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Richard Mulligan (1932–2000)

Originally a student of playwriting at Columbia University, Richard Mulligan began his acting career in regional theater and soon after made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "All the Way Home". In addition to his continuing Broadway career, Mulligan has successfully transferred his unique comedic talents to television and film... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Empty Nest
Empty Nest Dr. Harry Weston
Oliver & Company
Oliver & Company Einstein
Soap Burt Campbell
Little Big Man
Little Big Man Gen. George Armstrong Custer


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 2001 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Jimmy Kafka
- Beaned/Old Iron Man (2001) ... Jimmy Kafka (voice)
 1997 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Old Gramps
- Muscular Beaver/Fish and Dips (1997) ... Old Gramps (voice)
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
 1997 Heaven Will Wait (TV Movie)
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Dennis Cummings
 1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Richard Hemingway
- An Odd Cup of Tea (1995) ... Richard Hemingway
 1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites (Video Game)
Xenti (voice)
 1990 Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? (TV Movie)
George Walters
 1988 Oliver & Company
Einstein (voice)
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
William H. Seward
 1987 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
 1987 Poker Alice (TV Movie)
 1986 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Jeb Basinger
- Basinger's New York (1986) ... Jeb Basinger
 1986 A Fine Mess
Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- The Deacon Street Deer (1986) ... Shorty
 1985 The Heavenly Kid
 1985 Doin' Time
Mongo Mitchell
 1984 Micki + Maude
Leo Brody
 1984 Teachers
Herbert Gower
 1984 Meatballs Part II
Coach Giddy
 1984 Jealousy (TV Movie)
Merrill Forsyth
 1983 Reggie (TV Series)
Reggie Potter
- Once a Father (1983) ... Reggie Potter
- It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To (1983) ... Reggie Potter
- Reggie's Warning (1983) ... Reggie Potter
- That's Life (1983) ... Reggie Potter
- The Seduction of Reggie (1983) ... Reggie Potter
 1983 Malibu (TV Movie)
Charlie Wigham
 1981 S.O.B.
Felix Farmer
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Dewey
 1977-1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mark Littlejohn / Ron Larsen
- Where Is It Written?/Julie's Aunt/The Big Deal (1978) ... Mark Littlejohn
- Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly (1977) ... Ron Larsen
 1978 Having Babies III (TV Movie)
Jim Wexler
 1977 Dog and Cat (TV Series)
Brother Saul
- Brother Death (1977) ... Brother Saul
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Harlan Scott
- Triple Exposure (1977) ... Harlan Scott
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Dr. Harter
- Mirror Image (1977) ... Dr. Harter
 1976 The McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series)
- Oldie But Goodie (1976) ... Lloyd
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Saturday Night (1976) ... Ben
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
- The Matchbook (1976) ... Babcock
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Kevin St. Clair
- Night of the Strangler (1976) ... Kevin St. Clair
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Andy Rowen
- The Argonaut Special (1976) ... Andy Rowen
 1976 The Big Bus
Claude Crane
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Granville Whipple
- Soldier's Return (1976) ... Granville Whipple
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Jack Harte
- Dead Men Talk (1975) ... Jack Harte
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Ted Freeland
- The Right to Die (1975) ... Dr. Ted Freeland
 1974 Visit to a Chief's Son
 1971-1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Howard Lipton / Dr. Jim Lucas
- The Diplomat (1973) ... Howard Lipton
- Why Did the Music Stop? (1971) ... Dr. Jim Lucas
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
Jeff Harmon / Jeff
- Queen for a Night (1973) ... Jeff Harmon
- Hanrahan's Rainbow (1973) ... Jeff
- The Lady Comes Across (1973) ... Jeff Harmon
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
CWO G.H. Lacy
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
- House of Evil (1972) ... Tom
 1972 Harvey (TV Movie)
Dr. Lyman Sanderson
 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
Paul Lachaise- Alcoholic Actor
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dr. Mark Sloan / Farley
- Don't Cry, My Son (1971) ... Dr. Mark Sloan
- Kingdom of Fear (1971) ... Farley
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
- A Taste of Sun ... Kramer
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
George (segment "Love and the Jury")
 1970 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
- Witches' Sabbath (1970) ... Jordan
 1969 The Undefeated
Dan Morse
 1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Commander Leslie Wingate
- Around the World in 80 Blinks (1969) ... Commander Leslie Wingate
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Experiment (1969)
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jud Pryor
- Wonder (1967) ... Jud Pryor
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Dr. Bob Adams
- Beyond the Shadow of a Dream (1967) ... Dr. Bob Adams
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Major Lansing
- Take Me to Your Leader Raid (1967) ... Major Lansing
 1966 The Group
Dick Brown
 1964 One Potato, Two Potato
Joe Cullen
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Louie (uncredited)
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
County Prosecutor
- Shadows of an Afternoon (1963) ... County Prosecutor
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
- The Curse of the Snitkins (1963) ... Patrolman (uncredited)
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Lieutenant Summers
- The Empty Chute (1962) ... Lieutenant Summers
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In 1973, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "Where's Mama." He played a real estate agent trying to raise twin boys who was assisted by the ghost of his dead wife. See more »

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Personal Quote:

"He exited the stage quietly and was happy to be able to do so." - David Fisher, Mulligan's assistant, after Mulligan's death.


Best remembered by the public for his starring roles as Burt Campbell on Soap (1977) and as Dr. Harry Weston on Empty Nest (1988). See more »

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