Allan Rich

Allan Rich

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

Birthday: Feb 08, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
48% 59% Wish I Was Here Rabbi Twersky (Character) $3.6M 2014
40% 48% The Last Word Unknown (Character) - 2008
33% 20% Rise: Blood Hunter Mr. Harrison (Character) - 2007
50% 68% Man in the Chair Speed (Character) - 2007
57% 54% 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
18% 49% Jack Dr. Benfante (Character) $58.6M 1996
13% 38% The Rich Man's Wife Bill Adolphe (Character) $8.5M 1996
14% 36% Two Much Reverend Larrabee (Character) $1.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Hustle Stein (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 39% National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Ziggy Brillman (Character) - 1995
59% 41% Disclosure Ben Heller (Character) $81.3M 1994
96% 87% Quiz Show Robert Kintner (Character) $24.8M 1994
65% 54% Guilty by Suspicion Leonard Marks (Character) $8.4M 1991
0% 23% Highlander II: The Quickening Allan Neyman (Character) $13.7M 1991
No Score Yet 100% Matters of the Heart Boston official (Character) - 1990
64% 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 54% Hero at Large Marty Fields (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 56% Gideon's Trumpet Tobias Simon (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo and Loree Jarvis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 80% Voices Montrose Meier (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Joe Shannon Dr. Clark (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Capt. Bullis (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terraces Mr. Vogel (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
78% 77% The Gambler Bernie (Character) - 1974
90% 88% Serpico Dist. Atty. Herman Tauber (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 58% 2 Broke Girls Lou (Guest Star) 2013
90% 96% House Sidney (Guest Star) 2010
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Solly (Guest Star) 2004
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Vasiliy Choushkin (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1995 1993
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Alexi (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Judge Maurice Schiller (Guest Star) 1981-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Leonard the Theatre Producer (Guest Star) 1981-1982 1979
33% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1978
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Professor Thomas (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

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