Richard Bakalyan

TV Actor

Richard Bakalyan was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States on January 29th, 1931 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 84, Richard Bakalyan biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1931
United States
Place of Birth
Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date
Feb 27, 2015 (age 84)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Elizabeth Lee "Betty" Baumann, ​ ​(m. 1952; died 1967)​
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Richard Bakalyan Life

Richard Bakalyan (January 29, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor who began his career as a juvenile delinquent in his first two films.

Early life

Richard Bakalyan was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, as the son of Armenian-born William Nishan Bakalyan and Canadian (from Nova Scotia) Elsie Florence (née Fancy) Bakalyan. He had two brothers. In 1939, his father died when Richard was 8 years old.

Bakalyan learned how to defend himself against street fights growing up in a poor neighborhood. At the age of 15, he was banned from serving a year of probation for unknown offences.

Bakalyan served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant after four years of service.

Personal life

Bakalyan was married to Elizabeth Baumann from 1952 to her death in 1967.

Bakalyan, a well-known character actor, was included in the book Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget by Justin Humphreys.


Richard Bakalyan Career


He was always depicted as thugs, outlaws, and in military action films like The Delinquents (1957), The Bonnie Parker Story (1958), and Up Periscope (1959). During the shooting of 1958's youth-gang drama The Cool and the Crazy, he and fellow actor Dick Jones were arrested for vagrancy in Kansas City. They were standing on the corner between takes in "JD" outfits, and the cops assumed they were real gang members. The film crew took several hours to inform the police what was going on and get them out of jail.

He became a comic heavy, often cast in family Disney films, but is also known in dramas by the mid-1960s as he grew out of these roles. Several of his Disney ventures included Never a Dull Moment (1968), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), The Strongest Man in the World (1978), and Voice-efforts in The Fox and the Hound (1981), as 'Dinky' the finch bird.

Bakalyan was uncredited in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as the good thief on the cross. During Frank Sinatra's films, such as Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964), None but the Brave (1965), and Von Ryan's Express (1965), he became lifelong friends with the Sinatra family. When filming Pressure Point in 1962, he met co-star Bobby Darin, who later became one of Bakalyan's closest friends. Bakalyan is one of the few people to see Darin before his early death from heart disease in 1973. In Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown, Bakalyan played Detective Loach opposite Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Bakalyan has appeared on many television shows from the 1950s to the 2000s. In Panic!, Wyatt Earp's Life and Legend, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Hawaiian Eye, and The Untouchables, early small screen performances appeared. He appeared in Sgt. in 1966.

Piper on the World War II drama Combat!

"Gitty" is the fourth season episode. Later in life, he appeared in a variety of shows, including Batman, Mannix, Love, American Style, Kojak, The Bionic Woman, Charlie's Angels, and Emergency. (1977, E15), where he appeared in Charley, a fire apparatus mechanic, and the NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl, which was his last film effort in October 2008.

Bakalyan appeared in "Way Down Cellar," a two-part series on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, in 1968. He appeared on Dean Martin Presents (1972) and The Bobby Darin Show (1973).