Lynn Stalmaster

Lynn Stalmaster
Born (1927-11-17) November 17, 1927
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Nationality US
Occupation Casting director
Years active 1950-2006
Spouse(s) Gloria McGough (1956-?) (divorced)
Shirley A. Alexander (1962-1972) (divorced) (2 children)
Children Lincoln Stalmaster (b. 1966)
Lara Stalmaster

Lynn Arlen Stalmaster, born 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska, is an award winning American casting director.


After serving in the U.S. Army Stalmaster got his first job in show business as an actor, appearing in the war movies The Steel Helmet (1951) and The Flying Leathernecks (1951). He also acted in the TV series Big Town but soon became involved in the casting department of the same show. Stalmaster established himself quickly as a solid casting director, finding steady work in both television and motion pictures. The name Lynn Stalmaster became well known especially to cinema-goers of the 1970s, when he was credited with casting more than 60 movies of the decade, among them; Fiddler on the Roof, Harold and Maude, The Cowboys, Deliverance, Rollerball, Silver Streak, Black Sunday, Coming Home, Convoy, The Rose, Superman and Being There.

Stalmaster was also responsible for casting TV-shows like Combat!, Gunsmoke, The Untouchables as well as Academy Award winning movies In the Heat of the Night, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Right Stuff and Brian De Palma's 1987 motion picture version of The Untouchables.

He is the older brother of actor Hal Stalmaster, who played the title role in the 1957 Walt Disney film, Johnny Tremain, a young silversmith in the American Revolution.

In 2016, he received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Filmography as casting director

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