Richard Herd

Richard Herd

  • Highest Rated: 93% Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Deal of the Century (1983)
  • Birthday: Sep 26, 1932
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Richard Herd was a busy character actor for 20 years, mostly playing tough cops, ruthless corporate executives, and murderous villains in everything from topical dramas to science fiction thrillers before he became a comedy star in the 1990s, thanks to the series Seinfeld. A stage actor of long experience, he has received awards for his theatrical work, most notably The Couch With Six Insides, which he co-produced and which garnered an Obie. Herd began appearing on television in the early '60s, in commercials, for Newport cigarettes and other products, which frequently had a comic side to them, but it was in harder and heavier roles in movies and television that he was best known in the 1970s and 1980s: Captain Sheridan in the police show T.J. Hooker; villains in Scarecrow and Mrs. King and numerous other hour-long dramas; tough executives and military officers on M*A*S*H and other series; and as the alien leader John in the NBC miniseries V. His portrayal of ruthless power company executive Evan McCormack in the feature film The China Syndrome left Herd typed as a heavy for years, which didn't prevent him from giving memorable performances in series such as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and feature films like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In the 1990s, however, his flair for comedy also came to the fore with his portrayal of Mr. Wilhelm, George Costanza's high-pressure boss at the New York Yankees, which earned him an award from the Screen Actors Guild. He has also appeared in series such as E.R. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has a growing legion of fans in the field of science fiction from his work on Star Trek: Voyager.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet InAlienable Randy Barnett 2009
No Score Yet Love's Unfolding Dream Windsor 2007
No Score Yet Dog Days of Summer Frank Cooper 2007
No Score Yet Anna Nicole Actor 2007
43% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Commissioner 2006
No Score Yet Confessions of a Pit Fighter Actor 2005
No Score Yet Roddenberry on Patrol Actor 2003
No Score Yet Joseph: King of Dreams Jacob 2000
No Score Yet I Married a Monster Uncle Paul 1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Henry Skerridge 1997
No Score Yet Shattered Mind Chester 1996
31% Sgt. Bilko General Tennyson 1996
No Score Yet Judas Project Arthur Cunningham 1993
No Score Yet Seduction: Three Tales from the 'Inner Sanctum' Charles Hackley 1992
No Score Yet Majority Rule Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Ray 1990
No Score Yet Corporate Affairs Cyrus Kindred 1990
50% Fall from Grace Richard Dortch 1990
No Score Yet Nashville Beat Actor 1990
29% Gleaming the Cube (A Brother's Justice) Ed Lawndale 1989
No Score Yet My First Love Chet 1988
93% Planes, Trains and Automobiles Walt 1987
13% Summer Rental Angus MacLachan 1985
83% Trancers Chairman Spencer 1985
11% Deal of the Century Lyle 1983
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Actor 1982
No Score Yet Lovely but Deadly Honest Charlie 1982
81% Private Benjamin Brig. Gen. Foley 1980
No Score Yet Schizoid (Murder by Mail) Donahue 1980
No Score Yet Enola Gay Gen. Groves 1980
85% The Onion Field Beat Cop 1979
84% The China Syndrome Evan McCormack 1979
No Score Yet Marciano John Furst 1979
No Score Yet Terror Out of the Sky (The Revenge of the Savage Bees) Colonel Mangus 1978
73% F.I.S.T. Mike Monahan 1978
No Score Yet I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Dr. Halle 1977
93% All the President's Men McCord 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Milton Cooper
  • 2018
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Judge Lambert
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Gene Karnow
  • 2008
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Harry Gaunt
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Stephen Devine
  • 2005
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Shaun
  • 2004
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Herbert
  • 2004
  • 2003
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Adm. Owen Paris Admiral Paris Adm. Paris
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Older Charlie Hoskins
  • 2000
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Dr. Backer
  • 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Wilhelm
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1991
No Score Yet Pacific Blue
1996-2000
Ethan
  • 1997
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Captain
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Murphy
  • 1995
No Score Yet seaQuest DSV
1993-1996
Adm. Noyce
  • 1994
91% The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Pres. Cleveland President Cleveland
  • 1994
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
L'Kor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Moe Miner Ziggy
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Arnett Cobb
  • 1993
  • 1986
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest Ernie
  • 1989
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Mr. Barnes
  • 1987
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Jastrow
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Jonathan Durcell
  • 1985
No Score Yet V: The Final Battle
1984
John
  • 1984
No Score Yet V: The Original Miniseries
1983
John
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
John Mackey
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Capt. Snyder
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Mark
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Sheriff Gladish
  • 1975
43% Winnetka Road
1994
Mike

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