Dick Sargent

Dick Sargent

  • Highest Rated: 85% Operation Petticoat (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% Teen Witch (1989)
  • Birthday: Apr 19, 1930
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • His father was a World War I flying ace, and his mother was a silent film actress. His name was Richard Cox until he changed it to Dick Sargent, fearing that casting directors of the 1950s would assume he was trying to capitalize on the success of then-hot TV star Wally Cox. In films since 1957's Bernardine, Sargent was also a regular on several one-season-wonder TV series of the '60s; his oddest gig was on the very short-lived The Tammy Grimes Show (1966), playing the star's twin brother. Sargent's latter-day fame rests with his five-season (1969-73) tenure as the "second Darrin Stevens" on the weekly sitcom Bewitched. "I don't know why (Dick York) quit the show" commented Sargent at the time he succeeded York as Darrin. "I just thank God that he did." At the peak of his popularity, Sargent listed a failed first marriage on his studio biography. This, however, was a subterfuge, calculated to keep the actor's homosexuality a secret. Many years after the cancellation of Bewitched, Sargent became incensed at California governor Pete Wilson's veto of a gay-rights bill. At this point, the actor deliberately put his career on the line by making public his own sexual orientation. Thus, Sargent was one of the first major Hollywood actors to voluntarily come out of the closet without the spectre of AIDS hanging over him. Dick Sargent died of prostate cancer at the reported age of 61.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Acting on Impulse Mr. Randolph 1993
No Score Yet Frame Up Will Curran 1991
No Score Yet Twenty Dollar Star Lisa's Father 1991
38% Teen Witch Frank 1989
No Score Yet Murder by Numbers Actor 1989
No Score Yet Body Count Charles Knight 1987
No Score Yet Parts, The Clonus Horror Dr. Jameson 1979
78% Hardcore Wes DeJong 1979
No Score Yet Fantasy Island Charles Hollander 1977
No Score Yet Melvin Purvis, G-Man Thatcher Covington 1974
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Capt. Elwood Prohaska 1968
No Score Yet Live a Little, Love a Little Harry 1968
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken George Beckett 1966
No Score Yet Billie Matt Bullitt 1965
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Lt. Alderson 1963
78% That Touch of Mink Young Man 1962
No Score Yet The Great Imposter Hotchkiss 1961
85% Operation Petticoat Stovall 1959
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Dick Saglon 1958
No Score Yet The Beast with a Million Eyes Deputy Larry Brewster 1955

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Harry and the Hendersons
1991-1993
Businessman
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
George Selby
  • 1987
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Stone
  • 1984
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • 1982
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Bickers
  • 1982
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1981
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Sheriff
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Chief
  • 1980
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Marty Cole Morris
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Lloyd
  • 1977
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Darrin Stephens
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Cashman
  • 1969
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Bud
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
George
  • 1962

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