Richard Derr

Richard Derr

Highest Rated: 88% Joan of Arc (1948)

Lowest Rated: 68% American Gigolo (1980)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1918

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Made famous by his starring role in the 1951 sci-fi disaster flick "When Worlds Collide," versatile actor Richard Derr was among Hollywood's foremost performers in the 1940s and '50s. The native Pennsylvanian was a high school wunderkind: star of plays, editor of the newspaper, and vice-president of the senior class. Though Derr kicked around the East Coast for years afterward in local theater, it wasn't long before a talent scout scooped him up. His gift was so apparent that he upstaged a young actress during her screen test; the producer reviewing the footage wanted to know who was holding the cue cards. Derr made his Hollywood debut with a small speaking role in the 1941 detective comedy "Charlie Chan in Rio." He impressed with what little material he had to work with, and was subsequently hired to play friend to the legendary sleuth in "Castle in the Desert," the next Chan picture. Derr dropped acting to support his country during World War II, but was welcomed with open arms upon return. He nabbed a role as a knight in the Ingrid Bergman-led production of "Joan of Arc" and put his wartime flying experience to use in "When Worlds Collide" as a heroic pilot. Derr divided his time over the next few decades, appearing in roles both small and large in film and television, while keeping an active profile on the stage. He retired from acting in 1983.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 51% American Gigolo Mr. Williams (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning After Dr. Tillman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candidate for Murder Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Victim Highway Patrolman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Three in the Attic Mr. Clinton (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 24% Terror Is a Man William Fitzgerald (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Avenger Lamont Cranston (Character) - 1958
78% 63% When Worlds Collide David Randall (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guilty of Treason Soviet Col. Aleksandr Melnikov (Character) - 1949
88% 54% Joan of Arc Jean de Metz (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Goes Wild Bruce Kope Johnson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 45% Luxury Liner Charles G.K. Worton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Heart Larry Addams (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Off Broadway John Logan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentleman at Heart Stewart Haines (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 60% Castle in the Desert Carl Detheridge (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 62% Charlie Chan in Rio Ken Reynolds (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man at Large Max posing as Colonel Von Rohn (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1977 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Thomas Wood (Guest Star) 1973
80% 88% Star Trek Barstow (Guest Star) 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Victor Farnsworth (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. Harrison Berry (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1949-1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950

QUOTES FROM Richard Derr CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.