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Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He moved back to England in 1964, tried singing, then ... See full bio »
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  Manor Hunt Ball (announced)
Uncle Felix
  The Stolen (pre-production)
Mr. Russell
 2007-2015 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Lawrence Fletcher / Additional Voices / Dad / ...
- Night of the Living Pharmacists (2014) ... Dad (voice)
- Star Wars (2014) ... Lawrence Fletcher / Additional Voices (voice)
 2015 Rocky Horror Show Live
 2011 Mongrels (TV Series)
Zombie Dog
- Kali and the Rickshaw Inferno (2011) ... Zombie Dog (voice)
 2009 Tales of the Fourth Dimension (Video)
Time Master
 2006 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 2001 Elvira's Haunted Hills
Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
 2000 Dungeons & Dragons
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
 2000 Urban Gothic (TV Series)
Thin Man
- Thirteen (2000) ... Thin Man
 1998 Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Pierre Le Pieu
 1995 The Detectives (TV Series)
Dr Phibes
- On Thin Ice (1995) ... Dr Phibes
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series)
- Cadillac Dreams (1993)
 1991 Mystery Train (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 Revolution
Lord Hampton
 1983 Digital Dreams (TV Movie)
 1980 Flash Gordon
 1980 Rushton's Illustrated (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1979 The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (TV Series)
- Horsenap (1979) ... Cowboy
 1978 The Odd Job
 1978 Jubilee
John Dee
 1977 Premiere (TV Series)
- A Hymn from Jim (1977) ... Reporter
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dave Head
- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1977) ... Dave Head
 1977 The Contraption (Short)
The Man
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
General Desmond
- Assault on the Calavera (1975) ... General Desmond
 1972 Four Dimensions of Greta
Balding Hippy
 1972 X, Y and Zee
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1965 Carry on Cowboy
Rider (uncredited)
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August 5th 2005: Satellite Media Tours to US Television and Radio Networks from London, UK. Featuring Encore/Starz Entertainment's Stuart Sammuels Documentary of cult movies, "Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", celebrating its 30th Anniversary. See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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The success of the repeated showings of Rocky Horror has helped me in useful ways. Mind you, I'm not a billionaire or anything like that. It hasn't made me a terribly wealthy person. It's just offered me more choices. See more »


On November 25, 2004, a life-size bronze statue of Richard O'Brien in his Riff Raff space suit was unveiled in Hamilton, New Zealand, where O'Brien grew up after moving from England. Commissioned jointly by a local theatre group and the Hamilton City Council, the statue stands on the site of the old Embassy Cinema, where O'Brien once watched science-fiction double features. See more »


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