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Richard Crenna (1926–2003)


Richard Donald Crenna was born into a modest-income family. His mother managed a small hotel in downtown Los Angeles where Richard and his family resided. When he finished high school he enrolled at the University of Southern California and majored in Theater Arts. He first appeared on network radio while still a teenager as Ougy Pringle in "A ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Jake Smith
 2000-2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Jared Duff
- Boys to Men (2002) ... Jared Duff
- Damage Control (2002) ... Jared Duff
- Come Back Soon (2002) ... Jared Duff
- The Bottle Show (2002) ... Jared Duff (voice, uncredited)
 2000 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
Ben Maxwell
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie)
Warren Pierce
 1999 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Rockwell
- Teacher's Pet (1999) ... Dr. Martin Rockwell
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
Howard Carr
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Howard Carr
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Howard Carr
 1995-1998 JAG (TV Series)
Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr.
- To Russia with Love (1998) ... Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr. (voice, uncredited)
- Ghost Ship (1997) ... Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr. (voice, uncredited)
- The Prisoner (1996) ... Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr. (voice, uncredited)
- A New Life: Part 1 (1995) ... Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr. (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Cold Case (TV Movie)
Host
 1997 Heart Full of Rain (TV Movie)
Arliss Dockett
 1997 Deep Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Clay Chadway
 1996 Texas Graces (TV Movie)
Virgil Grace
 1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah (TV Movie)
John Porter
 1995 In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy (TV Movie)
Lucas Constable, Sr.
 1995 A Pyromaniac's Love Story
Tom Lumpke (uncredited)
 1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (TV Movie)
Jonathan Stone
 1993 A Place to Be Loved (TV Movie)
George Russ
 1992 Intruders (TV Movie)
Dr. Neil Chase
 1990 Murder Times Seven (TV Movie)
Frank Janek
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Dan Hood
 1990 Montana (TV Movie)
Hoyce Guthrie
 1989 Stuck with Each Other (TV Movie)
Bert Medwick
 1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie)
Sgt. Bob Grogan
 1989 Leviathan
Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson
 1988 Internal Affairs (TV Movie)
Frank Janek
 1988 Doubletake (TV Movie)
Frank Janek
 1987 Plaza Suite (TV Movie)
Roy Hubley
 1987 Kids Like These (TV Movie)
Bob Goodman
 1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie)
Deputy Chief Bob Devers
 1986 The High Price of Passion (TV Movie)
Williams Douglas
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
H. Ross Perot
- Part II (1986) ... H. Ross Perot
- Part I (1986) ... H. Ross Perot
 1986 A Case of Deadly Force (TV Movie)
Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.
 1985 The Rape of Richard Beck (TV Movie)
Richard Beck
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Phil Brody
 1984 Passions (TV Movie)
Richard Kennerly
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
The Narrator
 1983 Table for Five
Mitchell
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
Jesse Livermore
 1981 Look at Us (TV Series)
 1981 Daniel Boone (TV Movie) (voice)
 1981 The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Movie)
Mason Rose
 1980 Joshua's World
Dr. Joshua Torrance
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Brian Roberts / Matthews
 1980 Death Ship
Trevor Marshall
 1979 Wild Horse Hank
Pace Bradford
 1979 Stone Cold Dead
Sgt. Boyd
 1978 A Fire in the Sky (TV Movie)
Jason Voight
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
David Towers
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
Mike Barry
 1978 The Evil
C.J. Arnold
 1977 The War Between the Tates (TV Movie)
Professor Brian Tate
 1975 A Girl Named Sooner (TV Movie)
R.J. 'Mac' McHenry
 1974 Honky Tonk (TV Movie)
'Candy' Johnson
 1974 Double Solitaire (TV Movie)
 1974 Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Movie)
Zack Wells
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Howard Faloon
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Father (voice)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie)
Walter Neff
 1973 The Man Called Noon
Noon
 1973 The Lily Tomlin Show (TV Movie)
 1972 A Cop
Simon
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
Paddy O'Connor
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Preformer
- Episode #5.6 (1971) ... Guest Preformer
- Episode #4.24 (1971) ... Guest Preformer
 1971 Thief (TV Movie)
Neal Wilkinson
 1971 Catlow
Cowan
 1971 Red Sky at Morning
Frank Arnold
 1971 The Deserter
Major Wade Brown
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Dr. Peter Brennan
 1969 Marooned
Jim Pruett
 1969 Midas Run
Mike Warden
 1968 Star!
Richard Aldrich, Producer
 1966 Made in Paris
Herb Stone
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
John Goldfarb
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Edward Smalley
- The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley (1963) ... Edward Smalley
 1957-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Luke McCoy
- Pepino's Mama (1963) ... Luke McCoy
- Pals (1963) ... Luke McCoy (as Dick Crenna)
- Don't Be Nosey (1963) ... Luke McCoy (as Dick Crenna)
- The Peacemakers (1963) ... Luke McCoy (as Dick Crenna)
- The Partners (1963) ... Luke McCoy (as Dick Crenna)
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Andy Willis
- A Time to Sow (1960) ... Andy Willis
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
James
- The Cause (1958)
- Barricade on the Big Black (1957) ... James
- The Diamond (1956)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Curley Galway
- Hard Bargain (1957) ... Curley Galway
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Davis
- The Pampanito Story (1957) ... Davis
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Elwood Seastrom
- The Promising Young Man (1956) ... Elwood Seastrom
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Donny
- Don't Count the Stars (1956) ... Donny
 1956 Over-Exposed
Russell Bassett
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
John Leslie
- The 10 Days of John Leslie (1956) ... John Leslie
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Ralph McKnight
- The Ralph McKnight Story (1955) ... Ralph McKnight
 1952 It Grows on Trees
Ralph Bowen
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Paul Dean
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Arthur Morton
- The Young Fans (1952) ... Arthur Morton
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Noxon (uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance
Bit Part (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Director (15 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (60 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

In 1967, he produced an unsold sitcom pilot for ABC called "Mrs. Thursday." Joan Blondell starred as a maid who inherits a small fortune as well as a business that she has no idea how to run. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick Crenna | Richard McKenna

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Charles Bronson] I don't think reviews get to Charlie much, though, unless they're especially personal. In the twenty-five years or so I've known him, he's not changed much. He's his own man. Stays pretty much to himself. If he cares what other people think of him, he doesn't show it. See more »

Trivia:

Attended Virgil Junior High School on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Today it's known as Virgil Middle School. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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