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Richard Beymer

Born in Avoca, Iowa and moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s, Richard Beymer acted in various films while attending North Hollywood High School. He enjoys making his own films and has a film used in a PBS series on the civil rights movement. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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West Side Story
The Longest Day
The Longest Day Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks Benjamin Horne
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank Peter Van Daan


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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Benjamin Horne
- Part 7 (2017) ... Benjamin Horne
- Part 1 (2017) ... Benjamin Horne
 2008 Sadie's Waltz (Short)
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Richard Collins
- Against All Odds (2001) ... Richard Collins
 2000 Home the Horror Story
Bob Parkinson
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Martin Fizer
- Ceremony of Innocence (1999) ... Martin Fizer
 1998 Playing Patti
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Douglas Bradford
- Noir (1998) ... Douglas Bradford
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Bob Haldeman
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Franklin
- Sanguinarium (1996) ... Dr. Jack Franklin
 1996 Foxfire
Mr. Parks
 1996 Flipper (TV Series)
Andrew Cantrell
- Sharks (1996) ... Andrew Cantrell
 1996 The Little Death
 1996 A Face to Die For (TV Movie)
Dr. Matthew Sheridan
 1987-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dirk Mathison / Lou Keramides / Richard Lefko / ...
- The Dark Side of the Door (1996) ... Dirk Mathison
- Love & Hate in Cabot Cove (1993) ... Lou Keramides
- The Sound of Murder (1993) ... Richard Lefko
- The List of Yuri Lermentov (1991) ... Charles Lawton Standish
- The Way to Dusty Death (1987) ... Morgan McCormack
 1994 State of Emergency (TV Movie)
Dr. Ronald Frames
 1993 Under Investigation (Video)
Dr. Jerry Parsons
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Li Nalas
- The Siege (1993) ... Li Nalas
- The Circle (1993) ... Li Nalas
- The Homecoming (1993) ... Li Nalas
 1992 The Presence (TV Movie)
 1992 Blackbelt
Eddie Deangelo
 1987-1988 Buck James (TV Series)
- Heal Thyself (1988) ... Max
- Absalom, Absalom (1987) ... Max
 1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Mr. Locke
- The Gospel Truth (1988) ... Mr. Locke
 1987 Dallas (TV Series)
Jeff Larkin
- Bedtime Stories (1987) ... Jeff Larkin
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Ray Adamson
- All Creatures Great... and Not So Great (1986) ... Ray Adamson
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
Allan Breed
 1983 Cross Country
Evan Bley
 1975-1980 Insight (TV Series)
God / Josh / Train Conductor
- God in the Dock (1980) ... God
- Resurrection (1980) ... Josh
- Somewhere Before (1975) ... Train Conductor
 1973 The Innerview
 1969 Scream Free!
 1958-1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Zeb Fallon / John Owens
- Dress for a Desert Girl (1968) ... Zeb Fallon
- The Telescope Eye (1958) ... John Owens (as Dick Beymer)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Harry Williams
- The Survival School Affair (1967) ... Harry Williams
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ralph Belmonte
- Guilty or Not Guilty (1966) ... Ralph Belmonte
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frank Colter / Mark Shannon
- Show Me a Hero (1965) ... Frank Colter
- You Take the High Road (1965) ... Mark Shannon
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Werner Schiff
- The Easter Breach (1965) ... Werner Schiff
 1963 The Stripper
Kenny Baird
 1962 Five Finger Exercise
Philip Harrington
 1961 Bachelor Flat
Mike Pulaski
 1960 High Time
Bob Bannerman
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
LeRoy Cadman
- Dark December (1959) ... LeRoy Cadman
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- On the Brink (1959)
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- On the Brink (1958) ... Mark
 1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Joe Belden
- Man Hunt (1958) ... Joe Belden (as Dick Beymer)
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
John Thompson
- The Brothers (1958) ... John Thompson
 1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Ennis Thompson
- The Soapbox Kid (1958) ... Ennis Thompson
 1956-1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Freddie Baxter / The Boyfriend
- The Non-Orgs (1957) ... Freddie Baxter (as Dick Beymer)
- Terry Has a Date (1956) ... The Boyfriend (as Dick Beymer)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Shep Jolland
- The Bitter Land (1957) ... Shep Jolland
 1957 26 Men (TV Series)
Tod Devers
- Dead Man in Tucson (1957) ... Tod Devers (as Dick Beymer)
 1957 Johnny Tremain
Rab Silsbee (as Dick Beymer)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Luke Burnette
- An Eye for an Eye (1957) ... Luke Burnette
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Gentle Conqueror (1954)
 1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife
Paul Stevens (as Dick Beymer)
 1951 Fourteen Hours (uncredited)
 1949 Sandy Dreams (TV Series)
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[on his attitude towards Natalie Wood on the set of West Side Story (1961) and at a later date]: "I think there was a residue of animosity toward Natalie because of that test for Rebel [Without a Cause], and it contributed to our situation. But a few years later we caught sight of each other at a nightclub on Sunset Strip. Natalie waved, came over to my table, and we talked for a few moments. She... See more »


In 1964, Beymer traveled to Mississippi to volunteer in the civil rights movement (that summer was later dubbed "Freedom Summer"). Beymer took a Bolex camera with him; he later edited his footage into a documentary titled "A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer." Beymer's footage has also been edited into many other documentaries on the civil rights era, including Eyes on the Prize and Freedom ... See more »

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