Stephen Mendel

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Stephen Mendel (born in Montreal, Quebec) is a dual American/Canadian citizen and speaks fluent French. Perhaps best known for his five seasons (96 episodes) playing Detective Freddie Carson on the CBS hit series “Night Heat” his most recent recurring character, Morris Ginsberg, on “Mad Men” is much more timely.

Stephen has guest starred on many episodic TV shows and has played lead roles in feature films with Tom Hanks, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Cattrall, Eric McCormack and Tim Matheson to name but a few. Stephen is an accomplished voice over artist: documentaries for Discovery Channel, audio books for Random House, commercials for Nestles, Traveler’s Insurance and the role of Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among many others.

He has appeared at the Pasadena Playhouse in “The Foreigner,” at the Morgan-Wixson in “Educating Rita” and at the Odyssey in “After Crystal Night” (where he won an outstanding supporting actor award) to name but a few.

Off-stage -camera, he sings and plays the guitar, skis, hikes, bikes, teaches scuba diving (he is an instructor trainer and created an after school program that teaches math and science through a scuba course) and practices the obscure martial art of aki-jutsu.

A partial list of credits

FILM (selected credits)
  • A New York Love Story
  • Angry Video Game Nerd
  • The Terminal
  • Miriam
  • CEO (2nd Lead w/Shu Liang)
  • Provocateur (2nd Lead w/Jane March)
  • Jack Frost (2nd Lead w/Chris Allport)
  • Midnight Heat (2nd Lead w/Tim Matheson)
  • Heaven’s Fire
  • Exception to the Rule
  • The Showdown
  • Father’s Day
  • Fire & Ice (animated)
TV MOVIES & MINI-SERIES (selected credits)
  • McBride Guest Star
  • Tom and Roseanne: Behind the Scenes
  • An Inconvenient Woman
  • Echoes in the Darkness
TV Guest Star roles (selected credits)
  • Mad Men (Recurring)
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Criminal Minds
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • CSI: Miami
  • Las Vegas
  • “24”
  • Night Heat (5 seasons) Series Regular
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Series Regular Voice)
  • Judging Amy
  • The Practice
  • JAG
  • The X-Files
  • Murder She Wrote
  • L.A. Law
  • Saved by the Bell (Recurring)


THEATRE (selected credits)
  • The Crucible Thomas Putnam Antaeus Theater
  • After Crystal Night (Best Supporting Actor Award)Odyssey Theater
  • Knights of the Round Table (premiere)Aurelius Edison Theater
  • The Foreigner Froggy Lesoeur Pasadena Playhous
  • Addicted to George (premiere) Melrose Theatre, M. Speer
  • Educating Rita Frank Morgan-Wixson Theatre
  • Bedroom Farce Nick Westchester Playhouse
  • Pack of Lies Mr. Stewart Pierson Playhouse
  • On the Job Harry Centaur Theatre
  • The Fantasticks Youville Court Theater

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