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Richard Jordan (I) (1937–1993)

Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York City Council during Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1992 Primary Motive
Chris Poulas
 1991 Heaven Is a Playground
David Racine
 1991 Shout
Eugene Benedict
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Charles McKenzie
- Deadline (1991) ... Charles McKenzie
 1991 Delusion
Executive in Conference Room
 1991 Timebomb
Col. Taylor
 1984-1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Kenneth Hoyle / Elmo Bliss
- Three Hotels (1991) ... Kenneth Hoyle
- A Flash of Green (1984) ... Elmo Bliss
 1989 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Sergeant Frank Salerno
 1989 Romero
Father Rutilio Grande
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Dorsey
 1986 Solarbabies
 1986 The Men's Club
 1985 The Mean Season
Alan Delour
 1982 Insight (TV Series)
- Leave Me Alone, God (1982) ... Jeb
 1982 Washington Mistress (TV Movie)
Michael Reynolds
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
Albert Speer
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Julian Wunderlicht
 1979 Old Boyfriends
Jeff Turrin
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Jean Valjean
 1978 Interiors
 1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka (TV Movie)
Commander Edward Devon
 1977 Alibis
 1975 Rooster Cogburn
 1974 The Yakuza
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Charles Clavell
- The Detroit Connection (1973) ... Charles Clavell
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Steve Macey
- Dark Sunday (1973) ... Steve Macey
 1973 Incident at Vichy (TV Movie)
Von Berg, A Prince
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Chris Bailey
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
 1973 Kamouraska
Georges Nelson
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Alex Tanner
- The Detonator (1973) ... Alex Tanner
 1972 Chato's Land
Earl Hooker
 1972 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
George Mische
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Andrew Craig
- Justice Is a Sometime Thing (1971) ... Deputy D.A. Andrew Craig
 1971 Klute
Man kissing Jane Fonda in night club (uncredited)
 1971 Valdez Is Coming
R.L. Davis
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- Some Devil Whispered in His Ear (1966) ... Warren
 1964 Ready for the People (TV Movie)
Eddie Dickinson
 1962-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
John Strafaci / Peter Crewe
- The Star Spangled Ghetto (1963) ... John Strafaci
- The Broken Barrelhead (1962) ... Peter Crewe
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Davey Crutchfield
- Between Summer and Winter, the Glorious Season (1962) ... Davey Crutchfield
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Ernie Stannard
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Ernie Stannard
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
- And by the Sweat of Thy Brow... (1962) ... Jonah
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »


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Grandfather [Judge Learned Hand] had a bad back, he'd lie on the floor to relieve the pain. I did my first Shakespeare sitting next to him on the floor, reading 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'King Lear,' his favorites plays, and all the time grandfather'd be correcting my speech, my accent, then interrupting to see if I understood all the words. I must have been about 12 or 13. It was an experience ... See more »


Lived with Blair Brown from 1976-1985; the relationship produced one son, Robert. See more »

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