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Richard Chamberlain

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Reputed actor who starred in Dr. Kildare in 1961. The function gained him a Golden World Award for Greatest Efficiency by an Professional in a FILM Made for Tv. He was a monitor star in senior high school and university. His dad was a well-known Alcoholics Anonymous loudspeaker, even though this function didn’t make his profession he performed Jason Bourne in 1988 edition from the Bourne Identification. He became romantically associated with professional Martin Rabbett in 1976 and split up with her this year 2010. He starred in it mini-series The Thorn Wild birds with Rachel Ward.

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Full Name Richard Chamberlain
Date Of Birth March 31, 1934
Place Of Birth Beverly Hills, CA
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Pomona College, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Parents Charles Axiom Chamberlain, Elsa Winnifred Matthews
Partner Martin Rabbett, Martin Rabbett
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male, Golden Apple Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program, Drama or Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, TV Land Classic TV Doctor of the Year Award
Movies The Towering Inferno, The Last Wave, King Solomon's Mines, The Four Musketeers, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, The Slipper and the Rose, Petulia, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Three Musketeers, The Swarm, Joy in the Morning, The Music Lovers, Twilight of Honor, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Perfect Family, The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, The Return of the Musketeers, Wallenberg: A Hero's Story, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Lady Caroline Lamb, The Man in the Iron Mask, Strength and Honour, A Thunder of Drums, The Secret of the Purple Reef, Ordeal in the Arctic, All the Winters that Have Been, F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles', A River Made to Drown In, Blackbeard, Aftermath: A Test of Love, We Are the Hartmans, Julius Caesar, Casanova, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Bird Of Prey, Shogun, Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole, The Portrait of a Lady, Three Days (of Hamlet), Night of the Hunter, The Pavilion, The Lost Daughter, Bells
TV Shows The Thorn Birds, Shogun, Centennial, The Bourne Identity, Dream West, Island Son, Blackbeard, Dr. Kildare, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, Challenge of the Super Friends, Bell System Family Theatre
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#Fact
1Had an older brother William "Bill" Hayes Chamberlain who was born on November 5, 1927.
2He was awarded the 1973 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Performance for the play, "Cyrano De Bergac," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3West Hollywood, L.A. California [October 2010]
4Honolulu, Hawaii [2009]
5Has appeared in film adaptations of all three of Alexandre Dumas père's Musketeer novels. He played Aramis in The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989), and played Louis and Phillippe in The Man in the Iron Mask (1977). The latter film eliminates the three original Musketeers from the book; including his character of Aramis; and includes only d'Artagnan.
6Shares two roles with Gérard Depardieu: Edmond Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo, and Cyrano de Bergerac. He preceded Depardieu in both roles, but played them both in English. Depardieu played both roles in their original French.
7Played Cyrano on stage in 1973, the same year that The Three Musketeers (1973) was released. This makes him the first actor to play both Cyrano and a Musketeer. Jean-Pierre Cassel, who played King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers, returned in the sequel The Return of the Musketeers (1989) to play Cyrano, having previously played d'Artagnan in Cyrano et d'Artagnan (1964). José Ferrer played Athos in The Fifth Musketeer (1979), while Gérard Depardieu played Porthos in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).
8Ranked #7 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
9Has served as honorary chair of the advisory board of Hawaii Public Television Foundation.
10Attended Pomona College in California.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whispering Smith1961TV SeriesChris Harrington
The Deputy1961TV SeriesJerry Kirk
The Secret of the Purple Reef1960Dean Christophe
Riverboat1960TV SeriesLt. Dave Winslow
Thriller1960TV SeriesLarry Carter
Gunsmoke1960TV SeriesPete
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesAlec
Bourbon Street Beat1960TV SeriesDale Wellington
Rescue 81960TV Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1959TV SeriesClay Pine
Finding JuliacompletedIgor
Twin Peaks2017TV SeriesBill Kennedy
The Black Ghiandola2017ShortCreepy Oncologist
Justice League: Gods and Monsters2015VideoHighfather (voice)
Leverage2010-2012TV SeriesArchie Leach
We Are the Hartmans2011Hartman
Thundercats2011TV SeriesZigg
Brothers & Sisters2010-2011TV SeriesJonathan Byrold
The Perfect Family2011Monsignor Murphy
Chuck2010TV SeriesAdelbert De Smet
Desperate Housewives2007TV SeriesGlen Wingfield
Strength and Honour2007Denis O'Leary
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Councilman Banks
Nip/Tuck2006TV SeriesArthur Stiles
Scoundrels, Scallywags, and Scurvy Knaves2006Video short
Blackbeard2006TV Mini-SeriesGovernor Charles Eden
Hustle2006TV SeriesJames Whittaker Wright III
Will & Grace2005TV SeriesClyde
The Pavilion2004Huddlestone
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesMaggie Wick
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesJack Clay Everett Clay
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke1999TV MovieBernard Lafferty
River Made to Drown In1997Thaddeus MacKenzie
All the Winters That Have Been1997TV MovieDane Corvin
The Lost Daughter1997TV MovieAndrew McCracken
The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years1996TV MovieRalph de Bricassart
Bird of Prey1995Jonathan Griffith
Ordeal in the Arctic1993TV MovieCaptain John Couch
Night of the Hunter1991TV MovieHarry Powell
Aftermath: A Test of Love1991TV MovieRoss Colburn
Island Son1989-1990TV SeriesDr. Daniel Kulani
The Return of the Musketeers1989Aramis
The Bourne Identity1988TV Mini-SeriesJason Bourne
Casanova1987TV MovieGiacomo Casanova
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold1986Allan Quatermain
Dream West1986TV Mini-SeriesJohn Charles Fremont
The Miracle1985TV Movie
King Solomon's Mines1985Allan Quatermain
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story1985TV MovieRaoul Wallenberg
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole1983TV MovieFrederick Cook
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesRalph de Bricassart
Murder by Phone1982Nat Bridger
Shogun1980TV Mini-SeriesPilot-Major John Blackthorne Anjin-san
Shogun1980TV MoviePilot-Major John Blackthorne
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesAlexander McKeag
Great Performances1978TV SeriesAnton Chekhov / Various Roles
The Swarm1978Dr. Hubbard
The Last Wave1977David Burton
The Man in the Iron Mask1977TV MoviePhillipe Louis
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella1976Prince Edward
The Christmas Messenger1975TV ShortChristmas Messenger
The Count of Monte-Cristo1975TV MovieEdmond Dantes
The Towering Inferno1974Simmons
The Lady's Not for Burning1974TV MovieThomas Mendip
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge1974Aramis
The Little Mermaid1974ShortNarrator (voice)
F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles'1974TV MovieF. Scott Fitzgerald
The Three Musketeers1973Aramis
Lady Caroline Lamb1972Lord Byron
The Woman I Love1972TV MovieKing Edward VIII
The Music Lovers1970Tchaikovsky
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1970TV SeriesHamlet
Julius Caesar1970Octavius Caesar
The Madwoman of Chaillot1969Roderick
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV MovieThe Doctor
Petulia1968David Danner
The Portrait of a Lady1968TV SeriesRalph Touchett
The Red Skelton Hour1967TV SeriesAtty. Clarence Narrow (Main Sketch)
Dr. Kildare1961-1966TV SeriesDr. James Kildare
Joy in the Morning1965Carl Brown
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesDr. James Kildare
Twilight of Honor1963David Mitchell
A Thunder of Drums1961Lt. Porter

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Krueger: A Tale from Elm Street2011Short performer: "All I Do Is Dream of You"
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV Special performer: "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Together Wherever We Go"
Musical Comedy Tonight1979TV Movie documentary performer: "Barcelona"
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella1976performer: "Why Can't I Be Two People?", "What A Comforting Thing To Know", "A Bride Finding Ball", "Secret Kingdom", "He Danced With Me/She Danced With Me", "Secret Kingdom" reprise
Joy in the Morning1965performer: "Joy in the Morning"
Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody1962TV Movie performer: "How About You?" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Island Son1989TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
Buffalo Soldiers2001special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spirit of Evolution2018Documentary filmingHimself
Untitled Geraldine Page DocumentaryDocumentary post-productionHimself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2013-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Awakening World2012DocumentaryHimself
Three Days of Hamlet2012DocumentaryPolonius
Actors Entertainment2010TV SeriesHimself
Actors Reporter Interviews2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight1981-2007TV SeriesHimself
Today1980-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gylne tider2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Uncommon Making of Petulia2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Towering Inferno: Inside the Tower - We Remember2006Video shortHimself
The Towering Inferno: Irwin Allen, The Great Producer2006Video shortHimself
The Towering Inferno: Running on Fire2006Video shortHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialDr. Kildare - 'Gray Anatomy' skit
After They Were Famous2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die größten TV-Hits aller Zeiten - Die größten Kultserien2004TV MovieHimself
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire2004TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Thorn Birds: Old Friends New Stories2003VideoHimself
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
So Graham Norton2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ground Zero1999Documentary
Caiga quien caiga1997TV SeriesHimself
Matin Bonheur1995TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?1995TV SeriesHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Portrait of Japan1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Astronomers1991TV Series documentaryNarrator
Rebildfest 19901990TV Special documentary shortHimself - Guest of Honor (Rebild speaker) (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Greed and Wildlife: Poaching in America1989Video documentaryNarrator
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
River Song: A Natural History of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon1987Video shortHimself - Narrator
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 2nd Commitment to Life AIDS Project Benefit1986TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Director
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Mini Series
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHimself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee & Presenter
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Host & Performer
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land1980TV SpecialHimself
The Toni Tennille Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Musical Comedy Tonight1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside 'The Swarm'1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor
A Man and a River1973Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
The Films of Robert Bolt1972Documentary short
Dinah's Place1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
You Don't Say1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dee Time1968TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Andy Williams Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Bob Hope Show1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special1964TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV Series
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Actor
What's My Line?1962TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
At This Very Moment1962TV SpecialHimself
Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody1962TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesDr. James Kildare
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesRalph de Bricassart
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012EuroCinema Hawai'i Lifetime Achievement AwardHawaii International Film Festival
2000Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 29 February 2000. At 7020 Hollywood Blvd.
1985TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska man)
1985Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Thorn Birds (1983)
1982Clavell de PlataSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Last Wave (1977)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaShogun (1980)
1980Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1965Most Popular Male StarPhotoplay Awards
1964Most Popular Male StarPhotoplay Awards
1963Most Popular Male StarPhotoplay Awards
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - MaleDr. Kildare (1961)
1962Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsClassic TV Doctor of the YearDr. Kildare (1961)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Bourne Identity (1988)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialWallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Thorn Birds (1983)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialShogun (1980)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaCentennial (1978)
1978AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Lead RoleThe Last Wave (1977)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyThe Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
1963Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actor


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#Quote
1I hated being in the Army... I don't like being ordered around. I don't like ordering people around. I came out a sergeant. It was all just another role for me.
2When fans ask me for advice, here's what I tell them: "Trust yourself."
3I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don't flaunt religion in conversation with others.
4Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun.
5I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!
6I'm not a romantic leading man anymore so I don't need to nurture that public image anymore.
7Having the focal point of contemporary art right in the middle of Honolulu is an amazing treasure because people are so seldom exposed to that quality of artistic endeavor.
8I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
9Nothing is secret once you tell anyone. If you want to keep it quiet - don't tell a soul.
10I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying 'no' politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.
11'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
12I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
13When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that was verboten. I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it and became "Perfect Richard, All-American Boy" as a place to hide.


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