Richard Derr

About Richard Derr

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: June 19, 2015
Birth Place:  Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Sign: Cancer

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Richard Derr was born on June 19, 2015 in  Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States, is Actor. Born June 15, 1918 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, second lead Richard Derr made his first film appearance at age 23 as one of many suspects in Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) after signing with 20th Century-Fox. A second Chan film role would come with Castle in the Desert (1942). With staid good looks, he failed to stand out among the war-era hopefuls. He appeared typically in WWII-themed "B" films such as Man at Large (1941), Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) and Tonight We Raid Calais (1943). Following the war he played the "other man" opposite June Allyson and Van Johnson in the comedy The Bride Goes Wild (1948) and took a lead professional role in the sci-fi classic When Worlds Collide (1951). He moved into character work and spent the remainder of his career in atmospheric authoritarian roles on film and TV. He died in 1992 of pancreatic cancer.
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Derr graduated from Norristown High School in 1933. While he worked as a bank clerk, he acted with a little theater group in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


Beginning in the 1950s, most of Derr's work was done on television. In 1959, he was the host of Fanfare, a summer dramatic anthology series on NBC-TV.


On the screen, Derr was primarily a character actor. He had a starring role in a 1951 science-fiction film, When Worlds Collide. Derr starred in Invisible Avenger (1958). The film about The Shadow was the basis for two television pilot episodes, neither of which was developed into a series.


A life member of The Actors Studio, Derr landed the majority of his leading roles on stage. In 1955, he sang in the lead role in the Broadway musical Plain and Fancy. His other Broadway credits include Invitation to a March (1960), Maybe Tuesday (1957), A Phoenix Too Frequent (1949), and The Closing Door (1949).


In 1965, he played the role of Dr. Dwyer in the three-part serial, "The Adventures of Gallegher," on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and later made appearances in Barnaby Jones and the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man Book II.


On May 8, 1992, Derr died of pancreatic cancer in Santa Monica, California.