man Without a Face, TheThe Man Without a FaceCharles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt
1994Safe PassageSimon Singer
1994Incident in a Small TownJohn Bell TrentonTV movie
1995Blue RiverYoung EdwardTV movie
1995Tall TaleDaniel Hackett
1996Out of OrderTV series, episode: "Hey Joey"
1996My Son is InnocentEric SutterTV movie
1997Promised LandBilly SullivanTV series, episode: "Cowboy Blues"
1997Eye of GodTom Spencer
1998Disturbing BehaviorGavin Strick
1998SoundmanTommy Pepin
1998HerculesCastor (voice)TV series, episode: "Hercules and the Trojan War"
1998Thin Red Line, TheThe Thin Red LinePfc – Beade
1999Seasons of LoveAdult GroverTV movie
2000Lover's PrayerVladimir
2000Sunset StripZach
2001In the BedroomFrank Fowler
2001Sleepy Time Gal, TheThe Sleepy Time GalMorgan
2001BullyBobby Kent
2002TabooChristian Turner
2002WastedChrisTV movie
2003Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesJohn Connor
2003–2005CarnivàleBen HawkinsTV series, 24 episodes
2005Sin CityRoark Jr. / Yellow Bastard
2006Night of the White Pants, TheThe Night of the White PantsHorace 'Raff' Rafferty
2007How to Rob a BankJinx
2008Quid Pro QuoIsaac Knot
2009My One and OnlyBud
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitPeter HarrisonTV series, episode: "Zebras"
2010Chameleon, TheThe ChameleonBrendan Kerrigan2010

detective in A COUNTY CRIME

2010Burning PalmsRobert Kane
2010MeskadaNoah Cordin
2010Dead AwakeDylan
2010KalamityBilly Klepack
2010Mirrors 2Max Matheson
2010Everything Will Happen Before You DieHunter
2010The Nth Degree
2011The Speed of ThoughtJoshua Lazarus
2011On the InsideAllen Meneric
2011Afghan LukeLuke Benning
2012House of LiesKurtTV series, episode: "Mini Mogul"
2012Body of ProofTV series, episode: "Going Viral"


  1. ^ a b "Nick Stahl Biography (1979–)". 1979-12-05. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  2. ^ "Nick Stahl Confirms 'Terminator 4' No-Show". Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  3. ^ "Nick Stahl Looks Deep Into the Mirror". DreadCentral.
  4. ^ "Nick Stahl to Topline 'Mirrors II'". BloodyDisgusting.
  5. ^ "Nick Stahl Missing: 'Terminator 3' Actor Disappeared According To Wife (REPORT)". 2012-05-16. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b Oldenburg, Ann (2012-05-16). "'Terminator 3' star Nick Stahl reported as missing". Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ Macatee, Rebecca; Rosenbaum, Claudia (May 16, 2012). "Nick Stahl: Missing Actor's Wife Worried About Drug Use, Visits with Daughter at Time of Disappearance". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
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  9. ^ Bromley, Melanie; Finn, Natalie (May 16, 2012). "Source: Nick Stahl Spotted After Wife Says She Last Saw Missing Terminator Star". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  10. ^ Bromley, Melanie; Finn, Natalie (May 17, 2012). "Source: Nick Stahl Has "Gone Missing Before," but Never for This Long". E!Online. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  11. ^ Carlson, Erin (May 19, 2012). "Missing Actor Nick Stahl Resurfaces Via Email (Report)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  12. ^ Edwards, Michael (2012-05-21). "Missing Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl checks into rehab". Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  13. ^ Staff, TMZ (July 22, 2012). "Nick Stahl Found and Getting Treatment (Report)". Retrieved July 22, 2012.

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