ABOUT STU SHOSTAK
Portrait Photography by John Michael Ferrari
Stu's career in television and broadcasting dates back to the early 1970s when he began as an audience
coordinator for game shows and sitcoms. In 1982, he received his performing break when he was given an
opportunity to do the audience warm-up at the popular situation comedy, "Diff'rent Strokes". He did so well
that he was assigned regular warm-up duties the following season on the Ricky Schroder sitcom, "Silver
Spoons", a position he held for two years. Stu has also done warm-ups for "The Jeffersons", "Mama's Family",
"Amen", and many others. Behind the scenes, he's been the owner/operator of Shokus Video, a company
dedicated to the preservation of 1950s TV shows on DVD and video tape, since 1979. He was also the
producer and director of "The Jack La Lanne Show Commemorative Special" home video, as well as Lucille
Ball's personal film archivist for the last ten years of her life. He produced, wrote, and directed a bonus
featurette for Shout! Factory's "Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series" DVD box set that starred the
series' Ken Osmond and Frank Bank (Eddie and Lumpy), along with supplying a generous amount of vintage
archival footage and several "Stu's Show" interviews for the release. He most recently hosted an on-camera bonus
video and co-produced Shout! Factory's "Dennis the Menace Season One" DVD set. He also worked as a
consultant on all three subsequent seasons of the series.
"Stu's Show" continues to attract new audiences each week with its impressive lineup of celebrities in the
entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the cameras.
Read more about Stu Shostak in this informative article from Voyage LA Magazine.
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