Stuart Hutchison, or “Hutch” as he was called by friends, was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a middle-class family, and was a second generation Jewish-American. He became involved in leftist politics and radical movements of the 60s, especially the anti-Vietnam War movement, where he first encountered and befriended Abbie Hoffman. He worked as a radio broadcaster, and had small roles in television, film, and the stage; he also wrote plays. He later moved to Vermont and became a founding member of the Total Loss Farm and collective living community. Hutch died in 2012.