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Rick married Janie Yuguchi, a special education teacher, in Los Angeles on February 27th, 1982. They have two daughters -- Katy, born in April 1986, and Kelsey, born in May 1989. Rick was hospitalized due to an attack of cardiomyopathy in November 1989, and took a year off from work. He resumed acting for a short while, but it had lost it's luster ... See full bio »

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Hang 'Em High
The Kentucky Fried Movie
The Kentucky Fried Movie Boy (segment "Eyewitness News")
Cradle Song
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 1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
- Battle Fatigue (1991) ... Michaelson
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- Don't I Know You? (1988) ... Doctor
 1988 Dolly (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1988)
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Kevin Crenshaw
- Gibbon Take (1986) ... Kevin Crenshaw
- Slum Enchanted Evening (1986) ... Kevin Crenshaw
- Simian Chanted Evening (1986) ... Kevin Crenshaw
- The Princess and the Wiener King (1986) ... Kevin Crenshaw
 1986 Pleasures (TV Movie)
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sailor / Gardner 'Sailor' Perry
- Episode #1.8709 (1985) ... Sailor (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8707 (1985) ... Sailor (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8706 (1985) ... Sailor (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8704 (1985) ... Sailor (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8703 (1985) ... Sailor (uncredited)
 1983-1985 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Young minister
- Bon Voyage and Shalom (1983) ... Young minister
 1981 Cradle Song (Short)
 1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Second Thoughts (1981) ... Reporter (as Rick Gates)
 1978 Alien Zone
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Stan Bosca
- Peaks and Valleys (1978) ... Stan Bosca
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Bernie Tibbetts / Bernie Tibbitts
- Part 6 (1977) ... Bernie Tibbetts
- Part 1 (1977) ... Bernie Tibbitts
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie
Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
- Spanish Class (1976) ... Cameron (as Rick Gates)
 1974 Candy Stripe Nurses
Wally (as Rick Gates)
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Charlie Hendricks
- Candidate for Murder (1974) ... Charlie Hendricks (as Rick Gates)
 1974 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
- Two for the Show (1974) ... Mike (as Rick Gates)
 1973 So Long, Blue Boy
Isaiah Jenkinson (as Rick Gates)
 1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV Series)
- Open Marriage/Closed Mind (1973) ... Maurice (as Rick Gates)
 1972 The War Between Men and Women
Bernie (as Rick Gates)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred (segment 'Love and the Fountain of Youth')
- Love and the Particular Girl/Love and the Fountain of Youth/Love and the House Bachelor/Love and the Waitress (1971) ... Fred (segment 'Love and the Fountain of Youth') (as Rick Gates)
 1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Drago (1971) ... Gillis (as Rick Gates)
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Jim Swanton
- The Unknown Factor (1971) ... Jim Swanton (as Rick Gates)
 1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Cullen Davidson
- The Hostage (1971) ... Cullen Davidson (as Rick Gates)
 1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Harold Fletcher
- The Honeymoon (1970) ... Harold Fletcher (as Rick Gates)
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Ben Todd
- Alias Ben Todd (1970) ... Ben Todd
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Mark O'Casey
- Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings (1970) ... Mark O'Casey (as Rick Gates)
 1969-1970 Family Affair (TV Series)
Larry / Garfield
- Desert Isle: Manhattan Style (1970) ... Larry (as Rick Gates)
- Flower Power (1969) ... Garfield (as Rick Gates)
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Rich Meridan
- Saturday Adoption (1968) ... Rich Meridan (as Rick Gates)
 1968 Hang 'Em High
Ben (as Rick Gates)
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
- Woody, Can You Spare a Sister? (1967) ... Bernie
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Played Sally Fields' boyfriend in "Hey, Landlord", both Gates' and Gary Marshall's 1st TV series in February 1967; played Sally Fields' husband in "Bracken's World" in 1970. See more »

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