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Richard Kiley

Highest Rated:   100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated:   15% Howard the Duck (1986)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
23% Patch Adams
  • Dr. Titan
1998
No Score Yet The Gates of Jerusalem: A History of the Holy City
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Matthew (Jesus the Christ) (The Gospel of Matthew)
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Time to Say Goodbye?
  • Gerry Klooster
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
92% 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 National Geographic: On Assignment
  • Narrator
1990
No Score Yet Aladdin
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Aladdin
  • Actor
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 Grace Kelly: An American Princess
  • Narrator
1987
No Score Yet Lions of the African Night
  • Actor
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
25% Endless Love
  • Arthur
1981
No Score Yet Jesus (The Jesus Film)
  • Actor
1979
76% 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 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
76% Blackboard Jungle
  • Joshua Y. Edwards
1955
90% Pickup on South Street
  • Joey
1953
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men
  • Pvt. Coke
1952
83% The Sniper
  • Dr. James G. Kent
1952
No Score Yet P.O.W.
  • Lucky
1952
No Score Yet The Mob
  • Thomas Clancy
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Seymore Little
  • 1998
85% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Scientist
  • 1993
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Host
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Lance
  • 1986

Quotes from Richard Kiley's Characters