Lee Richardson Biography

Birthday: 1926-09-11
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Wiki Biography: Born in Chicago in 1926, Richardson trained for the stage at the Goodman Theatre there. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he moved to New York and worked in off-Broadway productions. In the 1950s, he worked on television drama programs. In the 1960s, he moved to Minneapolis where he was one of the founders of the Guthrie Theater. In addition to being a popular character actor, he was also a popular voice for television commercials and had more than 100 ads to his credit. IMDb Mini Biography By: pdoreilly Mini Biography Born in Chicago, he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, , where he was able to consume the works of Shakespeare and Coward.Studied prelaw at Loyola University before moving into Chicago's Goodman Theater School. By age 24, performed in Off Broadway production of "Summer and Smoke" with Geraldine Page. Also appeared in numerous live TV productions with "Studio One" and "Playhouse 90;" in all over 250 appearances. Helped found Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and worked there with Zoe Caldwell, Jessica Tandy and her husband Hume Cronyn.In 1973 nominated for a Tony for his role in "Vivat! Vivat Regina!" Wsa a favorite character actor of movie director Sidney Lumet, and of producers of TV commercials as well, who hired him to perform at least 100 spots. His frequent stage roles requiring an English accent had many convinced for years that he was, in fact, a British actor.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Capital News 1990 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987
Sweet Lorraine Sam 1987 Drama
The Believers Dennis Maslow 1987 Drama, Horror, Mystery
Tiger Warsaw Michael Warsaw 1988
Laura Lansing Slept Here 1988 Comedy
The Fly II Anton Bartok 1989
The Exorcist III University President 1990 Game Show, Reality Tv
Q & A Leo Bloomenfeld 1990 Crime, Drama
A Stranger Among Us 1992 Crime, Drama, Romance
Skylark 1993 Drama