Fisher Stevens is a rare find in Hollywood, a man who has successfully dabbled in all corners of the entertainment industry. His versatility in the field is evident with his wide range of credits, from acting to producing to directing and from film to television to theater. This Oscar-winning producer has appeared in over 40 stage productions, 30 motion pictures and has produced over 20 films.
Stevens began his acting career in NY, appearing in the Tony-winning productions of "Torch Song Trilogy" playing David, the adopted son of the gay protagonist. Stevens also appeared in productions of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Carousel" on Broadway. His Off-Broadway performing credits include "A Perfect Ganesh," "Twelfth Night" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He was a student of theater and studied with the incredible Uta Hagen. He parlayed his stage success into film and was seen in such classics as "The Flamingo Kid," "Short Circuit" and "Reversal of Fortune."
In 1986, Stevens co-founded the downtown NY theater company Naked Angels that is still active today. Original members included Marisa Tomei, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rob Morrow. He also co-founded GreeneStreet Films in 1996, where Stevens had his directorial debut with the film "Just a Kiss." He produced and co-produced over 15 films while involved with GreeneStreet including the Academy Award-nominated film "In the Bedroom," "A Prairie Home Companion" and the acclaimed documentary "Once in a Lifetime."
Over the years, Stevens has developed a tremendous passion for making documentaries. "The Cove," which Stevens produced about the dolphin slaughter in Japan, has been showered with awards including the Academy Award for Best Documentary, the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary honors at the National Board of Review, LA Film Critics Association and Environmental Media Awards. Additionally, Stevens co-directed the documentary "Crazy Love" that won the 2006 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.
In 2010, Stevens was simultaneously working on two intriguing films. "The War Against War" took an in-depth look at the United Nations peacekeeping missions in global hotspots. "The War Against War" had been focusing on United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti when the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12, 2010. The documentary changed to include how the devastation left behind threatens the progress of peacekeeping and how the peacekeepers adjusted to the rising demands placed on them in the wake of the quake. The other film was about the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, following a cardiothoracic surgeon who is raising money to build a boat to act as a floating hospital.
In 2010, Pollak co-starred in Kevin Smith's "Cop Out," with Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan and Seann William Scott for Warner Bros. In 2010, Kevin co-starred with Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and James Caan in George Gallo's "Middle Men." In post-production is "Columbus Circle," which Kevin wrote with the film's director, George Gallo. This film stars Jason Lee, Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin. He just finished co-starring with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the "The Big Year" for director David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada"). He's also recently completed work on "Red State," written and directed by Kevin Smith.
Stevens is still actively working in front of the camera. He had a recurring role on "Lost" and guest starred on "Ugly Betty," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Numb3rs." In 2010, Stevens was seen in "The Experiment" with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker, the teen comedy "Rising Stars," and "Henry's Crime" with Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga. In 2011, he appeared on television in "Californication" and in a recurring role on "Damages." He can soon be seen in the upcoming film "LOL" starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore.