Richard Erdman

Actor, Director
Richard Erdman's lengthy acting career spans everything from science-fiction to sitcoms, containing many memorable roles in film and television. Erdman got his start in the '40s with small roles in minor films like the ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1925 in Enid, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Weird Loners 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Community 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empire State Building Murders 2008 (Movie)

Eddie Walker (Actor)

Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1989 - 1990, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hudson Street 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Wings 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Valet Girls 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stewardess School 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tomboy 1985 (Movie)

Chester (Actor)

Trancers 1985 (Movie)

Drunken Wise Man (Actor)

Heidi's Song 1981 (Movie)

of Herr Sessman (Voice)

From Here to Eternity 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

Zieder (Actor)

Visions... 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers O'Toole 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 (Movie)

Colonel Edward F French (Actor)

Rascal 1969 (Movie)

Wally Dabbett (Actor)

Namu, the Killer Whale 1966 (Movie)

Deke (Actor)

The Brass Bottle 1963 (Movie)

Seymour Jenks (Actor)

The Swamp Fox 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Face of Fire 1959 (Movie)

Al Williams (Actor)

Saddle the Wind 1958 (Movie)

Dallas Hanson (Actor)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

Ed Brent (Actor)

The Power and the Prize 1956 (Movie)

Lester Everett (Actor)

Stalag 17 1953 (Movie)

Hoffy (Actor)

The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Alfred Grattin (Actor)

U.S.S. Tea Kettle 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Time of Your Life 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Janie 1944 (Movie)

Scooper Nolan (Actor)

Star in the Night 1944 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

Anything Goes (Movie)

Ed Brent (Actor)

Cry Danger (Movie)

Delong (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Soldier on Deck (Actor)

Janie Gets Married (Movie)

Lt. "Scooper" Nolan (Actor)

Jesse (TV Show)

Actor

Jumping Jacks (Movie)

Dogface Dolan (Actor)

My Town (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody Lives Forever (Movie)

Bellboy (Actor)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

Nebraska Hooper (Actor)

That Way with Women (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Admiral Was a Lady (Movie)

Ollie (Actor)

The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

Actor

The Men (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

The San Francisco Story (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Too Young to Know (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)
Director (2)

The Brothers O'Toole 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Bleep 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Dark Wind 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Bleep 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Richard Erdman's lengthy acting career spans everything from science-fiction to sitcoms, containing many memorable roles in film and television. Erdman got his start in the '40s with small roles in minor films like the action-filled "Objective, Burma" and the romantic melodrama "Wild Harvest," which starred Dorothy Lamour as a scheming drifter who manipulates her husband into funding her lavish lifestyle. In 1953, Erdman landed a pivotal role as a defiant barracks chief in "Stalag 17," about a group of American World War II P.O.W.s who suspect one of their fellow prisoners has turned against them. A few years later, he was cast as wealthy playboy Richard Fairfield III in the short-lived series "The Tab Hunter Show" and landed a recurring role as a philosophizing photographer in "Saints and Sinners," about the staff of a fictional New York City newspaper. Erdman appeared as a down-and-out man who receives an unexpected gift in the famous "Twilight Zone" episode "A Kind of Stopwatch" and later played a war-weary colonel in "Tora! Tora! Tora!," about the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In 2009, he joined the cast of the meta-comedy TV series "Community" as Leonard, an elderly, prank-loving community college student who antagonizes the school with his rowdy friends.

EDUCATION

Hollywood High School, CA

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