Richard Gant

Richard Gant (born March 10, 1944) is an American actor. His credits include the films Rocky V (as the Don King-esque George Washington Duke).[1][2][3]

Richard Gant
Richard Edward Gant

(1944-03-10) March 10, 1944 (age 76)
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Arline Burks


Gant's other roles include a 1989 episode of Miami Vice as Battlin' Barry Gay, a possessed coroner in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Deadwood, The Big Lebowski, Babylon 5, Special Unit 2, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Living Single, Posse, Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Men Don't Tell, and Charmed. He appeared in one episode of both Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville. He also appeared in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie as well as reporter Charles Parker in the cult classic adaptation of Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack. He had a minor role as a senior naval officer in Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Gant was also in the 2007 comedy film, Daddy Day Camp, as Col. Buck Hinton.

On February 6, 2007, Gant joined the ABC daytime drama General Hospital in the role of Dr. Russell Ford. He starred in Men of a Certain Age for its entire two-season run on TNT (2009–2011).

Other achievementsEdit

Gant was the campaign manager for federal elections in the country of Nigeria. He has been honored for his achievements by being presented the Keys to the City of Oakland, California by then-Mayor Jerry Brown. Gant is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Attica Eddie Lewis TV Movie
Night of the Juggler Hospital Cop
1981 Death of a Prophet TV Movie
1985 Krush Groove Jay B Credit as Richard E. Gant
1987 Suspect Everett Bennett
1988 Internal Affairs Police Commissioner TV Movie
1989 Collision Course Jarryd Guard #2
1990 Love or Money Zoo
The Freshman Lloyd Simpson
Rocky V George Washington Duke
1991 Stone Cold Cunningham
False Arrest Detective John Volland
Revenge of the Nerds P.T. Turner Unaired TV pilot
Last Breeze of Summer Will Davis Short
1992 Condition: Critical Sergeant Lidner TV Movie
1993 The Tower Wilson TV Movie
1993 Diagnosis Murder Det. Jim Michaels TV Series
1993 CB4 Baa Baa Ack
1993 Men Don't Tell Pope TV Movie
1993 Posse Doubletree
1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Phil the Coroner
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice
1995 Trial by Fire Judge TV Movie
1996 City Hall Deputy Commissioner Samuels
Ed Umpire, Sharks Game
The Glimmer Man Detective Roden
Raven Russ Carlson Direct-to-video release
1997 Bean Lieutenant Brutus
1998 The Big Lebowski Older Cop
Sour Grapes Detective Crouch
Godzilla Admiral Phelps Credit as Richard E. Gant
Divorcing Jack Charles Parker
Johnny B Good Credit as Richard E. Gant
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Mr. Gaines
2001 Kingdom Come Clyde Kincade
2002 Smallville Principal Terrance Reynolds TV Series
2003 The Partners Deputy Chief TV Movie
2005 Layla's Girl JB
2006 Hood of Horror Jackson
Summertime Paul Reeseman
2007 Ezra Mac Mondale
Norbit Preacher
Fist of the Warrior Chief Matthews
Young Ceaser
Daddy Day Camp Colonel Buck Hinton
Cover Robert Mass
2009–2011 Men of a Certain Age Owen Thoreau Sr. Series regular
2010 Waiting for Forever Albert
Ashes Thomas Muller
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Paps "Pure Plastic" Patterson
2011 Mama & Me Himself Documentary
2013 Island Song Duke Short
2014 Bleach Harvey
The Fright Night Files Michael TV Movie
2019- Present Mr. Iglesias Ray Hayward NETFLIX Original series
2020 The Neighborhood Walter Episode: "Welcome to the Speed Bump"


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (1990-11-16). "REVIEW/FILM; Rocky, Buffeted by Fists and Life, Returns to His Roots". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  2. ^ Keiser, Tom (2015-11-25). "Looking Back at "Rocky V," The Movie That Nearly Knocked Out a Beloved Franchise". Vice. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  3. ^ "BBC - Films - review - Rocky V". Retrieved 2020-04-12.

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