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Richard Chamberlain

Lowest Rated:   6% Strength and Honour (2007)
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Birthplace:   Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
American actor Richard Chamberlain was a star in his first appearance--as the Pied Piper in the 3rd grade. While attending Pomona College, Chamberlain decided to study acting in earnest, honing his craft in little theatre productions. His All-American handsomeness gained him entry into film and TV work; Chamberlain starred in the title role of the NBC weekly series Dr. Kildare in 1961. It was one of two major medical programs premiering that year; the other was Ben Casey. Chamberlain's first starring film, Twilight of Honor (1963) did little to shake his male ingenue image--nor did his first job after the cancellation of Kildare, the notoriously disastrous musical play Holly Golightly (most reviewers thought this celebrated fiasco would kill both Chamberlain's and co-star Mary Tyler Moore's careers). In the late 1960s, Chamberlain headed for England to seek work in the classics. He first starred in a 1970 stage production of Hamlet, which became one of the pinnacles of his career. Several prestigious film, stage and TV appearances later, Chamberlain headlined the 1980 television multi-part drama Shogun and the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds which led critics and viewers to crown him "King of the Miniseries." Following a lead role in the poorly-received big screen efforts King Solomon's Mines (1985) and its sequel, Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) (which critics blasted as low-budget Indiana Jones knockoffs) Chamberlain harkened back to the small screen, and continued to make periodic appearances in telemovies throughout the eighties, nineties and early 2000s. Key roles included Jason Bourne in a 1988 adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity, and a 1991 reworking of Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter (with Chamberlain assuming the Robert Mitchum part). He also landed guest appearances in such series as Touched by An Angel, Will and Grace, and The Drew Carey Show The actor made headlines in 2003 - not simply because of the debut of his autobiography, Shattered Love: A Memoir, but because the actor - around whom rumors of homosexuality had swirled for years -- finally 'outed' himself officially. (He and his partner, Martin Rabbett, have been together for twenty-five years and live in Hawaii). Young Dr. Kildare no more, Richard Chamberlain is today a highly respected actor whose very presence in the cast list of a film or miniseries is a guarantee of distinction and class.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Highfather
2015
No Score Yet We Are The Hartmans
  • Mr. Hartman
2012
48% The Perfect Family
  • Monsignor Murphy
$0.2M 2012
93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
  • Actor
2012
6% Strength and Honour
  • Denis O'Leary
$52.4k 2007
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Councilman Banks
$119.8M 2007
No Score Yet Blackbeard
  • Gov. Charles Eden
2006
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In
  • Thaddeus Mackenzie
2003
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Pavilion
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet All the Winters That Have Been
  • Dane Corvin
1997
No Score Yet Bird of Prey
  • Jonathan
1996
No Score Yet Ordeal in the Arctic
  • Capt. John Crouch
1993
No Score Yet The Astronomers
  • Director
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet A un Paso de la Muerte
  • Ross
1991
No Score Yet Astronomers
  • Host
1991
No Score Yet Astronomers
  • Host
1991
No Score Yet Astronomers
  • Host
1991
No Score Yet Astronomers
  • Host
1991
60% The Return of the Musketeers
  • Aramis
1989
No Score Yet The Bourne Identity
  • Jason Bourne
1988
No Score Yet Contemporary and Native American Readings
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Casanova
  • Giacomo Casanova
1987
No Score Yet Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
  • Allan Quatermain
1986
9% King Solomon's Mines
  • Allan Quatermain
1985
No Score Yet Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
  • Raoul Wallenberg
1985
No Score Yet Murder by Phone
  • Nat Bridger
1982
80% Shogun
  • Pilot-Major John Blackthorne/Anjin-san
1980
13% The Swarm
  • Dr. Hubbard
1978
No Score Yet Centennial
  • Alexander McKeag
1978
87% The Last Wave
  • David Burton
1977
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Louis XIV/Philippe
1977
No Score Yet The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
  • Prince Edward
1976
79% The Four Musketeers
  • Aramis
1975
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Edmond Dantes
1975
71% The Towering Inferno
  • Roger Simmons
1974
No Score Yet The Last of the Belles
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles'
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
1974
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
  • Narrator
1974
82% The Three Musketeers
  • Aramis
1973
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Lord Byron
1972
73% The Music Lovers
  • Tchaikovsky
1971
No Score Yet Julius Caesar
  • Octavius Caesar / Augustus
1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Roderick
1969
91% Petulia
  • David Danner
1968
No Score Yet Portrait of a Lady
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Joy in the Morning
  • Carl Brown
1965
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • David Mitchell
1963
No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums (1961)
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet The Secret of the Purple Reef
  • Dean Christopher
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Jonathan Byrold
  • 2011
  • 2010
84% Chuck
2007-2012
  • The Belgian
  • 2010
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Glen
  • 2007
No Score Yet Hustle
  • James Whittaker Wright III
  • 2006
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Arthur Stiles
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Clyde
  • 2005

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