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Richard Anderson

Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man, Oscar Goldman in The Bionic Woman, Henry Towler in Cover Up

Photos Richard Anderson Birth name: Richard Norman Anderson
Birth date: 1926/08/08
Date of death : 2017/08/31 (91 years old)
Birth place : Long Branch (New Jersey, USA)
Height: 1.93 m

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Biography for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in "Twelve O'Clock High") and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a "screen test"-like TV series called "Lights, Camera, Action" and impressed the right people at MGM, who offered him a contract. After leaving MGM, he continued to dabble in movies while at the same time becoming a huge presence on TV. He was a regular (Police Lt. Drum) during the last season of TV's "Perry Mason"; in the series' last episode, he interrogates witnesses to a murder in a TV studio--the witnesses being played by the "Perry Mason" crew. In the high-rated last episode of "The Fugitive," he plays Richard Kimble's (David Janssen) brother-in-law, and is briefly suspected of being the real killer of Kimble's wife. A regular on TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man," Anderson has more recently produced the TV-movie reprises of that series.

Richard Norman Anderson was born on August 8, 1926 in Long Branch, New Jersey (USA).

His parents move to Los Angeles when he was 10 years old, and it was during this period that he began to seriously be interested in the profession of actor.

He is fascinated by cinema, and decides to try his luck at the MGM studios, at the end of his studies in high school. The only job he manages to win at this time is a job in the mail service.

But his desire to become an actor is put aside afterwards, because he had to leave for the army, for a year, during the Second World War.

When the war ends, he returned to Los Angeles where he studied at Célêbre "American Lab" in Hollywood. In 1947, he already played in several plays. In 1949, Cary Grant's wife, Betsy Drake, impressed by her acting talent, pistonous with MGM.

He then signed with the MGM a six -year contract, during which he played in 26 films.

Subsequently, he embodied Oscar Goldman, the director of the OSI in "The man who was worth three billion" in 1973. At that time, he already filmed in 60 films and TV movies.

His character in the series, Oscar Goldman, does not appear in the pilot "Cyborg: The Six Million Dollar Man". He later appeared during the second TV movie: "Wine, Woman, and War".

Richard Anderson is an American actor born August 8, 1926 in Long Branch, New Jersey. He is known for his role in the television series The Six Million Dollar Man in the 1970s, in which he played the role of Oscar Goldman, the director of the scientific division of the fictitious intelligence agency Osi.

Anderson began his acting career in the 1950s, with roles in films such as The Big Circus and The Long Gray Line. He also played in television series such as The Line-Up, Gunsmoke and The Bionic Woman.

In addition to his role in The Six Million Dollar Man, Anderson also played in films such as The Devil's Brigade, Earthquake and The Magnificent Seven Ride!. He also appeared in television series such as Murder, She Wrote and The Love Boat.

Apart from his acting career, Anderson is also known for his activism in favor of peace and social justice. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and was involved in causes such as the fight against the Vietnam War and support for workers' rights.

In summary, Richard Anderson is an American actor known for his roles in films and television series from the 1950s to 1970s, as well as for his activism in favor of peace and social justice.


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Title Role
Breakout (1998/I) (V) American businessman
In the Lake of the Woods (1996) (TV) Claude Rasmussen
Bionic Ever After? (1994) (TV) Oscar Goldman
The Glass Shield (1994) Massey
Gettysburg (1993) Maj. Gen. George W. Meade
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) Serie TV (uncredited) Narrator
Lucky/Chances (1990) (mini) Serie TV
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989) (TV) Oscar Goldman
Stranger on My Land (1988) (TV) Maj. Walters
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987) (TV) Lyndon Johnson
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987) (TV) Oscar Goldman
The Stepford Children (1987) (TV) Lawrence Danton
Dynasty (1981) Serie TV Sen. Buckley Clayburn 'Buck' Fallmont (1986-1987)
Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV) Ken Braddock
Kane & Abel (1985) (mini) Serie TV Alan Lloyd
Cover Up (1984) Serie TV Henry Towler
Cover Up (1984) (TV) Henry Towler
The Retrievers (1983)
Knight Rider (1982) (TV) Dr. Ralph Wesley
Condominium (1980) (TV) Henry Churchbridge
The French Atlantic Affair (1979) (mini) Serie TV Terrence Crown
Murder by Natural Causes (1979) (TV) George Brubaker
Sharks (1978) (TV) Oscar Goldman
The Immigrants (1978) (TV) Thomas Seldon
Pearl (1978) (mini) Serie TV Cmdr. John North
Yasei no shômei (1978) bellet officer
The Bionic Woman (1976) Serie TV Oscar Goldman
The Secret of Bigfoot (1975) (TV) Oscar Goldman
The Bionic Woman (1975) (TV) Oscar Goldman
Black Eye (1974) Dole
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) Serie TV Oscar Goldman
The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973) (TV) Oscar Goldman
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973) (TV) Oscar Goldman
Partners in Crime (1973) (TV) Roger Goldsmith
Jarrett (1973) (TV) Spencer Loomis
The Night Strangler (1973) (TV) Dr. Richard Malcolm
Play It As It Lays (1972) Les Goodwin
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) (TV) Dr. Ben Cole
The Longest Night (1972) (TV) Harvey Eaton
The Honkers (1972) Royce
The Astronaut (1972) (TV) Dr. Wylie
Dead Men Tell No Tales (1971) (TV) Tom Austin
Columbo: Lady in Waiting (1971) (TV) Bryce Chadwick
Doctors' Wives (1971) Dist. Atty. Douglas
Dan August (1970) Serie TV Chief George Untermeyer (1970-71)
Double Jeopardy (1970) (TV) Chief George Untermeyer
Menace on the Mountain (1970) (TV) Maj. Galt
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Captain John Earle
Macho Callahan (1970) Officer
Along Came a Spider (1970) (TV) Dist. Atty. Freiberg
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1967) Fenton Hardy
Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) Steve Carlson
Seconds (1966) Dr. Innes
Perry Mason (1957) Serie TV Lt. Steve Drumm (1965-1966)
Kitten with a Whip (1964) Grant
Seven Days in May (1964) Col. Murdock
The Lieutenant (1963) Serie TV
Johnny Cool (1963) Correspondent
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) Col. Ralph Josten
Bus Stop (1961) Serie TV Dist. Atty. Glenn Wagner
The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960) Lt. Dennis M. Foster
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) Dave Rudabaugh
Compulsion (1959) Max Steiner
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) Dr. Paul Mallon
The Long, Hot Summer (1958) Alan Stewart
Paths of Glory (1957) Maj. Saint-Auban
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) Tom McAffee
Three Brave Men (1956) Lt. Horton
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) Dr. Deering
A Cry in the Night (1956) Owen Clark
Forbidden Planet (1956) Chief Engineer Quinn
It's a Dog's Life (1955) George Oakley
Hit the Deck (1955) Lt. Jackson
The Student Prince (1954) Lucas
Escape from Fort Bravo (1954) Lt. Beecher
Give a Girl a Break (1953) Burton Bradshaw
Dream Wife (1953) Henry Malvine
I Love Melvin (1953) Harry Flack
The Story of Three Loves (1953) Marcel (segment Equilibrium)
Fearless Fagan (1952) Capt. Daniels, Company J
Holiday for Sinners (1952) Father Victor Carduchie
Scaramouche (1952) Philippe de Valmorin (Marcus Brutus)
Just This Once (1952) Tom Winters
The Unknown Man (1951/I) Bob Masen
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Dick
The People Against O'Hara (1951) Jeff Chapman
Rich, Young and Pretty (1951) Bob Lennart
No Questions Asked (1951) Det. Walter O'Bannion
Go for Broke! (1951) (uncredited) Lieutenant
Cause for Alarm! (1951) Lonesome Sailor at Naval Hospital
Payment on Demand (1951) Jim
Grounds for Marriage (1951) Tommy
The Magnificent Yankee (1950) Reynolds, Secretary
A Life of Her Own (1950) (uncredited) Hosiery Man
Mama Rosa (1950) Serie TV Mama's son
The Vanishing Westerner (1950) Deputy Sheriff Jeff Jackson
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) Lt. McKessen
Perla, La (1947)


In "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974), Richard's character worked for a government department called the OSI. In real life, he did an orientation video for a real government department called the OSI, which was very different from the fictional one.


Spouse : Katharine Thalberg (30 October 1961 - 1973) (divorced) 3 daughters, Carol Lee Ladd (1955 - 1956) (divorced).

His first wife was the daughter of Alan Ladd.

His second wife was the daughter of Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg.

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