Richard Mulligan (Actor)

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(11-13-1932 - 09-26-2000) Age 68

Richard Mulligan played General Custer in the film Little Big Man. He had many supporting and guest star roles on TV.


He appeared in the following 2 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/17/1974 0012 You Can Die Again A husband believes himself culpable for the murder of his wife. He is also convinced of his affair with another woman. But he simply can't persuade a police officer to believe either.
01/08/1975 0199 The Oblong Box A man makes a voyage to the US from Europe and meets an old friend carrying a peculiar oblong box that apparently contains an obscure painting. The strange shape of the box influences the fellow passengers to think that the box contains something far from innocent.

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Richard Mulligan (November 13, 1932 – September 26, 2000) was an American television, film and character actor known for his role as Burt Campbell, the loving, preventive husband of Cathryn Damon's character, in the sitcom Soap (1977–81) and later for his starring role as Dr. Harry Weston in Empty Nest (1988–95).[1] He was the younger brother of film director Robert Mulligan. Mulligan began working in theater, making his debut as a stage manager and performer on Broadway in All the Way Home in 1960. Additional theatre credits included A Thousand Clowns, Never Too Late, Hogan's Goat, and Thieves. Mulligan made a brief, uncredited appearance in the 1963 film Love with the Proper Stranger, which was directed by his elder brother. He starred with Mariette Hartley in the 1966-67 season comedy series The Hero, in which he played TV star Sam Garret, who in turn starred on a fictional series as Jed Clayton, U.S. Marshal. The Hero lasted only 16 episodes. Another notable TV appearance was on the I Dream of Jeannie episode "Around the World in 80 Blinks", as a navy commander accompanying Major Nelson on a mission. His highest profile roles in television were as Burt Campbell in the sitcom Soap (1977–81), for which he won a Best Actor Emmy Award, and as Dr. Harry Weston in the NBC series Empty Nest, a spinoff of The Golden Girls in which his character had appeared in a couple of episodes. Empty Nest ran for seven seasons, and Mulligan won a Best Actor Emmy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for his performance. He also played Secretary of State William Seward in Lincoln (1988), a TV movie based on Gore Vidal's novel. Mulligan returned to perform on Broadway and in films, in which he usually played supporting roles. A notable exception was the black comedy S.O.B. (1981), in which he played lead character Felix Farmer, a Hollywood producer-director modeled on the film's actual producer-director, Blake Edwards. The film again featured Larry Hagman. Mulligan was cast as Reggie Potter in the television series Reggie (1983). Lasting for only six episodes, it is a loose adaptation of the BBC series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. In the 1984 film Teachers, he played an eccentric high school history teacher (who in one scene teaches the Battle of the Little Bighorn, once more dressed as General Custer). Television show appearances include Car 54, Where Are You?. Route 66, The Rat Patrol, Mannix, Gunsmoke, Love-American Style, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, The Twilight Zone,Highway to Heaven,Charlie's Angels,The John Larroquette Show,The Golden Girls and many more. Movie appearances include Scavenger Hunt,Trail of the Pink Panther,Micki + Maude, Harvey, S.O.B, Lincoln, Oliver & Company and many more


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