Richard Egan

Actor, Teacher
Square-jawed Richard Egan was a classic leading man in his time, starring in several high-profile films and on the Western show "Empire". Like many from his generation, he served in the army during World War II, acting ... Read more »
Born: 07/28/1921 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

The Day of the Wolves 2014 (Movie)

Pete Anderson (Actor)

Delivery Method 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elvis: His Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amsterdam Kill 1978 (Movie)

Ridgeway (Actor)

The Sweet Creek County War 1977 (Movie)

Judd Firman (Actor)

Kino, the Padre on Horseback 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Cube 1969 (Movie)

Frederick Lansdale (Actor)

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Wade Cochran (Actor)

The 300 Spartans 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Dr Edmund Chilton (Actor)

Esther and the King 1959 (Movie)

King Ahasuerus (Actor)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

Ken Jorgenson (Actor)

The Hunters 1958 (Movie)

Colonel 'Dutch' Imil (Actor)

These Thousand Hills 1958 (Movie)

Jehu (Actor)

Voice in the Mirror 1958 (Movie)

Jim Burton (Actor)

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1957 (Movie)

William Keating (Actor)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

Vance (Actor)

Tension at Table Rock 1956 (Movie)

Wes Tancred (Actor)

The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Seven Cities of Gold 1955 (Movie)

Jose (Actor)

The View From Pompey's Head 1955 (Movie)

Anson Page (Actor)

Underwater 1955 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

Kurt Hout (Actor)

Violent Saturday 1955 (Movie)

Boyd Fairchild (Actor)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

Dardanius (Actor)

Gog 1954 (Movie)

David Sheppard (Actor)

Hollywood Opening Night 1950 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glory Brigade 1953 (Movie)

Sergeant Johnson (Actor)

Wicked Woman 1953 (Movie)

Matt Bannister (Actor)

Bright Victory 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blackbeard the Pirate (Movie)

Briggs (Actor)

Flame of Araby (Movie)

Capt. Fezil (Actor)

Highway 301 (Movie)

Herbie Brooks (Actor)

Hollywood Story (Movie)

Lt. Lennox (Actor)

One Minute to Zero (Movie)

Capt. Ralston (Actor)

Shootout in a One-Dog Town (TV Show)

Actor

The 300 Spartans (Movie)

King Leonidas of Sparta (Actor)

The Battle at Apache Pass (Movie)

Sgt. Bernard (Actor)

The Devil Makes Three (Movie)

Lt. Parker (Actor)

The Golden Horde (Movie)

Gill (Actor)

The Killer That Stalked New York (Movie)

Owney (Actor)

Up Front (Movie)

Capa (Actor)

Biography

Square-jawed Richard Egan was a classic leading man in his time, starring in several high-profile films and on the Western show "Empire". Like many from his generation, he served in the army during World War II, acting as a judo instructor. After graduating from college, he taught briefly before getting his first bit part in the 1949 thriller "The Story of Molly X". He gradually built a reputation in the film industry during the 1950s, playing supporting roles in period dramas like "The Golden Horde" and Raoul Walsh's adventure "Blackbeard, the Pirate" in 1952. His part in the 1953 baseball comedy "The Kid from Left Field" earned him attention, and three years later he starred opposite Elvis Presley in the melodramatic romance "Love Me Tender". Several more starring roles followed, most notably "A Summer Place" alongside Dorothy McGuire in 1959. Other key roles came in the family drama "Polyanna" and the sword and sandal epic "The 300 Spartans" in '62. That same year he began starring in the TV Western "Empire" (renamed "Rodigo" during its final season) and spent the rest of his career dividing his time between the big and small screens. His final role came on the daytime drama "Capitol", where he had a recurring role until his death in 1987.

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California

Stanford University

Stanford , California

University of San Francisco

San Francisco , California

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