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Richard Haydn

Biography

Most widely known for his assignments as the tone of voice from the Caterpillar in the 1951 animated version of Alice in Wonderland and Potential Detweiler in The Audio of Music. He produced his performing debut in 1941 on film with two assignments: one in Charley’s Aunt as well as the various other in Ball of Fireplace. In the 1945 version of Agatha Christie’s secret novel, AND There Were non-e, he performed the manservant called Rogers. He was created in Camberwell, London, Britain and died of the coronary attack in LA. He performed a recurring personality within a sketch for the Dick Truck Dyke Show.

Quick Facts


Full Name Richard Haydn
Date Of Birth March 10, 1905
Place Of Birth England
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality British
Movies The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland, Young Frankenstein, Ball of Fire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, And Then There Were None, Cluny Brown, The Lost World, Forever Amber, Sitting Pretty, Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, Five Weeks in a Balloon, The Late George Apley, Charley's Aunt, The Emperor Waltz, No Time for Love, Miss Tatlock's Millions, Jupiter's Darling, The Foxes of Harrow, Money from Home, The Green Years, Dear Wife, Mr. Music, Her Twelve Men, Twilight for the Gods, Never Let Me Go, Adventure, The Hugga Bunch, The Toy Tiger, Singapore, The Return of Charlie Chan, The Merry Widow, Super-Rabbit
TV Shows The Sound of Music
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#Fact
1Engaged for several months of 1943 to Maria Riva, daughter of Marlene Dietrich.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hugga Bunch1985TV MovieBookworm (voice, uncredited)
Young Frankenstein1974Herr Falkstein
The Return of Charlie Chan1973TV MovieAndrew Kidder
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesEdward (segment "Love and the Impossible Gift")
McCloud1972TV SeriesEdwin
Lassie1971TV SeriesHenry Newton
It Takes a Thief1969TV SeriesBlanton
Bonanza1969TV SeriesMalcolm the Magnificent
Bewitched1968TV SeriesKenzu Mishimoto
ABC Stage 671967TV SeriesWhitey
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin1967Quentin Bartlett
Laredo1966TV SeriesJonathan Pringle
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion1965Rupert Rowbotham
The Sound of Music1965Max Detweiler
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesMr. Hemingway
The Dick Van Dyke Show1964TV SeriesEdwin Carp
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesJulian Clarington
Mutiny on the Bounty1962William Brown
Five Weeks in a Balloon1962Sir Henry Vining
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesBartlett Finchley
The Lost World1960Prof. Summerlee
General Electric Theater1960TV SeriesChancellor
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1960Alfred North
Lux Playhouse1959TV SeriesCedric
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958TV SeriesPrime Minister
Playhouse 901957-1958TV SeriesThe Accountant Muche Stephen Spettigue
Twilight for the Gods1958Oliver Wiggins
The Toy Tiger1956John Fusenot
Producers' Showcase1955TV Series
Jupiter's Darling1955Horatio
Her Twelve Men1954Dr. Avord Barrett
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1954TV Series
Money from Home1953Bertie Searles
Never Let Me Go1953Christopher Wellington St. John Denny
The Merry Widow1952Baron Popoff
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series
Alice in Wonderland1951Caterpillar (voice)
Mr. Music1950Jerome Thisbee (as Claud Curdle)
Dear Wife1949Early Riser (as Stanley Stalye)
Miss Tatlock's Millions1948Fergel (as Richard Rancyd)
The Emperor Waltz1948Emperor Franz-Josef
Sitting Pretty1948Mr. Clarence Appleton
Forever Amber1947Earl of Radcliffe
The Foxes of Harrow1947Andre LeBlanc
Singapore1947Deputy Commissioner Hewitt
Dear Ruth1947Early Riser (as Stanley Stayle)
The Late George Apley1947Horatio Willing
The Beginning or the End1947Dr. Chisholm
Cluny Brown1946Jonathan W. Wilson
The Green Years1946Jason Reid
Adventure1945Limo
And Then There Were None1945Thomas Rogers
Tonight and Every Night1945Specialty
Who Killed Who?1943ShortThe Victim (voice, uncredited)
Forever and a Day1943Mr. Fulcher
No Time for Love1943Roger Winant
Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air1942George Lockwood
Are Husbands Necessary?1942Chuck
Ball of Fire1941Prof. Oddly
Charley's Aunt1941Charley Wyckham
Red Peppers1938TV MovieGeorge Pepper
Marshal Your Facts! 21938TV Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Schlitz Playhouse1952-1959TV Series 2 episodes
Mr. Music1950
Dear Wife1949
Miss Tatlock's Millions1948

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland1951live action model: Caterpillar - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Journal of Edwin Carp2000Short author

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland1951performer: "A E I O U" 1951 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Patrice Munsel Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Washington Square1957TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954TV SeriesHimself
Cabaret1938TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Performer
With Your Kind Permission1938TV MovieHimself - Performer
Queue for Song1938TV SeriesHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons1989VideoProfessor Canafrazz (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954-1971TV SeriesQuentin Bartlett The Caterpillar
Off to See the Wizard1967TV SeriesRupert Rowbotham

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#Trademark
1In his most comic roles, he deliberately makes himself sound as if he were talking through his nose, although he avoided doing this in his most popular film, The Sound of Music (1965).

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