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2002 IFP/New York Gotham Awards
NYP20020927116 - NEW YORK, SEPT. 27 (UPI) --Fisher Stevens poses for pictures at the 2002 IFP/New York Gotham Awards at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York on September 26, 2002. mk/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Fisher Stevens (born November 27, 1963) is an American actor, director and producer. His most recent successes include the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film The Cove and 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Crazy Love. As an actor, he is well-known for his portrayals of Chuck Fishman on Early Edition, Seamus O'Neill on Key West (TV series), Eugene "The Plague" Belford in Hackers, Iggy in Super Mario Brothers, Hawk Ganz in The Flamingo Kid, and Ben Jabituya in Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2. His television credits include Frasier, Friends, Law & Order, Key West, and Lost. He recently appeared on two episodes of the TV show Numb3rs.. Fisher also has a distinguished Broadway and off-Broadway career spanning nearly 3 decades. He played Jigger Craigin in the 1994 Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. He had an early success in the 1982 Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy playing David, the adopted son of the gay protagonist played by the show's writer Harvey Fierstein, and the original Broadway production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, where he succeeded Matthew Broderick in starring role of Eugene. Throughout his career, he has acted in and directed more than 50 stage productions.. In 2010, Fisher co-founded a new media and documentary film company, Insurgent Media, with Andrew S. Karsch and Erik H. Gordon.

Stevens was born Steven Fisher in Chicago, Illinois. He co-founded Naked Angels Theater Company with longtime friends Rob Morrow, Nicole Burdette, Pippin Parker, Charle Landry, Nancy Travis, and Ned Eisenberg in 1986. He also co-founded a film production company called GreeneStreet Films, located in Tribeca, New York City in 1996. Stevens performed as Edgar Allan Poe on Lou Reed's album The Raven in 2003. He is also an accomplished harmonica player.

In 2010, Stevens won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for co-producing The Cove.

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