Richard Gilliland (1950–2021)


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Richard Gilliland was born on January 23, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Designing Women (1986) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He was married to Jean Smart and Lindsay Harrison. He died on March 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Designing Women J.D. Shackelford
(1986-1991)
Dark Skies Jesse Marcel
(1996)

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 2020 Case 347
Gustaf Berchum
 2017-2018 Imposters (TV Series)
Arlen Jonson
- Maybe/Definitely (2018) ... Arlen Jonson
- Old Unresolved Shit (2018) ... Arlen Jonson
- Always Forward, Never Back (2017) ... Arlen Jonson
- Cohen, Lenny Cohen. (2017) ... Arlen Jonson
 2017 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Bob Orci
- False Flag (2017) ... Bob Orci
 2015 Highly Evolved Human (TV Series)
- First Chemo (2015)
 2008-2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Stan Brock / Charlene 'Living Doll' / Mr. Steiner
- Rubbery Homicide (2014) ... Stan Brock / Charlene 'Living Doll'
- 19 Down (2008) ... Mr. Steiner
 2014 Parts Per Billion
Anchor 1
 2013 Deadline: The Nikki Finke Story (Short)
Nikki's Husband
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
Hugh
 2012 Scandal (TV Series)
Barry
- Spies Like Us (2012) ... Barry
 2012 The Flipside (TV Series short)
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Congressman Morganthall
- Miracle Day: Dead of Night (2011) ... Congressman Morganthall
 2010 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Dr. Brent Avedon / Dr. Avedon
- The Chase (2010) ... Dr. Brent Avedon
- How About a Friendly Shrink? (2010) ... Dr. Avedon
 2009 Dexter (TV Series)
Eddie Noonan
- Remains to Be Seen (2009) ... Eddie Noonan
 2007 The Unit (TV Series)
Ellis Kapp
- Every Step You Take (2007) ... Ellis Kapp
 2006 24 (TV Series)
Stan Cotter
- Day 5: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2006) ... Stan Cotter
 2006 The Powder Puff Principle (Short)
Andy
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Charles Monroe
- Intruded (2004) ... Charles Monroe
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
McHenry (voice)
 2003 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Mayor Albert Dunbar
- The Devil Made Me Do It (2003) ... Mayor Albert Dunbar
- Death Be Not Whatever (2003) ... Mayor Albert Dunbar
 2003 Audrey's Rain (TV Movie)
Terry Lloyd
 2002 Vampire Clan
Sgt. Ben Odom
 2002 Home Room
Mr. Cartwright
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Frank
- You Say Gay Son I Say Godson (2001) ... Frank
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Dr. Brent Reynolds
- Spoil the Child (2000) ... Dr. Brent Reynolds
 1997-1998 Party of Five (TV Series)
Mr. Reeves
- Separation Anxiety (1998) ... Mr. Reeves
- Past Imperfect (1997) ... Mr. Reeves
- What a Drag (1997) ... Mr. Reeves
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Attorney Walter Myron
- Food Chains (1998) ... Attorney Walter Myron
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Neil Jessop
- Exposing Johnson (1998) ... Neil Jessop
 1997 Star Kid
Roland Griffith
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Fred Meanwell
- Downsized (1997) ... Fred Meanwell
 1997 Two Small Voices (TV Movie)
Louis McClennon
 1997 Dog Watch (Video)
Orlanser
 1996 Playing Dangerous 2
Jack Harrison
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Jesse Marcel
- Hostile Convergence (1996) ... Jesse Marcel
- Moving Targets (1996) ... Jesse Marcel
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Stan Miller
- Something Blue (1996) ... Stan Miller
 1996 The Man Next Door (TV Movie)
Moe Hurley
 1995 The West Side Waltz (TV Movie)
Neil
 1991-1995 Matlock (TV Series)
Jeffrey Spidell / Gil Stoddard
- The Target (1995) ... Jeffrey Spidell
- The Defendant (1993) ... Gil Stoddard
- The Strangler (1991) ... Jeffrey Spidell
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
Russ
 1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
John Fulton
- Child Molester: Part 2 (1994) ... John Fulton
- Child Molester: Part 1 (1994) ... John Fulton
 1994 Winnetka Road (TV Series)
Jason Peterson
- The Real Wisconsin (1994) ... Jason Peterson
- The White Zone (1994) ... Jason Peterson
 1991-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Charles Weatherly / Steve Landon
- The Legacy of Borbey House (1993) ... Charles Weatherly
- Thursday's Child (1991) ... Steve Landon
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie)
Tom Worth
 1992 Just My Imagination (TV Movie)
Carl Chester
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Frank / Raven
- I've Got Batman in My Basement (1992) ... Frank / Raven (voice)
 1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Don Cramer
- Happy as a Clam (1992) ... Don Cramer
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Elliot Edwards
- You'll Never Know (1992) ... Elliot Edwards
 1991 Bad Attitudes (TV Movie)
Jurgen
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Robert Geller
- Part of the Plan (1991) ... Robert Geller
 1986-1991 Designing Women (TV Series)
J.D. Shackelford
- Maybe Baby (1991) ... J.D. Shackelford
- Nightmare from Hee Haw (1989) ... J.D. Shackelford
- Ms. Meal Ticket (1989) ... J.D. Shackelford
- Big Haas and Little Falsie (1988) ... J.D. Shackelford (uncredited)
- Reservations for 12, Plus Ursula (1988) ... J.D. Shackelford
 1990 Escape
Heavy #4
 1989-1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Jeffrey Milgrom
- The Distance (1990) ... Jeffrey Milgrom
- Control (1990) ... Jeffrey Milgrom
- Three Year Itch (1990) ... Jeffrey Milgrom
- Her Cup Runneth Over (1990) ... Jeffrey Milgrom
- Once a Mermaid (1990) ... Jeffrey Milgrom
 1990 A Killing in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Dale Morrison
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Dr. J. Wexler / Joe Wexler
- Only the Good Die Young (1990) ... Dr. J. Wexler
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Joe Wexler
 1989 Heartland (TV Series)
Tom Stafford
- The Wild One (1989) ... Tom Stafford
- No Place Like Home (1989) ... Tom Stafford
- The Dog Story (1989) ... Tom Stafford
- The Sky Is Falling (1989) ... Tom Stafford
- Life and Death (1989) ... Tom Stafford
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Ted
- Stress (1989) ... Ted
 1988 Police Story: Monster Manor (TV Movie)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Hank
- Whattley by the Bay (1988) ... Hank
 1987 Valerie (TV Series)
Mr. Gordon
- Love with the Proper Hogan (1987) ... Mr. Gordon
 1987 Night Court (TV Series)
Brian Kapshaw
- The Constitution: Part 1 (1987) ... Brian Kapshaw
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Ralph Ormond
- Turning Point (1987) ... Ralph Ormond
 1987 Brothers (TV Series)
Virgil
- The Farmer Always Rings Twice (1987) ... Virgil
 1986 Happy Hour
Blakely
 1986 Acceptable Risks (TV Movie)
David Kohler
 1986 Mary (TV Series)
- Same Old Song (1986)
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Tim Fitzsimmons
- Loss of Power (1985) ... Tim Fitzsimmons
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Joe
- Obsessions (1985) ... Joe
 1985 Embassy (TV Movie)
Ted Davidson
 1985 Challenge of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Will Brodsky
 1983 Just Our Luck (TV Series)
Keith Burrows
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Burrows (1983) ... Keith Burrows
- Keith's Car Crusade (1983) ... Keith Burrows
- King Kahommi's Curse (1983) ... Keith Burrows
- Ballad of Dead Eye Dick (1983) ... Keith Burrows
- Wedding Bell Shablues (1983) ... Keith Burrows
 1981-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Brad / Bud Simmons
- The Wedding Picture/Castaways (1983) ... Brad
- High Off the Hog/Reprisal (1981) ... Bud Simmons
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Pervis
 1982 A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (TV Movie)
Arlington 'Jonesy' Wescott Jones III
 1982 Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (TV Movie)
Arlington Wescott 'Jonesy' Jones III
 1982 A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (TV Movie)
Arlington Wescott 'Jonesy' Jones III
 1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Arlington Wescott 'Jonesy' Jones
- The Tempest (1981) ... Arlington Wescott 'Jonesy' Jones
- The Whirlwind (1981) ... Arlington Wescott 'Jonesy' Jones
 1980 The Night the Bridge Fell Down (TV Movie)
Harvey Lewis (as Richard M. Gilliland)
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Danny Mercer
- What Are Friends For? (1979) ... Danny Mercer
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini Series)
Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
- Part II (1978) ... Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
- Part I (1978) ... Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
 1977-1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Lt. Nick Holden
- Claire Voyant (1978) ... Lt. Nick Holden
- Matt on a Hot Pink Sub (1978) ... Lt. Nick Holden
- In Gossett We Trust (1978) ... Lt. Nick Holden
- Gallardo Joins Up (1978) ... Lt. Nick Holden
- Tostin Times Two (1978) ... Lt. Nick Holden
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Mark Taylor
- All I Could See from Where I Stood (1977) ... Mark Taylor
 1976-1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Sgt. Steve DiMaggio / Sgt. Philip DiMaggio
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Sgt. Steve DiMaggio
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... Sgt. Steve DiMaggio
- Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide (1977) ... Sgt. Steve DiMaggio
- Philip's Game (1977) ... Sgt. Steve DiMaggio
- Dark Sunrise (1977) ... Sgt. Steve DiMaggio
 1977 The White Buffalo
Corporal Kileen
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Kingston
- Upward Mobility (1976) ... Kingston
 1976 The Bureau (TV Movie)
Agent Paul Browning
 1976 Stay Hungry
Hal
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Ronnie Morgan
- An End and a Beginning (1975) ... Ronnie Morgan
 1975 Bug
Gerald Metbaum
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
David Weldman
- Heel of the Tyrant (1974) ... David Weldman
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Canford
- I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (1974) ... Canford
 1974 The Family Kovack (TV Movie)
Lenni Kovack
 1974 Unwed Father (TV Movie)
Jeff
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Alternate Names:

Richard M. Gilliland

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Jean Smart  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

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Connor Douglas Gilliland | See more »
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Gilliland had a career on stage in Los Angeles, Chicago and off-Broadway in New York, appearing in productions such as "Amadeus," "Cops," "Beyond Therapy" and "Little Egypt.". See more »

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