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Birth information

19 July 1937 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

30 August 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Robert Anson Jordan Jr.

How tall is Richard Jordan?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Kathleen Widdoes

Life Story of Richard Jordan

Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York City Council during Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's administration. Young Richard was educated in private Manhattan schools and then at the exclusive Hotchkiss prep school in Lakeville, Connecticut. While at Hotchkiss, he was outstanding as the eponymous lead of the school play "Mr. Roberts", which won him a place in the Sharon, Connecticut summer stock company. Jordan went to England as an exchange student at the Sherbourne School, a college (private school) that was over 1,000 years old. After graduating from Sherbourne, Jordan entered Harvard College and took his degree in three years.

At Harvard, Jordan was a member of the Dramatic Club, both as an actor and as a director. It was while at Harvard that he decided to become a professional actor and began performing with off-campus stage companies. After graduating from Harvard, Jordan launched what was to be a prolific stage...

Significant features of Richard Jordan

Usually played sinister, dark villains or menacing characters and figures of authority.

What movies did Richard Jordan play or participate?

Producers Filmography
American Playhouse (1984) ,
Actors Filmography
Gettysburg (1993) Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, Posse (1993) Sheriff Bates, Primary Motive (1992) Chris Poulas, Heaven Is a Playground (1991) David Racine, Shout (1991) Eugene Benedict, Tales from the Crypt (1991) Charles McKenzie, Delusion (1991) Executive in Conference Room, Timebomb (1991) Col. Taylor, American Playhouse (1991) Kenneth Hoyle / Elmo Bliss, The Hunt for Red October (1990) Jeffrey Pelt, Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989) Sergeant Frank Salerno, Romero (1989) Father...

Birth information

19 July 1937 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

30 August 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Robert Anson Jordan Jr.

How tall is Richard Jordan?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Kathleen Widdoes

Life Story of Richard Jordan

Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York City Council during Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's administration. Young Richard was educated in private Manhattan schools and then at the exclusive Hotchkiss prep school in Lakeville, Connecticut. While at Hotchkiss, he was outstanding as the eponymous lead of the school play "Mr. Roberts", which won him a place in the Sharon, Connecticut summer stock company. Jordan went to England as an exchange student at the Sherbourne School, a college (private school) that was over 1,000 years old. After graduating from Sherbourne, Jordan entered Harvard College and took his degree in three years.

At Harvard, Jordan was a member of the Dramatic Club, both as an actor and as a director. It was while at Harvard that he decided to become a professional actor and began performing with off-campus stage companies. After graduating from Harvard, Jordan launched what was to be a prolific stage...

Significant features of Richard Jordan

Usually played sinister, dark villains or menacing characters and figures of authority.

What movies did Richard Jordan play or participate?

Producers Filmography
American Playhouse (1984) ,
Actors Filmography
Gettysburg (1993) Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, Posse (1993) Sheriff Bates, Primary Motive (1992) Chris Poulas, Heaven Is a Playground (1991) David Racine, Shout (1991) Eugene Benedict, Tales from the Crypt (1991) Charles McKenzie, Delusion (1991) Executive in Conference Room, Timebomb (1991) Col. Taylor, American Playhouse (1991) Kenneth Hoyle / Elmo Bliss, The Hunt for Red October (1990) Jeffrey Pelt, Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989) Sergeant Frank Salerno, Romero (1989) Father...

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Richard Jordan in Mit Dynamit und frommen Sprüchen (1975)

Father of Robert Christopher Anson Jordan III and Nina Jordan.

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Richard Jordan in Mit Dynamit und frommen Sprüchen (1975)

Grandson of Learned Hand. Stepson of Newbold Morris.

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Richard Jordan in Mit Dynamit und frommen Sprüchen (1975)

He was the managing artist for the LA Actors Theater in Los Angeles in the 1970s where he produced, directed and wrote his own plays.

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Jürgen Prochnow and Richard Jordan in Dune - Der Wüstenplanet (1984)

He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for directing Czech playwright Václav Havel's "Largo Desolato" at the Taper, Too in 1987.

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Sarah Douglas and Richard Jordan in Solarfighters (1986)

Won an Obie for his acting in the Václav Havel play "Protest" in New York and later at Los Angeles' Taper, Too.

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Charles Durning and Richard Jordan in Solarfighters (1986)

Lived with Blair Brown from 1976-1985; the relationship produced one son, Robert Christopher Anson III.

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Charles Durning and Richard Jordan in Solarfighters (1986)

He was a longtime companion of actress Marcia Cross.

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Sarah Douglas, Richard Jordan, and Peter Kowanko in Solarfighters (1986)

Was originally chosen to play Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive (1993), but became too ill to work.

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Richard Jordan in Solarfighters (1986)

He directed fellow actor Raul Julia in "Macbeth" at the Public Theatre in New York.

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Anthony Hopkins and Richard Jordan in Der Bunker (1981)

He won an Obie Award for his performance in Czech playwright Václav Havel's "A Private View" for the 1983-1984 Off-Broadway season.

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Richard Jordan in Das mörderische Paradies (1985)

Once owned two dogs - one named after Robert Redford, the other after Alfred E. Neuman.

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Burt Lancaster and Richard Jordan in Valdez (1971)

In 1975, broke his ankle playing "MacDuff" to Charlton Heston's "Macbeth" and performed in a cast and using a crutch.

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Richard Jordan in Valdez (1971)

Was cast as Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive (1993), and allegedly filmed a couple scenes, but ultimately had to drop out due to his failing health. He died shortly after the film's release.

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Richard Jordan in Valdez (1971)

He was awarded the 1987 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Direction for "Largo Desolato" in a Mark Taper Forum production at the Mark Taper Forum Too in Los Angeles, California.

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Diane Keaton and Richard Jordan in Innenleben (1978)

He was awarded the 1984 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "A Private View," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre Too in Los Angeles, California.

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Kristin Griffith and Richard Jordan in Innenleben (1978)

Was originally cast in the Australian mini-series 'The Challenge' but was replaced by Nicholas Hammond due to Australian Actor's Equity not approving his casting.

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Mary Beth Hurt and Richard Jordan in Innenleben (1978)

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