Richard Herd Biography (1932-)

Born September 26, 1932, in Boston (some sources cite Brighton), MA; son of Richard (a train engineer) and Katherine Herd; married second wife, Patricia,1980; children: (previous marriage) one son, one daughter. Addresses:Agent: Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Birth Details
September 26, 1932
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Captain Dennis Sheridan, T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982-1985
  • Wilhelm, a recurring role, Seinfeld, NBC, 1995-1998
  • Admiral Owen Paris, Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1999-2001
  • Also appeared as Mike, Winnetka Road, NBC.
  • Miniseries
  • Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976
  • General Omar Bradley, Ike, ABC, 1979
  • John, V, NBC, 1983
  • John, V: The Final Battle, NBC, 1984
  • Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988
  • Ray, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known asThe Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990
  • Movies
  • Bill Worthington, Dr. Scorpion, ABC, 1978
  • Donovan, Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid, ABC, 1978
  • General Groves, Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb,NBC, 1980
  • Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC,1990
  • Charles Hackley, Seduction: Three Tales from the "Inner Sanctum,"ABC, 1992
  • Majority Rule, Lifetime, 1992
  • Chuck Bosnell, The Secretary, CBS, 1995
  • Shattered Mind (also known as The Terror Inside), NBC, 1996
  • A Case for Life, ABC, 1996
  • Journey of the Heart, CBS, 1997
  • Uncle Paul, I Married a Monster, UPN, 1998
  • Reverend Larsen, "The Song of the Lark," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS,2000
  • Pilots
  • Adam Taft, The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981
  • Captain Sheridan, T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982
  • Admiral William Noyce, SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Sheriff Gladish, "Pastoria Prime Pick," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975
  • Greene, "The Cannibals," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977
  • Smithers, "Targets without a Badge: Part 2," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1979
  • Lieutenant Fredricks, "Cop Out," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979
  • Captain Bill Snyder, "Back Pay," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1980
  • Waldo Sommerton, "The Hartbreak Kid," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981
  • Kyle Edmunds, "Double Entry," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982
  • Patrick Moffett, "Beach Club Murders," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985
  • Jonathan Durcell, "Waste 'Em!" The A-Team, NBC, 1985
  • Consul Dearborn, "The Enchilada Express," Simon & Simon, CBS,1985
  • Harvey McKittrick, "Murder in the Electric Cathedral," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • "One-Eyed Jake" Williamson, "Photo Finish," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986
  • Mr. Barnes, "A Children's Story," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987
  • Ernie Faber, "The Impotence of Being Ernest," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1989
  • Captain Edward Hanna, "The Captain," Matlock, NBC, 1989
  • Bartender/Dodger's boss, "The Thanks of a Grateful Nation," China Beach, ABC, 1990
  • "God Bless the Child," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1990
  • Moe Stein (Captain Galaxy), "Future Boy--October 6, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991
  • "Deadline," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Sheriff Frank Brown, "Mother Courage," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1992
  • L'Kor, "Birthright: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1993
  • Arnett Cobb, "The Petrified Florist," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Seymour "Ziggy" Ziganovich, "Mirror Image--August 8, 1953," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993
  • "Where the Heart Is," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993
  • President Cleveland, "Bye Bly," The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), Fox, 1993
  • President Cleveland, "High Treason: Part 2," The Adventures of BriscoCounty Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), Fox, 1994
  • Dr. Murphy, "Men Plan, God Laughs," ER, NBC, 1995
  • General Garrity, "Codename: Dragonfly," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS,1996
  • Police captain, "Road to Nowhere," Grace under Fire, ABC, 1996
  • "Colleen's Paper," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997
  • Ethan Callaway, "Cop in a Box," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997
  • Dr. Stanley Backer, "Killed by Death," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB, 1998
  • Archie Mullen, "Write, She Murdered," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Barney, "Caroline and the Big Night," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1998
  • Hoskins, "The Bridge at Kang So Ri," JAG, CBS, 2000
  • Jack, "Jenny Butler," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of Body and Soul, Dallas, TheDevlin Connection, Falcon Crest, F.B.I.: The Untold Stories, ABC, The Guiding Light, Kojak, and The Secret Storm.
  • Other
  • Lieutenant Commander C. Clark, Pueblo, 1973
  • Captain Wilson, The Hunted Lady, 1977
  • Colonel Mangus, Terror out of the Sky (also known as The Revenge of the Savage Bees), CBS, 1978
  • John Furst, Marciano, 1979
  • Chuck Noll, Fighting Back (also known as Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier), 1980
  • Thompson, Elvis and the Beauty Queen, 1981
  • (As Richard T. Herd) Randolph Gardner, Farrell for the People, 1982
  • Chet, My First Love, 1988
  • Richard Dortch, Fall from Grace, 1990
  • The Gift of Love (also known as Set for Life), 1994
  • Cardinal, "The First Commandment," Cosmic Slop (special), HBO, 1994
  • Film Appearances
  • Hercules in New York (also known as Hercules Goes Bananas and Hercules--The Movie), 1970 RAF Industries, 1971
  • James W. McCord, Jr., All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1977
  • Mike Monahan, F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978
  • George, Wolf Lake (also known as The Honor Guard), 1978
  • Evan McCormack, The China Syndrome, Columbia, 1979
  • Beat cop, The Onion Field, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Lieutenant Lou Donahue, Schizoid (also known as Murder by Mail), Cannon Film Distributors, 1980
  • Brigadier General Foley, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980
  • "Honest Charles" Gilmarten, Lovely But Deadly, Vestron Video, 1981
  • Lyle, Deal of the Century, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Angus MacLachlan, Summer Rental, Paramount, 1985
  • Chairman Spencer, Trancers (also known as Future Cop), Empire Pictures, 1985
  • Walt, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Paramount, 1987
  • Ed Lawndale, Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother's Justice and Skate or Die), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Cyrus Kinkaid, Corporate Affairs, Concorde, 1990
  • Skeeter, August Entertainment, 1993
  • Arthur Cunningham, The Judas Project, RS Entertainment, 1993
  • General Tennyson, Sergeant Bilko, Universal, 1996
  • Aaron, Yesterday's Target, Republic Entertainment, 1996
  • Henry Skerridge, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Bradford, The Survivor, Interlight, 1998
  • Richard Hanson, Vic (also known as Final Act), Moonblood Entertainment, 1999
  • Voice of Jacob, Joseph: King of Dreams, DreamWorks Home Entertainment/Universal Home Video, 2000
  • Checkers, 2000
  • Voice, Spirit (animated), 2000
  • Also appeared in Snide and Prejudice.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Cecil B. De Mille Presents (solo show), Denver, CO, then Curtis Theatre, Brea, CA, both 2001
  • Also appeared in The Big Knife, Berkshire Theatre Festival; Onthe Waterfront, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; and Other People'sMoney, Old Globe Playhouse, San Diego, CA; appeared in The Couch withthe Six Insides, Electra, Harlequinade, and 20 Poems, all New York City; in Death of a Salesman, My Crummy Job, My Last Confession, Other People's Money, Sea of Cortez, and The Walkers, all Los Angeles; and Under Milkwood, off-Broadway production.
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Idle Wheels, Road Theatre Company, Theatre at LankershimArts Center, North Hollywood, CA, 1996
  • Coproducer of the play The Couch with the Six Insides, New York City.
  • Stage Plays
  • Author of Prisoner of the Crown, produced at Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.

Further Reference


    • Starlog, October, 1997
    • Battle Star Fan Club,,December 2, 2001

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