Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan

Highest Rated: 100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Solarbabies (1986)

Birthday: Jul 19, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.


Highest Rated Movies



29% 48% Posse Sheriff Bates (Character) $16.4M 1993
77% 89% Gettysburg Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Primary Motive Chris Poulas (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% Timebomb Col. Taylor (Character) $60.8K 1991
No Score Yet 39% Shout Eugene Benedict (Character) $3.4M 1991
No Score Yet 84% Heaven Is a Playground David Racine (Character) - 1991
89% 89% The Hunt for Red October National Security Advisor Jeffrey Pelt (Character) $119.1M 1990
78% 80% Romero Father Rutilio Grande (Character) $167K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker Sergeant Frank Salerno (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Hugh Dorsey (Character) - 1988
57% 58% The Secret of My Success Howard Prescott (Character) $65.3M 1987
0% 43% Solarbabies Grock (Character) $1.3M 1986
No Score Yet 22% The Men's Club Kramer (Character) $1.9M 1986
50% 31% The Mean Season Alan Delour (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Flash of Green Elmo Bliss (Character) - 1984
52% 66% Dune Duncan Idaho (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Washington Mistress Michael Reynolds (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 54% The Bunker Albert Speer (Character) - 1981
38% 28% Raise the Titanic Dirk Pitt (Character) - 1980
50% No Score Yet Old Boyfriends Jeff Turrin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 36% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Pinky (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Jean Valjean (Character) - 1978
79% 79% Interiors Frederick (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defection of Simas Kudirka Commander Edward Devon (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 75% Captains and the Kings Unknown (Character) - 1976
62% 67% Logan's Run Francis 7, Sandman (Character) - 1976
44% 70% Rooster Cogburn Hawk (Character) - 1975
59% 72% The Yakuza Dusty (Character) - 1975
100% 88% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Dave Foley (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kamouraska Georges Nelson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine George Mische (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 56% Chato's Land Earl Hooker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% Valdez Is Coming R.L. Davis (Character) - 1971
63% 61% Lawman Crowe Wheelwright (Character) - 1971


82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Atlantic Affair Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Davey Crutchfield (Guest Star) 1962


Jeffrey Pelt says: 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 says: What's so funny?

Dirk Pitt says: Eh... I knew a girl once.

Dr. Gene Seagrave says: I'll bet you did.

Dirk Pitt says: Years later I ran into her again, she says "What happened to you? I thought you were going to change the world."

Dirk Pitt says: 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 says: What'd you say?

Dirk Pitt says: I said they had me outnumbered.

Francis says: When you question, it slows you down.

Alan Delour says: [on the phone with Anderson] Ever try to describe a-a smell?

Malcolm Anderson says: [pauses]...Why?

Alan Delour says: Ummm......You're going to smell something that's going to test your writing abilities. It has a sweetness to it, and uh, 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, that?

Brigadier General Lewis A.Armistead says: What does Col. Fremantle think? Will the British come in on our side?

Brigadier General James L.Kemper says: 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.