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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 11 December 1926Glendale, California, USA
Date of Death 26 February 2010Mill Valley, California, USA  (vascular disease)
Birth NameRichard Gibson Ferraiole
Nickname Dick
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Devon wanted to be an actor from the time he was in first grade and played a small part in a school production. After finishing high school he answered a small ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for a school that offered training to the novice actor. This drama school, "Stage Eight", allowed him to work his way through, as he hadn't the money for tuition. He painted walls, built sets, waxed floors and strung lights. It was during this time that he made his first live television appearance for the experimental TV station W6XAO, atop Mt. Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Amidst much additional work in TV, Devon also played a recurring character in the kiddie-oriented teleseries Space Patrol (1950) (when Devon asked for a pay hike, his character was put into permanent suspended animation). He made his first film in the early '50s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Patricia A Riopelle (13 December 1959 - 26 February 2010) (his death)

Trivia (1)

Was a guest star at the Williamsburg, VA Film Festival (B-Westerns). [March 2008]

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Roger Corman] Anything that costs a penny over his minuscule budgets turns Roger Corman into a monster. He is a dual personality: you meet him in his office and he's absolutely charming. That boyish face of his, he digs his toe in the carpet, all of that jazz. You get him on the set, and he's Attila the Hun.

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