Richard Kiley

Richard Kiley

Highest Rated: 100% The Phenix City Story (1955)

Lowest Rated: 22% Patch Adams (1998)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1922

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A legendary stage actor and musical star who has also won Emmy awards for his TV work, Richard Kiley had one of the best "voices" in the business--mellifluous and warmly authoritarian--which complemented his wide acting range. He began his career in his native Chicago, performing juvenile role on radio soap operas such as the famed "Ma Perkins" and "The Guiding Light." After military service, Kiley settled in NYC to pursue a stage career. His first break came when he was tapped to replace Anthony Quinn as Stanley Kowalski in the road company of "A Streetcar Named Desire." In 1953, Kiley made his Broadway debut in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," for which he received a Theatre World Award. Turning to musicals, the actor displayed his vocal abilities as the Caliph in "Kismet" (introducing songs such as "Stranger in Paradise"), earned his first Tony Award co-starring with Gwen Verdon in the musical thriller "Redhead" (1959) and went on to alternate in dramas (e.g., "Advise and Consent") and musicals (i.e., Richard Rodgers' "No Strings"). But it was in the 1965 production of "Man of La Mancha," in which Kiley played the dual roles of Cervantes and Don Quixote, that solidified his theatrical stardom and provided him with a signature role. He introduced "The Impossible Dream" not only on the New York stage but also in London in 1969, and on numerous TV variety shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show." Kiley would later also star on Broadway in the comedy "Absurd Person Singular" and in a revival of "All My Sons," but he would periodically return to "Man of La Mancha."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresco: The Ancient Art of Fresco Comes Alive Narrator - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Moon Jimmy Keating (Character) - 1999
22% 73% Patch Adams Dr. Titan (Character) $135M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Say Goodbye? Dr. Gerald Klooster (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary & Tim Ron Melville (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime Frank Dougherty (Character) - 1996
50% 59% Phenomenon Dr. Wellin, Brain Specialist (Character) $104.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Dr. Will Berter (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story Earl Clayburn (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Mysteries Sears Cushing (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Strangers Dr. R.J. Cannon (Character) - 1991
83% 78% Separate But Equal Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 50% Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Chalk Brighton (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Cops Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 60% The Final Days J. Fred Buzhardt (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet My First Love Sam Morrissey (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace Kelly: An American Princess Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes Gunther Hartog (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do You Remember Love George Hollis (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost Sir Simon de Canterville (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Seed Richard Bravo (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Col. Grangerford (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving Everest Unknown (Character) - 1984
28% 52% Endless Love Arthur Axelrod (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Gate Thomas J. Kingsley (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isabel's Choice Lyman Jones (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Nick (Character) - 1980
65% 74% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mr. Dunn (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Macahans Timothy Macahan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Except for Me and Thee Jess Birdwell (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friendly Persuasion Jess Birdwell (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince The Pilot (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Me Liberty Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigsaw District Attorney Dan Bellington (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 40% Murder Once Removed Frank Manning (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Robert Harmon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of the Watchdog Arlen McKittrick (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 63% A.K.A. Cassius Clay Narrator - 1970
No Score Yet 78% Night Gallery Strobe (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pendulum Woodrow Wilson King (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Power of the Resurrection Peter (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spanish Affair Merritt Blake (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homeward Borne Bob Lyttleton (Character) - 1957
100% 74% The Phenix City Story John Patterson (Character) - 1955
76% 77% Blackboard Jungle Joshua Y. Edwards (Character) - 1955
92% 89% Pickup on South Street Joey (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 38% Eight Iron Men Pvt. Coke (Character) - 1952
88% 64% The Sniper Dr. James G. Kent (Character) - 1952
80% 70% The Mob Tom Clancy (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seyetik (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Doug (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separate but Equal Chief Justice Earl Warren (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Year in the Life Joe Gardner (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Birds Paddy Cleary (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Timothy Macahan (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Bishop Michael Harrigan (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Mark Halperin (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Bohannan (Guest Star) 1970-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Vincent Warren (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Paul Hamilton (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Peter Melnecke (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Mr. Dean (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1956 1951-1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Captain Duggan (Character) 1953-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950-1952

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