Richard Gilliland

Richard Gilliland

Highest Rated: 67% Stay Hungry (1976)

Lowest Rated: 17% The White Buffalo (1977)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1950

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Prolific television and movie actor Richard Gilliland made an auspicious film debut battling mutant cockroaches in the 1975 low-budget fright flick "Bug," the final film of horror impresario William Castle. Minor roles in the films "Stay Hungry" and "The White Buffalo" soon followed, but the Texas-born Gilliland truly made a splash on television, with his first starring role on the ABC sitcom "Operation Petticoat," about the wacky crew of a United States Navy submarine. Paired with "Addams Family" vet John Astin, who played the vessel's commander, Gilliland displayed a forthright all-American charm that endeared him to audiences. He soon joined the cast of one of the nation's favorite TV families, "The Waltons," as "Jonesy," the husband of daughter Mary Ellen. He reprised the role in three subsequent "Walton's Mountain" television specials, then went on to land another leading series role, on the ill-fated sitcom "Just Our Luck," about a TV weatherman who finds a wisecracking genie-in-a-bottle named Shabu. Luckily, Gilliland landed on the long-running comedy series "Designing Women," which co-starred his wife, actress Jean Smart. But as J.D., the unreliable beau of Mary Jo Shively, Gilliland played his romantic scenes with Annie Potts, not his wife; he and Smart also both appeared on the fifth season of the FOX action hit "24." Richard Gilliland died on March 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 71.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time McHenry (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% Audrey's Rain Terry Lloyd (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 65% Vampire Clan Sgt. Ben Odom (Character) - 2002
43% 36% Star Kid Roland Griffith (Character) $7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Voices Louis McClennon (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Watch Orlanser (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 43% Playing Dangerous 2 Jack Harrison (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 43% The Man Next Door Moe (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% The West Side Waltz Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me Home Again Russ (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattering the Silence Tom Worth (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just My Imagination Carl Chester (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Attitudes Jurgen (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 65% A Killing in a Small Town Dale Morrison (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Only the Good Die Young Dr. J. Wexler (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 0% Happy Hour Blakely (Character) $335.5K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triable Will Brodsky (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenge of a Lifetime Will Brodsky (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wedding on Walton's Mountain Jonesy (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain Arlington Wescott "Jonesy" Jones III (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain Jonesy (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 63% Little Women Laurie (Character) - 1978
17% 49% The White Buffalo Cpl. Kileen (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in the Pink Lt. Nick Holden (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Petticoat Lt. Nick Holden (Character) - 1977
67% 40% Stay Hungry Hal (Character) - 1976
33% 25% Bug Gerald Metbaum (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Kovack Lenni Kovack (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unwed Father Unknown (Character) - 1974

TV

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93% 91% Imposters Arlen Jonson (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Bob Orci (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2008
93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
71% 80% Dexter Eddie Noonan (Guest Star) 2009
84% 79% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
87% 85% 24 Stan Cotter (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 96% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
60% No Score Yet Dark Skies Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1993 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women J.D. Shackleford (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1993 1986-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Jeffrey Milgrom (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Ralph Ormond (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Our Luck Keith Burrows (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Petticoat Unknown (Character) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Sgt. Steve DiMaggio (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Canford (Guest Star) 1974

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