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Stan Kirsch Bio – Stan Kirsch Wiki
Stan Kirsch born Stanley Benjamin Kirsch was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and acting coach. He was best known for his role as Richie Ryan on Highlander: The Series. His other credits include guest appearances on “JAG,” “Family Law” and “Friends.”
According to Stan Kirsch’s bio on IMDB and Wikipedia, he started acting at a young age, appearing in Campbell’s soup television commercials at age 4. He appeared on popular TV shows including “Riders in the Sky,” and “General Hospital”. He made guest appearances on “Friends,” “Family Law,” and “JAG” and later became an accomplished acting coach with his own studio.
Stan Kirsch Age
He was born on July 15, 1968, in New York, New York, United States. He died January 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years old.
Stan Kirsch Wife
Stan Kirsch’s wife is Kristyn Green. They were married from 2009 until his death in January 2020.
Stan Kirsch Death – Stan Kirsch Suicide
Stan Kirsch died on January 11, 2020, at the age of 51. His death was confirmed on the Facebook page of Stan Kirsch Studios. The post read, “Dear friends. We tragically lost our beloved Stan Kirsch on January 11th. We will be closed for the next 2 weeks as we process and grieve. He was so loved and we are all just devastated. Thank you for your understanding and respecting our privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”
The official “Highlander” Facebook page shared a tribute to Kirsch. The Facebook post read, “It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Stan Kirsch.
“Without Stan Kirsch, Highlander: The Series would have been far less. He brought a sense of humor, kindness and youthful enthusiasm to the character of Richie Ryan for six seasons.
“Stan was at a disadvantage compared to other actors portraying immortals on the series. He was never able to have flashbacks from the 1800’s or discuss how things were ‘back in his day’. However, Stan turned this situation into an opportunity; providing one of the few portrayals on the show where a character gradually grew into a wise, skilled and self-assured individual from episode to episode. Stan even changed himself physically to show how Richie Ryan would survive in the world of the immortals.
“Although Richie Ryan’s life was cut short on the show, there was little more to see; Richie Ryan had evolved into his own man, and it was Stan’s performance that made it true.
“Beyond Highlander: The Series, Stan Kirsch was an accomplished acting coach. We have heard first-hand testimonials from many of his students; all of them having considered Stan an incredible teacher and a gift of a human being.
“Every time we had the opportunity to catch up with Stan, he was nothing but kind, thoughtful and sincere. He was a warm presence that will be missed.”
Stan Kirsch’s wife Kristyn Green said in a Facebook post, “I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support. I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you.”
Stan Kirsch Cause of Death
According to the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office, Stan Kirsch’s cause of death was suicide.