Richard Egan

Richard Egan

Highest Rated: 86% Pollyanna (1960)

Lowest Rated: 40% Esther and the King (1960)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1921

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Square-jawed Richard Egan was a classic leading man in his time, starring in several high-profile films and on the Western show "Empire." Like many from his generation, he served in the army during World War II, acting as a judo instructor. After graduating from college, he taught briefly before getting his first bit part in the 1949 thriller "The Story of Molly X." He gradually built a reputation in the film industry during the 1950s, playing supporting roles in period dramas like "The Golden Horde" and Raoul Walsh's adventure "Blackbeard, the Pirate" in 1952. His part in the 1953 baseball comedy "The Kid from Left Field" earned him attention, and three years later he starred opposite Elvis Presley in the melodramatic romance "Love Me Tender." Several more starring roles followed, most notably "A Summer Place" alongside Dorothy McGuire in 1959. Other key roles came in the family drama "Polyanna" and the sword and sandal epic "The 300 Spartans" in '62. That same year he began starring in the TV Western "Empire" (renamed "Rodigo" during its final season) and spent the rest of his career dividing his time between the big and small screens. His final role came on the daytime drama "Capitol," where he had a recurring role until his death in 1987.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% No Score Yet Delivery Method Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet Creek County War Judd Firman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 33% The Amsterdam Kill Ridgeway (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Journey Padre Kino (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Throw Out the Anchor Jonathon (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootout in a One-Dog Town Petry (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 71% The Day of the Wolves Pete Anderson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonfire Sam Blue (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House That Would Not Die Pat McDougal (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 22% The Big Cube Frederick Lansdale (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chubasco Sebastian (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destructors Dan Street (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of Mystery Wade Cochran (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanfare for a Death Scene Stryker (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 70% The 300 Spartans King Leonidas (Character) - 1962
86% 79% Pollyanna Dr. Edmond Chilton (Character) - 1960
40% 30% Esther and the King King Ahasuerus (Character) - 1960
83% 70% A Summer Place Ken Jorgenson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet El precio de la deshonra Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 30% These Thousand Hills Jehu (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 42% The Hunters Colonel Dutch Imil (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror Jim Burton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 60% Slaughter on Tenth Avenue William "Bill" Keating (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Jim Blair (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% Tension at Table Rock Wes Tancred (Character) - 1956
55% 65% Love Me Tender Vance Reno (Character) - 1956
80% 68% Violent Saturday Boyd Fairchild (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View From Pompey's Head Anson `'Sonny'` Page (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% Untamed Kurt Hout (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Seven Cities of Gold Jose Mendoza (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underwater! Johnny Gray (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Khyber Patrol Capt. Kyle Cameron (Character) - 1954
83% 64% Demetrius and the Gladiators Dardanius (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 58% Wicked Woman Matt Bannister (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 22% Gog Dr. David Sheppard (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Left Field Billy Lorant (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Sgt. Johnson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 35% Split Second Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 42% Blackbeard, the Pirate Briggs (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 14% One Minute to Zero Capt. Ralston (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% The Devil Makes Three Lt. Parker (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle at Apache Pass Sgt. Reuben Bernard (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Cripple Creek Strap Galland alias Gillis (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 50% Flame of Araby Captain Fezil (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Highway 301 Herbie Brooks (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 82% Bright Victory Sgt. John Masterson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Front Capa (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Horde Gill (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Girl Jess Faylen (Character) - 1950
83% No Score Yet Wyoming Mail Beale (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 38% Kansas Raiders First Lt. (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Officer Daley (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Lieutenant Dan Barton (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Father Joe Scarne (Guest Star) 1973

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