Bert Stevens, born Malcolm Byron Stevens and older brother of Barbara Stanwyck, was a prolific American actor who worked primarily in film. He appeared in more than 270 movies and television shows during a career spanning 30 years. Despite his extensive filmography, virtually all of his roles were uncredited. Among his roles in notable films were the romantic comedy "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936), starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur; the Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane" (1941), starring Orson Welles; the crime comedy "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947), starring Charlie Chaplin; the biographical drama "Houdini" (1953), starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh; the George Stevens drama based on the Edna Ferber novel of the same name, "Giant" (1956), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean; the crime drama "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton; the Alfred Hitchcock mystery adventure "North by Northwest" (1959), starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint; the Billy Wilder comedy "Some Like It Hot" (1959), starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon; the historical drama "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark; the political thriller "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh; and the musical drama "The Sound of Music" (1965), starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Stevens guest-starred in a few popular television shows of the 1950s and 60s, including the family comedy "I Love Lucy" (1951–1957), the crime drama "The Untouchables" (1959–1963) and the legal drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966). Stevens made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying the doctor in "The Marshal" (episode 4). He guest-starred in many other westerns, including "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), starring Gene Barry, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), starring Hugh O'Brian, "Maverick" (1957–1962), starring Jack Kelly and James Garner, "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone, "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts, and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.