Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

  • Highest Rated: 100% Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Stolen (2017)
  • Birthday: Mar 25, 1942
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Known to legions of obsessed fans for writing, directing, and playing hunchbacked butler Riff Raff in the legendary cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, British-born Richard O'Brien grew up in New Zealand. His father, an accountant, decided to switch career paths and become a sheep farmer when O'Brien was just nine, possibly planting in the young tyke the idea to make a movie about square people shaking off the strictures of modern life.He became interested in science fiction movies and rock & roll at a young age, and in 1964, he moved back to England to pursue a singing and acting career. Working in the theater, he met director Jim Sharman while appearing in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He would come to work with Sharman on his own musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which opened on-stage in 1973. By 1975, O'Brien was adapting the play for the screen, unknowingly creating a massive cultural phenomenon.The film went on to become perhaps the most quintessential cult hit, and O'Brien's legacy was sealed. Nonetheless, he continued to work constantly, appearing in everything from Spice World to Dungeons & Dragons, as well as writing and recording his own music.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

0% The Stolen Mr. Russell 2017
No Score Yet Rocky Horror Show Live Screenwriter 2015
94% The Last Impresario Actor 2014
100% Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Lawrence Fletcher 2011
93% The British Guide To Showing Off Actor 2011
44% Jackboots on Whitehall Heinrich Himmler 2010
No Score Yet Night Train Mrs. Froy 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments: The Greatest Spectacle Ever Told Actor 2006
90% Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Actor 2005
43% Garage Days Non-Drooling Man 2003
75% Elvira's Haunted Hills Vladimere Hellsubus 2001
10% Dungeons & Dragons Xilus $14.9M 2000
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Pierre Le Pieu 1998
76% Dark City Mr. Hand 1998
35% Spice World Damien 1998
No Score Yet The Wolves of Willoughby Chase James 1989
10% Revolution Lord Hampton 1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited Actor 1985
No Score Yet Bill Wyman's Digital Daydreams Actor 1983
No Score Yet Digital Dreams Actor 1983
50% Shock Treatment Cosmo McKinley Cosmo Screenwriter 1981
80% Flash Gordon Fico 1980
100% Jubilee John Dee 1978
No Score Yet Odd Job Batch 1978
No Score Yet The Pack Actor 1977
80% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Screenwriter Riff Raff 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Sen. McGreavy
  • 1981
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Hugh MacGregor
  • 1977
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Frank Wilson
  • 1977

QUOTES FROM Richard O'Brien CHARACTERS

Pierre Le Pieu
I am a businessman, Danielle, not a philanthropist.
Pierre Le Pieu
Your freedom, my lady.
Riff Raff
Master, Rocky has broken his chain and vanished. Your new playmate is loose and somewhere in the castle grounds. Magenta has just released the dogs.
Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Hmmm? Coming.
Janet Weiss
You killed them!
Magenta
But I thought you liked them. They liked you.
Riff Raff
THEY DIDN'T LIKE ME! THEY NEVER LIKED ME!
Riff Raff
It's astounding Time is... fleeting Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely...
Magenta
Not for very much longer!
Riff Raff
I've got to... keep... control...
Riff Raff
The master is not yet married, nor do I think he ever will be.
Riff Raff
[singing] Frank-n-Furter it's all over. Your mission is a failure, your lifestyle's too extreme. I'm your new commander. You are now my prisoner. We return to Transylvania. Prepare the transit beam.
Riff Raff
[singing] Frank-n-Furter it's all over. Your mission is a failure, your lifestyle's too extreme. I'm your new commander. You are now my prisoner. We return to Transylvania. Prepare the transit beam.
Riff Raff
You're wet
Janet Weiss
Yes. It's raining.
Cosmo McKinley
Our romance is not a children's game..
Janet Weiss
You killed them!
Magenta
But I thought you liked them. They liked you.
Riff Raff
THEY DIDN'T LIKE ME! THEY NEVER LIKED ME!
Cosmo McKinley
Ya need a bit of...........ooh Shock Treatment!!!
Cosmo McKinley
You need a bit of... ooh Shock Treatment!
Mr. Hand
It seems you have discovered your unpleasant nature.