Richard Basehart

Actor | * 08/13/1914 († 70, 09/17/1984) | Zanesville, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science-fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–68). He also portrayed Wilton Knight in the pilot episode of the TV series Knight Rider (1982), and provided the narration that was heard during the opening credits throughout the entire series. Basehart was equally active in cinema, receiving National Board of Review Awards for his performances in Fourteen Hours (1951) and Moby Dick (1956). He was further nominated for a BAFTA Award for his role in Time Limit (1957), the directorial debut of Karl Malden. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Thriller

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Movies with Richard Basehart as Actor(66)

as Narrator (Self)1982 Egypt: Quest for Eternity
as John Huston1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story
as Duke of Kentland1979 The Rebels
as Vladimir Skrapinov1979 Being There
as Manny Benchly1978 The Great Bank Hoax
as John Cutler1977 Flood!
as Sayer of the Law1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau
as Dr. Joshua Henderson (1871)1976 Time Travelers
as Willy Brandt1976 21 Hours at Munich
as Dr. Leonard Chaney1976 Mansion of the Doomed
as Schiller1973 The Birdmen
as Carl Brenner1973 Maneater
as Dr Douglas Pruitt1973 ...And Millions Die!
as Maj. Barney Caldwell1972 Assignment: Munich
as Nye Buell1972 Chato's Land
as Dr. Roy Caldwell1972 Rage
as The President1971 City Beneath the Sea
as Robert Barnes1971 The Death of Me Yet
as Henry Wirz1970 The Andersonville Trial
as Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner1970 Sole Survivor
as Dr. Boeker1969 Hans Brinker
as Dr. Gregor Hoffman1965 The Satan Bug
as Narrator1964 Trial at Nuremberg
as Narrator (voice)1964 Four Days In November
as Ah Min1963 Kings of the Sun
as Steve Fallon1962 The Savage Guns
as Adolf Hitler1962 Hitler
as Eric Reinhardt1960 Five Branded Women
as Father Phelan1960 For the Love of Mike
as Don Benton1960 Visa to Canton
as Howard Mason1960 Portrait in Black
as Wittkuhn1959 Jons und Erdme
as George Rancourt1959 The Ambitious One
as Ivan Karamazov1958 The Brothers Karamazov
as Maj. Harry Cargill1957 Time Limit
as Martino1957 Miracles of Thursday
as Joe Blake1956 The Extra Day
as Ishmael1956 Moby Dick
as Reginald 'Reggie' Wilson1956 The Intimate Stranger
as Larry Kendall1955 Canyon Crossroads
as Dottor Stefano Luprandi1955 Repris de justice
as Ing. Stefano Manfredi1955 La vena d'oro
as Picasso1955 The Swindlers
as Joe Halsey1954 The Good Die Young
as Il 'Matto'1954 La Strada
as Joe Hamstringer1954 The Stranger's Hand
as George S. Headley1953 Titanic
as Alan Spender1951 The House on Telegraph Hill
as Cpl. Denno1951 Fixed Bayonets!
as Robert Cosick1951 Fourteen Hours
as Lt. Dick Rennick1951 Decision Before Dawn
as Larry Nelson1950 Outside the Wall
as Warren Quimby1949 Tension
as Roy Martin / Roy Morgan1949 He Walked by Night
as Maximilian Robespierre1949 Reign of Terror
as Mounts Hatfield1949 Roseanna McCoy
as James Caldwell Demarest1947 Cry Wolf
as William Williams1947 Repeat Performance

TV Shows/Series with Richard Basehart as Actor(26)

Full Name: Richard Basehart
Born: Thursday, 08/13 1914 (August) in Zanesville, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 09/17 1984 (September) in Los Angeles (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Bishop Rosecrans High School
Spouses (current/former): Valentina Cortese
Children: Jackie Basehart
Richard Basehart frequently works together with these people:
Leslie Nielsen (16x, Actor)
John Larch (14x, Actor)
Leo Penn (14x, Crew)
William Windom (13x, Actor)
Theodore Bikel (13x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (13x, Actor)
Vera Miles (12x, Actress)
Nehemiah Persoff (12x, Actor)
Barry Sullivan (12x, Actor)
Robert Loggia (12x, Actor)
Peter Mark Richman (12x, Actor)
Brigitte Berman (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4006, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/06/2021