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Rick Podell

Rick Podell was born on November 16, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for World Gone Wild (1987), Nothing in Common (1986) and Underground Aces (1981). He was previously married to Marie-Alise Recasner. See full bio »
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 2014 Atwill Web Series (Video short)
Rex Underman
 2007-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
- You Debt Your Life (2011) ... (voice)
- Home Adrone (2009) ... (voice)
- Meter Made (2007) ... (voice)
 2011 Jerry Powell & the Delusions of Grandeur
Dr. William Hendrickson
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Lew Straker / Gould
- Silence (1992) ... Lew Straker
- Burning Desire (1992) ... Gould
 1991-1992 Matlock (TV Series)
Lawyer / Glenn Connor
- The Picture: Part 2 (1992) ... Lawyer
- The Trial: Part 1 (1991) ... Glenn Connor
 1991 For the Very First Time (TV Movie)
Mr. Goldstein
 1991 The Unborn
Chuck Martinez
 1991 Knots Landing (TV Series)
- Upwardly Mobile (1991) ... Man
 1990 Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (TV Movie)
Mr. Argyle
 1989 Cheers (TV Series)
Dr. Levinson
- For Real Men Only (1989) ... Dr. Levinson
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
- Izzy Ackerman or Is He Not (1989) ... Les
 1987 World Gone Wild
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
Jackie Jackerman
- Birth of a Keaton: Part 2 (1985) ... Jackie Jackerman
- Birth of a Keaton: Part 1 (1985) ... Jackie Jackerman
 1984 The Oasis
 1984 I Married a Centerfold (TV Movie)
 1983 Fame (TV Series)
Coach Jordan
- Ending on a High Note (1983) ... Coach Jordan
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Game Show Host
- Fox Trap (1983) ... Game Show Host
 1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
- A Case of Self-Defense (1982) ... Theodore
 1981 Lunch Wagon
Al Schmeckler
 1981 Underground Aces
 1980 Hero at Large
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
 1979 Never Say Never (TV Movie)
 1979 The Paul Williams Show (TV Movie)
Denny Morton
 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Festival: Part 2 (1978) ... Gino
- Festival: Part 1 (1978) ... Gino
 1977 Busting Loose (TV Series)
- The Decision: Part 1 (1977) ... Damion
 1977 The Chopped Liver Brothers (TV Movie)
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Mike Kandell / Frank
- Captain Hook (1976) ... Mike Kandell
- The Great Crash Diet (1976) ... Frank
 1976 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Peter Gordon
- Go Fight City Hall... to the Death (1976) ... Peter Gordon
 1975-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Niko / Agent
- Double Trouble (1976) ... Niko
- The Winning Smile (1975) ... Agent
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Pitts / Detective Pitts
- The Girl on the Golden Strip (1976) ... Pitts
- The Case of the Purloined Case (1976) ... Detective Pitts
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
1st Technician
- The Deadly Cure (1976) ... 1st Technician
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Pretty Boy
- The Big Hand's on Trouble (1975) ... Pretty Boy
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