Attended Belmont High School in Los Angeles.
Attended Virgil Junior High School on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Today it's known as Virgil Middle School.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 111-112. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Crenna had a recurring role on "Judging Amy" (1999) as Jared Duff, the fiancé of Maxine Gray, Tyne Daly's character. His unexpected death prompted the writers of the series to have his character die unexpectedly as well, just before Jared and Maxine were to be married. The 2003 episode, entitled "Requiem," was dedicated to Crenna's memory.
Crenna's character, Col. Denton Walters, in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), is a tip of the hat to his old character Walter Denton in the radio and television series "Our Miss Brooks" (1952).
He spoofed his role from the Rambo films in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).
His mother is named Penni.
Liked playing golf.
Member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Southern California.
Richard has three children - Seana, a social worker (b. 1955); Richard Anthony Crenna, an actor (b. 1962); and Maria, a CBS Vice-president (b. 1966). He also has two grandchildren - Emma (b. 1994) and Isabella (b. 1997).
Was successfully treated for thyroid cancer, which almost claimed his voice.