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Jeff Richards (I) (1924–1989)

Jeff Richards, born Richard Mansfield Taylor in Portland, Oregon, was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Upon graduation he was ready to embark on a career in professional baseball when he entered the Navy in June of 1943. During World War II, he served as a radio technician until his discharge in 1946. After the war, he ... See full bio »

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It's a Dog's Life
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 1966 Waco
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jubal Evans
- Incident of His Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Jubal Evans
 1960 The Secret of the Purple Reef
Mark Christophe
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Kem Backer
- No Second Chance (1960) ... Kem Backer
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Paul Garner
- The Violent Journey (1960) ... Paul Garner
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Dave Hirsh
- Ten Miles to Doomsday (1959) ... Lt. Dave Hirsh
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Philip Canning
- The Gamble (1959) ... Philip Canning
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Jefferson Drum, Editor
- Simon Pitt (1958) ... Jefferson Drum, Editor
- Prison Hill (1958) ... Jefferson Drum, Editor
- Thicker Than Water (1958) ... Jefferson Drum, Editor
- Pete Henke (1958) ... Jefferson Drum, Editor
- $50 for a Dead Man (1958) ... Jefferson Drum, Editor
 1958 Born Reckless
Kelly Cobb
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- High Barrier (1957)
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Steven J. Logan
- The Story of Steve Logan (1957) ... Steven J. Logan
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Lt. Ross Pendleton
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ralph Jason
- The Other Side of the Curtain (1957) ... Ralph Jason
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Jefferson Drum
- Man with a Choice (1957) ... Jefferson Drum
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Buck Winston
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Jeff Richards (uncredited)
 1955 It's a Dog's Life
Patch McGill
 1955 The Marauders
Corey Everett
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Fremont Cherne
 1953 Big Leaguer
Adam Polachuk
 1953 Code Two
Harry Whenlon
 1953 Battle Circus
 1952 Above and Beyond
Thomas Ferebee
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Studio Props Department Man (uncredited)
 1952 Desperate Search
 1952 The Sellout
Walter O. Hickby
 1952 Just This Once
Denham's Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Dave Rothberg
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Wilson (uncredited)
 1951 The Tall Target
Philadelphia Police Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Strip
G.I. Ward Patient (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Bob Landon (as Richard Taylor)
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Lifeguard (uncredited)
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman
Butch (uncredited)
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Captain (scenes deleted, as Richard Taylor)
 1948 Johnny Belinda
Floyd McQuiggen (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Punch
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Richard Taylor


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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