When Marc Sheffler was approaching his eighth birthday, his father asked him what hewanted. Without hesitation, Marc asked his dad for The Three Stooges -- and his dad gotthem, hiring the famous slapstick threesome to perform at his party in front of him andhis very lucky guests. That afternoon The Stooges brought Marc on stage with them as part of their act and made him the “Fourth Stooge”. That’s the where, when, and how.
Marc Sheffler got bitten by the bug.
About ten years later, Marc began his professional career as a stage actor in Off-
Broadway theater. His best-known film role is that of the teenage “Junior Stillo” in Wes
Craven’s first film, the Grindhouse, granddaddy classic “Last House on the Left” (1972).
Several times a year, Sheffler is asked to appear at Horror film conventions with other
Last House cast members.
After “Last House”, Sheffler decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, writing and
producing. He has appeared at the Improv, the Comedy Store on Sunset, and his name is
inscribed on the Comedy Store Wall of Fame along with contemporaries Jay Leno, Robin
Williams, David Letterman and Billy Crystal.
His writing and producing credits include "Sister, Sister", "Harry and the Hendersons",
"Who's the Boss", and "Charles in Charge" to name but a few. He's also been involved
with many pilots, made for TV movies, and television specials, including "The Little
Shop of Horrors" pilot, "The Happy Days Reunion Show" and "The Best of the
Hollywood Palace" specials. He also worked with Mel Blanc, the voice of Warner Bros.
cartoons, as the writer of How Bugs Bunny Won The West (1978).
Some of the well known Executive Producers Sheffler has worked with are: Norman
Lear, (Sandford and Son) George Schlatter, (If She Dies She Dies), Don Mischer (The
People’s Choice Awards), Steven Speilberg (Harry And The Hendersons, and Garry
Marshall (Happy Days Reunion Special).
In 2002, Sheffler turned his attention to feature films and with Marlon Parry, produced
David DeFalco’s controversial “CHAOS”. In 2006, he co-wrote and produced another
horror film, GIRLS GONE DEAD. After over 30 years of writing and producing, he is
In July of 2010, Marc supervised the writing of the pilot and second episode for “Oh
Telon” a ½ hour situation at EICTV, in San Antonio de los Banos , Cuba. The show was
greenlit and in October of 2010, Marc made television history, when became the first
person ever to Executive Produce a sitcom in Cuba.
In January of 2011, Marc joined the faculty of Loyola Marymount University’s
prestigious School of Film and Television, where he teaches writing comedy for the screen and TV.
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