Best known as French Stewart by fans all over the world, Milton French Stewart is a renowned American actor who has been in the movie industry since the 90s.
The nice-looking blue-eyed actor is most famous for his role in the American sitcom, 3rd Rock from the sun, which aired in the 1990s. Known also as the official spokesperson for Clamato, Stewart has a nice collection of films like the sitcom, Mom, which was premiered on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in September 2013. He also has a nice collection of films he acted on silently.
His successful career did not just earn him the fame he is currently enjoying but the wealth and comfort as well. Here are a few facts you need to know about the handsome actor.
French Stewart Biography
Born February 20, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stewart was brought up by his mother who was a homemaker, and his stepfather who was a microfilm technician. Stewart had a strong interest in the entertainment industry at an early stage, hence, his first appearance on television at age five in a local kids’ show called Captain Billy’s Clubhouse. He, however, attended Del Norte High School before moving to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to get well acquainted with the world of acting. He then graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts.
More determined to make a breakthrough, French Stewart patiently toured in regional theatre, wearing a Yogi Bear costume at conventions and fund-raisers for Hanna-Barbera for seven years before landing his first acting role as a spaced-out DJ on the final season of the 1992 American sitcom The New WKRP in Cincinnati which was a sequel to the original 1978–82 CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The six-season sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun actually brought Stewart to the limelight following his role as Harry Solomon in the film. Other TV shows he recently featured include Secrets and Lies, 2 Broke Girls, The middle (aired from 2013-2017), among many others.
French Stewart Family Life
French’s name is a family name that has been passed down from his family’s four-generation. Actually, he is French number four. He is currently married to Vanessa Claire Smith, an American actress, writer, and producer, in the year 2011. The couple is blessed with a girl child.
Other Facts You Must Know About Him
- Stewart’s Screen Actors Guild card
French Stewart earned his Screen Actors Guild card while working for Hanna-Barbera’s Shakey Quakey tour, but this was short-lived as he was fired for removing the head of his costume in front of children.
Added to his outstanding acting skills, Stewart is also known for his funny physical and facial characteristics. This is notable in a number of minor roles in series of situation comedies and comedy films like Home Alone 4 of 2002 and Inspector Gadget 2 released in 2003. He was also the voice of Bob in the animated television series God, the Devil, and Bob premiered on NBC on March 9, 2000.
Against the growing speculations about Stewart being gay, the actor is actually married and has been in relationships with women before settling with Vanessa Claire Smith. In fact, the fine-looking actor was once married to Katherine LaNasa. He met the American actress and former ballet dancer when she had a guest appearance on a 1996 episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun. They lived together for eleven years and operated several zoos in Albuquerque until their divorce in 2009. Stewart then remarried two years after while LaNasa currently runs her own company, CasaLaNasa where she is into interior design.
Having won millions of hearts all over the world, the 5 feet 10 inches tall and handsome American actor has an estimated net worth of $3 million, according to some authority sites. He was able to earn this much from his appearances in over 100 films and TV series
Stewart’s active roles in the entertainment industry have earned him quite a number of awards and nominations. They include:
- The1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- The 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- The 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
Quick Facts about Francis Stewart
|Date of Birth/Birthday||February 20, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Albuquerque, New Mexico USA|
|Wife/Spouse||Vanessa Claire Stewart|
|Divorced||Yes (once with Katherine LaNasa)|
|Net Worth||$3 Million Dollars|
|Height/Tall||5 feet 10 inches(178 cm)|
|Children/Kids||Helene Claire Stewart(daughter)|