Overton, Rick 1954–

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Overton, Rick 1954–


Full name, Richard Overton; born August 10, 1954, in Forest Hills, NY; son of Hall (a music arranger and teacher) and Ann (maiden name, Swain; a singer) Overton. Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A.; studied comedy with J. J. Barry and Marty Friedberg. Avocational Interests: Motorcycling, model building.

Addresses: Agent—Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor, comedian, and writer. Performed in the comedy team Overton and Sullivan; associated with Un-Cabaret (alternative comedy group), Los Angeles, CA; also worked as a harmonica player.

Awards, Honors: Showtime Comic of the Month Award, February, 1986; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding individual achievement in writing for a variety or music program, 1996, and Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding writing for a variety or music program, 1997, Television Award nomination, comedy/variety—series, Writers Guild of America, 1997, for Dennis Miller Live; awards for model building.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ronnie Underwood (Charlene's boyfriend), Babes, Fox, 1990.

Rufus, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Fox, 1992.

Regular performer, The Edge, Fox, 1992–93.

Count Gregory, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2000.

Dole Greyson, My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The WB, 2002.

She Span, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Photographer, Help Wanted: Kids, ABC, 1986.

DeeJay, Double Switch, ABC, 1987.

Officer Brown, Attack of the 5′2″ Women (also known as National Lampoon's Attack of the 5′2″ Women), Showtime, 1994.

Raji, Encino Woman (also known as California Woman), ABC, 1996.

Dr. Milletson, Devil in the Flesh, HBO, 1998.

Gary Seibert's dad, Van Stone: Tour of Duty, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Laugh-Off, HBO, 1980.

The Sixth Annual Young Comedians Special, HBO, 1981.

"Popular Neurotics," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982.

Laughs (documentary), HBO, 1982.

New wave cop, "Steele Framed," Remington Steele, 1983.

Franjean, 'Willow': The Making of an Adventure (documentary), 1988.

David Steinberg's Biased and Insensitive Review of the Year, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994.

Comedy: Coast to Coast, 1994.

Fred "The Bugman," R. L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Brilliant But Cancelled, TRIO, 2002.

Also appeared in Road Comics, HBO and Cinemax.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

John Aubrey, "Miss Stardust," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1987.

Jonathan Winters: On the Edge, 1987.

One-Night Stand, HBO, 1989.

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990.

Comics Only, Comedy Central, Ha! TV Comedy Network, and CTV: The Comedy Network, 1991.

London Underground, Comedy Central, 1991.

The A-List, Comedy Central, 1992.

The Drake, "The Handicap Spot," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Victor, "The Prankster," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Victor, "The Return of the Prankster," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Voice characterization, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995.

Voice characterization, "Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1995.

The Big Scary Movie Show, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996.

Carl, The Single Guy, NBC, 1996.

Mr. Dunny, Clueless, ABC, 1996.

Dr. Fisher, "Requiem for a Chevyweight: Parts 1 & 2," Married … with Children, Fox, 1996.

Gannon, "Nineteen," The Single Guy, NBC, 1996.

Guest comedian, Make Me Laugh, Comedy Central, 1997.

Mr. McNamara, "Good Touch, Bad Touch," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Mr. Molasses, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997.

Rod, "No Retreat, No Surrender," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1997.

Earl, "Separate Planes," Mad About You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

The shepherd, "Breastfeeding," Mad About You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

"Honey, He's Not Abominable … He's Just Misunderstood," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, 1998.

Evan, "Lust for Life," It's Like, You Know …, ABC, 1999.

Milosevic, It's Like, You Know …, ABC, 1999.

Triad member number two, "Magic Hour," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Triad member number two, "Sight Unseen," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Triad member number two, "Power Outage," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Late Friday, NBC, 2001.

William Markey, "To Walk on Wings," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Angry Gentile, "The Baptism," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

Flick, My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2001.

Rick, According to Jim, ABC, 2001.

Thomas Sheedy, "In Case of Rapture," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2004.

Bad stand-up comedian, "Wealth of Nations," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Alexi Vasilevich, "Welcome to Liberty Village," Alias, ABC, 2005.

Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2005.

Matthew Reed, "Collision," Lost, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Harrison Lane, A Boyfriend for Christmas, Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Owens, A Family Plan, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Show Must Go On, NBC, 1982.

The Drake (uncredited), Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Ino, Target … Earth?, 1980.

Clerk, Airplane II: The Sequel (also known as Flying High II), Paramount, 1982.

Dr. Thurman Flicker, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Bonded warehouse night supervisor, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984.

Roy, Odd Jobs, TriStar, 1984.

Companion, A Fine Mess, Columbia, 1986.

Googie, Gung Ho (also known as Working Class Man), Paramount, 1986.

Marsalis, Modern Girls, Atlantic, 1986.

Stripper, Embassy, 1986.

Stuart Briggs, Million Dollar Mystery (also known as Money Mania), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Franjean, Willow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Frank Williams, Traxx, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1988.

Dr. Rick, Earth Girls Are Easy, Vestron, 1989.

Janitor Joe, A Sinful Life, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Standup comedian, That's Adequate, South Gate Entertainment, 1989.

Tector Pike, Blind Fury, TriStar, 1989.

South Seas patron, The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

Rex, Galaxies Are Colliding (also known as Planet of Love), Paramount Home Video, 1992.

Maitre d', Mrs. Doubtfire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Ralph, Groundhog Day, Columbia, 1993.

A Million to Juan (also known as A Million to One), Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Sir Roger, The High Crusade (also known as High Crusade—Frikassee im weltraum), Centropolis Film, 1994.

Trekkies, Paramount, 1997.

Director, My Giant, Columbia, 1998.

Barry, Ed TV (also known as Edtv), Universal, 1999.

Roland, Jackpot, Sony Pictures Classics, 2001.

Behind the Scenes, 2001.

Dr. Lumber, Extreme Honor (also known as Last Line of Defence 2), MTI, 2001.

Sasha, Shoot or Be Shot, Iron, 2002.

Deputy Pete Willis, Eight Legged Freaks, Warner Bros., 2002.

Miles Tenant, Trial and Error: The Making of Sequestered, Michael Bayouth, 2003.

Rudolph, Northfork, Paramount, 2003.

Red Beard, Motocross Kids, Tag, 2004.

Mr. Korn, Serial Killing 4 Dummys (also known as Serial Killer and Serial Killing 101), Lions Gate, 2004.

McReady, Off the Lip, Hannover House, 2004.

Man at taxi convention, Taxi (also known as Taxi N.Y. C.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Coach Gillespie, Fat Albert, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Bartender, Frostbite, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Tailor, A Lot Like Love, Buena Vista, 2005.

Dr. Floyd Beasley, Keep Your Distance, Monarch, 2005.

Wayne, Comedy Hell, Monster, 2005.

General Hard, Blue Sombrero, Gigantic, 2005.

The Aristocrats, Paradiso, 2005.

Film Work:

Stunts, Fletch, 1985.


Video Games:

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Sierra, 2005.


Television Series:

(With others) Dennis Miller Live, HBO, beginning in 1994.