Fisher Stevens moved from his native Chicago to New York at the age of 13 to pursue an acting career. He tried, unsuccessfully, to get any kind of job and was, he recalls, even rejected as extra for a Crest commercial.
Fisher Stevens moved from his native Chicago to New York at the age of 13 to pursue an acting career. He tried, unsuccessfully, to get any kind of job and was, he recalls, even rejected as extra for a Crest commercial. When his acting teacher, Dan Fauci, lost the lease to his teaching studio, he rented Fishers loft and built a stage in the living room. He later studied with Uta Hagen. His first professional theatrical production was playing Tiny Tims brother, Harry, in the musical version of Dickens A Christmas Carol in the basement of an off-off-off Broadway theatre when he was 14. Since then he has performed in more than 20 stage productions including 544 performances in Harvey Fiersteins Torch Song Triology, both on and off Broadway. He also played Eugene in Neil Simons Brighton Beach Memories. Most recently, he played the leads in Thomas Babes Carrying School Children, Almost Romance opposite Helen Slater and Jules Feiffers Little Murders with Christine Lahti. He also sang and danced in the musicals Miami by Wendy Wasserstein and the late Michael Bennetts Broadway production of Scandal with Swoosie Kurtz and Treat Williams. He also appeared in the recent New York City Shakespeare Festival production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Fisher made his motion picture debut getting his fingers chopped off in the horror film The Burning (1981) when he was 16-years-old. After that he appeared in Baby Its You (1983) and The Brother from Another Planet (1984).