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Peter Mark Richman Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 April 1927Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMarvin Jack Richman
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Before he became an actor, Mark Richman played football for two years in a Pennsylvania league called the Eastern Pro Conference. Sidelined by a serious knee injury, he became a registered pharmacist and managed a Rosemont, Pennsylvania, drug store for a year. His interests later turned to acting and he began appearing in stage productions and in live TV out of New York. In 1971, he added "Peter" to the front of his name for spiritual reasons. Richman's recent one-man, four-character show "4 Faces" (written and performed by Richman, directed by his wife Helen Richman and with original music by their son Lucas Richman) was a critical hit, which earned Richman the prestigious Drama-Logue Award.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Helen Richman (10 May 1953 - present) (5 children)

Trivia (15)

Attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, which is now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Created the role of C.C. Capwell on the soap series Santa Barbara (1984).
Clocked in over 500 TV appearances.
In 1990, the Motion Picture and TV Fund presented him its Silver Medallion for his humanitarian efforts. He also received the Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award.
As a painter, he has had several one-man exhibitions.
An Actor's Studio exponent, the Studio has presented several of his plays, including "A Medal for Murray."
Attended South Philadelphia High School and was the captain and fullback of the city championship football team. He graduated in 1945.
Father, Benjamin, was a painting and paper-hanging contractor; mother's name was Yetta Dora Peck.
Has five children: Howard Bennett; Kelly Allyn; Lucas Dion; Orien; and Roger Lloyd. One son, Lucas Richman, is a music scorer and orchestrator.
Member of the Board of Trustees for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
A licensed pharmacist in both Pennyslvania and New York.
Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council in 2004.
Active in the spiritual association of Subud since 1959.
Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.
His well known voice was "the Phantom" on Defenders of the Earth (1986). Also, his co-star Loren Lester played the voice of "Rick Gordon". In real life, Loren married Peter's daughter, Kelly.

Personal Quotes (1)

I got stuck playing bad guys and intense personalities for a lot of my career. I suppose I was good at it, but I've played many varied characters because of my versatility, which is a blessing... And, "The Heavy" is usually the more interesting to play.

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