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SpouseKatherine Thalberg, Carol Lee Ladd
FactHe has three daughters, Ashley (b. circa 1962), Brooke (b. circa 1964), and Deva (b. circa 1966).

Richard Anderson was born on August 8, 1926 in Long Branch, New Jersey, the son of Olga (née Watkin) and Harry Douglas Anderson. His father was an accountant and his mother was a telephone operator. He has two sisters, Doris and Betty. Anderson attended high school in Long Branch and graduated in 1944. He then attended Dartmouth College, where he studied economics and sociology, and played on the varsity football team. After college, he served in the United States Army for two years.

Anderson’s acting career began in 1948, when he appeared in a production of “The Glass Menagerie” at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. He then moved to New York City, where he studied acting with Stella Adler. He made his Broadway debut in 1951 in the play “Miss Julie”.

Anderson’s first film role was in the 1952 film “The Turning Point”. He then appeared in the 1953 film “The Naked Jungle” and the 1954 film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. He also had roles on the television shows “Studio One” and “Kraft Television Theatre”.

In 1956, Anderson appeared in the film “The Ten Commandments” as Dathan, one of the Hebrew slaves. He also had a role in the 1957 film “12 Angry Men” as Juror #8. In 1958, he appeared in the film “A Touch of Evil” as Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer.

In 1959, Anderson appeared in the film “The Nun’s Story” as Dr. Fortunati, a Belgian doctor. He also had a role in the 1960 film “Spartacus” as Crassus, a Roman general. In 1961, he appeared in the film “The Longest Day” as Brigadier General Norman Cota.

In 1962, Anderson appeared in the film “The Manchurian Candidate” as Maj. Bennett Marco, a Korean War veteran. He also had a role in the 1963 film “Charade” as Peter Joshua, an American widower. In 1964, he appeared in the film “Seven Days in May” as Gen. James Mattoon Scott, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 1965, Anderson appeared in the film “The Greatest Story Ever Told” as Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch of Galilee. He also had a role in the 1966 film “The Bible: In the Beginning” as Cain, the son of Adam and Eve. In 1967, he appeared in the film “The Dirty Dozen” as Maj. John Reisman, a U.S. Army Major.

In 1968, Anderson appeared in the film “The Shoes of the Fisherman” as Cardinal Francis Xavier Morozzi, a Vatican diplomat. He also had a role in the 1969 film “Patton” as Gen. Omar Bradley, a U.S. Army General. In 1970, he appeared in the film “Tora! Tora! Tora!” as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Anderson’s other films include “The Longest Yard” (1974), “Murder by Death” (1976), “Coma” (1978), “The Formula” (1980), “Eye of the Needle” (1981), and “Young Doctors in Love” (1982).

Anderson has been married three times. His first wife was actress Victoria Shaw, with whom he had two children: Ashley and David. His second wife was actress Katherine Warren, with whom he had one child: Andrew. His third wife is actress Stefanie Powers, with whom he has been married since 1993.

Anderson has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameRichard Anderson
Height1.93 m
EducationHarvard University


SpouseKatherine Thalberg, Carol Lee Ladd
ChildrenWylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
ParentsHarry Anderson, Olga Lurie


NominationsAcademy Award for Best Sound Editing, Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film, Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Animated Features
MoviesPaths of Glory, Forbidden Planet, The Long, Hot Summer, Scaramouche, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Seven Days in May, Curse of the Faceless Man, Compulsion, The Glass Shield, Kitten with a Whip, Escape from Fort Bravo, Across the Wide Missouri, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, The Night Strangler, Hit the Deck, ...
TV ShowsKung Fu: The Legend Continues, Cover Up, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Dan August, The Fugitive, Perry Mason, The Lieutenant, Bus Stop, Mama Rosa

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1When people ask me where I received my education, I tell them it was at MGM-U. The biggest lessons I learned is that acting is a talent. You can't teach it. And even if you have the talent you have to get a part.


1His second wife, Katharine Thalberg, moved to Aspen, Colorado after her divorce from Anderson. She opened a well-known bookstore, Explore Booksellers, which is still in business. Thalberg passed away in Aspen in January 2006 from cancer at age 70.
2He has three daughters, Ashley (b. circa 1962), Brooke (b. circa 1964), and Deva (b. circa 1966).
3Influenced to become an actor after seeing Gary Cooper on the screen, his initial screen test for MGM was from Cooper's The Cowboy and the Lady (1938). He later had the privilege of meeting the star.
4Studied at the Actors Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York.
5Is a spokesperson for the Kiplinger Newsletter and The Fragile X Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of Veteran's Park.
6In July 2005, appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Ty Hardin, Henry Darrow, Donna Douglas, Elena Verdugo, Jo Morrow, Ed Nelson and Lorna Gray.
7Is one of the very few actors to play the same regular character on two different series simultaneously. From 1976 to 1978, he played Oscar Goldman on both The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Bionic Woman (1976). Leo G. Carroll, Martin E. Brooks, David Hasselhoff and Fred Dalton Thompson are among the other actors to have done this.
8In 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.
9His second wife was the daughter of Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg.




Bonanza1967TV SeriesJamison Fillmore
The Invaders1967TV SeriesBlake
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesCaptain Bragg
Ghostbreakers1967TV MovieTimothy Selfridge
The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk1967Fenton Hardy
The Fugitive1964-1967TV SeriesLeonard Taft / Lieutenant Sloan / George Forster / ...
Ride to Hangman's Tree1967Steven Carlson
Mission: Impossible1967TV SeriesJudge Wilson Chase
The Green Hornet1967TV SeriesPhil Trager
Run for Your Life1967TV SeriesCaptain Swain
T.H.E. Cat1967TV SeriesPercy Hagan
12 O'Clock High1966TV SeriesBrig. Gen. Phil Doud
I Spy1966TV SeriesDr. Loden
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1966TV SeriesSenator Steve Bryant / Col. Adam Pattner
Perry Mason1964-1966TV SeriesLt. Steve Drumm / Jason Foster / Edward Lewis
Seconds1966Dr. Innes
Death Valley Days1965TV SeriesJudge Lander
Kraft Suspense Theatre1965TV SeriesGeneral John Doe
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesJim Cummings
Karen1964TV SeriesTeddy LaFarge
Kitten with a Whip1964Grant
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1964TV SeriesEddie Turtin
Combat!1964TV SeriesSergeant Perkins
The Lieutenant1963-1964TV SeriesLt. Col. Clinton Hiland Col. Clinton Hiland
Seven Days in May1964Col. Murdock
The Eleventh Hour1964TV SeriesCalvin Hopp
Redigo1963TV SeriesTom Walker
Johnny Cool1963Correspondent
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesDr. Norman Phelps
A Gathering of Eagles1963Col. Ralph Josten
The Virginian1963TV SeriesHarry Clark
The Rifleman1959-1963TV SeriesGriff / Harry Chase / Jason Gowdy / ...
Kraft Mystery Theater1961-1962TV SeriesHal Dryden
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesEarl Gilmore
Bus Stop1961-1962TV SeriesD.A. Glenn Wagner
Monte Carlo1961TV Movie
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesRoger Hardy
Wanted: Dead or Alive1960-1961TV SeriesJim Kramer / Tom
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1960Lt. Dennis M. Foster
Checkmate1960TV SeriesVictor Sando
Thriller1960TV SeriesOliver Judson
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesSidney Rogers / Zoran Bresnovitch
Law of the Plainsman1960TV SeriesLee Talent
The Gunfight at Dodge City1959Dave Rudabaugh
Compulsion1959Max Steiner
Wagon Train1959TV SeriesMatthew Lowry
Zorro1958-1959TV SeriesRicardo del Amo
Zane Grey Theater1957-1958TV SeriesAdam Stuart / Sheriff John Bates
Steve Canyon1958TV SeriesBen Radin
Curse of the Faceless Man1958Dr. Paul Mallon
Schlitz Playhouse1957-1958TV SeriesHayden
The Long, Hot Summer1958Alan Stewart
Merry Andrew1958Ugo (uncredited)
Matinee Theatre1958TV SeriesAlec
The Court of Last Resort1958TV SeriesHarold Quinn
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesPete
The Millionaire1958TV SeriesRod Matthews
Paths of Glory1957Maj. Saint-Auban
The Buster Keaton Story1957Tom McAffee
Three Brave Men1956Naval Lt. Bill Horton
The Search for Bridey Murphy1956Dr. Deering
A Cry in the Night1956Owen Clark
Forbidden Planet1956Chief Quinn
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV Series
It's a Dog's Life1955George Oakley
Hit the Deck1955Lt. Jackson
Captain Midnight1954TV SeriesLieutenant Olson
Betrayed1954John (uncredited)
The Student Prince1954Lucas
Escape from Fort Bravo1953Lt. Beecher
Give a Girl a Break1953Burton Bradshaw
Dream Wife1953Henry Malvine
I Love Melvin1953Harry Flack
The Story of Three Loves1953Marcel (segment "Equilibrium")
Fearless Fagan1952Capt. Daniels - Company J
Holiday for Sinners1952Father Victor Carducci
Scaramouche1952Philippe de Valmorin
Just This Once1952Tom Winters
The Unknown Man1951Bob Masen
Across the Wide Missouri1951Dick Richardson
The People Against O'Hara1951Jeff Chapman
Rich, Young and Pretty1951Bob Lennart
No Questions Asked1951Detective Walter O'Bannion
Go for Broke!1951Lieutenant (uncredited)
Cause for Alarm!1951Lonesome Sailor
Payment on Demand1951Jim Boland
Storm Warning1951Interne (uncredited)
Grounds for Marriage1951Tommy
The Magnificent Yankee1950Reynolds, Secretary
A Life of Her Own1950Hosiery Man (uncredited)
Mama Rosa1950TV SeriesMama's son
The Vanishing Westerner1950Deputy Sheriff Jeff Jackson
The Pearl1947
The Blood Trail2015
Breakout1998VideoAmerican Businessman
Extreme Ghostbusters1997TV SeriesJack Stone
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1993-1997TV SeriesNarrator / Capt. Stiles
In the Lake of the Woods1996TV MovieClaude Rasmussen
Bionic Ever After?1994TV MovieOscar Goldman
The Glass Shield1994Watch Commander Clarence Massey
Gettysburg1993Maj. Gen. George G. Meade
The Player1992Richard Anderson
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-SeriesMr. Duke
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesLew Bracken
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman1989TV MovieOscar Goldman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesTom Northcliff
Danger Bay1988TV SeriesTagard
Stranger on My Land1988TV MovieMaj. Walters
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman1987TV MovieOscar Goldman
Dynasty1986-1987TV SeriesBuck Fallmont
The Stepford Children1987TV MovieLawrence Danton
Simon & Simon1983-1987TV SeriesJeffrey Newhall / John Price / Alfred Klein
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War1987TV SeriesLyndon Johnson
Hardcastle and McCormick1986TV SeriesJ.J. Norcross
The A-Team1985TV SeriesDr. A.M. Richter
Perry Mason Returns1985TV MovieKen Braddock
Kane & Abel1985TV Mini-SeriesAlan Lloyd
Cover Up1984-1985TV SeriesHenry Towler
Matt Houston1983-1985TV SeriesCarl Conrad / Wayne Slocum
Fantasy Island1981-1984TV SeriesEdgar Linton / Richard Martinique
Automan1984TV SeriesCarl Donovan
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesSam Garrick
Whiz Kids1983TV Series
Bring 'Em Back Alive1983TV SeriesDouglas MacArthur
Knight Rider1982TV SeriesDr. Ralph Wesley
Darkroom1981TV SeriesBill Bellamy
Nero Wolfe1981TV SeriesChester Winslow
Charlie's Angels1981TV SeriesSam Knight
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesEric
Condominium1980TV SeriesHenry Churchbridge
Dan August: Murder, My Friend1980TV MovieChief George Untermeyer
Dan August: Once Is Never Enough1980TV MovieChief George Untermeyer
Dan August: The Jealousy Factor1980TV MovieChief George Untermeyer
Dan August: The Trouble with Women1980TV MovieChief George Untermeyer
Murder by Natural Causes1979TV MovieGeorge Brubaker
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesDr. Art Akers
The French Atlantic Affair1979TV Mini-SeriesTerrence Crown
The Immigrants1978TV MovieThomas Seldon
Pearl1978TV Mini-SeriesCmdr. Michael North
Yasei no shômei1978US Green Beret Officer
The Bionic Woman1976-1978TV SeriesOscar Goldman
The Six Million Dollar Man1974-1978TV SeriesOscar Goldman
Ironside1967-1975TV SeriesDean Glenville / Walter Conway / Rod Ballard / ...
Gunsmoke1964-1974TV SeriesColtrain / Gregorio / Samuel
Black Eye1974Dole
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1974TV SeriesFred
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesFrank Cassidy
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping1973TV MovieOscar Goldman
Cannon1971-1973TV SeriesRoss Byron / Mr. Gibson
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War1973TV MovieOscar Goldman
The New Perry Mason1973TV SeriesRay Norman
The F.B.I.1966-1973TV SeriesHiggins / Dan Wheaton / Clifford Banning / ...
Partners in Crime1973TV MovieRoger Goldsmith
Jarrett1973TV MovieSpencer Loomis
Jigsaw1973TV Series
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesHoyt Llewellyn
The Night Strangler1973TV MovieDr. Richard Malcolm
The Delphi Bureau1973TV SeriesLandis
Hawaii Five-O1973TV SeriesGoodman
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972TV SeriesDr. Lensky
Play It As It Lays1972Les Goodwin
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole1972TV MovieDr. Ben Cole
The Longest Night1972TV MovieHarvey Eaton
The Honkers1972Royce Owens
Longstreet1972TV SeriesDaniel Bates
The Astronaut1972TV MovieDr. Wylie
Dead Men Tell No Tales1971TV MovieTom Austin
Columbo1971TV SeriesBryce Chadwick
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971TV SeriesTreasury Agent
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesJames Quirt
Dan August1970-1971TV SeriesChief George Untermeyer / Chief George Unterneyer
Doctors' Wives1971Dist. Atty. Douglas
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Captain John Earle
Macho Callahan1970Officer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1970TV SeriesMajor Galt
Menace on the Mountain1970TV MovieMaj. Galt
Along Came a Spider1970TV MovieDist. Atty. Freiberg
Bracken's World1969TV SeriesNorton Burns
Mod Squad1969TV SeriesTom Cole
Land of the Giants1969TV SeriesJoe Simmons
My Friend Tony1969TV SeriesChief Orr
Daniel Boone1969TV SeriesSergeant Rafferty
The Big Valley1966-1969TV SeriesWarden Garreck / Hen Matson / Nathan Springer / ...
Judd for the Defense1967-1969TV SeriesSteve Duer / Thad Crutcher
The Felony Squad1966-1969TV SeriesGwinn / Charles Douglas / Leonard Barrow
Mannix1968TV SeriesDistrict Attorney Bartlett
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesCommissioner James Jeffers


Bionic Ever After?1994TV Movie co-executive producer
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman1989TV Movie co-producer


Bionic Blast2011Video short special thanks
Bionic Beginnings2010Video documentary short special thanks


Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHimself
Anatomy of a Film2014DocumentaryHimself - Commentator
Talent Watch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beyond the Marquee2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bionic Blast2011Video shortHimself
Bionic Beginnings2010Video documentary shortHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger2010DocumentaryHimself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet2006Video documentary shortHimself
Actors in War2005Documentary
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Sciography2000TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHimself
The 32th Annual Thalians Ball1987TV MovieHimself
The 20th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Catch Hollywood in the Act1977TV Movie documentaryHost
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
ABC Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek1974TV MovieHimself / Oscar Goldman
The Case Against the 20% Federal Admissions Tax on Motion Picture Theatres1953Documentary shortNarrator (voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films2003DocumentaryHusband
Frontier Justice1959TV SeriesSheriff John Bates
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary

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