Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Richard B. Shull Biography (1929-)
Full name, Richard Bruce Shull; born February 24, 1929, in Evanston, IL; sonof Ulysses Homer (a manufacturing executive) and Zana Marie (a court stenographer; maiden name, Brown) Shull; married Margaret Ann Haddy, July 14, 1951 (divorced, 1956); married Peggy Joan Barringer, June 9, 1957 (divorced, 1967);married Marilyn Sandra Swartz, July 6, 1969 (divorced, 1984). Addresses: OFFICE--130 W. 42nd Street, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10036. AGENT-- The Gersh Agency, 222 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
- Birth Details
- February 24, 1929
- Evanston, Illinois, United States
- OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Coriolanus, Phoenix Theatre, 1953.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Black-Eyed Susan, Playhouse Theatre, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Maxie and Sandow the Great, Minnie's Boys, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Minguet, Goodtime Charley, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1975.
- Stephano, The Tempest, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1979.
- E.M. Frimbo, Frimbo, Grand Central Terminal, Tracks 39-42, New York City,1980.
- Gregor Yousekevitch, Fools, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Lew, Oh, Brother!, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Father Donnally and doctor, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- Sheriff Hartman, The Front Page, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City,1986.
- Monsieur de la Corniche, Opera Comique, Eisenhower Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1986.
- Also appeared in Each in His Own Way, New York City, 1950; Red Roses forMe, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1955; Wake Up Darling, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1956; Purple Dust, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1957; I Knock at the Door, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1957; Pictures in the Hallway, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1958; Have I Got a Girl for You,Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1963; Journey to the Day, Theatre De Lys,New York City, 1963; Mr. Ferris and the Model, Warner Playhouse, Hollywood, CA, 1967; The American Hamburger League, New Theatre, New York City, 1969; asEphraim Cabot, Desire under the Elms, New York City, 1982; in Fade the Game,New York City, 1984; and in productions of The Petrified Forest, The Contrast, Luv, Ring 'round the Moon, High Tor, and The Odd Couple.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS STAGE MANAGER
- Coriolanus, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Black-Eyed Susan, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Red Roses for Me, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Wake Up Darling, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Purple Dust, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- I Knock at the Door, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Pictures in the Hallway, Playhouse Theatre, 1958.
- Night of Stars, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1960.
- Journey to the Day, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1963.
- Mr. Ferris and the Model, Warner Playhouse, Hollywood, CA, 1967.
- FILM DEBUT--Werner, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Sugarman, Klute, Warner Brothers, 1971.
- Harris, B.S. I Love You, Motion Pictures International, 1971.
- Clarence Fitch, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971.
- Secretary of Health, Hail (also known as Hail to the Chief and Washington, B.C.), Cine-Globe, 1973.
- Harry Moss, Slither, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.
- Dr. Ken Daniels, SSSSSSSS (also known as SSSSnake), Universal, 1973.
- Omar Baradinsky, Born to Kill (also known as Cockfighter), New World, 1975.
- chief detective, The Fortune, Columbia, 1975.
- stout crook, Hearts of the West (also known as Hollywood Cowboy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists (MGM/UA), 1975.
- Vernon Prizer, The Black Bird, Columbia, 1975.
- Emery Bush, The Big Bus, Paramount, 1976.
- Clyde Hardiman, The Pack (also known as The Long Dark Night), Warner Brothers, 1977.
- Taylor, Dreamer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
- Jethro, Wholly Moses, Columbia, 1980.
- factory boss, Heartbeeps, Universal, 1981.
- Dr. Fessner, Lovesick, Warner Brothers, 1983.
- Eddie, Spring Break, Columbia, 1983.
- Shepard Plotkin, Garbo Talks, MGM/UA, 1984.
- Dr. Ross, Splash, Buena Vista, 1984.
- Jess Keller, Unfaithfully Yours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
- Also Rojax, Seize the Day, 1986.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Art director, Tears Are for Tomorrow, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Howard Tolbrook, Diana, NBC, 1973-74.
- Detective Alexander Holmes, Holmes and Yoyo, ABC, 1976.
- MINI-SERIES Davey's father, Studs Lonigan, NBC, 1979.
- Uncle Jack, Say Uncle, NBC, 1978.
- Blake Simmons, Sutter's Bay, CBS, 1983.
- Police Lieutenant Wilbur Gillis, Hart to Hart, ABC, 1978 and 1979.
- Seymour Bindle, Blacke's Magic, NBC, 1986.
- Also Your Hit Parade, NBC, 1950; Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1950; Ironside, NBC, 1975; Good Times, CBS, 1975; The Rockford Files, NBC, 1978; LouGrant, CBS, 1979 and 1980; The Ropers, ABC, 1980; Alice, CBS, 1980; Nurse, CBS, 1981; Love, American Style, ABC.
- Joseph Ervin, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978.
- publicist, Will There Really Be a Morning?, CBS, 1983.
- Also appeared in The Boy Who Loved Trolls, 1984; Keeping the Faith, 1984;and as Doc Clinton, Slickers, 1987.
- Aroused, 1964.
- Pamela, Pamela You Are, 1967.
- Also The Abortion.