Richard Riehle - Rotten Tomatoes

Richard Riehle

Highest Rated:   96% The Fugitive (1993)
Lowest Rated:   0% Jury Duty (1995)
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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 Pitching Tents
  • Grandpa
2017
No Score Yet Miyubi
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Breakdance Academy
  • Principal
2017
No Score Yet Last Man Club
  • Grady
2016
82% 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
73% Dementia
  • Sam
2015
17% Sex, Death And Bowling
  • Father Joe
2015
38% Contracted: Phase II
  • Deuce Gelman
2015
21% Amnesiac
  • Postman
2015
71% Gone Doggy Gone
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Bartender
2015
No Score Yet Finding Waldo
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Illusions
  • Le facteur
2015
No Score Yet Daddy
  • Al Rubin
2015
No Score Yet Roommate Wanted
  • Actor
2015
8% Always Woodstock
  • Mr. Harmon
2014
No Score Yet Pilot Error
  • Actor
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
71% Dead Man's Burden
  • Three Penny Hank
$30.1k 2013
19% 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 Last Call
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Peace and Riot (Girl Meets Boy)
  • Raymond
2013
No Score Yet The Back-up Bride (Head Over Spurs in Love)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet BearCity 2: The Proposal
  • Gabe
2012
60% 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
No Score Yet Chillerama
  • Cecil B. Kaufman
2011
19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
  • Ringmaster
$15.1M 2011
50% 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
26% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
  • Hat Sister
2006
50% 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
42% Palindromes
  • Dr. Dan
$0.5M 2004
54% Home on the Range
  • Sheriff Sam Brown
$49.9M 2004
75% Death & Texas
  • Actor
2004
52% 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
No Score Yet Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes
  • Sgt. Degarmo
2000
23% 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
79% 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
52% 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
21% 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
45% Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Tommy Mayfield
1996
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder
  • Warden Quince
1996
37% The Fan
  • Shopkeeper
1996
67% Soul of the Game
  • Pete Harmon
1996
No Score Yet Trial by Fire
  • Fred Cobb
1996
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal'
  • Robert Harris
1996
80% Casino
  • Charlie Clark
1995
63% Executive Decision
  • Air Marshal
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
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • John
1993
96% The Fugitive
  • Old Guard
1993
57% Free Willy
  • Wade
1993
64% The Public Eye
  • Officer O'Brien
1992
68% Hero
  • Robinson
1992
96% Of Mice and Men
  • Carlson
1992
61% Prelude to a Kiss
  • Jerry Blier
1992
No Score Yet For Their Own Good
  • Dave Butler
1992
6% Body of Evidence
  • Detective Griffin
1992
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Roustabout
1992
No Score Yet Keeper of the City
  • Walden
1992
73% 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 NCIS
2003
  • Walt Osorio
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Sheriff Dugan
  • 2016
93% black-ish
2014
  • Solomon
  • 2015
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • John
  • 2014
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Santa
  • 2014
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Norman
  • 2013
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Janitor Raymond
  • 2013
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
  • 2012
88% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
  • Bob
  • 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Eddie Carter
  • 2006
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Dr. Barry Glouberman
  • 2005
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Dr. Jeremy Lucas
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mandrake Patient
  • 2002
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Jack Sloan
  • 2001
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Seamus
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • L.A. Watcher
  • 1998
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Roberts
  • 1998
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Jack Billings
  • 1997
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Mr. Evans
  • 1992
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Batai
  • 1992

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