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Richard Simmons (I)

Richard Simmons was born on July 12, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for What Women Want (2000), CHiPs (1977) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992). See full bio »

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 1979-2013 General Hospital (TV Series)
Richard Simmons / Richard
- Episode #1.12781 (2013) ... Richard
- Episode #1.12775 (2013) ... Richard Simmons
- Episode dated 22 February 1982 (1982) ... Richard Simmons
- Episode dated 25 January 1982 (1982) ... Richard Simmons
- Episode #1.4419 (1980) ... Richard Simmons
 2010-2012 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Coach Salmons
- Principal Bea (2012) ... Coach Salmons (voice)
- Little Fish Sunshine (2012) ... Coach Salmons (voice)
- Rock Yeti Lobster (2012) ... Coach Salmons (voice)
- Fish School Musical (2011) ... Coach Salmons (voice)
- We've Got Fish Spirit (2011) ... Coach Salmons (voice)
 2003-2004 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- The One Where They Build a House (2004) ... Richard Simmons
- Bringing Up Buster (2003) ... Richard Simmons
 2004 Johnny Bravo (TV Series short)
Richard Simmons / Little Ricky Simmons
- Get Shovelized/T Is for Trouble (2004) ... Richard Simmons / Little Ricky Simmons (voice)
 2000 What Women Want
Richard Simmons (uncredited)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Physedipus (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Big Games (1998) ... Physedipus (voice)
- Hercules and the Hostage Crisis (1998) ... Physedipus (voice)
- Hercules and the Visit from Zeus (1998) ... Physedipus (voice)
 1995 All My Children (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Episode dated 21 June 1995 (1995) ... Richard Simmons
 1993 Rocko's Modern Life (TV Series)
Aerobics Instructor
- No Pain, No Gain/Who Gives a Buck? (1993) ... Aerobics Instructor (voice)
 1992 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Harlan Deals-A-Meal (1992) ... Richard Simmons
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- The Warmth Episode (1992) ... Richard Simmons
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Richard Simmons Dinosaur
- Nature Calls (1992) ... Richard Simmons Dinosaur (voice)
 1985 From Here to Maternity (TV Movie)
Birthing Coach
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Remote Control Man (1985) ... Richard Simmons
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Teachers (1982) ... Richard Simmons
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Meet the New Guy (1982) ... Richard Simmons
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie)
Clown (uncredited)
 1969 Fellini Satyricon
Nymphomaniac's Slave (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (119 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-host, with Kinga Philipps, of an infomercial for his "Project Hope" (Health, Optimism, Passion, Energy) progressive workout system. See more »

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9 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)



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Personal Quote:

One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'. See more »


When Simmons was appearing with two of his weight-loss clients on the The Howard Stern Show (1990) in 1990, Stern taunted his clients by waving food in front of their faces using a fishing pole. A large roasted chicken was lowered from the ceiling as well, to the shock and dismay of Simmons's clients. One of those clients, Michael Hebranko, later ballooned to more than 1,000 pounds and had to be ... See more »


His afro and glittery leotards



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