Richard Venture

Richard Venture

Highest Rated: 94% Missing (1982)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Sicilian (1987)

Birthday: Nov 12, 1923

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

Richard Venture came late to acting, making his television debut at the age of 41 as a detective on "Kraft Suspense Theatre" in 1964. He continued portraying policemen, inspectors, and detectives or showed up in small roles on cop shows throughout the 1970s including the action series "Harry O," "The Rockford Files," and the made-for-TV film about the Manson murders, "Helter Skelter." His accompanying feature film career was more diverse. Venture had a solid part in the drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," directed by Paul Newman, with his wife, Joanne Woodward, in the lead. He kept showing up in some of the bigger movies of the decade: as a newspaperman in the political thriller "All the President's Men" and a pilot in the disaster film "Airport '77,." His film career slowed in the 1980s as his TV work heated up. Venture was seen in two parts of the very popular miniseries "The Thorn Birds" in 1983 and had recurring roles on the soap opera "Falcon Crest" and sitcom "Newhart." He had a starring gig as a police chief in 1985's short-lived "Street Hawk" and continued his television success in the '90s with more patriarchal roles on sitcoms "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," "The Boys," and the crime drama "Law & Order." Venture also had a role in the Al Pacino starring drama "Scent of a Woman," and a meaty part in the cult reality show satire "Series 7: The Contenders" in 2001.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 67% Series 7 Franklin (Character) $171.5K 2001
30% 48% Red Corner Ambassador Reed (Character) $22.4M 1997
88% 74% Truman J. Lester Perry (Character) - 1995
89% 92% Scent of a Woman W.R. Slade (Character) $62.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Victims Dr. Gage (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 60% The Final Days James St. Clair (Character) - 1989
10% 42% The Sicilian Cardinal of Palermo (Character) $4.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Serve Dr. David Radley (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 46% Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Dan Hatten (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 74% The Executioner's Song Earl Dorius (Character) - 1982
94% 85% Missing U.S. Ambassador (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Violation of Sarah McDavid Mr. Hourgil (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Judge Richard Barber (Character) - 1980
50% 49% The Hunter Spota (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Word Ellinger (Character) - 1979
85% 64% The Onion Field Det. Glenn Bates (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Secret of Harvest Home Richard (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sensitive, Passionate Man Jack Morris (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye Joe Kane (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crunch Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 17% Man on a Swing Man in Motel (Character) - 1974
75% 83% The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Floyd (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 1995-1996 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Noah Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
89% 93% Seinfeld Leonard West (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Milton (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Hawk Captain Leo Altobelli (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Carl Barnett (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Fred Metcalf (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Charles Relkie (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Forrester Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon DA Archie Allen (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Matt Hunter Sr. (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 41% The Boys Al Kozarian (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associates Unknown (Guest Star)

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