STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,212 this week

Richard Dawson (I) (1932–2012)


Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In the late 1950s, Richard met a British actress named ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: June

Of course Wonder Woman is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about this month.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 552 people
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 38 people
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 people
created 28 Mar 2013
 
a list of 28 people
created 12 May 2014
 
a list of 35 people
created 21 Sep 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Richard Dawson's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Match Game 73
Match Game 73 Himself - Panelist / Himself
(1973-1978)
Family Feud
Family Feud Himself - Host
(1976-1985)
Match Game PM
Match Game PM Himself - Panelist
(1975-1977)
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes Cpl. Peter Newkirk
(1965-1971)

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Thanks | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (28 credits)
 1983 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Richard Dawson
- Family Feud (1983) ... Richard Dawson
 1979 Angie (TV Series)
Richard Dawson
- Family Feud (1979) ... Richard Dawson
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Bert Buchanan
 1978 How to Pick Up Girls! (TV Movie)
Chandler Corey
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Harry Beamus
- Call Me Lucky/Torch Singer (1978) ... Harry Beamus
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Roger Stambler
- Aftershock (1975) ... Roger Stambler
 1974 Hong Kong Phooey (TV Series) (voice)
 1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Richard Richardson
- Lt. Preston of the 4th Cavalry (1974) ... Richard Richardson
- Commercial Housewives (1974) ... Richard Richardson
- He Who Steals My Friends (1973) ... Richard Richardson
- Mr. Dazzle (1973) ... Richard Richardson
- Preston al Naturale (1973) ... Richard Richardson
 1973 Keep an Eye on Denise (TV Movie)
 1968-1973 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer / Guest Performer
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.20 (1973) ... Regular Performer
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series)
Sam Sniperley / Furniture Man
- Oliver and the Artful Dodger: Part 2 (1972) ... Sam Sniperley / Furniture Man (voice)
- Oliver and the Artful Dodger: Part 1 (1972) ... Sam Sniperley / Furniture Man (voice)
 1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
- The Hippie (1972) ... (voice)
 1971-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Melvin Danger (segment "Love and the Private Eye") / Danny (segment "Love and the Hiccups") / Rick Jagmund (segment "Love and the Groupie")
- Love and the Anxious Mama/Love and the Boomerang/Love and the Private Eye (1972) ... Melvin Danger (segment "Love and the Private Eye") (voice)
- Love and the Fuzz/Love and the Groupie/Love and the Housekeeper/Love and Women's Lib (1971) ... Rick Jagmund (segment "Love and the Groupie")
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Ted Callender
- The Stage Is All the World (1970) ... Ted Callender
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Max
- The Formula Is Stolen (1967) ... Max
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Joey
 1966 Out of Sight
Agent (uncredited)
 1965 King Rat
Weaver
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Robert Johnson
- Anyone for Murder? (1964) ... Robert Johnson (as Dick Dawson)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Oliver Fair
- The Invisibles (1964) ... Oliver Fair (as Dick Dawson)
 1963 Promises..... Promises! (uncredited)
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Tracy Rattigan
- Racy Tracy Rattigan (1963) ... Tracy Rattigan (as Dick Dawson)
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Audience Member sitting next to Jack
- Jack Meets Max Bygraves (1963) ... Audience Member sitting next to Jack
 1962 The Longest Day
British Soldier (uncredited)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (58 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Hosted the television daytime game show "Lucky Pair" in 1970. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dickie Dawson | Dick Dawson | Richard & Jody

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[When the male hunks thought they'd won the game] It's wonderful to win, but don't get cocky about it! See more »

Trivia:

Unlike his fellow game show host Bob Barker, Dawson kissed women on the cheek. See more »

Trademark:

Kissed the female contestants, earning him the nickname "The Kissing Bandit" See more »

Nickname:

Kissyface See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Contribute to This Page