BIOGRAPHY


Boston, Massachusetts, native Richard Herd is a recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Mr. Wilhelm in the award winning sitcom Seinfeld. Herd was most recently on the popular Desperate Housewives series, and he will be seen as billionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in "The Anna Nicole Smith Movie" (due for November 2007 release), and an upcoming Hallmark special Love's Unfolding Dream. He is known to millions of television viewers for his portrayal of John the Supreme Commander on the mini-series "V," and his recurring role as Admiral William Noyce on Seaquest. In recent years Herd had guest star roles in the PBS Masterpiece Theater's "Song of the Lark" with Academy Award Winner Maximilian Schell; NBC's "Shattered Mind" with Heather Locklear, and "Ike - The War Years" with Robert Duval among others. Additional television credits include Admiral Owen Paris on Star Trek Voyager, and three seasons as Captain Dennis Sheridan in T.J. Hooker among numerous guest star roles.

Herd was raised in the 'south-end' of Boston and as a child suffered from Osteomyelitis from second grade to Sixth grade. Thanks to the miracle of penicillin he recovered and within a few years was totally healed. He started his acting career on stage while still in high school, and was one of a few chosen for a two-year apprenticeship-acting program with the Boston Summer Stock Theater. After numerous theatre, television and movie work in New York he got his break in the Academy Award nominated All the President's Men. His next roles included the Oscar nominated thriller "The China Syndrome," Golden Globe nominated "The Onion Field" with James Woods, and the Stallone film F.I.S.T. More recent films include Clint Eastwood's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," "Sgt. Bilko" with Steve Martin, Carl Reiner's "Summer Rental," and in the last year he has starred in several features in the film festival circuit including "The Dog Days of Summer," with Will Patton, and "Checkers."

Well established in Theatre, Herd's credits include David Mamet's Duck Variations, in Denver and Tulsa in 2006 with Walter Koenig, the New York Productions of Electra, Harlequinade, 20 Poems, and e.e. Cummings. He is the winner of an Obie and a Vernon Rice Award for The Coach with the Six Insides, and was in the National Tours of Write Me a Murder, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. His critically acclaimed roles are the World Premiere of Cecil B. Demille Presents├ľA One Man Show, and the West Coast Premiere of Other People's Money at famed Old Globe in San Diego, Ca. Herd also co-wrote Prisoner of the Crown which had its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. He has also produced two off-Broadway plays.

Currently, Herd is making a name for himself with his poetry and art. He is the recipient of the Wilkins Award for poetry from the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference, and is published in ONTHEBUS and Mo+th. He just completed his first chapbook FEASTING WITH PANTHERS. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout North American and Worldwide. Locally he has shown at the NoHo Art Gallery in North Hollywood, The Studio Gallery in Oxnard, StuART Galley, Enfusion Gallery in Downtown L.A., and at the Finegood Art Gallery in West Hills.

Richard lives in Southern California with his wife Pat (who is also an actress and has made numerous appearances on television and in feature films). The family includes their cat Archie and dog Cisco.

FILMOGRAPHY


  1. Song of the Lark, The (2000) (TV) .... Reverend Larsen
  2. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) (V) (voice) .... Jacob

  3. Vic (1999) .... Richard Hanson
    ... aka Final Act (1999) (USA)
  4. Survivor, The (1998) .... Bradford
  5. I Married a Monster (1998) (TV) .... Dr. Paul Drummond, Kelly's Uncle
  6. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) .... Henry Skerridge
  7. Journey of the Heart (1997) (TV)
  8. Yesterday's Target (1996) .... Aaron
  9. Shattered Mind (1996) (TV) .... Chester
    ... aka Terror Inside, The (1996) (TV)
  10. Sgt. Bilko (1996) .... Gen. Tennyson
    ... aka Sergeant Bilko (1996)
  11. Case for Life, A (1996) (TV) .... Bud Cromwell
  12. "Seinfeld" (1990) TV Series .... Wilhelm (1995-1998)
  13. Secretary, The (1995) (TV) .... Chuck Bosnell
  14. Cosmic Slop (1994) (TV) .... Cardinal (segment "The First Commandment")
  15. Gift of Love, The (1994/II) (TV)
    ... aka Set for Life (1994) (TV)
  16. "Winnetka Road" (1994) TV Series .... Mike
  17. SeaQuest DSV (1993) (TV) .... Adm. Noyce
  18. Skeeter (1993) (uncredited)
  19. "Adventures of Brisco County Jr., The" (1993) TV Series .... President Cleveland
    ... aka "Brisco County Jr." (1993)
  20. Majority Rule (1992) (TV)
  21. Seduction: Three Tales from the 'Inner Sanctum' (1992) (TV) .... Charles Hackley
  22. Judas Project, The (1990) .... Arthur Cunningham
  23. Nashville Beat (1990) (TV)
  24. Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The (1990) (TV) .... Ray
    ... aka Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The (1990) (TV)
  25. Corporate Affairs (1990) .... Cyrus Kinkaid
  26. Camp Cucamonga (1990) (TV) .... Thornton Bradley
    ... aka How I Spent My Summer (1990) (TV)
  27. Fall from Grace (1990) (TV) .... Richard Dortch

  28. Gleaming the Cube (1989) .... Ed Lawndale
    ... aka Brother's Justice, A (1989)
    ... aka Skate or Die (1989)
  29. My First Love (1988) (TV) .... Chet Townsend
  30. "Favorite Son" (1988) (mini) TV Series
    ... aka "Target: Favorite Son" (1988) (mini)
  31. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) .... Walt
  32. Trancers (1985) .... Chairman Spencer
    ... aka Future Cop (1985)
  33. Summer Rental (1985) .... Angus MacLachlan
  34. "V: The Final Battle" (1984) (mini) TV Series .... John
  35. Deal of the Century (1983) .... Lyle
  36. V (1983) (TV) .... John
    ... aka V: The Original Mini Series (2001) (TV) (USA: DVD title)
  37. "T.J. Hooker" (1982) TV Series .... Capt. Dennis Sheridan (1982-1985)
  38. Farrell for the People (1982) (TV) (as Richard T. Herd) .... Randolph Gardner
  39. T.J. Hooker (1982) (TV) .... Captain Sheridan
  40. Lovely But Deadly (1981) .... Honest Charley Gilmarten
  41. Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) (TV) .... Thompson
  42. Fighting Back (1980) (TV) .... Chuck Noll
    ... aka Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980) (TV)
  43. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980) (TV) .... General Groves
  44. Schizoid (1980) .... Donahue
    ... aka Murder by Mail (1980)
  45. Private Benjamin (1980) .... Brig. Gen. Foley

  46. Marciano (1979) (TV) .... John Furst
  47. Onion Field, The (1979) .... Beat Cop
  48. "Ike" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Gen. Omar Bradley
  49. China Syndrome, The (1979) .... Evan Mc Cormack
  50. Wolf Lake (1978) .... George
    ... aka Honor Guard, The (1978)
  51. Terror Out of the Sky (1978) (TV) .... Col. Mangus
    ... aka Revenge of the Savage Bees, The (1978) (TV) (USA)
  52. Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978) (TV) .... Donovan
  53. F.I.S.T. (1978) .... Mike Monahan
  54. Dr. Scorpion (1978) (TV) .... Bill Worthington
  55. Hunted Lady, The (1977) (TV) .... Capt. Wilson
  56. "Captains and the Kings" (1976) (mini) TV Series
  57. All the President's Men (1976) .... James W. McCord Jr.
  58. Pueblo (1973) (TV) .... Lt. Cmdr. C. Clark
    ... aka Pueblo Affair (1973) (TV) (USA)
  59. Hercules in New York (1970)
    ... aka Hercules - The Movie (1970)
    ... aka Hercules Goes Bananas (1970)

NOTABLE GUEST APPEARANCES

  1. "Family Law" (1999) playing "Judge Neil Walker" in episode: "Big Brother" (episode # 3.17) 18 March 2002
  2. "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) playing "Admiral Owen Paris" in episode: "Endgame: Part 1" (episode # 7.25) 23 May 2001
  3. "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) playing "Admiral Owen Paris" in episode: "Endgame: Part 2" (episode # 7.26) 23 May 2001
  4. "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) playing "Admiral Owen Paris" in episode: "Author, Author" (episode # 7.20) 18 April 2001
  5. "Fugitive, The" (2000) playing "Jack" in episode: "Jenny" (episode # 1.15) 16 February 2001
  6. "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) playing "Admiral Owen Paris" in episode: "Inside Man" (episode # 7.6) 8 November 2000
  7. "JAG" (1995) playing "Charlie Hoskins" in episode: "The Bridge at Kang So Ri" (episode # 5.18) 29 February 2000
  8. "Caroline in the City" (1995) playing "Barney" in episode: "Caroline and the Big Night" (episode # 4.7) 9 November 1998
  9. "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) playing "Archie Mullen" in episode: "Write, She Murdered" (episode # 6.7) 5 November 1998
  10. "Pacific Blue" (1995) playing "Ethan Callaway" in episode: "With This Ring" (episode # 3.20) 5 April 1998
  11. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) playing "Dr. Stanley Backer" in episode: "Killed by Death" (episode # 2.18) 3 March 1998
  12. "Pacific Blue" (1995) playing "Ethan Callaway" in episode: "Cop in a Box" (episode # 3.9) 2 November 1997
  13. "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) playing "Dr. Hansen" in episode: "Colleen's Paper" (episode # 5.17) 8 February 1997
  14. "Grace Under Fire" (1993) playing "Police Captain" in episode: "Road to Nowhere" (episode # 4.7) 6 November 1996
  15. "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993) playing "General Garrity" in episode: "Codename: Dragonfly" (episode # 5.7) 2 November 1996
  16. "ER" (1994) playing "Dr. Murphy" in episode: "Men Plan, God Laughs" (episode # 1.21) 27 April 1995
  17. "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) playing "Dr. John Hansen" in episode: "Where the Heart Is: Part 1" (episode # 2.6) 20 November 1993
  18. "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) playing "Dr. John Hansen" in episode: "Where the Heart Is: Part 2" (episode # 2.7) 20 November 1993
  19. "Quantum Leap" (1989) playing "Ziggy Ziganovich" in episode: "Mirror Image - August 8, 1953" (episode # 5.22) 4 May 1993
  20. "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) playing "L'Kor" in episode: "Birthright: Part 2" (episode # 6.17) 27 February 1993
  21. "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Arnett Cobb" in episode: "The Petrified Florist" (episode # 9.15) 21 February 1993
  22. "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) playing "L'Kor" in episode: "Birthright: Part 1" (episode # 6.16) 20 February 1993
  23. "Renegade" (1992) playing "Sheriff Frank Brown" in episode: "Mother Courage" (episode # 1.5) 17 October 1992
  24. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) playing "Phil Stone" in episode: "Deadline" (episode # 3.12) 14 August 1991
  25. "Quantum Leap" (1989) playing "Moe Stein" in episode: "Future Boy - October 6, 1957" (episode # 3.13) 13 March 1991
  26. "FBI: The Untold Stories" (1991)
  27. "Jake and the Fatman" (1987) in episode: "God Bless the Child" (episode # 4.1) 12 September 1990
  28. "China Beach" (1988) playing "Bartender" in episode: "The Thanks of a Grateful Nation" (episode # 3.17) 28 February 1990
  29. "Midnight Caller" (1988) playing "Madina" in episode: "Protection" (episode # 2.20) 1990
  30. "Mancuso, FBI" (1989) playing "Red Burrows" in episode: "Little Saigon" (episode # 1.2) 27 October 1989
  31. "Golden Girls, The" (1985) playing "Ernie Faber" in episode: "The Impotence of Being Ernest" (episode # 4.13) 4 February 1989
  32. "Matlock" (1986) playing "Capt. Edward Hanna" in episode: "The Captain" (episode # 3.6) 10 January 1989
  33. "Simon & Simon" (1981) playing "Harry Flank" in episode: "Ties That Bind" (episode # 7.12) 3 March 1988
  34. "Beauty and the Beast" (1987/I) playing "Mr. Barnes" in episode: "A Children's Story" (episode # 1.10) 4 December 1987
  35. "Rags to Riches" (1987) in episode: "Foley vs. Foley" (episode # 1.2) 22 March 1987
  36. "Hill Street Blues" (1981) in episode: "Norman Conquest" (episode # 7.15) 10 February 1987
  37. "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" (1983) playing "Jake Williamson" in episode: "Photo Finish" (episode # 4.8) 14 November 1986
  38. "Simon & Simon" (1981) playing "Harry Flank" in episode: "The Rookie" (episode # 6.7) 6 November 1986
  39. "Dynasty" (1981) playing "Jim Ellison" in episode: "The Cry" (episode # 6.27) 16 April 1986
  40. "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Harvey McKittrick" in episode: "Murder in the Electric Cathedral" (episode # 2.16) 16 February 1986
  41. "Simon & Simon" (1981) playing "Consul Dearborn" in episode: "The Enchilada Express" (episode # 5.4) 24 October 1985
  42. "Hardcastle and McCormick" (1983) playing "Colonel Joe Bartz" in episode: "The Yankee Clipper" (episode # 3.3) 7 October 1985
  43. "Knight Rider" (1982) playing "Jastrow" in episode: "Knight Strike" (episode # 3.21) 5 April 1985
  44. "A-Team, The" (1983) playing "Jonathan Durcell" in episode: "Waste 'Em!" (episode # 3.21) 5 March 1985
  45. "Matt Houston" (1982) playing "Patrick Moffett" in episode: "The Beach Club Murders" (episode # 3.17) 1 February 1985
  46. "Hardcastle and McCormick" (1983) playing "Arthur Huntley/Lonnie Vanatta" in episode: "Mr. Hardcastle Goes to Washington" (episode # 1.16) 15 January 1984
  47. "Powers of Matthew Star, The" (1982) playing "Dave Wellman" in episode: "Dead Man's Hand" (episode # 1.15) 11 February 1983
  48. "Simon & Simon" (1981) playing "Kyle Edmunds" in episode: "Double Entry" (episode # 1.11) 2 March 1982
  49. "Hart to Hart" (1979) playing "Waldo Sommerton" in episode: "The Hartbreak Kid" (episode # 3.10) 15 December 1981
  50. "Strike Force" (1981) in episode: "Kidnap" (episode # 1.2) 20 November 1981
  51. "Greatest American Hero, The" (1981) playing "Adam Taft" in episode: "The Greatest American Hero" (episode # 1.1) 18 March 1981
  52. "M*A*S*H" (1972) playing "Capt. Bill Snyder" in episode: "Back Pay" (episode # 8.24) 10 March 1980
  53. "Hart to Hart" (1979) playing "Lt. Fredricks" in episode: "Cop Out" (episode # 1.7) 6 November 1979
  54. "Lazarus Syndrome, The" (1979) in episode: "Malpractice" (episode # 1.4) 2 October 1979
  55. "Starsky and Hutch" (1975) playing "Smithers" in episode: "Targets Without a Badge: Part 2" (episode # 4.19) 11 March 1979
  56. "Eight Is Enough" (1977) playing "George McArthur" in episode: "The Better Part of Valour" (episode # 3.23) 21 February 1979
  57. "Rafferty" (1977) in episode: "Rafferty (Pilot)" (episode # 1.1) 5 September 1977
  58. "Streets of San Francisco, The" (1972) playing "Greene" in episode: "The Cannibals" (episode # 5.12) 20 January 1977
  59. "Rockford Files, The" (1974) playing "Sheriff Gladish" in episode: "Pastoria Prime Pick" (episode # 2.11) 28 November 1975



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