French Stewart, who was born as Milton French-Stewart IV, is an American actor and dancer who is known for his roles as Harry Solomon on the NBC sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun”, as Inspector Gadget in the 2003 direct-to-video film “Inspector Gadget 2”, and as Chef Rudy on the CBS sitcom “Mom”.
He has also produced several plays and won a couple of awards for his part appearing in and producing several films.
Stewart was born to Helen Haushalter and made his screen debut playing Lieutenant Ferretti in “Star Gate”. There’s so much more to find out about this screen, darling, but first, here are 10 quick facts about French Stewart.
Top 10 facts about French Stewart
- French Stewart was born on 20 February 1964 and is 57 years old in 2021.
- He was born Milton French-Stewart IV; the name French has been in the family for four generations.
- Stewart toured in regional theatre for seven years before making his film debut in 1992.
- He appeared on TV for the first time at the age of 5, on a local kids’ show in Albuquerque called Captain Billy’s Clubhouse.
- Stewart attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts in 1986.
- French Stewart is currently married to Vanessa Claire Stewart, and they have a child together.
- He revealed that filming for “3rd Rock from the Sun” was difficult, and he would often wake up with bruises all over his body.
- Stewart currently has almost 90 film credits to his name.
- While they were married, French Stewart and his ex-wife, Katherine LaNasa, ran several zoos together in Albuquerque.
- As of 2021, French Stewart had an estimated net worth of $6 million and he still appeared in a guest role in Season 8 of “Mom”.
French Stewart was born Milton French-Stewart IV on 20 February 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to homemaker, Helene Haushalter who went on to marry Stewart’s stepfather, a microfilm technician Russ Haushalter.
Stewart has always been interested in acting, and at the age of five, he got his first opportunity to appear on the screen—in a local kids show called “Captain Billy’s Clubhouse”.
French Stewart attended Del Norte High School in Albuquerque before temporarily going to West Texas State University for two semesters. Eventually, he completed his studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts in 1986. Stewart has a sister named Kelly McEwen.
French Stewart appeared on TV for the first time at the age of 5. After establishing his love for acting, he went on to study for it. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stewart joined the regional theatre and toured with them for seven years before breaking into television in 1992 with the role of Razor Dee, a DJ on the final season of “The New WKRP in Cincinnati”.
He earned his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card by performing as part of the cast of Hanna Barbera’s “Shakey Quakey” tour, but he was fired from the role after he removed the head of his costume in front of the children.
That event did not ruin his career, though, as he went on to appear in several movies including “Stargate” (1994) as Lieutenant Louis Ferretti, “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995), “The Poison Tasters” (1995), “Magic Island” (1995), “Glory Daze” (1996), McHale’s Navy (1997), “Love Stinks” (1999), “Clockstoppers” (2002) as Earl Doppler and “Wedding Daze” as Nathan Bennett IV.
He also contributed his voice as the character of Icarus to the Disney animated film “Hercules”.
From 1996 to 2001, he played the role of Harry Solomon in the successful show, “3rd Rock From the Sun”. This role cost the star, though, and according to Mental Floss, he sustained a host of injuries and often required a chiropractor, racking up thousands of dollars in medical fees.
After that, Stewart appeared in many other roles before serving as executive producer for “Has Anyone Seen My Baby?”. True to his theatre roots, he also played the dual role of Queen Victoria and Sigmund Freud in “Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes” at the Sacred Fools Theater Company.
The actor has also received recognition for his work. For his role voicing the character of Icarus in Disney’s “Hercules”, French Stewart was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.
In 2011, he was nominated twice for Lead Actor in a Play for the role of Nate in the Sacred Fools Theatre Company production of “Voice Lessons” and Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Freud/Queen Victoria in another Sacred Fools Theatre Company production, “Watson – The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes”.
Is French Stewart still on “Mom” TV series? As of May 2021, the producers of the show said that its last episode had aired and they were discontinuing it after Season 8. Stewart, who had started the show as part of the main cast, ended being a guest star. However, French Stewart is still on the show as of the latest update but no new season has been announced.
French Stewart movies and TV shows
- “Leverage: Redemption” (2021) as Deric Springer
- “Queen Bees” (2021) as Ken DeNardo
- “Aliens, Clowns & Geeks” (2021) as Professor von Scheisenberg
- “More Beautiful for Having Been Broken” (2020) as Rodney
- “Deadly Class” (2019) as Scorpio Slasher
- “The Great Buster: A Celebration” (2018) as Self
- “Holiday Joy” (2016) as Bob Hockstatter
- “Hopeless Romantic” (2016) as Frank
- “Future Boyfriend” (2016) as Friend
- “Secrets and Lies” (2015) as Dr Andrew Covel
- “Strike One” (2014) as Director
- “The Big Ask” (2014) as Rich
- “The Little Rascals Save the Day” (2014) as Bank Manager McFarland
- “Mom” (2013) as Rudy
- “30 Nights of Paranormal Activity With the Devil Inside the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (2013) as Herb
- “How to Have a Happy Marriage” (2012) as John
- “Rise of the Zombies” (2012) as Scientist
- “The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Antarctica” (2012) as Cecil (voice)
- “Allen Gregory” (2011) as Richard De Longpre
- “2 Broke Girls” (2011) as Mr. Bronski
- “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” (2011) as Beverly Hills Dog Show Commentator
- “The Assignment” (2010) as Mr. Price
- “The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins” (2010) as David Atkins
- “Opposite Day” (2009) as Godfrey
- “Stargate Universe” (2009) as Dr. Andrew Covel
- “The Middle” (2009) as Principal Cameron
- “Community” (2009) as Vinnie
- “The Great Debate” (2009)
- “Castle” (2009) as Zach Robinson
- “Give ’em Hell, Malone” (2009) as Frankie the Crooner
- “True Jackson, VP” (2008) as Donald the Delightful
- “Dog Gone” (2008) as Blackie
- “I Love the New Millennium” (2008)
- “Surveillance” (2008) as Jim Conrad
- “Pushing Daisies” (2007) as Woolsey Nicholls
- “Grindin'” (2007) as Himself
- “Phineas and Ferb” (2007)
- “The Flock” (2007) as Haynes Ownby
- “Pandemic” (2007) as Dr. Carl Ratner
- “I Love the ’70s: Volume 2” (2006)
- “Psych” (2006) as Whip Chatterly
- “Pepper Dennis” (2006)
- “Bones” (2005) as Isaac Horn
- “The Closer” (2005) as Gary Evans
- “Disney Heroes Volume 1” (2005) as Icarus / Pegasus (voice)
- “Duck as Jumper” (2005) as French Stewart
- “The New Partridge Family” (2005)
- “Perfect Opposites” (2004) as French Stewart
- “Wedding Daze” (2004) as Nathan Bennett IV
- “NCIS” (2003) as Paul Triff
- “All About the Andersons” (2003)
- “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge” (2003)
- “Inspector Gadget 2” (2003) as Inspector Gadget
- “Home Alone 4” (2002) as Marv Merchants
- “Less than Perfect” (2002)
- “Pet Star” (2002)
- “Clockstoppers” (2002) as Dr. Earl Dopler
- “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000) as Alien Minister
- “God, the Devil and Bob” (2000)
- “Bartok the Magnificent” (1999) as Osle (voice)
- “Love Stinks” (1999) as Seth Winnick
- “D--k” (1999) as The Interviewer
- “Hercules: Zero to Hero” (1999) as Icarus
- “Sesame Street: CinderElmo” (1999) as Prince
- “Becker” (1998)
- “Charmed” (1998) as Genie
- “Hercules” (1998) as Icarus (voice)
- “That ’70s Show” (1998) as Daniel
- “Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” (1998)
- “Ally McBeal” (1997)
- “McHale’s Navy” (1997) as Happy
- “Just Shoot Me!” (1997)
- “Broken Arrow” (1996) as I.R. Crewman
- “3rd Rock from the Sun” (1996) as Harry Solomon
- “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995) as Businessman 2
- “MADtv” (1995)
- “Glory Daze” (1995) as Dennis
- “Space: Above and Beyond” (1995) as Survivor
- “Caroline in the City” (1995)
- “NewsRadio” (1995)
- “Stargate” (1994) as Lieutenant Ferretti
- “The Boys Are Back” (1994)
- “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992) as French Stewart
- “The New WKRP in Cincinnati” (1991)
French Stewart’s first marriage was in 1998, and it lasted for 11 years. He first met actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer, Katherine LaNasa when she made an appearance in one episode of “3rd Rock from the Sun” in 1996.
The couple soon started dating and eventually got married on 19 May 1998. Their love story did not last very long as they split in 2009, and they did not have any children together.
While they were married, they lived in a home in Hancock Park before eventually purchasing a 3,000 square-foot four-bedroom Hollywood Hills house in late 2000. They also operated several zoos in Albuquerque together before their divorce.
French Stewart wife – Vanessa Claire
Stewart’s subsequent marriage was to the actress, producer, and writer Vanessa Claire, who he met during her performance at the Geffen Playhouse in the same year as his divorce.
They started dating, and two years later, on 11 June 2011, the couple tied the knot.
Recalling how they met, Vanessa Claire said: “He would flirt with me a little bit. I was kind of shy, and he’s obviously gregarious, and I wasn’t sure if he was joking or actually flirting.”
French responded that because of their 13-year difference, he wasn’t sure whether he was coming across as trying to capture the attention of a fine lady or coming across as a pervy guy that no one wanted to see. Thankfully, the attraction was mutual.
After their marriage, Vanessa took his last name and became Vanessa Claire Stewart. In 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Helen Claire. They currently live in Los Angeles, California. For those asking about French Stewart children, he has only one.
French Stewart net worth
The bulk of French Stewart’s net worth comes from his career as an actor. During his marriage to his first wife, Katherine LaNasa, the two ran several zoos in Albuquerque together.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Stewart is worth six million dollars ($6 million). Most of his wealth came from his role as Harry Solomon in the “3rd Rock From the Sun” TV series.
French Stewart is a gifted actor who has done quite a lot in order to make his dreams come true, all while never forgetting to have fun while he is at it.
Stewart has appeared in over 80 films and TV shows, solidifying his place as one of the major stars in Hollywood.
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