Richard Riehle

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Richard Riehle
Born (1948-05-12) May 12, 1948 (age 68)
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present

Richard Riehle (born May 12, 1948) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Margaret (née Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle (1921–1961), an assistant postmaster.[1] He attended the University of Notre Dame.

His television credits include Quantum Leap, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Hope, Diagnosis: Murder, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The West Wing, ER, Married to the Kellys, Tremors, Boston Legal, Grounded for Life (45 episodes) and The Young and the Restless. Riehle has also guest-starred on three of the five Star Trek television series.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Glory Kendric the quartermaster
1991 Keeper of the City Captain Walder
Fried Green Tomatoes Reverend Scroggins
1992 Hero Robinson
Prelude to a Kiss Jerry Blier
Of Mice and Men Carlson
1993 Free Willy Wade
The Fugitive Old Guard
1994 Iron Will Burton
1995 Casino Charlie Clark
Jury Duty Principal Beasley
Killer: A Journal of Murder Warden Quince
1996 Executive Decision Airline Marshal George Edwards
Ghosts of Mississippi Tommy Mayfield
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes
1998 The Pentagon Wars General Vice
Mercury Rising Edgar Halstrom
The Odd Couple II Sheriff
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dune Buggy Driver
Lethal Weapon 4 Coast Guard Officer
Mighty Joe Young Commander Gorman
1999 Au Pair Sam Morgan
Balloon Farm Earl
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Bob Bigalow
Office Space Tom Smykowski
2000 Extreme Limits Alan Douglas
2001 Joe Dirt Car Dealer
Bandits Lawrence Fife
The Fluffer Sam Martins
2002 Ken Park Murph
Time Changer Dr. Wiseman
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Santa Claus
2004 Mysterious Skin Charlie
Home on the Range Sheriff Sam Brown (voice)
2005 Neo Ned Officer Pendleton
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Hat Sister
Wedding Crashers Funeral Guest (uncredited)
2006 Hatchet Mr Permatteo
National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 Captain Bunkley
2007 Smiley Face Mr. Spencer
Big Stan Judge
The Man from Earth Dr. Will Gruber
The Memory Thief Judaica store clerk
2008 Hindsight Peter
Your Name Here Literary agent Lipschitz
Red Sam Berry
2009 Halloween II Buddy the night watchman
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Mr. Snodgrass
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Jude Weatherby
2010 Growth Larkin Holberman
The Search for Santa Paws Santa Claus
Wasting Away (a.k.a. Aaah! Zombies!!) Colonel South
2011 Bridesmaids Bill Cozbi
Chillerama Cecil Kaufman
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Santa Claus
2012 The Movie[2]
Treasure Buddies Thomas Howard
BearCity 2: The Proposal Gabe
Dead Man's Burden Three Penny Hank
Extracted Father Riley
2013 Girl Meets Boy Raymond
Lonely Boy Mr. Fitz
Texas Chainsaw 3D Farnsworth
The Legend of Korra Bumi (voice)
Modern Family Norman Episode: "The Future Dunphys"
The Secret Village[3] Paul
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Landlord
Comedy Bang! Bang! Umpire Bill Kessel Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
Two and a Half Men Santa Episode: "Family, Bublé, Deep-Fried Turkey"
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Bartender
2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday Dan
Fear, Inc. Bill


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