Richard Libertini Biography

Birthday: 1933-05-21
Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Wiki Biography: Richard Libertini was born in E. Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents who had come to America from southern Italy. Having grown up in a household where both Italian and English were spoken, he developed an ear for foreign accents. A facility he would later use to advantage on stage and in films. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston, and for a while earned a living as a trumpet player in the Boston area. Later, he moved to New York, where he teamed up with two former college classmates, MacIntyre Dixon and Lynda Segal, to create an off-Broadway revue called "Stewed Prunes." (This was during the coffee house revolution in the 1960s. Bob Dylan was playing around the corner.) The show was quite successful and after running a year in New York they took it on the road. While playing Chicago, he was asked to join the renowned Second City Improvisational Theatre Group, an association which continues to the present. After a number of years doing stage work in New York (Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water (1969) and Paul Sills' "Story Theatre" (1971) among many others) he eventually moved to L.A. where he began doing films. Three of his most memorable characters are the Spanish-American dictator in The In-Laws (1979) with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, the Tibetan Mystic in All of Me (1984) with Steve Martin, and Lily Tomlin and the justice of the peace in Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds. Other films include Fletch (1985) with Chevy Chase and Popeye (1980) with Robin Williams.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Three on a Date 1978 Comedy
Family Man (1988) Shelly Tobin 1988 - 1988
The Fanelli Boys Father Angelo Lombardi 1990 Comedy
Pacific Station Det. Richard Capparelli 1991 Comedy
A Grandpa For Christmas 2007 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Fire Sale 1978 Comedy
Days of Heaven 1978 Drama, Romance
Soup For One 1982 Comedy
Deal of the Century 1983
Going Berserk 1983
All of Me Prahka Lasa 1984
Fletch Frank Walker 1985 Game Show, 0
Big Trouble Dr. Lopez 1986 Comedy
Fletch Lives Frank Walker 1989 0, Comedy
Animal Behavior Doctor Parrish 1989 Comedy, Romance
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Dijon 1990 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Lemon Sisters Nicholas Panas 1990 Comedy, Drama
Awakenings 1990 Drama
Nell 1994 Drama
Telling You Mr. P 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The 4th Tenor Vincenzo 2004 Comedy, Music, Romance
Everybody Wants to be Italian 2009 Comedy, Romance
Betrayed 2018 0, Game Show