Richard Devon

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Richard Devon
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Richard Devon as Carmine Ricca
in Magnum Force, 1973
Born (1926-12-11)December 11, 1926
Glendale, California
Died February 26, 2010(2010-02-26) (aged 83)
Mill Valley, California
Cause of death Vascular disease
Occupation Actor

Richard Devon (December 11, 1926 – February 26, 2010) was an American character actor best known for his roles in television and film.

Life and career[edit]

Devon was born in Glendale, California.[1] Beginning in the 1950s he was employed as a character actor in many Four Star Television television series but not exclusively. For instance, he appeared also in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45 in the guest-starring role of Ed Pike in the 1959 episode "Yellow Terror".[2]

Devon's lengthy television credits include Richard Diamond, Private Detective (three episodes), The Rifleman, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo (in the episode "The Posse"), Space Patrol, Trackdown starring Robert Culp (three episodes, including the pilot episode of that series, "Badge of Honor," which aired initially on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre), The Tall Man, Gunsmoke (in the episodes "Ex-Con" and "The Quest for Asa Janin"), The Rebel, The Virginian and its spin-off, Laredo, Daniel Boone, The Monkees, Lassie, The Twilight Zone episode "Dead Man's Shoes" in 1962, three episodes of Perry Mason from 1964-1966, and Mission: Impossible. Devon had a regular role as well as on the CBS series Yancy Derringer, performing the part of Jody Barker, a pickpocket and sometime cohort of the lead character played by Jock Mahoney.[3] He also played the role of Cole Striker, a crook, in the 1963 episode "Incident of the Buryin' Man" on CBS's Rawhide.

He provided the voice of Batman on the pilot of a Batman radio program.[4]

Devon's film credits included the 1957 horror film The Undead, War of the Satellites, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The Comancheros, and the Battle of Blood Island.

Death[edit]

Devon died of vascular disease on February 26, 2010,[1] in Mill Valley, California.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1952 Scorching Fury Kirk Flamer
1955 The Prodigal Risafe
1957 The Undead Satan
1957 The Buckskin Lady Townsman Uncredited
1957 3:10 to Yuma Wade Henchman Uncredited
1957 Escape from San Quentin Roy Gruber
1957 Teenage Doll Det. Dunston
1957 Blood of Dracula Det. Sgt. Stewart
1957 The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent Stark
1958 Machine-Gun Kelly Apple
1958 War of the Satellites Dr. Pol Van Ponder
1958 Badman's Country Harvey Logan
1958 The Badlanders Prison Guard Uncredited
1958 Money, Women and Guns Setting Sun
1959 Gunfighters of Abilene Marty Ruger
1960 Battle of Blood Island Moe
1961 The Comancheros Esteban
1962 Kid Galahad Marvin
1963 Cattle King VInce Bodine
1963 The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Maharajah
1966 The Silencers Domino
1968 Three Guns for Texas Max
1973 Magnum Force Carmine Ricca
1988 The Seventh Sign 2nd Cardinal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. p. 104. ISBN 9780786486496. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Colt .45". ctva.biz. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  3. ^ http://fiftiesweb.com/tv/yancy-derringer/
  4. ^ http://www.westernclippings.com/heavies/richarddevon_charactersheavies.shtml

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