Richard Kiley

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IVA Star Rating : 75
Richard Paul Kiley was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and was the first to sing and record "The... read more

Richard Paul Kiley was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and was the first to sing and record "The Impossible Dream", the hit song from the show. In the 1953 hit musical Kismet, he played the Caliph and was one of the quartet introducing the song "And This Is My Beloved". Additionally, he won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards during his 50-year career and his "sonorous baritone" was also featured in the narration of a number of documentaries and other films. At the time of his death, Kiley was described as "one of theater's most distinguished and versatile actors" and as "an indispensable actor, the kind of performer who could be called on to play kings and commoners and a diversity of characters in between."

Birth Name

Richard Paul Kiley

Born

Friday, 31 March 1922

Died

Friday, 05 March 1999

Actor Filmography

In the Wake of the Assassins (archive footage) 2007
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Joey (archive footage) / Joey 2002
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 1999
Patch Adams Dr. Titan 1998
The Gates of Jerusalem Self - Host / Host 1998
Ally McBeal Seymore Little 1997
Time to Say Goodbye? Dr. Gerald Klooster 1997
Tigers of the Snow Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1997
Mary & Tim Ron Melville 1996
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime Frank Dougherty 1996
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

In the Wake of the Assassins (archive footage) 2007
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Joey (archive footage) / Joey 2002
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 1999
Patch Adams Dr. Titan 1998
The Gates of Jerusalem Self - Host / Host 1998
Ally McBeal Seymore Little 1997
Time to Say Goodbye? Dr. Gerald Klooster 1997
Tigers of the Snow Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1997
Mary & Tim Ron Melville 1996
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime Frank Dougherty 1996
Phenomenon Dr. Wellin 1996
National Geographic: The Last Feast of the Crocodiles Narrator 1996
Secrets Dr. Will Berter 1995
The Great Defender Jason DeWitt 1995
Christy Dr. Ferrand 1994
Mysteries of the Bible Self - Narrator 1994
The Gospel According to Matthew Matthew / Old Matthew 1993
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Tour Voice / Jurassic Park Tour Voice (voice) 1993
Tribeca Winston Hannah 1993
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seyetik 1993
Mastergate Archer Bowman 1992
Picket Fences Hayden Langston 1992
Absolute Strangers Dr. R.J. Cannon / Dr. RJ Cannon 1991
Separate But Equal Chief Justice Earl Warren 1991
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Chalk Brighton 1990
Aladdin The Magician 1990
To the Limit Narrator 1989
The Final Days J. Fred Buzhardt 1989
My First Love Sam Morrissey 1988
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man Narrator 1988
A Year in the Life Joe Gardner 1987
Biography Narrator 1987
The Infinite Voyage Narrator 1987
Lions of the African Night Narrator 1987
Grace Kelly: The American Princess Narrator 1987
A Year in the Life Joe Gardner 1986
Howard the Duck The Cosmos 1986
American Masters Self - Actor 1986
The 40th Annual Tony Awards Self - Performer 1986
If Tomorrow Comes Gunther Hartog 1986
The Twilight Zone Sir Lancelot du Lac (segment "The Last Defender of Camelot") 1985
Do You Remember Love George Hollis 1985
The Ray Bradbury Theater Doug 1985
National Geographic Explorer Self - Narrator 1985
A.D. Claudius 1985
The Bad Seed Richard Bravo 1985
Ballad of the Irish Horse Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1985
The Canterville Ghost 1985
George Washington George Mason 1984
Natural World Narrator 1983
The Thorn Birds Paddy Cleary 1983
Hotel Matt Carmichael 1982
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982
American Playhouse Announcer, Col. Grangerford, Self - Host 1982
Endless Love Arthur Axelrod / Arthur 1981
The 34th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1980
Angel on My Shoulder Nick 1980
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Mr. Dunn 1977
The Andros Targets Rev. Ellis 1977
Anyone for Tennyson? The Master Poets Collection Self - Narrator 1976
Medical Story Mark Kellerman 1975
The Little Prince The Pilot 1974
Nova Narrator 1974
Murder Once Removed Frank Manning 1971
Cannon Bishop Michael Harrigan 1971
Columbo Mark Halperin 1971
Great Performances Self 1971
a.k.a. Cassius Clay Himself / Host / Narrator 1970
Night Gallery Ralph Burke (segment "The Ghost of Sorworth Place") 1969
The New People Hannichek 1969
Medical Center Dr. Thomas Patton 1969
Pendulum Woodrow Wilson King 1969
Mantovani and His Concert Orchestra Self 1968
Mod Squad Vincent Warren 1968
The Name of the Game Arlen McKittrick, Dr. Judson Strode 1968
Hawaii Five-O Sam Patton 1968
The Jerry Lewis Show Self 1967
The Carol Burnett Show Self 1967
Judd for the Defense Barnaby Cutler 1967
Garrison's Gorillas Frank Keeler / Field Marshal Ernst Donner 1967
Coronet Blue Dr. Stephen Courtland 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
The Long, Hot Summer Sen. Jonathan Dane 1965
The F.B.I. Frederic Oliver Scott, Dr. Herbert Barth, John Streyer 1965
Slattery's People Dr. Robert Kelly 1964
NET Playhouse King Ethelred 1964
Kraft Suspense Theatre Lou Franklin 1963
The Great Adventure Col. Edwin L. Drake 1963
You Don't Say Himself 1963
The Eleventh Hour Kenneth Newell 1962
The Doctors and the Nurses Manning 1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Jim Derry 1962
Alcoa Premiere Dr. Jonathan Bent 1961
Ben Casey Dr. Paul Hamilton 1961
Dr. Kildare Fred Carroll 1961
Cain's Hundred Doug Crawford 1961
The Defenders Acting Governor White, George Helber, Harvey Slaughter 1961
Bonanza Sheriff Gideon Yates 1959
The Kraft Music Hall Self 1958
Decision Paul Scott 1958
The Power of the Resurrection Peter 1958
Spanish Affair Merritt Blake 1957
Goodyear Theatre Captain Josiah Newman 1957
Playhouse 90 Bob Lyttleton, Dr. David Del Vecchio 1956
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour David Oro 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Singer 1951
The Alcoa Hour Peter Melnecke 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Harry Adams 1955
Gunsmoke Bohannan, Tom Lynott, Will Stambridge, Lewis Stark 1955
The Phenix City Story John Patterson 1955
Blackboard Jungle Joshua Y. Edwards 1955
Climax! Charley Kincaid 1954
The United States Steel Hour Charlie Webb, Lucky, Mark Davis, Scott Malone, Capt. Kenneth Wilkins, Captain Duggan 1953
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953
Pickup on South Street Joey 1953
You Are There Andrew Marvell, Apollodorus, Captain John Montressor 1953
Eight Iron Men Pvt. Coke 1952
Omnibus (segment "The Trial of Anne Boleyn"), Actor (segment "A Clean, Fresh Breeze"), The Prosecuting Attorney(segment "The Trial of Lizzie Borden") 1952
The Ford Television Theatre Walter Crandall 1952
This Is Your Life Self 1950
The Sniper Dr. James G. Kent / James G. Kent 1952
Goodyear Playhouse 1951
Celanese Theatre Lazear 1951
The Mob Thomas 'Tom' Clancy / Tom Clancy 1951
Lux Video Theatre Dan 1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre Sergeant Krenzer 1950
Suspense Webb Wilson 1949
Studio One Calvin, Edward Dean, Fred Baxter, Jim Colton, Joe, Julian Hurst, Merrick, Ralph Johnson 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself / Cervantes / Don Quixote, Himself / David Jordan 1948
Kraft Theatre Artaban, Fred Staples, Frederick Banting, Hacker 1947
1997EmmyOutstanding Informational Special Won
1994EmmyOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Won
1993EmmyOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1992Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1991EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1988Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Won
1988EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
1985EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1984Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1983EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
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