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Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1976
FactMum is a English Professer

Aaron Stanford is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Pyro in X-Men: The Last Stand, Doug in the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes, and Birkhoff in Nikita.

Stanford was born in New York City, the son of a television producer and a schoolteacher. He has two sisters. He was educated at the High School of Performing Arts and the Juilliard School.

Stanford’s first film role was in the 2001 film, Camp. He has since appeared in films such as The Rundown, Black Hawk Down, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He had a recurring role on the television series 24 as CTU agent Steve Harris.

In 2006, Stanford starred in the remake of The Hills Have Eyes. He also starred in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Pyro.

Stanford has had a number of stage roles. He appeared in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He also appeared in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center.

In 2014, Stanford began appearing in the television series Nikita as Birkhoff. He has also appeared in episodes of the television series The Blacklist and Elementary.

Stanford is married to actress Amanda Schull. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameAaron Stanford
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1976
Height1.73 m
EducationState University of New York at Purchase, Rutgers University


ParentsDon Stanford, Judith Stanford
SiblingsDavid Stanford


NominationsSatellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
MoviesThe Hills Have Eyes, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Tadpole, The Cake Eaters, Standing Still, 25th Hour, How I Got Lost, Live Free or Die, Spartan, Winter Solstice, Flakes, Runaway, Rick
TV ShowsNikita, Traveler, 12 Monkeys

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1[interview with AMC-TV, June 2011] My life has been the antithesis of that book "The Secret". I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing. So I always told myself, "Don't get your hopes up. You won't be able to do this for a living," and despite all the negativity, for some reason I just kept pursuing it. I got out of school and moved to New York and told myself, "Well, don't expect anything, but enjoy yourself." Luckily, things fell into place.
2As far as my choices go, it's the same answer I give to what attracted me to this script. I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to. There's also the reality of what's available to me and what I'm offered and what I can do. Interview, 2007.
3I do not consider myself famous... I don't get recognized when I go out anywhere. I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away. If I am able to continue to work and maintain a certain degree of privacy, I would be very happy.


1His maternal grandfather was of French-Canadian descent. His other ancestry is English, German, and distant Irish.
2Just finished filming X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), due to be released in 2006. [December 2005]
3Stayed in contact with co-star Anna Paquin (Rogue) after filiming X2 (2003).
4Attended the State University of New York before transferring to Rutgers University.
5Wrote a play, titled "Arles".
6Enjoys Photography and playing cards.
7Named as one of the top "10 Actors to watch" by Variety in 2002. Included on Entertainment Weekly's "it list" in 2002.
8Mum is a English Professer
9Dad is a Publishing Executive
10Older brother David Stanford is a composer.
11Trained at the London Academy of Theatre
12He graduated from Rutgers University




Furthest Witness2017post-productionKyle Braddock
Comedy Bang! Bang!2016TV SeriesJohnny Appleseed / Tom Holtby
We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew2016The Man
12 Monkeys2015-2016TV SeriesJames Cole
Nikita2010-2013TV SeriesSeymour Birkhoff
Mad Men2009TV SeriesHorace Cook, Jr.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2009TV SeriesJosh Snow
Holy Money2009Anthony Tregoni
How I Got Lost2009Andrew Peterson
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesStephan
Call of Duty: World at War2008Video GamePvt. Polonsky (voice)
Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts2008Video GamePvt. Polonsky (voice)
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesBrett Chandler
Traveler2007TV SeriesWill Traveler
The Cake Eaters2007Dwight 'Beagle' Kimbrough
Flakes2007Neal Downs
X-Men: The Last Stand2006John Allerdyce Pyro
Live Free or Die2006John 'Rugged' Rudgate
The Hills Have Eyes2006Doug Bukowski
Standing Still2005/IIRich
Runaway2005Michael Adler
Breaking Vegas2004TV Special documentaryNarrator (voice)
Spartan2004Michael Blake
Winter Solstice2004/IGabe Winters
X22003John Allerdyce Pyro
25th Hour2002Marcuse
Hollywood Ending2002Actor
Third Watch2001-2002TV SeriesSergei
Tadpole2000Oscar Grubman

Editorial Department

Without Air1995assistant editor




Easy Six2003ADR walla group


Sidewalks Entertainment2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Cut, Good: The Making of 'Runaway'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Secret's Out2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Surviving the Hills: Making of 'The Hills Have Eyes'2006Video documentaryHimself
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making 'X2'2003Video documentaryHimself
X2 Global Webcast Highlights2003Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2009NY Emerging Talent AwardBig Apple Film FestivalHow I Got Lost (2009)
2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBloodiest BeatdownThe Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Nominated Awards

2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalTadpole (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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