From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen Furst (born Steven Nelson Feuerstein on May 8, 1955) is an American actor and film and television director. He was a regular in the science fiction series Babylon 5 playing Centauri diplomatic attaché Vir Cotto and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on St. Elsewhere, and featured in the film National Lampoons Animal House. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stephen Furst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.