Richard Venture (1923–2017)

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Richard Venture was born on November 12, 1923 in New Jersey, USA as Richard Charles Venturella. He was an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Missing (1982) and Scent of a Woman (1992). He was married to Katherine Catalano, Lorraine Venture, Olivia Cole and Grayce Grant. He died on December 19, 2017. See full bio »

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Known For

Heartbreak Ridge Colonel Meyers
(1986)
Missing U.S. Ambassador
(1982)
Scent of a Woman W.R. Slade
(1992)
Courage Under Fire Don Boylar
(1996)

Filmography

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 2001 Series 7: The Contenders
Franklin
 1991-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Douglas Greer
- Thin Ice (2000) ... Douglas Greer
- Family Business (1996) ... Douglas Greer
- Bitter Fruit (1995) ... Douglas Greer
- Performance (1995) ... Douglas Greer
- In Memory Of (1991) ... Douglas Greer
 2000 Now and Again (TV Series)
Delongpre
- Disco Inferno (2000) ... Delongpre
 1997 Red Corner
Ambassador Reed
 1996 Second Noah (TV Series)
Dr. Hollis
- Slings and Arrows (1996) ... Dr. Hollis
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Don Boylar
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
J. Lester Perry
 1994 Imaginary Crimes
Judge Klein
 1994 Muddling Through (TV Series)
Mr. Spivey
- Back by Demand (1994) ... Mr. Spivey
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Simmons
- The Big Slip (1994) ... Simmons
 1993 The Boys (TV Series)
Al Kozarian
- The Wicker Moosehead (1993) ... Al Kozarian
- Ninety-Five in the Shade (1993) ... Al Kozarian
- The Writing Class (1993) ... Al Kozarian
- Strike One, You're Out (1993) ... Al Kozarian
- Ladies' Night (1993) ... Al Kozarian
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Mack Brackman
- Showdown (1993) ... Mack Brackman
 1993 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
Mr. McKinley
- No Time Like the Future (1993) ... Mr. McKinley
- The Hollywood Country Club (1993) ... Mr. McKinley
 1992 Scent of a Woman
W.R. Slade
 1992 Coach (TV Series)
Lionel Carew
- The Patriot Bowl (1992) ... Lionel Carew
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
George Latimer
- Family Secrets (1992) ... George Latimer
 1992 A Private Matter (TV Movie)
Dr. Werner
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Leonard West
- The Letter (1992) ... Leonard West
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
 1987-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Edgar Bickford
- Here's a Neat Way to Tie Up the Loose Ends (1991) ... Edgar Bickford
- Here's a Rare Photo Opportunity (1990) ... Edgar Bickford
- Here's a Shot in the Dark (1989) ... Edgar Bickford
- Here's Talkin' to Yourself (1988) ... Edgar Bickford
- Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album (1988) ... Edgar Bickford (voice)
 1990 Navy Seals
Admiral Colker
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
Capt. Ed March
- The Line (1990) ... Capt. Ed March
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Abe Lassen
- Bound for Glory (1990) ... Abe Lassen
 1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... Arthur
 1989 The Final Days (TV Movie)
James St. Clair
 1989 The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
Dr. Davidson
 1989 Valerie (TV Series)
Mr. Marshall
- Viva Las Vegas (1989) ... Mr. Marshall
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Drew Mortimer
- The Facade (1987) ... Drew Mortimer
 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Mini-Series)
Nelson Prescott
 1987 Family Sins (TV Movie)
Judge
 1987 The Sicilian
Cardinal of Palermo
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Colonel Meyers
 1986 Touch and Go
Gower
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
Brevard Holt
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Dr. David Radley
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Milton
- Job Hunting (1986) ... Milton
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
- Follow the Yellow Gold Road (1985) ... Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
- Female of the Species (1985) ... Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
- The Arabian (1985) ... Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
- Murder Is a Novel Idea (1985) ... Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
- Hot Target (1985) ... Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli
 1985 Sara (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper
- Brief Encounter (1985) ... Mr. Cooper
- Meet Mr. Cooper (1985) ... Mr. Cooper
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
Ray
- On the Wire (1985) ... Ray
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Carl Barnett
- Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985) ... Carl Barnett
 1983-1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Doc Owens
- Send Her Ella (1984) ... Doc Owens
- The Girl from Manhattan (1983) ... Doc Owens
- I Enjoy Being a Guy (1983) ... Doc Owens
 1983 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
John Osborne
- Double Dealing (1983) ... John Osborne
- The Last Laugh (1983) ... John Osborne
- The Wages of Sin (1983) ... John Osborne
- Judge and Jury (1983) ... John Osborne
- Conspiracy (1983) ... John Osborne
 1983 Ryan's Four (TV Series)
- Heartaches (1983)
 1983 Casablanca (TV Series)
Dr. Toelke
- Master Builder's Woman (1983) ... Dr. Toelke
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Gough
- Part 3 (1983) ... Harry Gough
- Part 1 (1983) ... Harry Gough
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Pierce Benton
- Brain Drain (1983) ... Pierce Benton
 1983 Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (TV Movie)
Dan Hatten
 1983 Family Ties (TV Series)
Mr. Carlyle
- The Fugitive: Part 2 (1983) ... Mr. Carlyle
- The Fugitive: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Carlyle
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Mr. McClain
- Words (1982) ... Mr. McClain
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
Earl Dorius
 1982 Missing
U.S. Ambassador
 1981 Looker
Cindy's Father
 1981 The Violation of Sarah McDavid (TV Movie)
Mr. Hourgil
 1981 The Best Little Girl in the World (TV Movie)
Dr. Neil Holzer
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Art Barry
- The Fire Within (1981) ... Art Barry
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
Judge Harold Stankey
 1980 The Associates (TV Series)
Bob Woodson
- The Out of Town Trip (1980) ... Bob Woodson
 1980 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Kramer
- The First Christmas (1980) ... Kramer
 1980 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Simpson
- Chance of a Lifetime (1980) ... Simpson
- Hitchhike: Part 2 (1980) ... Simpson
- Hitchhike: Part 1 (1980) ... Simpson
 1980 My Kidnapper, My Love (TV Movie)
Geegee's Father
 1980 Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (TV Movie)
Alexander Sachs
 1980 Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (TV Movie)
Judge Richard Barber
 1980 The Hunter
Spota
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
Dr. Wellman
- Love in the Fast Lane (1980) ... Dr. Wellman
 1980 Off the Minnesota Strip (TV Movie)
Dr. Haas
 1980 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Harry Mercer
- Deadly Arena (1980) ... Harry Mercer
 1980 Family (TV Series)
Jim Hodges
- Hard Times (1980) ... Jim Hodges
 1979 Being There
Wilson
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Paul Henshaw
- The Journal (1979) ... Paul Henshaw
 1979 The Last Word
Ellinger
 1979 The Tenth Month (TV Movie)
Dr. Paul Jessup
 1979 The Onion Field
Det. Glenn Bates
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Jack Delbart
- Part III (1979) ... Col. Jack Delbart
- Part II (1979) ... Col. Jack Delbart
- Part I (1979) ... Col. Jack Delbart
 1978 The Phantom of the Open Hearth (TV Movie)
The Old Man
 1978 Carter Country (TV Series)
Chet
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Chief Arenson
 1978 Stickin' Together (TV Movie)
Lead Actor
 1978 The Betsy
Mark
 1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (TV Mini-Series)
Richard (uncredited)
 1975-1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Clay Hilliard / Detective Corman
- The Action (1978) ... Clay Hilliard
- Snowstorm (1975) ... Detective Corman
 1977 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Russell Walsh
- Barbara's Friend: Part 2 (1977) ... Russell Walsh
 1975-1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Robert Smith / Capt. Reardon
- Once More from Birdland (1977) ... Robert Smith
- Out of the Frying Pan... (1975) ... Capt. Reardon
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Doctor
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Bradshaw / Eddie Sims / Bushwelt
- Trigger Point (1977) ... Bradshaw
- The Blue Fog (1977) ... Eddie Sims
- The Malflores (1977) ... Bushwelt
 1977 Corey: For the People (TV Movie)
Roger
 1977 A Sensitive, Passionate Man (TV Movie)
Jack Morris
 1977 The Greatest
Colonel
 1977 Danger in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1977 Airport '77
Commander Paul Guay
 1977 Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Movie)
Joe Kane
 1976-1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Crist / Fred Metcalf
- The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 1 (1977) ... Dr. Benjamin Crist
- In Hazard (1976) ... Fred Metcalf
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Fergy
 1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Charles Relkie
- The Election (1976) ... Charles Relkie
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Mr. Billingsley
- Episode #1.110 (1976) ... Mr. Billingsley (credit only)
- Episode #1.109 (1976) ... Mr. Billingsley (uncredited)
- Episode #1.107 (1976) ... Mr. Billingsley (uncredited)
- Episode #1.85 (1976) ... Mr. Billingsley (credit only)
- Episode #1.81 (1976) ... Mr. Billingsley (uncredited)
 1976 The Practice (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- Jules and Eddie (1976) ... Mr. Miller
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
- Runaway (1976)
 1976 All the President's Men
Assistant Metro Editor
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Mini-Series)
Police Inspector
- Part I (1976) ... Police Inspector
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Pressure Point (1976)
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
DA Archie Allen
- To Still the Voice (1975) ... DA Archie Allen
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Matt Hunter Sr.
- Above and Beyond (1975) ... Matt Hunter Sr.
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Inspector Tyrac
- Lester Two (1975) ... Inspector Tyrac
 1974 Man on a Swing
Man in Motel
 1972 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Tom Gregory
- Episode #1.4697 (1972) ... Tom Gregory
 1965 Dark Intruder
The 1st Man
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Second Detective
- The World I Want (1964) ... Second Detective
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
J.P. Ramsey
- Collision Course (1963) ... J.P. Ramsey
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Jonathan Pierce (1991)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Passerby
- Seven Against the Wall (1958) ... Passerby
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(May 1 to June 8, 1969) He acted in Arthur Kopit's play, "Indians," in an American premiere at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Stacy Keach (Buffalo Bill Cody), Manu Tupou, Raul Julia, Morris Engle, Barry Primus, Howard Witt, Robert Prosky, Peter MacLean, Barton Heyman, Ed Rombola, Grayce Grant, Dimitra Arliss, ... See more »
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Died 31 days prior to his ex-wife, actress Olivia Cole. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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