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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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 2007-2014 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)
- It's No Picnic (2014)
 2011 Mongrels (TV Mini-Series)
Zombie Dog
- Kali and the Rickshaw Inferno (2011) ... Zombie Dog (voice)
 2009 Tales of the Fourth Dimension (Video)
Time Master
 2006 The Children's Party at the Palace (TV Special)
The Childcatcher
 2006 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
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 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)
 1966 Carry on Cowboy
Rider (uncredited)
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He also wrote the lyrics to the songs in RHPS as well. See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you do something like Rocky, which is undefinable somehow, it always becomes difficult to lose that. Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon. And I have no problems with that at all. If it overshadows anything else, I can understand completely why and again it doesn't worry me.

Trivia:

When writing The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), he based the character Frank-N-Furter on Alice Cooper. In his original handwritten notes (published in the 1979 play book The Rocky Horror Scrapbook), he described Frank-N-Furter as an "Alice Cooper type Frankenstein." (The "Dr." was added for the film.) See more »

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Ritz See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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