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Stan Kirsch (Highlander Actor) Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Wife (Kristyn Green), Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Quick Facts You Need to Know

Stan Kirsch

Stan Kirsch Bio

Stan Kirsch, one of the stars of the TV series “Highlander,” has died at the age of 51. Kirsch was a renowned acting coach in LA. He is survived by his wife, Kristyn Green. Online records show that Kirsch committed suicide by hanging.

A brief statement on Kirsch’s Facebook page, which is also the hub for Kirsch’s acting studio, said that the renowned actor tragically passed away on January 11.


According to Stan Kirsch’s bio on IMDB and Wikipedia, he started acting at a young age, appearing in Campbell’s soup television commercials at age 4. He appeared on popular TV shows including “Riders in the Sky,” and “General Hospital”. He made guest appearances on “Friends,” “Family Law,” and “JAG” and later became an accomplished acting coach with his own studio.

Stan Kirsch Age

He was 51 years old

Stan Kirsch Wife

Stan Kirsch’s wife is Kristyn Green. They were married from 2009 until his death in January 2020. Stan Kirsch’s wife Kristyn Green said in a Facebook post, “I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support. I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you.”

Stan Kirsch Acting School

According to Kirsch’s profile on his acting school’s website, after being a child actor, Kirsch turned his attention to his schoolwork and graduated from Duke University with a degree in Political Science. On that page, Kirsch said that he runs his acting school with his wife. The couple opened the school in 2008 and since then have helped clients book “thousands” of roles.

Stan Kirsch “Highlander”

For six seasons, Kirsch played the role of Richie Ryan on the TV incarnation of the movie “Highlander.” Later, Kirsch contributed to the fan fiction book of short stories, “Highlander: An Evening at Joe’s.” Kirsch’s story was titled, “From the Grave.”

Stan Kirsch “General Hospital”

Kirsch said in an interview that he was raised in New York City and booked roles on “General Hospital” and a series of commercials for Campbell’s soup. Kirsch said that it was his parents who pushed him to get an education but that he gravitated back to acting.

Stan Kirsch “Friends”

In May 1995, Kirsch made a memorable appearance in a controversial episode of “Friends.” Kirsch played the part of Ethan, a man who is dating Monica. During the episode, Monica discovers that Ethan is only a senior in high school thus making their relationship illegal.

Stan Kirsch Death – Stan Kirsch Suicide

Stan Kirsch died on January 11, 2020, at the age of 51. His death was confirmed on the Facebook page of Stan Kirsch Studios. The post read, “Dear friends. We tragically lost our beloved Stan Kirsch on January 11th. We will be closed for the next 2 weeks as we process and grieve. He was so loved and we are all just devastated. Thank you for your understanding and for respecting our privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”

Stan Kirsch Cause of Death

According to the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office, Stan Kirsch’s cause of death was suicide.

Highlander Tributes

The official “Highlander” Facebook page shared a tribute to Kirsch. The Facebook post read, “It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Stan Kirsch.

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Stan Kirsch.

Without Stan Kirsch, Highlander: The Series would have been far less. He brought a sense of humor, kindness and youthful enthusiasm to the character of Richie Ryan for six seasons.

Stan was at a disadvantage compared to other actors portraying immortals on the series. He was never able to have flashbacks from the 1800’s or discuss how things were ‘back in his day’. However, Stan turned this situation into an opportunity; providing one of the few portrayals on the show where a character gradually grew into a wise, skilled and self-assured individual from episode to episode. Stan even changed himself physically to show how Richie Ryan would survive in the world of the immortals.

Although Richie Ryan’s life was cut short on the show, there was little more to see; Richie Ryan had evolved into his own man, and it was Stan’s performance that made it true.

Beyond Highlander: The Series, Stan Kirsch was an accomplished acting coach. We have heard first-hand testimonials from many of his students; all of them having considered Stan an incredible teacher and a gift of a human being.

Every time we had the opportunity to catch up with Stan, he was nothing but kind, thoughtful and sincere. He was a warm presence that will be missed.


Stan Kirsch Instagram