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Richard A. Colla

Actor / Film Director / Television Director | * 04/18/1936 (84) | USA
Richard A. Colla (born April 18, 1936) (sometimes credited as Dick Colla) is an American film, television director and actor. On screen he played Tony Merritt #1 on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. His directorial credits include The Virginian, Battlestar Galactica, McCloud, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Hunter, Murder, She Wrote, Gunsmoke, Ironside, Trapper John, M.D. and other series. He directed the feature films Olly Olly Oxen Free (1978) starring Katharine Hepburn and Fuzz (1972) starring Burt Reynolds and Zig Zag (1970) starring George Kennedy. He was originally under consideration to direct the film Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) but was replaced by the film's star Paul Newman. For much of the 1990s, he directed a number of television films his last credit being Growing Up Brady (2000). ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Thriller

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Movies with Richard A. Colla as Crew(31)

Directing/Director2000 Growing Up Brady
Directing/Director1999 Blue Valley Songbird
Directing/Director1999 Ultimate Deception
Directing/Director1998 When Husbands Cheat
Directing/Director1996 Her Last Chance
Directing/Director1996 Hidden in Silence
Directing/Director1995 Dazzle
Directing/Director1995 Zoya
Directing/Director1991 Deadly Medicine
Directing/Director1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion
Production/Producer1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion
Directing/Director1990 Storm and Sorrow
Directing/Director1989 Naked Lie
Directing/Director1989 Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer
Directing/Director1989 Blind Witness
Production/Producer1989 Blind Witness
Directing/Director1985 Stingray
Directing/Director1978 Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
Writing/Story1978 Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
Directing/Director1978 Battlestar Galactica
Directing/Director1975 The UFO Incident
Directing/Director1974 Live Again, Die Again
Directing/Director1974 The Tribe
Directing/Director1974 The Questor Tapes
Directing/Director1972 Fuzz
Directing/Director1970 The Other Man
Directing/Director1970 Zig Zag

TV Shows/Series with Richard A. Colla as Crew(5)

Directing/Director1988 Something Is Out There
Directing/Director1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
Directing/Director1985 The Equalizer
Directing/Director1984 Murder, She Wrote
Directing/Director1970 McCloud

Born: Saturday, 04/18 1936 (April) (current age: 84 years + 45 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Spouses (current/former): Denise Alexander
Other names for Richard A. Colla (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Richard Colla"
Richard A. Colla frequently works together with these people:
Colm Meaney (5x, Actor)
Robert L. Kimble (5x, Crew)
Peter Wooley (5x, Crew)
Victoria Principal (4x, Actress)
Clu Gulager (4x, Actor)
Carolyn Seymour (4x, Actress)
Theodore Bikel (4x, Actor)
Maurice Hurley (4x, Crew)
Patricia Tallman (4x, Actress)
Tricia O'Neil (4x, Actress)
Robert O'Reilly (4x, Actor)
Marc Alaimo (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1070832, Added: 12/05/2018, Last updated: 05/27/2020