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Dick York (I) (1928–1992)

The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched (1964). He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative ... See full bio »

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Bewitched Darrin Stephens / Darrin the Bold
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Bertram T. Cates
Going My Way
Going My Way Tom Colwell
Cowboy Charlie, Trailhand


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 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Superintendant McCarthy
 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mr. Sutton
- Sweet Life/Games People Play (1984) ... Mr. Sutton
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Martin Donlevy
- Too Much of a Good Thing (1983) ... Martin Donlevy
 1965 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Darrin Stephens
- Samantha (1965) ... Darrin Stephens (voice)
 1961-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ben Mitchell / Charley Shutup / Willie Pettigrew
- The Michael Malone Story (1964) ... Ben Mitchell
- The Charley Shutup Story (1962) ... Charley Shutup
- The Clementine Jones Story (1961) ... Willie Pettigrew
 1961-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Elwood P. Gilroy / Frank Price
- Incident at Confidence Creek (1963) ... Elwood P. Gilroy
- Incident of the Broken Word (1961) ... Frank Price
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jeff Tolliver
- Stopover in a Western Town (1963) ... Jeff Tolliver
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Lieutenant School
 1957-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Herbert Wiggam / Tom Barton / Ralph Jones / ...
- The Twelve Hour Caper (1962) ... Herbert Wiggam
- The Doubtful Doctor (1960) ... Ralph Jones
- The Blessington Method (1959) ... J.J. Bunce
- The Dusty Drawer (1959) ... Norman Logan
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Fred Bancroft
- The Incredible Doktor Markesan (1962) ... Fred Bancroft
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Jeb Randall
- The Shaggy Kings (1961) ... Jeb Randall
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Harry Benton
- The Lonely Ones (1961) ... Harry Benton
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Nichols
- Night Riders (1961) ... Sam Nichols
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Markham Jones
- The Reluctant Hero (1961) ... Markham Jones
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ashael Miller
- A Musket for Jessica (1961) ... Ashael Miller
 1961 Insight (TV Series)
- Breakthrough (1961) ... Scientist
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
- The War Between the States (1961) ... Bolick
 1960-1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Hector B. Poole / Capt. Phil Riker
- A Penny for Your Thoughts (1961) ... Hector B. Poole
- The Purple Testament (1960) ... Capt. Phil Riker
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Lt. James Whitney
- School of the Soldier (1961) ... Lt. James Whitney
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Charles Colano
- Bullets Cost Too Much (1961) ... Charles Colano
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Webb Crawford
- Three Wise Men (1960) ... Webb Crawford
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Corporal James Sloan
- The Glorious Fourth (1960) ... Corporal James Sloan
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Ernie Torrance
- The White Slavers (1960) ... Ernie Torrance
 1958-1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Sandy Newell / Ken Leighton
- Millionaire Sandy Newell (1960) ... Sandy Newell
- The Ken Leighton Story (1958) ... Ken Leighton
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Pvt. Renziehausen
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Matthew Sherwood / Tom / Scott Arlen
- Out of Dust (1959)
- Made in Japan (1959) ... Matthew Sherwood
- The Time of Your Life (1958) ... Tom
- The Last Clear Chance (1958) ... Scott Arlen
 1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
Sgt. Ludwig
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Tom Wentworth
- Betty, the Pioneer Woman (1958) ... Tom Wentworth
 1956-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Capt. Jay Hellman / George Weston / George Fox
- The Enemy Within (1958) ... Capt. Jay Hellman
- The Weston Strain (1957) ... George Weston
- A Man's World (1956) ... George Fox
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Gordon Bates
- Shooting for the Moon (1958) ... Gordon Bates
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Beaver Patrol (1958)
 1958 Cowboy
Charlie, Trailhand
 1957 World in White (TV Movie)
Dr. Gentile
 1957 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series)
 1955-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff / Zack
- Ride into Danger (1957) ... Deputy Sheriff
- Mock Trial (1956) ... Zack (as Richard York)
- Million Dollar Rookie (1955) ... (as Richard York)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Edward Gillis
- A Real Fine Cutting Edge (1957) ... Edward Gillis
 1956 Eye on New York (TV Series)
Lt. Mac Hartman
- Night of the Auk (1956) ... Lt. Mac Hartman
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
- Honor (1956) ... Grayson
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Fatal Payment (1955)
 1955 Three Stripes in the Sun
Cpl. Neeby Muhlendorf
 1955 My Sister Eileen
Ted 'Wreck' Loomis (as Richard York)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Incident in July (1955) ... Andy
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
John Randolph
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... John Randolph
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
- The Battler (1953) ... Nick
 1951 How Friendly Are You? (Short)
 1950 Last Date (Short)
Nick (as Richard York)
 1947 Shy Guy (Short)
Philip Norton
 1945 Insomnia (Short)
Lucky (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Unsold pilot: Appeared, with Darryl Hickman and Robert Keith, in a pilot called "Men in White" about challenges faced by three doctors. The teleplay was based on Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play of the same name. See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[About the hard part of returning to acting] I did not want to go back into acting so much that I let myself get fat. I gained 126 pounds -- a whole other person. I grew a beard -- I was disguising myself. Things got totally out of hand, and all the ego trips and insecurities there are to deal with. In my whole career, there had been only four things that gave me complete artistic satisfaction: ... See more »


During the filming of They Came to Cordura (1959), Dick was seriously injured during a railroad hand car scene. He and Gary Cooper were propelling a hand car down a railroad track with other men when he accidentally lifted the mechanism without his comrades help and wrenched his back, tearing the muscles along the right side of his back. For him it was the beginning of the end. He grew addicted ... See more »


The role of Darrin Stephens #1 on Bewitched (1964). See more »

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