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Richard Erdman

Richard Erdman (born Richard Erdmann June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma) is an American film and television actor and director. In a career that has spanned seven decades, his best known roles are that of the barracks chief Hoffy in Stalag 17, and McNulty in the classic Twilight Zone episode "A Kind of a Stopwatch". In Tora Tora Tora he played Colonel Edward F. French, the officer who responded to the failure to transmit the warning to Pearl Harbor using Army radio to instead use commercial telegraph rather than using the Navy or FBI radio systems. Erdman appeared as the blackmailer, Arthur Binney, in the Perry Mason first season TV episode "The Case Of The Gilded Lily" aired May 24, 1958. In 1960, he co-starred with Tab Hunter in the short-lived The Tab Hunter Show on NBC, which aired opposite The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS and Lawman with John Russell on ABC. He was very funny when he appeared as a Broadway wardrobe man named Buck Brown on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". In 1962, Erdman had a recurring role as Klugie, the photographer, in the short-lived Nick Adams-John Larkin NBC series Saints and Sinners.


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Born:
Jun 1, 1925 In Enid - Oklahoma - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
84
First Appeared:
In the movie Mr. Skeffington 1944-05-25
Latest Project:
Series Community 2009-09-17
Known For
Poster of Space Stars
Poster of Saints and Sinners
Poster of The Tab Hunter Show
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Filmography

Community (2009)

Comedy
Series
as Leonard
7.8 209 votes

Operating Instructions (2009)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Henry
6.8 2 votes

Empire State Building Murders (2008)

Mystery
Movie
as Eddie Walker

Joan of Arcadia (2003)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 16 votes

Boomtown (2002)

Mystery Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.8 4 votes

The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 15 votes

Judging Amy (1999)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 16 votes

The Pagemaster (1994)

Fantasy Science Fiction Family Animation
Movie
as Pirate (voice)
6.3 127 votes

Wings (1990)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 33 votes

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.9 54 votes

DuckTales (1989)

Family Animation Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 68 votes

Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (1988)

Animation
Movie
as Sid Buckman / Car Wash Manager (voice)
7.8 2 votes

My Town (1986)

Movie
as Fletcher Mays

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)

Animation Mystery Comedy
Series
6.6 8 votes

Tomboy (1985)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Chester
5.3 13 votes

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

Mystery Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.1 33 votes

The Secret World of OG (1983)

Animation Adventure Family
Movie
as Pirate #1
0.5 1 votes

Remington Steele (1982)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 21 votes

Heidi's Song (1982)

Movie
as Herr Sessman

Space Stars (1981)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation Family
Series

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.1 5 votes

Lou Grant (1977)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.5 8 votes

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 24 votes

The Bionic Woman (1976)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.4 17 votes

Police Story (1973)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

History Action Drama Adventure War
Movie
as Colonel Edward F. French
6.9 128 votes

Rascal (1969)

Drama Family
Movie
as Walt Dabbett
6 1 votes

Here's Lucy (1968)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 5 votes

Mr. Terrific (1967)

Comedy
Series
as Manny

Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

Drama Family Adventure
Movie
as Deke
3.8 2 votes

That Girl (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 5 votes

Green Acres (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.3 15 votes

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

War & Politics Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 26 votes

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 11 votes

The Brass Bottle (1964)

Comedy
Movie
as Seymour Jenks
6.2 5 votes

Petticoat Junction (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

Saints and Sinners (1962)

Drama
Series
as Klugie

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 22 votes

Mister Ed (1961)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 8 votes

The Tab Hunter Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Richard Fairfield III

Face of Fire (1959)

Drama
Movie
as Al Williams
6.5 1 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.2 128 votes

Not for Hire (1959)

Series
as Unknown

The Rawhide Trail (1958)

Western
Movie
as Rupe Pardee

Saddle The Wind (1958)

Action
Movie
as Dallas Hanson
5.7 6 votes

Panic! (1957)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

The West Point Story (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Francis in the Navy (1955)

Comedy Family Romance
Movie
as Murph
7 4 votes

Navy Log (1955)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

Bengazi (1955)

Crime Drama Adventure
Movie
as Selby

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 42 votes

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

December Bride (1954)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Al
6.5 14 votes

Stalag 17 (1953)

Comedy Drama War
Movie
as Sgt. 'Hoffy' Hoffman
7.6 122 votes

Where's Raymond? (1953)

Series

Mission Over Korea (1953)

War
Movie
as Pvt. Swenson

The Steel Lady (1953)

Action Drama
Movie
as Jim Evans
6 1 votes

Jumping Jacks (1952)

Comedy
Movie
as Pvt. Dogface Dolan
7.8 4 votes

The Stooge (1952)

Comedy
Movie
as Ben Bailey
6.7 9 votes

The San Francisco Story (1952)

Western
Movie
as Shorty
5 1 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

The Happy Time (1952)

Movie
as Alfred Grattin
5 1 votes

Cry Danger (1951)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Delong
6.6 12 votes

You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Comedy War
Movie
as Ens. Chuck Dorrance
6 2 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)

War Drama
Movie
as Cpl. Frenchy

The Men (1950)

Drama
Movie
as Leo
6.3 13 votes

The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Oliver 'Ollie' Bonelli
6.5 1 votes

Easy Living (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Buddy Morgan (as Dick Erdman)

The Time of Your Life (1948)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Willie (the pinball machine maniac)
4 3 votes

That Way With Women (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Eddie (as Dick Erdman)

Janie Gets Married (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as Lt. 'Scooper' Nolan (as Dick Erdman)

Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Bellboy, The Marwood Arms (as Dick Erdman)
4.6 4 votes

Shadow of a Woman (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Joe, Counterman at Owl Lunch (as Dick Erdman)
3.6 4 votes

Deception (1946)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Jerry Spencer (uncredited)
6 13 votes

Objective, Burma! (1945)

Action Drama War
Movie
as Pvt. Nebraska Hooper
6 12 votes

Danger Signal (1945)

Crime Thriller Drama
Movie
as Bunkie Taylor (as Dick Erdman)
2.4 4 votes

Too Young to Know (1945)

Romance Drama War
Movie
as Tommy

Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Western Union Boy (uncredited)
6.9 13 votes

Janie (1944)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Scooper Nolan (as Dick Erdman)
5 1 votes

The Very Thought of You (1944)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Soda Jerk (as Dick Erdman)
5 3 votes

Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Soldier on Deck (uncredited)
6 3 votes