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Richard Devon as Carmine Ricca
in Magnum Force, 1973
December 11, 1926|
February 26, 2010 (aged 83)|
Mill Valley, California
|Cause of death||Vascular disease|
Life and career
Devon was born in Glendale, California. 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".
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. He also played the role of Cole Striker, a crook, in the 1963 episode "Incident of the Buryin' Man" on CBS's Rawhide.
|1952||Scorching Fury||Kirk Flamer|
|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||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|
|1963||Cattle King||VInce Bodine|
|1963||The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze||Maharajah|
|1968||Three Guns for Texas||Max|
|1973||Magnum Force||Carmine Ricca|
|1988||The Seventh Sign||2nd Cardinal|
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. p. 104. ISBN 9780786486496. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- "Colt .45". ctva.biz. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
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