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Richard Crenna is a Actor and Director American born on 30 november 1926 at Los Angeles (USA)

Richard Crenna

Richard Crenna
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Birth name Richard Donald Crenna
Nationality USA
Birth 30 november 1926 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 17 january 2003 (at 76 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor and occasional television director.

Crenna starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Un Flic, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, the remake of Sabrina and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna played "Walter Denton" in the CBS radio network and CBS-TV network series Our Miss Brooks, and "Luke McCoy" in ABC's TV comedy series, The Real McCoys, (1957–63), which moved to CBS-TV in September 1962.


Richard démarra sa carrière à la radio et apparut dans Boy Scout Jamboree, Date With Judy et Our Miss Brooks.

Il gère la transition vers la télévision. Quand Our Miss Brooks est déprogrammé, il change pour un autre programme de télévision, The Real McCoys.

Sa prestation dans les trois premiers opus de la saga Rambo en tant que colonel Trautman fit connaître un second souffle à sa carrière au milieu des années 1980. Le rôle du colonel Trautman lui colla tellement à la peau qu'il le parodia avec un certain humour dans la comédie Hot Shots! 2.

Le visage du colonel Roy Campbell, personnage du jeu vidéo Metal Gear Solid est basé sur lui.

Il possède une étoile sur Walk of Fame au 6714 Hollywood Boulevard.

Son fils, Richard Anthony Crenna, est aussi acteur.

Best films

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III (1988)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
First Blood (1982)
Un Flic (1972)
Marooned (1969)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Crenna (57 films)

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Rambo (2008)
, 1h31
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang
Roles Col. Samuel Trautman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.49753.49753.49753.49753.4975
Twenty years after the events in Afghanistan, amid the political protests of the crisis in Burma, ruthless military officer Major Pa Tee Tint leads an army of Tatmadaw soldiers to pillage small villages in a campaign of fear. He watches with indifference as innocent villagers are forced into mine-infested marshes and orders his men to abduct the teenage boys of the villages to be drafted into his army.
Son of Rambow, 1h36
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about religion
Actors Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Hynes, Adam Godley, Neil Dudgeon
Rating69% 3.4980153.4980153.4980153.4980153.498015
Will (Bill Milner) is quiet and shy, and comes from a family that belongs to the strict Plymouth Brethren church. Will is forbidden to watch films or television and is made to leave his classroom when the teacher puts on a documentary. In the corridor, he meets Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the worst-behaved boy in school, thrown out of another class for bad behaviour. They accidentally break a fish bowl in the corridor; Lee volunteers to take the blame, pretending that the punishment is torture, in exchange for Will's watch, which belonged to his dead father. Moreover, Lee demands that Will performs the stunts in a film Lee is making with home video equipment owned by his bullying older brother, Lawrence (Ed Westwick), which Lawrence uses in his video pirating enterprise. He intends to enter the Screen Test Young Film-Makers' Competition.
Out of the Ashes, 1h53
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christine Lahti, Beau Bridges, Richard Crenna, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake, Zoie Palmer
Roles Jake Smith
Rating67% 3.394833.394833.394833.394833.39483
Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Romanian gynecologist from Sighetu, Romania, testifies before an Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) review board consisting of three men (Bruce Davison, Richard Crenna, and Beau Bridges). Perl is seeking to be granted citizenship after passing the New York State Medical Licensing Board examinations, wishing to begin practicing in New York. She recounts her early life when she aspired to be a doctor despite the admonishments of her father, her time practicing as a gynecologist before the German invasion, and her experiences as prisoner #25404, where she provided what medical care she could to fellow prisoners. Her most controversial actions included providing late-term abortions to pregnant women in order to save their lives. These pregnant women would otherwise have been killed immediately or subjected to the torture of horrific "medical" experiments.
The Day Reagan Was Shot, 1h38
Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Crenna, Yannick Bisson, Colm Feore, Michael Murphy, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Ronald Reagan
Rating62% 3.148643.148643.148643.148643.14864
Le 30 mars 1981, John Hinckley, un jeune homme perturbé, tente d'approcher le président Reagan alors en déplacement. Son objectif est de l'assassiner. Il tire à six reprises sur le chef d'Etat, échouant à le tuer, mais mettant sa vie en grand danger. Deux chirurgiens prennent le Président en charge...
Wrongfully Accused, 1h27
Directed by Pat Proft
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Films about disabilities
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock, Melinda McGraw, Michael York, Aaron Pearl
Roles Fergus Falls
Rating59% 2.9992852.9992852.9992852.9992852.999285
World-famous violinist Ryan Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) is seen giving a concert. Afterwards, he goes to a party where he meets Hibbing Goodhue (Michael York), a millionaire who sponsors Harrison's performances, as well as Goodhue's seductive wife Lauren (Kelly Le Brock) and his possible mistress Cass Lake (Melinda McGraw).
Deep Family Secrets
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres Thriller
Actors Richard Crenna, Angie Dickinson, Craig Wasson, Meg Foster, Christie Lynn Smith, Tony Musante
Roles Clay Chadway
Rating48% 2.4304952.4304952.4304952.4304952.430495
Renee vient de surprendre son mari, Clay, en compagnie de sa jeune sœur, Ellen, alors qu'ils se trouvent dans un restaurant. Cette rencontre impromptue la persuade que son époux la trompe. Effondrée, la jeune femme rentre chez elle, hésitant à en parler à son mari. Peu après, Renee disparaît, mystérieusement.
Sabrina (1995)
, 2h7
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna
Roles Patrick Tyson
Rating62% 3.14933.14933.14933.14933.1493
Sabrina Fairchild is the young daughter of the Larrabee family's chauffeur, Thomas, and has been in love with David Larrabee all her life. David is a playboy, constantly falling in love, yet he has never noticed Sabrina, much to her dismay.
A Pyromaniac's Love Story, 1h34
Directed by Joshua Brand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors William Baldwin, John Leguizamo, Erika Eleniak, Michael Lerner, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Joan Plowright
Rating53% 2.6540052.6540052.6540052.6540052.654005
Un pâtissier est impliqué dans une affaire d'incendie criminel, et se voit offrir un pot-de-vin, à la condition de plaider coupable de l'incendie qui a détruit son lieu de travail...
In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy, 1h36
Directed by Bill D'Elia
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Laura Leighton, Michael Hayden, Richard Crenna, Bonnie Bartlett, Todd Terry, Todd Duffey
Roles Luke Constable Sr.
Rating59% 2.9548752.9548752.9548752.9548752.954875
Laurette Wilder (Laura Leighton) is a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with Luke Constable III (Michael Hayden), the grandson of a rich farmer who has been crippled in an automobile accident. Against the wishes of his grandfather (Richard Crenna), who sees the girl as a gold-digger, young Luke and Laurette get married. The senior Mr. Constable, however, goes out of his way to make his new granddaughter-in-law feel unwelcome, which quickly causes a rift in her marriage. Following a brief breakup, Laurette encourages Luke to break away from his grandfather and relinquish his rights to the family fortune. Struggling in poverty, Luke contemplates murdering Mr. Constable, but he can't bring himself to do it. The couple divorce, reconcile, then separate again. Laurette finds Luke drunk and brandishing a gun; she goads him into shooting her - he kills her with one shot. He takes his wife's dead body into the woods and burns it. He is arrested and imprisoned.
Jade (1995)
, 1h31
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna, Angie Everhart, Michael Biehn
Roles Governor Edwards
Rating53% 2.651412.651412.651412.651412.65141
San Francisco Assistant District Attorney David Corelli (Caruso) is called to the murder scene of prominent businessman Kyle Medford, found stabbed to death in his home by an antique hatchet. Police detectives Bob Hargrove and Petey Vesko find photographs in Medford's safe of Governor Lew Edwards (Crenna) having sex with a prostitute, later identified as Patrice Jacinto. During questioning, Patrice reveals that she and other women were paid by Medford to have sex with wealthy men at his beach house in Pacifica. She also informs them that the most desired prostitute among the clients was a woman known only as "Jade.
The Forget-Me-Not Murders, 1h30
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Richard Crenna, Tyne Daly, Neve Campbell, Philip Bosco, Cliff Gorman, John Vernon
Roles Frank Janek
Rating59% 2.998572.998572.998572.998572.99857
Alors que le policier Frank Janek passe ses vacances au Canada avec la séduisante psychiatre Monique, il est appelé par son supérieur hiérarchique qui lui annonce que sa filleule Jess a été assassinée par un tueur en série recherché par le FBI. Janek revient en urgence à New York pour reprendre en main l'affaire mais il est rapidement évincé de l'enquête qui le touche de trop près. Durant son enquête, Janek va découvrir une face qu'il ne connaissait pas de Jesse en la personne de sa thérapeute, le docteur Archer...
Janek: The Silent Betrayal, 1h30
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Richard Crenna, William Shatner, Helen Shaver, Cliff Gorman, Philip Bosco, Gordon Currie
Roles Frank Janek
Rating62% 3.135023.135023.135023.135023.13502
Frank Janek enquête sur une série de meurtres dans un immeuble cossu appartenant à un célèbre producteur de Broadway...
Hot Shots! Part Deux, 1h26
Directed by Jim Abrahams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Politique, Children's films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Col. Denton Walters
Rating65% 3.2990553.2990553.2990553.2990553.299055
One night, an American special forces team invades Saddam Hussein's (Haleva) palace and a nearby prison camp to rescue captured soldiers from Operation Desert Storm and to eliminate Saddam, but they find the Iraqis prepared for them, and the entire rescue team is captured. This failed operation turns out to be the latest in a series of rescue attempts which were foiled by the Iraqis, and consequently the advisors of President Benson (Admiral Benson in the previous film, played by Bridges) suspect sabotage in their own ranks. Colonel Denton Walters (Crenna) suggests to gain the aid of war hero Topper Harley (Sheen) for the next mission, but Topper has retired from the Navy and become a Buddhist in a small Thai village. Walters and Michelle Huddleston (Bakke), CIA, arrive and try to persuade him to come out of retirement in order to rescue the imprisoned soldiers and the previous rescue parties.
A Place To Be Loved
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Richard Crenna, Rhea Perlman, Linda Kelsey, Tom Guiry, Cotter Smith, Cyril O'Reilly
Roles George Russ
Rating64% 3.221963.221963.221963.221963.22196
Gregory Kingsley is a boy, abused by his father, who is placed with social services by his mother. The foster family he is put into proves to be the type of nurturing environment he needs. He ends up taking his mother to court, to have her parental rights revoked, in hopes of being adopted by his foster family. The story is based on a real life case of child abuse.