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Richard Compton (I) (1938–2007)

Writer/director/producer Richard Compton was born on March 2, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his career in the early 1960s making government propaganda movies for the United States Information Agency. His debut feature "The French Way", was never released in America. Compton followed this film with the nifty biker flick Angels Die Hard (1970)... See full bio »

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Known For

Babylon 5 Director
(1993-1994)
The Gun Runner Director
(1969)
Angels Die Hard Director
(1970)
(1974)

Filmography

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 2005 Home for the Holidays (TV Movie) (directed by)
 2002-2005 JAG (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Capital Crime (2002)
 2003 Peacemakers (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 The Division (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Lying Game (2001)
 2000-2001 The X-Files (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Medusa (2001)
- Invocation (2000)
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Liar's Poker (2000)
- Far from Home (2000)
 2000 The District (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Worst Block (2000)
 1999-2000 Profiler (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- On Your Marks (2000)
- Besieged (2000)
- Old Ghosts (1999)
- Otis, California (1999)
 1999-2000 Get Real (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Support System (2000)
- Big Numbers (1999)
 1998-1999 Charmed (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Dead Man Dating (1998)
 1996-1999 Sliders (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- New Gods for Old (1999)
- Virtual Slide (1998)
- Dinoslide (1997)
 1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Descent (1998)
 1998 The Sentinel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Prisoner X (1998)
 1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Scorned (1998)
 1998 Players (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Con-Vivants (1998)
- Con-traband (1998)
 1997 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bogey Man (1997)
 1996-1997 The Burning Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Critical Mass (1997)
- Lethal Injection (1996)
 1996 Home Improvement (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 Pointman (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- That's Amore (1995)
 1995 The Commish (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Brooklyn (1995)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Eyes Beyond (1994)
 1994 Hawkeye (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Child (1994)
- The Bear (1994)
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Murder Most Vial (1994)
 1993-1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Grail (1994)
- Believers (1994)
- The War Prayer (1994)
- Infection (1994)
 1992 The Keys (TV Movie)
 1990-1992 L.A. Law (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- All About Sleaze (1992)
 1991 Under Cover (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Super Force (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Survivors (1991)
 1990 Over My Dead Body (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 Super Force (TV Movie)
 1990 Kojak: It's Always Something (TV Movie)
 1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw (TV Movie)
 1987-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Line of Fire (1988)
- Mirror Image (1988)
- The Big Thaw (1987)
 1989 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (TV Movie)
 1985-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- First Light (1987)
- Coal Black Soul (1987)
- Nocturne (1986)
 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Haven (1987)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Barrington (1987)
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Single in Heaven (1987)
 1986 Kay O'Brien (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Taking the Heat (1986)
 1985 Hotel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Celebrations (1985)
 1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Assassin (1985)
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Arabian (1985)
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sanctuary (1985)
- Cop Killer (1985)
- The Inside Man (1985)
 1985 Otherworld (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Give Unto Caesar (1984)
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Class Act (1984)
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hotshoes (1983)
- The Black Widow (1983)
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1979 Ravagers
 1978 Deadman's Curve (TV Movie)
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fatal Image (1974)
 1974 Macon County Line (directed by)
 1969 The Gun Runner (as R.B. Compton)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Dick Compton | R.B. Compton | Dick Dangerfield

Spouse:

Veronica Cartwright  (his death)  (1 child)
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