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Richard Herd

Lowest Rated:   13% Deal of the Century (1983)
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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
48% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Henry Skerridge
1997
No Score Yet Shattered Mind
  • Chester
1996
32% Sgt. Bilko
  • General Tennyson
1996
No Score Yet The Secretary
  • Chuck Bosnell
1995
No Score Yet Judas Project
  • Arthur Cunningham
1993
No Score Yet Seduction: Three Tales from the 'Inner Sanctum'
  • Charles Hackley
1992
No Score Yet The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
  • Ray
1990
No Score Yet Corporate Affairs
  • Cyrus Kindred
1990
No Score Yet Fall from Grace
  • Richard Dortch
1990
No Score Yet Nashville Beat
  • Actor
1990
29% A Brother's Justice
  • Ed Lawndale
1989
No Score Yet My First Love
  • Chet
1988
94% Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Walt
1987
14% Summer Rental
  • Angus MacLachan
1985
83% Trancers
  • Chairman Spencer
1985
13% 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
83% The Onion Field
  • Beat Cop
1979
83% 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
80% F.I.S.T.
  • Mike Monahan
1978
No Score Yet I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
  • Dr. Halle
1977
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings
  • Actor
1976
93% All the President's Men
  • McCord
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Judge Lambert
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Gene Karnow
  • 2008
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Harry Gaunt
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Stephen Devine
  • 2005
No Score Yet The O.C.
2003-2007
  • Shaun
  • 2004
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Herbert
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Adm. Owen Paris Admiral Paris Adm. Paris
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Dr. Backer
  • 1998
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Wilhelm
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Captain
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Murphy
  • 1995
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • L'Kor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Mr. Barnes
  • 1987

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