Richard Carlson

Actor, Director, Writer

Actor, Director, Writer


The son of an attorney, Richard Carlson had an introspective quality to his performances and looked every inch the academic he first aspired to be. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota with a Master's Degree in English, the tall, dark-haired youth had a brief stint as a drama teacher at his alma mater. However, deciding on the ...
Birth date
1912-04-29
Death date
1977-11-24
Awards
1 win.
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


It Came from Outer Space
It Came from Outer Space
John Putnam (1953)
The Ghost Breakers
The Ghost Breakers
Geoff Montgomery (1940)
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
David Hewitt (1941)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorMobile One
(TV Series) Bill Quinton - The Middle Man (1975) ... Bill Quinton
1975
ActorKhan!
(TV Series) - Mask of Deceit (1975)
1975
ActorFreedom 2000
(Short) (voice)
1974
ActorOwen Marshall, Counselor at Law
(TV Series) Al Downes / Elliot Cord - Poor Children of Eve (1973) ... Al Downes - A Girl Named Tham (1973) ... Elliot Cord
1973
ActorCannon
(TV Series) Mr. Archibald / Owen McMahon - Moving Target (1973) ... Mr. Archibald - The Torch (1972) ... Owen McMahon
1972-1973
ActorLancer
(TV Series) Judah Abbott - Welcome to Genesis (1969) ... Judah Abbott
1969
ActorChange of Habit
Bishop Finley
1969
ActorThe Valley of Gwangi
Champ Connors
1969
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Harold David Dewitt - Moment of Truth (1969) ... Harold David Dewitt
1969
ActorIt Takes a Thief
(TV Series) Daniel K. Ryder - The Naked Billionaire (1969) ... Daniel K. Ryder
1969
ActorThe Power
Professor Norman E. Van Zandt
1968
ActorBonanza
(TV Series) Arch Hollinbeck - The Thirteenth Man (1968) ... Arch Hollinbeck
1968
ActorThe Doomsday Flight
(TV Movie) Chief Pilot Bob Shea
1966
ActorPerry Mason
(TV Series) Clete Hawley / Anthony Fry - The Case of the Avenging Angel (1966) ... Clete Hawley - The Case of the Tragic Trophy (1964) ... Anthony Fry
1964-1966
ActorKid Rodelo
Link
1966
ActorRawhide
(TV Series) Major Buford - Brush War at Buford (1965) ... Major Buford
1965
ActorDella
David Stafford
1965
ActorThe Virginian
(TV Series) Major Ralph Forrester / Sheriff Marden - Farewell to Honesty (1965) ... Major Ralph Forrester - Smile of a Dragon (1964) ... Sheriff Marden
1964-1965
ActorThe Christophers
(TV Series) - Make Decisions, Don't Avoid Them (1964)
1964
ActorWagon Train
(TV Series) Lt. Burns / Adam Vance - The Clay Shelby Story (1964) ... Lt. Burns - The Cassie Vance Story (1963) ... Adam Vance
1963-1964
ActorVoyage to the Bottom of the Sea
(TV Series) Lars Mattson - The Village of Guilt (1964) ... Lars Mattson
1964
ActorBurke's Law
(TV Series) Dr. Carol Smith / Nels Manning - Who Killed My Girl? (1964) ... Dr. Carol Smith - Who Killed Sweet Betsy ? (1963) ... Nels Manning
1963-1964
ActorThe Fugitive
(TV Series) Allan Pruitt - The Homecoming (1964) ... Allan Pruitt
1964
ActorArrest and Trial
(TV Series) Turner Leigh - Onward and Upward (1964) ... Turner Leigh
1964
ActorGoing My Way
(TV Series) Francis Delaney - Blessed Are the Meek (1963) ... Francis Delaney
1963
ActorThriller
(TV Series) Guy Guthrie - Kill My Love (1962) ... Guy Guthrie
1962
ActorBus Stop
(TV Series) George Whaley - Verdict of 12 (1962) ... George Whaley
1962
ActorThe Loretta Young Show
(TV Series) Radio Announcer / Larry Carlson - Linda (1960) ... Radio Announcer (voice) - The Best Season (1960) ... Larry Carlson
1960
ActorThe Aquanauts
(TV Series) Ross Porter - Rendezvous: 22 Fathoms (1960) ... Ross Porter
1960
ActorTormented
Tom Stewart
1960
ActorThe Chevy Mystery Show
(TV Series) Dr. Roy Flemming - Enough Rope (1960) ... Dr. Roy Flemming
1960
ActorRiverboat
(TV Series) Paul Drake - The Faithless (1959) ... Paul Drake
1959
ActorMackenzie's Raiders
(TV Series) Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie / Col. Ranald S. MacKenzie / Colonel Mackenzie / ... - Devil Trap (1959) ... Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie - Death Road (1959) ... Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie - Ambush (1959) ... Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie - Long Ride Home (1959) ... Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie - Captured in Mexico (1959) ... Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie Show all 39 episodes
1958-1959
ActorSchlitz Playhouse
(TV Series) Alan Mitchell / Lawrence 'Larry' Cameron / Kelly McCall / ... - And Practically Strangers (1959) ... Alan Mitchell - The Night They Won the Oscar (1956) ... Lawrence 'Larry' Cameron - Hemmed In (1954) ... Kelly McCall - Pursuit (1953) ... Josef Lindquist - The Playwright (1952)
1952-1959
ActorThe Unchained Goddess
(TV Movie) The Writer
1958
ActorStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Harvey Lindfield / Father - The Other Place (1958) ... Harvey Lindfield - Captain-General of the Armies (1952) ... Father - The Road to Jericho (1950)
1950-1958
ActorThe Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays
(TV Movie) The Fiction Writer
1957
ActorThe Helen Morgan Story
Russell Wade
1957
ActorHemo the Magnificent
(TV Movie) Mr. Fiction Writer
1957
ActorCrossroads
(TV Series) Father William Wendt / Rabbi Avraham Soltes - Call for Help (1957) ... Father William Wendt - The Happy Gift (1957) ... Rabbi Avraham Soltes
1957
ActorI Led 3 Lives
(TV Series) Herbert A. Philbrick - Rendezvous (1956) ... Herbert A. Philbrick - The Fiancee (1956) ... Herbert A. Philbrick - Student Contest (1956) ... Herbert A. Philbrick - New Member (1956) ... Herbert A. Philbrick - Missing (1956) ... Herbert A. Philbrick Show all 117 episodes
1953-1956
ActorClimax!
(TV Series) Cass Terhgune / Col. Dobie - The Secret Thread (1956) ... Cass Terhgune - Flame-Out in T-6 (1956) ... Col. Dobie
1956
ActorLux Video Theatre
(TV Series) Jerry Durrance / John - Now, Voyager (1956) ... Jerry Durrance - All Dressed in White (1954) ... John
1954-1956
ActorKraft Theatre
(TV Series) - Shadow of Evil (1956) - Tear Open the Skies (1956)
1956
ActorThree for Jamie Dawn
Martin Random
1956
ActorMatinee Theatre
(TV Series) - Three for the Money (1956)
1956
ActorOmnibus
(TV Series) (segment "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell") - The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1956) ... (segment "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell")
1956
ActorBengazi
Insp. Levering
1955
ActorThe Last Command
William B. Travis
1955
ActorAn Annapolis Story
Introductory Narrator (voice, uncredited)
1955
ActorThe Best of Broadway
(TV Series) Mike Connor - The Philadelphia Story (1954) ... Mike Connor
1954
ActorGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Archie Hawkins - Pardon My Aunt (1954) ... Archie Hawkins
1954
ActorCreature from the Black Lagoon
David Reed
1954
ActorRiders to the Stars
Dr. Jerry Lockwood
1954
ActorThe Golden Blade
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
1953
ActorAll I Desire
Henry Murdoch
1953
ActorThe Maze
Gerald MacTeam
1953
ActorIt Came from Outer Space
John Putnam
1953
ActorRobert Montgomery Presents
(TV Series) - Appointment in Samarra (1953) - Eva? Caroline? (1952)
1952-1953
ActorHollywood Opening Night
(TV Series) - My Boss and I (1953)
1953
ActorSeminole
Major Harlan Degan
1953
ActorThe Magnetic Monster
Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
1953
ActorThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) Clem Nosek - Adventure in Connecticut (1953) ... Clem Nosek
1953
ActorFlat Top
Lt. (j.g.) Joe Rodgers
1952
ActorThe Rose Bowl Story
Pre-credits Narrator (uncredited)
1952
ActorCelanese Theatre
(TV Series) - When Ladies Meet (1952)
1952
ActorRetreat, Hell!
Capt. Paul Hansen
1952
ActorWhispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard
Whispering Smith
1952
ActorThe Blue Veil
Gerald Kean
1951
ActorA Millionaire for Christy
Dr. Roland Cook
1951
ActorLights Out
(TV Series) Steenie - The Devil in Glencairn (1951) ... Steenie
1951
ActorCameo Theatre
(TV Series) - Avalanche (1951)
1951
ActorThe Ford Theatre Hour
(TV Series) Marlow - Heart of Darkness (restaged) (1951) ... Marlow - Heart of Darkness (1950) ... Marlow
1950-1951
ActorThe Prudential Family Playhouse
(TV Series) Biff Grimes - One Sunday Afternoon (1951) ... Biff Grimes
1951
ActorValentino
Bill King
1951
ActorThe Sound of Fury
Gil Stanton
1950
ActorKing Solomon's Mines
John Goode
1950
ActorPulitzer Prize Playhouse
(TV Series) Donald Ring Mellett - The Canton Story (1950) ... Donald Ring Mellett
1950
ActorBehind Locked Doors
Ross Stewart
1948
ActorThe Amazing Mr. X
Martin Abbott
1948
ActorSo Well Remembered
Charles Winslow / Charles Winslow Sr.
1947
ActorFor God and Country
(Short) Tom Manning
1943
ActorSucker Bait
(Documentary short) Bill - Soldier
1943
ActorThe Man from Down Under
'Nipper' Wilson
1943
ActorYoung Ideas
Tom Farrell
1943
ActorA Stranger in Town
Bill Adams
1943
ActorPresenting Lily Mars
Owen Vail
1943
ActorWhite Cargo
Mr. Langford
1942
ActorMy Heart Belongs to Daddy
Prof. Richard Inglethorpe Culbertson Kay, aka R.I.C. Kay, aka Rick
1942
ActorHighways by Night
Tommy Van Steel
1942
ActorThe Affairs of Martha
Jeff Sommerfield
1942
ActorFly-By-Night
Dr. Geoffrey Burton
1942
ActorThe Little Foxes
David Hewitt
1941
ActorHold That Ghost
Dr. Jackson
1941
ActorWest Point Widow
Dr. Jimmy Krueger
1941
ActorBack Street
Curt Stanton
1941
ActorNo, No, Nanette
Tom Gillespie
1940
ActorToo Many Girls
Clint Kelly
1940
ActorThe Howards of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
1940
ActorThe Ghost Breakers
Geoff Montgomery
1940
ActorBeyond Tomorrow
James Houston
1940
ActorLittle Accident
Perry Allerton
1939
ActorDancing Co-Ed
'Pug' Braddock
1939
ActorThese Glamour Girls
Joe
1939
ActorWinter Carnival
Professor John Welden
1939
ActorThe Duke of West Point
Jack West
1938
ActorThe Young in Heart
Duncan Macrae
1938
ActorDesert Death
(Short) MGM Reporter (uncredited)
1935
RoleTitleYear
DirectorKid Rodelo1966
DirectorThe Detectives
(TV Series) (7 episodes) - Crossed Wires (1962) - Escort (1961) - Hit and Miss (1961) - Shadow of His Brother (1961) - The Legend of Jim Riva (1961) Show all 7 episodes
1961-1962
DirectorAlcoa Premiere
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Breaking Point (1961)
1961
DirectorThe Loretta Young Show
(TV Series) (6 episodes) - The Forbidden Guests (1961) - Double Edge (1961) - The Lie (1961) - This Subtle Danger (1961) - Linda (1960) Show all 6 episodes
1960-1961
DirectorThriller
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Choose a Victim (1961)
1961
DirectorThis Man Dawson
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Juvenile Delinquent (1960) - The Source (1959)
1959-1960
DirectorThe Aquanauts
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Safecracker (1960)
1960
DirectorMen Into Space
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Christmas on the Moon (1959)
1959
DirectorThe Man and the Challenge
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Odds Against Survival (1959)
1959
DirectorMackenzie's Raiders
(TV Series) (3 episodes) - The Lucinda Cabot Affair (1959) - The Fast Gun (1959) - Apache Boy (1959)
1959
DirectorThe Saga of Hemp Brown1958
DirectorThe Unchained Goddess
(TV Movie)
1958
DirectorAppointment with a Shadow1957
DirectorFour Guns to the Border1954
DirectorRiders to the Stars1954
RoleTitleYear
WriterMannix
(TV Series) (1 episode) - The Green Man (1974)
1974
WriterOwen Marshall, Counselor at Law
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Charlie Gave Me Your Number (1972) ... (written by)
1972
WriterO'Hara, U.S. Treasury
(TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes) - Operation: Dorias (1972) ... (writer) - Operation: Spread (1971) ... (writer) - Operation: Offset (1971) ... (writer)
1971-1972
WriterIsland of the Lost
(screenplay) / (story)
1967
WriterOff to See the Wizard
(TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1967) (story by - 1 episode, 1967) - Island of the Lost: Part 1 (1967) ... (screenplay) / (story by)
WriterDaktari
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - The Scent of Fear (1967) ... (writer) - Return of the Killer: Part 1 (1966) ... (writer)
1966-1967
WriterThe Man and the Challenge
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Man Without Fear (1959) ... (written by)
1959
WriterMackenzie's Raiders
(TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes) - The Lucinda Cabot Affair (1959) ... (written by) - The Fast Gun (1959) ... (written by) - Apache Boy (1959) ... (written by)
1959
WriterJohnny Rocco
(story)
1958
WriterKraft Theatre
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Haunted (1955) ... (story)
1955
WriterSchlitz Playhouse
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - The Playwright (1952) ... (teleplay)
1952
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackWhite Cargo
(performer: "There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)" (1823), "Ma Blushin' Rosie" (1900) - uncredited)
1942
SoundtrackNo, No, Nanette
(performer: "I Want To Be Happy" (continued), "Tea For Two")
1940
SoundtrackToo Many Girls
(performer: "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (1939), "Conga" (1939) - uncredited)
1940
SoundtrackBeyond Tomorrow
(performer: "It's Raining Dreams" (1940), "Good King Wenceslas" (uncredited), "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (1854) (uncredited), "Home, Sweet Home" (1823) (uncredited), "Louisiana Lady" (uncredited))
1940
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Colgate Comedy Hour
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Episode #6.11 (1955) ... Self - Actor
1955
SelfEye Witness
(TV Series) Self - Host / Narrator - Statement of the Accused (1953) ... Self - Host / Narrator
1953
SelfThe Kate Smith Evening Hour
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 March 1952 (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfGeneral Electric Guest House
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1951) ... Self - Richard Carlson, Ethel Waters, Ilona Massey, Professor Irwin Corey (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfWonderful Town, U.S.A.
(TV Series) Self - Senator Hubert Humphrey, Richard Carlson, Cedric Adams, Gil Lamb (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfThe Ken Murray Show
(TV Series) Self - Joan Bennett/Richard Carlson (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfYour Show of Shows
(TV Series) Self - Guest Performer - Episode #2.29 (1951) ... Self - Guest Performer
1951
SelfJungle Safari
(Documentary short) Self
1950
SelfFury in the Pacific
(Documentary short) Narrator (voice, uncredited)
1945
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageL'antre du Mea
(TV Series documentary) Self - Gremlins (1984) (2017) ... Self
2017
Archive footageBefore the Flood
(Documentary) Self
2016
Archive footage3-D Rarities
(Documentary)
2015
Archive footageFrontline
(TV Series documentary) Self - Heat (2008) ... Self
2008
Archive footageCinemassacre's Monster Madness
(TV Series documentary) David Reed - Creature from the Black Lagoon (2007) ... David Reed
2007
Archive footageBudd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That
(TV Movie documentary) Maj. Harlan Degan
2005
Archive footageThe Universe According to Universal
(Video documentary short) Various Roles (uncredited)
2002
Archive footageFilm Breaks
(TV Series documentary) Self - Wheeling Them In (1999) ... Self
1999
Archive footageThe Republic Pictures Story
(TV Movie documentary) William B. Travis (clip from The Last Command (1955)) (uncredited)
1991
Archive footageGremlins
Dr. Research (uncredited)
1984
Archive footageJack Arnold erzählt
(TV Series documentary) John Putnam - Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1983) ... John Putnam (uncredited)
1983
Archive footageThe 50th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
1978
Archive footageFootlights Theater
(TV Series) Clem Nosek - Adventure in Connecticut (1953) ... Clem Nosek
1953
Archive footageThe Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story
(Documentary)
1951