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Dick Simmons (1913–2003)

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Simmons later moved to Minneapolis where he attended West High School and then the University of Minnesota. While at university he competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. He left the Twin Cities in the 1930s and spent several years traveling the world, working on freighters... See full bio »

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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Sgt. Preston / Sergeant Preston / Segeant Preston
Death Valley Days Ben Frazier / Floyd Webster / George Hook / Lt. Bascom / Lt. John C. Fremont / Meriwether Lewis / Peter Ogden / Senator William Stewart


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 1977 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (TV Movie)
 1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
Adams (as Richard Simmons)
 1971 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Mr. Delafield
- Tell It Like It Is (1971) ... Mr. Delafield (as Richard Simmons)
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
- Man Without a Heart (1969) ... Slidell (uncredited)
 1965-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Ben Frazier / Senator William Stewart / Meriwether Lewis / ...
- Tracy's Triumph (1969) ... Ben Frazier (as Richard Simmons)
- How to Beat a Badman (1969) ... Senator William Stewart (as Richard Simmons)
- The Girl Who Walked the West (1967) ... Meriwether Lewis (as Richard Simmons)
- Chicken Bill (1967) ... George Hook (as Richard Simmons)
- The Hero of Apache Pass (1966) ... Lt. Bascom (as Richard Simmons)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- The Great Chess Gambit (1969) ... General (as Richard Simmons)
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Gen. Bixby (as Richard Simmons)
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Marcus Denner
- The Hammer (1967) ... Marcus Denner (as Richard Simmons)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
General Bennett
- One of Our Bombs Is Missing (1966) ... General Bennett (as Richard Simmons)
 1965 A Letter to Nancy
Ben (as Richard Simmons)
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Balding
- Tin Can Man (1964) ... Mr. Balding (as Richard Simmons)
 1964 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Baxter
- Test of Love (1964) ... Dr. Ben Baxter (as Richard Simmons)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Prosecutor (as Richard Simmons)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Joseph Galdamez
- An Echo of Conscience (1964) ... Joseph Galdamez
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mr. Ogden
- The Case of the Decadent Dean (1963) ... Mr. Ogden (as Richard Simmons)
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident at El Crucero (1963) ... Stranger (as Richard Simmons)
 1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Hardwick
- The Journey: Part 4 (1963) ... Sgt. Major Hardwick (as Richard Simmons)
- The Journey: Part 3 (1963) ... Sgt. Major Hardwick (as Richard Simmons)
 1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Kenneth Langley / Ken Langley
- Beaver, the Caddy (1963) ... Kenneth Langley (as Richard Simmons)
- The Parking Attendants (1963) ... Ken Langley (as Richard Simmons)
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Jock Sutherland
- Diplomatic Mission (1962) ... Jock Sutherland (as Richard Simmons)
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
- The Left Side of Canada (1962) ... Lawyer
 1962 Sergeants 3
Col. William Collingwood (as Richard Simmons)
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
- Client: Vardon (1959) ... (uncredited)
 1955-1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Sgt. Preston / Sergeant Preston / Segeant Preston
- The Criminal Collie (1958) ... Sergeant Preston (as Richard Simmons)
- Boy Alone (1958) ... Sergeant Preston (as Richard Simmons)
- Outlaw in Uniform (1958) ... Sgt. Preston (as Richard Simmons)
- Escape to the North (1958) ... Sgt. Preston
- The Diamond Collar (1958) ... Sergeant Preston (as Richard Simmons)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Major Hobart
- The Case of Operation Sabotage (1955) ... Major Hobart
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Mr. Grigman (uncredited)
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Sergeant with Signalman (uncredited)
 1955 You're Never Too Young
Professor (uncredited)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Attorney Crane
- Honest Cop (1955) ... Attorney Crane
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Movie Dance Director (uncredited)
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Realtor Culver
- The Quentin Harwood Story (1955) ... Realtor Culver
 1953-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- Brief Affair (1955) ... Doctor
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Greg Wells
- 600 Seconds (1955) ... Greg Wells
 1955 Crusade for Freedom (TV Movie)
Cotton Mather (as Richard Simmons)
 1952-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Hat (1954)
- One Plus One (1953)
- The Exile (1952)
 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris
American Officer (uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Producer / Benefactor (uncredited)
 1951-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
King Holman / Bill Tucker / Land Agent
- Riders of the Hooded League (1954) ... King Holman
- The Hermit of Indian Ridge (1954) ... Bill Tucker (as Richard Simmons)
- Spoilers of California (1951) ... Land Agent
 1954 Rogue Cop
Det. Ralston (uncredited)
 1954 Brigadoon
New York Club Patron (uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window
Man with Miss Torso (uncredited)
 1954 Man with the Steel Whip
Jerry Randall / El Latigo (as Richard Simmons)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Ben Thompson
- Ben Thompson (1954) ... Ben Thompson (as Richard Simmons)
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Live Forever (1954)
- The Diamond Lens (1953) ... (as Richard Simmons)
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady
Lt. Wayne Kimbrell
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Manville Harlan / Detective
- Village in the City (1954) ... Manville Harlan (as Richard Simmons)
- A Man of the World (1953) ... Detective (as Richard Simmons)
 1954 Alarm (TV Movie)
Lt. Larry Jones
 1954 Dragonfly Squadron
Col. Wolf Schuller (as Richard Simmons)
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Hugh Campion
- Marriageable Male (1954) ... Hugh Campion
- Just What the Doctor Ordered (1953) ... (as Richard Simmons)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Jaye Thornton
- Tuna Clipper ... Jaye Thornton
 1953 Easy to Love
MC of Citrus Queen Contest (uncredited)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Bank Client (uncredited)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Lieutenant Harrigan
- Key in the Lock (1953) ... Lieutenant Harrigan
 1953 Flight Nurse
Lt. Tommy Metcalfe (as Richard Simmons)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952-1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- The Hooded Vern (1952) ... Norman (as Richard Simmons)
 1953 So This Is Love
Actor in 'Time on My Hands' Number (uncredited)
 1953 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mr. East-Station Owner in Deadeye Skit
- Deadeye from Mars (1953) ... Mr. East-Station Owner in Deadeye Skit
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Army Captain (as Richard Simmons)
 1953 Battle Circus
Capt. Norson
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- The Witness (1953) ... Hank
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Arthur Lyndon / Mr. Reese
- The Third Eye (1953) ... Arthur Lyndon (uncredited)
- Beauty Prize (1953) ... Mr. Reese (as Richard Simmons)
 1952 Above and Beyond
Bob Lewis
 1952 Thunderbirds
Capt. Norton
 1952 Desperate Search
Communicator (Vancouver Radio)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie
Dunning Foster (as Richard Simmons)
 1952 Glory Alley
 1952 The Sellout
Fisher - Haven's Assistant (uncredited)
 1952 The Girl in White
Fireman (uncredited)
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
Egbert 'Bert' Van Alstyne (uncredited)
 1951 The Well
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Larry Moss (uncredited)
 1951 No Questions Asked
Gordon N. Jessman
 1951 Mr. Imperium
Air Force Colonel (uncredited)
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Flight Official (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Television Announcer
 1950 To Please a Lady
Regina's Radio Show Announcer (uncredited)
 1950 Duchess of Idaho
Alec I. Collins
 1949 The Great Sinner
Gambler with Betting Story (uncredited)
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining
Henry Doran
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
Mr. Magoo (uncredited)
 1949 Act of Violence
Veteran (uncredited)
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Count de Wardes (uncredited)
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
 1948 Easter Parade
Al - Ziegfeld Aide (uncredited)
 1948 The Pirate
Captain (uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You
George Blaine
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary
 1947 This Time for Keeps
 1947 Undercover Maisie
Gilfred I. Rogers
 1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Dane Kittridge
 1946 Lady in the Lake
Chris Lavery
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Capt. Fred Avery
 1943 Pilot #5
Henry Willoughby Claven
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Douglas Sutton
 1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Lt. (jg) Royce
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Dr. Fletcher (uncredited)
 1942 Keep 'Em Sailing (Short)
Agent Walsh - Sinclaire's Aide (uncredited)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
Paul Brandt, George's Beau
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Ranger Red Cameron (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Marching Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 Pirates on Horseback
Cheated Gambler (uncredited)
 1940 King of the Royal Mounted
Constable Carter (uncredited)
 1940 One Million B.C.
Shell Person (uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade
H4 Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1937 A Million to One
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Richard Simmons


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[on Eddie Dew, who directed many episodes of Simmons' series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955)] Eddie was a prince of a guy, one of the nicest men that ever lived. He directed all of the earlier summer episodes with the horse, and many of the winter shows. He'd been on Broadway as a singer, had a beautiful voice. See more »


Children names Michael & Sue.

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