Since launching Steve Stark Productions less than two years ago, Steve Stark's company has produced four television pilots, three of which have gone to series. Stark serves as executive producer on NBC's new fall drama "The Event" as well as USA's new fall series "Facing Kate." He is also executive producer of "Medium," starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, which is in its seventh season.
Prior to forming his own company, Stark developed "Medium" while serving as president of Grammnet Productions. While there, he also executive-produced an eclectic number of other series, including three seasons of the half-hour comedy "The Game" and the U.S. adaptation of the popular British sketch series "The Sketch Show."
Before joining Grammnet, Stark was Executive Vice President of Development at Columbia Tri-Star Network Television where he oversaw the development of drama, comedy and alternative programming. He also previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Current Programming at Paramount Network Television where he shepherded over 1,300 episodes of such series as "Frasier," "Cheers," "JAG," "Becker," "Nash Bridges," "Girlfriends," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Soul Food," "Wings," "Brooklyn Bridge," "The Untouchables," "Now and Again" and "Sister, Sister," among many others.
Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, Stark entered the business while a student at Northwestern University. While still in college, he was invited to Los Angeles to join producer Bob Banner in developing a new-talent series similar to "Rising Stars," the student television project he conceived and produced while a college senior.
Within four months of their collaboration with syndication executive Al Masini, the pilot episode of the original "Star Search" was completed. During the next four years as casting supervisor, Stark scouted and screened tens of thousands of performers in more than 30 cities from New York to Los Angeles. In that time he helped launch notable careers of over 300 comics, singers, actors and bands. The venerable talent-variety series ran for 12 seasons.
Stark is the recipient of the Entertainment Industries Council Special Commendation, a Genesis Award, the Prism Award and the Golden Reel Award. He also is an Imagen Award nominee. Stark is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Stark lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters. His wife, actress Michelle Nicastro, died on November 4, 2010, of brain and breast cancer. An episode of "The Event" originally aired November 15, 2010, was dedicated to her memory.
- The Event (9 episodes, 2010)
- Medium (89 episodes, 2005-2009)
- The Game (57 episodes, 2006-2009)
- Alligator Point (2009)
- Steve Stark at the Internet Movie Database
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