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Lee Richardson

Highest Rated: 91% Prince of the City (1981)

Lowest Rated: 22% A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Birthday: Sep 01, 1926

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lee Richardson was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. In his early acting career, Richardson appeared in such films as the dramatic adaptation "Middle of the Night" (1959) with Kim Novak, the Robert Redford drama "Brubaker" (1980) and "Prince of the City" (1981) with Treat Williams. He also appeared in the thriller "I Am the Cheese" (1983) with Robert MacNaughton and the Timothy Hutton drama "Daniel" (1983). He kept working in film throughout the eighties, starring in "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), the drama "Sweet Lorraine" (1987) with Maureen Stapleton and the Jamie Lee Curtis fantastical drama "Amazing Grace and Chuck" (1987). He also appeared in the suspenseful adaptation "The Believers" (1987) with Martin Sheen. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Eric Stoltz horror sequel "The Fly II" (1989), the Nick Nolte drama "Q&A" (1990) and "William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III" (1990). He also appeared in the drama "A Stranger Among Us" (1992) with Melanie Griffith. He held additional roles in television including a part on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). Richardson more recently worked on "The 12th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" (VH1, 1996-97).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Skylark Chub "Chubbers" Horatio (Character) - 1993
22% 39% A Stranger Among Us Rebbe (Character) $12.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Murder in Mind John Condon (Character) - 1992
87% 60% Q & A Leo Bloomenfeld (Character) $10.5M 1990
29% 23% The Fly II Bartok (Character) $19.6M 1989
No Score Yet 25% Laura Lansing Slept Here Melody Gomphers (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 28% Tiger Warsaw Michael Warsaw (Character) - 1988
39% 44% The Believers Dennis Maslow (Character) $17.4M 1987
38% 70% Amazing Grace and Chuck Jeffries (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Lorraine Sam (Character) - 1987
86% 62% Prizzi's Honor Dominic Prizzi (Character) $26.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doubletake Jim Hart (Character) - 1985
91% 82% Prince of the City Sam Heinsdorff (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Internal Affairs Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

QUOTES FROM Lee Richardson CHARACTERS

Narrator says: That evening, Howard Beale went on the air to preach the corporate cosmology of Arthur Jensen.

Narrator says: This story is about Howard Beale, who was the news anchorman on UBS TV. In his time, Howard Beale had been a mandarin of television, the grand old man of news, with a HUT rating of 16 and a 28 audience share. In 1969, however, his fortunes began to decline. He fell to a 22 share. The following year, his wife died, and he was left a childless widower with an 8 rating and a 12 share. He became morose and isolated, began to drink heavily, and on September 22, 1975, he was fired, effective in two weeks. The news was broken to him by Max Schumacher, who was the president of the news division at UBS. The two old friends got properly pissed.

Narrator says: This was the story of Howard Beale. The first known case of someone being killed for bad ratings

Narrator says: This was the story of Howard Beale. The first known case of someone being killed for bad ratings.

Anton Bartok says: Bleurrg!

Narrator says: This was the story of Howard Beale: The first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.