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Richard Beymer



Actor Richard Beymer has been working steadily on television and in feature films for over four decades. Born in Avoca, IA, Beymer first went before cameras on a Los Angeles children's show at the age of 12, and two years later made his feature-film debut in Vittorio De Sica's Stazione Termini (Indiscretion of an American Wife) (1953). After appearing in several more films during the '50s, with only two major performances in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and West Side Story (1961), Beymer had a significant role in The Longest Day (1962), sharing the film's unforgettable last scene with Richard Burton.

Beymer enrolled in New York's Actor's Studio in 1963, but subsequently became an active participant in the struggle to allow African-Americans to register for the vote in Mississippi; during his time down South, he also helped to make a prize-winning documentary of the event. In 1974, Beymer directed his first feature film, The Innerview, an avant-garde effort he distributed to various international film festivals. During the '80s, Beymer became a supporting actor and is best remembered for his regular role as Benjamin Horne on David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet It's A Beautiful World
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet West Side Story: A Summer Of Musicals
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Tcm Presents West Side Story
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Elvis Meets Nixon
  • Bob Haldeman
1998
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson
  • Chad Leary
1996
30% Foxfire
  • Mr. Parks
1996
27% My Girl 2
  • Peter Webb
1996
No Score Yet The Little Death
  • Prosecutor
1996
No Score Yet A Face to Die For
  • Dr. Matthew Sheridan
1996
No Score Yet State of Emergency
  • Dr. Ronald Frames
1994
No Score Yet Presence
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Under Investigation
  • Dr. Jerry Parsons
1993
No Score Yet Danger Island
  • Ben
1992
No Score Yet Blackbelt
  • Eddie Deangelo
1992
No Score Yet Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!
  • Dr. Newbury
1989
No Score Yet Cross Country
  • Evan Bley
1983
No Score Yet The Stripper
  • Kenny Baird
1963
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man
  • Nick Adams
1962
92% The Longest Day
  • Schultz
1962
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise
  • Philip Harrington
1962
No Score Yet Bachelor Flat
  • Mike Pulaski
1962
No Score Yet Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man
  • Actor
1962
94% West Side Story
  • Tony
1961
No Score Yet High Time
  • Bob Bannerman
1960
76% The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Peter Van Daan
1959
No Score Yet Johnny Tremain
  • Rab Silsbee
1957
No Score Yet So Big
  • Roelf as a youth
1953
42% Terminal Station Indiscretion
  • Paul, Mary's nephew
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Dr. Jack Franklyn
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Li Nalas Resistance Fighter
No Score Yet Twin Peaks
1990-1991
  • Ben Horne Benjamin Horne

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