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      Richard Libertini

      Richard Libertini

      Highest Rated: 100% DuckTales, the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

      Birthday: May 21, 1933

      Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

      While Richard Libertini, who grew up in Massachusetts, was of Italian descent, his acting career took off as he began to parlay his distinct look into playing various ethnicities with a variety of accents. In the 1960s, he started off in comedy, as part of Second City in Chicago and as an original member of the Off-Broadway production "The Mad Show" that was based off on Mad Magazine. His early comedic success translated into character roles and guest spots, first on film with the William Friedkin musical comedy "The Night They Raided Minsky's" (1968) and soon after on television in episodes of "That Girl" (ABC 1966-1971) and "Mary Tyler Moore" (CBS 1970-77). For the rest of the '70s, Libertini was a regular fixture in various shows, including multi-episode runs on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (Syndicated 1976-77) and "Soap" (ABC 1977-1981). His broad comedic and ethnic range hit the big time in his memorable turn as General Garcia in the madcap comedy "The In-Laws" (1979). Right after, Libertini appeared in Robert Altman's "Popeye" (1980) and appeared alongside Burt Reynolds in "Sharky's Machine" (1981) and "Best Friends" (1982). He created another memorable character shortly after in the Chevy Chase-starring "Fletch" (1985) and "Fletch Lives" (1989) as the titular character's befuddled copy chief. He furthered his character actor reputation throughout the '80s with roles in "Unfaithfully Yours" (1984) and the Steve Martin-starring "All of Me" (1984). In the early '90s, Libertini also dabbled in voice acting, chiefly as the genie Dijon in Disney's "DuckTales" (1987-1990). His last credited role was in "Dolphin Tale" (2011). In 2014, Libertini was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in early 2016.

      Highest rated movies

      Days of Heaven
      The In-Laws
      All of Me
      Sharky's Machine
      Dolphin Tale
      Fletch
      The Out-of-Towners
      Best Friends

      Photos

      ALL OF ME, Richard Libertini, 1984, (c)Universal EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ITALIAN, from left: Richard Libertini, John Ebos III, John Kapelos, 2007. ©Roadside Attractions EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ITALIAN, from left: John Ebos III, John Kapelos, Richard Libertini, 2007. ©Roadside Attractions POPEYE, Richard Libertini, Robin Williams, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, 1980, (c) Paramount BIG TROUBLE, Richard Libertini (left) Charles Durning (center), 1986. ©Columbia Pictures FLETCH, Richard Libertini, Chevy Chase , Geena Davis, 1985, (c)Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      81% 80% Dolphin Tale Fisherman (Character) $72.3M 2011
      No Score Yet 74% A Grandpa for Christmas Karl Sugerman (Character) - 2007
      9% 33% Everybody Wants to Be Italian Aldo "Papa" Tempesti (Character) $350.8K 2007
      No Score Yet 25% The 4th Tenor Vincenzo (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 62% Vendetta Giovanni Provenzano (Character) - 1999
      52% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Rabbi Gelb (Character) $129.8M 1998
      20% 20% Telling You Mr. P (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 61% Columbo: Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Character) - 1998
      57% 64% Nell Alexander Paley (Character) $31.7M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cultivating Charlie Glosser (Character) - 1994
      15% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Ed Rifkin (Character) - 1990
      100% 69% DuckTales, the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Dijon (Voice) $18.1M 1990
      37% 55% Fletch Lives Frank Walker (Character) $32.9M 1989
      14% 40% Animal Behavior Doctor Parrish (Character) - 1989
      11% 19% The Lemon Sisters Nicholas Panas (Character) $3.0M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steal the Sky Unknown (Character) - 1988
      14% 25% Big Trouble Dr. Lopez (Character) - 1986
      78% 81% Fletch Frank Walker (Character) - 1985
      33% 45% Unfaithfully Yours Giuseppe (Character) - 1984
      85% 67% All of Me Prahka Lasa (Character) - 1984
      10% 18% Deal of the Century Masaggi (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk Rev. Sun Yi Day (Character) - 1983
      62% 30% Best Friends Jorge Medina (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup for One Angelo (Character) - 1982
      83% 62% Sharky's Machine Nosh (Character) - 1981
      58% 39% Popeye Geezil (Character) - 1980
      90% 83% The In-Laws General Garcia (Character) - 1979
      93% 89% Days of Heaven Vaudeville Leader (Character) - 1978
      63% 70% The Out-of-Towners Baggage Man (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 37% Don't Drink the Water Father Drobney (Character) - 1969

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% Sonny With a Chance Izzy (Guest Star) 2010
      93% 72% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      91% 89% Monk Dr. David Sobin (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Luciano Baca (Guest Star) 2000
      67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1999
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Sheik Yarami (Guest Star) 1998
      44% No Score Yet Jenny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Akorem Laan (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Carson Robbins (Guest Star) 1993 1995-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      50% No Score Yet The Fanelli Boys Father Angelo Lombardi (Character) 1990-1991
      No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Dijon (Guest Voice) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Adam Boyer (Guest Star) 1978-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Twillmer (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tabitha Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 92% Soap Unknown (Character) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Rick (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Painter 1 (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Neighbor (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Big Chicken (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970