Richard Mulligan

Richard Mulligan

Highest Rated: 100% One Potato, Two Potato (1964)

Lowest Rated: 23% Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1932

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A lanky American character player whose plummy voice, mobile features and accomplished timing made him a natural for nervous, befuddled, often clumsy comic roles, Richard Mulligan began in show business with ambitions to be a playwright but instead found work more readily as an actor. Keeping busy shuttling back and forth between the stage, screen ("The Group" 1966, "The Undefeated" 1969) and TV guest spots, he was briefly given a chance in the sitcom spotlight as "The Hero" (NBC, 1966-67), a klutzy actor portraying a TV lawman. It was not until the late 1970s, however, that his broadly-played brand of quirky comedy found a niche in the ABC soap-opera satire "Soap" (1977-81), created by the team of Susan Harris, Tony Thomas and Paul Junger Witt and the same producing trio again found work for Mulligan in their later sitcom "Empty Nest" (NBC, 1988-95). (He won Emmy Awards for his work on both series.)

Highest rated movies

One Potato, Two Potato
Little Big Man
Love With the Proper Stranger
S.O.B.
Micki & Maude
The Group
The Big Bus
Teachers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend Fred (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% London Suite Dennis Cummings (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? George Walters (Character) - 1990
50% 62% Oliver & Company Einstein (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% Babes in Toyland Barnie/Barnaby Barnicle (Character) - 1986
25% 35% A Fine Mess Wayne "Turnip" Parragella (Character) $5.0M 1986
No Score Yet 12% Doin' Time Mongo Mitchell (Character) - 1985
30% 65% The Heavenly Kid Rafferty (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jealousy Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 24% Meatballs Part II Coach Giddy (Character) - 1984
59% 45% Teachers Herbert Gower (Character) - 1984
70% 44% Micki & Maude Leo Brody (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malibu Charlie Wigham (Character) - 1983
23% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Clouseau's Father (Character) - 1982
81% 63% S.O.B. Felix Farmer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 75% Scavenger Hunt Marvin Dummitz (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies III Jim Wexler (Character) - 1978
64% 58% The Big Bus Claude Crane (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Visit to a Chief's Son Robert (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Mr. Kincaid (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shock-A-Bye, Baby Jayson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pueblo CWO G.H. Lacy (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Irish Whiskey Rebellion Paul Lachaise (Character) - 1972
96% 87% Little Big Man Gen. George Armstrong Custer (Character) - 1970
44% 65% The Undefeated Dan Morse (Character) - 1969
67% 57% The Group Dick Brown (Character) - 1966
100% 65% One Potato, Two Potato Joe Cullen (Character) - 1964
82% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Louie (uncredited) (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Nest Dr. Harry Weston (Character) 1988-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Dr. Harry Weston (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Jeb Basinger (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Character) 1977-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Granville Whipple (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Dr. Jim Lucas (Guest Star) 1971 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Commander Leslie Wingate (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jud Pryor (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Bob Adams (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 County Prosecutor (Guest Star) 1963