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Richard Riehle (born May 12, 1948) is an American actor.

Richard Riehle
Born (1948-05-12) May 12, 1948 (age 70)
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present


Life and careerEdit

Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Margaret (née Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle (1921–1961), an assistant postmaster.[1] He attended the University of Notre Dame.

His television credits include Quantum Leap, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Hope, Diagnosis: Murder, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The West Wing, ER, Married to the Kellys, Tremors, Boston Legal, Grounded for Life (45 episodes) and The Young and the Restless. Riehle has also guest-starred on three of the six Star Trek television series.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Joyride Bartender
1987 Rachel River Merv
1989 Glory Kendric the quartermaster
Black Rain Crown
1991 Keeper of the City Captain Walder
Fried Green Tomatoes Reverend Scroggins
Shadows and Fog Roustabout
1992 Hero Robinson
Prelude to a Kiss Jerry Blier
Of Mice and Men Carlson
The Public Eye Officer O'Brien
1993 Free Willy Wade
The Fugitive Old Guard
Body of Evidence Detective Griffin
A Dangerous Woman John - Drycleaner Owner
1994 Iron Will Burton
Lightning Jack Marcus
Holy Matrimony Greeson
1995 Casino Charlie Clark
Lone Justice 2 Mayor
Jury Duty Principal Beasley
Killer: A Journal of Murder Warden Quince
Stuart Saves His Family Judge
Dominion Larry
1996 Executive Decision Airline Marshal George Edwards
Ghosts of Mississippi Tommy Mayfield
The Fan Shopkeeper
Driven Leo
1997 One Eight Seven Walter
Trading Favors Highway Patrolman
Dilemma Captain Ross
A River Made to Drown In Heavyset Man
One of Our Own Burt Herchak
Cold Night Into Dawn Gerald
1998 Mercury Rising Edgar Halstrom
The Odd Couple II Sheriff
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Dune Buggy Driver
Lethal Weapon 4 Coast Guard Officer
The Lesser Evil Detective Smitts
Judas Kiss Security Guard
Mighty Joe Young Commander Gorman
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Sgt. Mooney
1999 Au Pair Sam Morgan
Kill the Man Mr. Ellias
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Bob Bigalow
Office Space Tom Smykowski
Blink of an Eye Main Prison Guard
2000 Extreme Limits Alan Douglas
2001 Joe Dirt Car Dealer
Bandits Lawrence Fife
The Fluffer Sam Martins
The Gristle Starnes
Say It Isn't So Sheriff Merle Hobbs
The Socratic Method Professor Myers
2002 Ken Park Murph
Time Changer Dr. Wiseman
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Santa Claus
Beethoven's 5th Vaughn Carter
2004 Mysterious Skin Charlie
Home on the Range Sheriff Sam Brown (voice)
Death and Texas Prison Warden
Palindromes Dr. Dan
2005 Neo Ned Officer Pendleton
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Hat Sister
Wedding Crashers Funeral Guest Uncredited
The 12 Dogs of Christmas Mayor Nobel Doyle
2006 National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 Captain Bunkley
The Lost Bill Richmond
Intellectual Property Detective Rees
Hot Tamale Sheriff Pinkham
The Darkroom Emilio
Hatchet Jim Permatteo
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell Narrator / Paranormal Historian
Midnight Clear Tommy
Little Big Top Bob
Domestic Import Sam the Mailman
2007 Smiley Face Mr. Spencer
Big Stan Judge
Price to Pay Hooper
The Memory Thief Judaica store clerk
The Man from Earth Dr. Will Gruber
Choose Connor Grant Miller
Spinning into Butter Paul Meyers
My Father John Parker
A Plumm Summer Art Bublin
Resurrection Mary Detective Mahoney
Wasting Away Colonel South
2008 Hindsight Peter
Your Name Here Literary agent Lipschitz
Audie & the Wolf Michael Ludlow
The Last Word Man at Gorge
Red Sam Berry
The Temerity of Zim Mr. Brown Short film
Green Flash Herb
Necessary Evil Capt. Parsons
Bait Shop Gus
2009 Halloween II Buddy the night watchman
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Mr. Snodgrass
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Jude Weatherby
Stellina Blue Dr. Helfenstein
Nowhere to Hide Toley
Play Dead Truck Driver
2010 Growth Larkin Holberman
The Search for Santa Paws Santa Claus
Killer by Nature Warden Upton
Spork Clyde
5 Star Day Jim the Plumber
BoyBand Principal Collins
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Umpire Joe Francia
Miss Nobody Leonard Ormsby
2011 Bridesmaids Bill Cozbi
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Santa Claus
The Back-up Bride Sonny Spur
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Ringmaster
Chillerama Cecil Kaufman Segment: "Zom-B-Movie"
Finding Hope Sheriff Avery Short film
2012 The Movie[2]
Treasure Buddies Thomas Howard
Bad Ass Father Miller
FDR: American Badass! Senator Bronson
Last Call Harold
BearCity 2: The Proposal Gabe
3 Days of Normal Chief Dale Nickens
Dead Man's Burden Three Penny Hank
Stitch in Time Norman Stitch
Breathless Deputy Cole
Extracted Father Riley
2013 Girl Meets Boy Raymond
Lonely Boy Mr. Fitz
Texas Chainsaw 3D Farnsworth
Blue Dream Ted Sellers
Coffee, Kill Boss Vincent Brutsi
Mischief Night Trucker
The Secret Village[3] Paul
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Landlord
The Scribbler Officer O'Reilly
Pilot Error Roy Grimm
One Week Vacation Kevin Winters Short film
There's Always Woodstock Mr. Harmon
Gone Doggy Gone Stan Janson
In Your Eyes Mr. Padgham
The Three Dogateers Santa
Lovesick Father
Friended to Death Dan
The Cabining Sarge
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Bartender
Amnesiac Postman
Roommate Wanted Dr. Hoffman
Contracted: Phase II Deuce Gelman
Sex, Death and Bowling Father Joe
Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves Sheriff Ryan
Dementia Sam
Daddy Al Rubin
2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday Dan
Medal of Victory Ted Crump
Citrus Springs George
Last Man Club Grady
Swing State Tom Fleischman
Fear, Inc. Bill
2017 Pitching Tents Grandpa
The Meanest Man in Texas Mr. Kilpatrick
Breaking Legs Principal Bater
Nowhere, Michigan Martin
Pitching Tents Grandpa
20 Weeks Keenan
Primrose Lane Officer Braggs
Heels Calvin Lackey
You Have a Nice Flight Bob
Bullitt County The Mr.
Aquarians Father Rob
Miyubi Grandfather
2018 Hyde Park Clarence Potts Post-production
Randy's Canvas Professor Hausdorff Post-production
Fishbowl California Glen Post-production
You Above All Post-production
West of Hell Mr. Braxton Post-production
Made Vicious Lawyer Justice Post-production
Chase Turley Pre-production
The Invisible Mother Archie Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Other Side of Hell Tattooed Man Television film
1989 My Two Dads Ed Steinbauer Jr. Episode: "Say Goodnight, Gracie"
1989 Falcon Crest George Beeker Episode: "Payback"
1989 Cross of Fire Duvall Television film
1989 Cast the First Stone Dickson Television film
1989, 1990 Quantum Leap Clifford Vargas / Lt. Lannon 2 episodes
1989, 1992 Murder, She Wrote Sergeant Devon O'Malley / Aaron 2 episodes
1989–1993 L.A. Law Roger Beekman / Edmund Clancy 3 episodes
1990 Nasty Boys Gardner Episode: "The Good, the Bad, and the Nasty"
1990 His & Hers Mr. Mueller Episode: "Dueling Therapists"
1990 People Like Us Anthony Feliciano Television film
1990 Broken Badges Unknown character Episode: "Pilot"
1990–1991 Ferris Bueller Principal Ed Rooney 13 episodes
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries L.A. Detective Miller Episode: "The Malibu Mystery"
1991 The Golden Girls Detective Parres Episode: "Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 1"
1991 Keeper of the City Captain Walder Television film
1992 Civil Wars Richard Sturdevant Episode: "Whippet 'Til It Breaks"
1992 Roseanne Mr. Evans Episode: "Lies"
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Batai Episode: "The Inner Light"
1992 On the Air Dr. Winky 2 episodes
1993 For Their Own Good Dave Butler Television film
1993 Shaky Ground Henry McCallister Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor]"
1993 Sirens Irving Chattle Episode: "Keeping the Peace"
1993 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Judge Longley 4 episodes
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss Mort Aberdine Television film
1994 Shadow of Obsession Applegate Television film
1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Frank Dimaio Television film
1995 Get Smart Mr. Winters Episode: "Pilot"
1995 Trial by Fire Fred Cobb Television film
1995 Too Something Unknown character Episode: "The Candidate"
1996 The Client Sergeant Phil Rucker Episode: "Motherless Child"
1996 Terminal Security Chief Television film
1996 Murder One Pat Ferguson Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Three"
1996 Kirk Dr. Arthur Bacanovic 2 episodes
1996 The Single Guy Mr. Van Wagner Episode: "Best Man"
1996, 1999 Diagnosis: Murder Deputy Sheriff Harmon Tolliver / Dustin Woods 2 episodes
1997 Men Behaving Badly Stranger Episode: "The Odds Couple"
1997 High Incident Roy Episode: "Knock, Knock"
1997 Perversions of Science Gorn Episode: "People's Choice"
1997 Ally McBeal Jack Billings 2 episodes
1997 The Visitor Principal Shinagel Episode: "Fear of Flying"
1997 The Practice Mr. Holt Episode: "Sex, Lies, and Monkeys"
1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jack Ogden Television film
1998 Brooklyn South Donald Jarman Episode: "Tears on My Willow"
1998 The Pretender Graham Hawkes Episode: "Indy Show"
1998 The Pentagon Wars General Vice Television film
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Merrick Episode: "Becoming: Part 1"
1998 When the Bough Breaks II: Perfect Prey Detective Bevlan Television film
1998 The Ransom of Red Chief Narrator / Sheriff 'T-Bone' Yankum Television film
1998 Mr. Murder John Wexel Television film
1998 Chicago Hope Milo Schwarz Episode: "Sarindipity"
1998 Maggie The Frog (voice) Episode: "The Greatest Story Ever Toad"
1998 Home Improvement Detective Roberts Episode: "Bewitched"
1998 Route 9 Agent Wallace Television film
1998 Columbo Sergeant Degarmo 2 episodes
1999 Hard Time: The Premonition Capt. Waters Television film
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Capt. Waters Television film
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Seamus Driscol 2 episodes
2000 City of Angels Dr. Whitney Episode: "Ax and You Shall Receive"
2000 Providence Simon, Inspector Episode: "The Storm"
2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Jedediah Episode: "The Wild, Wild Witch"
2000 Any Day Now Unknown chraracter Episode: "Nothing Personal"
2001 The West Wing Off. Jack Sloan 2 episodes
2001–2005 Grounded for Life Walt Finnerty 45 episodes
2002 The Laramie Project Henderson Trial Judge Television film
2002 ER Mandrake Patient Episode: "A Hopeless Wound"
2002 Another Pretty Face Hilton March Television film
2003 Fillmore! Leo Grant (voice) Episode: "Masterstroke of Malevolence"
2003 Tremors Helmut Krause Episode: "The Key"
2003 Monster Makers Det. Brennan Television film
2003–2004 Married to the Kellys Uncle Dave 10 episodes
2004 MNTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 Ernie Wilson Television film
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Dr. Jeremy Lucas 2 episodes
2005 Detective Father Uxbridge Television film
2005 Boston Legal Dr. Barry Glouberman Episode: "The Ass Fat Jungle"
2006 George Lopez Eddie Carter Episode: "It's a Cliffhanger, by George"
2006 All of Us Sergeant Nelson Episode: "Police... Open Up"
2007 7th Heaven Crossroads Mayor Episode: "Inked"
2007 American Body Shop Bishop Thomas K. O'Banyon Episode: "The Bishop and the Pawn"
2007 The Young and the Restless Warden McQueen 10 episodes
2008 Our First Christmas Santa Television film
2008–2011 Poor Paul Grandpa Paul / Big Chief Malcolm Roaring Boar 10 episodes
2009 Psych Army Johnson Episode: "Earth, Wind and... Wait for It"
2009 Better Off Ted Bob Episode: "Get Happy"
2010 Funny or Die Presents Jerry / Mayor Episode: "Episode Five"
2010, 2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Ellen's Grandfather / Mayor 2 episodes
2011 Kickin' It Mr. Coburn Episode: "The Great Escape"
2012 Lake Effects Chairman McCarren Television film
2012 The Client List Jim Richardson Episode: "Games People Play"
2012 Men at Work Gus Episode: "Wake and Bake"
2012 The League Santa Claus Episode: "A Krampus Carol"
2013 The Mindy Project George Menken Episode: "Mindy's Brother"
2013 Modern Family Norman Episode: "The Future Dunphys"
2013, 2018 Drunk History James Roche / Ralph Himmelsbach 2 episodes
2013 Mob City Sergeant Kuzyk Episode: "Red Light"
2013–2014 The Legend of Korra Bumi / Additional characters (voice) 17 episodes
2014 Maron David Anthony, Sr. Episode: "The Mom Situation"
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Umpire Bill Kessel Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
2014 Mystery Girls Walt Episode: "Haunted House Party"
2014 Mom John Episode: "Chicken Nuggets and a Triple Homicide"
2014 Two and a Half Men Santa Episode: "Family, Bublé, Deep-Fried Turkey"
2015 Black-ish Solomon Episode: "Big Night, Big Fight"
2015 The Soul Man Larry Episode: "Tell It Like It Isn't"
2015 Axe Cop Science Corp Scientist / Secret President Larry / Tutukaka Male (voice) 2 episodes
2015, 2017 NCIS Walt Osorio 2 episodes
2016 Major Crimes Mr. Lutz Episode: "Skin Deep"
2016 The Real O'Neals Father Bernard Episode: "The Real Move"
2016 The Middle Sheriff Dugan Episode: "Roadkill"
2017 Love at First Glance Wally Moore Television film
2017 Real Rob Kyle Episode: "Priorities"
2017 Superior Donuts Murray Episode: "Flour Power"
2018 Another Period Congressman Episode: "Congress"
2018 Corporate Hubert Episode: "Society Tomorrow"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes


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