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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 January 1946Portola, California, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Poe was born in Portola, California and later moved to his "hometown" of Pittsburg, California. He attended high school there, and then graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1967. After a stint in the army during the Vietnam War, he got his first theater job with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, appearing in productions of St Joan, Hadrian VII, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, and Oedipus Rex. He toured the country with Dame Judith Anderson, who played Hamlet at the age of 73 to Richard's Rosencrantz. Tour stops included Carnegie Hall and all of America's major cities. He played major roles at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, at Houston's Alley Theater, Syracuse Stage, Hartford Stage Company, Center Stage Baltimore, Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Huntington Theater. He played Henry Higgins in Pygmalion opposite Roma Downey as Eliza Dolittle; George Antrobus in The Skin of Our teeth opposite Marcia Gay Harden as Sabina; with John Lithgow on Broadway in M. Butterfly; and with Kevin Dobson in ART at Chicago's Royal George Theater. He has appeared in twelve Broadway productions in his twenty years in New York City

- IMDb Mini Biography By: richard poe

Spouse (1)

Claudia Howard (21 June 2003 - present)

Trivia (14)

Graduated from Pittsburg Senior High School in 1963 (California).
Along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, Michael Ansara and John de Lancie, he is one of only six actors to play the same character in three different "Star Trek" series. He played Gul Evek in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Won Best Supporting Actor Award from the 2012 NYC Independent Film Festival for his role of Roy McDermott in the award winning feature film Theresa Is a Mother (2012).
On Broadway playing Dr. Anagnos in The Miracle Worker with Hilary Swank. [March 2003]
Opens as the tyrannical boss Mr. Hasler in The Pajama Game at the Roundabout Theater on Broadway with harry Connick Jr. [January 2006]
Playing Judge Igneous Stone in "Cry-Baby" on Broadway at the Marriott Marquis. [January 2008]
Begins a ten-month run as The Constable in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof with Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin, and Rosie O'Donnell [January 2005]
Playing Leonard Mugatti in Christopher Durang's new, heralded play, "Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them" At The NYSF Public Theater [February 2009]
Begins a year-long run as The Constable in Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway with Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin and Rosie O'Donnell. [January 2005]
On Broadway playing Mr. Hasler in the Roundabout Theater revival of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. [January 2006]
Playing Judge Stone on Broadway in Cry Baby [March 2008]
Playing Mr. Hasler in the Tony-Award-Winning Best Revival of Musical, "The Pajama Game" at The Roundabout Theater with Harry Connick Jr. [February 2006]
Off-Broadway playing various roles in Svejk with Theater For a New Audience. Appearing soon in independent films The Warrior Class and Transamerica. [November 2004]
On Broadway playing The Colonel in the Tony-Award-Winning Revival of "Journey's End" at the Belasco Theater. [February 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

Every scene is a love scene, however thwarted. Play the positives - the playwright will provide the negatives.

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