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Richard Eyer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Ross Eyer (born May 6, 1945, Santa Monica, California) is a former American child actor during the 1950s and 1960s who taught elementary school in the eastern Sierra city of Bishop in Inyo County until he retired in 2006. He is the older brother of Robert Eyer (b. May 6, 1948), another child actor of the period who is deceased. In 1960–1961, Eyer was cast in the role of the teenaged David "Davey" Kane on the ABC television Western series Stagecoach West, having portrayed the fictional son of stagecoach co-owner Simon Kane, played by the late Robert Bray. The series, a production of Dick Powell's Four Star Television, also starred Wayne Rogers, later Trapper John on M*A*S*H. Eyer was a boy with "'the clean-cut, all-American look" who won "personality contests" and other competitions before he made his film debut in the early 1950s. In 1956, he was the youngster who runs "afowl" of the goose in director William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion. Science fiction viewers will remember him for the starring role in The Invisible Boy, which was producer Nicholas Nayfack's independent sequel to MGM's Forbidden Planet. In The Desperate Hours (1955), Eyer played Frederic March's dangerously impulsive son. His last film was The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad in 1958. He portrayed the metallic-voiced Baronni the Genie. He also starred in the Warner Bros. late '50s western, "Fort Dobbs", with Clint Walker & Virginia Mayo. In a 1995 interview, Eyer credited his mother for the promotion of his acting career. "It was all her work that did it. I had curly hair, freckles, and people would say what a cute kid he was and all that; so my mother entered me in some children’s personality contests, and I won one of these which had been held at the Hollywood Bowl, and I guess that one was the springboard in getting me started. After that, I was hired for some television commercials and some modeling jobs, and this led into other things ... I was around fourteen when I did Stagecoach West ... My last role was at age 21, appearing in an episode of [ABC's] Combat!." He appeared in more than one hundred episodes of various television programs, including Rod Cameron's syndicated City Detective, when he was eight years of age. Other appearances include Arrest and Trial, Stoney Burke, Wagon Train, Father Knows Best, Mr. Novak, Gunsmoke, Lassie, Rawhide and General Electric Theater. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Eyer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 6, 1945 In Santa Monica, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the series Lux Video Theatre 1950-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Calhoun: County Agent 1964-07-08
Known For
Poster of The Invisible Boy
Poster of Bailout at 43,000
Poster of Slander
Poster of Canyon River
Filmography
Movie Calhoun: County Agent Hank Laird 1964-07-08
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Stagecoach West 1960-10-04
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie Fort Dobbs Chad Gray 1958-04-18
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Barani the Genie 1958-12-05
Movie Slander Joey Martin 1957-01-18
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie Bailout at 43,000 Kit Peterson 1957-05-01
Movie The Invisible Boy Timmie Merrinoe 1957-10-01
Movie The Kettles In The Ozarks Billy Kettle 1956-04-01
Movie Come Next Spring Abraham 1956-03-09
Movie Canyon River Chuck Hale 1956-08-04
Movie Friendly Persuasion Little Jess Birdwell 1956-11-25
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Desperate Hours Ralphie Hilliard 1955-10-05
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie Sincerely Yours Alvie Hunt 1955-11-05
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02