Richard Jordan

Actor, Theater director
This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1938 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

Brigadier General Lewis A Armistead (Actor)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

Sheriff Bates (Actor)

Primary Motive 1992 (Movie)

Chris Poulas (Actor)

Deadline 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Delusion 1991 (Movie)

Conference Room Executive (Actor)

Heaven Is a Playground 1991 (Movie)

Racine (Actor)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

Eugene Benedict (Actor)

Three Hotels 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Bomb 1991 (Movie)

Colonel Taylor (Actor)

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Jeffrey Pelt (Actor)

Romero 1989 (Movie)

Father Rutilio Grande (Actor)

The Secret of My Success 1987 (Movie)

Howard Prescott (Actor)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

Grock (Actor)

The Men's Club 1986 (Movie)

Kramer (Actor)

A Flash of Green 1985 (Movie)

Elmo Bliss (Actor)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

Alan Delour (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Duncan Idaho (Actor)

The Bunker 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Raise the Titanic 1980 (Movie)

Dirk Pitt (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Les Miserables 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

Jeff Turrin (Actor)

Interiors 1978 (Movie)

Frederick (Actor)

Logan's Run 1975 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

One Night Stand 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rooster Cogburn 1975 (Movie)

Hawk (Actor)

The Yakuza 1974 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

Dave Foley (Actor)

Kamouraska 1972 (Movie)

Nelson (Actor)

Chato's Land 1971 (Movie)

Earl Hooker (Actor)

Lawman 1971 (Movie)

Crowe Wheelwright (Actor)

Valdez Is Coming 1971 (Movie)

R L Davis (Actor)

Ready For the People 1964 (Movie)

Eddie Dickson (Actor)

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Nightside (TV Show)

Actor

The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Show)

Actor

Washington Mistress (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

A Flash of Green 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.

Relationships

Blair Brown Actor

Companion
together from c. 1976 separated

Nina Jordan

Daughter
mother, Kathleen Widdoes

Robert Jordan

Son
born in 1983 mother, Blair Brown

Kathleen Widdoes

Wife
married in 1963 divorced in 1972

EDUCATION

studied with Harold Clurman and Sanford Meisner

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts
appeared in 15 plays

Milestones

1993

Was playing the role of the evil doctor in "The Fugitive" when he died; replaced in the part by Jeroen Krabbe

1993

Final film appearance, "Gettysburg"

1990

Directed a production of Shakespeare's "MacBeth" starred Raul Julia in the title role

1973

TV acting debut, "Nightside"

1964

Feature acting debut, "Ready for the People"

1963

Played Romeo in New York Shakespeare Festival's "Romeo and Juliet"

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