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Richard Bakalyan

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Nationality USA
Birth 29 january 1931 at Watertown (USA)
Death 27 february 2015 (at 84 years)

Richard Bakalyan (January 29, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an Armenian American character actor who started his career playing juvenile delinquents in his first several films. He had some experience having served a year's probation at age 15.

During the filming of the The Cool and the Crazy, he and fellow actor Dick Jones were arrested for vagrancy in Kansas City. They had been standing on the corner between takes in "JD" outfits and the police thought that they were actual gang members. It took several hours for the film crew to explain to the police what was going on, and had them released from jail.


Au cinéma, Richard Bakalyan contribue à trente-huit films américains, les cinq premiers sortis en 1957 (dont Les Frères Rico de Phil Karlson, avec Richard Conte et Dianne Foster).

Suivent notamment L'Express du colonel Von Ryan de Mark Robson (1965, avec Frank Sinatra et Trevor Howard), Chinatown de Roman Polanski (1974, avec Jack Nicholson et Faye Dunaway) et Détective comme Bogart de Robert Day (1980, avec Franco Nero et Michelle Phillips). Notons aussi sa participation à plusieurs productions Walt Disney, dont Les Visiteurs d'un autre monde de John Hough (1978, avec Bette Davis et Christopher Lee).

Son dernier film est Art School Confidential de Terry Zwigoff (avec Max Minghella et John Malkovich), sorti en 2006.

À la télévision américaine, il apparaît dans cent séries dès 1955 (entre autres de western), dont Les Incorruptibles (six épisodes, 1960-1963), Batman (six épisodes, 1966-1968), Drôles de dames (trois épisodes, 1978-1981), Un privé à Malibu (deux épisodes, 1995-1996) et Earl (sa dernière série, un épisode, 2008).

S'ajoutent huit téléfilms diffusés entre 1961 et 1985.

Richard Bakalyan meurt en 2015, à 84 ans.

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Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
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Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(3 films)
Milton Frome
Milton Frome
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Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
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Filmography of Richard Bakalyan (36 films)

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Art School Confidential, 1h42
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about the visual arts, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar
Roles Cranky Guard
Rating62% 3.149333.149333.149333.149333.14933
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, young Jerome pursues his true obsession to art school. Jerome enrolls in Strathmore, an urban college. His roommates are aspiring filmmaker Vince and closeted-gay fashion major Matthew. Jerome looks for love amongst the coeds, but is turned off by them all, before falling in love with the art model, Audrey. In his art classes, he forms a friendship with perennial loser, Bardo, who guides him through the college scene and introduces him to a failed artist, Jimmy, a belligerent drunk.
Blame It on the Night, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Actors Nick Mancuso, Byron Thames, Leslie Ackerman, Richard Bakalyan, Billy Preston, Mark Goodman
Roles Manzini
Rating52% 2.64022.64022.64022.64022.6402
Job Dalton is the illegitimate son of star rocker Chris Dalton. He is attending a military school when he receives the sad news that his mother has died. Chris is on tour when the news of the death of Job's mother reaches him. A bit bored with his life, he decides to bring the boy on tour with him. To Job, who has only heard his mother's version of their relationship, and who views the military school as home, and aspires to a military career, his father's life and career are as foreign as life on Mars.
The Fox and the Hound, 1h23
Directed by Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich, Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Films about foxes, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Sandy Duncan, Pat Buttram, Jack Albertson
Roles Dinky (voice)
Rating72% 3.6475353.6475353.6475353.6475353.647535
After a young red fox is orphaned, Big Mama the owl, Boomer the woodpecker, and Dinky the finch arrange for him to be adopted by a kindly farmer named Widow Tweed. Tweed names him Tod, since he reminds her of a toddler. Meanwhile, her neighbor, a hunter named Amos Slade, brings home a young hound puppy named Copper and introduces him to his hunting dog Chief. Tod and Copper become playmates and vow to remain "friends forever". Slade becomes frustrated with Copper for frequently wandering off to play and puts him on a leash. While playing with Copper at his home, Tod awakens Chief. Slade and Chief chase him until they are confronted by Tweed. After a violent argument, Slade threatens to kill Tod if he trespasses on his farm again. Hunting season comes and Slade takes his dogs into the wilderness for the interim. Meanwhile, Big Mama, Dinky and Boomer attempt to explain to Tod that his friendship with Copper can no longer continue, as they are natural enemies, but Tod naively refuses to believe them, hoping that he and Copper will remain friends forever.
The Man With Bogart's Face, 1h46
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Franco Nero, Victor Buono, Yvonne De Carlo, Herbert Lom, Olivia Hussey, Mike Mazurki
Roles Lt. Bumbera
Rating63% 3.1976953.1976953.1976953.1976953.197695
A man calling himself Sam Marlowe (Robert Sacchi) has his face altered to resemble that of his idol, Humphrey Bogart, and then opens a detective agency. At first he and his secretary Duchess (Misty Rowe) have meager business, but things pick up after a shooting puts Sam's picture in the paper. Some ruthless people, who are coincidentally also similar to characters in Bogart films (and played by Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, and Michelle Phillips), are after a priceless set of stones called the Eyes of Alexander (from a statue of Alexander the Great), and Marlowe and Duchess are caught in the middle of it all.
The Man With Bogart's Face
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Noir, Crime
Actors Victor Buono, Franco Nero, Yvonne De Carlo, Herbert Lom, Mike Mazurki, Olivia Hussey
Roles Lt. Bumbera
Rating63% 3.1976953.1976953.1976953.1976953.197695
Un passionné de cinéma (Robert Sacchi ) se fait refaire le visage pour ressembler à Humphrey Bogart et ouvre un cabinet de détective privé sous le pseudonyme de Sam Marlow.
Return from Witch Mountain, 1h35
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Bette Davis, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Christopher Lee, Richard Bakalyan, Jack Soo
Roles Eddie
Rating58% 2.9489052.9489052.9489052.9489052.948905
Having spent a good deal of time enjoying the company of their newfound family and friends at Witch Mountain and intensively studying and practicing their supernatural powers, Tony and his sister Tia are in need of a vacation. Uncle Bené drops them off in their flying saucer at the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles, California, after which the siblings quickly become separated from each other. A man named Dr. Victor Gannon (Lee) and his assistant Letha Wedge (Davis) happen to see Tony using his powers to save their henchman from certain death. Realizing that Tony has supernatural powers, Dr. Gannon drugs the boy with a tranquilizer shot and takes him back to their laboratory. There, Dr. Gannon successfully tests a new mind-control technology on him. Under its influence, Tony is completely hypnotized and does everything that his kidnappers want him to do, like stealing gold from a museum exhibit and stopping Tia from finding them. With Tony at his robotic bidding, Dr. Gannon hopes to achieve recognition within the scientific community and worldwide power, while Letha merely wants a return on her investment.
The Shaggy D.A., 1h31
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Dick Van Patten, Jo Anne Worley
Roles Freddie
Rating58% 2.9495252.9495252.9495252.9495252.949525
Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) is now a successful attorney who is married to Betty (Suzanne Pleshette), and they have a son named Brian (Shane Sinutko). Returning to the town of Medfield from a vacation, the family discovers that they have been robbed of almost all their possessions, and Wilby blames the local district attorney John Slade (Keenan Wynn), who is reputed to have connections with organized crime, particularly with warehouse owner Edward "Fast Eddie" Roshak (Vic Tayback). After being robbed a second time later that night (along with their Navy admiral neighbor, Gordon C. Brenner), Wilby vows to run for district attorney to make his town safe again.
The Strongest Man in the World, 1h32
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers
Roles Cookie
Rating60% 3.048483.048483.048483.048483.04848
Medfield College's Dean Higgins (Joe Flynn) is being fired for financial mismanagement because of extreme over-spending by Prof. Quigley's science class. Higgins finds out the high costs are for renting a cow to experiment on; they are feeding it various concoctions to make it fatter. In a rage, Higgins fires Quigley (yet again) then threatens to have his entire class thrown out of college. When the dean slams the door as he leaves, Dexter Riley's (Kurt Russell) chemical experiment mixes with that of another student, Richard Schuyler's vitamin cereal mix.
Chinatown (1974)
, 2h11
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Diane Ladd
Roles Detective Loach
Rating81% 4.0988754.0988754.0988754.0988754.098875
A woman identifying herself as Evelyn Mulwray (Ladd) hires private investigator J. J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson) to carry out surveillance on her husband, Hollis I. Mulwray (Zwerling), chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Gittes tails him, hears him publicly oppose the creation of a new reservoir, and shoots photographs of him with a young woman (Palmer), which are published on the front page of the following day's paper. Upon his return to his office, Gittes is confronted by a beautiful woman who, after establishing that the two of them have never met, irately informs him she is the real Evelyn Mulwray (Dunaway) and that he can expect a lawsuit.
Charley and the Angel, 1h33
Directed by Vincent McEveety, Christopher Hibler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Harry Morgan, Kathleen Cody, Kurt Russell, Scott Kolden
Roles Buggs
Rating61% 3.050073.050073.050073.050073.05007
Charley Appleby is a hardware store owner whose frugality and commitment to his job have enabled his family to avoid poverty during the Great Depression and Prohibition. However, his relationship with his children and wife Nettie (Cloris Leachman) is strained. They especially want to go to see the Chicago World's Fair. His growing sons Willie and Rupert (Vincent Van Patten and Scott Kolden) manage to find work in a junkyard owned by a man named Felix with ties to bootleggers, and his teenage daughter Leonora (Kathleen Cody) decides to elope with a young man named Ray (Kurt Russell), who seems untrustworthy.
Now You See Him, Now You Don't, 1h28
Directed by Robert Butler, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom
Roles Cookie
Rating63% 3.1544353.1544353.1544353.1544353.154435
At Medfield College, science buff Dexter Riley and his friends, including Richard Schuyler and Debbie Dawson, eavesdrop via a hidden walkie-talkie on a board meeting led by Dean Eugene Higgins, discussing the small college's continuing precarious finances. Later that afternoon, Professor Lufkin shows Higgins around the science lab where Dexter is working on an experiment with invisibility and another student, Druffle, explores the flight of bumblebees. That night, unknown to anyone, during a powerful thunderstorm, the roof of the lab is struck by lightning, sending a current of electricity down a metal beam and through Dexter's complex experiment components. The next day, as Dexter examines his burnt equipment with dismay, Higgins meets with A. J. Arno, a recently released prisoner, who had also purchased Medfield's mortgage. When Dexter accidentally drops one half of his glasses into a container of his experimental formula, it appears as if the substance destroys them, but upon closer examination, Dexter realizes the frames are merely partially invisible. After several excited tests, Dexter boldly places his fingers in the liquid and they disappear. Schuyler and Debbie arrive and are horrified to see Dexter with a partial hand, but Dexter insists Schuyler test the substance as well, admitting only afterward that he does not yet have an antidote.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, 1h31
Directed by Robert Butler, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Films about computing, Films about television, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, William Schallert, Alan Hewitt
Roles Chillie Walsh
Rating60% 3.0015353.0015353.0015353.0015353.001535
Dexter Reilly (Kurt Russell) and his friends attend small, private Medfield College, which cannot afford to buy a computer. The students persuade wealthy businessman A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) to donate an old computer to the college. Arno is the secret head of a large illegal gambling ring, which used the computer for its operations.
It's Tough to Be a Bird, 21minutes
Directed by Ward Kimball
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Ruth Buzzi, Richard Bakalyan, Paul Frees, Ward Kimball
Roles Narrateur
Rating71% 3.576883.576883.576883.576883.57688
Le personnage principal, un petit oiseau rouge, explique l'évolution de l'oiseau (avec une énumération de termes scientifiques). Il évoque également l'influence qu'ont les oiseaux à l'égard des hommes, incapables de voler; il montre ainsi que les oiseaux ont largement contribué à la culture humaine (par exemple, dans les hiéroglyphes, on remarque une présence, hyperbolique sans doute, des oiseaux.), bien que les hommes, justement, souhaitent souvent les tuer. Les parcs naturels montrés à la fin du moyen-métrage montrent la passion des hommes pour les oiseaux.
Never a Dull Moment, 1h39
Directed by Jerry Paris
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Children's films
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine, Henry Silva, Joanna Moore, Tony Bill
Roles Bobby Macoon
Rating62% 3.1002653.1002653.1002653.1002653.100265
Second-rate actor Jack Albany (Dick Van Dyke) finds himself mistaken for fiendish killer Ace Williams and whisked off to master gangster Leo Smooth's (Edward G. Robinson) fortified mansion. He is forced to continue with the charade what with all the rough-looking hoods around, even when he finds he is to play a deadly role in the theft of the Van Gogh masterpiece "Field of Sunflowers". But at least there is lovely art teacher Sally (Dorothy Provine) who could become an ally — if she ever believes his story.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 1h36
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Gangster films
Actors Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jack Nicholson, Jean Hale, Jan Merlin
Roles John Scalise
Rating66% 3.346783.346783.346783.346783.34678
An organized crime war breaks out between two rival gangs in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties. The leader of the Southside Mob is the notorious Al Capone, who resents his nemesis George "Bugs" Moran's activity in the city. Moran, too, wants control of the town's bootlegging and gambling operations. His lieutenants Peter and Frank Gusenberg use threats and intimidation to make tavern owners do business with them in exchange for "protection." Moran gives the order to have a crony of Capone's eliminated as the Chicago body count escalates. Inclusive are flashbacks to a lunchtime attack on Capone at a restaurant outside of Chicago by Hymie Weiss and Moran in September 1926 and the murders of Weiss in October 1926 and Dion O'Banion in November 1924 by Capone's gang.