|Born||in Enid, Oklahoma, USA|
|Died||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||John Richard Erdmann|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Character actor John Richard Erdmann was born on June 1, 1925 in Enid, Oklahoma, of Dutch descent. Raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Erdman and his single mother moved to Los Angeles, California in 1941 after his high school drama teacher told him he could make it in movies. Richard subsequently enrolled in Hollywood High School. Moreover, Erdman was immediately offered and quickly signed a contract at Warner Bros. while still a teenager upon meeting director Michael Curtiz in his office.
Often cast as amiable sailors, rowdy soldiers, or wisecracking best buddies, Richard's career in both films and television alike encompassed several decades starting in the mid-1940's and continued going strong well into the 2010's. Outside of acting, Erdman also directed two movies and some episodic television. Richard was acting almost right to the end. He died at age 93 on March 16, 2019.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders
|Sharon Randall||(29 January 1953 - 13 March 2016) ( her death) ( 1 child)|
|Leza Holland||(14 August 1948 - 1950) ( divorced)|