Richard Kline

Actor, Director, Producer
New York native Richard Kline gained status as a 1970s icon thanks to his role as dark-haired disco king Larry Dallas, a sleazy bachelor on the oft-repeated sitcom "Three's Company" (ABC, 1977-84), but traded in his ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1944 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Don't Think Twice 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Americans 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Theatergoer #1 (Actor)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Auerbach (Actor)

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Secret TV Formula 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Noah Knows Best 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shasta Mcnasty 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warm Blooded Killers 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Living in Captivity 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Columbo: Butterflies in Shades of Grey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The November Conspiracy 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

To Tell the Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

His & Hers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Problem Child 1990 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Side By Side 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Time Around 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

His and Hers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hell Hath No Fury (TV Show)

Actor

Karroll's Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Not Just Another Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Three's Company (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Biography

New York native Richard Kline gained status as a 1970s icon thanks to his role as dark-haired disco king Larry Dallas, a sleazy bachelor on the oft-repeated sitcom "Three's Company" (ABC, 1977-84), but traded in his barely-buttoned shirt and gold medallion for more behind the scenes pursuits and scattered guest roles before returning to a starring sitcom role as a charming gray-haired dad in NBC's "Inside Schwartz" (2001). An appealing stage-trained actor who earned his MFA from Northwestern and made his acting debut with the Lincoln Center Repertory Company, Kline racked up stage credits before tackling television. An early TV guest role on a 1976 episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS) and a part in the 1977 NBC miniseries "Seventh Avenue" predated his long run on "Three's Company." Following that success, he was to star in "His and Hers," a 1984 CBS sitcom that never made it past the pilot stage, though interestingly later starred in the similarly titled, short-lived sitcom "His & Hers" (1990) on the same network.

Relationships

Sandra Kline

Wife

Leah Kline

Mother

Colby Kline

Daughter

EDUCATION

Queens College

Flushing, New York

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Milestones

2001

Played the gregarious father of Breckin Meyer's sportscaster in the NBC sitcom "Inside Schwartz"

2000

Featured in the Geffen Playhouse production of Jon Robin Baitz's "Mizlansky/Zilinsky"

2000

Starred on the Nickelodeon children's series "Noah Knows Best"

1999

Had rare feature supporting role in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights"

1999

Guest starred on an episode of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" (Fox)

1999

Directed the stage comedy "Parental Discretion"

1998

Cast as Fagin in a tour of "Oliver!" featuring Andrea McArdle

1998

Played an adulterous senator in the musical "Hello Again", produced at Hollywood's 2nd Stage Theater

1997

Gave a winning performance as the star of the one-man Off-Broadway play "Boychik"

1997

Had a small role in the Dennis Dugan-directed comedy "Beverly Hills Ninja"

1997

Played title role in the Goodspeed Opera House staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Alan Ayckbourne musical "By Jeeves"; reprised role in production at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center

1996

Guested on episodes of "NYPD Blue" (ABC) And "Married... With Children" (Fox)

1995

Appeared in the thriller "The November Conspiracy"

1994

Guest starred on the CBS detective drama series "Burke's Law"; also was featured in the ABC TV-movie mystery "Columbo: Butterflies in Shades of Grey"

1992

Broadway debut replacing Rene Auberjonois as producer Buddy Fidler in the award-winning muscial "City of Angels"

1992

Helmed an episode of the ABC sitcom "Billy"

1991

Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Hell Hath No Fury"

1990

Starred on the short-lived sitcom "His & Hers" (CBS), a reworking of the similarly titled 1984 pilot

1990

Had a voice credit in the comedy "Problem Child", directed by Dennis Dugan

1990

Directed an episode of the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade"; billed as Richard T. Kline

1987

Guest starred on episodes of the NBC dramas "Hill Street Blues", "Hunter" and "St. Elsewhere"

1985

Had leading role in the similarly themed failed ABC pilot "The Second Time Around"

1984

Starred in the failed CBS pilot "His and Hers"

1977

Acted in the three-part miniseries "Seventh Avenue"

1976

Had early TV role as a guest on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS)

Made acting debut with the Lincoln Center Repertory Company in NYC

Directed episodes of the syndicated comedy series "Harry and the Hendersons"

Co-starred as randy neighbor Larry Dallas on the popular sitcom "Three's Company" (ABC)

Served three years as a soldier stationed in Vietnam

Had a recurring guest role on "Maude" (CBS)

Acted in the independent feature comedies "Nothing But the Truth" and "Warm Blooded Kilers" (both lensed 1999)

Featured on the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Raised in the New York City area

Bonus Trivia

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Kline offers private coaching as well as teaches acting.

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