Richard Gant

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For the English actor, screenwriter and director, see Richard E. Grant.
Richard Gant
Born Richard E. Gant
(1944-03-10) March 10, 1944 (age 71)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Arline Burks
Children 2

Richard Gant (born March 10, 1944) is an American actor. His credits include the films Rocky V (as the Don King-esque George Washington Duke), Miami Vice Season 5 episode 13 (1989), possessed coroner in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Deadwood, The Big Lebowski, Babylon 5, Special Unit 2, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Living Single, Posse, Men Don't Tell and Charmed. He appeared in one episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and had a recurring role as the high school principal in Smallville. He also appeared in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie as well as reporter Charles Parker in the cult classic adaptation of Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack. He had a minor role as a senior naval officer in Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Gant was also in the 2007 comedy film, Daddy Day Camp, as Col. Buck Hinton

On February 6, 2007, Gant joined the ABC daytime drama General Hospital in the role of Dr. Russell Ford. He starred in Men of a Certain Age for its entire two-season run on TNT (2009–2011).

Other achievements[edit]

Gant was the campaign manager for federal elections in the country of Nigeria. He has been honored for his achievements by being presented the Keys to the City of Oakland, California by then-Mayor Jerry Brown.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Attica Eddie Lewis TV Movie
Night of the Juggler Hospital Cop
1981 Death of a Prophet Unknown Role TV Movie
1985 Krush Groove Jay B Credit as Richard E. Gant
1987 Suspect Everett Bennett
1988 Internal Affairs Police Commissioner TV Movie
1989 Collision Course Jarryd Guard #2
1990 Love or Money Zoo
The Freshman Lloyd Simpson
Rocky V George Washington Duke
1991 Stone Cold Cunningham
False Arrest Detective John Volland
Revenge of the Nerds P.T, Turner
Last Breeze of Summer Will Davis Short
1992 Condition: Critical Sergeant Lidner TV Movie
1993 The Tower[disambiguation needed] Wilson TV Movie
CB4 Baa Baa Ack
Men Don't Tell Pope TV Movie
Posse Doubletree
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Phil the Coroner
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice
1995 Trial by Fire Judge TV Movie
1996 City Hall Deputy Commissioner Samuels
Ed Umpire, Sharks Game
The Glimmer Man Detective Roden
Raven Russ Carlson Direct-to-video release
1997 Bean Lieutenant Brutus
1998 The Big Lebowski Older Cop
Sour Grapes Detective Crouch
Godzilla Admiral Phelps Credit as Richard E. Gant
Divorcing Jack Charles Parker
Johnny B Good Unknown Role Credit as Richard E. Gant
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Denise's Father
2001 Kingdom Come Clyde Kincade
2003 The Partners Deputy Chief TV Movie
2005 Layla's Girl JB
2006 Hood of Horror Jackson
Summertime Paul Reeseman
2007 Ezra Mac Mondale
Norbit Preacher
Fist of the Warrior Chief Matthews
Young Ceaser
Daddy Day Camp Colonel Buck Hinton
Cover Robert Mass
2010 Waiting for Forever Albert
Ashes Thomas Muller
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Paps "Pure Plastic" Patterson
2011 Mama & Me Himself Documentary
2013 Island Song Duke Short
2014 Bleach Harvey
The Fright Night Files Michael TV Movie

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