Richard Riehle

Richard Riehle

  • Highest Rated: 97% Of Mice and Men (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Jury Duty (1995)
  • Birthday: May 12, 1948
  • Birthplace: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • A Windy City native, distinguished character actor Richard Riehle earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and his master's from the University of Minnesota, then took his first cinematic bow with a bit part in 1975's Western Rooster Cogburn -- opposite John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. After Rooster, Riehle abandoned screen work for over a decade to hit the East Coast and focus almost exclusively on Broadway and regional theater. Ed Zwick's acclaimed Civil War opus Glory (1989) marked Riehle's Hollywood comeback; he subsequently increased his screen time dramatically, and chalked up a resumé playing everymen -- usually heavyset and unpolished working stiffs such as policemen, detectives, judges, and bartenders -- in literally dozens of films. Riehle's credits include Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Mercury Rising (1998), Office Space (1999), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), and National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 (2006). The actor is also known for his regular presence on two television series: the 1990 Ferris Bueller (as Principal Ed Rooney) and the 2001-2005 Grounded for Life (as Walt Finnerty). Riehle subsequently returned to National Lampoon work with the 2007 frat-boy comedy National Lampoon Presents The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet PawParazzi Bobby 2019
46% Bullitt County The Mr. 2018
No Score Yet Heels Calvin Lackey 2018
No Score Yet Fishbowl California Glen 2018
No Score Yet 20 Weeks Keenan 2018
No Score Yet Deadman Standing Actor 2018
No Score Yet You Have a Nice Flight Bob 2018
No Score Yet West of Hell Actor 2018
No Score Yet Pitching Tents Grandpa 2017
No Score Yet Breakdance Academy Principal 2017
No Score Yet Aquarians Father Rob 2017
No Score Yet Miyubi Actor 2017
No Score Yet Last Man Club Grady 2016
80% Pee-wee's Big Holiday Dan 2016
No Score Yet Swing State Tom Fleischman 2016
No Score Yet Breaking Legs Principal Bater 2016
No Score Yet Medal of Victory Ted Crump 2016
No Score Yet Citrus Springs Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Three Dogateers Santa 2015
77% Dementia Sam 2015
17% Sex, Death And Bowling Father Joe 2015
38% Contracted: Phase II Deuce Gelman 2015
27% Amnesiac Postman 2015
71% Gone Doggy Gone Actor 2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Bartender 2015
No Score Yet Roommate Wanted Actor 2015
No Score Yet Finding Waldo Actor 2015
No Score Yet Illusions Le facteur 2015
No Score Yet Daddy Al Rubin 2015
8% Always Woodstock Mr. Harmon 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction Theater Landlord $206.8M 2014
42% Friended To Death Dan 2014
No Score Yet The Cabining Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Secret Village Paul 2013
No Score Yet Blue Dream Actor 2013
No Score Yet Extracted Father Riley 2013
No Score Yet Lonely Boy Mr. Fitz 2013
72% Dead Man's Burden Three Penny Hank $30.1K 2013
18% Texas Chainsaw Farnsworth $34.4M 2013
No Score Yet Lionhead Lawyer Bronowitz 2013
No Score Yet 10 Habits of Highly Effective People Actor 2013
No Score Yet Peace and Riot (Girl Meets Boy) Raymond 2013
No Score Yet Last Call Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Back-up Bride (Head Over Spurs in Love) Actor 2012
No Score Yet BearCity 2: The Proposal Gabe 2012
No Score Yet Breathless Deputy 2012
No Score Yet The Watermen Actor 2012
No Score Yet 3 Days Of Normal Actor 2012
No Score Yet Lake Effects Chairman McCarren 2012
20% Bad Ass Father Miller 2012
No Score Yet Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend Actor 2012
No Score Yet Killer By Nature Warden Upton 2012
No Score Yet Waterwalk Actor 2012
No Score Yet Treasure Buddies Thomas Howard 2012
No Score Yet Stitch In Time Uncle Norman 2012
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Santa Claus $34.5M 2011
40% Chillerama Cecil B. Kaufman 2011
19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Ringmaster $15.1M 2011
55% Spork Actor 2011
90% Bridesmaids Bill Cozbi $166.6M 2011
No Score Yet BoyBand (BoyBand: Breakin' Through in '82) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Search for Santa Paws Santa Claus 2010
No Score Yet Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Umpire Joe Francia 2010
No Score Yet Growth Larkin 2009
No Score Yet Audie & the Wolf Actor 2009
No Score Yet Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Jude Weatherby 2009
No Score Yet Beach Kings Gray 2009
No Score Yet Play Dead Truck Driver 2009
No Score Yet Little Big Top Actor 2008
No Score Yet Bait Shop Gus 2008
No Score Yet Resurrection Mary Détective Mahoney 2008
70% Red Sam Berry 2008
20% A Plumm Summer Art Bublin 2008
No Score Yet Necessary Evil Parsons 2008
No Score Yet Midnight Clear Actor 2007
66% Smiley Face Mr. Spencer 2007
No Score Yet The Man From Earth Gruber 2007
No Score Yet My Father Actor 2007
No Score Yet Nanny Insanity Sam the Mailman 2007
No Score Yet Aaah! Zombies!! Colonel South 2007
No Score Yet Little Big Top Actor 2006
No Score Yet Down the P.C.H. Ricky 2006
60% National Lampoon Presents The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell Narrator/New America Historian 2006
27% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Hat Sister 2006
52% Hatchet Mr. Permatteo 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2: College @ Sea Captain Bunkley 2006
No Score Yet Intellectual Property Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hot Tamale Sheriff Pinkham 2006
No Score Yet The Darkroom Emilio 2005
85% Mysterious Skin Charlie $0.6M 2005
80% Neo Ned Officer Pendleton 2005
No Score Yet The 12 Dogs of Christmas Mayor Nobel Doyle 2005
43% Palindromes Dr. Dan $0.5M 2004
53% Home on the Range Sheriff Sam Brown $49.9M 2004
75% Death & Texas Actor 2004
50% The Hebrew Hammer Santa 2003
47% The Fluffer Sam Martins 2003
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In Heavyset Man 2003
22% Time Changer Dr. Wiseman 2002
92% The Laramie Project Judge 2002
64% Bandits Lawrence Fife $41.2M 2001
11% Joe Dirt Car Dealer $27.1M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So Sheriff Hobbs $4.9M 2001
No Score Yet The Gristle Starnes 2001
No Score Yet The Socratic Method Prof. Meyers 2001
22% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Bob Bigalow 1999
No Score Yet Hostage Hotel Capt. Rich Walters 1999
No Score Yet Au Pair Sam Morgan 1999
No Score Yet Balloon Farm Earl 1999
80% Office Space Tom Smykowski 1999
No Score Yet Kill the Man Mr. Ellias 1999
50% Rooster Cogburn Actor 1999
No Score Yet Blood Money Actor 1999
No Score Yet Urban Jungle Head Prison Guard 1999
55% Mighty Joe Young Commander Gorman 1998
No Score Yet Route 9 Agent Wallace 1998
No Score Yet Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Sgt. Mooney 1998
43% Judas Kiss Security Guard 1998
No Score Yet The Ransom of Red Chief Actor 1998
52% Lethal Weapon 4 INS Agent 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dune Buggy Driver 1998
No Score Yet Driven Actor 1998
27% The Odd Couple II Actor 1998
17% Mercury Rising Edgar Halstrom 1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars General No. 3 1998
30% One Eight Seven Walter 1997
17% Desperate Measures Ed Fayne 1997
No Score Yet Dilemma Capt. Ross 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jack Ogden 1997
43% Ghosts of Mississippi Tommy Mayfield 1996
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder Warden Quince 1996
34% The Fan Shopkeeper 1996
67% Soul of the Game Pete Harmon 1996
64% Executive Decision Air Marshal 1996
No Score Yet Trial by Fire Fred Cobb 1996
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal' Robert Harris 1996
79% Casino Charlie Clark 1995
0% Jury Duty Principal Beasley 1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family Judge 1995
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town Sheriff 1995
No Score Yet Lone Justice 2 Actor 1995
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Mr. Greeson 1994
6% Lightning Jack Marcus 1994
62% Iron Will Burton 1994
No Score Yet Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Frank Dimaio 1994
55% A Dangerous Woman John 1993
96% The Fugitive Old Guard 1993
58% Free Willy Wade 1993
63% The Public Eye Officer O'Brien 1992
65% Hero Robinson 1992
97% Of Mice and Men Carlson 1992
63% Prelude to a Kiss Jerry Blier 1992
No Score Yet For Their Own Good Dave Butler 1992
8% Body of Evidence Detective Griffin 1992
50% Shadows and Fog Roustabout 1992
No Score Yet Keeper of the City Walden 1992
74% Fried Green Tomatoes Reverend Scroggins 1991
93% Glory Quartermaster 1989
52% Black Rain Crown 1989
No Score Yet Cast the First Stone Dickson 1989
No Score Yet Rachel River Merv 1987
No Score Yet Joyride Bartender 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Middle
2009-2018
Sheriff Dugan
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Walt Osorio
  • 2017
  • 2015
91% black-ish
2014
Solomon
  • 2015
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Santa
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mom
2013
John
  • 2014
  • 2013
86% Modern Family
2009
Norman
  • 2013
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Janitor Raymond
  • 2013
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • 2012
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Bob
  • 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Eddie Carter
  • 2006
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Dr. Barry Glouberman
  • 2005
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Walt Finnerty
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Come to Papa
2004
Crazy Benny
  • 2004
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Dr. Jeremy Lucas
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mandrake Patient
  • 2002
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 2001
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Jack Sloan
  • 2001
20% City of Angels
2000
Dr. Prentiss Whitney
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Jedediah
  • 2000
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Simon
  • 2000
  • 1999
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Seamus
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
Harmon Tolliver
  • 1999
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
L.A. Watcher
  • 1998
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Roberts
  • 1998
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Jack Billings
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Holt
  • 1997
22% Sirens
1993-1994
Irving Chattle
  • 1993
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Mr. Evans
  • 1992
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Batai
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Aaron Sgt. O'Malley
  • 1992
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1991
13% Ferris Bueller
1990-1991
Principal Ed Rooney
  • 1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Vargas
  • 1990

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