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Richard Kelton (1943–1978)


Richard Duane Kelton was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was the only child of Fred and Glenna Kelton. While growing up in Miami, Oklahoma, he remembered watching James Dean and cites him as his main influence on becoming an actor. After studying drama at The University of Kansas, he made his way to California where he made his debut playing "Bud" ... See full bio »

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Known For

Quark Ficus
(1978)
McQ Radical
(1974)
Mission: Impossible Billy Walsh
(1971)

Filmography

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 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Clay Hollingsworth
- Hillary (1979) ... Clay Hollingsworth
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Norman Wheeler
- The Deuce (1979) ... Norman Wheeler
 1978 Dallas (TV Series)
The Guzzler
- Fallen Idol (1978) ... The Guzzler
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Everett Hemming-Fantasy Man
 1978 Go West, Young Girl (TV Movie)
Griff
 1978 Quark (TV Series)
Ficus
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... Ficus
- Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... Ficus
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Carl
- The Beast Within (1978) ... Carl
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Ron Chamberlin
- Sixth Sense (1978) ... Ron Chamberlin
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Hubie
- Pretty Angels All in a Row (1977) ... Hubie
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Colby
- The People's Choice (1977) ... Colby
 1974-1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Bruce Cantrell / Bill Dempsey
- Book of Changes (1976) ... Bruce Cantrell
- Guardian at the Gates (1974) ... Bill Dempsey
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Fashion Mart (1975)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Sanderson
- Us Against the World (1975) ... Sanderson
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Jed Larson
- Murder on Ice (1975) ... Jed Larson
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Cad Shugrue
- The Ballad of Redwing Jail (1975) ... Cad Shugrue
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
Ernest Richter
- The Turkish Connection (1975) ... Ernest Richter
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
- The Statesman (1975)
- The Whirlwind (1974)
- The Ambassador (1974)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Graham
- My Brother, My Executioner (1974) ... Graham
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- The Sand Trap (1974)
 1974 Silence
Al
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Carl Rivers
- The Long Rider (1974) ... Carl Rivers
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Stuttering Kidnapper
- Chapel of the Damned (1974) ... Stuttering Kidnapper
 1974 McQ
Radical
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Don Morrison
- Blood Feud (1973) ... Don Morrison
 1970-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bud / Rick Wilson / Ab Craddock / ...
- Homecoming (1973) ... Rick Wilson
- The Judgement (1972) ... Ab Craddock
- The Legend (1971) ... Clayt Colter (as Richard D. Kelton)
- Snow Train: Part 2 (1970) ... Bud (as Richard D. Kelton)
- Snow Train: Part 1 (1970) ... Bud (as Richard D. Kelton)
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series)
Anson Collier
- The Foundling (1972) ... Anson Collier
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Lt. Dennis Carter
- R & R & R (1972) ... Lt. Dennis Carter
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mike Holloway
- Where Is It Written? (1972) ... Mike Holloway
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Paul Jeffries
- A Gun for Billy (1971) ... Paul Jeffries
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Chuck Davis
- The Hitchhiker (1971) ... Chuck Davis
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Billy Walsh
- Takeover (1971) ... Billy Walsh
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Edward
- Dangerous Ally (1970) ... Edward
 1970 Heroic Mission (TV Series)
Edward Brockton
- Dangerous Ally (1970) ... Edward Brockton
 1970 Wild Women (TV Movie)
Lt. Charring
 1967 In Cold Blood
Nancy's Boyfriend (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1976-77: Toured the country with Katherine Hepburn in "A Matter of Gravity" See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard D. Kelton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Died after going into trailer to study his lines. See more »

Trademark:

Usually plays characters that are soft-spoken and intelligent

Nickname:

Rick or Dick

Star Sign:

Taurus

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