of Hollywood's Most Notorious On Screen
Bad Guys Releases Memoirs.
Mark Richman left a $35 a week job as a
pharmacist in PA to take a chance on a life
on stage and in film. Now, with Broadway
credits, numerous films, his own series
entitled “Cain's Hundred,” over 200 guest
appearances and reoccurring roles in both
Daytime and Prime time on Santa Barbara,
Dynasty, and more, it would appear that
the risk paid off.
has been referred to as one of the ultimate
and notorious bad guys in entertainment,
who has met his death in just about every
conceivable way (shot, stabbed, burned,
boiled, poisoned, dismembered, executed,
etc). Now as he joins a long list
of nonagenarians' with successful careers
including colleagues such as Carl Reiner,
Mel Brooks, Carol Channing, Norman Lear,
Betty White, Kirk Douglas and more, it seemed
a good time to complete and release his
memoirs, “I Saw A Molten White Light,” through
BearManor Publishing in April 2018.
the topics that Mr. Richman discusses are
Working with numerous leading ladies, including
Florence Henderson, Sophia Loren, Cloris
Leachman, Anne Baxter, Tippi Hedren, Janet
Leigh, Joan Collins, Eva Marie Saint, June
Allyson, Janis Page, Jane Wyman and many
Working in the golden age of Live TV on
Philco TV, Studio One, PlayHouse 90 and
Guest starring in hundreds of hit series
including Twilight Zone, Mission: Impossible,
Gunsmoke, The F.B.I., Murder She Wrote,
Hawaii Five-O, Wilde Wild West and more.
How writers, producers and directors seemed
to dream up the most agonizing and numerous
ways for him Richman to die on screen
One of the few long-term industry marriages,
now celebrating their 65th anniversary.
An accomplished artist, he has had over
20 one-man exhibitions.
Discuss the phenomenon of how supporting
roles such as Rev Snow on “Three's Company,”
and Ralph Offenhouse on “Star Trek: The
Next Generation developed
MARK RICHMAN draws from a deep well of experience
on the Broadway stage, motion pictures and
television. His first New York appearance
was in Calder Willingham's "End As
A Man," an Actors Studio project where
he has been a member for many years. He
next appeared in "The Dybbuk"
off-Broadway, then went into the uptown
hit, "A Hatful of Rain," as Johnny
Pope, and toured nationally with Vivian
Blaine. Following, he appeared in "Masquerade"
on Broadway opposite Cloris Leachman. On
the summer circuit he starred in "Arms
and the Man," "Look Back in Anger,"
"The Best Man," and toured with
Eva Marie Saint in "The Rainmaker."
He portrayed Jerry, in over 400 performances
in Albee's original NY production of "The
Zoo Story." Other stage appearances
include: "Blithe Spirit," "Night
of the Iguana," "Hold Me,"
"Owl and the Pussycat," "The
Deputy," "Equus," "Twelve
Angry Men," (at the Henry Fonda) "Funny
Girl," and "Babes in Toyland,"
with Robert Morse at the Orange County Performing
Arts Center. He was seen recently in Ray
Bradbury's LA production of "Next in
Wyler brought him west for the classic film,
"Friendly Persuasion," with Gary
Cooper and Dorothy McGuire. Other films
include "Black Orchid," directed
by Martin Ritt with Sophia Loren and Anthony
Quinn, "The Strange One," "The
Dark Intruder," and "Judgement
Day," filmed in Manila.
Richman starred as Nick Cain in his own
NBC series, "Cain's Hundred,"
and in over 500 TV guest star appearances
on such shows as "Murder She Wrote,"
"Fantasy Island," "Hotel,"
and "Star Trek the Next Generation."
He appeared in the Watergate mini-series
"Blind Ambition," "Dempsey,"
and the TV films "City Killer,"
"The Islander," and "Bonanza:
the Next Generation." He co-starred
on the series "Longstreet," recurred
as Reverend Snow on "Three's Company,"
and as the attorney, Andrew Laird, on "Dynasty"
for four years. He also recurred on "Beverly
Hills 90210" for Aaron Spelling. On
the soap "Santa Barbara" he created
the role of C.C. Capwell.
also starred in the films "Friday the
13th, Part 8" and "Naked Gun 2
1/2." He completed "My Secret
Summer", a TV series for Entertainment
Berlin and ZDF. In 1990 The Motion Picture
and Television Fund awarded the Silver Medallion
to Mr. Richman for outstanding humanitarian
achievement. In that year he also received
the Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award from
the Jeffrey Foundation. In 1997 he
received the Golden Halo Eagle Award from
the Southern California Motion Picture Council;
And in 2004 they gave him "The Lifetime
Achievement Award"; In 2009, a Performance
Award for THE DESPERATE . Also in
2009 The Film Advisory Board presented him
an "Award of Excellence" for his
performance in THE DESPERATE and "Outstanding
Contributions to the World of Entertainment."
And the Jeffrey Foundation presented
him with the Special Friend Award.
accomplished painter, he has had seventeen
critically acclaimed one-man exhibitions.
He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College
of Pharmacy and Science (now called The
University of the Sciences) and is a registered
and the Actors Studio have produced his
one-act plays, and his play "A Medal
for Murray" was presented by the Richard
Basehart Playhouse. He received a Drama-Logue
critics award for his performance in 4 FACES,
his successful one-man play which he wrote.
New York audiences saw him in 4 FACES at
the New York Actors Studio. He recently
produced, wrote the screenplay and stars
in the film version of 4 FACES. In
2002 4 FACES was nominated for a Prism award.
a narrator Mr. Richman performed "7
CIRCLES OF LIFE," composed and conducted
by his son, Lucas Richman with the Spokane
Symphony in 1997. In 2004 he narrated Aaron
Copland's "A LINCOLN PORTRAIT"
with the Knoxville Symphony, Lucas Richman
conductor. And in 2005 he again narrated
"7 CIRCLES OF LIFE" with the TIROLER
KAMMERORCHESTER INSTRUMENTI in INNSBRUCK,
AUSTRIA, under the baton of Lucas Richman.
Richman has recently recorded radio dramas
available on CD, based on the original TWILIGHT
ZONE television scripts. He also appears
in the documentary film "Who Killed
the Electric Car?" (2006)
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