Gant, Richard 1944(?)- (Richard E. Gant)

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Gant, Richard 1944(?)- (Richard E. Gant)


Full name, Richard E. Gant; born March 10, 1944 (some sources cite May 13, 1940), in San Francisco, CA; married Arline Burks (a costume designer); children: Dakota Pearl. Education: Attended college in Oakland, CA.


Agent—Pakula, King and Associates, 9229 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Jeff Goldberg, Jeff Goldberg Management, 817 Monte Leon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor and director.


Film Appearances:

Hospital cop, Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980.

(As Richard E. Gant) Jay B, Krush Groove, Warner Bros., 1985.

Everett Bennett, Suspect, TriStar, 1987.

Second Jarryd guard, Collision Course, President Home Entertainment, 1989.

George Washington Duke, Rocky V, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Zoo, Love or Money (also known as For Love or Money), Hemdale, 1990.

Agent Lloyd Simpson, The Freshman, TriStar, 1990.

Cunningham, Stone Cold, Columbia, 1991.

Baa Baa Ack, CB4, Universal, 1993.

Coroner, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (also known as Friday the 13th IX), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Doubletree, Posse, Gramercy, 1993.

Third man, Conversations, 1994.

Deputy Commissioner Samuels, City Hall, Columbia, 1996.

Umpire at Sharks game, Ed, Universal, 1996.

Detective Roden, The Glimmer Man, Warner Bros., 1996.

Lieutenant Brutus, Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, and Dr. Bean), Gramercy, 1997.

Older cop, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998.

Detective Crouch, Sour Grapes, Columbia, 1998.

(As Richard E. Gant) Admiral Phelps, Godzilla (also known as Gojira), TriStar, 1998.

Charles Parker, Divorcing Jack, Mosaic Movies, 1998.

(As Richard E. Gant) Johnny B Good (also known as Johnny B.), 1998.

Mr. Gaines, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (also known as The Klumps), Universal, 2000.

Clyde Kincade, Kingdom Come, Fox Searchlight, 2001.

J. B., Layla's Girl, 2005.

Chief Matthews, Lesser of Three Evils (also known as Blood Money), Grindstone Entertainment Group, 2005.

Black Theater Today: 2005 (documentary), 2005.

Jackson, Hood of Horror (also known as Snoop Dogg's "Hood of Horror"), Freestyle Releasing/Xenon Pictures, 2006.

Preacher, Norbit, Paramount, 2007.

Young Cesar, Codeblack Entertainment, 2007.

Colonel Buck Hinton, Daddy Day Camp, TriStar, 2007.

Robert Maas, Cover, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

Mac Mondale, Ezra, California Newsreel, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sergeant/Detective Bill Dornan, a recurring role, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998-99.

Captain Richard Page, Special Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001-2002.

Hostetler, a recurring role, Deadwood, HBO, 2004-2006.

Dr. Russell Ford, General Hospital, 2007-2008.

Dr. Russell Ford, General Hospital: Night Shift, 2007-2008.

Also appeared in the series On Our Own, CBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Eddie Lewis, Attica, ABC, 1980.

Death of a Prophet, 1981.

P. T. Turner, Revenge of the Nerds, syndicated, 1991.

Sergeant, Lidner, Condition: Critical (also known as Final Pulse), NBC, 1992.

Pope, Men Don't Tell, CBS, 1993.

Wilson, The Tower, Fox, 1993.

MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice, NBC, 1994.

Judge Grant, Trial by Fire, ABC, 1995.

Russ Carlson, Raven (also known as Raven Team), The Movie Channel, 1997.

Deputy chief, The Partners, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Police commissioner, Internal Affairs, CBS, 1988.

Detective John Volland, False Arrest, ABC, 1991.

Judge, Trade Winds, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Wilson Phelps, Built to Last, NBC, 1997.

Lieutenant, The Job, ABC, 2001.

Captain Richard Page, Special Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001.

Police chief, Vanished, Fox, 2006.

Owen, Sr., Men of a Certain Age, TNT, 2008.

Also appeared in the pilot Southern Cross, CBS.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Will Davis, Last Breeze of Summer, Showtime, 1994.

Hollywood Habitat for Humanity, Do It Yourself Network, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Battlin' Barry Gay, "The Cell Within," Miami Vice, 1989.

Moving man, "Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1989.

Chief Inspector Johnny Denmark, "The Coltons," MacGyver, ABC, 1991.

Alvin Pinkston, "The Silent Treatment," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

Alvin Pinkston, "Aftermath," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

Alvin Pinkston, "The Shadow of Death," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992.

Alvin Pinkston, "The Discomfort Zone," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992.

Inspector, "Meeting Mr. Pony," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1992.

Black officer, "Roc Works for Joey," Roc (also known as Roc Live), Fox, 1992.

Judge, "Till Death or Next Thursday Do We Part," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Mr. Holmes, "Bare Witness," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Mr. Holmes, "Parent Trap," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Fred, "The Pilot," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Jack, "Joe Blows: Part 2," Wings, NBC, 1993.

Detective Jim Michaels, "Vanishing Act: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1993.

Sergeant Fletcher, "The All-American Boy—Not!," Empty Nest, NBC, 1993.

"The Champ," Renegade, 1993.

Henry, Thea, ABC, 1993.

Judge, "The Ides of Metropolis," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Reverend Barnes, "Arms Are for Hugging," Martin, Fox, 1994.

Eighth precinct desk sergeant, "Serge the Concierge," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Al Evans, "What's Next?," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.

Al Evans, "Working Nine to Nine-Fifteen," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.

Lawyer, "The Bus Stops Here," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994.

Jerry Glenfield, "The Ballad of Lucas Burke," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Joe Briggs, "Another Day at the Office," The Bonnie Hunt Show (also known as Bonnie), CBS, 1995.

Leroy Glover, "Travels with Andy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Desk sergeant, "Head Case," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Brind-Amour, "The High Ground," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1996.

Johnson, "Sins of the Father," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Detective Darryl Harding, "Higher Powers," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Mr. Veasey, "Home Loan," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1997.

Deputy Chief Clark Nichols, "Hard-Boiled Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Rhodes, "The One with Ross's Thing," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Reverend Simms, "Baby, It's You and You and You," Smart Guy, The WB, 1997.

Captain Edward MacDougan, "No Surrender, No Retreat," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), syndicated, 1997.

Captain Edward MacDougan, "The Face of the Enemy," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), syndicated, 1997.

Judge George Goodwin, "Jury Duty, Again," Alright Already, The WB, 1997.

Evan Singleton, Good News, UPN, 1997.

Clarence Hightower, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1998.

Mr. Lipson, "Vanishing Act," ER, NBC, 1998.

Judge Miller, "A Bury Special Episode," Damon, Fox, 1998.

Agent Hanson, Encore! Encore!, NBC, 1998.

Mr. Talbot, "The Big Sleep," For Your Love, The WB, 1998.

Mr. Talbot, "The Couple's Court," For Your Love, The WB, 1999.

Judge John Wyles, "A Mother's Son," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Mr. Talbot, "Things I Do for Love," For Your Love, The WB, 2000.

"The Toolshed behind the Church," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.

Reverend Lovechild, "Saving Private Rita," Moesha, UPN, 2001.

Judge William Fulshaw, "The Whole Truth," Providence, 2002.

Mr. Holland, "The Killing Point," The District, 2002.

FBI agent, "Insanity Genetic: Part 2," Titus, Fox, 2002.

Principal Reynolds, "Redux," Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2002.

Head witch doctor, "House Call," Charmed, The WB, 2003.

Andrew Hunter, "Twas the Fight before Christmas," Eve, UPN, 2003.

Officer, "Who Done It?," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2004.

Rear Admiral Novak, "Whole New Ball Game," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), 2004.

Chemist, "Riddance," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), 2004.

Andrew Hunter, "For Love and Money," Eve, UPN, 2004.

Andrew Hunter, "They've Come Undone: Part 1," Eve, UPN, 2004.

Andrew Hunter, "Stay Tuned," Eve, UPN, 2004.

Judge Walker (some sources cite Judge Wilkins), "Confessions," In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Judge, "Atlantic City," How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 2006.

Martin, "Have You Seen My Muffins, Man?," The Bill Engvall Show, TBS, 2007.

Judge Vincent Kimball, "Tabloid Nation," Boston Legal, ABC, 2008.

Arthur Lang, "The Man in the Outhouse," Bones, Fox, 2008.

Voice for the animated series American Dad, ABC; appeared as Trevor, Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC; also appeared in episodes of The Drew Carey Show, ABC, and G vs. E, USA Network.

Stage Appearances:

Eldridge, The Mighty Gents, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Teddy, West Memphis Mojo, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Four, New York City, 1988.

Marvin, The Talented Tenth, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1989.

Also appeared in Playboy of the West Indies, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT.

Stage Director:

Lagrima del Diablo, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1980.

Director of the play Karamu.



Akron Beacon Journal, October 31, 2001.