Richard Beymer Biography (1939?-)

Full name, George Richard Beymer, Jr.; born February 21, 1939 (some sources cite February 20, 1938), in Avoca, IA; son of G. R. (a printer) and Eunice (maiden name, Gose) Beymer.

Actor, director, producer, cinematographer, writer
Birth Details
February 21, 1939?
Avoca, Iowa, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Roelf, ages 12-16, So Big, Warner Bros., 1953
  • (As Dick Beymer) Paul, Indiscretion of an American Wife (also known as Indiscretion, Station Terminus, Terminal Station, Terminal Station Indiscretion, Terminus Station, and Stazionetermini), Columbia, 1954
  • (As Dick Beymer) Rab, Johnny Tremaine (also known as Johnny Tremaine and the Sons of Liberty), 1957
  • Peter Van Daan/Peter van Pels, The Diary of Anne Frank, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1959
  • Bob Bannerman, High Time, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Tony, West Side Story, United Artists, 1961
  • Nick Adams, Adventures of a Young Man (also known as Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Mike Pulaski, Bachelor Flat, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Philip Harrington, Five Finger Exercise, Columbia, 1962
  • Private Dutch Schultz, The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Kenny Baird, The Stripper (also known as Woman of Summer),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • Dean, Free Grass (also known as Scream Free! and StreetDrugs), Hollywood Star Pictures, 1969
  • The Innerview (experimental film; some sources cite as The Interview), 1974
  • Evan Bley, Cross Country, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Dr. Newbury, Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out, QuietFilms, 1989
  • Eddie Di Angelo, Blackbelt, New Horizon Picture Corp., 1992
  • Peter Webb, My Girl 2, Columbia, 1994
  • Prosecutor, The Little Death, Island Pictures, 1995
  • Mr. Parks, Foxfire, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Chad Leary, The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, 1996
  • Film Work
  • Director and cinematographer, A Regular Bouquet (documentary), 1964, later broadcast as an episode of Eyes on the Prize, PBS
  • Producer, director, cinematographer, and editor, The Innerview (experimental film; some sources cite as The Interview), 1974
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • David Fenton, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984
  • Benjamin Horne, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990
  • Movies
  • Allan Breed, Generation ABC, 1985
  • Ben, Danger Island (also known as The Presence), NBC, 1992
  • Dr. Matthew Sheridan, A Face to Die For (also known as The Face), NBC, 1996
  • Bob Haldeman, Elvis Meets Nixon, Showtime, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Mark Shannon, "You Take the High Road," The Virginian, 1965
  • "Show Me a Hero," The Virginian, 1965
  • Harry Williams, "The Survival School Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1967
  • "All Creatures Great ... and Not So Great," Moonlighting, 1986
  • Jeff Larkin, Dallas, CBS, 1987
  • Morgan McCormack, "The Way to Dusty Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Sidney Jarvis, "The Days Dwindle Down," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • John Locke, "The Gospel Truth," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988
  • Max Winitski, Buck James, ABC, 1988
  • Charles Lawton Standish, "The List of Yuri Lermentov," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Richard Lefko, "The Sound of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Li Nalas, "The Homecoming," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993
  • Li Nalas, "The Circle," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993
  • Li Nalas, "The Siege," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993
  • Lou Keramides, "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Dirk Matheson, "The Dark Side of the Door," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996
  • Dr. Jack Franklin, "Sanguinarium," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Douglas Bradford, "Noir," Vengeance Unlimited, ABC, 1998
  • Martin Samuel Pfizer, "Ceremony of Innocence," Profiler, NBC, 1999
  • Appeared as God, "God in the Dock," an episode of Insight; also appeared in Playhouse 90, CBS.
  • Pilots
  • Ralph Belmonte, Guilty or Not Guilty, NBC, 1966
  • Benjamin Horne, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990
  • Other
  • (Television debut) Fantastic Studios Inc., 1949
  • Dr. Jerry Parsons, Under Investigation, 1993
  • Dr. Ronald Frames, State of Emergency, HBO, 1994
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Director of episode, Insight.
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Photographer, The Juggler of Notre Dame, syndicated, 1982
  • Photographer and editor, Leadfoot, syndicated, 1982
  • Other
  • Cinematographer and editor of television programs, including Clay Feet; Girl on the Edge of Town; Hang Tight; The Soup Man; A Step Too Slow; To Climb a Mountain; The Trouble with Grandpa; Who Loves Amy Tonight?; and Willy Bill.
  • Screenplays and Musical Scores
  • The Innerview (experimental film; some sources cite as The Interview), 1974

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