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      Allan Rich

      Allan Rich

      Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 8, 1926

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      Allan Rich could have easily quit acting when his liberal beliefs got him blacklisted during Hollywood's shameful Red Scare. He instead reinvented himself as a successful stock broker-turned-respected-art-gallery-owner before returning to his first career love. Rich started acting onstage alongside storied performers like Edward G. Robinson, Milton Berle, and Henry Fonda. Blacklisted for allegedly being a Communist sympathizer, the New York native turned to Wall Street, where within five years he had opened his own brokerage firm and started collecting fine art. After opening Allen Rich Galleries on Madison Avenue, he returned to the stage alongside Dustin Hoffman in Ron Ribman's "Journey of the Fifth Horse." Rich made his film debut with a juicy role as D.A. Herman Tauber in the 1973 biopic "Serpico" with Al Pacino. When scenes of his were shown on the Academy Awards broadcast, the entrepreneurial thespian took out ads in various Hollywood trade papers, landed an agent, and started earning roles in film and television at a brisk rate. With his stentorian voice and no-nonsense demeanor, Rich wound up playing authority figures ranging from judges ("Kojak," "Hill Street Blues") and doctors ("Night Court," "Jack") to Nazis ("Eating Raoul") and professors ("Happy Days"). Along with major roles playing a 1950s television exec in "Quiz Show" and Demi Moore's attorney in "Disclosure," Rich has also taught acting and summed up his philosophy in the 2007 book "A Leap From the Method." Allan Rich died of complications of dementia on August 22, 2020. He was 94.

      Highest rated movies

      Quiz Show poster
      Quiz Show
      Serpico poster
      The Gambler poster
      The Gambler
      Guilty by Suspicion poster
      Guilty by Suspicion
      The Entity poster
      The Entity
      Disclosure poster
      Lies & Alibis poster
      Lies & Alibis
      Man in the Chair poster
      Man in the Chair




      47% 59% Wish I Was Here Rabbi Twersky (Character) $3.6M 2014
      40% 48% The Last Word Unknown (Character) - 2008
      50% 68% Man in the Chair Speed (Character) - 2007
      33% 20% Rise: Blood Hunter Mr. Harrison (Character) - 2007
      57% 53% Lies & Alibis Klump (Character) - 2006
      40% 60% Intoxicating Micheal Reilly (Character) - 2004
      50% 23% The Burial Society Hy Leibowicz (Character) $20.6K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skippy Gordan Gates (Character) - 2001
      50% No Score Yet The Dogwalker Sam (Character) $6.8K 2000
      No Score Yet 62% The Christmas Path Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malaika Sal's Pizza Customer (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Hustle Stein (Character) - 1996
      17% 49% Jack Dr. Benfante (Character) $58.6M 1996
      14% 36% Two Much Reverend Larrabee (Character) $1.1M 1996
      13% 38% The Rich Man's Wife Bill Adolphe (Character) $8.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 39% National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Ziggy Brillman (Character) - 1995
      60% 41% Disclosure Ben Heller (Character) $81.3M 1994
      96% 87% Quiz Show Robert Kintner (Character) $24.8M 1994
      0% 23% Highlander II: The Quickening Allan Neyman (Character) $13.7M 1991
      67% 55% Guilty by Suspicion Leonard Marks (Character) $8.4M 1991
      No Score Yet 8% Dead On: Relentless II Grazinsky (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 100% Matters of the Heart Boston official (Character) - 1990
      62% 61% The Entity Dr. Walcott (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Judge Stanley Mosk (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo and Loree Jarvis (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 67% Hero at Large Marty Fields (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 56% Gideon's Trumpet Tobias Simon (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 75% Voices Montrose Meier (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Joe Shannon Dr. Clark (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terraces Mr. Vogel (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Capt. Bullis (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hostage Heart Dr. Motzkin (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scott Free Max (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mallory: In Circumstantial Evidence Judge Paul Pieter (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 50% Strike Force Police Commissioner (Character) - 1975
      80% 77% The Gambler Bernie (Character) - 1974
      91% 88% Serpico Dist. Atty. Herman Tauber (Character) - 1973


      No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Lou (Guest Star) 2013
      90% 96% House Sidney (Guest Star) 2010
      92% 91% Curb Your Enthusiasm Solly (Guest Star) 2004
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Vasiliy Choushkin (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 68% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1995 1997
      No Score Yet 89% The Golden Girls Alexi (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      97% 100% Hill Street Blues Judge Maurice Schiller (Guest Star) 1981-1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      81% No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Leonard the Theatre Producer (Guest Star) 1979 1981-1982
      No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981
      No Score Yet 75% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Professor Thomas (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Otto Ripley (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Charles 'Pebbles' Runkin (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963