From "Prison Break-In"
Stefan Gentles is a warden of Orange County Prison, is an aspiring screenwriter, and is infatuated with Lucille Bluth. He is portrayed by James Lipton and appears in five episodes of Arrested Development in Seasons One, Three, and Four.
Stefan Gentles 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 Gentles 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 Gentles. The warden told him that White Power Bill was fear incarnate, and the best person to learn about true fear from. ("Missing Kitty")
Warden Gentles wrongfully incarcerated Oscar Bluth, believing him to be George Bluth. This costs Gentles 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 Gentles is hired by Michael Bluth to be the screenwriter of the Untitled Michael B. Project. He accepts the position after failing to get his Transformers script acquired by Bruckheimer Entertainment. Gentles uses an iPad to write the script, but runs into many technical hurdles. ("The B. Team")
- Warden Gentles reveals he had only ever been called a coward by one man: actor Brian Doyle-Murray (older brother of Bill Murray). ("Missing Kitty")
- Warden Gentles claims to have written several episodes of Rocko's Modern Life. ("The B. Team")
- Warden Gentles 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. His appearance in Arrested Development was his first live-action role in 50 years, having last starred in a 1954 episode of The Goldbergs.
- → See 24 pictures of Stefan Gentles at Images of Stefan Gentles.
"The B. Team"