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Eric Richard was born on June 27, 1940 in Margate, Kent, England as Eric Smith. He is an actor, known for The Bill (1984), Made in Britain (1982) and Shogun (1980). He is married to Tina Smith. See full bio »
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 2015 Rainbowgale (Short) (completed)
 2016 Casualty (TV Series)
Gerald Palmer
- The Good Life (2016) ... Gerald Palmer
 2015 Stutterer (Short)
Greenwood's Dad
 2015 DeathbedX2 (Short)
Anton Lasky
 2010 London Boulevard
Villanous Pensioner in Cafe (uncredited)
 2004-2006 The Alan Clark Diaries (TV Series)
- The Lady (2006) ... Dave
- The March of the Gray Men (2006) ... Dave
- Foreign Parts (2004) ... Dave
 1984-2004 The Bill (TV Series)
Sgt. Bob Cryer / Sgt. Cryer / Bob Cryer
- 248 (2004) ... Bob Cryer
- 149 (2003) ... Bob Cryer
- 112 (2003) ... Bob Cryer
- 108 (2003) ... Bob Cryer
- 012 (2002) ... Bob Cryer
 2003 Dinotopia (TV Series)
Alex Drake
- The Cure: Part 2 (2003) ... Alex Drake
 1996 The Bill: Target (Video)
Sgt. Cryer
 1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)
Dog Catcher
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Education Officer
 1987 The Storyteller (TV Series)
- Hans My Hedgehog (1987) ... Farmer
 1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... Postman
 1985 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Cash Register Salesman
- The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (1985) ... Cash Register Salesman
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Hospital orderly
- A Crack in the Ice (1985) ... Hospital orderly
 1985 Number One (TV Movie)
Poker Player
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Stan Phillips
- Who Must Remain Anonymous (1984) ... Stan Phillips
 1984 Singleton's Pluck
 1984 Miracles Take Longer (TV Series)
Paula's client
- Episode #2.20 (1984) ... Paula's client
 1984 Just Another Little Blues Song (TV Movie)
 1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
 1982-1983 Play for Today (TV Series)
Frank / Stan
- Wayne and Albert (TV Movie) (1983) ... Frank
- Home Sweet Home (1982) ... Stan
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (TV Movie)
Road Worker
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Stage Manager
- The Fourth Man (1982) ... Stage Manager
 1982 Made in Britain (TV Movie)
Harry Parker
 1981 Venom
Airline Clerk
 1981 Going Out (TV Series)
- First Week (1981) ... Caretaker
 1981 The Final Conflict
Astronomer's Technician
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
- The Dangerous Game (1980) ... Taff
 1980 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Det. Sgt, Fournel, Metropolitan Police
- Home-Grown or Import? (1980) ... Det. Sgt, Fournel, Metropolitan Police
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series)
 1975-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Ray / Porter
- Mrs. Acland's Ghosts (1975) ... Porter
 1978 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Ralph Morley
- A Sea of Troubles (1978) ... Ralph Morley
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
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He acted in Barrie Keeffe's play, "Better Times", at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England with Gordon Kaye, Charmian May and Jack Chissick in the cast. Philip Hedley was the director. See more »

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His 2-month-old grandson, Charlie Smith, died when he was swept away from his father Richard's (his son's) arms by the giant tsunami wave disaster in Unwatuna, near Galle, Sri Lanka in December 2004.

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