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Full Name  Richard Overton
Role  Screenwriter
Occupation  Actor
Siblings  Steven Overton
Years active  1982–present
Aunts  Jean Swain
Name  Rick Overton

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Born  August 10, 1954 (age 61) (1954-08-10) Forest Hills, Queens, New York, U.S.
Parents  Nancy Overton, Hall Overton
Grandparents  Ruth Overton, Stanford Overton
Movies  A Haunted House 2, Eight Legged Freaks, Groundhog Day, Willow, Blind Fury
Similar People  Ellory Elkayem, Michael Tiddes, David Feldman, Nancy Overton, Dennis Miller

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Richard "Rick" Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian. His writing credits include Dennis Miller Live, and his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.

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Life and career

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Overton was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, the son of Nancy Overton (née Swain), a singer, and Hall Overton, a teacher and music arranger. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, where he attended Dwight Morrow High School.

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Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love, followed by a small role in Airplane II: The Sequel later that year. In 1987, he wrote an episode of The New Adventures of Beans Baxter while also appearing in various films and television shows including Willow, Amazing Stories and Million Dollar Mystery.

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In 1992, he landed a role in the FOX Network sketch comedy show The Edge. The show ended in 1993. Later that year, Overton appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld and landed a small role in Mrs. Doubtfire. The following year, he won an Emmy for writing an episode of Dennis Miller Live.

In 2005, Overton appeared on Alias and Joan Of Arcadia; in the latter he played God explaining to the title character the meaning of real wealth. He also portrayed both H.G. Wells and Orson Welles in a podcast episode of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd that same year.

In 2009, Overton appeared in the film A Fork in the Road alongside Jaime King.

Overton appears in a General Electric commercial as the father who wants his son to have his grandfather's hammer.

Filmography

  • Target Earth? (1978)
  • Target...Earth? (1980)
  • Young Doctors in Love (1982)
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Gung Ho (1986)
  • Odd Jobs (1986)
  • A Fine Mess (1986)
  • Modern Girls (1986)
  • Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • Traxx (1988)
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
  • A Sinful Life (1989)
  • Blind Fury (1989)
  • The Rocketeer (1991)
  • Galaxies Are Colliding (1992)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  • The High Crusade (1994)
  • Married... with Children (1996)
  • My Giant (1998)
  • Devil in the Flesh (1998)
  • EDtv (1999)
  • Jackpot (2001)
  • Extreme Honor (2001)
  • Shoot or Be Shot (2002)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • Trial and Error: The Making of Sequestered (2003)
  • Northfork (2003)
  • Motocross Kids (2004)
  • Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
  • Off the Lip (2004)
  • Taxi (2004)
  • Fat Albert (2004)
  • Comedy Hell (2005)
  • Blue Sombrero (2005)
  • Frostbite (2005)
  • A Lot Like Love (2005)
  • Keep Your Distance (2005)
  • Popstar (2005)
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
  • Billy Schulz (2006)
  • The Last Stand (2006)
  • The Tripper (2006)
  • The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
  • National Lampoon's Pledge This! (2006)
  • A Plumm Summer (2007)
  • The Metrosexual (2007)
  • Jelly (Post-Production, 2008)
  • A Fork in the Road (in post-production, 2008)
  • Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
  • Bad Teacher (2011)
  • The Informant!(2012)
  • A Haunted House 2 (2014)
  • Such Good People (2014)
  • Dave Made a Maze (2017)
  • Television

  • Remington Steele (1 episode, 1983)
  • Help Wanted: Kids (1986)
  • Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (1987)
  • Double Switch (1987)
  • Amazing Stories (1 episode, 1987)
  • That's Adequate (1988)
  • Encyclopedia Brown (1989) one episode (Buddy Clagett) "The Case Of The Missing Time Capsule"
  • Babes (10 episodes, 1990)
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures (as Rufus, 1992)
  • The Edge (7 episodes, 1992–1993)
  • Seinfeld (2 episodes, 1993)
  • Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (1994)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (2 episodes, 1994–1995)
  • Duckman (1 episode, 1995)
  • Encino Woman (1996)
  • The Single Guy (2 episodes, 1996)
  • Married... with Children (2 episodes, 1996)
  • Ned and Stacey (1 episode, 1997)
  • ER (1 episode, 1997)
  • The Weird Al Show (1 episode, 1997)
  • Mad About You (2 episodes, 1998)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1 episode, 1998)
  • It's Like, You Know... (2 episodes, 1999)
  • Charmed (3 episodes, 2000)
  • The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (5 episodes, 2000)
  • JAG (1 episode, 2001)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (1 episode, 2001)
  • Comic Remix (1 episode, 2002)
  • My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (11 episodes, 2002)
  • NYPD Blue (1 episode, 2002)
  • According to Jim (1 episode, 2004)
  • Six Feet Under (1 episode, 2004)
  • Joan of Arcadia (1 episode, 2004)
  • Alias (1 episode, 2005)
  • Family Plan (2005)
  • Lost (1 episode, 2005)
  • Van Stone: Tour of Duty (2006)
  • Rodney (1 episode, 2006)
  • Drive (1 episode, 2007)
  • Leverage (3 episodes, 2008–2009)
  • The Office (TV series) (2 episodes, 2009)
  • Video game

  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005)
  • Writer

  • An Evening at the Improv (1 episode, 1983)
  • The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1 episode, 1987)
  • Dennis Miller Live (Unknown episodes, 1994)
  • Awards and nominations

    Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program, Dennis Miller Live (1997)
  • Won: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program, Dennis Miller Live (1996)
  • Writers Guild of America Award

  • Nominated: Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series, Dennis Miller Live (1997)
  • References

    Rick Overton Wikipedia


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