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Richard Jaeckel (1926–1997)


Stocky tough-guy character actor Richard Jaeckel remains one of Hollywood's most prolific supporting stars. Born in Long Island, New York, on October 10, 1926, Jaeckel's family moved to Los Angeles when he was still in his teens. After graduation from Hollywood High School, Jaeckel was discovered by a casting director while working as a mailboy ... See full bio »

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 1993 Martial Outlaw (Video)
Mr. White
 1991 China Beach (TV Series)
Dad Winslow
- Quest (1991) ... Dad Winslow
 1990 The King of the Kickboxers
Captain O'Day
 1990 Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
DEA Agent John Page
 1989 Ghetto Blaster
Mike Henry
 1988 Supercarrier (TV Series)
Master Chief Sam Rivers
- Deadly Enemies (Pilot) (1988) ... Master Chief Sam Rivers
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Chatsworth
- The Way to Dusty Death (1987) ... Dr. Chatsworth
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Joe Stanton
- Murder Offshore (1985) ... Joe Stanton
 1984 The Fix
Charles Dale
 1984 Killing Machine
Martin
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Spanish Gambit (1984)
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Frank Bannon
 1983 The Awakening of Candra (TV Movie)
Robert Harrison
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Kodiak
- Candy Kisses/Operation Breakout (1983) ... Kodiak
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Kip Williams
- The Rock and the Hard Place (1983) ... Kip Williams
 1982 Blood Song
Frank Hauser
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Controller #2 (as Richard H. Jaeckel)
 1982 Cold River
Mike Allison
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Josh McCall
- The Home Front (1982) ... Josh McCall
 1982 McClain's Law (TV Series)
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Bill Dudley (Reno referee)
 1976-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Irv Hartwig / Murphy
- Sylvia: Part 2 (1981) ... Irv Hartwig
- Sylvia: Part 1 (1981) ... Irv Hartwig
- The Long Road Home (1976) ... Murphy
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Bud Fischer
- Island Angels (1980) ... Bud Fischer
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
Shepard
 1980 Reward (TV Movie)
Capt. Randolph
 1972-1980 Insight (TV Series)
Henry Burke
- Princess (1980)
- The System (1972) ... Henry Burke
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie)
Albert Kleinschmidt
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Dan Staley
- Witness (1979) ... Dan Staley
 1979 Delta Fox
Santana
 1979 Pacific Inferno
Robert 'Dealer' Fletcher
 1979 The Dark
Det. Dave Mooney
 1979 Mr. No Legs
Chuck
 1979 Champions: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Peter Scoggin, Jr.
 1978 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt. Lykes
- The Wagon and the Elephant (1978) ... Sgt. Lykes
 1978 Go West, Young Girl (TV Movie)
Billy
 1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Major John Duncan
- The Iceman (1978) ... Major John Duncan
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
Cal Seward
- You Can't Lose 'Em All (1977) ... Cal Seward
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Bill Peterson
- Out of the Closet (1977) ... Bill Peterson
 1977 Speedtrap
Billy
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Mini-Series)
York
- The Innocent Prey (1977) ... York
 1977 Day of the Animals
Prof. Taylor MacGregor
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Capt. Stanford Towne
 1974-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ed Kern / Jack Hughes
- Adventure in Satan's Canyon (1974) ... Jack Hughes
 1977 Kit Carson and the Mountain Men (TV Movie)
Ed Kern
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)
Nik Radinski
- Suspect Your Local Police (1976) ... Nik Radinski
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Sheriff Matheson
- Bonnie and McCloud (1976) ... Sheriff Matheson
 1976 Mako: The Jaws of Death
Sonny Stein
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Homicide 96403 (1976) ... Sheriff
 1976 Grizzly
Scott
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Downing
- Aggie (1976) ... Downing
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Pressure Point (1976)
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Nick McVey
- The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument (1975) ... Nick McVey
 1975 The Kill
Ming
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Cy Carter
- The Wrong Medicine (1975) ... Cy Carter
 1975 Walking Tall Part II
Stud Pardee
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Franks
 1975 The Last Day (TV Movie)
Grat Dalton
 1963-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Pence Fraley / Larkin / Sean O'Ryan
- Larkin (1975) ... Larkin
- The Raid: Part 2 (1966) ... Pence Fraley
- The Raid: Part 1 (1966) ... Pence Fraley
- Two of a Kind (1963) ... Sean O'Ryan
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Sergeant Sanford
- Counterploy (1974) ... Sergeant Sanford
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Coach Ed Scoley
- Winners and Losers (1974) ... Coach Ed Scoley
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Wilson
- Fathers and Sons (1974) ... Sergeant Wilson
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Red Wallace
- Roadblock (1974) ... Red Wallace
 1974 Born Innocent (TV Movie)
Mr. Parker
 1971-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Devlin / Sgt. Sam Ryker
- Selkirk's War (1974) ... Devlin
- Death Watch (1971) ... Sgt. Sam Ryker
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Lew Turner
- The Enforcers (1973) ... Det. Sgt. Lew Turner
 1973 The Outfit
Kimmie Cherney
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
Frank Jordan
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie)
James Creighton
 1973 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Hank Myers
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Caesar
- The Countdown (1972) ... Caesar
 1972 Ulzana's Raid
Sergeant
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Defense Attorney
- Kids (1972) ... Defense Attorney
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Edward Trask
- Run for the Money (1971) ... Edward Trask
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Barth
- Operation: Offset (1971) ... Barth
 1971 The Deadly Dream (TV Movie)
Delgreve
 1970 Sometimes a Great Notion
Joe Ben Stamper
 1970 Chisum
Jess Evans
 1969 Stoney
Dirk
 1969 Latitude Zero
Perry Lawton
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Malchek
- The White Birch (1968) ... Malchek
 1964-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dibbs / Mitch Devlin
- Night of Reckoning (1967) ... Dibbs
- Between Heaven and Earth (1964) ... Mitch Devlin
 1966-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Sergeant Stryker / Christopher Cable
- The Night of the Cadre (1967) ... Sergeant Stryker
- The Night of the Grand Emir (1966) ... Christopher Cable
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Sgt. Mueller
- The Ghost of Nero (1967) ... Sgt. Mueller
 1966 Once Before I Die
Lt. Custer
 1963-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mike Woods / Willie
- The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers (1966) ... Mike Woods
- The Case of the Lover's Leap (1963) ... Willie
 1965 Town Tamer
Johnny Honsinger
 1963-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Milt Woodman / Boxer / Tom
- Off Season (1965) ... Milt Woodman
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... Boxer
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Motorcyclist
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Leader (1964)
 1964 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Danny
- Keep Cool (1964) ... Danny
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Capt. Mike Doweling
- Specimen: Unknown (1964) ... Capt. Mike Doweling
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Pat Wade
- A Matter of Destiny (1964) ... Pat Wade
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Coley
- The Case for William Gotch (1964) ... Coley
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. Buxman
- Gideon's Army (1963) ... Sgt. Buxman
 1963 4 for Texas
Pete Mancini
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Cpl. John Estway
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Cal Storm
- Fargo (1963) ... Cal Storm
 1961-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bud Piper / Barker
- The Lily Legend Story (1963) ... Bud Piper
- The Chalice (1961) ... Barker
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
John Tyree
- The Predators (1962) ... John Tyree
 1961 Town Without Pity
Cpl. Birdwell "Birdie" Scott
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
The Mechanic
- Incident in a Small Jail (1961) ... The Mechanic
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Al Janaker
- Blue Boss and Willie Shay (1961) ... Al Janaker
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Denver
- The Grudge Fight (1961) ... Denver
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Hans Eberhardt
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Hans Eberhardt
 1960 Flaming Star
Angus Pierce
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Clyde Traskel / Marshal Roader
- Run, Killer, Run (1960) ... Clyde Traskel
- The Rattler (1960) ... Marshal Roader
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Bob Bent
- The Office Caper (1960) ... Bob Bent
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Len Lassiter
- The Kinfolk (1960) ... Len Lassiter
 1960 The Gallant Hours
Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb
 1960 Platinum High School
Hack Marlow
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Tod Mulvey
- The Man in the Middle (1960) ... Tod Mulvey
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Cruncher
- The Cracking Point (1959) ... Cruncher
 1958-1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Spencer
- The Days of November (1958) ... Spencer
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Lance
- Baker's Dozen (1959) ... Lance
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Frank Wilson
- The Protector (1959) ... Frank Wilson
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Clint Gleason
- The Man Behind the Star (1959) ... Clint Gleason
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Von Kellwitz
- Message from Hardenburg (1959) ... Von Kellwitz
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Webb Martin
- The Blood Line (1958) ... Webb Martin
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
- Parachute Jump (1958)
 1958 When Hell Broke Loose
Karl
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
John Hawley / Joey Saxon
- The Betty Hawley Story (1958) ... John Hawley
- The Nancy Marlborough Story (1955) ... Joey Saxon
 1958 The Gun Runners
Buzurki
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Gallagher
 1958 The Lineup
Sandy McLain
 1957-1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Wilson / Steve Bridges
- Flight (1958) ... Lieutenant Wilson
- Mayday (1957) ... Steve Bridges
 1958 Cowboy
Paul Curtis
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
- The Hero (1958)
 1955-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Hubert Laurie
- The Awakening (1957)
- Night Must Fall (1956) ... Hubert Laurie
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sgt. Luke Mertz
- Ain't No Time for Glory (1957) ... Sgt. Luke Mertz
 1956-1957 West Point (TV Series)
- The Harder Right (1957)
- The Command (1957)
- The Honor Code (1956)
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mort Claffey
- The Light (1957) ... Mort Claffey
- Paratroop Padre (1957) ... Mort Claffey
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Lieutenant Bradshaw
- War of the Whale Boats (1957) ... Lieutenant Bradshaw
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Tower Room 14-A (1957)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Ed Miller
- Smoke Jumpers (1956) ... Ed Miller
 1956 Attack
Pvt. Snowden
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Hordan
- To Scream at Midnight (1956) ... Hordan
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mitch Mullin
- Dinner Date (1956) ... Mitch Mullin
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
The Kid
- Big Joe's Comin' Home (1955) ... The Kid
 1955 Apache Ambush
Lee Parker
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
Sandy Burke
- John Wesley Hardin (1955) ... Sandy Burke
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Ruby
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Ruby
 1955 The Violent Men
Wade Matlock
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Papa Was a Sport (1954)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Thompson
- Daughter of Mine (1954) ... Joe Thompson
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Virgil Gaddis
- Floodtide (1954) ... Virgil Gaddis
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Billy
- The Big Man on Campus (1954) ... Billy
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Jimmy Morse / Davey Davis
- The Last Appeal (1954) ... Jimmy Morse
- The Prize Fighter Story (1954) ... Davey Davis
 1954 The Shanghai Story
'Knuckles' Greer
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Vinnie Harold
- The Last Notch (1954) ... Vinnie Harold
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
William H. Bonney alias Billy the Kid
- Billy the Kid (1954) ... William H. Bonney alias Billy the Kid
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
Ensign H.G. 'Hap' O'Malley
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Stanley Warren
- The Squeeze (1953) ... Stanley Warren
 1953 Big Leaguer
Bobby Bronson
 1952 Come Back, Little Sheba
Turk Fisher
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Ted Dawson
 1952 My Son John
Chuck Jefferson
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Johnny Radford
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- T.K.O. (1951)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Tony Jessup
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Nate
 1950 The Gunfighter
Eddie
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pfc. Frank Flynn
 1949 Battleground
Bettis
 1949 City Across the River
Bull
 1948 Jungle Patrol
Lt. Dick Carter
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Beezy Bessemer
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Pvt. Johnny ('Chicken') Anderson
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(2/28/44) Radio: Appeared (as "Pvt. Johnny 'Chicken' Anderson") in a Lux Radio Theater broadcast of "Guadalcanal Diary". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard H. Jaeckel

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I've put 50 years in movies and my wife and I have traveled all over the world. I've been very lucky. See more »

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Father of Richard Jaeckel Jr.. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played mean cowboy and military villains See more »

Nickname:

Jake

Star Sign:

Libra

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