Richard Gilliland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor. Gilliland was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He appeared onscreen in the 1970s. Notable appearances include Thirtysomething, Party of Five, Little Women, and a recurring role on Designing Women (where he met his wife Jean Smart, who starred as Charlene in that series). The couple has one son, Connor. Richard recently played Ellis Kapp on The Unit and Captain Stan Cotter on 24 while his wife Jean Smart played the First Lady Martha Logan in season 5. (He was in episode 2:00am to 3:00am). Gilliland is best friends with actor Joe Mantegna. Gilliland is also very active in the theatre. Recent credits include Balancing Act, with Yeardley Smith and I Remember You, with Tony Danza; both at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre. He studied at the Goodman School of Drama, Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble and spent four seasons at summer stock. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Gilliland, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Stay Hungry (1976)

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

Parts Per Billion (2014)

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The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life-altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Horiuchi
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Alexis Bledel  •  Rosario Dawson

The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life-altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Horiuchi
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Alexis Bledel  •  Rosario Dawson

A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Brian Dennehy  •  John Terry  •  Richard Gilliland

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Brian Dennehy  •  John Terry  •  Richard Gilliland

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Mayberry
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Mary Woronov

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Mayberry
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Mary Woronov

Playing Dangerous 2 (1996)

Kid genius Stewart Wolfe has headed off to college and has landed a position replacing a programmer in a lab on some suspicious code. Things turn deadly and Stewart has to use his wiles and previous experience to survive, save the code and bring down the bad guys!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Lanoff
CAST:  Mikey LeBeau  •  Richard Gilliland  •  David Kriegel  •  Kathe Mazur

Kid genius Stewart Wolfe has headed off to college and has landed a position replacing a programmer in a lab on some suspicious code. Things turn deadly and Stewart has to use his wiles and previous experience to survive, save the code and bring down the bad guys!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Lanoff
CAST:  Mikey LeBeau  •  Richard Gilliland  •  David Kriegel  •  Kathe Mazur

The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983)

A group of random individuals get stranded on a bridge that begins collapsing at both ends. Not only that, but there's a gun-wielding bank robber using the bridge as his means of escape refusing to let any of the rescuers draw near the survivors. Time is running out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Fenady
CAST:  James MacArthur  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Char Fontane  •  Richard Gilliland

A group of random individuals get stranded on a bridge that begins collapsing at both ends. Not only that, but there's a gun-wielding bank robber using the bridge as his means of escape refusing to let any of the rescuers draw near the survivors. Time is running out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Fenady
CAST:  James MacArthur  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Char Fontane  •  Richard Gilliland

Happy Hour (1987)

A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after him to try to get the formula for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John De Bello
CAST:  Jim Parrott  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Kathi Diamant  •  James Newell

A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after him to try to get the formula for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John De Bello
CAST:  Jim Parrott  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Kathi Diamant  •  James Newell

Vampire Clan (2002)

Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy raod trip. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Webb
CAST:  Drew Fuller  •  Alexandra Breckenridge  •  Timothy Lee DePriest  •  Marina Black

Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy raod trip. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Webb
CAST:  Drew Fuller  •  Alexandra Breckenridge  •  Timothy Lee DePriest  •  Marina Black

The West Side Waltz (1995)

Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Jennifer Grey  •  August Schellenberg

Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Jennifer Grey  •  August Schellenberg

Dog Watch (1996)

A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. Dumping the man in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Langley
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Esai Morales  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Dan Lauria

A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. Dumping the man in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Langley
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Esai Morales  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Dan Lauria

Audrey's Rain (2003)

Audrey Walker has given up her hopes and dreams, until an ex-love returns to town and helps her realize a second chance at life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jean Smart  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Angus T. Jones

Audrey Walker has given up her hopes and dreams, until an ex-love returns to town and helps her realize a second chance at life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jean Smart  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Angus T. Jones

Two Voices (1997)

Sybil, a housewife with breast cancer has to be subjected to a mastectomy after which will silicone implants. Another woman, Kathleen also uses a breast implant for cosmetic reasons. Sybil start having problems with implants and the surgeon advised other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Gail O'Grady  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Nicolas Surovy

Sybil, a housewife with breast cancer has to be subjected to a mastectomy after which will silicone implants. Another woman, Kathleen also uses a breast implant for cosmetic reasons. Sybil start having problems with implants and the surgeon advised other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Gail O'Grady  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Nicolas Surovy

Star Kid (1997)

Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manny Coto
CAST:  Joseph Mazzello  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Corinne Bohrer  •  Alex Daniels

Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manny Coto
CAST:  Joseph Mazzello  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Corinne Bohrer  •  Alex Daniels

Bug (1975)

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Bradford Dillman  •  Joanna Miles  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jamie Smith-Jackson

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Bradford Dillman  •  Joanna Miles  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jamie Smith-Jackson

A Wedding on Waltons Mountain (1982)

Erin Walton is considering marrying her boyfriend Paul but her old boyfriend Ashley, who left for the war and married someone else, lived through his wife's death and would like to get Erin back, but Paul is not going to give her up so easily. Also Mary Ellen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton  •  Mary Beth McDonough

Erin Walton is considering marrying her boyfriend Paul but her old boyfriend Ashley, who left for the war and married someone else, lived through his wife's death and would like to get Erin back, but Paul is not going to give her up so easily. Also Mary Ellen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton  •  Mary Beth McDonough

Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)

Mary Ellen marries Jonesy but they don't exactly have a good start.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gwen Arner
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Michael Learned  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton

Mary Ellen marries Jonesy but they don't exactly have a good start.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gwen Arner
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Michael Learned  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton

A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain (1982)

Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of writers block in New York followed by Jason now a struggling musician as well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Harris
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton  •  Mary Beth McDonough

Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of writers block in New York followed by Jason now a struggling musician as well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Harris
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jon Walmsley  •  Judy Norton  •  Mary Beth McDonough

Embassy (1985)

US ambassador in Rome must protect US interests and secrets from mob, spies and curious girlfriends who may be more than what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Nick Mancuso  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Richard Masur  •  Richard Gilliland

US ambassador in Rome must protect US interests and secrets from mob, spies and curious girlfriends who may be more than what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Nick Mancuso  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Richard Masur  •  Richard Gilliland

Acceptable Risks (1986)

The manager of a chemical plant and a city manager rise up against their respective bosses to keep a town safe in this ecologically conscientious made-for-TV disaster film. It all begins when the owners of Citichem order the plant manager to enact dangerous cost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Wallace
CAST:  Brian Dennehy  •  Kenneth McMillan  •  Christine Ebersole  •  Beah Richards

The manager of a chemical plant and a city manager rise up against their respective bosses to keep a town safe in this ecologically conscientious made-for-TV disaster film. It all begins when the owners of Citichem order the plant manager to enact dangerous cost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Wallace
CAST:  Brian Dennehy  •  Kenneth McMillan  •  Christine Ebersole  •  Beah Richards
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