Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Dick Patterson Biography (1929-1999)
Born April 11, 1929, in Clear Lake, IA; son of Grover L. (a painter) and NevaP. (a nursing home administrator; maiden name, Carlock) Patterson; married Pat Lynn Louchheim (a personal manager), May 5, 1975; children: Marlene Elizabeth, Laura Christine. Addresses: MANAGER--Pat Lynn, PATCO, 2207 Century Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3715.
- Birth Details
- April 11, 1929
- Clear Lake, Iowa, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Ensemble, Vintage '60 (revue), Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, CA,1960.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Ensemble, Vintage '60 (revue), Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1960, for eight performances.
- Ensemble, The Billy Barnes People (revue), Royale Theatre, New York City,1961.
- Albert Peterson, Bye Bye, Birdie, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Rudolph Governor, Fade Out--Fade In, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- Georges Chauvinet, Pajama Tops, New Locust Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1973-74.
- Mike Curtis, Something Old, Something New, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Roger Cooper, Walls, Burt Reynolds' Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1982, then Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.
- Ted Farley, Smile, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1986-87.
- Lutz, The Student Prince, Long Beach Civic Light Opera Company, Long Beach, CA, 1989.
- Also appeared in Sweet Charity, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1967;as Roger, Who Gets the Drapes?, Las Vegas, NV, 1976; in An Evening with DickPatterson (one-man show), 1987; and in summer theatre productions of The Music Man, Cactus Flower, Guys and Dolls, Flower Drum Song, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Luv, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Owl and the Pussycat, and No Hard Feelings.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Albert Peterson, Bye Bye, Birdie, U.S. cities, 1961-62.
- Warren, On a Clear Day, U.S. cities, 1975.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Pilot, The Absent-Minded Professor, Buena Vista, 1961.
- Perky, Dondi, Allied Artists, 1961.
- Rick Preston, A Matter of Innocence (also known as Pretty Polly), Universal, 1968.
- Mr. Rudie, Grease, Paramount, 1978.
- record store manager, Can't Stop the Music, Associated Film Distribution,1980.
- Mr. Spears, Grease 2, Paramount, 1982.
- Also appeared in The Strongest Man in the World, Buena Vista, 1975; Leo and Loree, United Artists, 1980.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--"The Beatnik," The Millionaire, CBS, 1959.
- Regular, Stump the Stars, syndicated, 1969.
- Dr. Jerry Berry, My Son, the Doctor, CBS, 1966.
- Also Don't Call Me Mama Anymore, CBS, 1973; Some Like It Hot.
- Announcer, Max Headroom, ABC, 1987.
- Also The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1964; The Ed Sullivan Show,CBS; Here'sLucy, CBS; PDQ, NBC; Password, CBS; Hollywood Squares,NBC; Love, American Style, ABC; The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1973-1975; Happy Days, ABC; Laverne and Shirley, ABC; The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS; CHiPs, NBC; General Hospital, ABC; The Young and the Restless, CBS; The Fall Guy, ABC; Small Wonder, syndicated; announcer, Celebrity Charades.
- announcer, Do It Now; Get Smart; Too Close for Comfort.
- (As Dick Patterson) Ted Comden, Roll, Freddie, Roll!, ABC, 1974.
- (as Dick Patterson) Harvey Clark, Make Me an Offer, ABC, 1980.
- (as Dick Patterson) Howard Chase, Sunset Limousine, CBS, 1983.
- Also Lots of Luck, Disney Channel, 1985.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- The Ken and Bob Show, KABC (Los Angeles).
- "Santa's Marching Song," RCA, 1959.
- "Everything's Gonna Be O.K.".
- (with Claude Baum) "Santa's Marching Song."
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