One of Hollywood's Most Notorious On Screen Bad Guys Releases Memoirs.

Peter 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.  

Richman 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.

Among 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 more.

*** Working in the golden age of Live TV on Philco TV, Studio One, PlayHouse 90 and more.

*** 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



PETER 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 Line."

William 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.

Mr. 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.

He 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.

An 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 pharmacist.

ANTA 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.

As 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.

Mr. 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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