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Richard Erdman ACTOR


Richard Erdman was born on June 1st, 1925 in Enid, Oklahoma with the birth name John Richard Erdmann.  He was raised in Colorado and from an early age developed an interest in acting. 

At the age of fifteen he moved to Los Angeles, California with his mother in hopes of pursuing a career as an actor.  His career did not take off right away.  His first film role came after he worked for a while as a sports reporter for the Los Angeles Examiner.
Soon he was adding such film roles to his resume as, "Janie" (1944) with Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Hattie McDaniel, Robert Benchley, Jackie Moran, Sunset Carson, Julie London, Virginia Sale Alan Hale Sr. and Andy Williams  "Stalag 17" (1953) starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand, Harvey Lembeck, Sig Ruman, Otto Preminger, Gil Stratton and Peter Graves, "Four Days Leave" (1950) starring Cornel Wilde, Josette Day, Alan Hale Jr. and Simone Signoret, "The Steel Lady" (1953) starring Rod Cameron, Tab Hunter, John Dehner, Frank Puglia, John Abbott and Anthony Caruso, "Anything Goes" (1956) starring Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Jeanmaire, Phil Harris, Nancy Kulp, James Griffith and Mitzi Gaynor, "Face of Fire" (1959) starring Cameron Mitchell, James Whitmore, Bettye Ackerman, Royal Dano, Lois Maxwell and Robert F. Simon, "The Brass Bottle" (1964) starring Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Ann Doran, Kathie Browne, Parley Baer, Kamala Devi and Edward Andrews and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) starring alongside Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, So Yamamura, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Jason Robards, Leon Ames, Edward Andrews, Neville Brand, George Macready, Norman Alden, Walter Brooke, Jeff Donnell and George Tobias
In addition to film work he has appeared on such television series as, "Medic", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Tab Hunter Show", "The Twilight Zone", "Where's Raymond?", "Perry Mason", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Saints and Sinners", "Wings", "December Bride", "Not for Hire", "The Untouchables", "Petticoat Junction", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Mr. Terrific", "Green Acres", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and most recently on the series, "Community" portraying the character, Leonard.
Erdman remains working as an actor and has also done numerous voice over projects for a number of television cartoons such as, "Capital Critters", "The Pirates of Dark Water", "Timeless Tales from Hallmark", "Duck Tales", "Wildfire" and "Johnny Quest" among others.  He has also done voice over work for the short film, "The Nativity" (1987) and the film, "The Pagemaster" (1994). 

Richard Erdman has married twice, first in 1948 to Leza Holland and they remained together until 1950.  He then married Sharon Randall in 1953 and they had one child, who passed away in her sleep from an accidental overdose of prescription drug medication, at the age of fifty five.  The couple remains together today.


2009-2012     Community 
2010         The Bag 
2009         Operating Instructions 
2008         Empire State Building Murders
2006         Viagra Falls 
2004         Joan of Arcadia
2002         The Bernie Mac Show 
2002         Judging Amy         
2002         Boomtown
2001         The Learning Curve
2000         Felicity 
1997         Beverly Hills, 90210 
1995         Hudson Street 
1995         Capitol Critters 
1994         The Pagemaster
1994         Picket Fences 
1991-1993     The Pirates of Dark Water 
1993         Batman
1990         Out of This World 
1990         Wings 
1990         Timeless Tales from Hallmark         
1984-1989     Murder, She Wrote
1988         Jesse
1987         It's a Living
1987         DuckTales
1987         She's the Sheriff
1987         The Nativity
1987         Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats
1987         Valet Girls
1986         Wildfire
1986         Pound Puppies
1986         Cheers
1986         Stewardess School
1986         My Town 
1986         Moses
1986         Jonny Quest
1985         Remington Steele 
1985         The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 
1985         The Jetsons 
1985         Trancers
1985         Tomboy
1984         Legmen
1983         The Dukes 
1983         ABC Weekend Specials
1982         Heidi's Song
1982         Too Close for Comfort
1982         Quincy M.E. 
1978-1982     Lou Grant
1981         Space Stars
1981         Smurfs
1980         One Day at a Time
1980         From Here to Eternity 
1979         Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 
1979         The Amazing Spider-Man 
1979         Time Express 
1977         The Bionic Woman
1977         Alice 
1975-1976     The Six Million Dollar Man
1975         Kate McShane 
1975         Police Story 
1974         Mr. Majestyk
1973         The Brothers O'Toole
1972         Visions... 
1972         The Great Man's Whiskers 
1972         Love, American Style
1971         That Girl
1970         Here's Lucy 
1970         Nancy 
1970         Tora! Tora! Tora!
1970         The Beverly Hillbillies
1969         Rascal
1969         The Wild Wild West 
1969         I Dream of Jeannie
1969         Mayberry R.F.D. 
1968         Hogan's Heroes 
1968         The Name of the Game
1968         Out of the Blue 
1967         Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
1967         Mr. Terrific
1967         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1966         Green Acres
1966         Namu, the Killer Whale
1958-1966     Perry Mason
1965         The Dick Van Dyke Show 
1965         Petticoat Junction
1964         The Brass Bottle
1963         Twilight Zone 
1962-1963     Saints and Sinners 
1963         Mister Ed
1961         Marines, Let's Go
1960-1961     The Tab Hunter Show 
1960         Alcoa Theatre 
1960         Not for Hire 
1959         The Untouchables
1959         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1959         Adventure Showcase
1959         Face of Fire
1959         The David Niven Show 
1959         The Ten Commandments
1958-1959     December Bride
1958         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1958     Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1958         Saddle the Wind
1958         Navy Log
1958         The Rawhide Trail
1957         Panic
1957         West Point
1956         The Power and the Prize
1956         Crossroads 
1956         Anything Goes
1956         The Ford Television Theatre 
1956         Science Fiction Theatre 
1955         Medic 
1955         Schlitz Playhouse
1955         Bengazi
1955         Francis in the Navy
1953-1955     Where's Raymond
1955         Cavalcade of America 
1953         The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1953         The Steel Lady
1953         Mission Over Korea
1953         Stalag 17
1953         The Blue Gardenia
1952         The Stooge
1952         Rebound 
1952         The Happy Time
1952         Your Jeweler's Showcase 
1952         Jumping Jacks
1952         The San Francisco Story
1952         Aladdin and His Lamp
1951         The Wild Blue Yonder
1951         You're in the Navy Now
1951         Cry Danger
1950         The Admiral Was a Lady
1950         The Men
1950         Four Days Leave
1949         Easy Living
1948         The Time of Your Life
1947         Wild Harvest
1947         That Way with Women
1946         Nobody Lives Forever
1946         Deception
1946         So You Want to Play the Horses 
1946         Shadow of a Woman
1946         Night and Day
1946         Janie Gets Married
1945         Too Young to Know
1945         Danger Signal
1945         Star in the Night 
1945         The Horn Blows at Midnight
1945         Objective, Burma!
1944         Hollywood Canteen
1944         The Very Thought of You
1944         Musical Movieland
1944         Janie
1944         Mr. Skeffington 

Matinee Classics - You're in the Navy Now starring Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Millard Mitchell, Eddie Albert, John McIntyre, Ray Collins, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman, Charles Bronson, Harry Von Zell, Ed Begley, Harvey Lembeck, Lee Marvin and Jack Warden
Matinee Classics - Objective, Burma starring Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens and Richard Erdman
Matinee Classics - Stalag 17 starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Peter Graves, Sig Ruman, Neville Brand, Richard Erdman, Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin, Robinson Stone, Robert Shawley, William Pierson, Gil Stratton, Jay Lawrence, Erwin Kalser and Paul Salata
Matinee Classics - Stalag 17 starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Peter Graves, Sig Ruman, Neville Brand, Richard Erdman, Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin, Robinson Stone, Robert Shawley, William Pierson, Gil Stratton, Jay Lawrence, Erwin Kalser and Paul Salata
Matinee Classics - The Admiral Was a Lady starring Edmond O’Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Richard Erdman, Hillary Brooke, Richard Lane, Fred Essler, Garry Owen and Rudy Vallee
Matinee Classics - The Brothers O'Toole starring John Astin, Pat Carroll, Hans Conried, Richard Erdman, Allyn Joslyn, Richard Jury, Lee Meriwether, Jesse White, Steve Carlson, Miranda Barry, Francelle Fuller, Ted Claasen, Harlan Knudson, Leon Enge and Jacques Hampton

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