Celebrity Photo

Addison Richards

Highest Rated: 100% Black Legion (1937)

Lowest Rated: 40% Men of Boys Town (1941)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1902

Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA

Addison Richards is a prolific actor who starred in over 250 film and television shows. He earned degrees at both Washington State University and Pomona College, where he developed an interest in acting and the arts. In 1931 he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse and eventually worked his way up from actor to artistic director. He made his film debut in 1933 with a small role in the crime drama "Riot Squad" and worked steadily through the '30s, appearing in 17 films in 1935 alone. Richards became an indispensable character actor who could play both honorable authority figures and amoral villains. Many of his films from this period, like "The Deerslayer" and "Flying Tigers," feature him as dependable, virtuous characters. Starting in the early '50s Richards transitioned from film to television and appeared in many popular dramas like "Goodyear Playhouse," "Kraft Theater," and "Armstrong Circle Theater." He worked steadily as a guest actor on programs like "Zane Grey Theater" and westerns like "The Adventures of Jim Bowie," and in 1955 he landed a recurring role on "Schlitz Playhouse." During the late '50s he began a streak of medical roles on shows like "Lassie" and in films like "The Gambler Wore a Gun." During the '60s he appeared on numerous popular series, including "Laramie," "Bonanza," and "The Beverly Hillbillies."

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 17% For Those Who Think Young Dean Watkins (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raiders Huntington Lawford (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Monsignor (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flight That Disappeared Sage (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gambler Wore a Gun Doc Devlin (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% All the Fine Young Cannibals Mr. McDowall (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saga of Hemp Brown Col. Ford (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Badmen Dillon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything but the Truth Roger Connolly (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 72% The Fastest Gun Alive Doc Jennings (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury at Gunsight Pass Charles Hanford (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Star Marshal Wayne Forrester (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Society Sam Cosgrove (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry, the Rainmaker Steve Richards (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Belle Police Commissioner John Dixon (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millerson Case Dr. Wickersham (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Sorority Girl John Hamilton (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 68% Angel on My Shoulder Big Harry (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Court District Attorney Gordon (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 0% Step by Step James Blackton (Character) - 1946
85% 82% Spellbound Police captain (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Rusty Dr. Banning (Character) - 1945
93% 86% Leave Her to Heaven Bedford (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita Slim Phillips (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 41% Danger Signal Police Inspector (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Installment: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject Warden / Narrator (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Remember April Inspector Pat Malloy (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 50% Bewitched John Ellis (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 31% Strange Confession Dr. Williams (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tiger Woman Mr. White (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Out Fighting Police Commissioner James Mitchell (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Little Sisters Col. Flemming (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Men in White Mr. Brown (uncredited) (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grissly's Millions Henry Adams (Character) - 1944
100% 72% The Fighting Seabees Capt. Joyce (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street Today Fred Baker (Character) - 1944
100% 88% The Fighting Sullivans Naval Captain (Character) - 1944
40% 21% The Mummy's Curse Major Pat Walsh (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 5% The Mad Ghoul Gavigan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deerslayer Mr. Hutter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Guy District Attorney Ben Carter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma Outlaws Judge John Walton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% Mystery of the 13th Guest Jim (Character) - 1943
67% 69% Flying Tigers Col. R.T. Lindsay (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon Gus Jordan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Asa Lock (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride of the Army Freeman (Character) - 1942
100% 74% My Favorite Blonde Herbert Wilson (Character) - 1942
93% 89% The Pride of the Yankees Jim (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man With Two Lives Lt. George Bradley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 14% Seven Days Leave Captain Collins (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Enemies Chief Agent C.G. Travers (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friendly Enemies Inspector McCarthy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas Matt Lashan (Character) - 1941
40% 65% Men of Boys Town The Judge (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% Sheriff of Tombstone Mayor Luke Keeler (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Passage Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 52% Dive Bomber Honolulu Surgeon Operating on Swede (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in the Saddle Duke Winston (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Gen. George Custer (Character) - 1941
60% 71% The Great Lie Mr. Talbot (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Express Days Tipton Walton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Dakota Confederate Provost Marshal (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Command Vice Admiral (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Ned Strawn (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 90% Andy Hardy Meets Debutante George Benedict (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Godley (Character) - 1940
100% 68% Northwest Passage Lt. Crofton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl From Havana Harrigan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Us Wings Capt. Stern (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective Streeter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelve Crowded Hours Berquist (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery of White Room Dr. Finley Morton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy Sen. Everett Brock (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burn 'Em Up O'Connor Ed Eberhart (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 40% Espionage Agent Bruce Corvall (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 53% Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Mr. George Benedict (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off the Record Brand (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 80% Bad Lands Rayburn (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Information Gerald Banford (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Express Purnell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet They All Come Out Warden/Atlanta (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Loan District Attorney Norman Kennedy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Glory Senator (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Nurse Warden Benson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen Blair Thurston (Character) - 1938
90% 81% Boys Town The Judge (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Husband's Secretary Steven Garron (Character) - 1937
100% 56% Black Legion Prosecuting Attorney (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is on the Air E.E. Nichols (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance of Louisiana James Monroe / Radio Actor in Studio (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance, Charlie, Dance Gordon Fox, an Attorney (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Gambler (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 20% Ready, Willing and Able Edward "Mac" McNeil (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Second Doctor (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 17% China Clipper Mr. B.C. Hill (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 56% The Walking Dead Prison Warden (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 0% Colleen Schuyler (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Song of a Nation British Adm. Cochrane (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Warden Williams (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case of the Velvet Claws Frank Locke (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbreak Dan Varner (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Blonde Fitz Mularkey (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law in Her Hands William McGuire (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 66% Bullets or Ballots William Kennedy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Harry Gaskett (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Frank Wilson Sr. (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes the Band Col. Lowell Wallace (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Shot Hank Gibbs (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Big Henry (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home on the Range Beady (Character) - 1935
80% 33% Front Page Woman District Attorney (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Cockatoo David Lorn (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Be Ritzy Lt. Spaulding (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% British Agent Colonel Zubinoff (uncredited) (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 50% The Case of the Howling Dog Judge Markham (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen Are Born Martinson (Character) - 1934
85% 63% Our Daily Bread Louie Fuente (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riot Squad Diamonds Jareck (Character) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Connelley (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Warden (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Mayor (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Adm. Frederick Benson (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Smith (Guest Star) 1961 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunslinger Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Judge Danby (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Dr. Calhoun (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Mr. Ross (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dr. Watkins (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Mr. Richman (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Addison Richards CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.