Stu is the responsible, uptight, worried, a coward, and wimpy member of the Wolfpack. He is a dentist, (and dentists are doctors) but some ignorant people don't consider him a doctor. Stu really doesn't drink that much, apart from vodka. He is the most crazy out of the Wolfpack during their drunken nights. Stu was once beaten by his ex-girlfriend, Melissa, who also cheated on him with a bartender, and was still together with her despite knowing this. Stu finally had the guts to stand up and break up with Melissa at Doug and Tracy's wedding. One time when he was drunk, he even pulled out his own tooth to win a bet against Alan who betted Stu that he wasn't a good enough dentist to be able to pull out his tooth and even he got married to a stripper named Jade, who kisses him on the lips, and then later made a date with her.
Two years later, Stu really has become uptight and selfish about his wedding in Thailand and how the bachelor party is going, as he and the guys are going to Thailand, but Stu didn't want to invite Alan, but Doug talks him into it. Stu tells the guys at an iHop that he is going to have a bachelor brunch, with just chococlate chip pancakes, lap dance from the waitress and no alcohol. Stu really becomes happy with Lauren. He didn't even want to go with the guys down to the beach to get a beer, but he decided a little fun couldn't hurt. While drunk, Stu got a tattoo (which was a copy of Mike Tyson's), he yelled and cryed like a baby while he got it, and later had anal sex with a transsexual. He wouldn't leave Bangkok until he found his brother-in-law, Teddy. He finds him in time for his wedding. Stu shows Lauren's father that he may sometimes be an uptight nerd or coward, but he has a demon in him which reveals itself in his drunken state. Stu then got married to Lauren.
Two years later after the events in Bangkok, Stu is still friends with Phil, Doug, and Alan, he got the tattoo removed from his face, and got checked due to the anal sex with Kimmy. Stu also goes along for the trip to bring Alan to New Horizons. Only for him to get involved on another adventure with Phil and Alan as Stu hasn't really learned anything from their past two adventures in Las Vegas and Bangkok. Along the way, Stu tells Phil that New Horizons isn't going to help Alan or any other rehab cause all he has is Phil, Stu, and Doug. While Phil and Alan try to capture Chow, Stu stands by the limo waiting only to chase after Chow until Chow hits the limo, Stu then puts Chow in the trunk. At the end of the film, Stu wakes up with breast implants only for him to freak out and have the monkey from the previous film drop on his shoulder.
Stu and Doug are best friends and have known one another since childhood. They are both the more sensible and reasonable half of The Wolfpack when compared to the wild and rebellious behaviour of both Alan and Phil. They are both horrified when Alan risks their safety by tricking Doug into ramming the side of a truck while Alan and Phil both share a laugh over it, and are both in agreement that Alan should have deleted the photographic evidence of their drunken night in Las Vegas as promised, whilst Phil is amused and just laughs it off.
Stu and Phil are both very close friends, having known each other since childhood. Despite their contrasting personalities and Phil's tendencies to embarrass and steal from Stu, they both genuinely care for each other.
Stu's relationship with Alan has never been easy. They had met before the bachelor party for Doug in Las Vegas and Stu didn't mind Alan for the most part, although he is the one who is most annoyed by Alan's stupidity. Upon learning that Alan drugged their drinks, Stu is outraged and has nothing but insults and disdain for Alan, though he is still occasionally kind and friendly towards him. Due to what happened in Vegas, Stu does not want Alan at his wedding out of fear that he may drug him again, but reluctantly invites him after insistence from Doug and Phil. Despite his initial reluctance, he becomes glad that Alan came along, but is again furious when Alan confesses to spicing the marshmellows they had with muscle relaxers and ADHD medication the night before Stu's wedding, although he intended to drug only Teddy, so the rest of them could enjoy the weekend without him. Stu forgives Alan when he realises that their rescuing Teddy from Bangkok has impressed his fiance Lauren's father enough to accept both him and his marriage to Lauren, and is extremely grateful to Alan for having Mike Tyson perform a musical show for him as a wedding gift. In the third film, Alan has become rude to Stu such as over visiting his office to read his subscribed Highlights magazines, filling the puzzles inside the pages, and leaves while being noticed. In the end, they are still friends.
- Missing front tooth
- Tased in the neck at point-blank range by police taser gun
- Bleeding mouth
- Vomiting from blood
- Hit in the stomach with a crowbar by Mr. Chow
- Tattoo on the left side of face (just like Mike Tyson's)
- Hit with a stick by a monk for talking.
- Accidentally covered in pig blood by Chow, resulting in shock
- Breast implants
- Got a slight cut in the neck by Chow
- Attacked by chicken
- Attacked by the monkey
"Rogaine: check. Using of the Rogaine: check."
"It's okay, everything's gonna be okay.... WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?!?"
"I lost a tooth, I married a whore."
(to Alan) "You are literally too stupid to insult."
"I look like a nerdy hillbilly."
"You're a such a F*CKING MORON!"
"What the Fuck is Going On?!?"
"This is a Real Tattoo!"
"What did you do, Alan?!"
"You're the Bearded Devil!!!"
"WHOOOO! FUCK THE POLICE! FUCK THE POLICE!"
"I'm not going back without Teddy."
"I made love, to a man with Boobies"
"YOU DRUGGED US AGAIN???!!!"
"I'm Trying!!!Slow Down!!!"
"That's my face, go go go..Nice work,Alan"
"I have boobies now!"
"I told himself I would never come back"
"ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND???!!!"
- In the original script for The Hangover, Stu was to have already been married and had two kids but that was used for Bradley Cooper's character, Phil instead.
- In the third film, Stu had different seeing glasses from the last two films.
- Ed Helms had to take leave from The Office while filming The Hangover 3. His character was written on a boat travelling in the sea for the next while.
In the helicopter, Marcus returns to argue with Mike that his father did not leave him any inheritance and he needs the police job. Mike is fed up with that debate and admits that he shot him in the ass but if he hadn't done it now he would be dead and he doesn't understand why he's so angry and the two argue about whether Marcus is angry or not. In a flashback Marcus is talking to a therapist about his relationship with Mike. Marcus tells Mike that he needs to go to therapy and Mike tells him that was when Howard forced him to go after Mike shot some people at the airport. In a flashback, Mike remembers having sex with the therapist. Marcus tells him what therapy is for, Mike tells him that he's already dirty and Marcus tells him that he went to group therapy a few times but Mike sees that as a cult.
Mike and Marcus arrive at the hospital. The doctor and Mike lead Marcus into the living room while the latter tells him to ignore Marcus. He tells her that he has lost a huge piece of his ass but the doctor tells him that it is only a small piece and Mike says "Hey, all this tension that you bring to our relationship will not be healthy in the long run." and Marcus says there may not be "in the long run". While attending to Marcus, Mike calls his contact and tells him that there were only two bags and that he has embarrassed him in front of his people, he tries to excuse himself but Mike gives him 24 hours to find ecstasy or go after him.
At his home, Marcus is relaxing by the pool and gets a visit from his younger sister Sydney "Syd" Burnett. Mike also arrives at Marcus's house and when he opens it, Mike shows him a ring that he has bought in a pregnancy store for Marcus's ass and explains how it works. He thanks him and Mike tells him that last night he saw something different in his eyes and Marcus concludes that God sent Mike to test him and tells him that he could not bring him down. Mike is surprised to see Sydney in the house and goes to greet her, throwing the basketball that he had in his hands. Mike goes out to the garden and greets Theresa and says "I didn't know there was a Hawaiian party", she leaves and Sydney runs to hug and kiss Mike. It is revealed that Mike and Sydney are dating due to Mike accompanying a witness to New York a month ago. Mike tells Sydney to cut herself a bit and leaves her to just pretend they're shaking hands and she says "Oh, okay, okay. I get it. You haven't told Marcus about New York." But Mike tells him that Marcus knows about New York and Sydney asks him if he has told her that they are together but he tells her that Marcus knows that New York is a great city and what he did there. Mike explains that Marcus is not happy with him now, Sydney thinks Mike is exaggerating but he tells her that they have to give him some time to heal his butt. Sydney tells Mike that the two like each other and tries to go tell him but Mike stops her. He tells her that he will tell her when he and Marcus are alone and Sydney tells him that Marcus is her brother, don't be afraid and lay eggs at him. Mike says that he is not afraid but believes that something is wrong with Marcus (He does not know that Marcus is transferred and they will no longer be partners).
During lunch, Marcus's dog is in the pool, Sydney asks Mike "So last month you were in New York, Mike" and he awkwardly asks Marcus what he's been doing. Theresa says that Mike and Sydney should have gone out together and she looks at Mike and says "Yes". Marcus tells his sister that he didn't tell her that Mike was in New York. Theresa says to Mike "Hey you know what Mike? Sydney is going to be in town, how long ... Another week? Why don't you show him Miami? It would be fine." Sydney says that would be great and Mike offers Marcus to show Sydney the city. Sydney says "Yeah, because I'm here on vacation. I'm in an awesome hotel. The views, the pool. Oh, great." Marcus says they have a pool too. Mike says it's just a pool, that it's like a huge pool lined with plastic. Megan asks her father if there were no good pools left when she bought that one. Marcus says that that pool cost $ 3,900 and Megan asks him how much a good pool costs. Theresa tells him to calm down and Mike and Marcus's kids agree that it is a very seedy pool. Sydney leaves and says that she has loved seeing Mike and he is delighted to have seen her too. Marcus takes Mike to talk privately by the pool.