Richard Fancy

Prolific supporting actor Richard Fancy enjoyed the consistent work - if not the immediate name recognition afforded to character actors - over the course of a three-decade career that encompassed frequent appearances ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1943 in Evanston, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

The Game 2015 (Tv Show)

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Ray Donovan 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Onion Movie 2014 (Movie)

Kenneth Garber (Actor)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

AJ Kennedy (Actor)

Mad Men 2012 (Tv Show)

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Uncorked 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Adventures of Power 2009 (Movie)

Dick Houston (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Alford "Rip" Van Ronkel (Actor)

Midnight Clear 2006 (Movie)

Pastor Mark (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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City of Angels 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Nurses 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The District 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

Mr Peterson (Actor)

The Hughleys 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Two Guys and a Girl 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Veronica's Closet 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

Mr. Meyerson (Actor)

Psycho Beach Party 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Wentworth (Actor)

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

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Being John Malkovich 1999 (Movie)

Johnson Heyward (Actor)

Ted 1999 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

The Norm Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Common Law 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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ER 1997 (Tv Show)

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Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1997 (Movie)

Mr Van Dough (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

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Touch 1997 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Get Smart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Mel Laird (Actor)

Species 1995 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The O.J. Simpson Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Clifford 1994 (Movie)

1st Detectve (Actor)

The Last Outlaw 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

Contract Lawyer (Actor)

Identity Crisis 1990 (Movie)

Yves Malmaison (Actor)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

Nolan (Actor)

The Silence at Bethany 1989 (Movie)

Elam Swope (Actor)

True Believer 1989 (Movie)

Ballistics Expert (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Academy Speaker (Actor)

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Absolute Strangers (TV Show)

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Afterburn (TV Show)

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Cinema Verite (TV Show)

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Drive Like Lightning (TV Show)

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From the Dead of Night (TV Show)

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Innocent Victims (TV Show)

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Nick Knight (TV Show)

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Primal Force (TV Show)

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Roswell (TV Show)

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Untamed Love (TV Show)

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Without Her Consent (TV Show)

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Biography

Prolific supporting actor Richard Fancy enjoyed the consistent work - if not the immediate name recognition afforded to character actors - over the course of a three-decade career that encompassed frequent appearances on "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ), "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime, 1986-1990), "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08). Though frequently cast as men of authority - doctors, lawyers, business figures - in dramas, Fancy was also adept at comedy, as his appearances on "Shandling" and "Seinfeld" clearly indicated. Between television assignments and small roles in features like "Nixon (1995) and "Being John Malkovich" (1999), Fancy was a frequent stage performer on both coasts, as well as a familiar face from numerous television ad campaigns and several short films. Though rarely singled out by media critics, Richard Fancy's vast list of credits, including numerous recurring turns on major series, underscored his status as one of Hollywood's most prolific supporting players.

Relationships

Raymond Fancy

Father

George Fass From Story

Father-In-Law

Joanna Fass

Wife

Gertrude Fass Writer

Mother-In-Law

Milestones

2012

Appeared in "Mad Men"

1997

Began a lengthy run on "General Hospital" as Benny Abrams and his twin brother, Bernie

1991

First of 11 appearances as Mr. Lippman on "Seinfeld"

1988

First feature film appearance in "Sunset"

1984

Television debut as Samuel Adams in "George Washington"

1979

Debuted on Broadway as an understudy in "The Crucifer of Blood"

Bonus Trivia

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In-laws George and Gertrude Fancy were prolific television writers specializing in mysteries and thrillers.

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Counts his status as a class clown in school as among the deciding factors in becoming an actor.

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Recurring role on "It's Garry Shandling's Show"

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