Richard Paul

Birthplace: Los Angeles - California - USA
Died: December 25, 1998

Biography

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.