From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Richard Paulￂﾠ(June 6, 1940 ￢ﾀﾓ December 25, 1998) was anￂﾠAmericanￂﾠactor who was born inￂﾠLos Angeles, California. He was able to imitate most American and many foreign dialects. He had a tenor voice and trained withￂﾠLee Sweetland. Richard had a B.A. in public affairs fromￂﾠClaremont Men's Collegeￂﾠand an M.A. in psychology fromￂﾠCalifornia State University, Los Angeles. He was near completion of his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from theￂﾠUniversity of Arizonaￂﾠin Tucson, Arizona, but gave up his career as a therapist to become a full-time performer. Richard Paul was nicknamed "Pige Paul" byￂﾠSlim Pickensￂﾠwhile filming an episode ofￂﾠThe Love Boatￂﾠ(1977) after local pigeons anointed a new suit jacket. In 1980 he guest starred in the ABC comedy 'One In A Million" which only aired for one season Richard was also a frequent panelist onￂﾠMatch Gameￂﾠin the 1980s. From 1977 to 1979 he portrayed Mayor Teddy Burnside inￂﾠCarter Country, and later played the recurring character of Cabot Cove Mayor, Sam Booth, inￂﾠMurder, She Wrote. He was cast as Dr.ￂﾠBob Halyersￂﾠin the "Clean Up Radio Everywhere" episode ofWKRP in Cincinnatiￂﾠ(1978) because of his resemblance toￂﾠRev. Jerry Falwell. Paul played Falwell himself twice: once inￂﾠFall From Grace, aￂﾠJimￂﾠandￂﾠTammy Faye BakkerￂﾠTV movie made in 1990, and then inￂﾠThe People vs. Larry Flyntￂﾠin 1996. Paul was in the cult classic filmￂﾠEating Raoulￂﾠ(1982), written and directed byPaul Bartel. Also in 1982, he co-starred on the short-lived sitcomￂﾠHerbie, the Love Bug. He also appeared in Bartel's short film,ￂﾠThe Secret Cinema, a paranoid-delusional, fantasy masterpiece of self-referential cinema, which was part of theAmazing Storiesￂﾠseries on television. Paul also appeared inￂﾠNot for Publication, written and directed by Bartel. He volunteered with Actors and Others for Animals. He was on the Mental Health Advisory Board of Los Angeles County. He volunteered at childhood immunization clinics for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He read books into tapes by special request at theￂﾠBraille Instituteￂﾠin Los Angeles. He married Patty Oestereich in 1968 inￂﾠPasadena, California. They were married for 30 years until his death onￂﾠChristmas dayￂﾠin 1998 at home inￂﾠStudio City, California, due toￂﾠcancerￂﾠat age 58.