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Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor and occasional television director. He starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna played "Walter Denton" in the CBS radio and CBS-TV network series Our Miss Brooks, and "Luke McCoy" in ABC's TV comedy series, The Real McCoys, (1957–63), which moved to CBS-TV in September 1962. Crenna was in one of the few TV political dramatic series Slattery's People on CBS. Crenna played "Colonel Trautman" in the first three Rambo movies. He also played "Frank Skimmerhorn" in the critically acclaimed mini-series Centennial.

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Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor and occasional television director. He starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna played "Walter Denton" in the CBS radio and CBS-TV network series Our Miss Brooks, and "Luke McCoy" in ABC's TV comedy series, The Real McCoys, (1957–63), which moved to CBS-TV in September 1962. Crenna was in one of the few TV political dramatic series Slattery's People on CBS. Crenna played "Colonel Trautman" in the first three Rambo movies. He also played "Frank Skimmerhorn" in the critically acclaimed mini-series Centennial.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 97

Birthday 1926-11-30

Day of Death 2003-01-17

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Out of the Ashes as Jake Smith
2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot as Ronald Reagan
2001 By Dawn's Early Light as Ben Maxwell
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For as Warren Pierce
1999 Judging Amy(12 episodes) as Jared Duff
1999 To Serve and Protect as Howard Carr
1997 Deep Family Secrets as Clay Chadway
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as Professor Aronnax
1997 Atlantis: In Search of a Lost Continent as Himself / Narrator
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah as John Porter
1995 Sabrina as Patrick Tyson
1995 Jade as Governor Edwards
1995 In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy
1994 Chicago Hope(1 episode)
1994 The Forget-Me-Not Murders as Frank Janek
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux as Col. Denton Walters
1993 A Place To Be Loved as George Russ
1992 Intruders(2 episodes) as Dr. Neil Chase
1992 Intruders as Dr. Neil Chase
1991 Pros and Cons(12 episodes)
1991 And the Sea Will Tell as Vincent Bugliosi
1990 Gabriel's Fire(33 episodes)
1990 Last Flight Out as Dan Hood
1990 Montana as Hoyce Guthrie
1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers as Sgt. Bob Grogan
1989 Leviathan as Dr. Glen Thompson
1988 Rambo III as Trautman
1986 The High Price of Passion as Williams Douglas
1986 On Wings Of Eagles(2 episodes) as H. Ross Perot
1986 On Wings of Eagles as H. Ross Perot
1986 A Case of Deadly Force as Lawrence O'Donnell Sr.
1985 Summer Rental as Al Pellet
1985 The Rape of Richard Beck as Richard Beck
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II as Col. Samuel Trautman
1984 The Flamingo Kid as Phil Brody
1984 Passions as Richard Kennerly
1984 Squaring the Circle as The Narrator
1983 Table For Five as Mitchell
1982 First Blood as Col. Samuel Trautman
1982 It Takes Two(22 episodes)
1981 The Ordeal of Bill Carney as Mason Rose
1981 Body Heat as Edmund Walker
1980 Death Ship as Trevor Marshall
1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure as William Brewster
1979 Stone Cold Dead as Sgt. Boyd
1979 Wild Horse Hank as Pace Bradford
1978 A Fire in the Sky as Jason Voight
1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell as Mike Barry
1978 Centennial(12 episodes) as Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
1978 Centennial as Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
1978 The Evil as C.J. Arnold
1976 All's Fair(24 episodes)
1975 Breakheart Pass as Governor Fairchild
1975 A Girl Named Sooner as R.J. 'Mac' McHenry
1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull as Father
1973 Double Indemnity as Walter Neff
1973 The Man Called Noon as Noon
1972 Un Flic as Simon
1971 Thief as Neal Wilkinson
1971 Catlow as Cowan
1971 Red Sky At Morning as Frank Arnold
1971 Doctors' Wives as Dr. Peter Brennan
1970 The Deserter as Major Wade Brown
1969 Marooned as Jim Pruett
1969 Midas Run as Mike Warden
1968 Star! as Richard Aldrich, Producer
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(3 episodes)
1967 Wait Until Dark as Mike Talman
1966 The Sand Pebbles as Captain Collins
1966 Made In Paris as Herb Stone
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as John Goldfarb
1964 Slattery's People(36 episodes)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(2 episodes)
1957 The Real McCoys(224 episodes)
1956 Our Miss Brooks as Walter Denton
1956 Over-Exposed as Russell Bassett
1955 Matinee Theater(3 episodes)
1955 Frontier(1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne(1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1952 Our Miss Brooks(1 episode) as Walter Denton
1952 It Grows on Trees as Ralph Bowen
1952 Red Skies of Montana as Noxon (uncredited)
1952 The Pride of St. Louis as Paul Dean
1951 I Love Lucy(1 episode)

Directing

1979 Turnabout(2 episodes)Director
1978 Grandpa Goes to Washington(1 episode)Director
1977 Rosetti and Ryan(1 episode)Director
1977 Lou Grant(1 episode)Director
1977 James at 15(1 episode)Director
1966 Summer Fun(1 episode)Director
1964 No Time for Sergeants(1 episode)Director
1964 Wendy and Me(1 episode)Director
1963 Vacation Playhouse(1 episode)Director
1960 The Andy Griffith Show(8 episodes)Director
1957 The Real McCoys(7 episodes)Director

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