Richard Lane

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 44
Richard Lane was an American actor and television announcer/presenter. In movies he played assured, fast-talking slickers: usually press agents, policemen, and detectives, sometimes swindlers and frauds. He is perhaps best known to movie fans as "Inspector Farraday" in the Boston Blackie mystery-comedies. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio... read more

Richard Lane was an American actor and television announcer/presenter. In movies he played assured, fast-talking slickers: usually press agents, policemen, and detectives, sometimes swindlers and frauds. He is perhaps best known to movie fans as "Inspector Farraday" in the Boston Blackie mystery-comedies. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio version of Boston Blackie, which ran on NBC from June 23, 1944 to September 15, 1944. Lane was an early arrival on television, first as a news reporter and then as a sports announcer, broadcasting wrestling and roller derby shows on KTLA-TV, mainly from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Born

Sunday, 28 May 1899

Died

Sunday, 05 September 1982

Actor Filmography

Liquid Wind Surfer 2004
The Shaggy D.A. Roller Rink Announcer 1976
Kansas City Bomber Len (as Dick Lane) 1972
Paper Lion Himself 1968
Dear Brigitte Racetrack Announcer 1965
The Munsters The Announcer 1964
Visit To A Small Planet Superbo Television Spokesman 1960
Leave It to Beaver Marshal Moran 1957
Columbia Laff Hour (archive footage) 1956
Crossroads Manager 1955
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Liquid Wind Surfer 2004
The Shaggy D.A. Roller Rink Announcer 1976
Kansas City Bomber Len (as Dick Lane) 1972
Paper Lion Himself 1968
Dear Brigitte Racetrack Announcer 1965
The Munsters The Announcer 1964
Visit To A Small Planet Superbo Television Spokesman 1960
Leave It to Beaver Marshal Moran 1957
Columbia Laff Hour (archive footage) 1956
Crossroads Manager 1955
The Magical World of Disney Roller Rink Announcer 1954
I Can Get It for You Wholesale Kelley 1951
The Admiral Was a Lady Marty Gruber 1950
The Jackie Robinson Story Hopper 1950
Everybody's Dancin' Colonel Ed Harrison 1950
Quicksand Lt. Nelson 1950
There's a Girl in My Heart Sergeant Mullin 1949
The Big Wheel Reno Riley (as Dick Lane) 1949
Movietown USA Himself - Host 1949
Take Me Out To The Ball Game Michael Gilhuly 1949
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Inspector William R. Farraday 1949
Miss Mink of 1949 Herbert Pendelton 1949
The Babe Ruth Story Boston Braves' coach 1948
The Creeper Insp. Fenwick 1948
Trapped by Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1948
The Return of the Whistler Gaylord Traynor 1948
Tenth Avenue Angel Street Vendor 1948
Devil Ship Capt. 'Biff' Brown 1947
Out Of The Blue Detective Noonan 1947
Hit Parade of 1947 Serial Director 1947
Song of Scheherazade Lieutenant 1947
Boston Blackie and the Law Insp. John Farraday 1946
Sioux City Sue Jeff Lang 1946
Gentleman Joe Palooka Phillips 1946
Ain't Love Cuckoo? Dick Lane 1946
The Phantom Thief Inspector John Farraday 1946
Talk About a Lady Duke Randall 1946
A Close Call for Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1946
Girl on the Spot 'Weepy' McGurk 1946
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous Inspector John Farraday 1945
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion Insp. John Farraday 1945
The Bullfighters 'Hot Shot' Coleman 1945
Two O'Clock Courage Al Haley 1945
What a Blonde Pomeroy 1945
Here Come the Co-eds Near-sighted Man at Ballroom 1945
Wonder Man Assistant District Attorney 1945
Brazil Edward Graham 1944
Bowery to Broadway Walter Rogers 1944
One Mysterious Night Inspector Farraday 1944
A Wave, a WAC and a Marine Marty Allen 1944
Mr. Winkle Goes to War Sgt. 'Alphabet' Czeidrowski 1944
Louisiana Hayride J. Huntington McMasters 1944
Take It Big Eddie Hampton 1944
Bermuda Mystery Detective Sergeant Donovan 1944
Slightly Terrific Mike Hamilton 1944
'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders Captain Dunphy 1943
The Chance of a Lifetime Insp. John Farraday 1943
Crazy House S. E. Hanley 1943
Corvette K-225 Vice Admiral 1943
Fired Wife Orin Tracy 1943
Don't Be a Sucker Soapbox Orator 1943
Air Force Maj. W.G. Roberts 1943
It Ain't Hay Slicker 1943
After Midnight with Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1943
Time To Kill Lt. Breeze 1943
Arabian Nights Corporal 1942
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Inspector Farraday 1942
A-Haunting We Will Go Phillips 1942
To the Shores of Tripoli Lieutenant 1942
Dr. Broadway Police Sgt. Patrick Doyle 1942
Drums of the Congo Coutlass 1942
Alias Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1942
Junior G-Men Of The Air Agent Don Ames 1942
Butch Minds the Baby Harry the Horse 1942
Ride 'Em Cowboy Pete Conway 1942
Confessions of Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1942
Hellzapoppin' Director 1941
Riders of the Purple Sage Steve Oldring 1941
Man at Large Editor Grundy 1941
Navy Blues 'Rocky' Anderson 1941
San Antonio Rose Charles J. Willoughby 1941
Tight Shoes Allan McGrath 1941
Time Out for Rhythm Mike Armstrong 1941
Sunny Reporter 1941
The Cowboy and the Blonde Gilbert 1941
I Wanted Wings Flight Commander 1941
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Recruiting Officer 1941
The Penalty Craig 1941
Meet Boston Blackie Inspector Faraday 1941
Ride, Kelly, Ride Dan Thomas 1941
Respect the Law George Johnson 1941
Youth Will Be Served Mr. Hewitt 1940
The Bride Wore Crutches Bill Daly 1940
Hired Wife McNab 1940
Margie Mr. Dixon 1940
Boom Town Ass't. District Attorney 1940
Brother Orchid Mugsy O'Day 1940
The Biscuit Eater Harvey McNeil 1940
Sandy Is a Lady Philip Jarvis 1940
Two Girls On Broadway Buddy Bartell 1940
Free, Blonde and 21 Lt. Lake 1940
City of Chance Marty Connors 1940
Nick Carter, Master Detective Sam Vaughn 1939
The Amazing Mr. Williams Reagan (uncredited) 1939
Main Street Lawyer Ballou, Marco's Lawyer 1939
Drunk Driving Rick 1939
Sued For Libel Smiley Dugan 1939
Hero for a Day Abbott 1939
The Escape David Clifford 1939
The Day the Bookies Wept Ramsey Firpo 1939
Mutiny on the Blackhawk Kit Carson 1939
News Is Made at Night Barney Basely 1939
Stronger Than Desire Jerry Brody 1939
Unexpected Father Leo Murphy - Booking Agent 1939
It Could Happen to You District Attorney 1939
Union Pacific Sam Reed 1939
For Love or Money Foster 1939
While America Sleeps Agent Carmichael 1939
Mr. Moto in Danger Island Commissioner Gordon 1939
Charlie Chan in Honolulu Joe Arnold 1939
The Last Warning Steve Felson 1939
His Exciting Night Homer Carslake 1938
Exposed Tony Mitchell 1938
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Assistant Coach 'Offsides' Jones 1938
I'm from the City Captain Oliver 'Ollie' Fitch 1938
Blind Alibi Bowers 1938
Go Chase Yourself Nails 1938
This Marriage Business Joe Selby 1938
Bringing Up Baby Circus Manager 1938
Radio City Revels Crane 1938
Everybody's Doing It Steve Devers 1938
Crashing Hollywood Hugo Wells 1938
The Dummy Owner 1938
Wise Girl Detective 1937
Danger Patrol Bill 1937
Saturday's Heroes Red Watson 1937
Should Wives Work? 1937
The Life of the Party Hotel Manager 1937
Flight From Glory Mr. Hanson 1937
Super-Sleuth Tourist Bus Driver 1937
New Faces of 1937 Broker Harry Barnes 1937
There Goes My Girl Editor Tim J. Whelan 1937
You Can't Buy Luck Detective Mac McGrath 1937
The Outcasts of Poker Flat 'High-Grade' 1937
Shake, Mr. Shakespeare Mr. Smith 1936
For the Love of Pete McSwat's Manager 1936
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