Venture, Richard 1923–

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VENTURE, Richard 1923–


Born November 12, 1923, in New York, NY; married Lorraine O'Donnell (an actress).

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

First man, Dark Intruder (also known as Black Cloak), Universal, 1965.

Floyd, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man–in–the–Moon Marigolds, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1972.

Man in motel, Man on a Swing, Paramount, 1974.

Assistant Metro editor, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Doctor, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Paramount, 1977.

Cmdr. Paul Gray, Airport '77, Universal, 1977.

Colonel, The Greatest, Columbia, 1977.

Mark Sampson, The Betsy (also known as Harold Robbins' "The Betsy"), Allied Artists Pictures, 1978.

Glenn Bates, The Onion Field, AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1979.

Wilson, Being There (also known as Chance and Willkommen, Mr. Chance), United Artists, 1979.

Ellinger, The Last Word (also known as Danny Travis and The Number), Samuel Goldwyn company, 1979.

Spota, The Hunter, Paramount, 1980.

Fergy, Diary of the Dead, B. S. Moss Entertainment, 1980.

Cindy's father, Looker, Warner Bros., 1981.

U.S. ambassador, Missing, Universal, 1982.

Bower, Touch and Go, TriStar, 1986.

Colonel Meyers, Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Bros., 1986.

Cardinal of Palermo, The Sicilian, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1987.

Admiral Colker, Navy SEALS, Orion, 1990.

W. R. Slade, Scent of a Woman, Universal, 1992.

Judge Klein, Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994.

Don Boylar, Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Ambassador Reed, Red Corner, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1997.

Franklin James, Series 7: The Contender, USA Films, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tom Gregory, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1972–73.

John Osborne, a recurring role, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1983.

Captain Leo Altobelli, Street Hawk, ABC, 1985.

Jonathan Pierce, General Hospital, ABC, 1991.

Al Kozarian, The Boys, 1993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Police inspector, Helter Skelter (also known as Massacre in Hollywood), CBS, 1976.

Richard, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, NBC, 1978.

Chief Arenson, Wheels (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Wheels"), 1978.

Colonel Jack Delbart, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.

Earl Dorius, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982.

Harry Gough, The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983.

Nelson Prescott, Billionaire Boys Club, NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joe Kane, Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, NBC, 1977.

Jack Morris, A Sensitive, Passionate Man, NBC, 1977.

Dr. Paul Jessup, The Tenth Month, CBS, 1979.

Dr. Haas, Off the Minnesota Strip, ABC, 1980.

Judge Richard Barber, Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case, CBS, 1980.

Alexander Sachs, Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (also known as Enola), NBC, 1980.

Geegee's father, My Kidnapper, My Love (also known as Dark Side of Love), 1980.

Dr. Neil Holzer, The Best Little Girl in the World, ABC, 1981.

Mr. Hourgil, The Violation of Sarah McDavid, CBS, 1981.

Dan Hatten, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction, NBC, 1983.

Dr. David Radley, Second Serve (also known as I Change My Life), CBS, 1986.

Brevard Holt, As Summers Die, HBO, 1986.

Judge, Family Sins, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Davidson, The Littlest Victims, CBS, 1989.

James St Clair, The Final Days, ABC, 1989.

One Special Victory, NBC, 1991.

Edward Steichen, A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, PBS, 1991.

Dr. Werner, A Private Matter (also known as Miss Sherri), 1992.

J. Lester Perry, Truman, HBO, 1995.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Danger in Paradise, NBC, 1977.

Roger, Corey: For the People, NBC, 1977.

Lead actor, Sticking Together (also known as Wonderland Cove), ABC, 1978.

Judge Harold Stankey, Chicago Story, NBC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Arthur, Andre's Mother, PBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Second detective, "The World I Want," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1964.

Inspector Tyrac, "Lester Two," Harry O, ABC, 1975.

Detective Corman, "Snowstorm," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975.

Matt Hunter, Sr., "Above and Beyond," Police Woman, NBC, 1975.

"Out of the Frying Pan ... ," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

"To Still the Voice," Cannon, CBS, 1975.

Fred Metcalf, "In Hazard," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1976.

"The Election," Barney Miller, ABC, 1976.

Dr. Ben Christ, "The Trees, the Bees, and T. T. Flowers: Parts 1 & 2," The Rockford Files, 1977.

Bushwelt, "The Malflores," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Eddie Sims, "The Blue Fog," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

"Pressure Point," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Robert Smith, "Once More from Birdland," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Russell, "Barbara's Friend: Part 2," One Day at a Time, CBS, 1977.

Glade Noland, "The Action," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1978.

"Deadly Arena," Quincy, M.E., 1980.

Simpson, "Hitchhike: Parts 1 & 2," Knots Landing, 1980.

Simpson, "Chance of a Lifetime," Knots Landing, 1980.

Mr. McClain, "Words," Fame, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Carlyle, "The Fugitive: Parts 1 & 2," Family Ties, NBC, 1983.

Doc Owens, "I Enjoy Being a Guy," Newhart, CBS, 1983.

Doc Owens, "The Girl from Manhattan," Newhart, CBS, 1983.

Pierce Benton, "Brain Drain," The Powers of Matthew Star, 1983.

Doc Owens, "Send Her Ella," Newhart, CBS, 1984.

Carl Barnett, "Dr. Hoof and Mouth," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1985.

Milton, "Job Hunting," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1986.

Drew Mortimer, "The Facade" (also known as "Tangled Web"), 227, 1987.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's Why It's Not Good to Stare at People in Restaurants," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1987.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's Why You've Gotta Bake a Batch of Cookies Every Once in a While," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1987.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's Talkin' to Yourself," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1988.

Edgar Bickford, "Here Comes That Cold Wind off the River," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1988.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1988.

Mr. Marshall, "Viva Las Vegas," Valerie (also known as The Hogan Family), NBC, 1989.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's a Shot in the Dark," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1989.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's a Rare Photo Opportunity," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1990.

Abe Lassen, "Bound for Glory," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Edgar Bickford, "Here's a Neat Way to Tie up Loose Ends," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1991.

Douglas Greer, "In Memory Of," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Leonard West, "The Letter," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

George Latimer, "Family Secrets," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Lionel Carew, "The Patriot Bowl," Coach, 1992.

Mr. McKinley, "The Hollywood Country Club," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1993.

Mr. McKinley, "No Time Like the Future," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1993.

Mack Brackman, "Showdown," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Fox, 1993.

Simmons, "The Big Slip," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1994.

Douglas Greer, "Performance," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Douglas Greer, "Bitter Fruit," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Dr. Hollis, "Slings and Arrows," Second Noah, ABC, 1996.

Douglas Greer, "Family Business," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

"Disco Inferno," Now and Again, CBS, 2000.

Douglas Greer, "Thin Ice," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared as Bob Woodson, "The Out of Town Trip," The Associates, ABC; Mr. Spivey, Muddling Through, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

Chris, Dinosaur Wharf, National Theatre, New York City, 1951.

Sam Bradley and Charley, Solitaire/Double Solitaire, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Baron d'Auge, Murderous Angels, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1971–72.

Boby, The Visit, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1973–74.

Chanal, Chemin der Fer, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1973–74.

Ash, The National Health, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1974.

A Map of the World, Public Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Menenius Agrippa, friend to Coriolanus, Coriolanus, The Public/Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1988–89.

King Phillip, Martinson, and dad, King John, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Dad, The Sum of Us, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1990–91.

Martinson, Woman in Mind, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1997.



You're Too Tall, But Come Back in Two Weeks, produced at Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1974.