American actor Stephen Macht has proven to be a master at playing handsome, outwardly successful men whose inner doubts are never far from the surface. Macht's film debut was in 1977's The Choirboys, after which he appeared primarily in medium-budget shockers like Nightwing (1979) Amityville II: The Possession (1982) and Monster Squad (1987). Macht seemed on the verge of TV stardom when he accepted the leading role of a family man who chucks the suburban life to set up home in the inner city in the 1981 series The American Dream; the critics were impressed, but the audiences were tuned to the competition. Since that time, Stephen Macht has had recurring roles as Joe Cooper on Knot's Landing and as Chris Cagney's lawyer-boyfriend David Keeler on Cagney and Lacey.
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Was roommates with actor Michael Moriarty at Dartmouth.
- Taught at Smith College in Massachusetts and was a tenured professor at Queens College in New York.
- Has served as an Honorary Board Member of the Parkinsons Resource Organization, as well as its Master of Ceremonies.
- Was the original moderator of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation's JTV.
- Was considered for the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.