Rick Overton

Rick Overton

Highest Rated: 96% Groundhog Day (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Million Dollar Mystery (1987)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1954

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

A native New Yorker, actor Rick Overton began life in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, where he was born to jazz-pop singer Nancy Swain (a member of The Chordettes, famous for their hit "Mister Sandman") and jazz pianist and composer Hall Overton. Shortly after Overton's birth, the family relocated across the Hudson River to Englewood, New Jersey where Overton spent his adolescence. After beginning a career as a standup comic on the competitive New York comedy club scene of the 1970s, Overton made his film debut with a small part in the Garry Marshall's comedy "Young Doctors in Love" (1982). A spoof of soapy medical dramas, it was an example of the kind of satirical comedy Overton would continue to pursue. That same year he appeared as a clerk in "Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982), the less successful follow-up to the anarchic hit comedy "Airplane!" (1980). Overton went on to small parts in big-budget Hollywood comedies including "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), "Groundhog Day" (1993) and "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) while keeping his main focus on his successful stand-up career. In addition to his film and stand-up work, Overton pursued an eclectic career on television, ranging from working as a writer on the weekly variety show "Dennis Miller Live"(HBO 1994-2002) to taking on the role of Rufus (as played by George Carlin in the movies) on the animated series "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures" (Fox Kids 1992). His later work as a character actor ranged from comic roles as a hapless FBI agent on the comic thriller "Leverage" (TNT 2008-2012) and as the father of receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) on "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013) to a supporting role as an operative on the short-lived espionage series "Chaos" (CBS 2011).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Wish Upon a Unicorn Deek (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 39% Duck Duck Goose Stanley (Voice) - 2018
86% 71% Dave Made a Maze Hobo (Character) $13.2K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escaping Dad Tulsa Ted (Character) - 2017
86% 29% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
No Score Yet 13% Lethal Seduction Deacon Williams (Character) - 2015
8% 43% A Haunted House 2 Professor Wilde (Character) $17.3M 2014
No Score Yet 33% Such Good People Sidney Talmadge (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 35% A Fork in the Road Sheriff Thompson (Character) - 2010
42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Chuck (Character) $73M 2010
79% 44% The Informant! Terry Wilson (Character) $33.3M 2009
No Score Yet 43% Jelly Tad Wasserstein (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole Truth Uri Standinoff (Character) - 2009
58% 49% The Astronaut Farmer Arnie Milan (Character) $11M 2007
20% 49% A Plumm Summer FBI Agent (Character) $53.8K 2007
No Score Yet 21% Keep Your Distance Dr. Floyd Beasley (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 34% Frostbite Bartender (Character) - 2004
47% 32% Eight Legged Freaks Deputy Pete Willis (Character) $17.3M 2002
No Score Yet 33% Shoot or Be Shot Sasha (Character) - 2002
29% 41% Jackpot Roland (Character) $43.7K 2001
No Score Yet 30% Serial Killer Mr. Korn (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encino Woman Raji (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Crusade Sir Roger (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Lampoon's Attack of the 5' 2" Women Officer Brown (Character) - 1994
96% 88% Groundhog Day Ralph (Character) $162.6K 1993
No Score Yet 67% Galaxies Are Colliding Rex (Character) - 1992
50% 51% Blind Fury Tector Pike (Character) $2.1M 1989
69% 42% Earth Girls Are Easy Dr. Rick (Character) $3.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sinful Life Janitor (Character) - 1989
0% 31% Million Dollar Mystery Stuart Briggs (Character) $513.7K 1987
40% 62% Modern Girls Marsalis (Character) $264.3K 1986
27% 37% Young Doctors in Love Dr. Thurman Flicker (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target... Earth? Ino (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Elmer Barlow (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 80% Mom Burt (Guest Star) 2019
93% 89% Veep Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Obadiah (Guest Star) 2015 2011
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
90% 81% Bones Minister (Guest Star) 2015
81% 81% The League Mr. Rosenthal (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 80% Last Man Standing Ted Dryer (Guest Star) 2012
47% No Score Yet CHAOS Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Unknown (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
81% 90% The Office Mr. Beesly (Guest Star) 2009-2010
92% 85% Leverage Taggert (Guest Star) 2008-2009
65% No Score Yet Drive Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
20% No Score Yet Rodney Max (Guest Star) 2006
85% 91% Lost Matthew Reed (Guest Star) 2005
85% 88% Alias Alexei Vasilevich (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Unknown (Character) 2002
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Richard Webb (Guest Star) 2002
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Angry Gentile (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Shepherd (Guest Star) 1998
80% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% ER Mr. McNamara (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Dr. Fisher (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
89% 94% Seinfeld The Drake (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Rufus (Character) 1992
60% No Score Yet Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures Rufus (Voice) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Jillian Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987


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