Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor.

Gilliland was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He appeared onscreen in the 1970s. Notable appearances include Thirtysomething, Party of Five, Little Women, and a recurring role on Designing Women (where he met his wife Jean Smart, who starred as Charlene in that series). The couple has one son, Connor. Richard recently played Ellis Kapp on The Unit and Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while his wife Jean Smart played the First Lady Martha Logan in season 5. (He was in episode 2:00am to 3:00am). Gilliland is best friends with actor Joe Mantegna.

Gilliland is also very active in the theatre. Recent credits include Balancing Act, with Yeardley Smith and I Remember You, with Tony Danza; both at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre. He studied at the Goodman School of Drama, Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble and spent four seasons at summer stock.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Gilliland, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor.

Gilliland was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He appeared onscreen in the 1970s. Notable appearances include Thirtysomething, Party of Five, Little Women, and a recurring role on Designing Women (where he met his wife Jean Smart, who starred as Charlene in that series). The couple has one son, Connor. Richard recently played Ellis Kapp on The Unit and Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while his wife Jean Smart played the First Lady Martha Logan in season 5. (He was in episode 2:00am to 3:00am). Gilliland is best friends with actor Joe Mantegna.

Gilliland is also very active in the theatre. Recent credits include Balancing Act, with Yeardley Smith and I Remember You, with Tony Danza; both at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre. He studied at the Goodman School of Drama, Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble and spent four seasons at summer stock.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Gilliland, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1950-01-23

Place of Birth Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Richard M. Gilliland
  • Richard Morris Gilliland

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Imposters (3 episodes) as Arlen Jonson
2014 Parts Per Billion as Anchor 1
2006 Dexter (1 episode)
2006 The Unit (1 episode)
2003 Joan of Arcadia (2 episodes)
2003 Audrey's Rain as Terry Lloyd
2002 Vampire Clan as Sgt. Ben Odom
2002 Kim Possible (1 episode)
2001 24 (1 episode) as Stan Cotter
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1998 Becker (1 episode)
1998 Star Kid as Roland Griffith
1997 Brooklyn South (1 episode)
1997 Two Voices as Louis McClennon
1997 The Practice (1 episode)
1996 Early Edition (1 episode)
1996 Playing Dangerous 2 as Jack Harrison
1996 Dog Watch as Orlanser
1995 The West Side Waltz
1994 Winnetka Road (6 episodes)
1993 Not in My Family as Tom Worth
1990 A Killing in a Small Town as Dale Morrison
1989 Heartland (10 episodes) as Tom Stafford
1987 thirtysomething (7 episodes)
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1987 Happy Hour as Blakely
1986 Designing Women (8 episodes)
1986 Matlock (2 episodes)
1986 Acceptable Risks
1985 Embassy as Ted Davidson
1985 Challenge of a Lifetime as Will Brodsky
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1984 Night Court (1 episode)
1983 Just Our Luck (13 episodes)
1983 The Night The Bridge Fell Down as Harvey Lewis
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1979 Little Women (6 episodes) as Theodore 'Laurie' Lawrence
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Alvin Beale (1 episode) as Wally Fontaine
1977 The White Buffalo as Cpl. Kileen
1976 Stay Hungry as Hal
1975 Bug as Gerald Metbaum
1972 The Waltons (2 episodes)
1971 McMillan & Wife (0 episodes)
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)

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