Date of Birth : Aug 28th 1957
American actor of film and television. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films C.H.U.D., City Slickers and the first two Home Alone films, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years. In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh’s proof of the snake lemma in the film It’s My Turn. His breakthrough role as an actor came in Barry Levinson’s Diner. Another film role he is remembered for is the 1984 horror film, Douglas Cheek’s C.H.U.D. as the soup kitchen C.H.U.D. hunter. He was the original choice to play Biff Tannen in the 1985 film Back to the Future, but he turned the role down.
Stern is often remembered for playing bumbling but lovable idiots, such as Phil from the City Slickers movies, Marv from the first two Home Alone movies, and Max from Bushwacked. Many consider his role as Marv to be a breakthrough for his career[weasel words]. He is also noted for providing the voice of the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage. Stern and Savage were also featured together in Little Monsters, interestingly Stern played the part as Savage’s father. Stern provided the voice for the main character of the Dilbert animated series, based on the comic strip by Scott Adams. He also tried his hand at directing through several episodes of The Wonder Years and the movie Rookie of the Year.