Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oscar Goldman boss of the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman played by Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson was born August 8, 1926 in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Although he has had a long standard career as a Hollywood actor, he is best known as playing the role of Oscar Goldman, a dual role as the boss of Steve Austin The Six Million Dollar Man as well as Jaimie Sommers, The Bionic Woman.



Richard Anderson who played Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman

Richard first made his acting debut in the 1947 John Steinbeck film La perla in an uncredited role. 

1950

A few years after his first role, Anderson became quite busy landing parts, such as in The Vanishing Westerner co-starring Monte Hale, Paul Hurst, Roy Barcroft, and Aline Towne; the series Mama Rosa starring Anna Demetrio, Vito Scotti and Beverly Garland; A Life of Her Own co-starring Lana Turner, Ray Milland and Tom Ewell; and The Magnificent Yankee co-starring Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Philip Ober, Edith Evanson, and Eduard Franz.



Richard Anderson in his younger days


1951

Anderson starred in Grounds for Marriage co-starring Van Johnson, Kathryn Grayson and Paula Raymond; Storm Warning co-starring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan and Doris Day; Payment on Demand co-starring Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan and Jane Cowl; Cause for Alarm! co-starring Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan and Bruce Cowling; Go for Broke! co-starring Van Johnson, Lane Nakano and George Miki; No Questions Asked co-starring Barry Sullivan, Jean Hagen, Arlene Dahl and George Murphy; Rich, Young and Pretty co-starring Jane Powell, Vic Damone, Danielle Darrieux, Fernando Lamas, and Wendell Corey; The People Against O'Hara co-starring Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, James Arness, and Diana Lynn; Across the Wide Missouri co-starring Clark Gable,
Ricardo Montalban, Jack Holt, John Hodiak, and Adolphe Menjou; and The Unknown Man co-starring Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding, Lewis Stone, and Barry Sullivan.

1952

Richard starred in Just This Once with Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, Marilyn Erskine, and Lewis Stone; Scaramouche co-starring  Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Nina Foch, Henry Wilcoxon, and Eleanor Parker; Holiday for Sinners co-starring Gig Young, Keenan Wynn, William Campbell, and Janice Rule; and Fearless Fagan co-starring Janet Leigh, Carleton Carpenter, Ellen Corby, and Keenan Wynn.


Richard Anderson (right) as Philip de Valmorín in the film Scaramouche 1952

1953

Anderson continued on starring in The Story of Three Loves with Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Farley Granger, Pier Angeli, Ethel Barrymore, Leslie Caron, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ricky Nelson, and Agnes Moorehead; I Love Melvin co-starring Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jim Backus, Una Merkel, and Robert Taylor; Dream Wife co-starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Gloria Holden, and Walter Pidgeon; Give a Girl a Break co-starring Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Helen Wood, and Debbie Reynolds; and Escape from Fort Bravo co-starring William Holden, Eleanor Parker, Polly Bergen, and John Forsythe.

1954

Anderson starred in The Student Prince with Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, Edmund Gwenn, Louis Calhern, and John Ericson; Betrayed co-starring Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Louis Calhern, and Victor Mature; and he made his very first television series appearance in an episode of Captain Midnight starring Richard Webb, Brian O'Hara and Eddie Lee.

1955

Richard would star in Hit the Deck with Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Walter Pidgeon, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Vic Damone, and Alan King; and It's a Dog's Life co-starring Jeff Richards, Jarma Lewis, Dean Jagger, and Edmund Gwenn.

1956

Richard guest starred in an episode of Chevron Hall of Stars: The Lone Hand with Raymond Burr, Virginia Grey and Ted de Corsia; Forbidden Planet co-starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Jack Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, and Warren Stevens; A Cry in the Night with Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Raymond Burr, and Natalie Wood; The Search for Bridey Murphy co-starring Teresa Wright, Louis Hayward, Kenneth Tobey, and Nancy Gates; and Three Brave Men co-starring Ray Milland, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Jagger, Edward Andrews, Virginia Christine, and Frank Lovejoy.


Richard Anderson in Forbidden Planet 1956


1957

Richard starred in The Buster Keaton Story with Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, Peter Lorre, Jackie Coogan, and Rhonda Fleming; and Paths of Glory co-starring Kirk Douglas, George Macready, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, and Joe Turkel.

1958

Anderson appeared in The Millionaire with Lawrence Dobkin, Lee Meriwether, and Paul Frees; Playhouse 90: The 80 Yard Run co-starring Darryl Hickman, Joanne Woodward, and Paul Newman; The Court of Last Resort starring Robert H. Harris, Carleton Young and S. John Launer; Merry Andrew co-starring Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli and Salvatore Baccaloni; The Long, Hot Summer co-starring Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Joanne Woodward, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa, Sarah Marshall, and Angela Lansbury; Curse of the Faceless Man starring Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara, and Luis Van Rooten; Steve Canyon starring Dean Fredericks and Sylvia Lewis; Zane Grey Theater starring Tom Tully, Tom Tryon, Chester Morris, and Mala Powers; Richard also appeared as a regular in the role of Ricardo del Amo for four episodes of the series Zorro starring Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon and Henry Calvin.

1959

Richard starred in Compulsion along with Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, E.G. Marshall, Diane Varsi, Martin Milner, and
Gavin MacLeod; Wagon Train starring Ward Bond, Robert Horton, and Dorothy Provine; The Gunfight at Dodge City co-starring Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, Nancy Gates, and John McIntire; and The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix.

1960

Anderson starred in Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Cry Ruin co-starring Keir Dullea, Ellen Burstyn, and Denver Pyle; Law of the Plainsman starring Michael Ansara; The Untouchables starring Robert Stack and Nicholas Georgiade; Thriller starring Boris Karloff, Rip Torn and Patricia Barry; Checkmate starring Anthony George, Doug McClure and Sebastian Cabot; The Wackiest Ship in the Army co-starring Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, Tom Tully, and John Lund; 2 episodes of The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix; and Wanted: Dead or Alive starring Steve McQueen and Gloria Talbott.

1961

Richard appeared in Hong Kong starring Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, and Marjorie Bennett; Monte Carlo co-starring Jayne Mansfield, John Ericson and Diana Trask; Anderson played the regular role of D.A. Glenn Wagner on the show Bus Stop co-starring Rhodes Reason (Sheriff Will Mayberry), Marilyn Maxwell (Grace Sherwood),
and Joan Freeman (Emma Gahringer).  The show only lasted one season and ended in 1962. He also appeared in episode of The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix.

Richard Anderson in an episode of The Rifleman

1962

Anderson appeared in another episode of The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix; an episode of Target: The Corruptors starring Stephen McNally, Jack Warden, Robert Harland, Murray Hamilton, and Brian Keith; Kraft Mystery Theater: The House of Rue Riviera with Diana Trask, John Ericson, and Jayne Mansfield; Kraft Mystery Theater: Cry Ruin with Ellen Burstyn,
Denver Pyle, and Keir Dullea;


1963

Anderson guest starred in his last episode of The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix; The Virginian starring James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, and Harry Morgan; A Gathering of Eagles co-starring Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Lansing, Henry Silva, Leora Dana, and Mary Peach; Dr. Kildare starring Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, and Charles Bronson; Johnny Cool starring Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joey Bishop, Wanda Hendrix, Jim Backus, Sammy Davis Jr., and Telly Savalas; and an episode of Redigo with Richard Egan and Don Haggerty.

1964

Anderson began playing the role of Lt. Steve Drumm in the series Perry Mason.  He co-starred with Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), Ray Collins (Lt. Arthur Tragg), and William Talman (Hamilton Burger). He would play the role over a period of two years until the show ended in 1966. In 1964 Richard also starred in The Eleventh Hour starring Jack Ging; Seven Days in May co-starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Fredric March, Martin Balsam, and Edmond O'Brien; The Lieutenant co-starring Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, and Linda Evans; Combat! starring Vic Morrow; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour co-starring Steven Hill, Barney Phillips, and Joanna Moore; Kitten with a Whip co-starring Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Patricia Barry, Skip Ward, and Peter Brown; The Fugitive with David Janssen, William Conrad and Barry Morse; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Anne Francis, and Jill Ireland; Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Ken Curtis; and an episode of Karen starring Richard Denning, Gina Gillespie, Debbie Watson, and Mary LaRoche.

1965

Richard would appear in an episode of Slattery's People with Richard Crenna and Robert Blake; Kraft Suspense Theatre: Jungle of Fear with Robert Fuller, Warren Stevens, Robert Loggia and Ann Blyth; Death Valley Days starring Tommy Alexander and Dick Foran; The Fugitive with David Janssen, William Conrad and Barry Morse; and Perry Mason co-starring Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), Ray Collins (Lt. Arthur Tragg), and William Talman (Hamilton Burger).

1966

Anderson starred in Perry Mason co-starring Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street), William Hopper (Paul Drake), Ray Collins (Lt. Arthur Tragg), and William Talman (Hamilton Burger);  Seconds co-starring Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, Will Geer, John Randolph, and Murray Hamilton; The Fugitive with David Janssen, William Conrad and Barry Morse; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, and Diana Hyland; I Spy starring Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Ron Howard, and Sarah Marshall; Felony Squad starring Howard Duff; The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans, and Lee Majors; The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, and William Reynolds; and he would play the recurring role of Brigadier Geneneral Doud in the series 12 O'Clock High with Paul Burke (Colonel Joseph Gallagher), Chris Robinson (Sargeant Sandy Komansky) and Frank Overton (Major Harvey Stovall).



Richard Anderson during his Perry Mason days

1967

Anderson appeared in T.H.E. Cat starring Robert Loggia, Joe Maross and Karen Steele; Run for Your Life starring Ben Gazzara, Aldo Ray and Henry Beckman; The Green Hornet starring Van Williams, Bruce Lee and Wende Wagner; Mission: Impossible starring Steven Hill, Barbara Bain, Peter Lupus, Martin Landau, and Greg Morris; Ride to Hangman's Tree co-starring Jack Lord, Melodie Johnson and James Farentino; The Fugitive with David Janssen, William Conrad and Barry Morse; The Mystery of the Chinese Junk starring Tim Matheson, Richard Gates, Teri Garr, and Edward Andrews; The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, and William Reynolds; Ghostbreakers co-starring Kerwin Mathews, Diana Van der Vlis, Michael Constantine, Margaret Hamilton, and Norman Fell; Cimarron Strip starring Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Darren McGavin, Beau Bridges, Allen Jaffe, and Randy Boone; The Invaders with Roy Thinnes, Barbara Barrie and Paul Mantee; Judd for the Defense with Carl Betz, Stephen Young, and Marilyn Davis; Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, and Don Mitchell; The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans, and Lee Majors; and Bonanza starring Michael Landon,
Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts.

1968

Anderson appeared in The Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, and Dawn Wells; Mannix starring Mike Connors and Gail Fisher; Felony Squad starring Howard Duff; The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, and William Reynolds; and The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans, and Lee Majors.



Richard Anderson circa late 1960s

1969

Richard guest starred in Judd for the Defense with Carl Betz, Stephen Young, and Ron Howard; Felony Squad starring Howard Duff; The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans, and Lee Majors; Daniel Boone starring Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, and Harry Dean Stanton; three episodes of My Friend Tony starring James Whitmore and Enzo Cerusico; Land of the Giants starring Gary Conway, Don Matheson and Stefan Arngrim; The Mod Squad starring Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Tige Andrews, and Peggy Lipton; Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, and Don Mitchell; and Bracken's World starring Elizabeth Allen, Dane Clark, and Linda Harrison.

1970

Anderson began laying the role of Chief George Untermeyer in the TV series Dan August.  He co-starred with Burt Reynolds (Dan August), Norman Fell (Charles Wilentz), and Ned Romero (Joe Rivera).  The show would last only one season and end in 1971.  Richard also starred in the Dan August spin-off movie Double Jeopardy with the show cast.  He would go on to star in Along Came a Spider with Suzanne Pleshette, Ed Nelson and Andrew Prine; Menace on the Mountain starring Pat Crowley, Albert Salmi, Jodie Foster, Dub Taylor, and Charles Aidman; Macho Callahan co-starring David Janssen, Diane Ladd, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb, David Carradine, and Bo Hopkins; Tora! Tora! Tora! co-starring Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, Tatsuya Mihashi, James Whitmore, and E.G. Marshall; and Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Ken Curtis.

1971

Richard starred in Doctors' Wives with Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Carroll O'Connor, Rachel Roberts, and Gene Hackman; Anderson would star in the last episodes of Dan August with co-stars Burt Reynolds (Dan August), Norman Fell (Charles Wilentz), and Ned Romero (Joe Rivera);  Alias Smith and Jones starring Pete Duel, Ben Murphy and Severn Darden; O'Hara, U.S. Treasury starring David Janssen and Lawrence Dobkin; The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, and William Reynolds; Columbo starring Peter Falk, Susan Clark, Leslie Nielsen, and Jessie Royce Landis; Dead Men Tell No Tales co-starring Christopher George, Joan Shawlee, Judy Carne, Patricia Barry, and Mike Lookinland; Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, and Don Mitchell; and Cannon starring William Conrad.



Richard Anderson appears in an episode of Columbo in 1971

1972

Anderson starred in The Astronaut with Jackie Cooper, Susan Clark, Monte Markham, Robert Lansing, and James Sikking; Longstreet starring James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason and Peter Mark Richman; The Honkers co-starring James Coburn, Anne Archer, Lois Nettleton, Jim Davis, and Slim Pickens; The Longest Night co-starring David Janssen, James Farentino, Mike Farrell, and Phyllis Thaxter; Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole co-starring Susan Hayward, Darren McGavin, Michele Nichols, Beverly Garland, and Michael Constantine; Play It As It Lays co-starring Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Adam Roarke, and Tammy Grimes; Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, and Don Mitchell; and The Bold Ones: The New Doctors starring E.G. Marshall, Herb Edelman, David Hartman, Katey Sagal, and Robert Walden.

1973

Anderson guest starred on Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Al Harrington, and Kam Fong; The Delphi Bureau starring Laurence Luckinbill; The Night Strangler starring Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug Simon Oakland, Margaret Hamilton, and Al Lewis; The Streets of San Francisco starring Karl Malden, Michael Douglas and Steve Forrest; Jigsaw starring Michael Baseleon, Eileen Brennan, and Christine Belford; Jarrett co-starring Glenn Ford, Anthony Quayle, Laraine Stephens, Forrest Tucker, and Yvonne Craig; Partners in Crime co-starring Lee Grant, Robert Cummings, Harry Guardino, and Vic Tayback; The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, and William Reynolds; and The New Perry Mason starring Monte Markham, Harry Guardino, James Hong, and Mary Ann Mobley.

Anderson would make his first starring appearance as Oscar Goldman in the TV movie The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War.  He co-starred with Lee Majors, Alan Oppenheimer, and Britt Ekland.  He then appeared in Cannon starring William Conrad; Richard would star again that year as Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping co-starring Lee Majors, Alan Oppenheimer, Terry Carter, Leif Erickson, James Sikking, and Elizabeth Ashley; he also appeared in the show Barnaby Jones starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether.




1974

It was in 1974 that the popularity of The Six Million Dollar Man made for TV movies would spawn a series.  Anderson starred as Oscar Goldman along with Lee Majors (Colonel Steve Austin), Martin E. Brooks (Dr. Rudy Wells), and Lindsay Wagner (Jaimie Sommers). He would play the boss of Steve Austin until 1978. 

Also in 1974, Richard would appear in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law with Arthur Hill, Lee Majors, Joan Darling, Reni Santoni, and Pat Harrington Jr.; Black Eye co-starring Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Floy Dean, and Teresa Graves; and Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Ken Curtis.



Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman) and Lee Majors (Steve Austin) in the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man

1975

Richard starred in The Six Million Dollar Man with Lee Majors (Colonel Steve Austin) and Martin E. Brooks (Dr. Rudy Wells); and Ironside starring Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, and Don Mitchell.

1976

Richard again starred in The Six Million Dollar Man with Lee Majors (Colonel Steve Austin) and Martin E. Brooks (Dr. Rudy Wells).  However, the appearance of Jaimie Sommers was so popular on The Six Million Dollar Man, that producers of the show decided to give Lindsay Wagner her own series, The Bionic Woman.  Richard Anderson appeared in that show as her boss, Oscar Goldman of course. 

It was this year that Richard Anderson became widely known as "The Shell Answer Man" giving driving tips appearing in commercials for Shell Oil Company until 1982.



Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson and Alan Oppenheimer in The Six Million Dollar Man

1977

Anderson would continue to star in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman in parallel.  This would keep him busy through the year.

1978

Anderson would appear in the last episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman with Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner.  After these series ended, he would star in Never Give Up aka Yasei no shômei, co-starring Ken Takakura, Ryoko Nakano and Hiroko Yakushimaru; the TV mini series Pearl co-starring Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Tiana Alexandra, Brian Dennehy, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren, Marion Ross, Adam Arkin, Audra Lindley, Gregg Henry, and Mary Crosby; and The Immigrants co-starring Stephen Macht, Sharon Gless, Kevin Dobson, Aimée Eccles, Roddy McDowall, and Pernell Roberts.

1979

Richard appeared on
The Love Boat starring Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing), Fred Grandy ("Gopher" Smith), Bernie Kopell (Ship's Doctor Adam Bricker), Lauren Tewes (Cruise Director Julie McCoy), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing); Murder by Natural Causes co-starring Katharine Ross, Barry Bostwick, and Hal Holbrook; and The French Atlantic Affair co-starring Jean-Pierre Aumont, Horst Buchholz, Chad Everett, James Coco, Michelle Phillips, José Ferrer, Marie-France Pisier, and Stella Stevens.

1980

Anderson starred in Condominium with Barbara Eden, Dan Haggerty, Steve Forrest, Dane Clark, Linda Cristal, Arte Johnson, and  Jack Jones; and Lobo starring Claude Akins, Brian Kerwin, Nell Carter, and Mills Watson.

1981

Richard appeared in the series
Charlie's Angels starring Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe),  Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers), and David Doyle (Tom Bosley) ; Nero Wolfe starring William Conrad, Allan Miller, Robert Coote, Lee Horsley, George Voskovec, and George Wyner; and Darkroom starring James Coburn; and Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban, and Hervé Villechaize.

1982

Anderson appeared in Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare and Phyllis Davis; and
Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize.

1983

Richard appeared in the show Bring 'Em Back Alive starring Bruce Boxleitner; Whiz Kids starring Max Gail, Matthew Laborteaux, Andrea Elson, and Todd Porter; Remington Steele starring Pierce Brosnan, Stephanie Zimbalist, and Doris Roberts; The Fall Guy starring Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post with Anne Lockhart, and Morgan Brittany; Matt Houston starring Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley and Lincoln Kilpatrick; and Simon & Simon starring Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, and Tim Reid.

1984

Anderson appeared in Automan starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Gerald S. O'Loughlin and Robert Lansing;
Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize; Richard began playing the role of Henry Towler in the series Cover Up co-starring Jennifer O'Neill (Danielle Reynolds), Mykelti Williamson (Rick), Irena Ferris (Billie), and Dana Sparks (Ashley).  He played the role until the show ended the following year.

1985

Anderson appeared in Matt Houston starring Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley and Lincoln Kilpatrick; Cover Up co-starring Jennifer O'Neill (Danielle Reynolds), Mykelti Williamson (Rick), Irena Ferris (Billie), and Dana Sparks (Ashley); the mini-series Kane & Abel co-starring Peter Strauss, Fred Gwynne, Sam Neill, David Dukes, Ron Silver, Alberta Watson, Jill Eikenberry, and Veronica Hamel; Perry Mason Returns starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Holland Taylor, Kerrie Keane, and William Katt; and The A-Team co-starring George Peppard, Mr. T, and Dwight Schultz.

1986

Richard appeared in the show Hardcastle and McCormick starring Daniel Hugh Kelly and Brian Keith; and Simon & Simon starring Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, and Tim Reid. 

Anderson began playing the role of Buck Fallmont in the TV show Dynasty.  He co-starred with John Forsythe (Blake Carrington), Linda Evans (Krystle Carrington), Joan Collins (Alexis Carrington Colby), Pamela Bellwood (Claudia Blaisdel), Jack Coleman (Steven Carrington), Heather Locklear (Sammy Jo Carrington), Gordon Thomson (Adam Carrington), John James (Jeff Colby), Michael Nader (Dex Dexter), Diahann Carroll (Dominique Deveraux), and Leann Hunley (Dana Waring Carrington).  He would play the role for a year.


Richard Anderson circa 1980s

1987

Simon & Simon starring Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, and Tim Reid; and The Stepford Children co-starring Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Pat Corley, and Tammy Lauren; Dynasty co-starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Pamela Bellwood, Jack Coleman, Heather Locklear, Gordon Thomson, John James, Michael Nader, Diahann Carroll, and Leann Hunley.

Anderson would return as Oscar Goldman in the TV movie The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman co-starring Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Tom Schanley, Gary Lockwood, Martin E. Brooks, Lee Majors II, and Martin Landau.  He would also star in Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War with Richard Alden, Nicholas Campbell, Jennifer Dale, Marcia Bennett, Robert Church, Heather Thomas, Brioni Farrell, Robert Pine, and Jack Warden.

1988

Richard would star in Stranger on My Land with Tommy Lee Jones, Tip Boxell, Barry Corbin, Natalie Gregory, and Jeff Allin;  Danger Bay starring Donnelly Rhodes, Christopher Crabb, and Susan Walden; and Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Ancient Voices starring Alfred Hitchcock, Doug McClure, and Myron Natwick.

1989

Anderson would revive his role as Oscar Goldman yet again in the TV movie Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.  He co-starred with Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Martin E. Brooks, Lee Majors II, Sandra Bullock, Josef Sommer, Jeff Yagher, and Robert Lansing. He also co-produced the movie as well. That year Anderson would also appear in a double episode of Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury with Shelley Fabares, and Ken Howard.

1990

Anderson would star in the mini-series Lucky Chances with Vincent Irizarry, Michael Nader, Sandra Bullock, Anne-Marie Johnson, Shawnee Smith, Alan Rosenberg, and Leann Hunley.

1993

After a two year hiatus, Richard would return to the big screen in the film Gettysburg co-starring with Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels, Cooper Huckabee, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan, James Lancaster, William Morgan Sheppard, and James Patrick Stuart. 

Anderson would begin doubling as the narrator and playing the role of Captain Stiles in the TV series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.  He co-starred with David Carradine (Kwai Chang Caine), Chris Potter (Peter Caine), Kim Chan (Lo Si), and William Dunlop (Chief Frank Strenlich). Anderson would stay with the show until it ended in 1997.

1994

Richard would star in The Glass Shield with Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Ice Cube, Erich Anderson, Elliott Gould, Wanda De Jesus, M. Emmet Walsh, Bernie Casey, Don Harvey, Michael Ironside, Natalia Nogulich, and Lori Petty. Anderson continued to star in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues with David Carradine, Chris Potter, Kim Chan, and William Dunlop.

Anderson would bring the role of Oscar Goldman to life one more time on the TV screen in Bionic Ever After?.  He co-starred with Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors, Martin E. Brooks, Anne Lockhart, Ivan Sergei, Lee Majors II, Farrah Forke, Ann Pierce, and Michael Hartson. He also co-produced the movie as well.

1995

Anderson continued to star in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues with David Carradine, Chris Potter, Kim Chan, and William Dunlop.

1996

Richard starred in In the Lake of the Woods with Peter Strauss, Kathleen Quinlan, Nancy Sorel, Peter Boyle, Hrothgar Mathews, Ken Pogue, and Pamela Perry; and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues with David Carradine, Chris Potter, Kim Chan, and William Dunlop.

1997

Anderson starred in the last season of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues with David Carradine, Chris Potter, Kim Chan, and William; the voice of Jack Stone in the animated series Extreme Ghostbusters.

1998

Richard would star in Breakout co-starring J. Evan Bonifant, Holly Gagnier, James Hong, and Robert Carradine.


Richard would make his last acting appearance as an actor in Unhappily Ever After starring Geoff Pierson, Justin Berfield, Kevin Connolly, Wendy Benson-Landes, and Nikki Cox.


Richard Anderson in 2006
Richard Anderson today




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