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Richard Riehle

Richard Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to Mary Margaret (Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle, an assistant postmaster. He is of German and Irish descent. Richard attended the University of Notre Dame, where he became heavily involved with the University Theatre. Appearing in such productions as "Luther", "Antigone", "Rhinoceros", "Romeo and Juliet", and "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", he also took on the task of stage manager on many of these productions, and it was not unusual to find him helping to build the sets or manage the costumes during this period. Graduating with a B.A. (cum laude) in 1970, Richard traveled to Salzburg and Innsbruck to study German, a language in which he is fluent. Progressing to Academy of Dramatic Art in Rochester, Michigan, Richard has had extensive experience as a stage actor, as well as teaching acting, and made his Broadway debut in 1986 with "Execution of Justice". One of his major triumphs in the theatre has been alongside Kevin Spacey in the acclaimed 1999 revival of O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh", in which he played the drunken, corrupt ex-cop Pat McGloin. Brief appearances in Rooster Cogburn, The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox, Joy Ride, and Twice in a Lifetime, as well as in such TV fare as Escape From Hell (1977), Joe Kennedy: The Forgotten Kennedy (1977), and the NBC series "Hot Pursuit" (1984) have disguised an expanding repertory theatre portfolio. Richard has also contributed to such diverse undertakings as Bay Area Radio's Eugene O'Neill Project (playing Smithers to Joe Morton's Brutis Jones in "The Emperor Jones") and the Adams-Jefferson Project of Carleton College, participating in a series of recordings of the correspondence between the two US Presidents. To this day, Richard has maintained his involvement in theatre workshops and encouraging the dramatic arts under the auspices of the Mark Taper Forum and A.S.K. However, since his scene-stealing cameo as the Quartermaster in 1989's Glory, with his trademark bushy mustache and heavyset frame, Richard has acquitted himself as one of the best, and busiest, character players on TV and in the movies.


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Born:
May 12, 1948 In Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the series Columbo 1971-03-01
Latest Project:
Series Black-ish 2014-09-24

1 win.

Known For
Poster of The Mindy Project
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Psych
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Filmography
Black-ish Unknown 2014-09-24
Mystery Girls Unknown 2014-06-25
Maron Unknown 2013-05-03
Drunk History Unknown 2013-07-09
Mom Unknown 2013-09-23
Mob City Unknown 2013-12-04
Men at Work Unknown 2012-05-24
The Legend of Korra Unknown 2012-04-14
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
The Client List Unknown 2012
The Neighbors Unknown 2012-09-26
The Mindy Project Unknown 2012-09-25
The Soul Man Unknown 2012-06-20
Kickin' It Unknown 2011-06-13
Pretend Time Unknown 2010-10-12
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Better Off Ted Unknown 2009-03-18
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
The League Unknown 2009-10-29
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Tremors Unknown 2003-03-28
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Fillmore! Unknown 2002-09-14
George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
Grounded for Life Walt Finnerty 45 episodes, 2001-2005 2001-01-10
Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Unknown 1997-03-10
The Visitor Unknown 1997
Perversions of Science Unknown 1997-06-07
Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
Star Trek: Voyager Unknown 1995-01-16
Murder One Unknown 1995-09-19
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
On the Air Dr. Winky 1992-06-20
Home Improvement Unknown 1991-09-17
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-26
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01