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Richard Deacon (I) (1921–1984)

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Richard Deacon was the bald, bespectacled character actor most famous for playing television producer Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966. In the first season of that show he also ... read full biography
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May 14, 1921 (died Aug 8, 1984) | 6' 2" (1.88m)
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Entertainment Tonight (2016)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2016) Himself (1 episode, 2016)   See fewer
Episode #36.78 (Dec 10, 2016) Season 36, Episode 78 - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton (2014)
(Video) - Mr. Griswold (archive footage) Mr. Griswold (archive footage)   See fewer
The Sixties (2014)
(TV Series) - Mel Cooley (1 episode, 2014) Mel Cooley (1 episode, 2014)   See fewer
When Television Came of Age (May 29, 2014) Season 1, Episode 1 - Mel Cooley (archive footage) (uncredited) Mel Cooley (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Pioneers of Television (2014)
(TV Series) - Mel Cooley - Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode, 2014) Mel Cooley - Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode, 2014)   See fewer
Acting Funny (May 6, 2014) Season 4, Episode 4 - Mel Cooley - Dick Van Dyke Show (archive footage) Mel Cooley - Dick Van Dyke Show (archive footage)   See fewer
The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)
(TV Movie) - Melvin 'Mel' Cooley (archive footage) Melvin 'Mel' Cooley (archive footage)   See fewer
All About 'The Birds' (2000)
(Video) - Man on Elevator in clips from the movie 'The Birds' (archive footage) (uncredited) Man on Elevator in clips from the movie 'The Birds' (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Biography (1995)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1995) Himself (1 episode, 1995)   See fewer
Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (Dec 18, 1995) Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985)
(Video) - Drive-in-Mgr. (archive footage) Drive-in-Mgr. (archive footage)   See fewer
Disneyland (1972–1982)
(TV Series) - Dean Wheaton / Drive-In Manager / Ralph Yarby / Charlie Wrenn (7 episodes, 1972) Dean Wheaton / Drive-In Manager / Ralph Yarby / Charlie Wrenn (7 episodes, 1972)   See fewer
Blackbeard's Ghost: Part 2 (Nov 27, 1982) Season 29, Episode 10 - Dean Wheaton (archive footage) Dean Wheaton (archive footage)   See fewer
The Gun of Zangara (1960)
(TV Movie) - Bill Skidmore (archive footage) (uncredited) Bill Skidmore (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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