|Born||May 26, 1937|
|Alma mater||Brooklyn College|
|Occupation||Actor and Songwriter|
Richard Reicheg (born May 26, 1937) is an American actor and songwriter best known as a cast member of the NBC television comedy series "Betty White’s Off Their Rockers," as a popular singer-guitarist during the American folk music revival of the 1960s, and for the song “For The Sake Of The Children” that is featured in the Robert Altman film Nashville for which he received a Grammy nomination in 1975.
His songs have been recorded and performed by many top artists, including The Persuasions, Maria Muldaur, Gary Wright, and Jay and the Americans. His song "Everybody's a Masterpiece" was recorded by Three Dog Night. Reicheg's "Looking for an Echo" was recorded by Kenny Vance, The Persuasions on their album Chirpin', and by others. The song was also the musical theme of the Martin Davidson film of the same name. Film historian Jan Stewart has called Reicheg's song "For the Sake of the Children" an "ode to marital fidelity [that is] a delicious postmodern balancing act of send up and the real McCoy." 
Reicheg was born and raised in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in the shadow of Ebbetts Field. After graduating from Erasmus Hall High School, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1956 to 1958. Upon discharge, he attended Brooklyn College, received a B.A. and M.A. degree in speech and theater, and acted in college productions. There he learned to play guitar and joined the burgeoning folk music scene in Greenwich Village. In various folk groups and as solo performer, he toured extensively, playing coffee houses, cabarets and clubs in the U.S. and Canada, including The Bitter End, Gerde’s Folk City, The Blue Angel and The Troubadour. He was a featured performer at the 1964 New York World's Fair, and part of The American Hootenany Festival that toured colleges throughout the US. During those years he recorded for Laurie, 20th Century Fox (as Lenny and Dick) and Decca records (as Sunrise Highway).
Film, Television, and Theater
From the early 1960s until the present, Reicheg has appeared in hundreds of TV shows and films, including, later in his career, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers." He has been seen in numerous stage productions and live performances, including a role in the touring company performance of The Odd Couple starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
|Charlie Wilson's War||Navy Buddy||Mike Nichols|
|Tripper||News Anchor||David Arquette|
|Monkey Trouble||Mr. Big's Henchman||Franco Amurri|
|Oh, God! Book II||Karl||Gil Cates|
|First Family||Agent Fowler||Buck Henry|
|Dirty Business||Albert (Lead)||John McCauley|
|Delta Fox||Howard||Ferd Sebastian|
|Leprechaun III||Lucky||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
|Americathon||Hebrab Terrorist||Neil Israel|
|Betty White's Off Their Rockers||Series Regular|
|Days of Our Lives||Recurring|
|High Incident||Guest Star|
|West Side Waltz (MOW)||Co-Star|
|Dream On||Guest Star|
|Empty Nest (3)||Guest Star|
|Beverly Hills 90210||Guest Star|
|The Golden Girls||Guest Star|
|Beverly Hills Buntz||Guest Star|
|Sledge Hammer!||Guest Star|
|What a Country!||Guest Star|
|Remington Steele (2)||Guest Star|
|The A-Team||Guest Star|
|Hardcastle & McCormick||Guest Star|
|Faerie Tale Theatre||Guest Star|
|Quincy, M.E.||Guest Star|
|The White Shadow||Guest Star|
|Married to the Mob (pilot)||Recurring|
|Hill Street Blues||Guest Star|
|Long Days of Summer (MOW)||Guest Star|
|Superior Court||Guest Star|
|The Desperate Miles (MOW)||Lead|
|Two Guys from MUCK (pilot)||Recurring|
|Monster Manor (pilot)||Recurring|
|Police Story (2)||Guest Star|
|The Odd Couple||Guest Star|
|Young and the Restless||Recurring|
|Kojak (2)||Guest Star|
|Twilight of the Golds||Walter||Booth Theater, Broadway (Standby)|
|California Suite||Marvin/Mort||Drury Lane, Chicago|
|A Bedfull of Foreigners||Karak||Drury Lane, Union Plaza, Las Vegas|
|Chapter Two||Leo||Cherry County Playhouse, Michigan|
|Murder at the Howard Johnson's||Mitch||Cherry County Playhouse|
|A Thousand Clowns||Chuckles||Arlington Park, Chicago|
|Barefoot in the Park||Telephone Man||Arlington Park (Joseph Jefferson Award)|
|The Odd Couple||Speed/Roy||Major Cities Tour|
|Room Service||Binion||Loretto Hilton, St. Louis|
|Little Murders||Alfred||Manitoba Theatre Center, Winnipeg|
|Gangster Planet||Dad||Met Theater, Los Angeles|
|At the Mat||Albert||Figtree Theater, Los Angeles|
|Prisoner of Venice||Swede||Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles|
|Sophie and Willa||Leonard||Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles|
Reicheg lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Julie Payne.
- "Richard Reicheg, Prankster". NBC. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- Stuart, Jan (January 2003). The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman's Masterpiece. ISBN 9780879109813.
- Kolker, Robert (2011-06-08). A Cinema of Loneliness. ISBN 9780199910533.
- "Richard Reicheg - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Looking for an Echo - Kenny Vance & the Planotones". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- Richard Reicheg