Richard Kiley

Highest Rated: 100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated: 15% Howard the Duck (1986)
Birthday: Mar 31, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
Richard Kiley trained for a theatrical career at the Barnum Dramatic School. Just before his World War II service, Kiley played small roles in several Chicago-based radio programs. He relocated to New York in 1947, making his Broadway debut in a 1953 revival of Shaw's Misalliance (which earned him a Theatre World Award). He spent the next two decades alternating in "straight" plays and musicals: his credits in the latter category include Kismet, Redhead, No Strings and, of course, his Tony-winning dual performance as Cervantes and Quixote in Man of La Mancha. In films from 1950, Kiley was often cast as a menace, never more so than in 1953's Pickup on South Street, in which he commits the heinously antisocial act of murdering Thelma Ritter. He was more sympathetic as the alcoholic teacher in The Blackboard Jungle (1955), whose faith in his abilities is irreparably damaged when his juvenile delinquent students wantonly destroy his valuable record collection. On television, Kiley starred in the original 1956 staging of Rod Serlings Patterns and was Emmy-nominated for his work in The Thorn Birds (1983), Do You Remember Love? (1988), Separate But Equal (1990),and his own starring series A Year in the Life (1989). He finally won the Emmy for a 1994 guest appearance in Picket Fences. Ironically, the most successful film endeavor with which Richard Kiley was associated was one in which only his voice is heard; he's the fellow who explains the cloning process in the opening animated sequences of Jurassic Park (1993).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Our Planet Earth Actor 2009
No Score Yet Passion: The Life of Jesus Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures II Actor 2004
No Score Yet Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ceremony of Innocence Actor 2002
No Score Yet Heroes of Horror Actor 2001
No Score Yet Fresco Narrator 1999
22% Patch Adams Dr. Titan 1998
No Score Yet The Gates of Jerusalem: A History of the Holy City Actor 1998
No Score Yet Time to Say Goodbye? Gerry Klooster 1997
No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Matthew (Jesus the Christ) (The Gospel of Matthew) Actor 1997
No Score Yet National Geographic Narrator 1997
50% Phenomenon Dr. Wellin 1996
No Score Yet Mary & Tim Ron Melville 1996
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1995
No Score Yet Secretos Dr. Will Berter 1994
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1994
No Score Yet Gospel According to Matthew Actor 1994
91% Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Tour $45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Mastergate Actor 1992
No Score Yet Chameleon Street Dr. Hand 1991
83% Separate But Equal Earl Warren 1991
No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost Sir Simon de Canterville 1991
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Chalk Brighton 1990
No Score Yet Aladdin Actor 1990
No Score Yet Aladdin Actor 1990
No Score Yet National Geographic: On Assignment Narrator 1990
No Score Yet The Final Days J. Fred Burzhardt 1989
No Score Yet Search for the Battleship Bismarck Narrator 1989
No Score Yet My First Love Sam Morrissey 1988
No Score Yet Mysteries of Mankind Narrator 1988
No Score Yet Rhino War Actor 1987
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Beaver Pond Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Lions of the African Night Actor 1987
No Score Yet Grace Kelly: An American Princess Narrator 1987
15% Howard the Duck the Cosmos 1986
No Score Yet National Geographic: On Assignment Narrator 1986
No Score Yet World of National Geographic Narrator 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Everest Narrator 1984
No Score Yet George Washington Mason 1984
No Score Yet Starfest Actor 1983
No Score Yet Pray TV Reverend Gus Keiffer 1982
No Score Yet Isabel's Choice Lyman James 1981
28% Endless Love Arthur 1981
No Score Yet Jesus (The Jesus Film) Actor 1979
73% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mr. Dunn 1977
No Score Yet Search for the Great Apes Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Little Prince The Pilot 1974
No Score Yet Give Me Liberty Actor 1974
No Score Yet Murder Once Removed Frank Manning 1971
No Score Yet A.K.A. Cassius Clay Narrator 1970
No Score Yet Night Gallery Actor 1969
No Score Yet Power of the Resurrection Peter 1958
No Score Yet Spanish Affair Actor 1957
100% The Phenix City Story John Patterson 1955
75% Blackboard Jungle Joshua Y. Edwards 1955
91% Pickup on South Street Joey 1953
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men Pvt. Coke 1952
86% The Sniper Dr. James G. Kent 1952
No Score Yet P.O.W. Lucky 1952
No Score Yet The Mob Thomas Clancy 1951


61% Ally McBeal
Seymore Little
  • 1998
82% Christy
  • 1994
82% Picket Fences
Jill's Father
  • 1994
  • 1992
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1993
No Score Yet NOVA
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Performer Colonel Grangerford
  • 1983
No Score Yet Columbo
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Bohannan Will Stambridge Lewis Stark
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet Night Gallery
Strobe American Tourist
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
Sheriff Gideon Yates
  • 1970
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Harry Adams
  • 1958
No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes
Gunther Hartog
56% The Great Defender
Jason DeWitt