Job Film and television actor
Years active 1947-present
Known for Senior officers, wise counsellors
Top Roles Henry Malvine, Maj. Saint, Chief Quinn, Col. Ralph Josten, Lucas
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Film Adaptation, Crime
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Aviation
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Producer),
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Richard Anderson Overview:

Character actor, Richard Anderson, was born Richard Norman Anderson on Aug 8, 1926 in Long Branch, NJ. Anderson appeared in over 180 film and TV roles. His best known films include Scaramouche (as Philippe de Valmorin), Dream Wife (as Henry Malvine), Forbidden Planet (as Chief Quinn) and The Long Hot Summer (as Alan Stewart). Anderson died at the age of 91 on Aug 31, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA .


Lean-faced and brainy-looking, Richard Anderson found a niche as senior officers and wise counsellors in successful TV series (most notably The Six Million Dollar Man) after his days as an MGM contract player were over.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



However he won one Honorary Award in 1981 -- Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson .

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1926 – 2017

By Marisa on Oct 4, 2017 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Better late than never, folks. , Timothy’s co-star in Paths of Glory (1957) (two years later they both appeared in The Gunfight at Dodge City, though not together), passed away on August 31 (my birthday!) of this year at the age of 91. He was of course best known for his role a... Read full article

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Richard Anderson Quotes:

Alan Stewart: My people have stood off Indians, Yankees, carpetbaggers. The least they could expect of me is to stand up to a Varner.

Max Steiner: It just irritates me to see anyone as brilliant as you make a jackass out of himself over someone like Artie Straus.

Chief Engineer Quinn: I'll bet any quantum mechanic in the service would give the rest of his life to fool around with this gadget.

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SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Sound Effects Editing) Oscar 1981

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Richard Anderson Facts
Studied at the Actors Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York.

In July 2005, appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Ty Hardin, Henry Darrow, Donna Douglas, Elena Verdugo, Jo Morrow, Ed Nelson and Lorna Gray.

In "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974), Richard's character worked for a government department called the OSI. In real life, he did an orientation video for a real government department called the OSI, which was very different from the fictional one.

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