Stanley "Stan" Gable

First Appearance:

Revenge of the Nerds

Played By:

Ted McGinley






Stan Gable is a jock and the main antagonist in the film. He can't stand nerds and thinks they are a threat to his way of life. He is also dating Betty Childs until she leaves him for Lewis Skolnick. In the third movie he becomes dean of Adams College, and admits that he has always felt like a nerd.

Relationships With Other CharactersEdit

Betty ChildsEdit

Betty and Stan are dating at the begining of the film, but Betty ends up leaving him for Lewis. In the third film Lewis and Betty are married and Stan attempts to win her back.

Danny BurkeEdit

Danny is Stan's best friend. They spend most of the film partying, playing football and terrorizing the nerds.

Lewis SkolnickEdit

Stan hates Lewis because he is a nerd. He and the other jocks do whatever they can to bring them down. Stan even belives that the nerds are a threat to their way of life. At the end of the first film, Stan's girlfriend Betty leaves him for Lewis. In the third film Stan tricks Lewis so that he can get close to Betty and try and win her back.

Hobbies and TalentsEdit

Stan's talents are mainly athletic. He is on the football team, having been a two-time All American quarterback, and also proves himself to be a gifted javalin thrower during the homecoming carnival. In the third film he becomes dean of Adams College.

Film AppearancesEdit


  • The script for the film had a subplot where Stan had a nerd brother. This was scrapped for time.
  • Ted McGinley was cast as Stan partly because of his appearance modeling for a calendar.
  • In the TV show pilot his character is renamed Tod Channing.
  • A deleted scene during the first film shows Stan in debt, and the creditor turns out to be a nerd who is losing patience with Stan's non-payment, and calls the Alpha Beta house to collect. Had this scene made the final cut, it would have better explained Stan's dislike of nerds. The debt collector was played by Anthony Edwards in a dual role.


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