Richard Riehle Biography

Birthday: 1948-05-12
Place of Birth: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: The son of an assistant postmaster (Herbert John Riehle) and a nurse (Mary Margaret Riehle, née Walsh), Richard attended the University of Notre Dame, where he became heavily involved with the University Theatre. Appearing in such productions as "Luther", "Antigone", "Rhinoceros", "Romeo and Juliet", and "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", he also took on the task of stage manager on many of these productions, and it was not unusual to find him helping to build the sets or manage the costumes during this period. Graduating with a B.A. (cum laude) in 1970, Richard traveled to Salzburg and Innsbruck to study German, a language in which he is fluent. Progressing to Academy of Dramatic Art in Rochester, Michigan, Richard has had extensive experience as a stage actor, as well as teaching acting, and made his Broadway debut in 1986 with "Execution of Justice". One of his major triumphs in the theatre has been alongside Kevin Spacey in the acclaimed 1999 revival of O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh", in which he played the drunken, corrupt ex-cop Pat McGloin. Brief appearances in Rooster Cogburn, The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox, Joy Ride, and Twice in a Lifetime, as well as in such TV fare as Escape From Hell (1977), Joe Kennedy: The Forgotten Kennedy (1977), and the NBC series "Hot Pursuit" (1984) have disguised an expanding repertory theatre portfolio. Richard has also contributed to such diverse undertakings as Bay Area Radio's Eugene O'Neill Project (playing Smithers to Joe Morton's Brutis Jones in "The Emperor Jones") and the Adams-Jefferson Project of Carleton College, participating in a series of recordings of the correspondence between the two US Presidents. To this day, Richard has maintained his involvement in theatre workshops and encouraging the dramatic arts under the auspices of the Mark Taper Forum and A.S.K. However, since his scene-stealing cameo as the Quartermaster in 1989's Glory, with his trademark bushy mustache and heavyset frame, Richard has acquitted himself as one of the best, and busiest, character players on TV and in the movies.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Darkroom 1981 - 1982 Horror
Ferris Bueller Principal Ed Rooney 1990 - 1991
Free Willy 1993 Family
Grounded for Life Walt Finnerty 2001 - 2002 Comedy
Married to the Kellys Uncle Dave 2003 Comedy
Desperate Measures Ed Fayne 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Killer Among Us 1990 Drama, Thriller
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 0
Of Mice and Men Carlson 1992
Prelude to a Kiss 1992 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The Public Eye 1992 Crime, Drama, Romance
Body of Evidence 1993 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Free Willy 1993 Family, Adventure, Drama
A Dangerous Woman John 1993 Drama, Romance
Holy Matrimony Greeson 1994 Comedy, Crime
Jury Duty 1995 Comedy
Dominion Larry 1995 Adventure, Drama
Soul of the Game 1996 Drama, History, Sport
Too Fast Too Young Sergeant 1996 Drama
Killer: A Journal Of Murder 1996 Crime, Drama
Do Me a Favor Highway Patrolman 1997 Crime, Drama
Cold Night Into Dawn Gerald 1997 Thriller
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest 1997 Mystery
Desperate Measures 1998 0, 0
Mercury Rising Edgar Halstrom 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
The Odd Couple II 1998 Adventure, Comedy
The Lesser Evil Detective Smitts 1998 Drama, Thriller
One of Our Own Burt Herchak 1998 Crime, Drama
The Arrangement Det. Bert Hershak 1999 Crime, Thriller
Kill the Man Mr. Ellias 1999 Romance, Comedy
Office Space Tom Smykowski 1999 Comedy, Crime
Judas Kiss 1999 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Au Pair 1999 Comedy, Family, Romance
Blink of an Eye Main Prison Guard 1999 Drama
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Bob Bigalow 1999 Comedy
Bandits 2001 0, 0, Comedy, Biography
Crash Point Zero Alan Douglas 2001 Action, Adventure
Time Changer 2002
The Fluffer 2002 Drama, Comedy, Romance
River Made to Drown In Heavyset Man 2003 Drama
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green 2005
The 12 Dogs of Christmas Mayor Nobel Doyle 2005 0
Mysterious Skin 2005 Drama
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell 2006
The Darkroom Emilio 2006 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Midnight Clear Tommy 2006 Drama
Fierce Friend Phone Tech 2006 Thriller
Dark Mind Detective Rees 2006 Drama, Thriller
Hot Tamale Sheriff Pinkham 2006 Action, Comedy, Crime
Down the P.C.H. Ricky 2006 Drama
National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 2006
Little Big Top Bob 2006 Comedy
My Father 2007
Desperate Escape Croaker Norge 2007 Thriller
The Man from Earth Dr. Will Gruber 2007 Sport
Domestic Import Sam the Mailman 2007 Comedy
Hatchet 2007 Comedy, Horror
Wasting Away Colonel South 2007 Comedy, Horror
Spinning Into Butter 2008
A Plumm Summer 2008
Red Sam 2008 Drama, Thriller
Hindsight Peter 2008 Thriller
Your Name Here Lipschitz 2008 Biography, Drama
Audie & the Wolf Michael Ludlow 2008 Comedy, Horror
Resurrection Mary Detective Mahoney 2008 Romance, Thriller
Stellina Blue Dr. Helfenstein 2009 Drama
Nowhere to Hide Toley 2009 Horror, Thriller
Black Rain 2009
Project Solitude Frederick Sterling 2009 Thriller
Halloween II Buddy the Night Watchman 2009 Horror
Killer by Nature Warden Upton 2010 Adventure, Crime, Drama
Growth Larkin 2010 Sport, Game Show
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Umpire Joe Francia 2010 Comedy, Sport
1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position Charlie 2010 Drama, Comedy
The Back-up Bride Sonny Spur 2011 Comedy
Miss Nobody Ormsby 2011 Comedy, Crime
Bad Ass Father Miller 2012 0, 0, Comedy
Extracted Father Riley 2012 Sport, Game Show, 0
Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend Howlin' Hal Halsby 2012
Last Call Harold 2012 Comedy
3 Days of Normal Chief Dale Nickens 2012 Comedy
Stitch in Time Norman Stitch 2012 Crime, Drama
BearCity 2: The Proposal Gabe 2012 Comedy
Breathless Deputy 2012 Comedy, Thriller
FDR: American Badass! Senator Bronson 2012 Action, Comedy
Lonely Boy Mr. Fitz 2013 Comedy, Drama
Unconscious Postman 2013 Drama, Thriller
Lionhead Lawyer Bronowitz 2013 0, 0
Texas Chainsaw 3D Farnsworth 2013 Horror, Thriller
The Watermen Belvin Lee Smith 2013 Horror, Thriller
Blue Dream Ted Sellers 2013 Drama
Dead Man's Burden Three Penny Hank 2013 Drama
Girl Meets Boy Raymond 2013 Comedy
Friended to Death Dan 2013 Comedy
The Secret Village Paul 2013 Mystery, Thriller
Coffee, Kill Boss Vincent Brutsi 2013 Comedy, Mystery
2 Br/1 Ba Dr. Hoffman 2014 Thriller
Primrose Lane Officer Braggs 2014 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Gone Doggy Gone Stan Janson 2014 0
There's Always Woodstock Mr. Harmon 2014 Comedy, Music, Romance
The Scribbler Officer O'Reilly 2014 Thriller
Pilot Error Roy Grimm 2014 Drama, Mystery
Tesla George Westinghouse 2015 Adventure, Biography, Drama
Heels Calvin lackey 2015 Comedy
Things That Are to Die George 2015 Drama, Horror
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Bartender 2015
Sex, Death and Bowling Father Joe 2015 0, 0
The Cabining Sarge 2015 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Lights Out Harold 2015 Drama
Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves Sheriff Ryan 2015 Action, Comedy, Horror
Dementia Sam 2015 Horror, Thriller
Friend Request Frank 2016 Reality Tv, Game Show
Swing State Tom Fleischman 2016 Comedy