Kline, Richard 1944–

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KLINE, Richard 1944–

(Richard T. Kline)


Original name, Richard Klein; born April 29, 1944, in New York, NY; son of Leah Kline; married first wife, 1974 (divorced, 1982); married Sandra Molloy, 1982; children: Colby (an actress). Education: Queens College, B.A.; Northwestern University, M.F.A., theatre arts.

Addresses: Contact—TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., 14th Floor, Burbank, CA 91505. Agent—Acme Talent & Literary Agency, 4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA 90010 and 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2108, New York, NY 10001.

Career: Actor. Actors Forum Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, acting instructor; also an acting and public speaking coach and instructor of workshops to develop solo shows. Also known as Richard T. Kline. Military service: Served as a lieutenant in Vietnam.

Member: National Veterans Foundation (board member).

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, c. 1990, for Present Laughter.


Television Appearances; Series:

Larry Dallas, Three's Company, ABC, 1978–1984.

Jeff Spector, His & Hers, CBS, 1990.

Mark Benson, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 1995–1996.

Jeff Beznick, Noah Knows Best, Nickelodeon, 2000–2001.

Gene Schwartz, Inside Schwartz, NBC, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Howard Horton, Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Andrew Saul, Not Just Another Affair (also known as Perfect Affair), CBS, 1982.

Matt, Side by Side, CBS, 1988.

Milton, Hell Hath No Fury, NBC, 1991.

Louis "Lou" Cates, Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey, ABC, 1994.

Bradley Carchet, Karroll's Christmas, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, All–Star Family Feud Special, 1977.

Himself, John Ritter Remembered (documentary), VH1, 2003.

Himself, A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter (documentary), ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jesse James, "Showdown with Rance McGrew," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1962.

Herb Lavin, "Re: People Who Live in Glass Houses," Executive Suite, CBS, 1976.

Herschel, "The Indian," Serpico, NBC, 1976.

Prosecutor, "Mary Gets a Lawyer," Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1976.

Mr. Corelli, "Children of the Groom: Parts 1 & 2," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1977.

Stanley Turnbull, Fernwood 2Nite, syndicated, 1977.

Tuggy McKinna, "The Flying Saucer," Maude, CBS, 1977.

Tuggy McKinna, "Walter's Temptation," Maude, CBS, 1977.

Tuggy McKenna, "My Husband, the Hero," Maude, CBS, 1978.

Larry Dallas, "Opportunity Knocks (also known as We Shall Return)," The Ropers, ABC, 1979.

Mr. Lucas, "The Audit Couple/The Scoop/My Boyfriend's Back," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Joey, "April the Ninny/The Loan Arranger/First Voyage, Last Voyage," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Guest, The $25,000 Pyramid, CBS, 1982.

"First Impressions/Love Finds Florence Nightingale/Paroled to Love," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

"The Other Man—Mr. Roarke/Forbidden Love," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.

Gerald Phelps, "Bystanders," Hotel, ABC, 1985.

Larry, "Deeds of Trust," Three's a Crowd, ABC, 1985.

Richie Gray, "Jan's Engagement," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.

Richie Gray, "The Prom Show," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.

Richie Gray, "The Wedding Show," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.

Detective Charlie Cheatham, "Are These Your Kicks?," Sidekicks, ABC, 1986.

Detective Charlie Cheatham, "Open House," Sidekicks, ABC, 1986.

Gvork, "Ahead of Time," Shadow Chasers, ABC, 1986.

Larry Kinkaid, "Corned Beef & Carnage," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Richie Gray, "The Reunion Show," It's a Living, syndicated, 1986.

Richie Gray, "Surprise," It's a Living, syndicated, 1986.

Arnold Resnick, "The Runner Falls on His Kisser," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1987.

Michael, "A Moon for the Misbegotten," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

Michael Edleton, "Night on Bald Mountain," Hunter, NBC, 1987.

Richie Gray, "Nancy's Birthday Party," It's a Living, syndicated, 1987.

Richie Gray, "A Romantic Comedy," It's a Living, syndicated, 1987.

Charlie Bonham, "The Umpire," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Horatio Lake, "Christmas Hero," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1988.

Richie Gray, "The Jan's Pregnant Show," It's a Living, syndicated, 1988.

Richie Gray, "Take Back Your Mink," It's a Living, syndicated, 1988.

Vic Jarvis, "Beauty and Deceased," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1988.

"The Moving Target Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, ABC, 1991.

Peter Newton, "The Three Facts of Brett," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1993.

"Johnny Goes Hollywood," The New WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1993.

Mr. Pembrook, "McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

Max Galloway, Burke's Law, CBS, c. 1994.

Mr. Fleming, "Ain't Nothin' but an Urkel," Family Matters, ABC, 1995.

Mr. Sloan, "Hello, Mister Chips," Step by Step, ABC, 1995.

Flint Guccione, "Torch Song Duet," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1996.

Sidney Herman, "The Nutty Confessor," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Himself and guard, "The Heather Biblow Story," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.

Sid, "The Unkindest Cut," Living in Captivity, Fox, 1998.

Himself, Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Mr. Kenney, "Little Dude," Shasta McNasty, UPN, 1999.

Rupert Martin, "The Membership Drive," For Your Love, The WB, 1999.

Ted, "Red's Birthday," That '70s Show, Fox, 1999.

Jim–Thom, "Welcome, Traveler," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The WB, 2000.

"A Bad Influence/The Surprise/Who You Are Makes a Difference," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 2000.

Daryl Hoeller, "One for the Road," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

"Hungry and Homeless," Strip Mall, Comedy Central, 2001.

Loan officer Miles Hahn, "Secrets and Loans," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2002.

Himself, "John Ritter: In Good Company," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Arnie Nadler (risk assessment expert), "Impulse Control," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2004.

Barry Driscoll, "You Da Bomb," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Himself, "Dick Van Patten," Living in TV Land, TV Land, 2004.

Also appeared in Dream On, HBO and Fox; Go!, NBC; New Love, American Style, ABC; Win, Lose or Draw, NBC and syndicated; and SuperSecret TV Formulas (also known as Super Secret TV Formulas), VH1.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jimmy McCabe, His and Hers, CBS, 1984.

Host, Jumble, 1985.

Neil Atkin, The Second Time Around, ABC, 1985.

Host, To Tell the Truth, NBC, 1990.

Television Director:

Billy (episodic), ABC, 1992.

"Ernie Confidential," Harry and the Hendersons (episodic), syndicated, 1993.

Director of episodes of Evening Shade, CBS; director of It's Me! Dad! (special; solo show), PBS.

Film Appearances:

Problem Child, United Artists, 1990.

Stan Jacobs, The Feminine Touch (also known as November Conspiracy), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1994.

Driver, Beverly Hills Ninja, TriStar, 1997.

Charlie (Nate's assistant), Liberty Heights, Warner Bros., 1999.

Principal Ott, Treehouse Hostage, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Warm Blooded Killers, Key East, 1999.

Nothing but the Truth, Film Artists Network, 2000.

(Uncredited) Voice of acrobat announcer, Saving Silverman (also known as Evil Woman), Columbia, 2001.

Anchor Chris Jobin, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, Artist View Entertainment, 2002.

Dr. Bentley, To Kill a Mockumentary, Pizza Guy Films, 2004.

Himself, Actors in War (documentary), Weggee Productions, 2004.

Film Executive Producer; with Others:

Meet Wally Sparks, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Multiple roles, Mary Stuart, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1971.

Man from river, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1972.

Marshall Herrick, The Crucible, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1972.

Sailor and understudy, Twelfth Night, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1972.

We Bombed in New Haven, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1972.

Patroclus/Paris, Troilus and Cressida, Lincoln Center, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1973.

Buddy Fidler, City of Angels (musical), Virginia Theatre, New York City, c. 1989–1992.

Jeeves, By Jeeves (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1997, later produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

Lawrence "Larry" Levin, Boychik (solo show), Theatre Four, New York City, 1997.

Senator, Hello Again (musical), Blank Theatre Company, 2nd Stage Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1998.

Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.

Narrator, Side by Side by Sondheim, Rubicon Theatre, Rubicon, CA, 2004.

Appeared as Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, and as the title role, Henry V, both Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC; as Captain E. J. Smith, Titanic, South Bay Civic Light Opera; as Larry in Company (musical), University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse; as Vernon, They're Playing Our Song (musical), Saidye Bronfman Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; in Chemin de Fer, Chicago; in Death of a Salesman, Cincinnati, OH; and in How I Got That Story, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Appeared in the musicals Do I Hear a Waltz? and The Rothchilds.

Major Tours:

Fagin, Oliver! (musical), U.S. cities, c. 1997–1998.

Appeared as Jake, Jake's Women, Canadian cities; toured in staged readings as Lawrence "Larry" Levin in Boychik (solo show).

Stage Director:

Present Laughter, Melrose Theatre, 1990.

Parental Discretion, Coast Playhouse, 1999.

Marvin and Mel, Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2004–2005.

Director of Crimes of the Heart and Social Security, both Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL. Director of Breaking Legs, Stage West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Crossfire, Lionheart Theatre; The Great Sebastians; It's Me! Dad! (solo show), Coronet Theatre; Odds Are, Blank Theatre Company; The Reception, Victory Theatre; Rough Crossing, Matrix Theatre; and Rumors, Whitefire Theatre. Director of other solo shows. Director of the touring production of Leader of the Pack.



Playbill, February 26, 1997.