Peter Mark Richman
|Peter Mark Richman|
|Born||Marvin Jack Richman
April 16, 1927
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Yetta Dora Peck and Benjamin Richman|
Making his feature film debut in the 1956 film Friendly Persuasion, Richman was, by that time, already a regularly employed TV actor, as well as a member of New York's Actors Studio, a resource of which he would avail himself frequently until moving to Los Angeles in 1961. He is perhaps best known for his role as Nicholas "Nick" Cain in the 1961 films The Murder Men and The Crimebusters. He reprised his role as Nicholas Cain in the NBC television series Cain's Hundred. Richman's other TV roles were on the soap opera Santa Barbara as Channing Creighton 'C.C.' Capwell, Jr., (1984), Longstreet as Duke Paige, on the ABC soap opera Dynasty as Andrew Laird (1981–1984), and a recurring role on Three's Company (1978–1979) as Chrissy's father, Rev. Luther Snow. Guest star on Beverly Hills, 90210. His other films include Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) and his most recent film Vic (2005).
His television credits include Justice, The Fall Guy, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Stoney Burke, Breaking Point, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, Blue Light, The Invaders, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Silent Force, The Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, Three's Company and Matlock. He was often seen on Mission: Impossible and Combat!, as well as other shows of that era. He appeared as Ralph Offenhouse in Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season episode "The Neutral Zone". Richman starred in the last filmed episode of The Twilight Zone, called "The Fear". He voiced The Phantom in the animated series Defenders of the Earth.
Richman sits on the Board of Trustees of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
- Friendly Persuasion (1956)
- The Strange One (1957)
- Girls on the Loose (1958)
- The Black Orchid (1958)
- The Murder Men (1961)
- The Crimebusters (1961)
- The Borderland, The Outer Limits (Professor Ian Fraser) (December 1963)
- Dark Intruder (1965)
- Blue Light (1966) (episode "The Friendly Enemy")
- The Fugitive, 2 episodes (1964,1966)
- Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966)
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, season 2: "The monster's web" (1966)
- The Invaders, episode 4: "The Leeches", as Tom Wiley (January 31, 1967)
- Voyage to the bottom of the sea, season 4: "Secret of the deep" (1968)
- For Singles Only (1968)
- Hawaii Five-O (1969) (episode "Along Came Joey")
- House on Greenapple Road (1970)
- The Silent Force (1970) (episode "A Deadly Game of Love")
- Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest (1974)
- Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, 2 episodes (1976)
- The Bionic Woman, (1977) (episode "Escape To Love")
- Three's Company, 3 episodes (1977-1979)
- PSI Factor (1980)
- Battlestar Galactica 1980 (The Night the Cylons Landed Parts I and II as Colonel Briggs) (1980)
- Knight Rider (1983 and 1985) (in "Goliath" as Dr. Klaus Bergstrom and in "Manny Happy Returns" as Kleist)
- Star Trek TNG, season 1: "The Neutral Zone" as Ralph Offenhouse (1988)
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
- The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
- 4 Faces (2002)
- Vic (2005)
- Dick Kleiner: "He Added Peter to Make His Mark," The Meriden Morning Record TV News (Saturday, October 30, 1971), p. ONE-A. "For years, Mark Richman was a successful actor around town... Suddenly, about a year ago, the name Peter Mark Richman began popping up in credits. It took a while for the public to realize they were one and the same. The reason for adding Peter goes back to Richman's belief in the Eastern philosophy, Subud. 'I came to believe that Mark wasn't right for me. I took the name Peter - it means a great deal to me, it means, I like to think, that I am a good person.'"
- Peter Mark Richman Biography (1927-)
- Peter Mark Richman's filmography at IMDb
- Mark Richman at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Actors Studio audio collection
- NANA: "Mark Richman Finds Retreat," The Vancouver Sun (Saturday, November 4, 1961), p. 5. "Mark Richman, who chases nasties... five days a week in TV's Cain's Hundred, has moved his wife and two children out from New york. They have set up headquarters high on a quiet isolated hill in Pacific Palisades."
- Official website
- Peter Mark Richman at the Internet Movie Database
- Mark Richman at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection
- Peter Mark Richman Interview (Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel, 2014)