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Richard Bull is a Actor American born on 26 june 1924 at Zion (USA)

Richard Bull

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Birth name Richard Bull
Nationality USA
Birth 26 june 1924 at Zion (USA)
Death 3 february 2014 (at 89 years)

Richard William Bull (June 26, 1924 – February 3, 2014) was an American film, stage and television actor. He was best known for his performance as "Doc" on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Nels Oleson on Little House on the Prairie.


Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois. After years of living in Los Angeles, he moved back to Chicago in 1994 with his wife Barbara Collentine. Bull and Collentine, also 89, moved to the Motion Picture & Television Fund home from Chicago in September 2012.

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Filmography of Richard Bull (30 films)

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Sugar (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Baseball films
Actors Algenis Perez Soto, Michael Gaston, André Holland, Richard Bull, Ellary Porterfield, Karolina I. Wydra
Roles Earl Higgins
Rating71% 3.596243.596243.596243.596243.59624
Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Perez Soto) spends his weekends at home, passing from the landscaped gardens and manicured fields on one side of the guarded academy gate to the underdeveloped, more chaotic world beyond. In his small village outside San Pedro de Macorís, Miguel enjoys a kind of celebrity status. His neighbors gather to welcome him back for the weekend; the children ask him for extra baseballs or an old glove. To his family, who lost their father years before, Miguel is their hope and shining star. With the small bonus he earned when he signed with the academy some time ago, he has started to build his family a new house—one that has a bigger kitchen for his mom and a separate room for his grandmother.
Witless Protection, 1h39
Directed by Charles Robert Carner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Miličević, Joe Mantegna, Jenny McCarthy, Yaphet Kotto, Lisa Lampanelli
Roles Sheriff Smoot
Rating34% 1.709041.709041.709041.709041.70904
The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her.
Let's Go to Prison, 1h24
Directed by Bob Odenkirk
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, David Koechner, Dylan Baker, Michael Shannon
Rating58% 2.9492352.9492352.9492352.9492352.949235
John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) has spent most of his life in prison, serving three different sentences (starting when he was eight, when he stole the Publisher's Clearing House van). Each of his three trials were before Judge Nelson Biederman III, who seemed to show no mercy passing down indiscriminately harsh sentences. After being released from his third sentence, John decides to take revenge on Biederman. After trying to determine when Biederman would be presiding over his next case, he discovers (much to his dissatisfaction) that he had died three days prior to his release.
Normal (2003)
, 1h50
Directed by Jane Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Richard Bull, Joseph Sikora
Roles Roy Sr.
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
Applewood (Tom Wilkinson), after fainting on the night of his 25th marriage anniversary, shocks his wife Irma (Jessica Lange) by revealing that he suffers from gender dysphoria and plans to transition into living as a woman and be renamed Ruth. While Ruth tries to keep the family together, Irma's initial reaction is to separate from him. Patty Ann (Hayden Panettiere), their daughter, is more accepting, but Wayne (Joe Sikora), their son, struggles with the transition.
A Different Story, 1h48
Directed by Paul Aaron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Meg Foster, Perry King, Valerie Curtin, Peter Donat, Richard Bull, Burke Byrnes
Roles Mr. Cooke
Rating55% 2.759162.759162.759162.759162.75916
Albert (Perry King) is the chauffeur and lover for a wealthy pianist, Sills (Peter Donat). When Sills finds another chauffeur/lover, Albert is forced onto the streets of Los Angeles. Stella (Meg Foster) is a real estate agent who knows Sills and Albert as repeated rental clients. She finds Albert squatting in one of her properties and she offers Albert to spend the night at her house on the couch. The next day, she goes to work, expecting Albert to move out, but instead Albert cleans her cluttered house and cooks a fantastic dinner. Without verbally acknowledging it, they agree that Albert can stay longer and perform domestic duties while Stella continues working. Albert also gets a part-time job as a valet.
The Parallax View, 1h42
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss, Jim Davis, Earl Hindman
Roles Parallax Goon
Rating70% 3.547883.547883.547883.547883.54788
TV newswoman Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss) is one of many witnesses to the public assassination of presidential candidate Senator Charles Carroll (Bill Joyce) atop the Seattle Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is chased but falls to his death. Meanwhile, a second waiter, also armed, leaves the crime scene unnoticed. A Congressional special committee determines that the assassination was the work of a lone gunman.
Newman's Law, 1h38
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors George Peppard, Roger Robinson, Eugene Roche, Gordon Pinsent, Abe Vigoda, Louis Zorich
Roles Immigration Man
Rating60% 3.00183.00183.00183.00183.0018
Vince Newman, a no-nonsense cop, decides to investigate on his own when tipped off that colleagues in the police department are involved in a drug ring.
High Plains Drifter, 1h45
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Western
Themes Assassinat
Actors Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Geoffrey Lewis, Mitch Ryan, Jack Ging
Roles Asa Goodwin
Rating74% 3.7490153.7490153.7490153.7490153.749015
A stranger on horseback rides into the isolated mining town of Lago. Three gun-toting men follow him into the saloon, taunting him to fight. When they follow him to the barbershop and begin threatening him, the Stranger quickly dispatches the three with little effort. Impressed with this performance, a dwarf named Mordecai, who works in the barbershop, befriends the Stranger. A woman named Callie Travers arranges to bump into the Stranger in the street, claiming loudly it was his fault. When she slaps the cigar from his mouth while insulting him, he drags her into the livery stable and has sexual relations with her in a very rough and aggressive manner (the scene is initially depicted as a rape, but by its end, the woman has clearly given her consent, as she is portrayed as an active, and seemingly enthusiastic participant in the act). Next, the Stranger rents a room at the hotel but declines to give a name to the hotelier. That night, he dreams about a man being brutally whipped. In the morning he returns to the barbershop for a bath. Callie Travers shoots at him after he is in the tub; inexplicably, he remains uninjured.
Executive Action, 1h31
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr
Roles Gunman - Team A
Rating66% 3.346573.346573.346573.346573.34657
A narrator states that when President Lyndon Johnson was asked about the Kennedy Assassination and the Warren Commission report, he said he doubted the findings of the Commission. The narration ends with the mention that the segment did not run on television and was cut from a program about Johnson. The narration does not actually include the quote: "Kennedy was trying to get Castro, but Castro got to him first."
Breezy (1973)
, 1h48
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay, Shelley Morrison, Joan Hotchkis
Roles Doctor
Rating68% 3.4497053.4497053.4497053.4497053.449705
Edith Alice "Breezy" Breezerman (Kay Lenz), a free-spirited teenage runaway, wakes up from a one-night stand, gets dressed, and then walks out the door with her guitar. She catches a ride to the valley with a stranger who seems harmless at first, then when he starts to drive in the wrong direction and talks about "giving his last hitchhiker something to yell about", she jumps out of his car, runs-away and ends up on Frank Harmon's (William Holden) front lawn. Frank is a middle aged divorced man, who lives a solitary life at his post modern home in the hills. As he gets into his car to drive to work, Breezy jumps into his car asking for a ride to the valley. Breezy tells Frank about her the trouble she had this morning with the stranger and the two bond. Eventually Breezy sees a dog lying in the road and makes Frank pull over. Angered by Frank's lack of empathy for the poor animal Breezy becomes angry and then runs off crying. Realizing that the dog is still alive Frank carries the dog back to his car, when he opens the door the back seat Frank sees that Breezy left her guitar in his back seat and becomes angry because of all the trouble she has caused him.
The President's Plane Is Missing, 1h40
Directed by Daryl Duke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, John Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey, Mercedes McCambridge, Rip Torn
Roles First Controller
Rating59% 2.955892.955892.955892.955892.95589
With diplomatic tensions building and the United States facing a possible military confrontation with China, Air Force One mysteriously crashes in the desert while heading to California, killing U.S. President Jeremy Haines (Tod Andrews). While the crash is being investigated, Vice-President Kermit Madigan (Buddy Ebsen) steps up as Acting President. Unfortunately, Haines had left him uninformed of current foreign policies. Madigan must now rely on the former President's aides to fill him in on information he lacks, but the aides have their own agendas. National Security Adviser George Oldenburg (Rip Torn) claims that Haines was preparing to go to war if the Chinese did not back down, while career diplomat Secretary of State Freeman Sharkey (Raymond Massey) asserts that Haines was pursuing a peaceful solution to the problem with China. Madigan's wife Hester (Mercedes McCambridge) sees this as an opportunity to advance his career, but the Washington political community doubts his competence. In dealing with growing tensions and conflicting advice, Madigan struggles to avoid a nuclear war with the Chinese. Meanwhile, it develops that President Haines was not aboard the crashed plane after all.
Ulzana's Raid, 1h45
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Richard Jaeckel, Karl Swenson, Lloyd Bochner, Joaquín Martínez
Roles Ginsford
Rating69% 3.499253.499253.499253.499253.49925
Following mistreatment by agency authorities, Ulzana breaks out of the San Carlos Indian Reservation with a small war party. Soon news reaches the local military commander, who sends riders to alert local homesteads. Both troopers are separately ambushed; one is dragged away while the other shoots the settler woman he is escorting and then himself. The warriors play catch with his heart. The woman's husband, who stayed behind to protect his farm, is captured and tortured to death. Army scout MacIntosh (Lancaster) is given the job of finding Ulzana (Martinez) with a few dozen soldiers led by an inexperienced lieutenant, Garnett DeBuin (Davison). The small cavalry column includes a veteran sergeant (Jaeckel) and Apache scout Ke-Ni-Tay (Luke). Ke-Ni-Tay knows Ulzana, as their wives are sisters.
The Andromeda Strain, 2h11
Directed by Robert Wise, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, David Wayne, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell
Roles Air Force Major
Rating71% 3.598373.598373.598373.598373.59837
Two crewmembers of the U.S. government's "Project Scoop" investigate the town of Piedmont, New Mexico, to retrieve the Scoop 7 satellite. They find townspeople dead in the streets and die themselves while reporting back to Scoop Mission Control. Suspecting the satellite may have brought back an extraterrestrial pathogen, Scoop Mission Control activates an elite scientific team it had previously recruited for just this type of emergency.
Lawman (1971)
, 1h39
Directed by Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, John Beck, Sheree North
Roles Dusaine
Rating69% 3.496473.496473.496473.496473.49647
The film starts with a scene common to many Westerns, cowboys in a drunken state shooting up a town and wreaking havoc. The rowdies are from the town of Sabbath and are visiting the town of Bannock for a little recreation that gets out of hand.