Richard Bull

Richard Bull

  • Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Witless Protection (2008)
  • Birthday: Jun 26, 1924
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • In films from the mid-'60s, American actor Richard Bull was seen in The Satan Bug (1965), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Secret Life of an American Wife (1969), Newman's Law (1971), and several other major Hollywood productions. Many of these roles were bits or atmosphere characters: guards, policemen, and the like. Television afforded Bull larger character roles, especially in the sitcom field. Within a ten-year period (1964-1974), he guested on Gidget, Family Affair, Gomer Pyle, USMC, The Andy Griffith Show, My 3 Sons, Room 222, and Bewitched (as pilgrim John Alden in a "flashback" episode). He also had a recurring role as a ship's doctor on the mid-'60s fantasy weekly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. From 1974 through 1982, Richard Bull played store proprietor Nels Oleson, the even-tempered, long-suffering husband of overbearing Harriet Oleson on Little House on the Prairie. Bull continued to appear in films and episodes of TV shows until his death in 2014 at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie: Merry Christmas Engalls Actor 2014
4% Witless Protection Sheriff Smoot $4.2M 2008
No Score Yet Osso Bucco Old Man Diner 2008
92% Sugar Earl Higgins $1.1M 2008
12% Let's Go to Prison Board Member No. 2 $5.6M 2006
100% Normal Roy's father 2003
No Score Yet The Secret Actor 2001
No Score Yet A Different Story Mr. Cooke 1978
No Score Yet Mr. Sycamore Dr. Ferfield 1975
90% The Parallax View Actor 1974
No Score Yet Newman's Law Immigration Man 1974
No Score Yet Breezy Doctor 1973
57% Executive Action Gunmen Team A 1973
96% High Plains Drifter Asa Goodwin 1973
86% Ulzana's Raid Ginsford 1972
71% Lawman Dusaine 1971
67% The Andromeda Strain Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Stalking Moon Doctor 1968
78% The Thomas Crown Affair Booth Guard 1968
No Score Yet The Secret Life of an American Wife Howard 1968
86% Hour of the Gun Thomas Fitch 1967
50% The Satan Bug Cavanaugh 1965
83% Fear Strikes Out Reporter Slade 1957

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Nice Old Man
  • 1999
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
TV Pitchman
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Judge Wagner Doctor
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Mr. Furillo
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Nels Oleson Mr. Oleson
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Coroner Medical Examiner Mr. Zahn
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Thompson
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mr. Goodman Jess Hill
  • 1972
  • 1969
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Nort Deems
  • 1972
  • 1962
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Lorkner Oliver Donovan Dr. Laurence
  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Dr. Ender
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Alden
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Bill Lindsay Mr. Jackson
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Mcintire
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Court Reporter
  • 1958

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