Richard Riehle

Acting teacher, Actor
With his mustache, receding hairline and somewhat portly frame, Richard Riehle has often been cast as corrupt characters whose bravado melts in the face of adversity, He spent over 15 years working in repertory theaters ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1948 in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (181)

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Always Woodstock 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Harmon (Actor)

Audie and the Wolf 2014 (Movie)

Michael Ludlow (Actor)

Dismal 2014 (Movie)

Croaker Norge (Actor)

Mom 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mystery Girls 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Resurrection Mary 2014 (Movie)

Detective Mahoney (Actor)

Roommate Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Hoffman (Actor)

Stellina Blue 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Helfenstein (Actor)

The Gristle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Scribbler 2014 (Movie)

Officer O'Reilly (Actor)

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

Theater Landlord (Actor)

Treasure Buddies 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2014 (Tv Show)

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Dead Man's Burden 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Call 2013 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Mob City 2013 (Tv Show)

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Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

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Texas Chainsaw 3D 2013 (Movie)

Farnsworth (Actor)

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Neighbors 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Watermen 2013 (Movie)

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Bad Ass 2012 (Movie)

Father Miller (Actor)

Men at Work 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Client List 2012 (Tv Show)

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The League 2012 (Tv Show)

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3 Days of Normal 2011 (Movie)

Chief Dale Nickens (Actor)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Santa Claus (Actor)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Bill Cozbi (Actor)

Extracted 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011 (Movie)

Ringmaster (Actor)

Kickin' It 2011 (Tv Show)

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Lake Effects 2011 (Movie)

Chairman McCarren (Actor)

Spork 2011 (Movie)

Clyde (Actor)

Better Off Ted 2009 (Tv Show)

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Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

Buddy The Night Watchman (Actor)

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow 2009 (Movie)

Jude Weatherby (Actor)

Our First Christmas 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

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Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Paul Meyers (Actor)

Little Big Top 2008 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Red 2008 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

7th Heaven 2007 (Tv Show)

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American Body Shop 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Jim Permatteo (Actor)

My Father 2007 (Movie)

John Parker (Actor)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Spencer (Actor)

The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell 2007 (Movie)

Narrator/Historian (Actor)

All of Us 2006 (Tv Show)

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Arthur Hailey's Detective 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Death & Texas 2006 (Movie)

Warden Emmit Duffy (Actor)

Domestic Import 2006 (Movie)

Sam the Mailman (Actor)

George Lopez 2006 (Tv Show)

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Midnight Clear 2006 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Neo Ned 2006 (Movie)

Officer Roy Pendleton (Actor)

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green 2006 (Movie)

Hat Sister (Actor)

Wasting Away 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ally McBeal 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2005 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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City of Angels 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grounded For Life 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kirk 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Men Behaving Badly 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1988 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Palindromes 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Dan (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sirens 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Single Guy 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Come to Papa 2004 (Tv Show)

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Enterprise 2004 (Tv Show)

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Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Sheriff Sam Brown (Actor)

Married to the Kellys 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

Santa (Actor)

Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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Time Changer 2002 (Movie)

Dr Wiseman (Actor)

Bandits 2001 (Movie)

Lawrence Fife (Actor)

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

Car Dealer (Actor)

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

Sheriff Merle Hobbs (Actor)

The Fluffer 2001 (Movie)

Sam Martins (Actor)

The Parlor 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

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Any Day Now 2000 (Tv Show)

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Providence 2000 (Tv Show)

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2000 (Tv Show)

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Au Pair 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Balloon Farm 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Blink of An Eye 1999 (Movie)

Main Prison Guard (Actor)

Columbo: Ashes to Ashes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

Bob Bigalow (Actor)

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Tom Smykowski (Actor)

The Judas Kiss 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Premonition 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Measures 1998 (Movie)

Ed Fayne (Actor)

Driven 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Dune Buggy Driver (Actor)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

INS Agent (Actor)

Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

Edgar Halstrom (Actor)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Commander Gorman (Actor)

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1997 (Movie)

Sergeant Mooney (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Air Marshal (Actor)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

Tommy Mayfield (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

Warden Quince (Actor)

River Made to Drown In 1996 (Movie)

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Robin Cook's Terminal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Shopkeeper (Actor)

The Lesser Evil 1996 (Movie)

Detective Smits (Actor)

Trial By Fire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Stranger in Town 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Casino 1995 (Movie)

Charlie Clark (Actor)

Dominion 1995 (Movie)

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Get Smart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Jury Duty 1995 (Movie)

Principal Beasley (Actor)

Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Stuart Saves His Family 1995 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Holy Matrimony 1994 (Movie)

Mr Greeson (Actor)

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

Burton (Actor)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

On Trial 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Detective Griffin (Actor)

Free Willy 1993 (Movie)

Wade (Actor)

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaky Ground 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

Old Guard (Actor)

Hero 1992 (Movie)

Robinson (Actor)

Of Mice and Men 1992 (Movie)

Carlson (Actor)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

Jerry Blier (Actor)

Roseanne 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Roustabout (Actor)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

Officer O'Brien (Actor)

Ferris Bueller 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

Reverend Scroggins (Actor)

People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

Crown (Actor)

Glory 1989 (Movie)

Quartermaster (Actor)

Rachel River 1989 (Movie)

Merv (Actor)

A Killer Among Us (TV Show)

Actor

Another Pretty Face (TV Show)

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Baitshop (TV Show)

Actor

Cast the First Stone (TV Show)

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Cross of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

For Their Own Good (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Intellectual Property (Movie)

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Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

Actor

Keeper of the City (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Prey (TV Show)

Actor

Route 9 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of Obsession (TV Show)

Actor

Soul of the Game (TV Show)

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Stitch in Time (Movie)

Uncle Norman (Actor)

The First Gentleman (TV Show)

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The Laramie Project (TV Show)

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The Other Side of Hell (TV Show)

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The Ransom of Red Chief (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his mustache, receding hairline and somewhat portly frame, Richard Riehle has often been cast as corrupt characters whose bravado melts in the face of adversity, He spent over 15 years working in repertory theaters in Oregon, Alaska, Arizona and elsewhere, in addition to teaching acting in Northern California and at the University of Washington. Riehle ventured to Broadway in 1985 and beginning a career as a working character player. After debuting in "Execution of Justice", a play based on the murder of Harvey Milk, he remained in New York and often worked with the Classic Stage Company and the Public Theatre. Roles in the movies "Black Rain" and "Glory" (both 1989) and the miniseries "Cross of Fire" (NBC, 1989) convinced him to move to Los Angeles. It was his part in "Glory" that actually put Riehle on the potential casting lists in Hollywood; he was featured only in one scene as a quartermaster sneeringly denying the "Negro" soldiers shoes while bathing in his own corruption. Riehle went on to give a memorable portrayal of the Reverend Scroggins who twists the truth on the witness stand in Jon Avnet's "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991). In 1993, he was the older guard who survives the train crash with Richard Kimball in "The Fugitive" and also appeared as a member of the panel in "Jury Duty" and in a small role in "Casino" (both 1995).

Relationships

Herbert Riehle

Father

Mary Riehle

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

South Bend , Indiana 1970

University of Notre Dame

South Bend , Indiana 1970

University of Minnesota

1971

Milestones

2003

Played Santa in the comedy "The Hebrew Hammer"

2002

Appeared in "The Laramie Project", the true story of the murder of Matthew Shepard

2001

Co-starred in the Fox midseason replacement series "Grounded for Life"

1999

Had featured role in acclaimed Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh", starring Kevin Spacey

1997

Played a lecherous attorney in the first two episodes of the Fox series "Ally McBeal"

1996

Had supporting role in "Ghosts of Mississippi"

1995

Acted in Martin Scorsese's "Casino"

1993

Appeared in "Free Willy"

1991

Co-starred as Reverend Scroggins in "Fried Green Tomatoes"

1990

First TV series as regular, "Ferris Bueller"

1989

TV miniseries debut, "Cross of Fire"

1989

Played a small role in feature "Glory" that brought him attention

1985

Broadway debut, "Execution of Justice"

1978

TV debut, bit, "The Other Side of Hell"

1974

Film debut in small role in "Rooster Cogburn"

1972

Acted and directed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Raised in Chicago, Illinois

Returned to University of Washington to teach acting

Taught acting at the University of Washington

Taught acting at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, Santa Maria, CA

Returned to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Bonus Trivia

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"As a hall monitor [at a Jesuit high school], I was not immune to bribes. I used to sneak around and skip school, but I never actually got caught because I grabbed a pair of excuse slips to forge adult signatures. Actually, I was a bad forger." -- Richard Riehle

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