Richard Gilliland

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Richard Gilliland
Operation Petticoat television cast.JPG
Richard Gilliland (bottom left) with the Operation Petticoat television cast.
Born (1950-01-23) January 23, 1950 (age 67)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Years active 1974-present
Spouse(s) Jean Smart (1987-present)
Children Connor Douglas Gilliland (b. 1989)
Bonnie Kathleen (b. 2008)

Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor.

Early and personal life[edit]

Gilliland was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been married to actress Jean Smart since 1987. They met while working on the set of Designing Women (he played J. D. Shackelford, the boyfriend of Annie Potts' character, Mary Jo Shively). They have a son, Connor Douglas (born 1989)[1] and a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen (adopted May 2009). Gilliland played Captain Stan Cotter on 24 during season 5, while his wife Smart played First Lady Martha Logan in the same season.[2]


He appeared onscreen in the 1970s. Notable appearances include Thirtysomething, Party of Five, Little Women, and a recurring role on Designing Women (where he met his wife Jean Smart, who starred as Charlene in that series). He played Ellis Kapp on The Unit and Captain Stan Cotter on 24. [3]

Select TV and filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Jean Smart- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (2007-01-02). "Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland Will Read Love Letters Feb. 10-11". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-02-24. 
  3. ^ [1]

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