Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Highest Rated: 64% The Running Man (1987)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Devil's Brigade (1968)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1932

Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK

With each mention of "Survey says," Richard Dawson gained worldwide fame as the wisecracking, very charming host of the long-running television game show, "Family Feud" (ABC, 1976-1985, syndicated 1994- ), which pitted two families against each other in a quest to name the most popular survey answers posed to 100 people. While the very nature of the show created many memorable moments as the contestants frenetically tried to outguess each other, it was Dawson's quick wit, warm personality, and jokes laced with double entendres that made "Family Feud" one of the most popular game shows in history. The British actor and comedian was also called "The Kissing Bandit," "Dickie," and "Kissyface" because he made a habit of kissing every single female contestant, much to their near universal delight. Prior to his eternal "Family Feud" fame, Dawson was already a household name for his recurring role as the jack-of-all-trades Corporal Peter Newkirk on the classic comedy series, "Hogan's Heroes" (CBS, 1965-1974). He was also an audience favorite as one of the panelists on yet another game show of that era, "Match Game '73" (CBS, 1973-79). With such impressive stints as host coupled with a long-standing career in comedy, Dawson remained a beloved television personality long after he had disappeared from the public eye.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoes of the Devil Director - 1991
64% 60% The Running Man Damon Killian (Character) $38M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Captain Smollett (Voice) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oliver and the Artful Dodger Sam Sniperley/Furniture Man (Voice) - 1972
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Pvt. Hugh MacDonald (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 86% King Rat Capt. Weaver (Character) - 1965

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Feud Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Feud Host 1976-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Richard Dawson (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Richard Richardson (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Cpl. Peter Newkirk (Character) 1965-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Tracy Rattigan (Guest Star) 1963

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