Jean Richard

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This article is about the French actor. For the historian, see Jean Richard (historian).
Jean Richard

Jean Richard (18 April 1921 in Bessines, Deux-Sevres – 12 December 2001 in Senlis, Oise) was a French actor.



  • Jean Richard, due to his involvement with a zoo and a circus, is caricatured as a trainer of lions on page 40 of the comic Asterix and the Laurel Wreath.
  • In the 1970s Richard featured as a comic caricature in many of the comics of the popular character Pif. Most of his stories revolved around being a detective investigating a mystery, which the reader also had to solve.
  • Although Richard appeared as Maigret for many decades, Maigret creator Georges Simenon disliked him since he failed to take his hat off when entering a room.


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