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  • Real name : Richard Norman Anderson
  • Place of birth : New Jersey
  • Date of birth : 08/08/1926

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Richard Anderson (1926)

Richard Norman Anderson

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Richard Norman Anderson is an American actor in film and television, known to TV audiences as Steve Austin's and Jaime Sommers' boss, Oscar Goldman, in both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman TV series and their three subsequent TV movies: The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman , Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and Bionic Ever After? .

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 early life
Anderson was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, the son of Olga (née Lurie) and Harry Anderson. (Referred to as 'Randy' Or 'Randerson by friends and family)

 career
On the big screen, his many films included the science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet and the World War I drama Paths of Glory directed by Stanley Kubrick, in which Anderson played the prosecuting attorney. He was the object of the unrequited love of Clara Varner in The Long, Hot Summer and a suspicious military officer in Seven Days in May .

The 1960s found Anderson making appearances in Perry Mason , The Untouchables, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Death Valley Days, Thriller , The Eleventh Hour, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive , Bonanza, The Green Hornet, The Invaders, and The Big Valley, among others. In 1961-1962, Anderson co-starred with Marilyn Maxwell in an ABC production of Bus Stop, a drama about travelers passing through a bus depot and diner in the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado.

In addition to his appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman in the 1970s, Anderson also guest starred on Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke, Ironside, Columbo and The Love Boat. He also appeared in the made for TV movie, The Night Strangler as the villain, Dr. Richard Malcolm. Anderson was just as busy in the 1980s on Charlie's Angels, Matt Houston, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Cover Up, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, and Murder, She Wrote. Anderson also had a recurring role as Senator Buck Fallmont on Dynasty from 1986-1987. He portrayed President Lyndon Johnson in the 1987 miniseries Hoover vs. The Kennedys.

In the 1990s, Anderson served as narrator and a recurring guest star for Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He also served as a commercial spokesperson for the Shell Oil Company in the United States known as "The Shell Answer Man". "The Shell Answer Man" appeared in commercials from 1976 to 1982. In 1999 and 2000, he costarred with Dick Van Patten, Richard Roundtree, Deborah Winters, and Hugh O'Brian in the Warren Chaney miniseries, Y2K - World in Crisis.

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