From "Prison Break-In"
Stefan Gentiles is a warden of Orange County Prison, is an aspiring screenwriter, and is infatuated with Lucille Bluth. Stefan Gentiles is portrayed by James Lipton and appears in four episodes of Arrested Development in Seasons One and Three.
Stefan Gentiles replaced James Buck as warden of Orange County Prison for unknown reasons. When Tobias wanted to research the role of Frightened Inmate #2 he asked Warden Gentiles to be admitted to the same cell as George Bluth. The warden obliged under one condition—that Tobias give Carl Weathers a copy of the warden's New Warden screenplay. ("Staff Infection")
When Tobias was traded to White Power Bill by George for a pack of cigarettes, Tobias complained to Warden Gentiles. The warden told him that White Power Bill was fear incarnate, and the best person to learn about true fear from. ("Missing Kitty")
Warden Gentiles wrongfully incarcerated Oscar Bluth, believing him to be George Bluth. This costs Gentiles a promotion and provides inspiration for the plot of his rewrite of New Warden. The warden is infatuated with Lucille Bluth, but his attempts at seduction fall short. She does provide him with creative inspiration, such as suggesting he use 'chlamydia' instead of 'crabs'. To win her affection he lets the Bluth family hold their Graft Versus Host charity ball in the prison. ("Prison Break-In")
- Warden Gentiles reveals that he has only ever called one man a coward: Brian Doyle-Murray (Bill Murray's brother). ("Missing Kitty")
- Warden Gentiles is portrayed by James Lipton, best known for hosting Inside the Actor's Studio where he interviews famous actors for an audience of acting students. Arrested Development is Lipton's first return to film or television acting in 50 years. His last appearance was a 1954 episode of Molly.
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