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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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Known For

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Riff Raff - A Handyman
(1975)
Dark City
Dark City Mr. Hand
(1998)
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb Lawrence Fletcher / Da / Lawrence the Humble Antiques Dealer
(2007-2015)

Filmography

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 2016 The Stolen (completed)
Mr. Russell
 2015 Rocky Horror Show Live
Narrator
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Innkeeper / Baker (voice)
 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 Mini-Series)
Anander
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Anander
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Anander
 2001 Elvira's Haunted Hills
Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
 2000 Dungeons & Dragons
Xilus
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Archie
 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)
Host
 1985 Revolution
Lord Hampton
 1983 Digital Dreams (TV Movie)
Butler
 1980 Flash Gordon
Fico
 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)
Cowboy
- Horsenap (1979) ... Cowboy
 1978 The Odd Job
Batch
 1978 Jubilee
John Dee
 1977 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
Reporter
- 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)
Show Show Soundtrack (36 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Stunts (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Nick Bicât's musical, "Eastward Ho!", at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Anita Dobson, Mark Rylance and Clive Merrison in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was the director. See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Emigrated with his parents to New Zealand, went to school in Tauranga on the North Island's east coast, and moved to Hamilton for a while for work when he left school, before returning to the UK. See more »

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Ritz See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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