Richard Paul (actor)
|Richard D. Paul|
Paul's publicity photograph.
June 6, 1940|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||December 25, 1998
Studio City, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
(1968–1998, his death)
Richard Paul (June 6, 1940 – December 25, 1998) was an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. He was able to imitate most American and many foreign dialects. He had a tenor voice and trained with Lee Sweetland.
Paul was born in Los Angeles, California. Richard had a B.A. in public affairs from Claremont Men's College and an M.A. in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. He was near completion of his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, but gave up his career as a therapist to become a full-time performer.
Paul was also a frequent panelist on Match Game from 1978 to 1982. From 1977 to 1979 he portrayed Mayor Teddy Burnside in Carter Country, and later played the recurring character of Cabot Cove Mayor, Sam Booth, in Murder, She Wrote.
The role of Bob Halyers in the "Clean Up Radio Everywhere" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) was written for him by the show's creator. Paul played Jerry Falwell twice: once in Fall From Grace, a Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker TV movie made in 1990, and then in The People vs. Larry Flynt in 1996.
Paul was in the film Eating Raoul (1982), written and directed by Paul Bartel. Also in 1982, he co-starred on the short-lived sitcom Herbie, the Love Bug. He also appeared in Bartel's short film, The Secret Cinema, a paranoid-delusional, fantasy masterpiece of self-referential cinema, which was part of the Amazing Stories series on television. Paul also appeared in Not for Publication, written and directed by Bartel.
He volunteered with Actors and Others for Animals. He was on the Mental Health Advisory Board of Los Angeles County. He volunteered at childhood immunization clinics for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He read books into tapes by special request at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. He married Patty Oestereich on September 7, 1968, in Pasadena, California and they remained married until his death.
- n.b. for credit listings reference
|1977||Exorcist II: The Heretic||Man on the Plane|
|1982||Eating Raoul||Mr. Cray|
|1983||The Man Who Wasn't There||Pudgy Aide|
|1984||Not for Publication||Troppogrosso|
|1986||Uphill All the Way||Thaddeus Dillman|
|1987||The Princess Academy||Drago|
|1987||Project X||Lead Ape||Uncredited|
|1988||Pass the Ammo||G.W. Wraith|
|1992||Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight||Goddard|
|1994||Beanstalk||Mayor Cecil Boggs|
|1996||The Glass Cage||Mr. Silkerman|
|1996||The People vs. Larry Flynt||Reverend Jerry Falwell|
|1996||Mind Games||Dean Meyer|
|2000||The Independent||Jeffries||(final film role)|
|1976||Maude||Mr. Bell||Episode: "Carol's Promotion" (S 4:Ep 23)|
|Emergency!||Tom Ellis||Episode: "The Game" (S 6:Ep 1)|
|Holmes and Yoyo||Claude||Episode: "Connection, Connection II" (S 1:Ep 11)|
|1977–78||Carter Country||Mayor Teddy Burnside||Main cast|
|1979||CHiPs||Himself (uncredited role)||Episode: "Roller Disco, part 2" (S 3:Ep 2)|
|Fantasy Island||Colonel Hank Sutton||Episode: "The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance" (S 3:EP 8)|
|1980||The Love Boat||Floyd Schofield||Episodes: "Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Too Close for Comfort/The Affair, parts 1 and 2" (S 3:Eps. 18-19)|
|Disneyland||Al Mathews||Episode: "The Sultan and the Rock Star" (S 26:Ep 14)|
|Himself||Episode: "Disneyland's 25th Anniversary Show" (S 27:Ep1)|
|One in a Million||Barton Stone||Main cast|
|CHiPs||Himself (uncredited role)||Episode: "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party, part 2" (S 4:Ep 6)|
|Eight is Enough||Chuck||Episode: "Strike" (S 5:Ep 8)|
|M*A*S*H||Captain Bainbridge||Episode: "Letters" (S 9:Ep 2)|
|1981||The Dukes of Hazzard||Clyde Amos||Episode: "By-Line, Daisy Duke" (S 3:Ep 18)|
|WKRP in Cincinnati||Dr. Bob Halyers||Episode: "Clean Up Radio Everywhere" (S 3:Ep 22)|
|1982||Herbie, the Love Bug||Bo Phillips||Main cast|
|Gimme a Break!||Stanley Nichols||Episode: "Nell Goes Door to Door" (S 2:Ep 10)|
|Happy Days||Dick||Episode: "All I Want for Christmas" (S 10:Ep 10)|
|1983||Quincy, M.E.||Boxwell||Episode: "Quincy's Wedding, parts 1 and 2" (S 8:Ep 17-18)|
|At Ease||Crenshaw||'Episode: "Valentine's Day" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|1985||Hail To the Chief||Rev. Billy Joe Bickerstaff||Main cast|
|1986–87||The New Gidget||Wilton Parmenter||4 episodes|
|1986||Amazing Stories||Mr. Krupp||Episode: "Secret Cinema" (S 1:Ep 20)|
|1987||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Tagsworth||Episode: "Do You Take This Spy?" (S 4:Ep 16)|
|227||Mr. Davis||Episode: "The Audit" (S 2:Ep16)|
|Married... with Children||Sheriff||Episode: "Poppy's By the Tree, part 2" ( S2:Ep 2)|
|1987–91||Murder, She Wrote||Mayor Sam Booth||7 episodes|
|1988–91||Full House||Mr. Strowbridge||6 episodes|
|1990||Fall from Grace||Jerry Falwell|
|1991||Beverly Hills 90210||Bob Barnett||'Episode: "B.Y.O.B." (S 1:Ep 11)|
|Out of This World||Tex||Episode: "Would You Buy a Used Car From This Dude" (S 4:Ep 16)|
|1992||Who's the Boss?||Minister||Episode: "Better Off Wed, part 2" (S 8:Ep 18)|
|Herman's Head||Mr. Fitzer||'Episode: "A Charlie Brown Fitzer" (S 2:Ep 13)|
|1994||RoboCop: The Series||Reverend Bob Taker||Episode: "Prime Suspect" (S 1:Ep3)|
|1996||The Drew Carey Show||Burt||Episode: "Something Wick This Way Comes" (S 2:Ep 2)|
|1997||Roseanne||Mayor||Episode: "Lanford's Elite, part 1" (S 9:Ep 16)|
- "Richard PaulBiography". IMDb. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Richard Paul, 58; Character Actor". Los Angeles Times. Reuters. December 28, 1998. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "One in a Million (1980)". TV.com. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- "Richard Paul : Credit Listings". TV.com. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "Milos Forman Explains Why He Made `The People Vs. Larry Flynt'". Chicago Tribune. December 27, 1996. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- Brennan, Judy (December 30, 1996). "Michael: Miracle at Box Office; Movies: Estimates show John Travolta's angel film setting a Christmas week record; 'Evita' and 'People vs. Larry Flynt' hit big in limited release". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- Eating Raoul on IMDb Retrieved May 16, 2015
- "Not for Publication". Sundance Institute. 1985. Retrieved May 14, 2015.