Charles Siebert was an American actor and television director.
Siebert is best known as an actor for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the television series Trapper John, M.D., a role he portrayed from 1979 to 1986.
Although Siebert occasionally worked as an actor, after 1986, his career took a different path as he focused on working as a director for episodic television for such shows as Xena: Warrior Princess, and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Siebert made his Broadway debut in 1967 in Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo followed by the role of Michael Leon in John Sebastian and Murray Schisgal’s 1968 musical Jimmy Shine with Dustin Hoffman in the title role.
Subsequent Broadway appearances made by Siebert includes Neil Simon’s The Gingerbread Lady, with Maureen Stapleton, David Storey’s The Changing Room, David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, and the 1974 revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Ashley, Fred Gwynne, and Keir Dullea.
Siebert’s directing career, which began with seven episodes of Trapper John, M.D., eventually resulted in numerous episodes of Xena, Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Silk Stalkings, Renegade, Pacific Blue, and Vanishing Son, as well as episodes of Knots Landing, The Pretender, Lifestories, Palace Guard and Jack’s Place.
Siebert died May 1, 2022 aged 84 in Santa Rosa, California.