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Richard Kiley (1922–1999)


Although Richard Kiley's rich baritone and strong vocal talent was much in evidence and received due respect with his award of a Tony for "Man of La Mancha", it was little used in his television and movie appearances. Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1959 for "Redhead" and in 1966 for his signature role, "Man of La Mancha". He was ... See full bio »

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(age 76) in Warwick, New York, USA

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 Blue Moon (TV Movie)
Jimmy Keating
 1998 Mysteries of the Bible III (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1993-1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- John Wayne: American Legend (1998) ... Narrator
- Anastasia: Her True Story (1997) ... Narrator
- Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
- Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady (1997) ... Narrator
- Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero (1997) ... Narrator
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Seymore Little
- Once in a Lifetime (1998) ... Seymore Little
 1997 Time to Say Goodbye?
Dr. Gerald Klooster
 1997 Tigers of the Snow (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie)
Ron Melville
 1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie)
Frank Dougherty
 1996 Phenomenon
Dr. Wellin
 1995 Secrets (TV Movie)
Dr. Will Berter
 1994 Christy (TV Series)
Dr. Ferrand
- Judgement Day (1994) ... Dr. Ferrand
 1992-1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Hayden Langston
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Dr. Gideon Seyetik
- Second Sight (1993) ... Dr. Gideon Seyetik
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Winston Hannah
- The Rainmaker (1993) ... Winston Hannah
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Archer Bowman
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Doug
- The Utterly Perfect Murder (1992) ... Doug
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie)
Dr. R.J. Cannon
 1990 Aladdin (TV Movie)
Magician
 1990 Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (TV Movie)
Chalk Brighton
 1989 The Final Days (TV Movie)
J. Fred Buzhardt
 1989 Miami Cops (as Richard David Kiley)
 1988 My First Love (TV Movie)
Sam Morrissey
 1986 Howard the Duck
The Cosmos (voice)
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Gunther Hartog
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Gunther Hartog
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Gunther Hartog
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Gunther Hartog
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
George Hollis
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Claudius
- Part 5 (1985) ... Claudius
- Part 4 (1985) ... Claudius
- Part 3 (1985) ... Claudius
- Part 2 (1985) ... Claudius
- Part 1 (1985) ... Claudius
 1985 The Bad Seed (TV Movie)
Richard Bravo
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Matt Carmichael
- Promises (1985) ... Matt Carmichael
 1984 Return to Everest (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
George Mason
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... George Mason
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... George Mason
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... George Mason
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Don Quixote / Cervantes
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Paddy Cleary
- Part 2 (1983) ... Paddy Cleary
- Part 1 (1983) ... Paddy Cleary
 1982 Pray TV (TV Movie)
Rev. Gus Keiffer
 1981 Isabel's Choice (TV Movie)
Lyman Jones
 1981 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
Thomas J. Kingsley
 1980 Angel on My Shoulder (TV Movie)
Nick
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Mr. Dunn
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Rev. Ellis
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 2 (1977) ... Rev. Ellis
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 1 (1977) ... Rev. Ellis
 1977 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Timothy Macahan (uncredited)
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sam Patton
- A Killer Grows Wings (1976) ... Sam Patton
 1976 The Macahans (TV Movie)
Timothy Macahan
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Mark Kellerman
- Woman in White (1975) ... Mark Kellerman
 1974 Give Me Liberty (TV Movie)
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Bishop Michael Harrigan
- The Hit Man (1974) ... Bishop Michael Harrigan
 1974 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
- The 34th Star (1974)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Mark Halperin
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Mark Halperin
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Introduction Narrator
- King Lear (1974) ... Introduction Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1970-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Will Stambridge / Bohannan / Tom Lynott / ...
- Kitty's Love Affair (1973) ... Will Stambridge
- Bohannan (1972) ... Bohannan
- Lynott (1971) ... Tom Lynott
- Stark (1970) ... Lewis Stark
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Movie)
District Attorney Dan Bellington
 1968-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Frederic Oliver Scott / Dr. Herbert Barth / John Streyer
- The Hunters (1972) ... Frederic Oliver Scott
- Eye of the Needle (1971) ... Dr. Herbert Barth
- Homecoming (1968) ... John Streyer
 1969-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ralph Burke (segment "The Ghost of Sorworth Place") / SS-Gruppenführer Helmut Arndt / Josef Strobe
- The Miracle at Camafeo/The Ghost of Sorworth Place (1972) ... Ralph Burke (segment "The Ghost of Sorworth Place")
- Night Gallery (1969) ... SS-Gruppenführer Helmut Arndt / Josef Strobe
 1972 The Swan Song (Short)
Theatre Actor
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Jay Follet
 1971 Murder Once Removed (TV Movie)
Frank Manning
 1970-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Arlen McKittrick / Dr. Judson Strode
- Beware of the Watchdog (1971) ... Arlen McKittrick
- The Garden (1970) ... Dr. Judson Strode
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Patton
- The Man in Hiding (1971) ... Dr. Thomas Patton
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Robert Harmon
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Gideon Yates
- Gideon the Good (1970) ... Sheriff Gideon Yates
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Vincent Warren
- Who Are the Keepers, Who Are the Inmates? (1970) ... Vincent Warren
 1969 The New People (TV Series)
Hannichek
- Episode #1.0 (1969) ... Hannichek
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Barnaby Cutler
- The Holy Ground: The Killers - Part 2 (1969) ... Barnaby Cutler
- The Holy Ground: The Killing - Part 1 (1969) ... Barnaby Cutler
 1969 Pendulum
Woodrow Wilson King
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- Measure of a Man (1968)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Dr. Courtland
- The Rebels (1967) ... Dr. Courtland
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Sen. Jonathan Dane
- The Desperate Innocent (1965) ... Sen. Jonathan Dane
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Kelly
- Question: What Ever Happened to Ezra? (1964) ... Dr. Robert Kelly
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Lou Franklin
- Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly (1964) ... Lou Franklin
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Harvey Slaughter / Acting Governor White / George Helber
- Yankee Come Home (1964) ... Harvey Slaughter
- The Last Day (1964) ... Acting Governor White
- The Attack (1961) ... George Helber
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Manning
- The Forever Child (1964) ... Manning
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Hamilton
- Keep Out of Reach of Adults (1964) ... Dr. Paul Hamilton
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Col. Edwin L. Drake
- The Colonel from Connecticut (1964) ... Col. Edwin L. Drake
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Kenneth Newell
- This Wonderful Madman Calls Me Beauty (1963) ... Kenneth Newell
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jim Derry
- Blood Bargain (1963) ... Jim Derry
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Dr. Jonathan Bent
- The Doctor (1962) ... Dr. Jonathan Bent
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Doug Crawford
- The Schemer: William Norman (1962) ... Doug Crawford
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Fred Carroll
- Hit and Run (1961) ... Fred Carroll
 1953-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Webb / Scott Malone / Paul Barman / ...
- Brandenburg Gate (1961) ... Scott Malone / Paul Barman
- Trial Without Jury (1961) ... Mark Davis
- Bride of the Fox (1960)
- Revolt in Hadley (1960) ... Charlie Webb
- The Women of Hadley (1960) ... Charlie Webb
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Close Quarters (1961)
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Josiah Newman
- The Guy in Ward 4 (1958) ... Captain Josiah Newman
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Harry Adams
- The Crooked Road (1958) ... Harry Adams
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Paul Scott
- Idemnity (1958) ... Paul Scott
 1951-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Staples / Hacker / Artaban
- Material Witness (1958) ... Hacker
- The Glass Wall (1957)
- The Discoverers (1957)
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Dr. David Del Vecchio / Bob Lyttleton
- Before I Die (1958) ... Dr. David Del Vecchio
- Homeward Borne (1957) ... Bob Lyttleton
 1957 Spanish Affair
Merritt Blake
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Fred Baxter / Mr. Dean / Merrick / ...
- Act of Mercy (1957) ... Fred Baxter
- The Landlady's Daughter (1956) ... Mr. Dean
- Shakedown Cruise (1955) ... Merrick
- The Cuckoo in Spring (1954) ... Julian Hurst
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Peter Melnecke
- Mechanical Manhunt (1957) ... Peter Melnecke
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
David Oro
- The Story of a Crime (1957) ... David Oro
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Leland Davis Breckenridge (1961)
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Krenzer
- The Strange War of Sergeant Krezner (1955) ... Sergeant Krenzer
 1955 The Phenix City Story
John Patterson
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Charley Kincaid
- The Dance (1955) ... Charley Kincaid
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle
Joshua Y. Edwards
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Andrew Marvell / Captain John Montressor
- The Fate of Nathan Hale (September 22, 1776) (1953) ... Captain John Montressor
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Crandall
- The Summer Memory (1954) ... Walter Crandall
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Actor
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- Keith's Case (1954)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Arrowsmith (1954)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- The Voyage Back (1954)
 1950-1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Kind Stranger (1953)
- The Line of Duty (1953)
- No Escape (1951)
- Journey by Night (1950)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Act of Bravery (1953)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- Two-Faced (1953)
 1952 Eight Iron Men
Pvt. Coke
 1950-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Unclouded Summer (1952)
- The Champion (1950)
 1950-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Webb Wilson
- The Crooked Frame (1952) ... Webb Wilson
- Nightmare (1950)
- Criminals Mark (1950)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
- Azaya (1952)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Yellow Jack (1952)
 1952 The Sniper
Dr. James G. Kent
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dan
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Dan
 1951 The Mob
Thomas 'Tom' Clancy
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
 1950-1951 The Clock (TV Series)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
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Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Absurd Person Singular (1974). Comedy. Written by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Eric Thompson. Music Box Theatre: 8 Oct 1974- 6 Mar 1976 (591 performances + 7 previews that began on 1 Oct 1974). Cast: Larry Blyden (as "Sidney") [died during production run and replaced by Paul Shyre], Sandy Dennis (as "Eva"), Richard Kiley(as "... See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard David Kiley

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from 1970 New York Post interview]: Acting is a wonderful way to communicate without a one-to-one relationship.

Trivia:

Was the original Don Quixote (as well as Cervantes) in "Man of La Mancha". See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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