Fright Night


Stephen Geoffreys made a strong and distinct impression with his winning blend of wild energy and manic intensity that he brought to a handful of hugely enjoyable comedies and horror films made throughout the 1980s. He was born Stephen Geoffrey Miller on November 22, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Geoffreys first began acting at a performing arts high school in Cincinnati and attended acting classes at New York University. Geoffreys gave an excellent and inspired performance as obnoxious horror movie geek “Evil” Ed Thompson in the terrific Fright Night (1985). Stephen displayed a real flair for comedy with his amusing turns as the antsy Williams in Heaven Help Us (1985) and the nerdy Wendell in Fraternity Vacation (1985). Other memorable roles include persecuted wimp Hoax in 976-EVIL (1988), hardened inmate Roach in the dreary haunted prison dud The Chair (1988), and slimy drug dealer Cookie in Moon 44 (1990). Geoffreys did guest appearances on the TV anthology shows Amazing Stories (1985) and The Twilight Zone (1985). Stephen has also had a very respectable stage career: he’s acted in the Off-Broadway productions “The Human Comedy” (Geoffreys was nominated for a Broadway Tony Award for Best Actor for the subsequent Broadway production of this play), “Maggie/Magalita,” and “Songs on the Shipwrecked Sofa.” In a startling and unexpected career move, Geoffreys wound up acting in numerous gay hardcore porno pictures under the pseudonyms Sam Ritter and Stephan Bordeaux. Outside of acting, Geoffreys writes short stories and is an avid bodybuilder. After a regrettably lengthy absence from the big screen, Stephen Geoffreys made a welcome comeback with a co-starring role in the indie fright feature Sick Girl (2007).



A native of south Arkansas, William began acting in community theater at age eleven. He was honored by the International Thespian Society during his high school years and, in his senior year, won National Society of Arts and Letters Drama competition at the state level, becoming the youngest participant ever to compete at the National Competition. After graduating from Hendrix College in Arkansas, he attended the Drama Studio London’s American school in Berkeley, CA. While still in school he was asked by prominent casting director Jackie Burch to audition for the role of Rocky in the feature film Mask, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. He didn’t get the role, but shortly thereafter was cast as Laura Dern’s love interest in her very first film, Smooth Talk. Meanwhile, Burch remembered him for her next project, the Columbia Pictures horror classic Fright Night. Shortly after its premiere, he made his Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues, replacing Matthew Broderick in the lead role of Eugene Jerome. He subsequently reprised his roles as Charlie Brewster in the sequel to Fright Night and Eugene for the national tour of Simon’s Broadway Bound, with Nathan Lane. He began starring in television projects also around this time. After a few non-picked up pilots, he landed the role of Herman Brooks on the Fox Network’s Herman’s Head, which ran for three years, anchoring the networks Sunday night line up with The Simpsons, In Living Color, and Married With Children. His subsequent television credits, both as a series regular and guest work, are extensive.


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