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Richard Devon

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Cause of death  Vascular disease
Occupation  Actor

Name  Richard Devon
Role  Character actor
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Born  December 11, 1926 (1926-12-11) Glendale, California, USA
Died  February 26, 2010, Mill Valley, California, United States
Spouse  Patricia Devon (m. 1959–2010)
TV shows  Yancy Derringer, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Space Patrol
Movies  War of the Satellites, The Comancheros, Battle of Blood Island, The Saga of the Viking W, Kid Galahad
Similar People  Herbert L Strock, Phil Karlson, James H Nicholson, Roger Corman, Michael Curtiz


Richard Devon (December 11, 1926 – February 26, 2010) was an American character actor best known for his roles in television and film.


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Life and career

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Devon was born in Glendale, California. Beginning in the 1950s he was employed as a character actor in many Four Star Television television series but not exclusively. For instance, he appeared also in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45 in the guest-starring role of Ed Pike in the 1959 episode "Yellow Terror".

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Devon's lengthy television credits include Richard Diamond, Private Detective (three episodes), The Rifleman, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo (in the episode "The Posse"), Space Patrol, Trackdown starring Robert Culp (three episodes, including the pilot episode of that series, "Badge of Honor," which aired initially on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre), The Tall Man, Gunsmoke (in the episodes "Ex-Con" and "The Quest for Asa Janin"), The Rebel, The Virginian and its spin-off, Laredo, Daniel Boone, The Monkees, Lassie, The Twilight Zone episode "Dead Man's Shoes" in 1962, three episodes of Perry Mason from 1964-1966, and Mission: Impossible. Devon had a regular role as well as on the CBS series Yancy Derringer, performing the part of Jody Barker, a pickpocket and sometime cohort of the lead character played by Jock Mahoney. He also played the role of Cole Striker, a crook, in the 1963 episode "Incident of the Buryin' Man" on CBS's Rawhide.

He provided the voice of Batman on the pilot of a Batman radio program.

Devon's film credits included the 1957 horror film The Undead, War of the Satellites, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The Comancheros, and the Battle of Blood Island.


Devon died of vascular disease on February 26, 2010, in Mill Valley, California.

Selected filmography

  • Scorching Fury (1952) - Kirk Flamer
  • The Prodigal (1955) - Risafe
  • The Undead (1957) - Satan
  • The Buckskin Lady (1957) - Townsman (uncredited)
  • 3:10 to Yuma (1957) - Wade Henchman (uncredited)
  • Escape from San Quentin (1957) - Roy Gruber
  • Teenage Doll (1957) - Det. Dunston
  • Blood of Dracula (1957) - Det. Sgt. Stewart
  • The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957) - Stark
  • Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) - Apple
  • War of the Satellites (1958) - Dr. Pol Van Ponder
  • Badman's Country (1958) - Harvey Logan
  • The Badlanders (1958) - Prison Guard (uncredited)
  • Money, Women and Guns (1958) - Setting Sun
  • Gunfighters of Abilene (1959) - Marty Ruger
  • Battle of Blood Island (1960) - Moe
  • The Comancheros (1961) - Esteban
  • Kid Galahad (1962) - Marvin
  • Cattle King (1963) - VInce Bodine
  • The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963) - Maharajah
  • The Silencers (1966) - Domino
  • Three Guns for Texas (1968) - Max
  • Magnum Force (1973) - Ricca
  • The Seventh Sign (1988) - 2nd Cardinal
  • References

    Richard Devon Wikipedia

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