Richard Chamberlain

Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Richard Chamberlain BIO

George Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, such as Shōgun and The Thorn Birds and was the first to play Jason Bourne in the 1988 made-for-TV movie The Bourne Identity.

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Richard Chamberlain STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Revival, 1998
Captain Georg von Trapp [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1993
Henry Higgins


The Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972

Original Broadway Production, 1966
Jeff Claypool

Richard Chamberlain Movies

[1960]The Secret of the Purple Reef Dean Christophe

[1961]A Thunder of Drums Lt. Porter

[1963]The Charge Is Murder David Mitchell

[1963]March of Dimes Presents: Once Upon a Dime

[1965]Joy in the Morning Carl Brown

[1968]Petulia David Danner

[1968]Hold on: It's the Dave Clark Five The Doctor

[1969]The Madwoman of Chaillot Roderick

[1970]Julius Caesar Octavius Caesar

[1971]The Music Lovers Peter Tchaikovsky

[1972]The Woman I Love King Edward VIII

[1972]Lady Caroline Lamb Lord Byron

[1973]The Three Musketeers Aramis

[1974]The Towering Inferno Simmons

[1974]The Lady's Not for Burning Thomas Mendip

[1974]The Four Musketeers Aramis

[1974]F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'the Last of the Belles' F. Scott Fitzgerald

[1975]The Count of Monte-Cristo Edmond Dantes

[1975]The Christmas Messenger Christmas Messenger

[1976]The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Prince Edward

[1977]The Man in the Iron Mask Phillipe / Louis

[1977]The Last Wave David Burton

[1978]The Swarm Dr. Hubbard

[1978]The Good Doctor

[1980]Shogun Pilot-Major John Blackthorne

[1982]Murder by Phone Nat Bridger

[1983]Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole Frederick Cook

[1985]Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Raoul Wallenberg

[1985]The Miracle

[1985]King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain

[1986]Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Allan Quatermain

[1987]Casanova Giacomo Casanova

[1989]The Return of the Musketeers Aramis

[1991]Night of the Hunter Harry Powell

[1991]Aftermath Ross Colburn

[1993]Hawaii: Paradise in Peril Self - Host

[1993]Ordeal in the Arctic Captain John Couch

[1995]Bird of Prey Jonathan Griffith

[1996]The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Ralph de Bricassart

[1997]The Lost Daughter Andrew McCracken

[1997]River Made to Drown In Thaddeus MacKenzie

[1997]All the Winters That Have Been Dane Corvin

[2000]The Pavilion Huddlestone

[2007]Strength and Honour Denis O'Leary

[2007]I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Councilman Banks

[2011]The Perfect Family Monsignor Murphy

[2011]We Are the Hartmans Hartman

[2018]Nightmare Cinema Dr. Leneer

[2019]Finding Julia Igor

Richard Chamberlain TV Shows

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Clay Pine

Mr. Lucky Alec

Riverboat Lt. Dave Winslow

Gunsmoke Pete

Bourbon Street Beat Dale Wellington

Boris Karloff Presents Larry Carter

The Deputy Jerry Kirk

Whispering Smith Chris Harrington

The Eleventh Hour Dr. James Kildare

[ 1961-1966]Dr. Kildare Dr. James Kildare

The Red Skelton Show Clarence Narrow

The Portrait of a Lady Ralph Touchett

ITV Sunday Night Theatre Hamlet

[ 1978-1979]Centennial Alexander McKeag

Shogun Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, Anjin-san

The Thorn Birds Ralph de Bricassart

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Clay Medwick

Dream West John Charles Fremont

The Bourne Identity Jason Bourne

[ 1989-1990]Island Son Dr. Daniel Kulani

Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Bernard Lafferty

Touched by an Angel Jack Clay, Everett Clay

The Drew Carey Show Maggie Wick

Will & Grace Clyde

Blackbeard Gov. Charles Eden

Nip/Tuck Arthur Stiles

Hustle James Whittaker Wright III

La tele de tu vida Ralph de Bricassart

Desperate Housewives Glen Wingfield

The Factor Dr. James Kildare

Chuck Adelbert De Smet

Thundercats Zigg

[ 2010-2011]Brothers & Sisters Jonathan Byrold

[ 2010-2012]Leverage Archie Leach

Twin Peaks Bill Kennedy

Richard Chamberlain Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outsanding Actor - Play

Richard Chamberlain, Fathers and Sons

Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Richard Chamberlain, The Night of the Iguana

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Richard Chamberlain News

Telly Leung & More to Star in HAS ANYONE SEEN MY MIND? Industry Readings

Private industry readings of 'Has Anyone Seen My Mind?' by Bill Russell, are scheduled for October 26 & 27.


The tantalizing notion of a forbidden romance was part of Tennessee Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana,” Colleen McCullough’s novel “The Thorn Birds” (made into a TV miniseries with Richard Chamberlain), and the hot priest that tantalized Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag.” 

10 Videos Proving Melissa Errico Is A TERMINAL INGENUE at The Green Room 42

Terminal Ingénue: The Mis-Education of Melissa Errico will feature songs by Lerner & Loewe, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Cole Porter, Michel Legrand – and of course, her beloved friend Stephen Sondheim.

Have Any Broadway Musicals Ever Closed Before They Opened?

Broadway historian and self-proclaimed theatre nerd Jennifer Ashley Tepper is here to help with her new series, Broadway Deep Dive. This month, the reader question was: Have any Broadway musicals ever closed before they opened?

Interview: Melissa Errico Joyously Radiating Her EVERGREEN HOLIDAY At Feinstein's @ Vitello's

Fresh from her Carnegie Hall debut last month, Tony-award nominee Melissa Errico brings her holiday show Evergreen Holiday to Feinstein’s at Vitello’s December 21st and 22nd. Accompanied by a jazz trio led by Randy Waldman, Melissa’s special guest Jon Lovitz will join in on the storytelling that has made Melissa a favorite New York Times contributor.

Laura Benanti, Rachel Bay-Jones, Matt Doyle, and Julie James Announced for 2023 Broadway Concert Series At Aventura Center

]Presented by the City of Aventura, the 2023 Aventura Broadway Concert Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will feature three Tony Award® winners in its intimate setting and culminate in an evening with a SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel favorite.

Company Of Angels And Black Boyle Heights Announce A New Partnership Project

Company of Angels, LA's oldest non-profit theater company and Black Boyle Heights have launched their multi-year partnership to bring the stories of Black Boyle Heights residents to the stage. Company of Angels and Black Boyle Heights will develop and present for the stage an original play that highlights African Americans from Boyle Heights through shared stories, visuals, and history.

Laura Benanti Welcomes Second Daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown

Laura Benanti took to Instagram to share the birth of her second daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown.

Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theater Star for Our Times

BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.

Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84

Actress-singer Sally Kellerman, who achieved worldwide movie fame for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic 1970 film “M*A*S*H,” with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, died early this morning (Feb. 24) in her sleep from heart failure at her home in Woodland Hills.  She was 84.  For her iconic role, she was nominated as “Best Supporting Actress” by both the Oscars and Golden Globes.  It was reported by her manager and publicist Alan Eichler.

THAT'LL BE THE DAY Comes to Bucks County Playhouse

Andy Christopher, who played Buddy Holly in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at Bucks County Playhouse, and his wife, Esther Stilwell, will bring their cabaret performance, “That'll Be the Day: A Rock 'n Roll Romance,” to New Hope for four performances, February 4 – 6. 

Stephanie J. Block, Santino Fontana & Laura Benanti Join The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series

The series features three Tony Award® winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) on January 7; Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on February 5; and Laura Benanti (Gypsy) on March 26.

LeAnn Rimes, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More, Announced for Lesher Center HEADLINERS Series

The Lesher Center for the Arts announces the stellar lineup for its Headliners series, kicking off January 7 with Grammy and multi-award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes.

The 6th Claudette Sorel Piano Competition Announced

Now in its sixth year and named for pianist and SUNY Distinguished Professor Claudette Sorel, The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities ages 15 - 18.

Laura Benanti to Perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present Tony Award winner, five-time Tony® nominee and highly celebrated stage and screen actress Laura Benanti in her debut in the Cabaret Series for three performances September 23, 24 and 25 at the Samueli Theatre.

Cris Groenendaal Headlines August 6th LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN

Carole Demas will host Broadway actor Cris Groenendaal on LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN on August 6th

Wake Up With BWW 7/15: IS THIS A ROOM and DANA H. Set Broadway Returns, and More!

Today's top stories: Is This a Room and Dana H. will perform in repertory on Broadway this fall. Plus, check out the new documentary 'On Broadway' featuring ​ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis, and more!

Award-Winning Television Director John Erman Has Passed Away at Age 85

Noted television director and producer John Erman, who directed episodes of many of the great television shows and TV movies and mini-series from the early sixties all the way into the 2000’s, died in New York on June 25th after a brief illness.

Exclusive: Linda and Laura Benanti Perform 'A Quiet Place' With Seth Rudetsky

Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.


Richard Chamberlain has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Richard Chamberlain has not appeared in the West End.

Richard Chamberlain has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performances in "Fathers and Sons" and "The Night of the Iguana".

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