Stuart Erwin (February 14, 1903, Squaw Valley, California — December 21, 1967, Beverly Hills, California) was an American actor of stage, film, and television.
Erwin began acting in college in the 1920s, having first appeared on stage. He broke into films in 1928 inMother Knows Best. In 1934, he was cast as Joe Palooka in the film Palooka. In 1936, he was cast inPigskin Parade, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1940, he played Howie Newsome, the dairy delivery vendor, in the film adaptation, Our Town, based on theThornton Wilder play.
In Walt Disney's Bambi, Erwin did the voice of a tree squirrel.
In 1950, Erwin made the transition to television, in which he starred in Trouble with Father, which was retitled The Stu Erwin Show, with his co-star, his wife, actress June Collyer. He guest starred on the religion anthology series, Crossroads. He guest starred on the short-lived CBS sitcom, Angel, starring Annie Fargé, and on ABC's The Donna Reed Show, Our Man Higgins, with Stanley Holloway, and The Greatest Show on Earth, with Jack Palance. Later, Erwin appeared in the Disney films Son of Flubber and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones.
Erwin made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Clem P. "Sandy" Sandover in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind".
Erwin has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6240 Hollywood Blvd. He is interred at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.