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Ricou Browning is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Other American born on 16 february 1930 at Fort Pierce (USA)

Ricou Browning

Ricou Browning
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Nationality USA
Birth 16 february 1930 (91 years) at Fort Pierce (USA)

Ricou Browning (born November 23, 1930) is an American film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, underwater cinematographer and stuntman. He is best known for his underwater stunt work, playing the Gill-man in Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us. Other actors portrayed the creature on land. He is also the only actor to have portrayed the creature more than once. He is the only surviving Gill-man actor, and the last surviving original Universal Monster.

Browning worked at Wakulla Springs in the 1940s and learned to perform in underwater newsreels conceived by Newton Perry, who later took Browning along when he opened Weeki Wachee.

Browning directed the underwater scenes in Thunderball (1966 Academy Award winner for special visual effects), underwater scenes in Caddyshack (1980) and coordinated marine stunts in an episode of Boardwalk Empire (2010). A Florida native, Browning was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2012.

Biography

He has a son, Ricou Browning, Jr., who is an underwater cinematographer and stuntman.

Best films

Thunderball (1965)
(Director)
Caddyshack (1980)
(Director)

Usually with

Ivan Tors
Ivan Tors
(4 films)
Luke Halpin
Luke Halpin
(3 films)
Jack Arnold
Jack Arnold
(3 films)
Kevin McClory
Kevin McClory
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ricou Browning (10 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Flipper's New Adventure, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals
Actors Luke Halpin, Pamela Franklin, Tom Helmore, Brian Kelly, Helen Cherry, Francesca Annis
Rating61% 3.0537353.0537353.0537353.0537353.053735
Boy Sandy et Flipper sont aux Bahamas où ils harcèlent un tas de brigands qui retienne une famille anglaise.
The Creature Walks Among Us, 1h18
Directed by John Sherwood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Jeff Morrow, Ricou Browning, Rex Reason, Don Megowan, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer
Roles The Gill Man (in water)
Rating58% 2.90012.90012.90012.90012.9001
Following the Gill-man's escape from Ocean Harbor, Florida, a team of scientists led by the deranged and cold-hearted Dr. William Barton (Jeff Morrow) aboard the Vagabondia III. to capture the creature in the Everglades. Barton is mentally unstable and apparently abusive husband to his wife Marcia (Leigh Snowden), as he becomes very jealous and paranoid when Marcia is with other men. Their guide Jed Grant (Gregg Palmer) makes numerous passes on Marcia, with Barton becoming paranoid about the two.
Revenge of the Creature, 1h22
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Clint Eastwood, Nestor Paiva, Ricou Browning
Roles The Creature (some scenes)
Rating57% 2.8514552.8514552.8514552.8514552.851455
Having previously survived being riddled with bullets, the Gill-man is captured and sent to the Ocean Harbor Oceanarium in Florida, where he is studied by animal psychologist Professor Clete Ferguson (John Agar) and ichthyology student Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson).
Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1h19
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Adventure, Horror
Actors Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Ben Chapman, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva
Roles The Gill Man (in water)
Rating69% 3.498923.498923.498923.498923.49892
A geology expedition in the Amazon uncovers fossilized evidence from the Devonian period of a link between land and sea animals in the form of a skeletal hand with webbed fingers. Expedition leader Dr. Carl Maia (Antonio Moreno) visits his friend and former student, Dr. David Reed (Richard Carlson), an ichthyologist who works at an aquarium in California and has been a guest at Maia's marine biology institute in Brazil for over a month. Reed persuades his boss, the financially-minded Dr. Mark Williams (Richard Denning), to fund a return expedition to the Amazon to look for the remainder of the skeleton.

Director

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, 1h30
Directed by Ricou Browning, Alan Myerson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Actors David Graf, Michael Winslow, Bubba Smith, Leslie Easterbrook, Matt McCoy, G. W. Bailey
Rating47% 2.354722.354722.354722.354722.35472
Captain Harris finally finds the goods he needs to push Commandant Eric Lassard out at the Police Academy: he is one year late for mandatory retirement. But before he retires, Lassard is chosen as "Police Officer of the Decade", and brings his favorite graduates—Sgts. Hightower, Jones, Tackleberry and Hooks, Lt. Callahan, and new graduate Officer Thomas "House" Conklin—to the National Police Chiefs Convention in Miami Beach to celebrate with him. While there, they meet his nephew, Sgt. Nick Lassard of the Miami Police Department. Lassard unwittingly takes a bag belonging to jewel thieves containing stolen diamonds.
Caddyshack
Caddyshack (1980)
, 1h38
Directed by Harold Ramis, Ricou Browning
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Cindy Morgan
Rating72% 3.647743.647743.647743.647743.64774
Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) works as a caddy at the upscale Bushwood Country Club to raise enough money to go to college. Danny often caddies for Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), a suave and talented golfer and the son of one of Bushwood's co-founders. Danny decides to gain favor with Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight), the country club's stodgy co-founder and director of the Caddy Scholarship program, by caddying for him. Meanwhile, Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), one of the greenskeepers, is entrusted with combatting a potentially disastrous gopher infestation. Throughout the film, Carl tries a variety of methods to kill the gopher (e.g. shooting, drowning) without success.
Hello Down There, 1h38
Directed by Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Charlotte Rae
Rating59% 2.955082.955082.955082.955082.95508
Fred Miller (Tony Randall) must prove that his new design for an underwater home is viable by convincing his family to live in it for 30 days. His son and daughter (Gary Tigerman and Kay Cole) are members of an emerging pop rock band (Richard Dreyfuss and Lou Wagner) whom they invite to live with them during the experiment. Their temporary home, which Miller dubs the "Green Onion," is 90 feet below the surface of the ocean and is filled with super-modern appliances and amenities for house-wife Vivian (Janet Leigh) all designed by Miller, and a hole in the floor providing direct access to the sea.
Thunderball, 2h4
Directed by Ricou Browning, Terence Young, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Desmond Llewelyn
Rating69% 3.497283.497283.497283.497283.49728
James Bond—MI6 agent 007 and sometimes simply "007"—attends the funeral of Colonel Jacques Bouvar, a SPECTRE operative (Number 6). Bouvar is alive and disguised as his own widow, but Bond identifies him. Following him to a château, Bond fights and kills him, escaping using a jetpack and his Aston Martin DB5.

Scriptwriter

Flipper
Flipper (1996)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals
Actors Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jessica Wesson, Jonathan Banks, Chelsea Field, Isaac Hayes
Roles Story
Rating53% 2.653952.653952.653952.653952.65395
Sandy Ricks is sent off for the summer to stay with his Uncle Porter in the seaside town of Coral Key. Initially, Sandy is unenthusiastic, and is upset that he's going to miss a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert which he already bought tickets for.
Flipper's New Adventure, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals
Actors Luke Halpin, Pamela Franklin, Tom Helmore, Brian Kelly, Helen Cherry, Francesca Annis
Rating61% 3.0537353.0537353.0537353.0537353.053735
Boy Sandy et Flipper sont aux Bahamas où ils harcèlent un tas de brigands qui retienne une famille anglaise.
Flipper
Flipper (1963)
, 1h27
Directed by James B. Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Kathleen Maguire, Joe Higgins, Robertson White
Roles Story
Rating60% 3.0478353.0478353.0478353.0478353.047835
Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin) is a young boy living in the Florida Keys who rescues and befriends a dolphin injured by a harpoon. His father, fisherman Porter Ricks (Chuck Connors) is upset as dolphins compete for fish which jeopardizes the family income. He is also upset that, after befriending the dolphin, Sandy neglects his chores especially those assigned by his Dad repairing various items damaged by a dangerous hurricane, from which Sandy and Porter escape at the beginning of the movie.

Producer

Flipper
Flipper (1963)
, 1h27
Directed by James B. Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Kathleen Maguire, Joe Higgins, Robertson White
Roles Associate Producer
Rating60% 3.0478353.0478353.0478353.0478353.047835
Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin) is a young boy living in the Florida Keys who rescues and befriends a dolphin injured by a harpoon. His father, fisherman Porter Ricks (Chuck Connors) is upset as dolphins compete for fish which jeopardizes the family income. He is also upset that, after befriending the dolphin, Sandy neglects his chores especially those assigned by his Dad repairing various items damaged by a dangerous hurricane, from which Sandy and Porter escape at the beginning of the movie.

Cameraman