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      Richard Ward

      Richard Ward

      Highest Rated: 82% The Jerk (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Mandingo (1975)

      Birthday: Mar 15, 1915

      Birthplace: Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA

      Actor Richard Ward was known for his roles on the silver screen. Ward's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the John Whitmore dramatic adaptation "Black Like Me" (1964), the Ivan Dixon drama "Nothing But a Man" (1964) and the Hampton Clanton dramatic adaptation "The Cool World" (1964). He also appeared in "The Learning Tree" (1969), the fantasy "Brother John" (1971) with Sidney Poitier and "Across 110th Street" (1972). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC, 1974-75). He also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Good Times" (CBS, 1973-79) and "Beacon Hill" (CBS, 1975-76). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the comedy "For Pete's Sake" (1974) with Barbra Streisand and the James Mason action film "Mandingo" (1975). Ward took on film roles in more recent years, appearing in "Death Collector" (1976), "The Jerk" (1979) and "Brubaker" (1980) with Robert Redford. Ward was most recently credited in "The Bride in Black" (ABC, 1990-91). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1975-77). He also was featured in the TV movie "Contract on Cherry Street" (NBC, 1977-78). Ward passed away in July 1979 at the age of 64.

      Highest rated movies

      The Jerk
      Across 110th Street
      The Learning Tree
      Brubaker
      For Pete's Sake
      Mandingo

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      75% 74% Brubaker Abraham Cook (Character) - 1980
      82% 84% The Jerk Father (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree Unknown (Character) - 1978
      29% 64% Mandingo Agamemnon (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Captain Dobey/Julius T. Washington (Character) - 1975
      56% 53% For Pete's Sake Bernie (Character) - 1974
      82% 79% Across 110th Street Doc Johnson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 53% Brother John Frank (Character) - 1971
      76% 86% The Learning Tree Booker Savage (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barefoot in Athens Satyros (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 80% Black Like Me Burt Wilson (Character) - 1964

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Henry Evans (Guest Star) 1975-1976 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Ben (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1970