Nick Stahl: Skid row search for missing actor yields few clues
The LAPD plans to continue its search in and around skid row Friday for missing actor Nick Stahl, who played John Connor in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
But officials said they are not sure why Stahl disappeared and whether he wants to be found. Police said they don't believe foul play is involved and are not sure if the actor is in need of help or wanted to disappear for some reason.
His family told police Stahl has frequented skid row, and LAPD officials said officers who work the downtown beat have been given copies of his photo and told to keep an eye out for him.
LAPD officials said officers thought they had a possible sighting Wednesday, but that turned out to be a false report.
Stahl's wife, Rose Murphy, reported him missing shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to Hollywood Division officers, spokesman Richard French said. She said the last time she saw him was May 9.
Murphy filed court papers in February, saying that the couple had been separated since January. She asked that Stahl's visitations with their daughter, Marlo, 2, be limited. She also asked for proof he hadn't used drugs within 24 hours before seeing her, KTLA-TV reported.
The director who worked with Stahl on the movie "388 Arletta Avenue" told People magazine that the actor showed no signs of being in trouble.
"He was fantastic -- not a single problem," Randall Cole told the magazine "He was a total professional and knew his lines. There was no diva behavior at all."
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Nick Stahl attends the world premiere of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" in 2003. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images