Although versatile actor Stan Kirsch is best known as Richie Ryan on Highlander, he started his career at age 4 as a Campbell soup kid. When his parents decided it would be better for him not to pursue a career as a child actor, he left the entertainment business behind to pursue an education. After graduating magna cum laude from Duke University, Stan was drawn back into acting. He has played such diverse roles as an abusive husband on Family Law, a wistful would-be suitor on Love Boat: The Next Wave, a Washington newspaper reporter on First Monday and a military lawyer on JAG.
In 2004, Stan made his debut as a screenwriter, director and producer (Stan also appears in the film) with the comedy short Straight Eye: The Movie is available on DVD.
Although his teaching and coaching activities keep him busy, Stan plans to continue acting and hopes to branch out into directing in the future.
Guest Starring Roles
|Friends||Ethan||1x22 - The One with the Ick Factor||May 4, 1995|
|JAG||Ens. Frank Cody||1x17 - Black Ops||April 10, 1996|
|Highlander||Richie Ryan||6x13 - Not to Be||May 16, 1998|
|The Love Boat: The Next Wave||Vince||2x18 - Prom Queen||May 14, 1999|
|Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Chipper Dunn||- Red Line||June 30, 2000|
|Family Law||Rick Quinn||2x10 - Generations||December 11, 2000|
|JAG||Lieutenant Ferrari||6x18 - Liberty||March 27, 2001|
|First Monday||David Dahl||1x05 - Family Affairs||February 8, 2002|
Specials and Made-for-TV Movies
- Shallow Ground : Stuart Dempsey
- Deep Rescue : Kevin
- Straight Eye: The Movie : Sonny
- The Flunky : Sammy Bestone
- The Sky's on Fire
- Shark in a Bottle : Punk #1
- Home Song : Kent Arens
- Fast Forward : Matt
- Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen : Steve
- Driven To You
- Reason Thirteen
- Stan's first role was at age four as a Campbell's Soup Kid on a television commercial.