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Richard Bull

Highest Rated:   100% Normal (2003)
Lowest Rated:   4% Witless Protection (2008)
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In films from the mid-'60s, American actor Richard Bull was seen in The Satan Bug (1965), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Secret Life of an American Wife (1969), Newman's Law (1971), and several other major Hollywood productions. Many of these roles were bits or atmosphere characters: guards, policemen, and the like. Television afforded Bull larger character roles, especially in the sitcom field. Within a ten-year period (1964-1974), he guested on Gidget, Family Affair, Gomer Pyle, USMC, The Andy Griffith Show, My 3 Sons, Room 222, and Bewitched (as pilgrim John Alden in a "flashback" episode). He also had a recurring role as a ship's doctor on the mid-'60s fantasy weekly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. From 1974 through 1982, Richard Bull played store proprietor Nels Oleson, the even-tempered, long-suffering husband of overbearing Harriet Oleson on Little House on the Prairie. Bull continued to appear in films and episodes of TV shows until his death in 2014 at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie: Merry Christmas Engalls
  • Actor
2014
4% Witless Protection
  • Sheriff Smoot
$4.2M 2008
No Score Yet Osso Bucco
  • Old Man Diner
2008
92% Sugar
  • Earl Higgins
$1.1M 2008
12% Let's Go to Prison
  • Board Member No. 2
$5.6M 2006
100% Normal
  • Roy's father
2003
No Score Yet The Secret
  • Actor
2001
33% A Different Story
  • Mr. Cooke
1978
No Score Yet Mr. Sycamore
  • Dr. Ferfield
1975
90% The Parallax View
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Newman's Law
  • Immigration Man
1974
No Score Yet Breezy
  • Doctor
1973
67% Executive Action
  • Gunmen Team A
1973
96% High Plains Drifter
  • Asa Goodwin
1973
90% Ulzana's Raid
  • Ginsford
1972
63% Lawman
  • Dusaine
1971
66% The Andromeda Strain
  • Actor
1971
40% The Stalking Moon
  • Doctor
1968
78% The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Booth Guard
1968
No Score Yet The Secret Life of an American Wife
  • Howard
1968
86% Hour of the Gun
  • Thomas Fitch
1967
50% The Satan Bug
  • Cavanaugh
1965
83% Fear Strikes Out
  • Reporter Slade
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Nice Old Man
  • 1999
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
  • TV Pitchman
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
  • Guest
  • Judge Wagner Doctor
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • Mr. Furillo
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Nels Oleson Mr. Oleson
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Coroner Medical Examiner Mr. Zahn
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
  • Thompson
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Mr. Goodman Jess Hill
  • 1972
  • 1969
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Nort Deems
  • 1972
  • 1962
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Actor
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Lorkner Oliver Donovan Dr. Laurence
  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Dr. Ender
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
  • Alden
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Bill Lindsay Mr. Jackson
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Dr. Michaels
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Mcintire
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Court Reporter
  • 1958

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