Richard Bull (actor)

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Richard William Bull
Born (1924-06-26)June 26, 1924
Zion, Illinois, U.S.
Died February 3, 2014(2014-02-03) (aged 89)
Calabasas, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Resting place
Residence Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Film, stage, television actor
Years active 1956–2014
Home town Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Television Little House on the Prairie
Spouse(s) Barbara Collentine (1948–2014, his death)

Richard William Bull (June 26, 1924 – February 3, 2014) was an American film, stage and television actor. He was best known for his performance as "Doc" on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Nels Oleson on Little House on the Prairie.

Personal life[edit]

Richard Bull began his stage career at the famous Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He left Los Angeles in 1994 with his wife Barbara "Bobbi" Collentine to live in Chicago.[citation needed]


Bull died on the morning of February 3, 2014 at the Motion Picture Television Fund campus in Calabasas, California of pneumonia. He was 89 years old.[1]


Bull made nearly 100 film and TV appearances including:




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