Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1954
SpouseAubrey Robinson
FactGraduated from Cleveland High School in Reseda, California, in 1972. Cleveland is the cross-town rival of Canoga High School, which is the school Kurtwood Smith (AKA "Red Foreman" on That '70s Show (1998)) attended.


Don Stark (bodybuilder) Wiki Bio

Don Stark was born in New York City, USA on 5 July 1954, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – he is mostly popular for his acting career, especially for his role of Bob Pinciotti in the Fox Network sitcom “That ‘70s Show”, which aired from 1998 to 2006. Don is also known for being a bodybuilder and a martial artist.

Early life and education

Don spent his early childhood with his parents in New York City – his father Nate Stark – who was born in 1924 and died in 1978 – served as the manager of the Wilson’s House of Suede. Nate was quite a popular person due to his unique sense of humor, and one of his most popular lines was ‘Life is a sh*t sandwich and every day you have to take another bite’. Don’s mother Harriet was born in 1926 and died in 1993, and was a housewife who was an example of a Jewish mom.

Don inherited his sense of humor from his father, and was quite popular in high school thanks to it – he attended Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda in California, and was very sporting. He was an avid football player, and was simultaneously acting in the school’s theater – he played John in “Dark of the Moon”, Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls” and many others, while his role in “Othello” during the Shakespeare Festival got him an award.

Career of an actor and a bodybuilder

Dan’s career of an actor was officially launched in 1975 when he landed a role in the “Switchblade Sisters” movie and he kept on winning new roles after that. He appeared in “Tilt” in 1979, “Evilspeak” in 1981, and “Peggy Sue Got Married” in 1986. He briefly appeared in the “Star Trek: First Contact” movie as well as in “Supernatural” TV series, in which he was killed by a ghost.

In 1996, he won a side role in the “Time Cop” TV series while also appearing in the “iGo to Japan” movie, in which he played a pilot flying over Tokyo. Don appeared in numerous other movies and TV series, but none of which were significant for his career as much as the role of Bob Pinciotti in the “That ‘70s Show” TV series – he joined the cast in 1998 and stayed to the end of the series in 2006.

Don is also known for his dancing career, as he performed with numerous bands as well as solo, and he is also known for his career of a bodybuilder. He began going to the gym soon after he matriculated from high school, and has been taking good care of his physique ever since – he is a martial artist as well, as he has been taking classes since he was 10.

Don Stark

Don is currently serving as a softball coach of his daughter’s team, while he is also a volunteer for the YMCA.

“That ‘70s Show”

“That ‘70s Show” is the series which made Don Stark famous. It is an American TV period sitcom, originally created to air on Fox with its first episode being aired on 23 August 1998 and the last on 18 May 2006. The story follows the lives of six teenagers who are living together with their families in Point Place (fictional) in Wisconsin – the series follows dates from 17 May 1976 to 31 December 1979. The actors who played the teenagers are Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama while the people who played their parents and other adults are Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Tommy Chong, Don Stark (the star of this article), and Tanya Roberts.

The people behind the show wanted it to feel as the ‘70s, so they decided to take 1976 as the starting year as that was when all the trends and political matters were already set, while they also had to pay attention to the length of the show. The timeline which they chose allowed them to cover topics such as streaking, the sexual revolution, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the ‘70s oil crisis. The series also covers both Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and a bit of “Star Wars” movie can be seen, as the movie was released in May 1977.

Personal life and relationships

Don is very secretive when it comes to his love life, as he hasn’t shared much about his past and present relationships with the public, however, some things are still known.

Don married Julie Stark in the mid ‘80s – Julie was his high school sweetheart, and she was there while his acting career was still on the rise. They are parents to two of their daughters named Nicole and Samantha, however, things between them did not work out and they divorced in 1988, rumor to be because Don became popular and began cheating on his wife, however, this hasn’t been confirmed.

In 1989 Don married Aubrey Robinson, a fellow actress, and they seem to have been living happily to this day. They do not have any kids together, and Aubrey doesn’t seem to have any kids from her former marriages (if she had any) and relationships, while Don has two daughters. There are no controversies or rumors surrounding their marriage.

Don hasn’t spoken about any other women he might have dated besides Aubrey and Julie.

Likes and other interests

Don’s main focus is and has always been on his acting career, but he has had numerous other interests throughout the years.

Don has always been sporting, and paid attention to what his physique– the only period during which his body did not look as great as he wanted it to was while he was shooting for “That ‘70s Show”, as it required him to look a bit chubby. He is a huge fan of exercising, and even today he spends a lot of his free time in his own gym – he also likes martial arts and is an excellent fighter. Even in “That ‘70s Show”, one can notice that Don is a very passionate dancer, as the moves he performs couldn’t have been acted that easily. Don was also interested in travelling and he spent a lot of his time exploring the US with his second wife Aubrey.

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He also likes animals, and is very supportive of all the campaigns launched in order to save endangered species from extinction.

Appearance and net worth

Don is currently 65 years old. He has short black hair and green eyes, while his height and weight are not known.

According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $4 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his continuing career of an actor.

Social media presence

Don doesn’t appear to be that active on the internet, as he only seems to be using his Twitter account, while one can find only fan pages of him on Facebook and Instagram.

Don launched his Twitter account in February 2013, with his caption reading ‘Currently playing Oscar on the hit VH-1 series HIT THE FLOOR’ – his account counts more than 1,800 followers, while he’s tweeted over 250 times.

General Info

Full NameDon Stark
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1954
Height1.78 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Television Director
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseAubrey Robinson
ChildrenSamantha Stark, Nicole Stark
ParentsDebra Antorelli, Alan Stark
SiblingsBarbara Stark, Frank Stark, Anita Stark

Accomplishments

MoviesCafé Society, John Carter, Star Trek: First Contact, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, Hello, My Name Is Doris, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Santa with Muscles, Evilspeak, Switchblade Sisters, Peggy Sue Got Married, Safelight, Heaven's Prisoners, Meeting Spencer, Letters from a K...
TV ShowsThat '70s Show, Father of the Pride, Timecop, Bless This House, The Man in the Family

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1On life before That '70s Show (1998): "I got turned down for a role on UPN and I was really, really down...now how sad is that to be depressed for not getting a role on UPN?".

Facts

#Fact
1Graduated from Cleveland High School in Reseda, California, in 1972. Cleveland is the cross-town rival of Canoga High School, which is the school Kurtwood Smith (AKA "Red Foreman" on That '70s Show (1998)) attended.
2In his spare time, he coaches softball which his daughters play for the team, and volunteers for the YMCA
3He also has an extensive background in dancing, bodybuilding and martial arts.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angel InvestorsfilmingMaloney (rumored)
False Memory Syndromepost-productionBill Johnson
The Strain2016TV SeriesJames O'Neill
Rosewood2016TV SeriesCaptain Roy Murillo
Hit the Floor2013-2016TV SeriesOscar Kincade
C Street2016Super
Maron2016TV SeriesGerry
The Odd Couple2016TV SeriesMr. Blaustein
Café Society2016Sol
Monkey Up2016Tucker (voice)
The Good Wife2015TV SeriesManny Hofstedter
The Mindy Project2015TV SeriesDon Castellano
Safelight2015Jack
Hello, My Name Is Doris2015Uncle Frank
Castle2012-2014TV SeriesVincent Cardano
Roswell FM2014Howard Bellringo
Red Sleep2014TV SeriesDr. George Reed
Blockhead2013TV SeriesMarcos
Random Encounters2013Dr. Tim
Hit the Floor AfterBuzz TV2013TV SeriesPanelist
Anger Management2013TV SeriesPrincipal
Wrong Cops2013Gary
The Process2012/IShortRichard Chapman
American Horror Story2012TV SeriesKit's Lawyer
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesArmon Gagnon
NCIS2012TV SeriesMarty Fiero
John Carter2012Dix the Storekeeper
ACME Saturday Night2011TV SeriesGuest Host
Glass Heels2011TV MovieJim Weathers
Corey and Lucas for the Win2011TV SeriesStan
Law & Order: LA2011TV SeriesMayor Jack Velman
Workshop2011TV SeriesTerry Tompkins
Penny2010/IShortLamarche
Melissa & Joey2010TV SeriesPhil DeMarco
Meeting Spencer2010Wolfie
Jerry2009David
The Greatest American Hero: The Fan Series2009ShortBill Maxwell
Dark House2009Det. Gorog
iCarly: iGo to Japan2008TV MovieFreight Dog
Dirty Sexy Money2008TV SeriesDetective Moffett
Cory in the House2007TV SeriesThe Russian Prime Minister
Supernatural2007TV SeriesJay Wiley
The Young and the Restless2007TV SeriesMinister Frank McCallister
Stargate SG-12006TV SeriesSal
That '70s Show1998-2006TV SeriesBob Pinciotti
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialBob Pinciotti
Father of the Pride2004-2005TV SeriesVincent
Slammed2004Uncle Mack
Curb Your Enthusiasm2002-2004TV SeriesStu Braudy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesSam Hopkins
NYPD Blue1994-2003TV SeriesBob Drazin / Frank Buono / Richard Corday
The 4th Tenor2002Tony
Maybe It's Me2002TV SeriesEd
That's Life2001TV SeriesAlan Derwin
Diagnosis Murder1997-2000TV SeriesStanley Bomgarden / Det. Bob Groeber
Goosed1999Dick
California Myth1999Marshall
American Dragons1998Rocco
Letters from a Killer1998Geary
Timecop1997-1998TV Mini-SeriesEugene Matuzek
Early Edition1998TV SeriesStan Kowaleski
Brooklyn South1998TV SeriesGeorge Hauer
L.A. Heat1997TV SeriesTreat Donnelly
Murder Live!1997TV MovieMan in Yellow Shirt
Dark Skies1997TV SeriesGallagher
Earth Minus Zero1996John Wayne "J.W."
Murder One1996TV SeriesCarmine D'Nardis
Star Trek: First Contact1996Nicky the Nose
Santa with Muscles1996Lenny
Heaven's Prisoners1996Eddie Keats
Picket Fences1996TV SeriesStubby Muller
Bless This House1995-1996TV SeriesLenny
Bombmeister1995
Charlie Grace1995TV SeriesDetective Simms
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995Gus
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up1995Sheriff
Night of the Running Man1995Rodney
Ellen1994TV SeriesRepairman
Maverick1994Riverboat Poker Player (uncredited)
3 Ninjas Kick Back1994Umpire
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV Series
Ring of Steel1994Lt. Taylor
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesTony - Strip Club Manager
Revenge of the Red Baron1994Detective Lewis
Beverly Hills, 902101994TV SeriesDavid's Shrink
Viper1994TV SeriesManny
Bloodfist V: Human Target1994VideoAgent Cory Blake
Lightning in a Bottle1993Yard Messenger
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993TV SeriesAshrock
South of Sunset1993TV SeriesBus Driver
Freaked1993Editor
Arcade1993VideoFinster
The Baby Doll Murders1993Eric Green
Baywatch1993TV SeriesPoliceman
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesWilliam Davidoff
Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story1993TV MovieDutch
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesMarty DeMeo
Blossom1992TV SeriesCop #2
Sinatra1992TV Mini-Series
The Golden Girls1991TV SeriesSheriff
Empty Nest1991TV SeriesTimmy
The Man in the Family1991TV SeriesCha Cha
Liquid Dreams1991Escort to Penthouse
Equal Justice1991TV SeriesSgt. Samuelson
9 1/2 Ninjas!1991Sledge
Hardball1989TV Series
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story1989TV MovieOfficer Driscoll
Beauty and the Beast1987-1989TV SeriesEddie / Stocky Guy
Feds1988Willy
Arthur 2: On the Rocks1988Diner Customer
Under the Gun1988Joey
Night Court1988TV SeriesMonroe
The Couch Trip1988Peterson
The Charmings1988TV SeriesMarty
Cagney & Lacey1987TV SeriesPerry DeScarfo
Sledge Hammer!1986-1987TV SeriesKurt Kruggle
Peggy Sue Got Married1986Doug Snell
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesPunk #2 (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot")
Riptide1984TV Series
Supervisors1982ShortDon
Choices1981Lance
Evilspeak1981Bubba
Tilt1979Gary Laswitz
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesHenessey
Return Engagement1978TV MovieWaiter
CHiPs1978TV SeriesOfficer Allen
Police Story1978TV SeriesRon
Black Sheep Squadron1978TV SeriesRadio Operator
The Streets of San Francisco1975-1977TV SeriesHenry Brown / Jim Riley
Welcome Back, Kotter1975TV SeriesStudent Extra / Student
Switchblade Sisters1975Hook
Outrage1973TV MovieCarl Dibble
General Hospital1963TV SeriesRipley (1988)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luke 11:172008TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That '70s Show2002TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evilspeak with Don Stark2014Video shortHimself
The John Kerwin Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sports List2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Speaker

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cory in the House: All Star Edition2007VideoThe Russian Prime Minister
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesStu Braudy
Welcome Back, Kotter1977TV SeriesMale Student

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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