Herd, Richard 1932- (Richard T. Herd)

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Herd, Richard 1932- (Richard T. Herd)


Born September 26, 1932, in Boston, MA; son of Richard (a train engineer) and Katherine Herd; married second wife, Patricia (an actress), April 12, 1980; children: (previous marriage) one son, one daughter. Education: Attended Boston University. Avocational Interests: Golf, wood and metal sculpture.


Agent—Silver, Massetti, and Szatmary, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actor and director. Boston Summer Theatre, Boston, MA, apprentice; Marblehead Playhouse, actor; Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre, New York City, actor; also performed at Equity Library Theatre, New York City, Players Stage, Hollywood, CA, and Erie Playhouse; appeared in television commercials in the 1960s, including the role of Mr. Purdy for Dash detergent, and more recently for Capital One credit cards, 2004. Performer with Enterprise Blues Band; also a published poet and an artist, with work exhibited at NoHo Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA, Studio Gallery, Oxnard, CA, StuART Gallery and Enfusion Gallery, Los Angeles, and Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA, and represented in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. Worked as truck driver, merchant seaman, clown, and steeplejack. Military service: U.S. Army, ordnance, 1953-55.


Screen Actors Guild (national vice president), Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), best comedy ensemble, for Seinfeld; Vernon Rice Award (now Drama Desk Award) and Obie Award, Village Voice, both for The Couch with the Six Insides; DramaLogue awards, for Death of a Salesman and My Last Confession; Wilkins Award for poetry, Santa Barbara Writer's Conference.


Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Dennis Sheridan, T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982-85.

Admiral William Noyce, a recurring role, SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, between 1993 and 1994.

Mike, Winnetka Road, NBC, 1994.

Wilhelm, a recurring role, Seinfeld, NBC, 1995-98.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976.

General Omar Bradley, Ike, ABC, 1979.

John, V (also known as V: The Original Mini Series), NBC, 1983.

John, V: The Final Battle, NBC, 1984.

Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988.

Ray Goodrich, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lieutenant Commander C. Clark, Pueblo (also known as Pueblo Affair), ABC, 1973.

Captain Wilson, The Hunted Lady, NBC, 1977.

Colonel Mangus, Terror Out of the Sky (also known as The Revenge of the Savage Bees), CBS, 1978.

Bill Worthington, Dr. Scorpion, ABC, 1978.

Donovan, Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid, ABC, 1978.

John Furst, Marciano, ABC, 1979.

Chuck Noll, Fighting Back (also known as Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier), ABC, 1980.

General Groves, Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb, NBC, 1980.

Sanford Thompson, Elvis and the Beauty Queen, NBC, 1981.

(As Richard T. Herd) Randolph Gardner, Farrell for the People, NBC, 1982.

Chet Townsend, My First Love, ABC, 1988.

Nashville Beat, The Nashville Network, 1989.

Richard Dortch, Fall from Grace, NBC, 1990.

Thornton Bradley, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990.

Charles Hackley, "Temptation," Seduction: Three Tales from the "Inner Sanctum," ABC, 1992.

Majority Rule (also known as Majority City), Lifetime, 1992.

The Gift of Love (also known as Set for Life), CBS, 1994.

Chuck Bosnell, The Secretary, CBS, 1995.

Chester, Shattered Mind (also known as The Terror Inside), NBC, 1996.

Bud Cromwell, A Case for Life, ABC, 1996.

Aaron Winfield, Yesterday's Target, Showtime, 1996.

Principal, Journey of the Heart, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Paul Drummond (Uncle Paul), I Married a Monster, UPN, 1998.

Reverend Larsen, "The Song of the Lark," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2000.

Windsor, Love's Unfolding Dream, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Howard Frederickson, Hazard's People, CBS, 1976.

Adam Taft, The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981.

Captain Sheridan, T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982.

Admiral William Noyce, SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cardinal, "The First Commandment," Cosmic Slop, HBO, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sheriff Gladish, "Pastoria Prime Pick," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1975.

Greene, "The Cannibals," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977.

Applegate, "The Golden Fleece," The Feather and Father Gang, 1977.

"Rafferty," Rafferty, 1977.

George McArthur, "The Better Part of Valour," Eight Is Enough, 1979.

"Malpractice," The Lazarus Syndrome, 1979.

Smithers, "Targets without a Badge: Part 2," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1979.

Lieutenant Fredricks, "Cop Out," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979.

Captain Bill Snyder, "Back Pay," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1980.

John Mackey, "The Venezuelan Connection," Dallas, 1980.

John Mackey, "The Trouble at Ewing 23," Dallas, 1980.

John Mackey, "The Prodigal Mother," Dallas, 1981.

Waldo Sommerton, "The Hartbreak Kid," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981.

Philip Ballard, "Deadly Impact," Walking Tall, 1981.

"Kidnap," Strike Force, 1981.

Kyle Edmunds, "Double Entry," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982.

Dave Wellman, "Dead Man's Hand," The Powers of Matthew Star, 1983.

Calvin Kleeger, "Queen's Gambit," Falcon's Crest, 1984.

Arthur Huntley/Lonnie Vanatta, "Mr. Hardcastle Goes to Washington," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1984.

Colonel Joe Bartz, "The Yankee Clipper," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Patrick Moffett, "Beach Club Murders," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985.

Jonathan Durcell, "Waste 'Em!" The A-Team, NBC, 1985.

Consul Dearborn, "The Enchilada Express," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1985.

Jastrow, "Knight Strike," Knight Rider, 1985.

Harvey McKittrick, "Murder in the Electric Cathedral," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

"One-Eyed Jake" Williamson, "Photo Finish," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Police officer Harry Flank, "The Rookie," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

Jim Ellison, "The Cry," Dynasty, 1986.

Mr. Barnes, "A Children's Story," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987.

"Norman Conquest," Hill Street Blues, 1987.

"Foley vs. Foley," Rags to Riches, 1987.

Police officer Harry Flank, "Ties that Bind," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1988.

Ernie Faber, "The Impotence of Being Ernest," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1989.

Captain Edward Hanna (The Mad Hatter), "The Captain," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Red Burrows, "Little Saigon," Mancuso, FBI, 1989.

Bartender/Dodger's boss, "The Thanks of a Grateful Nation," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

"God Bless the Child," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1990.

Medina, "Protection," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Dr. Aaron Stahl, "Oh, Brother," Knots Landing, 1990.

Dr. Aaron Stahl, "Road Trip," Knots Landing, 1990.

Ernie Faber, "Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 2," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

Moe Stein (Captain Galaxy), "Future Boy—October 6, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991.

Phil Stone, "Deadline," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1991.

Sheriff Frank Brown, "Mother Courage," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1992.

L'Kor, "Birthright: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993.

Arnett Cobb, "The Petrified Florist," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Seymour "Ziggy" Ziganovich, "Mirror Image—August 8, 1953," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993.

Dr. John Hansen, "Where the Heart Is: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

President Grover Cleveland, "Bye Bly," The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), Fox, 1993.

President Grover Cleveland, "High Treason: Part 2," The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), Fox, 1994.

"To Heir Is Human," Robin's Hoods, 1994.

Dr. Murphy, "Men Plan, God Laughs," ER, NBC, 1995.

General Garrity, "Codename: Dragonfly," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1996.

Police captain, "Road to Nowhere," Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1996.

Dr. John Hansen, "Colleen's Paper," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.

Ethan Callaway, "Cop in a Box," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.

Ethan Callaway, "With This Ring," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1998.

Dr. Stanley Backer, "Killed by Death," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 1998.

Archie Mullen, "Write, She Murdered," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Barney, "Caroline and the Big Night," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1998.

Admiral Owen Paris, "Pathfinder," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1999.

Admiral Owen Paris, "Inside Man," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2000.

Charlie Hoskins, "The Bridge at Kang So Ri," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 2000.

Admiral Owen Paris, "Author, Author," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2001.

Admiral Owen Paris, "Endgame," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2001.

Jack Butler, "Jenny," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Judge Neil Walker, "Big Brother," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Sam SheridanAndi, "Faith," The District, CBS, 2002.

Herb Roberts, "Unhappy Holidays," Everwood (also known as Our New Life in Everwood), The WB, 2003.

Herb Roberts, "Your Future Awaits," Everwood (also known as Our New Life in Everwood), The WB, 2004.

Bill Shaughnessy (Uncle Shaun), "The Telenovela," The O.C., Fox, 2004.

Jimmy McGowan, "The Vision Thing," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Jimmy McGowan, "My Dinner with Andy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Stephen Devine, "Hope and Mercy," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2005.

Harry Gaunt, "Hot While I'm Around," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2007.

Gene Karnow in 2008, "Shore Leave," Cold Case, CBS, 2008.

Also appeared in episodes of Body and Soul, The Devlin Connection, F.B.I.: The Untold Stories, ABC, The Guiding Light, Kojak, and The Secret Storm.

Film Appearances:

Johnny, Hercules in New York (also known as Hercules Goes Bananas and Hercules—The Movie), 1970, RAF Industries, 1971.

James W. McCord, Jr., All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Mike Monahan, F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978.

George, Wolf Lake (also known as The Honor Guard), 1978.

Evan McCormack, The China Syndrome, Columbia, 1979.

Beat cop, The Onion Field, Avco-Embassy, 1979.

Lieutenant Lou Donahue, Schizoid (also known as Murder by Mail), Cannon, 1980.

Brigadier General Foley, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980.

"Honest Charley" Gilmarten, Lovely but Deadly, Vestron Video, 1981.

Lyle, Deal of the Century, Warner Bros., 1983.

Angus MacLachlan, Summer Rental, Paramount, 1985.

Chairman Spencer, Trancers (also known as Future Cop), Empire Pictures, 1985.

Walt, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Paramount, 1987.

Ed Lawndale, Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother's Justice and Skate or Die), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Cyrus Kinkaid, Corporate Affairs, Concorde, 1990.

(Uncredited) Skeeter, August Entertainment, 1993.

Arthur Cunningham, The Judas Project, RS Entertainment, 1993.

General Tennyson, Sergeant Bilko (also known as Sgt. Bilko), Universal, 1996.

Henry Skerridge, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Bradford, The Survivor, Interlight, 1998.

Richard Hanson, Vic (also known as Final Act), Moonblood Pictures, 1999.

Voice of Jacob, Joseph: King of Dreams, DreamWorks Home Entertainment/Universal Home Video, 2000.

Trekkies 2 (documentary), Paramount Home Video, 2004.

Father Mark, Confessions of a Pit Fighter, Lionsgate, 2005.

Commissioner Hans Raab, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 2005, Image Entertainment, 2007.

Professor Black, TV Virus, Dandelion Pictures, 2007.

Frank Cooper, Dog Days of Summer, Level Path Productions, 2008.

Randy Barnett, InAlienable, Black Bay Entertainment/Jet Set Films, 2008.

Also worked as post-production voice performer in automated dialogue replacement loop group.

Stage Appearances:

Cecil B. De Mille Presents (solo show), Denver, CO, then Curtis Theatre, Brea, CA, both 2001.

Variations, Denver, CO, and Tulsa, OK, 2006.

Also appeared in The Big Knife, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA; On the Waterfront, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; and Other People's Money, Old Globe Playhouse, San Diego, CA; appeared in The Couch with the Six Insides, e.e. cummings, Electra, Harlequinade, and 20 Poems, all New York City; in Death of a Salesman, My Crummy Job, My Last Confession, Sea of Cortez, and The Walkers, all Los Angeles; and Under Milkwood, off-Broadway production.

Major Tours:

Toured U.S. cities in productions of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Write Me a Murder.

Stage Work:

Director, Idle Wheels, Road Theatre Company, Theatre at Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, CA, 1996.

Codirector of Bury the Dead, Actors Gang, Culver City, CA; coproducer of the play The Couch with the Six Insides, New York City.



Captain Kirkus, Roddenberry on Patrol, Planet X, 2003.

The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Nene, Blue Dragon (video game), Microsoft Game Studios, 2006.

Albums; With Enterprise Blues Band:

Experience, 2005.

Intergalactic Roots Music, 2006.


Stage Plays:

Prisoner of the Crown, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, then Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 2008.


Author of the poetry chapbook Feasting with Panthers.

Contributor to Mo+th and Onthebus.



Starlog, October, 1997.


Richard Herd Official Site,http://www.richardherd.com, November 4, 2008.

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