Richard Gilliland

Prolific television and movie actor Richard Gilliland made an auspicious film debut battling mutant cockroaches in the 1975 low-budget fright flick "Bug", the final film of horror impresario William Castle. Minor roles ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1950

Filmography

Actor (58)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008, 2014 (Tv Show)

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Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

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Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

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24 2001 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

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Dexter 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

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Home Room 2003 (Movie)

Mr Cartwright (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Designing Women Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Becker 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Designing Women 1986 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1986 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1986 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1986 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Star Kid 1998 (Movie)

Roland Griffith (Actor)

Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Man Next Door 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Playing Dangerous 2 1995 (Movie)

Jack Harrison (Actor)

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Davis Rules 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Winnetka Road 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Only the Good Die Young 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Heartland 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Monster Manor 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Happy Hour 1987 (Movie)

Blake Teegarden (Actor)

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Just Our Luck 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Night the Bridge Fell Down 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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A Wedding on Waltons Mountain 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Pervis (Actor)

Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Little Women 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Operation Petticoat 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Operation Petticoat 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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McMillan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Bureau 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The White Buffalo 1976 (Movie)

Corporal Kileen (Actor)

Bug 1975 (Movie)

Metbaum (Actor)

A Killing in a Small Town (TV Show)

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Acceptable Risks (TV Show)

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Audrey's Rain (TV Show)

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Challenge of a Lifetime (TV Show)

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Dogwatch (TV Show)

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Just My Imagination (TV Show)

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Little Women (TV Show)

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Not in My Family (TV Show)

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Take Me Home Again (TV Show)

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The Family Kovack (TV Show)

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The West Side Waltz (TV Show)

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Two Voices (TV Show)

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Unwed Father (TV Show)

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Whattley By the Bay (TV Show)

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Biography

Prolific television and movie actor Richard Gilliland made an auspicious film debut battling mutant cockroaches in the 1975 low-budget fright flick "Bug", the final film of horror impresario William Castle. Minor roles in the films "Stay Hungry" and "The White Buffalo" soon followed, but the Texas-born Gilliland truly made a splash on television, with his first starring role on the ABC sitcom "Operation Petticoat", about the wacky crew of a United States Navy submarine. Paired with "Addams Family" vet John Astin, who played the vessel's commander, Gilliland displayed a forthright all-American charm that endeared him to audiences. He soon joined the cast of one of the nation's favorite TV families, "The Waltons", as "Jonesy," the husband of daughter Mary Ellen. He reprised the role in three subsequent "Walton's Mountain" television specials, then went on to land another leading series role, on the ill-fated sitcom "Just Our Luck", about a TV weatherman who finds a wisecracking genie-in-a-bottle named Shabu. Luckily, Gilliland landed on the long-running comedy series "Designing Women", which co-starred his wife, actress Jean Smart. But as J.D., the unreliable beau of Mary Jo Shively, Gilliland played his romantic scenes with Annie Potts, not his wife; he and Smart also both appeared on the fifth season of the FOX action hit "24".

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