Richard Hamilton (actor)

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Richard Hamilton
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Hamilton in the role of Whitney Munson, a guest star on the first season of HBO prison drama Oz
Born(1920-12-31)December 31, 1920
Chicago, Illinois , U.S.
DiedDecember 21, 2004(2004-12-21) (aged 83)
Years active1945–2002
Spouse(s)Marilyn Morgan Hamilton

Richard Hamilton (December 31, 1920 – December 21, 2004) was an American film, television, theater, and radio actor. He was raised in California, where he worked at the Pasadena Playhouse, before moving to Broadway. There, he performed in award-winning productions of Buried Child and Mornings at Seven. He acted in over 50 movie and TV roles, including playing Tommy Lee Jones' first partner in Men in Black, and a recurring role in the Bret Maverick 1981 television series. He appeared in Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider (1985) and in 1996 played Big Willy in Frasier.


Year Title Role Notes
1963 Ladybug Ladybug JoAnn's Father
1969 Trilogy Man in Automat (segment "Miriam")
1971 The Hospital Dr. Ronald Casey
1976 One Summer Love Old Car Man
1980 Resurrection Earl Carpenter
1981 Arthur Bill
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Joe
1983 Silkwood Georgie
1984 Protocol Mr. Davis
1985 Heaven Help Us Grandpa
1985 The Sure Thing Bartender
1985 Pale Rider Jed Blankenship
1987 Ironweed Donovan
1989 In Country Grampaw
1991 Plymouth Mayor Wendell Mackenzies
1992 Mo' Money Judge Harold Lake
1993 Sommersby Doc Evans
1993 The Paint Job Robert
1994 On Deadly Ground Hugh Palmer
1997 Men in Black Agent D (K's first Partner)
1997 Home Alone 3 Cab driver
1998 Zack and Reba Coach Burns
1998 Reach the Rock Ed
1998 Angels in the Attic Bomb Technician
1999 Message in a Bottle Chet
2002 Death to Smoochy Vagrant (final film role)

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