Allan Rich

Actor
Allan Rich could have easily quit acting when his liberal beliefs got him blacklisted during Hollywood's shameful Red Scare. He instead reinvented himself as a successful stock broker-turned-respected-art-gallery-owner ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1926

Filmography

Actor (71)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

Rabbi Twersky (Actor)

2 Broke Girls 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Memory Thief 2008 (Movie)

Zvi Birnbaum (Actor)

Man in the Chair 2007 (Movie)

Speed (Actor)

Rise: Blood Hunter 2007 (Movie)

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Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

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Intoxicating 2004 (Movie)

Michael Reilly (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Burial Society 2004 (Movie)

Hy Liebowitz (Actor)

The Dogwalker 2002 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Judging Amy 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Skippy 2001 (Movie)

Gordon Gates (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 (Tv Show)

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Malaika 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Nanny 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Judge Juttson (Actor)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Sebastian (Actor)

Jack 1996 (Movie)

Dr Benfante (Actor)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Bill Adolphe (Actor)

Two Much 1996 (Movie)

Reverend Larrabee (Actor)

Disclosure 1994 (Movie)

Ben Heller (Actor)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Robert Kintner (Actor)

Nickel & Dime 1992 (Movie)

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The Washing Machine Man 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

Leonard Marks (Actor)

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

Alan Neyman (Actor)

Relentless 2: Dead On 1991 (Movie)

Grazinsky (Actor)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

Nate Tobias (Actor)

Another Chance 1989 (Movie)

R J (Actor)

Checking Out 1989 (Movie)

Dr Haskell (Actor)

Ragin' Cajun 1989 (Movie)

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Bad Guys 1986 (Movie)

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J.O.E. and the Colonel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Eating Raoul 1982 (Movie)

Nazi Client (Actor)

Frances 1982 (Movie)

Mr Bebe (Actor)

Chicago Story 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Entity 1981 (Movie)

Dr Walcott (Actor)

Hero at Large 1980 (Movie)

Marty Fields (Actor)

Leo and Loree 1980 (Movie)

Jarvis (Actor)

But Mother! 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Frisco Kid 1979 (Movie)

Mr Bialik (Actor)

The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Voices 1978 (Movie)

Montrose Meier (Actor)

Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

Dr Clark (Actor)

Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Newman's Drugstore 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Serpico 1974 (Movie)

D.A. Tauber (Actor)

The Happy Hooker 1974 (Movie)

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The Gambler 1973 (Movie)

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A Gun in the House (TV Show)

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A Part of the Family (TV Show)

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Dead on the Money (TV Show)

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Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

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Matters of the Heart (TV Show)

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Miami Hustle (TV Show)

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Scott Free (TV Show)

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Strike Force (TV Show)

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Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

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Terraces (TV Show)

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The Christmas Path (TV Show)

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The Hostage Heart (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Show)

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The Seekers (TV Show)

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War and Remembrance (TV Show)

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Biography

Allan Rich could have easily quit acting when his liberal beliefs got him blacklisted during Hollywood's shameful Red Scare. He instead reinvented himself as a successful stock broker-turned-respected-art-gallery-owner before returning to his first career love. Rich started acting onstage alongside storied performers like Edward G. Robinson, Milton Berle, and Henry Fonda. Blacklisted for allegedly being a Communist sympathizer, the New York native turned to Wall Street, where within five years he had opened his own brokerage firm and started collecting fine art. After opening Allen Rich Galleries on Madison Avenue, he returned to the stage alongside Dustin Hoffman in Ron Ribman's "Journey of the Fifth Horse." Rich made his film debut with a juicy role as D.A. Herman Tauber in the 1973 biopic "Serpico" with Al Pacino. When scenes of his were shown on the Academy Awards broadcast, the entrepreneurial thespian took out ads in various Hollywood trade papers, landed an agent, and started earning roles in film and television at a brisk rate. With his stentorian voice and no-nonsense demeanor, Rich wound up playing authority figures ranging from judges ("Kojak," "Hill Street Blues") and doctors ("Night Court," "Jack") to Nazis ("Eating Raoul") and professors ("Happy Days"). Along with major roles playing a 1950s television exec in "Quiz Show" and Demi Moore's attorney in "Disclosure," Rich has also taught acting and summed up his philosophy in the 2007 book "A Leap From the Method."

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