Stan has been an acting coach and teacher for the past 33 years, both in LA and the Bay Area. In addition to teaching ongoing, private audition technique and scene study classes at his LA studio since 1987, Stan served on the faculties of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts West (13 years), Theatre of Arts Academy, the Denver Center Theatre Academy, South Coast Rep, UCLA, Santa Monica College, Diane Hardin's Young Actors Space, and the LA County High School for the Arts. Several of Stan's students have gone on to successful acting careers, most notably Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, and Jeremy Davies.
As an actor, Stan played numerous roles on television, in films, and on stages in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. He appeared as attorney Marvin Girard on the television series The Judge for three seasons and directed several episodes of the series as well. He is represented in the Bay Area by NYLO Talent Agency (415.683.9569).
Stan also directed several critically acclaimed theatrical productions (see Reviews). His acting and directing resumes are available on request.