Richard Jaeckel

Birthday: Oct 10, 1926
Birthplace: Not Available
Born R. Hanley Jaeckel (the "R" stood for nothing), young Richard Jaeckel arrived in Hollywood with his family in the early 1940s. Columnist Louella Parsons, a friend of Jaeckel's mother, got the boy a job as a mailman at the 20th Century-Fox studios. When the producers of Fox's Guadalcanal Diary found themselves in need of a baby-faced youth to play a callow marine private, Jaeckel was given a screen test. Despite his initial reluctance to play-act, Jaeckel accepted the Guadalcanal Diary assignment and remained in films for the next five decades, appearing in almost 50 movies and playing everything from wavy-haired romantic leads to crag-faced villains. Between 1944 and 1948, Jaeckel served in the U.S. Navy. Upon his discharge, he co-starred in Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne and Forrest Tucker. In 1971, Jaeckel was nominated for a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar on the strength of his performance in Sometimes a Great Notion. Richard Jaeckel has also been a regular in several TV series, usually appearing in dependable, authoritative roles: he was cowboy scout Tony Gentry in Frontier Circus (1962), Lt. Pete McNeil in Banyon (1972), firefighter Hank Myers in Firehouse (1974), federal agent Hank Klinger in Salvage 1 (1979), Major Hawkins in At Ease (1983) (a rare -- and expertly played -- comedy role), and Master Chief Sam Rivers in Supercarrier (1988). From 1991-92, Jaeckel played Lieutenant Ben Edwards on the internationally popular series Baywatch. Jaeckel passed away at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital of an undisclosed illness at the age of 70.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Martial Outlaw Mr. White 1993
No Score Yet The King of the Kickboxers Capt. O'Day 1991
11% Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection John Page 1990
No Score Yet Ghetto Blaster Mike Henry 1989
No Score Yet Supercarrier (Deadly Enemies) Master Chief Sam Rivers 1988
38% Black Moon Rising Earl Windom 1986
No Score Yet The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission MP Sgt. Bowren 1985
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno Dealer 1985
No Score Yet Killing Machine Martin 1985
84% Starman George Fox 1984
No Score Yet Fix Charles Dale 1984
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Controller 1982
No Score Yet Cold River Mike Allison 1982
No Score Yet Blood Song Actor 1982
No Score Yet ... All the Marbles Referee 1981
No Score Yet The Awakening of Candra Actor 1981
No Score Yet Mr. No Legs Actor 1981
40% Herbie Goes Bananas Shepard 1980
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Dark Det. Dave Mooney 1979
No Score Yet Speed Trap Actor 1978
No Score Yet Speedtrap Billy 1978
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming Capt. Stanford Towne 1977
No Score Yet Day of the Animals Prof. Taylor MacGregor 1977
No Score Yet Delta Fox Santana 1977
No Score Yet Mako: The Jaws of Death Sonny Stein 1976
44% Grizzly Scott 1976
No Score Yet The Last Day Grat Dalton 1975
50% The Drowning Pool Detective Franks 1975
No Score Yet Part 2 Walking Tall Stud Pardee 1975
No Score Yet Chosen Survivors Gordon Ellis 1974
No Score Yet Born Innocent Mr. Parker 1974
No Score Yet The Outfit Chemey 1974
85% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Sheriff Kip McKinney 1973
No Score Yet Firehouse Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Kill Actor 1973
86% Ulzana's Raid Sergeant 1972
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) Joe Ben Stamper 1971
83% Chisum Evans 1970
No Score Yet The Haunted House of Horror, (Horror House) Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Surabaya Conspiracy Dirk 1970
No Score Yet Latitude Zero (Atragon II) (Ido zero daisakusen) Perry Lawton 1969
20% The Green Slime Vince Elliott 1969
60% The Devil's Brigade Omar Greco 1968
88% The Dirty Dozen Sgt. Bowren 1967
No Score Yet Once Before I Die Lt. Custer 1965
11% Four for Texas Mancini 1963
60% Town Without Pity Cpl. Birdwell "Birdie" Scott 1961
91% Flaming Star Angus Pierce 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb 1960
No Score Yet Platinum High School Hack Marlow 1960
83% The Naked and the Dead Gallagher 1958
No Score Yet The Gun Runners Buzurki 1958
83% The Lineup Sandy McLain 1958
No Score Yet Cowboy Paul Curtis 1958
No Score Yet When Hell Broke Loose Karl 1958
96% 3:10 to Yuma Charlie Prince 1957
100% Attack Pvt. Snowden 1956
No Score Yet The Violent Men Wade Matlock 1955
No Score Yet Big Leaguer Bobby Bronson 1953
86% Come Back, Little Sheba Turk Fisher 1952
50% My Son John Chuck Jefferson 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Ted Dawson 1952
No Score Yet Wyoming Mail Nafe 1950
100% The Gunfighter Actor 1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Frank Flynn 1950
100% Battleground Bettis 1949
No Score Yet City Across the River Bull 1949
80% Wing and a Prayer Beezy Bessemer 1944
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary Pvt. Johnny Anderson 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dr. Chatsworth
  • 1987
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Irv Hartwig Murphy
  • 1981
  • 1976
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Fisher
  • 1980
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
O'Ryan Fraley Larkin
  • 1975
  • 1966
  • 1963
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Caesar
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Edward Trask
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Cable Stryker
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Dibbs Mitch
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Mechanic
  • 1961

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