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Richard Dawson

Highest Rated:   63% The Running Man (1987)
Lowest Rated:   60% Cocaine Angel (2007)
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Birthplace:   Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK
Trained in British repertory, actor Richard Dawson achieved prominence in the late '50s as a cabaret and TV comedian. Arriving in the U.S. in 1961, Dawson made the variety-show rounds with an act consisting largely of quickie celebrity impressions. One of his first acting assignment was as Peter Sellers' takeoff Racy Tracy Rattigan in a 1963 episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show. A solid dramatic role as a military prisoner in King Rat led to a longer stint as resourceful cockney POW Peter Newkirk on the popular sitcom Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971). After appearing as a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Dawson settled into his true niche as a wisecracking game-show host. From 1976 through 1985, he emceed TV's The Family Feud, winning an Emmy Award for his troubles (he later resumed his Family Feud hosting chores in the 1994 syndicated version). Fittingly enough, Richard Dawson's first feature-film role after Feud was as the smarmy host of a futuristic life-or-death quiz program in Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Running Man (1989).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Cocaine Angel
  • Hurricane Mike
2007
63% The Running Man
  • Damon Killian
1987
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • Actor
1972
60% The Devil's Brigade
  • Hugh MacDonald
1968
No Score Yet Munster, Go Home
  • Joey
1966
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Weaver
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
1973
  • Performer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
  • Himself
  • 1983
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • Peter Newkirk Newkirk
  • 1979
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Himself
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Robert Johnson
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
  • Tracy Rattigan
  • 1963

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