Stan's career began at the tender age of four when he performed with an underwater swim group called the "WATER BABIES". The Water Babies appeared on YOU ASKED FOR IT, a popular television show back in the early 1950's, and inspired articles in VOGUE and McCALLS magazines. Stan turned actor at age five appearing as a neighborhood kid on THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET. Stan was seen as a semi-regular on the show for four seasons, until 1960, when he began his role of "Chip" on MY THREE SONS.
Stan's career blossomed in the area of theatrical motion pictures as well. Stan has appeared in ten feature films including Leo McCary's RALLY 'ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; THE BONNIE PARKER STORY, with Dorothy Provine; PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DASIES, with Doris Day and David Niven; X-15, with Charles Bronson and Mary Tyler Moore; HOW THE WEST WAS WON (the last Cinerama movie ever made), with Debbie Reynolds and George Peppard; PRIVATE PARTS (the Paul Bartel cult classic); HOTWIRE, with James Keach and ATTACK OF THE 60 FOOT CENTERFOLD.
Stan has also appeared in several Television movies including SARGE - THE BADGE OR THE CROSS, with George Kennedy and LUCAS TANNER, with David Hartmann. TV Specials include the MY THREE SONS SPECIAL, THE AMERICAN YEARBOOK, OUR TIME, THE FABULOUS 50'S, CBS - 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and A&E Channel's CHILD STARS: OUR STORY.
Stan is also a veteran of the Stage, having starred in such plays as SEE HOW THEY RUN, MISCHIEF, LITTLE WHITE LIES and THE NERD.
Stanley Livingston Behind the Camera
Stan's other activities are behind the camera. He has written, produced and directed numerous commercials, music videos, and PBS-type educational programming as well as serving as 2nd Unit Director on two feature films, THE AFTERMATH and EMPIRE OF THE DARK. Stan also co-authored the screenplay for THE AFTERMATH, the film of which is now in release on video. Stan also wrote the Pilot episode for a TV series called LA ROCKS! (He was also one of the segment Directors). The Pilot starred Sherman Hemsley (formerly "GEORGE JEFFERSON" on THE JEFFERSONS).
Stan branched out into writing for the stage. He wrote the musical DORIAN, which was produced at the Estelle Harman Theater in Los Angeles. One of the stars of the musical was Stan's real-life and television brother, Barry Livingston ("ERNIE" of My Three Sons fame). Stan also produced, "Hey, Ma... ", a major one-woman show starring New York Theater veteran, Kaye Ballard. The show was presented at the prestigious Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.
A Freelance Director, Stan recently completed directing all 20 Episodes of a brand new Children's television series, "CORY THE CLOWN" for FUNNY PRODUCTIONS at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The Series is now in post-production.
Stan is head of FIRST TEAM PRODUCTIONS, a Los Angeles based Production Company. The Company recently finished production on the Feature Film, "CHECKERS". Stan served as the movie's Producer. The feature was shot in the Los Angeles area.
Stan just completed THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY PROJECT which includes a landmark pair of Documentaries about young adults, teen and children's involvement in the entertainment industry. Each Four-Part Series is five hours long contains interviews with over 100 Veteran Television and Motion Picture Stars, Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Talent Agents, Talent Managers and more. Other Interviewees include the Presidents of the two most powerful unions in the motion picture industry, The Screen Actor's Guild and The Director's Guild of America. Many of the Interviewees have been nominated for or won Academy, Emmys, Golden Globe and C.L.I.O. awards. Stan Produced as well as Directed both Documentaries through his production company, FIRST TEAM PRODUCTIONS. THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY for KIDS is scheduled for release in April of 2007. THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY (the young adult version) will be available later in the year.