Libertini, Richard 1933(?)– (Dick Liberti, Dick Libertini)

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Libertini, Richard 1933(?)- (Dick Liberti, Dick Libertini)


Born May 21, 1933 (some sources cite 1940), in Cambridge, MA; married Melinda Dillon (an actress; divorced); children: a daughter. Education: Emerson College, B.A.


Agent—Denny Sevier, House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor and voice performer. Second City (comedy troupe), Chicago, IL, member of original company, beginning 1961; with MacIntyre Dixon and Lynda Segal, appeared as the Stewed Prunes in cabaret performances throughout the United States; performed with Paul Dooley; also performed as a trumpet player in and around Boston, MA.


Television Appearances; Series:

Story Theatre, syndicated, 1971.

The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show, CBS, 1972.

Shelly Tobin, Family Man, CBS, 1988.

Father Angelo Lombardi, The Fanelli Boys, The Nashville Network, 1990.

Detective Richard Capparelli, Pacific Station, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gabe, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978.

Mr. Bowers, Extreme Close-up (also known as Home Video), NBC, 1990.

Marriage counselor, A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1995.

Sheik Yarami, Columbo: Ashes to Ashes, ABC, 1998.

Giovanni Provenzano, Vendetta, HBO, 1999.

Bert & Becca, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Let's Celebrate, ABC, 1972.

Airport policeman, "Fame," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1978.

Tigranes, The Fourth Wise Man, ABC, 1985.

Barry Slotnick, "The Trial of Bernhard Goetz," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

Howie Ventura, Fair Game, NBC, 1989.

Interviewee, The Italian Passion for Life, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Dick Liberti; with Paul Dooley) Comedian, Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), CBS, 1963.

Big Chicken, "The 45-Year-Old Man," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), 1971.

Dr. Franklin Pitt, "Halls of Hartley," The Bob Newhart Show, 1972.

Neighbor, "A Dinner for Harry," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1975.

Felsenfield, "Who's Who in Neverland," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), 1976.

"Think Mink," Baretta, 1977.

Rick, "Once a Thief," The Bionic Woman, 1977.

Jean Claude, "Minerva Goes Straight," Tabitha, 1977.

Bungles, Szysznyk, 1977.

The Godfather, Soap, ABC, four episodes, 1977.

First painter, "Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 2," Good Times, 1977.

Mr. Twillmer, "Shallow Throat," The Bob Newhart Show, 1977.

Ed, "I Will Be Remembered," Charlie's Angels, 1977.

Ben, "Florence of Arabia," Alice, 1978.

Ira Grubb, "Evaluation," Barney Miller, ABC, 1978.

"Tenants Are Revolting," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), 1979.

Richard Perito, "Middle Age," Barney Miller, 1979.

Adam Boyer, "The Child Stealers," Barney Miller, 1980.

Mr. Strand, "Twelve Angry Appliances," Mork and Mindy, 1981.

"Fingers" Wachefsky, "Faith, Hope, and Clarity: Parts 1 & 2," Bret Maverick, 1982.

King Murray, "Sleeping Beauty," Faerie Tale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre "), 1983.

"The Fred Connection," Trapper John, M.D., 1984.

Dr. Wyman, "The Dynamite Girl," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Man on beach, "A Saucer of Loneliness," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Albert, "It's a Wonderful Job," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

The devil, "The Devil and Miss T. J.," Head of the Class, 1989.

Nathan Silverberg, "Me Thinks My Parents Doth Protest Too Much," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Dr. Webber, Going to Extremes, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Wally Llama, "Wally Llama," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), 1993.

Lieutenant Gabriel Rodino, "Dead to Rights," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Arthur Emmerich, "Eli's Gumming," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Sore Throat, "Honeymoon in Metropolis," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Attorney Vince, "Wager," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

David Solomon, "Rage," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Carson Robbins, "Film Flam," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Reverend "Eva" Peron, "From Soup to Nuts," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Talleyrand, "Napoleon Brainaparte," Pinky and the Brain (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Pinky and the Brain"), The WB, 1995.

Lieutenant Phil Corelli, "The Dark Side of the Door," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996.

Akorem Laan, "Accession (a.k.a. The Other Emissary)," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), 1996.

Voice of the commissioner, "Bloodlines," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), 1996.

Dave, "One Foot in the Mouth," Cosby, CBS, 1996.

Lou Zinni, "The Great Escape," Empty Nest, NBC, 1997.

Voice, "Das Sub," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), 1997.

Mr. Patel, "A Girl's Gotta Work," Jenny, NBC, 1997.

Mr. Patel, "A Girl's Gotta Live in the Real World," Jenny, NBC, 1997.

Mr. Patel, "A Girl's Gotta Get It," Jenny, NBC, 1998.

Bernie Sklar, "Ambitious," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Avery, "Norm vs. Love," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999.

Tiberius "Tibby" Bishop, "End Game," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2000.

Eddie Bertram, "The Santa Wars," The District, CBS, 2000.

Manny, "Strangers and Brothers," Once and Again, ABC, 2000.

Luciano Baca, "Lucky Luciano," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

Eddie Bertram, "New World,," The District, CBS, 2001.

Dr. Saul Weitzman, " … And Then He Got a Rash," Cursed, NBC, 2001.

Voice of Ragtag, "Power Play," Static Shock (animated), The WB, 2002.

Grazi Hofna, "The Eagle Has Landed," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2002.

Dr. Myrell, "The Wrong Morph," The Zeta Project, The WB, 2002.

Dr. David Sobin, "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Also appeared in an episode of That Was the Week That Was, NBC.

Television Appearances; Other:

Himself, A World of Love, 1970.

Dr. Nate Nateman, Calling Dr. Storm, M.D. (pilot), NBC, 1977.

Cutty Whitman, 1996.

Armando, House of Frankenstein (miniseries), NBC, 1997.

Drive, 2006.

Karl Sugerman, A Grandpa for Christmas, 2007.

Film Appearances:

(As Dick Libertini) Pockets, The Night They Raided Minsky's (also known as The Night They Invented Strip-Tease), United Artists, 1968.

Father Drobney, Don't Drink the Water, Avco-Embassy, 1969.

Brother, Catch-22, Paramount/Filmways, 1970.

Boston railway porter, The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1970.

Tim, Lady Liberty (also known as The Sausage and La Mortadella), United Artists, 1972.

Cafe waiter/Jack Kirsten, I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now (also known as Kill My Wife Please), Cinerama Releasing, 1975.

Painter, Fire Sale, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.

Vaudeville leader, Days of Heaven, Paramount, 1978.

General Garcia, The In-Laws, Warner Bros., 1979.

Geezil, Popeye, Paramount, 1980.

Nosh, Sharkey's Machine, Warner Bros., 1981.

Angelo, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1981.

Jorge Medina, Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982.

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

Reverend Sun Yi Day, Going Berserk, Universal, 1983.

Giuseppe, Unfaithfully Yours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Dr. Lopez, Big Trouble, Columbia, 1984.

Prahka Lasa, All of Me, Universal, 1984.

Frank Walker, Fletch, Universal, 1984.

Voice, The Nativity (also known as The Creation), 1986.

Sam Kraus, Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Frank, Fletch Lives, Universal, 1989.

Dr. Parrish, Animal Behavior, Millimeter Films, 1989.

Voice of Dijon, DuckTales: The Movie—Treasure of the Lost Lamp (animated; also known as La bande a picsou: le tresor de la lampe perdue), Buena Vista, 1990.

Ed Rifkin, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990.

Nicholas Panas, The Lemon Sisters, Miramax, 1990.

Sidney, Awakenings, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1990.

Voice of Matthew Carson, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird, Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Dr. Alexander "Al" Paley, Nell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994-1994.

Glosser, Cultivating Charlie, 1994.

Rabbi Gelb, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998.

Mr. P., Telling You (also known as Love Sucks), Miramax, 1998.

Vincenzo, The 4th Tenor, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2002.

Rabbi Silver, Grilled, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Papa Aldo Tempesti, Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Asgaard Entertainment/Brynhilde Productions, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

(With MacIntyre Dixon, as the Stewed Prunes) "Twenty-five" and as George Washington, "George Washington Crossing the Delaware," Three by Three (also known as 3 x 3), Maidman Theatre, New York City, 1962.

(With the Stewed Prunes) "Infancy," Plays for Bleecker Street, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City, 1962.

(With the Stewed Prunes) The Cat's Pajamas, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1962.

(As Dick Libertini; with the Stewed Prunes) The Mad Show (revue), New Theatre, New York City, 1966.

(As Dick Libertini) Father Drobney, Don't Drink the Water, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1967-68, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre and Belasco Theatre, both New York City, 1968.

Colonel Dawn, The White House Murder Case, Circle in the Square Downtown, 1970.

Multiple roles, Paul Sills's "Story Theatre," Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1970-71.

Member of ensemble, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Ambassador Theatre, 1971.

The American Revolution, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1973.

Understudy for Hugh Gumbs, "Dunelawn," and understudy for Jason Pepper, M.D. and Harry Scupp, "Ravenswood," Bad Habits, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974.

More from Story Theatre, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, DC, 1979.

Don Adriano de Armado, Love's Labour's Lost, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Jacques, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Upfront Comedy Showcase, Los Angeles, 1994.

Jeff Baird, Merton of the Movies, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1999.

Polonius, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1999-2000.

Jethro Crouch, Sly Fox, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 2004.

Appeared (with the Stewed Prunes) in Twice Over Nightly, Upstairs at the Downstairs, New York City; also appeared in Primary English Class.



(With MacIntyre Dixon) The Cat's Pajamas, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1962.

(With Dixon) The Mad Show (revue), New Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Also author (with Dixon) of Twice Over Nightly, Upstairs at the Downstairs; coauthor of cabaret material performed by the Stewed Prunes.



Los Angeles, October, 1994, p. 184.

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