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Richard Chamberlain became THE leading heartthrob of early 1960s TV. As the impeccably handsome Dr. Kildare, the slim, butter-haired hunk with the near-perfect Ivy-League charm and smooth, intelligent demeanor, had the distaff fans fawning unwavering over him throughout the series' run. While this would appear to be a dream situation for any new ... See full bio »

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(1974)
The Last Wave David Burton
(1977)
The Thorn Birds Ralph de Bricassart
(1983)
Shogun Anjin-san / Pilot-Major John Blackthorne
(1980)

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  Echoes of the Past (filming)
Aged Commandant Tenner
 2018 Finding Julia (completed)
Igor
 2018 Nightmare Cinema
Dr. Mirari
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Bill Kennedy
- Part 4 (2017) ... Bill Kennedy
 2017 The Black Ghiandola (Short)
Creepy Oncologist
 2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters (Video)
Highfather (voice)
 2010-2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Archie Leach
- The Last Dam Job (2012) ... Archie Leach
- The Inside Job (2010) ... Archie Leach
 2011 We Are the Hartmans
Hartman
 2011 Thundercats (TV Series)
Zigg
- Forest of Magi Oar (2011) ... Zigg (voice)
 2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Jonathan Byrold
- Walker Down the Aisle (2011) ... Jonathan Byrold
- Never Say Never (2011) ... Jonathan Byrold
- The One That Got Away (2011) ... Jonathan Byrold
- Thanks for the Memories (2011) ... Jonathan Byrold
- Cold Turkey (2010) ... Jonathan Byrold
 2011 The Perfect Family
Monsignor Murphy
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Adelbert De Smet
- Chuck Versus Phase Three (2010) ... Adelbert De Smet
- Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) ... Adelbert De Smet
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Glen Wingfield
- Distant Past (2007) ... Glen Wingfield
 2007 Strength and Honour
Denis O'Leary
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Councilman Banks
 2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Arthur Stiles
- Blu Mondae (2006) ... Arthur Stiles
 2006 Blackbeard (TV Mini-Series)
Governor Charles Eden
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Governor Charles Eden
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Governor Charles Eden
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Governor Charles Eden
 2006 Hustle (TV Series)
James Whittaker Wright III
- Whittaker Our Way Out (2006) ... James Whittaker Wright III
 2005 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Clyde
- Steams Like Old Times (2005) ... Clyde
 2004 The Pavilion
Huddlestone
 2002 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Maggie Wick
- Look Mom, One Hand! (2002) ... Maggie Wick
- The Curse of the Mummy (2002) ... Maggie Wick
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Jack Clay / Everett Clay
- The Face on the Bar Room Floor (2000) ... Jack Clay / Everett Clay
 1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (TV Movie)
Bernard Lafferty
 1997 River Made to Drown In
Thaddeus MacKenzie
 1997 All the Winters That Have Been (TV Movie)
Dane Corvin
 1997 The Lost Daughter (TV Movie)
Andrew McCracken
 1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (TV Movie)
Ralph de Bricassart
 1995 Bird of Prey
Jonathan Griffith
 1993 Ordeal in the Arctic (TV Movie)
Captain John Couch
 1991 Night of the Hunter (TV Movie)
Harry Powell
 1991 Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Movie)
Ross Colburn
 1989-1990 Island Son (TV Series)
Dr. Daniel Kulani
- Separations (1990) ... Dr. Daniel Kulani
- Moving Targets (1990) ... Dr. Daniel Kulani
- Viruses (1990) ... Dr. Daniel Kulani
- Janine Returns (1990) ... Dr. Daniel Kulani
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (1990) ... Dr. Daniel Kulani
 1988 The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Bourne
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Jason Bourne
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Jason Bourne
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Giacomo Casanova
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Clay Medwck
- Road Hog (1986) ... Clay Medwck
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
John Charles Fremont
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... John Charles Fremont
- Dream West (1986) ... John Charles Fremont
 1985 The Miracle (TV Movie)
 1985 King Solomon's Mines
Allan Quatermain
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Raoul Wallenberg
 1983 Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (TV Movie)
Frederick Cook
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Ralph de Bricassart
- Part 4 (1983) ... Ralph de Bricassart
- Part 3 (1983) ... Ralph de Bricassart
- Part 2 (1983) ... Ralph de Bricassart
- Part 1 (1983) ... Ralph de Bricassart
 1982 Murder by Phone
Nat Bridger
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series)
Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Pilot-Major John Blackthorne
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander McKeag
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Alexander McKeag
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Alexander McKeag
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Alexander McKeag
- The Crime (1979) ... Alexander McKeag
- The Storm (1979) ... Alexander McKeag
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
Anton Chekhov / Various Roles
- The Good Doctor (1978) ... Anton Chekhov / Various Roles
 1978 The Swarm
Dr. Hubbard
 1977 The Last Wave
David Burton
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Phillipe / Louis
 1975 The Christmas Messenger (TV Short)
Christmas Messenger
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
Edmond Dantes
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Simmons
 1974 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie)
Thomas Mendip
 1974 The Little Mermaid (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (TV Movie)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 1973 The Three Musketeers
Aramis
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
Lord Byron
 1972 The Woman I Love (TV Movie)
King Edward VIII
 1971 The Music Lovers
Tchaikovsky
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Hamlet
- Hamlet (1970) ... Hamlet
 1970 Julius Caesar
Octavius Caesar
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Roderick
 1968 Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 1968 Petulia
David Danner
 1968 The Portrait of a Lady (TV Series)
Ralph Touchett
- Revelations (1968) ... Ralph Touchett
- Dissensions (1968) ... Ralph Touchett
- Decisions (1968) ... Ralph Touchett
- Schemes (1968) ... Ralph Touchett
- Bequests (1968) ... Ralph Touchett
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clarence Narrow
 1961-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. James Kildare
- Reckoning (1966) ... Dr. James Kildare
- New Doctor in Town (1966) ... Dr. James Kildare
- Strange Sort of Accident (1966) ... Dr. James Kildare
- Mercy or Murder (1966) ... Dr. James Kildare
- Travel a Crooked Road (1966) ... Dr. James Kildare
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Carl Brown
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Dr. James Kildare
- Four Feet in the Morning (1963) ... Dr. James Kildare
 1963 Twilight of Honor
David Mitchell
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Lt. Porter
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Chris Harrington
- Stain of Justice (1961) ... Chris Harrington
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jerry Kirk
- The Edge of Doubt (1961) ... Jerry Kirk
 1960 The Secret of the Purple Reef
Dean Christophe
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Lt. Dave Winslow
- Chicota Landing (1960) ... Lt. Dave Winslow
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Larry Carter
- The Watcher (1960) ... Larry Carter
 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Pete
- The Bobsy Twins (1960) ... Pete
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Alec
- Operation Fortuna (1960) ... Alec
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Dale Wellington
- Target of Hate (1960) ... Dale Wellington
 1960 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
- High Explosive (1960)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Clay Pine
- Road Hog (1959) ... Clay Pine
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1972-73) Stage: Appeared in "The Fantasticks" in Chicago. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that was verboten. I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it and became "Perfect Richard, All-American Boy" as a place to hide. See more »

Trivia:

He is the first actor to play the role of Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity (1988) miniseries. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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