Richard Venture

Richard Venture came late to acting, making his television debut at the age of 41 as a detective on "Kraft Suspense Theatre" in 1964. He continued portraying policemen, inspectors, and detectives or showed up in small ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1923

Filmography

Actor (68)

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Series 7 2001 (Movie)

Franklin (Actor)

The John Larroquette Show 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Now and Again 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Coach 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Second Noah 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Ambassador Reed (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Don Boylar (Actor)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

Judge Klein (Actor)

Muddling Through 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Boys 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Scent of A Woman 1992 (Movie)

W R Slade (Actor)

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Andre's Mother 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Navy Seals 1990 (Movie)

Admiral Colker (Actor)

Family Sins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Sara 1984 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

Cardinal of Palermo (Actor)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

Colonel Meyers (Actor)

Touch and Go 1986 (Movie)

Gower (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Missing 1982 (Movie)

U S Ambassador (Actor)

Chicago Story 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Enola Gay 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Looker 1981 (Movie)

Cindy's Father (Actor)

The Hunter 1980 (Movie)

Spota (Actor)

Being There 1979 (Movie)

Wilson--Chance's Valet (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Glenn Bates (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sticking Together 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Last Word 1978 (Movie)

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The Betsy 1977 (Movie)

Mark Sampson (Actor)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Commander Guay (Actor)

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Assistant Metro Editor (Actor)

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Man on a Swing 1974 (Movie)

Man in Motel (Actor)

The Secret Storm 1953 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Dark Intruder 1965 (Movie)

1st Man (Actor)

A Private Matter (TV Show)

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A Sensitive, Passionate Man (TV Show)

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As Summers Die (TV Show)

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Corey: For the People (TV Show)

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Danger in Paradise (TV Show)

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Helter Skelter (Movie)

Police Inspector (Actor)

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Show)

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My Kidnapper, My Love (TV Show)

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Off the Minnesota Strip (TV Show)

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One Special Victory (TV Show)

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Second Serve (TV Show)

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Street Hawk (TV Show)

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The Billionaire Boys Club (TV Show)

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The Executioner's Song (TV Show)

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The Final Days (TV Show)

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The Littlest Victims (TV Show)

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The Tenth Month (TV Show)

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Truman (TV Show)

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Biography

Richard Venture came late to acting, making his television debut at the age of 41 as a detective on "Kraft Suspense Theatre" in 1964. He continued portraying policemen, inspectors, and detectives or showed up in small roles on cop shows throughout the 1970s including the action series "Harry O", "The Rockford Files", and the made-for-TV film about the Manson murders, "Helter Skelter". His accompanying feature film career was more diverse. Venture had a solid part in the drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds", directed by Paul Newman, with his wife, Joanne Woodward, in the lead. He kept showing up in some of the bigger movies of the decade: as a newspaperman in the political thriller "All the President's Men" and a pilot in the disaster film "Airport '77",. His film career slowed in the 1980s as his TV work heated up. Venture was seen in two parts of the very popular miniseries "The Thorn Birds" in 1983 and had recurring roles on the soap opera "Falcon Crest" and sitcom "Newhart". He had a starring gig as a police chief in 1985's short-lived "Street Hawk" and continued his television success in the '90s with more patriarchal roles on sitcoms "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd", "The Boys", and the crime drama "Law & Order". Venture also had a role in the Al Pacino starring drama "Scent of a Woman", and a meaty part in the cult reality show satire "Series 7: The Contenders" in 2001.

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