Trained professionally at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, a graduate of Dartmouth College, a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature from Indiana University and, during his teaching days, a tenured Associate Professor, Stephen Macht is one of the best-educated working actors in America, today. Stephen Robert Macht was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Janette (Curlenjik) and Jerome Irving Macht. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He starred as Proctor in The Crucible, Orsino in 12th Night, and Dunois in Saint Joan at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, where he was scouted and signed by Universal Television to come to Hollywood to begin his film career. Since then, he has played leading men in plays and dozens of television movies and feature films from Yoni Netanyahu in Raid on Entebbe (1976) to Warwick in Stephen Kings Graveyard Shift (1990), and from Dan Lavetta in The Immigrants (1978) to David Keeler, Sharon Gless love interest on Cagney & Lacey (1981). He has recurred on Boston Public (2000), Jack & Jill (1999) and Boomtown (2002). Soap Opera Digest nominated Stephen as 2007 Villain of the Year, for Trevor Lasing, on General Hospital (1963), a role he played through 2008. Opposite Charlton Heston, Stephen played King Henry VIII in A Man For All Seasons at the Ahmansohn Theatre, and prosecutor Challee in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was Henry II in Lion in Winter at the Cleveland Playhouse and, most recently, Lyman Felt in Arthur Millers Ride Down Mt.