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Richard Anderson (Actor)
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Actor
    (August 8, 1926-August 31, 2017)
    Born in Long Branch, New Jersey
    Had recurring roles as Ricardo del Amo in ‘Zorro’ (1958-59), Lt. Steve Drumm in Perry Mason (1965-66), Chief George Untermeyer in ‘Dan August’ (1970-71) Oscar Goldman in both The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-78) and The Bionic Woman (1976-78) and Buck Fallmont in Dynasty (1986-87)
    Narrated ‘Kung Fu: The Legend Continues’ (1993-97)
    Appeared in the films ‘No Questions Asked’ (1951), ‘The Student Prince’ (1954), ‘Forbidden Planet’ (1956), ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957), ‘The Long, Hot Summer’ (1958), ‘Seven Days in May’ (1964), ‘Kitten with a Whip’ (1964), ‘Seconds’ (1966), ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’ (1970) and ‘Gettysburg’ (1993)
    The only film in which he was the leading man, ‘Curse of the Faceless Man’ (1958), was an ultra-low budget quickie filmed in six days.
    Noting his tendency to be cast as authority figures, UPI wrote that he was ‘always a chief, never an Indian.’
    He was married and divorced twice, with his first marriage lasting less than two years.
    Before being cast as Lt. Drumm, he had appeared on ‘Perry Mason’ as one of Mason’s clients. (And in the later Perry Mason TV movies, he would portray one of the murderers.)
    In ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ his character worked for a government agency called the OSI; in real life, he narrated an orientation video for a government agency called the OSI, which, disappointingly, has nothing to do with bionics.
    He started in the MGM mailroom before becoming one of the studio’s contract players.
    He was an impeccable dresser, with UPI describing him as looking like ‘a man born in a Brooks Brothers three-piece suit.’
    He was one of the few actors to play the same regular character simultaneously on two different series. (And after ‘The Bionic Woman’ moved from ABC to NBC, he joined the even smaller group of actors playing the same character simultaneously on two different series airing on different networks.)
    He recited the famed introduction (‘Gentlemen, we can rebuild him… We have the technology’) of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and noted, ‘You can’t imagine how many fans come up to me and say that to me. It’s the best TV show introduction ever written.’
    He produced several of the ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ TV movies.

Credit: C. Fishel


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