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Richard Bakalyan



American actor Richard Bakalyan didn't have to "stretch" much to play juvenile delinquents in the films of the 1950s. Bakalyan had been something of a J.D. all his life, graduating into an "official" punk when he did a year's probation at age 15. Appropriately, the actor's first film was a 1957 Kansas City-based epic directed by Robert Altman, The Delinquents - which was followed with an appearance in Jerry Lewis' The Delicate Delinquent (1957). Proud that his demeanor, haircut and mode of dress had assured him a living in Hollywood, Bakalyan continued to appear in such low-budgeters as The Cool and the Crazy (1957) and The Bonnie Parker Story (1958). He extended his switchblade-wielding activities into television, maturing into a dependable middle-aged villain when the juvenile-delinquent cycle burned itself out in the early 1960s. How, then, are we to explain Dick Bakalyan's presence as a regular in the 1972 NBC variety series The Bobby Darin Amusement Company? Perhaps Bakalyan was attracted to Darin's hit song "Mack the Knife."

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% Art School Confidential
  • Cranky Guard
2006
29% Dischord
  • Detective Dunbarton
2003
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
  • Uncle Dino
1994
No Score Yet Blame It On The Night
  • Manzini
1984
No Score Yet Shooting Stars
  • Actor
1983
69% The Fox and the Hound
  • Dinky
1981
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face
  • Lt. Bumbera
1980
33% H.O.T.S.
  • Charlie Ingels
1979
44% Return from Witch Mountain
  • Eddie
1978
50% The Shaggy D.A.
  • Freddie
1976
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World
  • Cookie
1975
98% Chinatown
  • Loach
1974
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel
  • Buggs
1973
No Score Yet Now You See Him, Now You Don't
  • Cookie
1972
No Score Yet Five Savage Men
  • Screenwriter
1971
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Chillie Walsh
1969
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment
  • Bobby Macoon
1968
100% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • John Scalise
1967
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys!
  • Umpire
1966
91% Von Ryan's Express
  • Cpl. Giannini
1965
No Score Yet None But the Brave
  • Cpl. Ruffino
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Good Thief on Cross
1965
80% The Patsy
  • Boys at Dance
1964
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • Robbo's hood
1964
No Score Yet Operation Bikini
  • Seaman Hiller
1963
No Score Yet Pressure Point
  • Jimmy
1962
67% Panic in Year Zero! (End of the World)
  • Carl
1962
44% The Errand Boy
  • Jason, Anastasia's Director
1961
No Score Yet Up Periscope
  • Peck
1959
No Score Yet Paratroop Command
  • Charlie
1959
No Score Yet -30-
  • Carl Thompson
1959
No Score Yet Juvenile Jungle
  • Tic-Tac
1958
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent
  • Artie
1957
No Score Yet The Delinquents
  • Eddy
1957
No Score Yet The Brothers Rico
  • Vic Tucci
1957
No Score Yet Dino
  • Chuck
1957
No Score Yet Hot Rod Rumble
  • Actor
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Wendall Floyd
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • O'Hare
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Sphinx Arbutus C.B. Verdigris

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