Richard Crenna

Richard Crenna

Highest Rated: 98% Body Heat (1981)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1926

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

An often underappreciated actor capable of playing the heroic leading man, the devious villain, or comedic foil with equal ability, Richard Crenna enjoyed an amazingly robust 50-year career in film and on television. After receiving his start in radio while in his preteens, Crenna first gained widespread notoriety on the early television classic "Our Miss Brooks" (CBS, 1952-56), as the klutzy, nasally-voiced Walter Denton. He made small early appearances in several films, in addition to his work on the ongoing series, followed by a lengthy run on yet another successful sitcom "The Real McCoys" (ABC/CBS, 1957-1963). Crenna later redefined his career with two strong performances as deeply flawed characters in the feature films "The Sand Pebbles" (1966) and "Wait Until Dark" (1967), leaving his comedic television persona far behind. After more than a decade of less memorable movie work, combined with more fruitful endeavors on TV, he landed his most recognizable role, that of Colonel Trautman in the Sylvester Stallone action vehicle "First Blood" (1982). Crenna would reprise the role of Trautman two more times in the film's sequels, even going so far as to lampoon the role in the Jim Abrahams-directed parody "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993). The epitome of the working actor, Crenna remained a familiar and welcome presence on screens both big and small up until his passing in 2003 at the age of 76.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Out of the Ashes Jake Smith (Character) - 2003
60% 68% The Day Reagan Was Shot Ronald Reagan (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 75% By Dawn's Early Light Ben Maxwell (Character) - 2001
21% 56% Wrongfully Accused Lt. Fergus Falls (Character) $9.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart Full of Rain Arliss Dockett (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Professor Aronnax (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Family Secrets Clay Chadway (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah John Porter (Character) - 1996
65% 64% Sabrina Patrick Tyson (Character) $51.6M 1995
No Score Yet 89% In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy Lucas Constable, Sr. (Character) - 1995
0% 53% A Pyromaniac's Love Story Tom Lumpke (uncredited) (Character) $465.6K 1995
14% 27% Jade Lew Edwards (Character) $9.2M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janek: The Forget-Me-Not Murders Frank Janek (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence Jonathan Stone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janek: The Silent Betrayal Lt. Frank Janek (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Place to Be Loved George Russ (Character) - 1993
57% 63% Hot Shots! Part Deux Col. Denton Walters (Character) $38.6M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on Track 9 Det. Frank Janek (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 48% Intruders Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Flight Out Dan Hood (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Montana Hoyce Guthrie (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Times Seven Frank Janek (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Black and White Frank Janek (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stuck With Each Other Bert Medwick (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hillside Stranglers Sgt. Bob Grogan (Character) - 1989
24% 26% Leviathan Dr. Glen "Doc" Thompson (Character) $15.4M 1989
No Score Yet 11% The Case of the Hillside Stranglers Sgt. Bob Grogan (Character) - 1989
39% 45% Rambo III Colonel Samuel Trautman (Character) $53.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Plaza Suite Roy Hubley (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kids Like These Bob Goodman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story: The Freeway Killings Deputy Chief Bob Devers (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case of Deadly Force Lawrence O'Donnell Sr. (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Price of Passion Williams Douglas (Character) - 1986
17% 51% Summer Rental Al Pellet (Character) - 1985
35% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Col. Samuel Trautman (Character) $150.2M 1985
No Score Yet 67% The Rape of Richard Beck Richard Beck (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doubletake Frank Janek (Character) - 1985
83% 54% The Flamingo Kid Phil Brody (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passions Richard Kennerly (Character) - 1984
67% 58% Table for Five Mitchell (Character) - 1983
85% 85% First Blood Trautman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst Jesse Livermore (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Mason Rose (Character) - 1981
98% 80% Body Heat Edmund Walker (Character) - 1981
33% 35% Death Ship Trevor Marshall (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Family Brian Roberts/Matthews (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 50% Stone Cold Dead Sgt. Boyd (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Director - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Wild Horse Hank Pace Bradford (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 67% Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure William Brewster (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 22% Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell Mike Barry (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 30% The Evil C.J. Arnold (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 38% A Fire in the Sky Jason Voight (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet First You Cry David Towers (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Between the Tates Professor Brian Tate (Character) - 1977
60% 59% Breakheart Pass Governor Richard Fairchild (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Named Sooner R.J. "Mac" McHenry (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootout in a One-Dog Town Zack Wells (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honky-Tonk Candy Johnson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Howard Faloon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% The Man Called Noon Noon (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Indemnity Walter Neff (Character) - 1973
8% 61% Jonathan Livingston Seagull Father (Voice) - 1973
81% 69% Dirty Money Simon (Character) $48K 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footsteps Paddy O'Connor (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter Major Wade Brown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief Neal Wilkinson (Character) - 1971
20% No Score Yet Doctors' Wives Dr. Peter Brennan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 35% Catlow Cowan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sky at Morning Frank Arnold (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midas Run Mike Warden (Character) - 1969
86% 45% Marooned Jim Pruett (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 74% Star! Richard Aldrich (Character) - 1968
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Mike Talman (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 33% Made in Paris Herb Stone (Character) - 1966
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Captain Collins (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long, Lost Life of Edward Small Edward Smalley (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 18% John Goldfarb, Please Come Home John Goldfarb (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barricade on the Big Black James (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 67% Our Miss Brooks Walter Denton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 20% Over-Exposed Russell Bassett (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Pride of St. Louis Paul Dean (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% It Grows on Trees Ralph Bowen (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intruders Unknown (Character) 1992
71% No Score Yet Gabriel's Fire Mitch O'Hannon (Character) 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet And the Sea Will Tell Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Internal Affairs Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes Two Dr. Sam Quinn (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Col. Frank Skimmerhorn (Character) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet All's Fair Richard C. Barrington (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real McCoys Luke McCoy (Character) 1957-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Davis (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Walter Denton (Character) 1952-1956
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Arthur Morton (Guest Star) 1952

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