Richard B. Shull
|Richard B. Shull|
Richard Shull with John Schuck
|Born||Richard Bruce Shull
February 24, 1929
|Died||October 14, 1999
New York City, New York
Richard Bruce Shull (February 24, 1929 - October 14, 1999) was an American character actor.
Shull was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Zana Marie (née Brown), a court stenographer, and Ulysses Homer Shull, a manufacturing executive. Shull attended the University of Iowa and served in the U.S. Army before starting his Broadway career as a stage manager.
He got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Minnie's Boys in 1970. Additional theatre credits include Goodtime Charley, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Fools, The Front Page, A Flea in Her Ear, and Victor/Victoria.
In a 2012 interview, Shull's Holmes & Yo-Yo co-star John Schuck remembered him as "a very funny actor and a unique man," adding that Shull "lived in the ’40s. He bought ’40s clothing, he only used pen and ink, he had his own railroad car which he would attach to trains and travel around the country. He had a 1949 Chevrolet car. I mean, he truly lived in the past. Quite remarkable."
In 1995, Shull co-founded the North American Araucanian Royalist Society (NAARS) with Daniel Paul Morrison. The NAARS studies the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia which was founded in 1860 by the Mapuche people of South America.
- "Random Roles: John Schuck". The A.V. Club. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- "Richard B. Shull, 70, Stage and Screen Actor". The New York Times. October 15, 1999. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
- Internet Broadway Database listing
- North American Araucanian Royalist Society
- Richard B. Shull at the Internet Movie Database