Lou Richards (actor)

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Lou Richards
Born (1951-09-03) September 3, 1951 (age 65)
Perryton, Texas, USA
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1977–present

Lou Richards (born September 3, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor.

Among his voice roles were Leader-1 in Challenge of the GoBots, Galtar in Galtar and the Golden Lance, and Flash Gordon in Defenders of the Earth.[1] He is also known for playing Clark V. Uhley, Jr. in the short-lived All in the Family sitcom spin-off Gloria and Deputy Dennis Putnam in She's the Sheriff.[2]


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1975–1980 Hawaii Five-O Various characters 7 episodes
1977 Logan's Run Strong 1 episode: "The Innocent"
1977 Big Hawaii 1 episode: "Sarah"
1978 The Seniors Steve Feature film
1978 Project U.F.O. 1 episode: "Sighting 4023: The I-Man Incident"
1980 Fantasy Island Duke 1 episode: "The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind"
1980 The Dukes of Hazzard Virgil Cooper 1 episode: "Return of the Ridge Raiders"
1980 Alice Disc-Jockey (voice) 1 episode: "Hello Vegas, Goodbye Diner"
1980 Flo News Anchor 1 episode: "Bull Is Back in Town"
1981 Quincy, M.E. Subpoena Server 1 episode: "Scream to the Skies"
1981 Diff'rent Strokes Mike 1 episode: "The Older Man"
1981 The Munsters' Revenge Boyfriend TV movie
1981 CHiPs Van Driver 1 episode: "Ponch's Angels: Part 1"
1981 Enos Virgil Cooper 1 episode: "Now You See Him, Now You Don't"
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the Army Outlaw (voice) 1 episode: "Invasion of the Booby Hatchers"
1981 Private Benjamin Helicopter Pilot 1 episode: "Judy in the Driver's Seat"
1981 WKRP in Cincinnati Officer Madigan 2 episodes: "An Explosive Affair" (Parts 1 & 2)
1981 The Facts of Life Mike Palmer 1 episode: "Cousin Geri Returns"
1982 Archie Bunker's Place Jim 1 episode: "The Night Visitor"
1982 Alice Customer 1 episode: "Sharples vs. Sharples"
1982 Cass Malloy Deputy Dennis Little TV pilot episode
1982–1983 Gloria Clark V. Uhley, Jr. Main cast (21 episodes)
1983 The Love Boat Félix Sheppard 1 episode: "The End Is Near"
1984 Second Edition Rick Williams TV movie
1984–1985 Challenge of the GoBots Leader-1 (voice) 63 episodes
1984 Too Close for Comfort Jordan Franklin 1 episode: "Henry Bites the Big Apple"
1985 St. Elsewhere William Craig 1 episode: "Saving Face"
1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance Galtar (voice) 21 episodes
1986 The Love Boat Andrew Proctor 1 episode: "Father of the Bride/The Best Man/Members of the Wedding"
1986 Hardcastle and McCormick Freddie 'Bummer' Bumgarner 1 episode: "Poker Night"
1986 Hunter Dr. David Anderson 1 episode: "Death Machine"
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Leader-1 (voice) Animated feature film
1986 Growing Pains Braxton Hicks 1 episode: "Jason's Rib"
1986–1987 Defenders of the Earth Flash Gordon (voice) 30 episodes
1987 Highway to Heaven Voice 1 episode: "A Mother and a Daughter"
1987–1989 She's the Sheriff Dep. Dennis Putnam Main cast (45 episodes)
1989–1990 Just the Ten of Us Father Bud Recurring role (5 episodes)
1990 Major Dad Reg Feiffer 1 episode: "See the Bridge"
1990 Uncle Buck Jack 1 episode: "Nine-to-Five"
1990 Growing Pains Modesto 1 episode: "Roommates"
1991 Going Under Skiff Feature film
1992–1993 Reasonable Doubts Robert Ellis Recurring role (3 episodes)
1993 Home Free Lawyer 1 episode: "Front Page"
1995 The Mommies Maitre'D 1 episode: "The Dating Pool"
1995 Live Shot Harvey Shempard 1 episode: "What Price Episode?"
1996 Night Eyes 4: Fatal Passion Feature film
1996 Dave's World 1 episode: "Fame"
1996 Soul of the Game Baseball Announcer TV movie
1996 Sherman Oaks Larry Sinatra 1 episode: "X-Rated Neighbors"
1997 Arsenio Stewart 1 episode: "Secrets and Lies"
1997 Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story Sports Announcer (voice) TV movie
1998 Kelly Kelly Football Announcer (voice) 1 episode: "The Wedding Show"
1998 Living Out Loud Judith's Lawyer Feature film
1998 Oh Baby Football Announcer (voice) 1 episode: "False Alarm"
1999 Clueless The Chauffeur 1 episode: "Child Bride"
1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Realtor 1 episode: "The Curse of Hampton Manor"
1999–2000 The Amanda Show Father Recurring role (2 episodes)
2000 Resurrection Blvd. Reporter #1 1 episode: "Pilot: Part 1"
2000 Providence Doctor 2 episodes: "The Thanksgiving Story" (Parts 1 & 2)
2001 JAG Captain Costain 1 episode: "Liberty"
2001 Dischord Radio DJ (voice) Feature film
2001 The Practice A.D.A. Tom Connolly 1 episode: "Killing Time"
2001 Maybe It's Me Doctor 1 episode: "The Hair Episode"
2001 The X-Files Officer Custer 1 episode: "Dæmonicus"
2002 Presidio Med Detective 1 episode: "Second Chance"
2002 Without a Trace Arlin Tompkins 1 episode: "Silent Partner"
2002 CSI: Miami Lawyer 1 episode: "Breathless"
2002 Flashpoint Lawyer TV pilot episode (aka M.E.D.S.: Mobile Epidemic Defense Squad)
2003 Hulk Pediatrician Feature film
2003 Joan of Arcadia Brianna's Dad 1 episode: "Bringeth It On"
2004 Charmed Male Lawyer 1 episode: "Hyde School Reunion"
2004 My Wife and Kids Sports Announcer (voice) Recurring role (2 episodes)
2004 Summerland Mr. Borden Recurring role (2 episodes)
2004 ER Dr. Perkins 1 episode: "Time of Death"
2005 Passions Radio Announcer (voice) 1 episode: "Episode dated October 20, 2005"
2005 NBA '06 Coach T (voice) Video game
2005 Bones Dr. Barragan 1 episode: "The Girl in the Fridge"
2005 Sleeper Cell LAPD Detective 1 episode: "Immigrant"
2005 Stroker and Hoop TJ the DJ / Used Car Salesman (voice) Recurring role (2 episodes)
2006 Beyond Bill Mickleson TV pilot episode
2006 24 Businessman 1 episode: "Day 5: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m."
2006 Windfall Judge 1 episode: "Pilot"
2007 NBA '08 Featuring the Life: Vol 3 Coach T (voice) Video game
2008 NBA '09: The Inside Coach T (voice) Video game
2009 N.C.B.S. Veteran in therapy Short film
2009 Get the Girl O'Malley Feature film
2009 Lie to Me Robert Bradin 1 episode: "The Best Policy"
2009 Here's Herbie Subway Passenger Short film
2009 The Forgotten Mr. Simmons 1 episode: "Pilot"
2009 What We Became John Franklin Short film
2010 Growth Dr. Macavire Feature film
2010 Hi Fly Steve Short film (also producer)
2010 Class Mr. Pennington TV movie
2011 Los Americans Hanley Thompson 1 episode: "Going to Mexico"
2011 Eagleheart Councilman Wilcox 1 episode: "Double Your Displeasure"
2011 Weeds 1 episode: "From Trauma Cometh Something"
2011 The Closer Gerald Wein 1 episode: "Repeat Offender"
2011 Desperate Housewives Night Manager 1 episode: "Putting It Together"
2012 Mad Men Charles Butler Jr. Recurring role (2 episodes)
2012 Criminal Minds Ben Hughes 1 episode: "God Complex"
2012 Ben and Kate Golfer #2 1 episode: "Guitar Face"
2013 Lovelace Senator Specter Feature film
2013 1600 Penn Cabinet Secretary #1 1 episode: "Skip the Tour"
2013 Shake It Up Health Inspector 1 episode: "Forward and Back It Up"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Steven Basche 1 episode: "She's Killing Me"
2014 Intelligence CEO Shepperton 1 episode: "Cain and Gabriel"
2014 NCIS Minister 1 episode: "Honor Thy Father"
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Father Bernard 1 episode: "The Night Lila Died"
2015 Murder of Crowe Eugene Glenn Short film
2016 The Infamous IA Bureaucrat TV movie
2016 A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E. Jared Cain
2016 Displacement Charles Sinclair Feature film


  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. p. 112. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1. 
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1063. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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