Richard Libertini

Richard Libertini

Highest Rated: 93% Days of Heaven (1978)

Lowest Rated: 9% Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

Birthday: May 21, 1933

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

While Richard Libertini, who grew up in Massachusetts, was of Italian descent, his acting career took off as he began to parlay his distinct look into playing various ethnicities with a variety of accents. In the 1960s, he started off in comedy, as part of Second City in Chicago and as an original member of the Off-Broadway production "The Mad Show" that was based off on Mad Magazine. His early comedic success translated into character roles and guest spots, first on film with the William Friedkin musical comedy "The Night They Raided Minsky's" (1968) and soon after on television in episodes of "That Girl" (ABC 1966-1971) and "Mary Tyler Moore" (CBS 1970-77). For the rest of the '70s, Libertini was a regular fixture in various shows, including multi-episode runs on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (Syndicated 1976-77) and "Soap" (ABC 1977-1981). His broad comedic and ethnic range hit the big time in his memorable turn as General Garcia in the madcap comedy "The In-Laws" (1979). Right after, Libertini appeared in Robert Altman's "Popeye" (1980) and appeared alongside Burt Reynolds in "Sharky's Machine" (1981) and "Best Friends" (1982). He created another memorable character shortly after in the Chevy Chase-starring "Fletch" (1985) and "Fletch Lives" (1989) as the titular character's befuddled copy chief. He furthered his character actor reputation throughout the '80s with roles in "Unfaithfully Yours" (1984) and the Steve Martin-starring "All of Me" (1984). In the early '90s, Libertini also dabbled in voice acting, chiefly as the genie Dijon in Disney's "DuckTales" (1987-1990). His last credited role was in "Dolphin Tale" (2011). In 2014, Libertini was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in early 2016.

Highest rated movies

Days of Heaven
The In-Laws
All of Me
Sharky's Machine
Dolphin Tale
Fletch
The Out-of-Towners
Best Friends

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 80% Dolphin Tale Fisherman (Character) $72.3M 2011
No Score Yet 75% A Grandpa for Christmas Karl Sugerman (Character) - 2007
9% 33% Everybody Wants to Be Italian Aldo "Papa" Tempesti (Character) $350.8K 2007
No Score Yet 25% The 4th Tenor Vincenzo (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 61% Vendetta Giovanni Provenzano (Character) - 1999
52% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Rabbi Gelb (Character) $129.8M 1998
20% 16% Telling You Mr. P (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 57% Columbo: Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Character) - 1998
57% 64% Nell Alexander Paley (Character) $31.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cultivating Charlie Glosser (Character) - 1994
16% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Ed Rifkin (Character) - 1990
89% 69% DuckTales, the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Dijon (Voice) $18.1M 1990
37% 55% Fletch Lives Frank Walker (Character) $32.9M 1989
14% 40% Animal Behavior Doctor Parrish (Character) - 1989
14% 19% The Lemon Sisters Nicholas Panas (Character) $3.0M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steal the Sky Unknown (Character) - 1988
17% 27% Big Trouble Dr. Lopez (Character) - 1986
77% 81% Fletch Frank Walker (Character) - 1985
33% 45% Unfaithfully Yours Giuseppe (Character) - 1984
85% 67% All of Me Prahka Lasa (Character) - 1984
11% 17% Deal of the Century Masaggi (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk Rev. Sun Yi Day (Character) - 1983
62% 29% Best Friends Jorge Medina (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup for One Angelo (Character) - 1982
83% 62% Sharky's Machine Nosh (Character) - 1981
58% 39% Popeye Geezil (Character) - 1980
88% 83% The In-Laws General Garcia (Character) - 1979
93% 89% Days of Heaven Vaudeville Leader (Character) - 1978
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners Baggage Man (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Don't Drink the Water Father Drobney (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonny With a Chance Izzy (Guest Star) 2010
93% 75% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 90% Monk Dr. David Sobin (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Luciano Baca (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1999
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Sheik Yarami (Guest Star) 1998
44% No Score Yet Jenny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Akorem Laan (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
50% No Score Yet The Fanelli Boys Father Angelo Lombardi (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet 96% La bande à Picsou Dijon (Guest Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Adam Boyer (Guest Star) 1978-1980
No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Twillmer (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tabitha Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Painter 1 (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Neighbor (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Big Chicken (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970