Richard Bradford

Actor
Forceful character actor, latterly with snow-white hair, who made his film debut in 1966 and came to specialize in police captains, military men and other authority figures. A Texas native, Bradford made his film debut ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1937 in Tyler, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

The Lost City 2006 (Movie)

Don Donoso Fellove (Actor)

L.A. County 187 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man From Elysian Fields 2002 (Movie)

Edward Rodgers (Actor)

Hawaiian Gardens 2000 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

Benny Moran (Actor)

Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hoodlum 1997 (Movie)

Captain Foley (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparks 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chamber 1996 (Movie)

Wyn Lettner (Actor)

The Commish 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Viper 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arctic Blue 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Indictment: the Mcmartin Trial 1995 (Movie)

Ira Reiner (Actor)

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

Nick Zangaro (Actor)

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

Stuart Booth (Actor)

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Heaven 1992 (Movie)

Monsignor Cassidy (Actor)

Dean R. Koontz's Servants of Twilight 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Giggles 1992 (Movie)

Officer Hank Magruder (Actor)

Ambition 1991 (Movie)

Jordan (Actor)

Bump in the Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

In Vino Veritas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Sergeant Grieb (Actor)

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

Judge Claibourne (Actor)

Night Games 1989 (Movie)

Nelson (Actor)

Little Nikita 1988 (Movie)

Konstantin Karpov (Actor)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

Leo Verdell (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Captain Blackworth (Actor)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

Ladd Devine (Actor)

Wildfire 1988 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

Amerika 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untouchables 1987 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Sweet Revenge 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

Pyatt (Actor)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

Phil Wilson (Actor)

Trip to Bountiful 1985 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Big John 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Running Hot 1984 (Movie)

Tom Bond (Actor)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Detective Bradford (Actor)

Lookin' to Get Out 1982 (Movie)

Bernie Gold (Actor)

Missing 1982 (Movie)

Andrew Babcock (Actor)

Charleston 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

Major Creech (Actor)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

Sheriff Andrew Kyle (Actor)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

Captain Forster (Actor)

The Missouri Breaks 1975 (Movie)

Pete Marker (Actor)

U.M.C. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Man in a Suitcase 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Damon Fuller (Actor)

A Rumor of War (TV Show)

Actor

Badge of the Assassin (TV Show)

Actor

Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Code of Honor (Movie)

George Markham (Actor)

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

Lime Street (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Run For Your Life (TV Show)

Actor

Resting Place (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Unknown Chaplin 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Universal Horror (TV Show)

Music
Sound (5)

Audra McDonald in Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Sound Supervisor

Bernadette Peters in Concert 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Sound Supervisor

Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Sound Supervisor

"Les Miserables" in Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Sound Supervisor
Writer (1)

Red Sky at Morning 1971 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Forceful character actor, latterly with snow-white hair, who made his film debut in 1966 and came to specialize in police captains, military men and other authority figures. A Texas native, Bradford made his film debut in Arthur Penn's intriguing study of passions boiling over in a Texas town, "The Chase" (1966). A breakthrough came for Bradford when he played the starring role of John McGill in the ABC series, "Man in a Suitcase" (1968), one of the many spy series of the day. Though less successful than "I Spy," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." or "Mission: Impossible," the show did bring him to prominence as a former intelligence agent turned private investigator in London. It also borrowed from "The Fugitive" as its peripatetic hero ventured through the European underworld looking for people to exonerate him from a charge that he let a scientist defect to the USSR.

Relationships

Richard Edwin Bradford

Father

Rose Bradford

Mother

EDUCATION

HB Studio

New York, New York

also studied acting with Frank Corsaro in New York

Actors Studio

New York, New York

Milestones

2006

Cast in Andy Garcia's feature directorial debut "The Lost City"

2001

Again worked with Garcia on "The Man From Elysian Fields"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

1999

Reteamed with Garcia on "Just the Ticket"

1995

Acted alongside Andy Garcia in "Steal Big, Steal Little"

1994

Played recurring role of Commander O'Neill on the NBC science-fiction adventure series, "Earth 2"

1980

First TV miniseries, "A Rumor of War"

1976

Resumed acting roles in feature films with a part in the Arthur Penn Western, "The Missouri Breaks"

1968

Played leading role of Dr. Joseph Gannon on the CBS medical drama TV-movie, "U.M.C.", A pilot for the long-running series, "Medical Center", but did not reprise the role for the series; Chad Everett was cast in the part

1968

Played breakthrough role of John McGill when he made US TV series debut on the ABC spy adventure series, "Man in a Suitcase", shot in Britain

1966

Earliest TV appearances included a role in the TV-movie, "Roaring Camp"

1966

Film debut "The Chase"

Extended hiatus from feature and TV acting

Played recurring role of Martin Zabriskie on several episodes of the CBS police drama, "Cagney and Lacey"

Played role of Mike McDugal on several of the "Christine Cromwell" ABC-TV mystery movies starring Jaclyn Smith

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