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People who liked to watch TV in the 1960s and early 1970s loved the “My Three Sons” show. It was no mystery to them that two real brothers played the roles of adopted brothers in that series. So who is Stanley Livingston and who played the older brother? Why don’t we see more of him on screen today?

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Early life and education

Stanley Bernard Livingston was born on November 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His parents were Lillian Rochelle “Marilyn” Palyash and Hillard Livingston, and he has a younger brother, Barry Gordon Livingston, who was born in 1953. Little or nothing is disclosed about his earliest years.


Livingston made his acting debut in 1958, playing a boy in the biographical film “The Bonnie Parker Story”, but he was not in the credits. That same year, he had another uncredited role, this time in the movie “Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys”. Livingston then made his first recurring appearance on the sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” when he was just eight years old and remained on the show for five seasons. The following year, he appeared in the first episode of “Peck’s Bad Girl”.

In 1960, Livingston made a brief appearance on “The George Gobel Show”, and also had a small role in the comedy film “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies”. That same year, he had his breakthrough role when he became part of the main cast for the family TV series “My Three Sons”. He portrayed Chip Douglas, son of widower Steve Douglas who was played by Fred MacMurray. He remained in the series for 12 years, later joined by his brother Barry Livingston, who portrayed his adopted brother, Ernie Thompson Douglas.

In 1961, he starred in Richard Donner’s history film “X-15”. Two years later, he made a cameo appearance in the movie “How the West Was Won”.

He also appeared as a guest in the TV series “Day in Court” and “Sarge”. After his work on “My Three Sons” ended, he had a small role in the comedy horror film “Private Parts” as Jeff, and that same year he provided the voice of Happius in the TV series “Roman Holiday”. Throughout the rest of the early 1970s, he appeared in several TV series, such as “Room 222” and “Lucas Tanner”, and provided several voices for the animated TV show “Devlin” in 1974. In 1979, he co-starred in the action comedy movie “Smokey and the Hotwire Gang” starring James Keach and Tony Lorea.

After this, Livingston took a long break from acting and returned briefly in 1995, when he made cameo appearances in films “Striptease” and “Bikini Drive-In” – in the latter he was not even credited with his own name, but simply as ‘chip’. He also appeared in the comedy film “Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold,” about a magazine centerfold that suddenly grew 60 feet tall.

As of May 2020, Livingston was last seen in David Strohmaier’s short film “In the Picture”, in which he played the character Stanley.

Stanley Livingston

After he stopped acting, he stayed in the film industry behind the camera. Livingston is also a film producer, writer and director, mostly helping to produce video documentaries such as “The Actor’s Journey for Kids” and “The Actor’s Journey”, but he has also produced the TV series “LA Rocks”, also the writer and the director of all three titles.

Livingston has also appeared on several TV shows such as “This Is Your Life”, “Hour Magazine”, “The Joan River Show” and “The O’Reilly Factor”.

Private life

Livingston married his long-term girlfriend, Sandra L. Goble, on November 28, 1968.

Sandra had one acting role, in the episode of “My Three Sons” called “Polly’s Secret Life”, in which she played Donelle. The couple had one daughter, Samantha Livingston, but their marriage failed and the duo divorced in 1974.

In 2011, while filming Livingston’s latest film, “In the Picture”, he met Paula Drake, an actress known for “Escape Artist”, “The Second Coming of Christ”, “Shock” and “Come Dawn”, who woman on screen for that movie. The couple quickly fell in love and tied the knot in 2015. As of May 2020, they are still married.

He and his real-life brother, Barry, played brothers in “My Three Sons” – their acting mentor was the late Fred MacMurray. The brothers also appeared together in the film “Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys” in 1958. Barry is also known for his appearances in films “War Dogs”, “Jersey Boys” and the Oscar-winning film “Argo”.

Through his brother, Stanley has two cousins: Spencer Livingston and Hailey Livingston, and is the brother-in-law of Karen Huntsman.

Livingston is the chief executive officer (CEO) of First Team Productions, a production company based in Los Angeles.

Livingston has his own websitewhich is a collection of his interviews, and also contains information about his project “The Actor’s Journey”, which serves as a guide for young people who want to become actors.

Net value

Despite no longer being active as an actor, Stanley Livingston still earns a fine salary from his other career endeavours. His prolific career has given him a estimated net worth of approximately $9 million, as of mid-2020.

Physical Characteristics

Livingston is considered a handsome man, with gray hair, a blond goatee and clear blue eyes; when he was younger, his hair was blond. His exact height and weight are not disclosed, but he appears to be an average-sized man who takes pride in his style.


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