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Richard Lane (I) (1899–1982)

Richard Lane was born on May 28, 1899 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Big Wheel (1949), The Phantom Thief (1946) and After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943). He died on September 5, 1982 in Newport Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Wheel Reno Riley
The Phantom Thief Inspector John Farraday
Meet Boston Blackie Inspector Faraday


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 1978 The One and Only (uncredited)
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Roller Rink Announcer (as Dick Lane)
 1972 Kansas City Bomber
Len (as Dick Lane)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Announcer
- Bronco Bustin' Munster (1965) ... The Announcer (as Dick Lane)
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Racetrack Announcer (uncredited)
 1964 The Killers
Demolition Derby Announcer (uncredited)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Superbo Television Spokesman (uncredited)
 1959 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Marshal Moran
- Beaver Plays Hooky (1959) ... Marshal Moran (as Dick Lane)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jake Ellis
- Ringside Padre (1956) ... Jake Ellis (as Dick Lane)
 1950 The Admiral Was a Lady
Marty Gruber
 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story
Clay Hopper
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
Colonel Ed Harrison
 1950 Quicksand
Lt. Nelson
 1950 Hold That Monkey (Short)
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Sergeant Mullin
 1949 The Big Wheel
Reno Riley (as Dick Lane)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss
Radio D.J. (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
City Attorney (uncredited)
 1949 Flung by a Fling (Short)
Sgt. Dick Lane
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Michael Gilhuly
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Inspector William R. Farraday
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Herbert Pendelton
 1949 He's in Again (Short)
 1948 The Creeper
Insp. Fenwick
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Boston Braves' coach
 1948 Pardon My Lamb Chop (Short)
Dick, Shell-shocked Veteran
 1948 Trapped by Boston Blackie
Inspector Farraday
 1948 The Return of the Whistler
Gaylord Traynor
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Street Vendor
 1948 Two Nuts in a Rut (Short)
Richard Lane, producer
 1947 Devil Ship
Capt. 'Biff' Brown
 1947 Wedding Belle (Short)
Dick Lane
 1947 Training for Trouble (Short)
Richard Lane
 1947 Out of the Blue
Detective Noonan
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Serial Director
 1947 Song of Scheherazade
 1947 KTLA Premiere (TV Movie)
 1946 Boston Blackie and the Law
Insp. John Farraday
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Jefferson Lang
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
 1946 Pardon My Terror (Short)
 1946 Hot Water (Short)
 1946 Monkey Businessmen (Short)
Mr. Jordan (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Ain't Love Cuckoo? (Short)
Dick Lane
 1946 The Phantom Thief
Inspector John Farraday
 1946 Talk About a Lady
Duke Randall
 1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie
Inspector Farraday
 1946 Girl on the Spot
'Weepy' McGurk
 1945 High Blood Pleasure (Short)
 1945 Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
Inspector John Farraday
 1945 Wonder Man
Assistant District Attorney
 1945 The Bullfighters
'Hot Shot' Coleman
 1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
Insp. John Farraday
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Furness - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Al Haley
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Near-sighted Man at Ballroom
 1945 What a Blonde
 1944 Brazil
Edward Graham
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Walter Rogers
 1944 One Mysterious Night
Inspector Farraday
 1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine
Marty Allen
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Sgt. 'Alphabet' Czeidrowski
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
J. Huntington McMasters
 1944 Take It Big
Eddie Hampton
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Detective Sergeant Donovan
 1944 Slightly Terrific
Mike Hamilton
 1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
Insp. John Farraday
 1943 Crazy House
S. E. Hanley
 1943 Corvette K-225
Vice Admiral
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Barney Johnson (uncredited)
 1943 Fired Wife
Orin Tracy
 1943 Don't Be a Sucker (Short)
Soapbox Orator (uncredited)
 1943/I Swing Your Partner
Mr. Lane
 1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Inspector Farraday
 1943 It Ain't Hay
 1943 Air Force
Maj. W.G. Roberts
 1942 Arabian Nights
 1942 Time to Kill
Lt. Breeze
 1942 Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
Inspector Farraday
 1942 A-Haunting We Will Go
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Police Sgt. Patrick Doyle
 1942 Drums of the Congo
 1942 Alias Boston Blackie
Inspector Farraday
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Agent Don Ames
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Harry the Horse
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Pete Conway (uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
 1941 Confessions of Boston Blackie
Inspector Farraday
 1941 Riders of the Purple Sage
Steve Oldring
 1941 Man at Large
Editor Grundy
 1941 Navy Blues
'Rocky' Anderson
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Charles J. Willoughby
 1941 Tight Shoes
Allan McGrath
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Mr. Jackman
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm
Mike Armstrong
 1941 Sunny
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Flight Commander
 1941 The Penalty
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Recruiting Officer
 1941 Meet Boston Blackie
Inspector Faraday
 1941 Meet the Chump
Slugs Bennett
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Dan Thomas
 1941 Respect the Law (Short)
George Johnson
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Mr. Hewitt
 1940 Margie
Mr. Dixon
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Cleats Slater
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches
Bill Daly
 1940 Hired Wife
 1940 Boom Town
Ass't. District Attorney
 1940 Brother Orchid
Mugsy O'Day
 1940 The Biscuit Eater
Harvey McNeil
 1940 Sandy Is a Lady
Philip Jarvis
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Buddy Bartell
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Lt. Lake
 1940 City of Chance
Marty Connors
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Sam Vaughn (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Reagan (uncredited)
 1939 Main Street Lawyer
Ballou, Marco's Lawyer
 1939 Drunk Driving (Short)
 1939 Sued for Libel
Smiley Dugan
 1939 Hero for a Day
 1939 The Escape
David Clifford
 1939 The Day the Bookies Wept
Ramsey Firpo
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Kit Carson
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Barney Basely
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Jerry Brody
 1939 Unexpected Father
Leo Murphy - Booking Agent
 1939 It Could Happen to You
District Attorney Gibson
 1939 For Love or Money
 1939 Union Pacific
Sam Reed
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
Agent Carmichael
 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island
Commissioner Gordon
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Joe Arnold
 1938 The Last Warning
Steve Felson
 1938 His Exciting Night
Homer Carslake
 1938 Exposed
Tony Mitchell
 1938 Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
Assistant Coach 'Offsides' Jones
 1938 Carefree
Henry - Country Club Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1938 I'm from the City
Captain Oliver 'Ollie' Fitch
 1938 Hunting Trouble (Short)
 1938 The Jitters (Short)
Dance Studio Manager
 1938 The Saint in New York
Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1938 Blind Alibi
 1938 Joy of Living
Harvey (uncredited)
 1938 Go Chase Yourself
 1938 This Marriage Business
Joe Selby
 1938 Maid's Night Out
Barker for Octopus Concession (uncredited)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
Circus Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Radio City Revels
 1938 Ears of Experience (Short)
The Boss
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Steve Devers
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Hugo Wells
 1938 The Dummy Owner (Short) (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Wise Girl
 1937 Hitting a New High
Owner of the Chez Suzette Nightclub (uncredited)
 1937 Danger Patrol
 1937 Many Unhappy Returns (Short)
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
Red Watson
 1937 Should Wives Work? (Short)
 1937 The Life of the Party
Hotel Manager
 1937 Flight from Glory
Mr. Hanson
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Tourist Bus Driver
 1937 New Faces of 1937
Broker Harry Barnes
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Iceman (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Editor Tim J. Whelan
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Detective Mac McGrath
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
 1937 The Woman I Love
Florence's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1936 Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (Short)
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1936 Punch and Beauty (Short)
Russ Biff
 1936 For the Love of Pete (Short)
McSwat's Manager
 1936 Shop Talk (Short)
Bill Hobbs
 1936 They're Off (Short)
 1932 Speaking of Operations (Short)
Mr. Maxwell (as Dick Lane)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(Late 1940s) Co-hosted (w.Bud Stefan) "Hollywood R.S.V.P." on KTLA-TV, Hollywood, CA. See more »

Alternate Names:

Dick Lane

Did You Know?


In the early 1940s, while working at Paramount Pictures, Dick Lane watched as television genius Klaus Landsberg worked on the studio's experimental TV station, W6XYZ. On January 22, 1947, KTLA became the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi and Dick was one its first on-camera personalities. On the Spade Cooley Show, he wore cowboy chaps and became known as "Leather Britches", ... See more »


Yelled "Whooooaaaah Nellie" everytime something happened during his announcing of Hot Rod Derby, Roller Derby, and Wrestling.

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