Richard Crenna

Biography

Date of Birth 30 November 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA Date of Death 17 January 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA (pancreatic cancer) Birth Name Richard Donald Crenna Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) Richard Donald Crenna was an American actor. He had a long career in films, appearing in such movies as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, First Blood (and its following Rambo sequels), Hot Shots! Part Deux and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna was born in Los Angeles, California to Italian immigrants from Tuscany.[1] His father was a pharmacist and his mother managed a hotel. He attended Belmont High School and the University of Southern California. Crenna got his acting start on radio, appearing in My Favorite Husband, Boy Scout Jamboree, A Date With Judy, The Great Gildersleeve and Our Miss Brooks. He remained with the cast of the latter show when it transitioned to television. When Our Miss Brooks underwent a format change, writing out his character Walter Denton, he moved to another television program, The Real McCoys starring Walter Brennan. Crenna played the lead in a television series for one season in 1964's Slattery's People. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Blvd. Suffering from pancreatic cancer, Crenna died on January 17, 2003 of heart failure in Los Angeles, California at the age of 76. At the time of his death, he had a recurring role in the television series Judging Amy. On the show, his death was recognized by the death of the character he portrayed. Crenna's son, Richard Anthony Crenna, is also an actor.

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Birth Name

Richard Donald Crenna

Birth Place

Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Date

11/30/1926

Death Date

1/17/2003
Known For
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First Blood

Trautman

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Rambo III

Trautman

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Leviathan

Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson

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Body Heat

Edmund Walker

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Wrongfully Accused

Lieutenant Fergus Falls

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Breakheart Pass

Gov. Richard Fairchild

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Un Flic

Simon

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Death Ship

Trevor Marshall

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Father (voice) (uncredited)

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Star!

Richard Aldrich, Producer

Starring In
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Out of the Ashes

Jake Smith

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The Day Reagan Was Shot

Ronald Reagan

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Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For

Warren Pierce

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Wrongfully Accused

Lieutenant Fergus Falls

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Legendary Lighthouses

Narrator (voice)

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Professor Aronnax

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The Real Las Vegas - The Complete Story

Narrator (voice)

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Sabrina

Patrick Tyson

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A Pyromaniac's Love Story

Tom Lumpke (uncredited)

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Jade

Lew Edwards

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Hot Shots! Part Deux

Col. Denton Walters

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Terror on Track 9

Det. Frank Janek

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Intruders

Dr. Neil Chase 2 episodes, 1992

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And the Sea Will Tell

Vincent Bugliosi

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Murder in Black and White

Frank Janek

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Montana

Hoyce Guthrie

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Leviathan

Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson

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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

Sgt. Bob Grogan

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Rambo III

Trautman

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A Case of Deadly Force

Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.

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Summer Rental

Al Pellet

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Rambo: First Blood Part II

Trautman

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The Flamingo Kid

Phil Brody

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Terror in the Aisles

Mike Talman (in 'Wait Until Dark') (archive footage) (uncredited)

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First Blood

Trautman

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Body Heat

Edmund Walker

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Death Ship

Trevor Marshall

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Stone Cold Dead

Sgt. Boyd

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Devil Dog: Hound of Hell

Mike Barry

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The Evil

C.J. Arnold

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A Fire in the Sky

Jason Voight

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Breakheart Pass

Gov. Richard Fairchild

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The Man Called Noon

Noon

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Double Indemnity

Walter Neff

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Father (voice) (uncredited)

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Un Flic

Simon

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Catlow

Cowan

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Doctors' Wives

Dr. Peter Brennan

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Marooned

Jim Pruett

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Midas Run

Mike Warden

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Star!

Richard Aldrich, Producer

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Wait Until Dark

Mike Talman

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The Sand Pebbles

Captain Collins

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Made in Paris

Herb Stone

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The Real McCoys: Complete Season 1

Luke McCoy / ... (224 episodes, 1957-1963)

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Over-Exposed

Russell Bassett

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The Pride of St. Louis

Paul Dean

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Die Feuerspringer von Montana

Noxon (uncredited)

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It Grows on Trees

Ralph Bowen

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Starlift

Movie Theater Usher (uncredited)

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Let's Dance

Bit Part (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

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