Lionel Stander

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Lionel Stander
Born January 11, 1908 in The Bronx, New York, USA
Died November 30, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA from lung cancer
Notable Roles The Woody Woodpecker Show: Buzz Buzzard
Hart to Hart: Max
Notable Episodes

Lionel Stander was an American actor.



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Hart to Hart Max 1979–1984 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Dream On Uncle Pat 2x14 - Toby or Not Toby October 6, 1991

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Hart to Hart Returns Max November 5, 1993 Hart to Hart
Home Is Where the Hart Is Max February 18, 1994 Hart to Hart
Crimes of the Hart Max March 25, 1994 Hart to Hart
Old Friends Never Die Max May 6, 1994 Hart to Hart
Secrets of the Hart Max March 6, 1995 Hart to Hart

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1983)
Hart to Hart


  • Stander, who was politically liberal and pro-labor, was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild upon its establishment in 1933
  • Stander was blacklisted from the entertainment industry in North America from the late-1940s to 1965 (save for a few stage and minor film appearances) due to accusations of being a member of the Communist Party USA, which he had always publicly denied (including in a testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in May 1953). During that period, he began acting in movies produced in Europe, where he remained until returning to the United States in 1979 to become a regular on Hart to Hart