Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Solarbabies (1986)
  • Birthday: Jul 19, 1938
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Immediately upon his graduation from Harvard, actor Richard Jordan made the first of his over 100 New York stage appearances. Jordan's theatrical credits include a number of directorial assignments and eight years with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival (at one time, Jordan was married to fellow Papp regular Kathleen Widdoes; he also fathered a child by actress Blair Brown). Though some previous reference works list a "Richard Jordan" as appearing in films from 1964, this Richard Jordan didn't make his first picture until 1971. As busy in TV movies as he was in theatrical features, Jordan played such leading roles as Joseph Armagh in the 1976 miniseries Captain and the Kings (a performance that won him a Golden Globe award), and Frederick in Woody Allen's Interiors (1978). Ever fascinated with the dark side of human nature, Jordan played many an unsympathetic role, notably Albert Speer in the 1981 TV movie The Bunker and rabble-rousing Georgia prosecutor Hugh Dorsey in the 1987 video biopic The Murder of Mary Phagan.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

52% The Humbling The Fool 2015
No Score Yet Knightmare Actor 2014
No Score Yet Kamouraska Actor 2013
No Score Yet Cigarette Candy Anderson 2010
No Score Yet Gang Tapes Executive Producer 2002
50% Rooster Cogburn Hawk 1999
80% Gettysburg Gen. Lewis Armistead 1993
29% Posse Sheriff Bates 1993
No Score Yet Primary Motive Chris Poulas 1992
No Score Yet Shout Eugene 1991
No Score Yet Heaven Is a Playground David Racine 1991
No Score Yet Timebomb Col. Taylor 1991
No Score Yet Delusion Conference Room Executive 1991
No Score Yet Hunt for the Night Stalker Actor 1991
89% The Hunt for Red October Jeffrey Pelt 1990
No Score Yet Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker Frank Salerno 1989
78% Romero Father Grande 1989
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Hugh Dorsey 1988
57% The Secret of My Success Howard Prescott 1987
0% Solarbabies Grock 1986
No Score Yet The Men's Club Kramer 1986
50% The Mean Season Alan Delour 1985
53% Dune Duncan Idaho 1984
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green Producer Elmo Bliss 1984
No Score Yet Washington Mistress Michael Reynolds 1981
No Score Yet The Bunker Albert Speer 1981
43% Raise the Titanic Dirk Pitt 1980
No Score Yet Arthur Miller on Home Ground Actor 1979
56% Old Boyfriends Jeff Turrin 1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam) Pinky 1979
No Score Yet Les Miserables Jean Valjean 1978
79% Interiors Frederick 1978
66% Logan's Run Francis 1976
57% The Yakuza Dusty 1975
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Dave Foley 1973
No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine George Mische 1972
71% Lawman Crowe Wheelwright 1971
No Score Yet Valdez Is Coming R.L. Davis 1971
No Score Yet Chato's Land Earl Hooker 1971
100% Khartoum Actor 1966

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Gage Harley
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Macy
  • 1973

QUOTES FROM Richard Jordan CHARACTERS

Jeffrey Pelt
Listen, I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops, but it also means that I keep my options open.
Dr. Gene Seagrave
What's so funny?
Dirk Pitt
Eh... I knew a girl once.
Dr. Gene Seagrave
I'll bet you did.
Dirk Pitt
Years later I ran into her again, she says "What happened to you? I thought you were going to change the world."
Dirk Pitt
Years later I ran into her again, she says 'What happened to you? I thought you were going to change the world.'
Dr. Gene Seagrave
What'd you say?
Dirk Pitt
I said they had me outnumbered.
Francis
When you question, it slows you down.
Alan Delour
[on the phone with Anderson] Ever try to describe a-a smell?
Malcolm Anderson
[pauses]...Why?
Alan Delour
Ummm......You're going to smell something that's going to test your writing abilities. It has a sweetness to it, and uh,..at the same time it reaches into your body and twists your insides. But the odd thing is that once you smell it, you know exactly what it is, without having to look. 651, Nautilus,...got that?
Brigadier General Lewis A.Armistead
What does Col. Fremantle think? Will the British come in on our side?
Brigadier General James L.Kemper
Oh, hell yeah, they'll come in - they'll come in when we don't need 'em no more. Just like some damn bank gonna loan you money when you no longer in debt.