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Richard Jordan is a Actor and Producer American born on 19 july 1937 at New York City (USA)

Richard Jordan

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Birth name Robert Anson Jordan, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 19 july 1937 at New York City (USA)
Death 30 august 1993 (at 56 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Richard Jordan (born Robert Anson Jordan, Jr.; July 19, 1937 – August 30, 1993) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. A long-time member of the New York Shakespeare Festival, he performed in many Off Broadway and Broadway plays. His films include Logan's Run, Les Misérables, Raise the Titanic, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Yakuza, Interiors, The Bunker, Dune, The Secret of My Success, The Hunt for Red October, Posse and Gettysburg.


By 1993, his health began to fail and he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He was filming The Fugitive in April 1993 when his terminal illness forced him to withdraw. He died on August 30, 1993, cared for by his daughter Nina and his companion, Marcia Cross.

Jordan's daughter, Nina Jordan, was born in 1964, during his 1964–72 marriage to actress Kathleen Widdoes. His son, Robert Christian Anson Jordan III, was born in 1982, during his nine-year relationship with actress Blair Brown. At the time of his death, Jordan was in a relationship with actress Marcia Cross.

A memorial in Jordan's honor was held at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on October 8, 1993, the day Gettysburg was released.

Best films

The Secret of My Success (1987)
Chato's Land (1972)

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Filmography of Richard Jordan (34 films)

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Gettysburg (1993)
, 4h14
Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Sam Elliott, Stephen Lang, Kevin Conway
Roles Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead
Rating75% 3.7965353.7965353.7965353.7965353.796535
The film follows the plot line of Killer Angels. The focus on the first day is on John Buford, who selects the battlefield. The focus on the second day is Joshua Chamberlain's defense of Little Round Top. The focus on the following evening is on preparation for and the execution of Pickett's Charge. James Longstreet is the major focus of those scenes.
Posse (1993)
, 1h51
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles, Big Daddy Kane, Tom Lister, Jr., Tone Loc, Blair Underwood
Roles Sheriff Bates
Rating54% 2.7497652.7497652.7497652.7497652.749765
In 1898, Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, led by Jessie Lee (Mario Van Peebles), are fighting in the Spanish–American War in Cuba. As the segregated African-American unit is barely holding its own against constant attacks from enemy troops, Jesse runs back to the command post of the corrupt and racist Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) to request that the 10th Cavalry be allowed to pull back. Colonel Graham orders Jessie to shoot a deserter in exchange for allowing the 10th to retreat. Unable to kill a man in cold blood, Jessie demonstrates excellent marksmanship by shooting the man's cigar from his mouth. Colonel Graham then kills the deserter, and offers Jessie's command of the 10th to Little J (Stephen Baldwin), another White prisoner (the alternative would be to face the firing squad). Graham then orders the 10th to fall back in order to begin another mission, one in which they will be required to wear civilian clothing, as opposed to their Cavalry uniforms. They are ordered to rob a Spanish gold shipment, which is a setup to give the Colonel an excuse to execute the entire 10th Cavalry as deserters. As he meets them with his own cavalry force, his aide Weezie (Charles Lane) causes a distraction, allowing the 10th to shoot the Colonel and his cavalry down.
Shout (1991)
, 1h29
Directed by Jeffrey Hornaday
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors John Travolta, Jamie Walters, Heather Graham, Richard Jordan, Linda Fiorentino, Scott Coffey
Roles Eugene Benedict
Rating52% 2.6070752.6070752.6070752.6070752.607075
The first half of the film is set at Benedict Boys Home. Jesse Tucker (Jamie Walters) and his four friends live and toil with other guys under strict guidance of Eugene who has a lovely daughter Sara (Heather Graham). They have a music teacher Jack Cabe (John Travolta) who is into rock and roll and teaches them the same, much to the irritation of Eugene who wants to fire him but let him after a warning, Jack then tells them to somehow arrange a radio and listen to the show Midnight Rider. Jesse bets with the guys that he would have sex with Sara, but instead falls in love with her.
Timebomb (1991)
, 1h36
Directed by Avi Nesher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins, Billy Banks, Robert Culp, Richard Jordan
Roles Col. Taylor
Rating54% 2.70022.70022.70022.70022.7002
Mild-mannered watchmaker Eddy Kay (Michael Biehn) runs into a burning building to save a trapped woman and is featured in the news as a result. Watching the news, Colonel Taylor (Richard Jordan) is shocked to see Eddy, whom he had assumed to be dead. A game of cat and mouse begins as Eddy, with the help of psychiatrist Dr. Anna Nolmar (Patsy Kensit), tries to discover his past and why they want him dead.
Delusion (1991)

Directed by Carl Colpaert
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Jennifer Rubin, Jim Metzler, Kyle Secor, Jerry Orbach, Richard Jordan, Robert Costanzo
Roles Executive in Conference Room
Rating59% 2.9959352.9959352.9959352.9959352.995935
An embezzler driving through the Nevada desert picks up a Las Vegas showgirl and her psychotic boyfriend, who has no intention of letting him get away with the stolen cash.
Heaven Is a Playground, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Michael Warren, D. B. Sweeney, Richard Jordan, Janet Julian, Nigel Miguel, Cylk Cozart
Roles David Racine
Rating58% 2.905232.905232.905232.905232.90523
Byron Harper operates a non-profit farming system on a playground in the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago with the aim of landing black kids into college basketball programs. He focuses most of his energy on the best prospects, whom he calls his Breds, and ignores the less talented ones. One day, burn-out white lawyer Zack Telander shows up on the playground, willing to play, but Byron believes him to be a drug pusher and throws him out. However, just then one of the Breds is being shot, and Zack happens to be the only one on the spot with a car, so he helps Byron to rush the victim into a hospital, where he also threatens the clerk with a gross negligence lawsuit in case treatment would not be provided.
The Hunt for Red October, 2h15
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland
Roles Jeffrey Pelt
Rating74% 3.7491653.7491653.7491653.7491653.749165
In 1984, Soviet submarine Captain First Rank Marko Ramius (Connery) commands Red October, a new Typhoon-class nuclear sub featuring a caterpillar drive, rendering it undetectable to passive sonar. Ramius leaves port on orders to conduct exercises with the V.K. Konovalov, commanded by his former student Captain Tupolev (Skarsgård). Once at sea, Ramius kills political officer Ivan Putin (Firth), and commands the crew to head toward America's east coast to conduct missile drills.
Romero (1989)
, 1h42
Directed by John Duigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Raúl Juliá, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Harold Gould, Tony Plana, Al Ruscio
Roles Father Rutilio Grande
Rating70% 3.54483.54483.54483.54483.5448
During the 1977 El Salvadoran presidential elections, amid public unrest and a guerrilla uprising, the military regime sends death squads to detain, torture and kill any people who speak out against its human rights record. The Vatican elevates conservative Oscar Arnulfo Romero (Raul Julia) to the position of Archbishop of San Salvador, hoping that he will accept the status quo. Although conservative, Romero is afraid of the government's increasing hostility. After the assassination of Father Rutilio Grande (Richard Jordan), an outspoken Jesuit advocate for the poor, Romero begins to take a stand against the government's policies, prompting the death squads to begin targeting priests.
The Secret of My Success, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne
Roles Howard Prescott
Rating64% 3.249893.249893.249893.249893.24989
Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) is a recent graduate of Kansas State University who moves to New York City where he has landed a job as a financier. Upon arriving, he discovers that the company for which he is supposed to work has been taken over by a rival corporation. As a result, Brantley is laid off before he even starts working.
The Men's Club, 1h41
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Richard Jordan, Craig Wasson, Frank Langella, Treat Williams
Roles Kramer
Rating47% 2.358542.358542.358542.358542.35854
A band of friends go on a drunken, all-night spree, spending a night in a high-class San Francisco brothel.
Solarbabies, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz, Jason Patric, Lukas Haas, Peter DeLuise, Charles Durning
Roles Grock
Rating47% 2.3561952.3561952.3561952.3561952.356195
In a bleak post-apocalyptic future, most of Earth's water has been controlled. The Eco Protectorate, a para-military organization, governs the planet's new order. Orphan children, mostly teenagers, live in orphanages created by the Protectorate, designed to indoctrinate new recruits into their service. The orphans play a rough sport which is a hybrid of lacrosse and roller-hockey. Playing is the only thing that unites them other than the futile attempts of the Protectorate to control them. These orphans are Jason, the group's leader (Jason Patric), Terra (Jami Gertz), Tug (Peter DeLuise), Rabbit (Claude Brooks), Metron (James LeGros), and a young deaf boy named Daniel (Lukas Haas).
The Mean Season, 1h43
Directed by Phillip Borsos, Philip Borsos
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Andy García, Richard Masur, Richard Bradford
Roles Alan Delour
Rating61% 3.0507753.0507753.0507753.0507753.050775
Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper, who is burned out from years of covering the worst crimes in the city. He promises his girlfriend Christine that they will move away from the city, but he ends up covering a series of grisly murders by a serial killer who calls him telling the reporter that he will kill again. The lines between covering the story and becoming part of it are blurred.
Dune (1984)
, 2h17
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Everett McGill, Sting, Max von Sydow, José Ferrer
Roles Duncan Idaho
Rating62% 3.1490753.1490753.1490753.1490753.149075
Ten thousand years in the futurethe known universe is ruled by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. The most important substance in the empire is the drug known as melange or "the spice". It has many special properties, such as extending life and expanding consciousness. The most profitable and important of its properties is its ability to assist the Spacing Guild with folding space, which allows safe, instantaneous interstellar travel.