Ari Stidham

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Ari Stidham
Ari Stidham at Camp Conival 2016.jpg
Stidham at the Camp Conival presentation for the TV show Scorpion at Petco Park during San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Born (1992-08-22) August 22, 1992 (age 28)
Occupationactor, singer, composer

Ari Stidham (born August 22, 1992) is an American actor and musician. He is known for his role as Sylvester Dodd in the television series Scorpion.

Early life[edit]

Stidham was born on August 22, 1992 in Westlake Village, California, to a Sephardic Jewish father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother. His maternal grandparents were from Russia, and his paternal grandparents were from Morocco and the United States. He was raised in an observant Reform Jewish home, and he attended the Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks. He does not identify as religiously Jewish, but he identifies as culturally Jewish.[1]

Stidham began playing music at four and performed in theater and musical productions throughout elementary and high school. He later performed with and was a member of ComedySportz Los Angeles Improvisational comedy group.[1][2]


Stidham broke into acting with a starring role in the ABC Family television series Huge. He later auditioned for the part of Sylvester Dodd in the CBS series Scorpion, despite the role being written for an African-American actor in his thirties, and was cast in the role after a single audition.[2] From 2014 to 2018, Stidham was a part of the main cast for the entirety of the series.

He also releases music under the name DrTelevision, or DRTV. Additionally, through his production company Stidley Inc., he produces "short form alternative comedy" with Zach Green, including a monthly love comedy radio play Dick Duquesne: Tales of a Private Dick.[3]

Stidham founded his company, Sanguinet Films, which was founded in 2016, with Ari at the helm as a producer, writer, and director of the company. He directed their flagship feature, Curse of the Siren, which premiered at Fangoria Fearcon in 2016.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
2009 Jack's Box Ari
2010 Election Day Ari
2010 The Green Family Elbow Bully
2011 Anyplace Luke
2011 Talon's Rant
2012 Kidnap Party Officer
2016 The Meme Max Bloom


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Huge Ian Schonfeld
2010 The Whole Truth Erik Episode 1x04
2011 Glee A Young Drunk Episode 2x14
2013 Mike and Molly Henry Episode 3x16
2013 The Crazy Ones Ari / Member of the Crowd Episodes 1x11 - 1x02
2014–2018 Scorpion Sylvester Dodd Main cast
2015 Con Man 1st class fan Episodes 1x01-1x03
2016 Insecure Cameron Episode 1x07


  1. ^ a b Miller, Gerri (December 1, 2014). "TV stardom adds up for young genius of 'Scorpion'". Tribe Magazine. Archived from the original on March 24, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Gomez, Adrian (January 25, 2015). "Ari Stidham finds a perfect fit on team 'Scorpion'". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "DICK DUQUESNE: TALES OF A PRIVATE DICK Set for Open Space Cafe/Theater, Today". Broadway World. May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2017.

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