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Richard DeaconStill of Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner and Richard Deacon in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
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Richard Deacon was the bald, bespectacled character actor most famous for playing television producer Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) from 1961 to 1966. In the first season of that show he also continued to appear on the series he was already appearing on, Leave It to Beaver (1957), playing Lumpy Rutherford's father Fred. Born on May 14... See full bio »
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