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Richard Arlen (1899–1976)


During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount Pictures and suffered a broken leg, the studio ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Silent Film Star 2
 1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Grimes
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 2 (1975) ... Grimes
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 1 (1975) ... Grimes
 1975 The Sky's the Limit
Grimes
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Dave Bliss
- Delegate at Large (1971) ... Dave Bliss
 1968 Rogue's Gallery
Man in Club
 1968 Anzio
Capt. Gannon (uncredited)
 1968 Buckskin
Townsman
 1967 The Road to Nashville
Studio Boss
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Richard
- Lucy and Carol Burnett: Part 2 (1967) ... Richard
 1967 Fort Utah
Sam Tyler
 1967 Hostile Guns
Sheriff Travis
 1967 Red Tomahawk
Deadwood Telegrapher
 1966 Waco
Sheriff Billy Kelly
 1966 To the Shores of Hell
Brig. Gen. F.W. Ramsgate
 1966 Johnny Reno
Ned Duggan
 1965 Apache Uprising
Captain Gannon
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Matthew Ridgeway
 1965 Town Tamer
Doctor Kent
 1965 Black Spurs
Pete Muchin
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Hatton
- Coward Step Aside (1965) ... Hatton
 1965 The Human Duplicators
Lt. Shaw, National Intelligence
 1965 Young Fury
Sheriff Jenkins
 1964 Sex and the College Girl
Charles Devon
 1964 The Best Man
Sen. Oscar Anderson
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Ben the Bartender
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Col. Ralph Holbein
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Willits
- To Sell Another Human Being (1962) ... Willits
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Col. Edwin Martin
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Harrison
- The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) ... Dr. Harrison
 1959-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Fred Stiles aka Frank Mason / Bill Jennings / Kurt Monroe
- The Man from New York (1961) ... Fred Stiles aka Frank Mason
- Last Stop (1960) ... Bill Jennings
- The Gunman (1959) ... Kurt Monroe
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Vincent Rinker
- Murder Is a Fine Art (1961) ... Vincent Rinker
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Eddie Carver
- A French Affair (1961) ... Eddie Carver
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sheriff Dan Rainey / John Minor
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... Sheriff Dan Rainey
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Phillip Hanna
- Crime Jump (1961) ... Phillip Hanna
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Corben
- Treasury Agent (1960) ... Corben
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Blair Harper
- Doomtown (1960) ... Blair Harper
 1960 Raymie
Garber
 1960 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Chris Blake
- Four Little Indians (1960) ... Chris Blake
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
General Hugh Morgan
- A State of Crisis (1959) ... General Hugh Morgan
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lewis
- The Swift Cloud Story (1959) ... Lewis
 1959 Warlock
Bacon
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Damon Ring, Sr.
- Rope Law (1959) ... Sheriff Damon Ring, Sr.
 1958 Cavalry Command
Sgt. Jim Heisler
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverend Dr. Robert J. Cox / Rev. Joseph D. Hanley / Father Slee
- 9:30 Action (1957) ... Reverend Dr. Robert J. Cox
- Weekend Minister (1957) ... Rev. Joseph D. Hanley
- St. George and the Dragon (1956) ... Father Slee
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louis Contino
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... Louis Contino
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Vincent
- Deep Water (1957) ... Vincent
 1956 The Mountain
C. W. Rivial
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Nevers
- Flight to Tomorrow (1956) ... Nevers
 1955-1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Henry 'Red' Sanders
- The Red Sanders Story (1955) ... Henry 'Red' Sanders
 1956 Hidden Guns
Sheriff Ward Young
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Captain
- In the Eye of the Hurricane (1956) ... Captain
 1955 Blonde Blackmailer
Tony Pelassier
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- Cancelled Flight (1955)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Osbourne
- Out of Nowhere (1955) ... Dr. Osbourne
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Christopher Waring
- He Always Comes Home (1955) ... Christopher Waring
 1954 Devil's Harbor
John 'Captain' Martin
 1954 Alarm (TV Movie)
Captain Ed London
 1953 Sabre Jet
Gen. Robert E. 'Bob' Hale
 1952 The Blazing Forest
Joe Morgan
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Brundage
 1952 Flaming Feather
Showdown Calhoun
 1951 Silver City
Charles Storrs
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Pot o' Gold (1951)
 1950 Kansas Raiders
Union Captain
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Harvey Howell
 1948 The Return of Wildfire
Dobe Williams
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Matt Fraser
 1944 That's My Baby!
Tim Jones
 1944 The Lady and the Monster
Dr. Patrick Cory
 1943 Minesweeper
Richard Houston - posing as Jim 'Tennessee' Smith
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Sgt / Lt. Jonathan 'Jon' Davis
 1942 Wrecking Crew
Matt Carney
 1942 A Letter from Bataan (Short)
Pvt. John W. Lewis
 1942 Wildcat
Johnny Maverick
 1942 Torpedo Boat
Skinner Barnes
 1941 Mutiny in the Arctic
Dick Barclay
 1941 Lucky Devils
Dick McManus
 1940 Black Diamonds
Walter Norton
 1940 Hot Steel
Frank Stewart
 1938 No Time to Marry
Perry Brown
 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village
Steve Havens Jackson Jr.
 1937 Artists & Models
Alan Townsend
 1937 Silent Barriers
Hickey
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
William 'Bill' Jones, an alias of William Foster
 1935 Helldorado
Art Ryan
 1934 Ready for Love
Julian Barrow
 1933 Hell and High Water
Capt. J.J. Jericho
 1933 Golden Harvest
Walt Martin
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Dr. Alan Stevens
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Bill Hoffman
 1932 Tiger Shark
Pipes Boley
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Frank C. Marsh
 1932 Wayward
David Frost
 1931 The Lawyer's Secret
Joe Hart
 1931 The Conquering Horde
Dan McMasters
 1930 Only Saps Work
Lawrence Payne
 1930 The Santa Fe Trail
Stan Hollister
 1930 The Sea God
Phillip 'Pink' Barker
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Hunter (Dream Girl)
 1930 Burning Up
Lou Larrigan
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Larry Lee
 1929 The Man I Love
Dum-Dum Brooks
 1928 Manhattan Cocktail
Fred Tilden
 1928 Beggars of Life
The Boy (Jim)
 1928 Ladies of the Mob
Red
 1928 Feel My Pulse
Her Problem
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim
Edd Denmeade
 1927 She's a Sheik
Capt. Colton
 1927 Figures Don't Lie
Bob Blewe
 1927 Sally in Our Alley
Jimmie Adams
 1927 The Blood Ship
John Shreve
 1927 Rolled Stockings
Ralph Treadway
 1926 Old Ironsides
Seaman (uncredited)
 1926 You'd Be Surprised
Photographer (uncredited)
 1926 Padlocked
'Tubby' Clark
 1926 Behind the Front
Percy Brown
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Link Halliwell
 1925 The Coast of Folly
Bather
 1925 In the Name of Love
Dumas Dufrayne
 1925 Sally
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 The Fighting Coward
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 Vengeance of the Deep
Jean (as Van Mattimore)
 1923 Quicksands (uncredited)
 1922 The Ghost Breaker
One of the 'Ghosts' (uncredited)
 1922 The Green Temptation (uncredited)
 1921 Ladies Must Live
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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(1950s) Unsold pilot: He co-starred in several pilot episodes for a proposed western series called "Rawhide Riley" opposite Lois Hall. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Van Mattimore

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Trivia:

Made quite a few pictures for producers William H. Pine and William C. Thomas, known as "The Dollar Bills" because none of their films ever lost money. Part of the reason Arlen may have made so many for the pair was that he was also a major stockholder in their production company, Pine-Thomas Productions. See more »

Nickname:

Dick

Star Sign:

Virgo

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