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Richard Harrison

Highest Rated:   100% Harold's Going Stiff (2013)
Lowest Rated:   11% Doctor Faustus (1968)
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Though Richard Harrison is perhaps best remembered by American audiences as a footnote in most biographies of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood (he recommended Eastwood for the lead in Leone's Fistful of Dollars), the ruggedly handsome actor enjoyed one of the longest film careers of any American expatriate performer. Born in Utah in 1935, Harrison relocated to Los Angeles and worked as a fitness trainer and physique model before moving onto bit parts in television and films like South Pacific and Kronos. He married Loretta Nicholson, daughter of American International Pictures chief James Nicholson, and was on the verge of becoming an AIP stock player when he received an offer from Italian producer Italo Zingarelli to come to Europe and star in The Invincible Gladiator, one of a host of sword-and-sandal films made in the wake of Steve Reeves' Hercules (1958). Harrison's toned (but not overdeveloped) build, male-model good looks, and physical prowess helped make the film into a success, and he would star in several more "peplum" before making the transition to Italian Westerns and spy pictures in the mid-'60s. Though virtually unknown in the United States, Harrison quickly became a top draw in the rest of the world, and remained a leading man well into the late '70s. Under the name James London, Harrison also wrote and directed Two Brothers in Trinity, (1972), a broad Western-comedy co-starring Donald O'Brien. As the '70s drew to a close, Harrison made films in Yugoslavia, Turkey (Una donna per sette bastardi), and later the Philippines and Hong Kong, where he appeared in two films for the Shaw Brothers, including Marco Polo (1975). While in Hong Kong, he made the acquaintance of Godfrey Ho, who directed him in Inferno Thunderbolt, a low-budget martial arts film which was incorporated into at least nine other films, each touting Harrison as the star without his knowledge. Harrison returned to the United States in the early '90s, a wealthy man from his adventures in Europe; aside from a few friendly appearances for Fred Olen Ray and a pair of bids for mayor of Palm Springs, he is content to enjoy his life in well-deserved anonymity. Harrison's son Sebastian also had a brief acting career in Europe; among his credits is the 1987 Western Scalps, directed by Bruno Mattei, and featuring a script co-written by his father.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hajji Washington
  • Actor
2014
100% Harold's Going Stiff
  • Colin
2013
No Score Yet Gladiators Seven
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Empire of the Dark
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Angel Eyes
  • Vince
1991
No Score Yet Highway to Hell
  • Cop
1991
No Score Yet Highway to Hell
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Ninja: Silent Assassin (Ninja Operation: Knight & Warrior)
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Ninja Powerforce
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Ninja Showdown
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Channeler
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Hands Of Death
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Ninja Strike Force
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Terminal Force
  • Nick Tyree
1988
No Score Yet Scorpion Thunderbolt
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Ninja Avengers
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Ninja Operation - Licensed to Terminate
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Ninja Kill
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Ninja Commandments
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Project Ninja Daredevils (Ninja the Protector)
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Ninja Squad
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Ninja Dragon
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Golden Ninja Warrior
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Diamond Ninja Force
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Ninja Champion
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Ninja Terminator
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Lei ting chu chuan (Majestic Thunderbolt)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Blood Debts
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Ninja Thunderbolt
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Hunter's Crossing (Les Massacreurs)
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Amok
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Sex And Black Magic (Orgasmo nero)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet The Four Assassins (Ma ko Po lo) (Marco Polo)
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Fireback
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet La belva col mitra (Beast With A Gun) (Ferocious) (Mad Dog Killer) (Street Killers) (The Human Beast)
  • Comm. Giulio Santini
1977
No Score Yet Kaput lager - gli ultimi giorni delle SS (Achtung! The Desert Tigers) (The Desert Heroes)
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Thirty-Six Hours of Hell
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet His Name Was King
  • John 'King' Marley
1973
No Score Yet Abre tu fosa, amigo, llega Sábata..., (Dig Your Grave Friend... Sabata's Coming)
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Acquasanta Joe
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet I Leopardi di Churchill (Churchill's Leopards) (Los Leopardos De Churchill)
  • William Johnson
1970
No Score Yet Vengeance
  • Rocco
1968
11% Doctor Faustus
  • Professor
1968
No Score Yet Between God, the Devil and a Winchester
  • Father Pat Jordan
1968
No Score Yet Ring Around The World
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Giants of Rome
  • Claudius Marcellus
1964
No Score Yet Sabor de la Venganza
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Sandokan the Great (Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem)
  • Allan Foster
1963
No Score Yet Gunfight at Red Sands
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Medusa Against the Son of Hercules
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Gladiators Seven
  • Darius
1963
No Score Yet The Invincible Gladiator
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Medusa Against the Son of Hercules
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The Invincible Gladiator
  • Rezius
1961
No Score Yet Master of the World
  • Alistair
1961
57% Kronos
  • Pilot
1958
89% South Pacific
  • Co-Pilot
1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Cpl. Hodgson
1957
No Score Yet Champagne Charlie
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Challenge Of The Tiger
  • Actor

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