Rich in 1984
Benjamin Norman Schultz
February 8, 1926
|Occupation||Actor, author, activist|
(m. 1951; died 2015)
Allan Rich (born Benjamin Norman Schultz; February 8, 1926) is an American character actor, author, acting coach and activist.
Rich began his acting career when he was 9 years old. He appeared in the Broadway productions I'll Take the High Road (1943), Career Angel (1944), Darkness at Noon (1951), and The Emperor's Clothes (1953). In 1948, Rich played the title role in a production of Ben Jonson's Volpone in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Allan Rich was one of the many alleged communist sympathizers blacklisted in the 1950s Hollywood blacklist. He married Elaine in 1951, who would go on to be a personal manager to a number of actors after the couple moved to Los Angeles in 1976; the couple had two children together, Marian and David. Elaine Rich died in 2015, aged 81.
Rich mentored Rene Russo in acting.
Rich is the co-founder of non-profit organization We Care About Kids, which produces educational short films for middle and high school youths.
|1973||Serpico||Dist. Atty. Herman Tauber|
|1975||The Happy Hooker||Desk Sergeant|
|1978||Uncle Joe Shannon||Dr. Clark|
|The Frisco Kid||Mr. Bialik|
|The Seekers||General Wayne|
|1980||Hero at Large||Marty Fields|
|Leo and Loree||Jarvis|
|The Entity||Dr. Walcott|
|1986||Bad Guys||Luigi Constantine|
|1989||Another Chance||J.R. Jacobs|
|Checking Out||Dr. Haskell|
|1990||Betsy's Wedding||Nate Tobias|
|1991||Highlander II: The Quickening||Allan Neyman|
|1994||Quiz Show||Robert Kintner|
|1995||Two Much||Reverend Larrabee|
|The Rich Man's Wife||Bill Adolphe|
|1997||Out to Sea||Sebastian|
|1998||A League of Old Men||Judge||Also director|
|Malaika||Sal's Pizza Customer|
|2002||The Burial Society||Hy Leibowicz|
|2007||Man in the Chair||Speed|
|The Memory Thief||Zvi|
|Rise: Blood Hunter||Harrison|
|My Sexiest Year||Papa|
|2008||The Last Word||Francis|
|2010||Rain from Stars||Old John|
|1977||The San Pedro Beach Bums||Captain Rossinki||Episode "The Bums vs. the Reds"|
|1977||Hawaii Five-O||Lou Marvin||Episode "Practical Jokes Can Kill You"|
|1980||Chips||Judge Towers||Episode "Jailbirds"|
|1981||Hill Street Blues||Judge|
|1981||Barney Miller||Lenord, the producer||Episode: "Resignation"|
|1986||Life With Lucy||Judge||Lucy, Leagle Beagle|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Solly||Season 4|
|2010||House M.D.||Sidney||Season 7|
- Doolittle, Leslie (December 7, 1997). "Portrait of a character: Veteran actor Allan Rich". The Orlando Sentinel. Florida, Orlando. p. 2. Retrieved March 11, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Allan Rich". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- "Area Theater Stages Farce". Dayton Daily News. Ohio, Dayton. November 28, 1948. p. 63. Retrieved March 11, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hollywood's Comeback Kid at 80". Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011.
- Barnes, Mike (August 17, 2015). "Elaine Rich, Personal Manager for Fran Drescher, Dies at 81". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2020.