Nobody cares what happens to a freak.
~ Stanley

Stanley is the secondary antagonist in American Horror Story: Freak Show. He is a con artist who is working with Maggie Esmerelda to gain access to the Freak Show.

He was portrayed by Denis O'Hare, who also portrayed Larry Harvey in American Horror Story: Murder House, and Spalding in American Horror Story: Coven.


Stanley is a con man with a quick disguise set up for his next scheme. He often works under false names and wears disguises. He'll do anything for a quick buck, even murder.

He is driven by greed and has no moral qualms about inflicting pain and putting others in danger for his own financial gain. Stanley is homosexual. Ironically, despite wishing to take the freak's body parts and put them in a museum for money, Stanley has what some may see as his own "freak" quality. He is an overly well endowed man with a 13 inch penis.

Stanley works at the Morbid Museum of Curiosities, and plans to kill the freaks so that he can sell their body parts for money. Stanley was responsible for the death of Ma Petite, as he blackmailed Dell Toledo into killing her.

In the penultimate episode of the season, Maggie tells the freaks everything about Stanley's conning, presenting him with the perserved head of the museum curator that Stanley had been delivering the body parts of the freaks to. Stanley flees for his life but is eventually caught by the freaks and is later revealed to have had his tongue cut out and all of his limbs severed, dressed in a similar manner to Meep.


           Ecran Titre d'American Horror Story Villains

Murder House
Rubber Man | Constance Langdon | Hayden McClaine | Larry Harvey | Moira O'Hara | Charles Montgomery | Infantata | Bianca Forest | R. Franklin | Michael Langdon | Langdon Family | Fiona | The Devil

Bloody Face (Dr. Oliver Thredson, Johnny Morgan & Imposters) | The Devil | Dr. Arthur Arden | Sister Jude | Timothy Howard | Leigh Emerson | Jenny Reynolds

Fiona Goode | Marie Laveau | Madison Montgomery | Delphine LaLaurie | The Axeman | Hank Foxx | Spalding | Papa Legba | Minotaur | Joan Ramsey | Archie Brener | Frat Boys

Freak Show
Elsa Mars | Dandy Mott | Stanley | Maggie Esmerelda | Twisty the Clown | Chester Creb | Dell Toledo | Edward Mordrake | Rita Gayheart | Larry Gayheart | Hans Gruper | Penny's Father

Countess Elizabeth Johnson | James Patrick March | Ten Commandments Killer | Sally McKenna | Addiction Demon | Ramona Royale | Richard Ramirez | Hazel Evers | Charles Montgomery

Tomasyn White | Scáthach | Polk Family | Agnes Mary Winstead | Shelby Miller

Ally Mayfair-Richards | FIT (Kai Anderson, Ivy Mayfair-Richards, Beverly Hope, Harrison Wilton, Meadow Wilton, Gary Longstreet, Jack Samuels) | Twisty the Clown

Cooperative (Michael Langdon, Miriam Mead & Wilhemina Venable) | Madison Montgomery | Dinah Stevens | Ariel Augustus | The Devil | Tate Langdon | Constance Langdon | James Patrick March | Moira O'Hara | Langdon Family | Papa Legba | Delphine LaLaurie | Marie Laveau

Margaret Booth | Richard Ramirez | Mr. Jingles | Lavinia Richter | Donna Chambers | Montana Duke | The Devil | Bruce

American Horror Stories
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