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Richard Albain (1923–1999)

Richard Albain was born on March 14, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Franklin Albain. He is known for his work on A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), The Mechanic (1972) and Forced Vengeance (1982). He was married to Dolores G. Lepley. He died on May 29, 1999 in Van Nuys, California. See full bio »

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The Mechanic Special Effects
Forced Vengeance Special Effects
Valley of the Dragons Special Effects


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 1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back (special effects - as Richard F. Albain)
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie) (special effects: AA Special Effects Inc. - as Dick Albain)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Three's a Crowd (1990) ... (special effects - as Dick Albain)
- 'Til Death (1990) ... (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1990 The Image (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1989 Desperate for Love (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1988 Glitz (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1987 Flowers in the Attic (special effects: A&A - as Dick Albain)
 1987 Timestalkers (TV Movie) (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1986 Triplecross (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (special mechanical effects)
 1985 Lost in America (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1983 Get Crazy (special mechanical effects - as Dick Albain)
 1983 Good-bye Cruel World (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1982 Bloodtide (special explosive effects - as Dick Albane)
 1982 Zapped! (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1982 Superstition (mechanical special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1982 Forced Vengeance (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1982 Shoot the Moon (special effects)
 1981 St. Helens (special effects: A&A Special Effects)
 1979-1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- Mayday! Mayday! (1981) ... (special effects)
- Zack and the Magic Factory (1981) ... (special effects - as Dick Albain)
- Arthur the Kid (1981) ... (special effects)
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1979) ... (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1980 The Private Eyes (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1980 The Kidnapping of the President (special effects)
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- The Incredible Book Escape (1980) ... (special effects)
 1980 Don't Answer the Phone! (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1979 Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (special effects)
 1979 Bog (special effects)
 1979 Hot Rod (TV Movie) (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1979 Real Life (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie) (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1977 Rooster: Spurs of Death! (special effects - as Dick Albains)
 1977 New York, New York (special effects)
 1977 Quark (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Quark (1977) ... (special effects)
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Funhouse (1977) ... (special effects)
 1976 Shadow of the Hawk (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1976 Black Heat (special effects)
 1976 Death Machines (special effects - uncredited)
 1975 Peeper (special effects - as Richard Albain Sr)
 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion (special effects)
 1975 Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie) (special effects - as Richard Albaine)
 1975 Black Lolita (special effects - as Dick Albaine)
 1974 Seven Alone (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1974 Shanks (special effects)
 1974 The Get-Man (special effects)
 1974 Where the Red Fern Grows (special effects consultant - as Dick Albain)
 1974 Busting (special effects)
 1973 Firehouse (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1972 Asylum of Satan (special effects)
 1972 Up the Sandbox (special effects - as Richard F. Albain)
 1972 The Mechanic (special effects - as Richard F. Albain)
 1965-1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (special effects - 128 episodes)
- My Master, the Chili King (1970) ... (special effects)
- One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind (1970) ... (special effects)
- Hurricane Jeannie (1970) ... (special effects)
- An Astronaut in Sheep's Clothing (1970) ... (special effects)
- Eternally Yours, Jeannie (1970) ... (special effects)
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint? (special effects)
 1964-1966 Bewitched (TV Series) (special effects - 53 episodes)
- Samantha Meets the Folks (1966) ... (special effects)
- Maid to Order (1966) ... (special effects)
- The Magic Cabin (1965) ... (special effects)
- A Vision of Sugar Plums (1965) ... (special effects)
- Speak the Truth (1965) ... (special effects)
 1965 The Outlaws Is Coming (special effects)
 1964 Strait-Jacket (special effects)
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club (special effects - uncredited)
 1961 Valley of the Dragons (special effects - as Dick Albain)
 1960 13 Ghosts (special effects - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Dick Albain | Richard F. Albain | Dick Albaine | Richard Albaine | Dick Albains | Dick Albane | Richard Albain Sr

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Personal Quote:

(After being told by the producers of Death Machines (1976) that he was hired because he was so helpful to them over the phone) "I try to help all producers out because maybe one day they will use me."


In Bewitched episode #10, "Just One Happy Family", Endora sits on a box of butter in the refrigerator with the label of "Albain Butter - Distributed by Albain Creamery". See more »

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