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Richard Kiley ACTOR


Richard Kiley was born on March 31st, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Richard Paul Kiley.  He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago in 1940 and then enrolled at Loyola University but left after only one year to study drama at Chicago's Barnum Dramatic School.
He first became involved in acting as a stage performer, performing in a number of summer stock theaters.  He then took a brief break from acting to join the Navy and serve his country.  Upon completing his military service, Kiley went right back to pursuing a career as an actor.
Soon he relocated to New York City and was working on such stage productions as "Kismet", "No Strings", "I Had a Ball" and "Redhead".  He was also a very talented singer and later in his career he became the first to sing and record the very popular song, "The Impossible Dream". 
Kiley is most well known for his voice work as the narrator for a variety of documentary series such as, "Mysteries of the Bible" (1994-1998) and also playing the role of, Don Quixote in the 1965 musical, "Man of La Mancha".  His voice can also be heard at Universal Studio's in Orlando Florida on the Jurassic Park River Ride.
Throughout his career in the industry he won two Golden Globe Awards, three Emmy's and two Tony Awards.  He had several television credits added to his resume such as, "The Thorn Birds", "A Year in the Life", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
He married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Mary Bell Wood from 1948 through 1967 and together they had six children.  He then married Patricia Ferrier in 1968 and they remained married until he passed away on March 5th, 1999 in Warwick, New York after suffering from bone marrow disease.


2001 Nice Shot
1999 Blue Moon
1998 Patch Adams
1995-1998 Biography 
1998 Ally McBeal
1998 Mysteries of the Bible III
1997 Time to Say Goodbye?
1997 Tigers of the Snow
1996 Mary & Tim 
1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime
1996 Phenomenon
1995 The Great Defender 
1995 Secrets 
1994 Christy 
1994 A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story
1992-1994 Picket Fences 
1994 The Cosby Mysteries 
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 
1993 The Visual Bible: Matthew 
1993 Jurassic Park 
1993 Tribeca
1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame
1993 Mysteries Underground 
1992 Mastergate
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater
1991 Absolute Strangers
1991 Separate But Equal 
1990 Gunsmoke: The Last Apache 
1990 Aladdin
1989 The Final Days
1989 Miami Cops
1988 My First Love 
1987-1988 A Year in the Life
1986 A Year in the Life 
1986 Howard the Duck 
1986 The Twilight Zone
1986 If Tomorrow Comes 
1986 American Playhouse
1985 Do You Remember Love
1985 A.D. 
1985 The Bad Seed 
1985 Hotel 
1985 The Canterville Ghost 
1984 George Washington 
1984 Return to Everest 
1983 Parade of Stars
1983 The Thorn Birds
1982 Pray TV
1981 Isabel's Choice
1981 Golden Gate
1981 Endless Love
1980 Angel on My Shoulder
1979 Jesus 
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar 
1977 The Andros Targets 
1977 How the West Was Won 
1976 Hawaii Five-O 
1976 The Macahans 
1975 Medical Story 
1975 Friendly Persuasion
1974 The Little Prince
1974 Cannon 
1974 Columbo 
1974 Give Me Liberty
1970-1973 Gunsmoke 
1972 Jigsaw 
1968-1972 The F.B.I. 
1969-1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1971 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1971 Murder Once Removed
1970-1971 The Name of the Game 
1971 Medical Center
1971 Incident in San Francisco 
1970 Bonanza 
1970 Mod Squad
1970 The Ceremony of Innocence 
1969 The New People 
1969 Judd for the Defense
1969 Pendulum
1968 Garrison's Gorillas
1968 The Danny Thomas Hour
1967 Coronet Blue 
1965 The Long, Hot Summer 
1964 Slattery's People
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1961-1964 The Defenders
1964 The Doctors and the Nurses
1964 Ben Casey
1964 The Great Adventure
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1962 Cain's Hundred 
1961 The Edge of Night
1961 Dr. Kildare
1953-1961 The United States Steel Hour
1961 Play of the Week 
1958 Goodyear Theatre 
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958 Decision 
1951-1958 Kraft Theatre 
1957-1958 Playhouse 90 
1958 The Power of the Resurrection
1957 Spanish Affair 
1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 Homeward Borne 
1957 The Alcoa Hour 
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 
1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1955 The Phenix City Story 
1955 Climax
1955 G.E. True Theater 
1955 Blackboard Jungle 
1953-1955 You Are There 
1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 Omnibus 
1954 Goodyear Playhouse 
1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage 
1954 Justice 
1954 Ponds Theater
1954 Medallion Theatre 
1950-1953 The Web 
1951-1953 Danger 
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 Pickup on South Street 
1952-1953 Short Short Dramas
1953 Tales of Tomorrow
1952 Eight Iron Men 
1950-1952 Suspense
1952 Curtain Call 
1952 Celanese Theatre 
1952 The Sniper 
1952 Lux Video Theatre 
1951 The Mob 
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950-1951 The Clock 
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents

Matinee Classics - Murder Once Removed starring John Forsythe, Richard Kiley, Reta Shaw, Wendell Burton, Joseph Campanella and Barbara Bain

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