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Richard Eastham (1916–2005)

Another in the long line of 1950s and 1960s character actors whose face was oh-so familiar but not the name, Richard Eastham was originally headed for a musical career. He was born Dickinson Swift Eastham in Opelousas, Louisiana, on June 22, 1916. A student at Washington University, he was gifted with a fine sturdy baritone and performed with the ... See full bio »

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 1991 Dallas (TV Series)
Frank Hillson
- The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire (1991) ... Frank Hillson
- Designing Women (1991) ... Frank Hillson
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Man at Restaurant
- One Hart Too Many (1982) ... Man at Restaurant
 1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Dr. White
- Trunk from the Past (1982) ... Dr. White
 1979-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Drug Industry Council Member / Baine / Chemical Company Executive
- Give Me Your Weak (1982) ... Drug Industry Council Member
- By the Death of a Child (1979) ... Baine
- Aftermath (1979) ... Chemical Company Executive
 1977-1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Wesley Northridge / Judge Thomas Parrish
- The Lumberjack (1981) ... Wesley Northridge
 1981 Conquest of the Earth (TV Movie)
General Cushing
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie)
Tom Forrester
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Brinks / Commentator
- Hard Water: Part 2 (1979) ... Brinks
- Hard Water: Part 1 (1979) ... Brinks
- Energy Solution (1979) ... Brinks
- Operation Breakout (1979) ... Brinks
- Golden Orbit: Part 1 (1979) ... Brinks
 1975-1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Lawrence Adams / R.B. Catlin
- Child of Love, Child of Vengeance: Part 2 (1979) ... Lawrence Adams
- Child of Love, Child of Vengeance: Part 1 (1979) ... Lawrence Adams
- Murder Once Removed (1975) ... R.B. Catlin
 1976-1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
General Phil Blankenship
- Wonder Woman in Hollywood (1977) ... General Phil Blankenship
- The Bushwhackers (1977) ... General Phil Blankenship
- Formula 407 (1977) ... General Phil Blankenship
- Judgment from Outer Space: Part 2 (1977) ... General Phil Blankenship
- Judgment from Outer Space: Part 1 (1977) ... General Phil Blankenship
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Linton Gavin
- Runway Cowboy (1976) ... Linton Gavin
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Senator Mickelwaite
- Part III: Chapter 5 (1976) ... Senator Mickelwaite
 1976 Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (TV Movie)
Executive
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Thomas Ewing
- Deadly Inheritance (1975) ... Thomas Ewing
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Investigator
 1974 The Missiles of October (TV Movie)
Gen. David M. Shoup, USMC Commandant
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Jack Seymour
- A Killing in the Second House (1974) ... Jack Seymour
 1972-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Jack Leist / Jules Rhinelander
- Flags of Terror (1974) ... Jack Leist
- In the Midst of Strangers (1972) ... Jules Rhinelander
 1971-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Prof. Gannett / Philip Lerman
- A Foreigner Among Us (1974) ... Prof. Gannett
- Legacy of Fear (1971) ... Philip Lerman
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
Dr. Herman
- 50% of Normal (1974) ... Dr. Herman
 1974 McQ
Walter Forrester
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
General Colton
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Mutant Captain
 1967-1973 Bonanza (TV Series)
Stanton / Tom Yardley
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) ... Stanton
- Dark Enough to See the Stars (1967) ... Tom Yardley
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Lucas Whipple
- The Shadow Man (1972) ... Lucas Whipple
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Rafaelson
- Shakedown (1972) ... Rafaelson
 1971 The Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Anthony Mathesson, III
 1968-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Special Agent Howard Armstrong
- The Recruiter (1971)
- Crisis Ground (1968) ... Special Agent Howard Armstrong
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Torrance
- Where's Aaron (1970) ... Torrance
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Courtnay
- Log 173: Shoplift (1970) ... Mr. Courtnay
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Harrison Cochran
- A Time for Remembering (1970) ... Harrison Cochran
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie)
Paul Johnson
 1969 Bright Promise (TV Series)
Red Wilson (1969-1972)
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
- Chapter One (1969)
 1969 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Lionel Schallert
- Lullaby and Goodnight (1969) ... Lionel Schallert
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Whitaker
- The Hesitant Hero (1967) ... Whitaker
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Carl Vanders
- Summit Meeting: Part II (1967) ... Carl Vanders
 1966 Murderers' Row
Dr. Norman Solaris
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't!
General Milt Walters
 1961-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Oliver Stone / Roland Canfield / Prosecutor Parness / ...
- The Case of the Runaway Racer (1965) ... Oliver Stone
- The Case of the Thermal Thief (1965) ... Roland Canfield
- The Case of the Pathetic Patient (1961) ... Prosecutor Parness
- The Case of the Resolute Reformer (1961) ... Deputy D.A. Parness
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Will Stark
- The Town That Died (1963) ... Will Stark
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Chief Petty Officer O'Toole
- Operation Potomac (1962) ... Chief Petty Officer O'Toole
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Don Hart
- Hostage Below (1962) ... Don Hart
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Trumik
- The Couriers (1961) ... Trumik
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Sam Verner
- Along the Barbary Coast (1961) ... Sam Verner
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Orin Dilts
- A Lesson in Violence (1961) ... Orin Dilts
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Sinclair
- Disaster Below (1960) ... Sinclair
 1957-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Harris Claibourne / Narrator
- Juan Diega (1960) ... Harris Claibourne / Narrator
- Crime Epidemic (1960) ... Harris Claibourne / Narrator
- The Injury (1960) ... Harris Claibourne / Narrator
- The Outlaw (1960) ... Harris Claibourne / Narrator
- The Treaty (1960) ... Harris Claibourne / Narrator
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jim Amber
- Never Too Late (1960) ... Jim Amber
 1960 Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Colonel Sam Castle
 1957 Man on Fire
Bryan Seward
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Coach Uehling / Instructor Damon
- Reflex Action (1957) ... Coach Uehling
- Counter Flood (1957) ... Instructor Damon
 1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Grandfather
- Heidi (1955) ... Grandfather
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV pilot: Appeared in the pilot for the series Men of Annapolis (1957), but not in the subsequent series. See more »

Alternate Names:

Dickenson Eastham

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

He gave up his singing career to concentrate on a solid acting career at the urging of his wife. Still, he appeared occasionally in singing roles back East. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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