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Dick Ryan (I) (1896–1969)

Dick Ryan was born on August 25, 1896 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Red Skelton Hour (1951), Once Upon a Horse... (1958) and Mr. Wise Guy (1942). He died on August 12, 1969 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Skelton Hour Agricultural Awards Host / Barber Customer / Barbershop Customer / Bartender / Caddy-Golfer Sketch / Deadeye's Cameraman / Fight Manager / Jessup the Butler / McPugg Sketch / Mr. Brown - Newspaper Reporter / Mr. Ryan-Pasquale Sketch / Newspaper Reporter-Weepy Skit / Poker Player / Reporter, McPugg Sketch / Rufe / Slim / The Human Fly / Willie Skit / the Jailor
Once Upon a Horse... Henry Dick Coryell
Mr. Wise Guy Jed Miller
Bowery Blitzkrieg Police Lt.


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 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- Don't Miss a Good Bet (1967) ... Mr. Wilson
 1953-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Waiter / Delivery Man / Mr. Peabody / ...
- Ozzie-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Mr. Peabody
- Harriet's Quiz (1964) ... Maitre d'
- David Takes a Client to Dinner (1963) ... Headwaiter
- Lending Money to Wally (1962) ... Waiter
- The Special Cake (1962) ... Waiter
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
Director (uncredited)
 1964 Law of the Lawless
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator (uncredited)
 1962 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Professor Richards
- Sunday Dinner (1962) ... Professor Richards
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Dr. Hodges (uncredited)
 1961 Ada
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bank Guard / The Undertaker
- Incident of the Wager on Payday (1961) ... Bank Guard
- Incident of the Widowed Dove (1959) ... The Undertaker
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
- Sesame Key (1961) ... Superintendent
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Police Stenogapher
- Hired to Kill a Cop (1960) ... Police Stenogapher
 1960 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Studio Gateman
- Site Unseen (1960) ... Studio Gateman
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Burt Mason
- Bat Trap (1960) ... Burt Mason
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
- Revenge (1960) ... Jed
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Bartender (uncredited)
 1951-1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Slim / the Jailor / Bartender / ...
- Deadeye Turns in His Badge (1959) ... Slim
- Deadeye and Slim Jim (1959) ... the Jailor
- San Fernando Loses the Dixie Queen (1959) ... Bartender
- Deadeye, the Indian Scout (1958) ... Rufe
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Tad Collins
- Every Man a Witness (1958) ... Tad Collins
 1958 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- The New Dog (1958) ... Mr. Green
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Man (uncredited)
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Henry Dick Coryell
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Nurse (uncredited)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mr. Hill
- The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958) ... Mr. Hill (as Richard Ryan)
 1958 I Married a Woman
Official (uncredited)
 1954-1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Preacher / Mr. Day / Kevin O'Houlihan
- Railroad Station Program (1958) ... Preacher
- Jack Visits Dennis' Home (1955) ... Mr. Day
- The Life of Jack Benny (1954) ... Kevin O'Houlihan
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Bradley - Butler / Second Bum
- The Doris Winslow Story (1958) ... Bradley - Butler
- The Joe Iris Story (1955) ... Second Bum
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
 1957 Loving You
Mack - Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1957 The Lonely Man
Old Man (uncredited)
 1957 Beau James
Policeman (uncredited)
 1957 The D.I.
Waiter (uncredited)
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Susan's Father
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Last Strand (1957) ... Attendant
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
- Lost Jacket (1956) ... Butler
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy
Duncan Murphy Sr. / Duncan Murphy Jr. at Age 70 (uncredited)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
Wilbur Evanston
- The Big Deal (1956) ... Wilbur Evanston
 1956 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Army Colonel
- The Great Land Purchase (1956) ... Army Colonel
 1956 Ransom!
Sidewalk Onlooker (uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1955 It's a Dog's Life
Barker (uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Detective Ryan
- Public Pigeon #1 (1955) ... Detective Ryan
 1955 The Naked Street
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Bert Hicks, Lodgekeeper (uncredited)
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
 1954 Black Tuesday
Electrician Checking Electric Chair (uncredited)
 1954 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Nightclub Man #2 (uncredited)
 1954 Rogue Cop
Elevator Man (uncredited)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Auto Garage Repairman (uncredited)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Hammond (uncredited)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Burke (uncredited)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Above and Beyond
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Musician (uncredited)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Carnival Barker (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Midway Barker (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Henry - Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Twilight Song (1952) ... (as Richard Ryan)
 1951 Starlift
Doctor (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Station Master (uncredited)
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Minister (uncredited)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Michael (uncredited)
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1950 Mister 880
U.S. Marshal (uncredited)
 1950 Born to Be Bad
 1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Secret Fury
Postman (uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Apartment House Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Gus, Policeman (uncredited)
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Waiter at Cocktail Lounge (uncredited)
 1949 Abandoned
Third Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1949 Easy Living
Danny, Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Clark O'Ryan
 1949 Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters
Grogan (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 House of Strangers
Announcer (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Carnival Barker (uncredited)
 1949 The Life of Riley
Moe (uncredited)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
Waiter (as Richard Ryan)
 1948 Ruthless
Servant (uncredited)
 1948 Call Northside 777
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Hawker (uncredited)
 1946 Bringing Up Father
 1946 Crack-Up
Reynolds' Butler (uncredited)
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Russian General (uncredited)
 1942 Smart Alecks
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy
Jed Miller
 1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg
Police Lt.
 1921 Beau Revel
Rossiter Wade (as Richard Ryan)
 1920 David and Jonathan
Jonathan Hawksley (as Richard Ryan)
 1917 Caught in the Act (Short)
 1917 The Black Mantilla (Short)
Huanto (as Richard Ryan)
 1917 'Twixt Love and Desire (Short)
Arthur (as Richard Ryan)
 1917 Is Money All? (Short)
Mr. Sardoni (as Richard Ryan)
 1917 The Scarlet Crystal
Billy Van Duyn
 1917 The Forbidden Game (Short)
Larry (as Richard Ryan)
 1917 Her Soul's Inspiration
Philip Carstairs (as Richard Ryan)
 1916 The Isle of Life
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Alternate Names:

Richard T. Ryan | Richard Ryan

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Vaudeville with his wife: "Dick and Mary."

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