Richard Devon

A supporting player whose roles trod both sides of the law, actor Richard Devon appeared as cops and criminals in a wealth of series (and the occasional film) of the '50s and '60s, particularly Westerns. He learned to ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1931

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Seventh Sign 1988 (Movie)

2nd Cardinal (Actor)

Ewoks 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

Ricca (Actor)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

Domino (Actor)

Cattle King 1962 (Movie)

Vince Bodine (Actor)

Kid Galahad 1962 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze 1962 (Movie)

Maharajah (Actor)

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Estevan (Actor)

Badman's Country 1958 (Movie)

Harvey Logan (Actor)

Machine Gun Kelly 1958 (Movie)

Apple (Actor)

Blood of Dracula 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Stewart (Actor)

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent 1956 (Movie)

Stark (Actor)

The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Risafe (Actor)

The Undead (Movie)

Satan (Actor)

Biography

A supporting player whose roles trod both sides of the law, actor Richard Devon appeared as cops and criminals in a wealth of series (and the occasional film) of the '50s and '60s, particularly Westerns. He learned to love acting early on, in a first-grade school production, and went on to study drama after graduating from high school, earning his lessons by building sets. He later trained with Western star Richard Boone, who groomed him for his early TV appearances on such shows as "Frontier" and the science fiction series "Space Patrol". Devon's mean, thin-lipped smile would be put to good use playing Satan in Roger Corman's B-movie "The Undead" and earn the actor work in other projects by the renowned director, including "War of the Satellites". Devon was most visible in Westerns, including such classic shows as "Wanted: Dead or Alive", "The Rifleman", and "Bonanza". Not wholly limited to ranch-hand parts, he played in a diverse selection of other major series such as "Peter Gunn", "Twilight Zone", and "Lassie". In other big-screen parts, he worked beside such stars as Clint Eastwood, in "Magnum Force", and John Wayne, in "The Comancheros". In Devon's final film role, he played a Cardinal in the apocalyptic thriller "The Seventh Sign".

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