Richard Karlan

Richard Karlan (April 24, 1919 – September 10, 2004) was an American actor. He appeared in the films Snow Dog, Union Station, Between Midnight and Dawn, The Lemon Drop Kid, Love Is Better Than Ever, The Racket, Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie, Tangier Incident, Blowing Wild, All the Brothers Were Valiant, Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, The Steel Jungle, Accused of Murder, Hollywood or Bust, Rock All Night, The Crooked Circle, The Man Who Died Twice, Inside the Mafia and Star!, among others. Karland also appeared in television shows, one being Barnaby Jones, in the episode titled “Murder Once Removed”(01/21/1975).

Richard Karlan
Born(1919-04-24)April 24, 1919
DiedSeptember 10, 2004(2004-09-10) (aged 85)

He died of pneumonia on September 10, 2004, in Los Angeles, California at age 85.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1950Love That BruteMugUncredited
1950Snow DogBiroff
1950Union StationDetective George Stein
1950Between Midnight and DawnOfficer Charlie NicholsUncredited
1950Sierra PassageBart
1951The Lemon Drop KidMaxieUncredited
1951The Redhead and the CowboyCaptain PetersUncredited
1951Bright VictoryBartenderUncredited
1951No Questions AskedSy - Solitaire-playing MobsterUncredited
1951RhubarbPencil LouieUncredited
1951The RacketBreeze Enright
1951The Unknown ManPolice LieutenantUncredited
1952Sailor BewareGuardUncredited
1952Love Is Better Than EverSiddoUncredited
1952Wait till the Sun Shines, NellieMike Kava
1952DreamboatHerman, Husband in BarUncredited
1952O. Henry's Full HouseHeadwaiter(segment "The Cop and the Anthem"), Uncredited
1953Tangier IncidentRosnov
1953Scared StiffGangsterUncredited
1953Champ for a DayGamblerUncredited
1953Blowing WildHenderson
1953All the Brothers Were ValiantSamUncredited
1954Casanova's Big NightOutside GuardUncredited
1954Captain Kidd and the Slave GirlCapt. Avery
1955Abbott and Costello Meet the MummyHetsut
1955Toughest Man AliveHenchmanUncredited
1956The Steel JungleC.O.D.
1956Accused of MurderChad Bayless
1956Hollywood or BustSammy RossUncredited
1957Rock All NightJerry
1957The Crooked CircleSam Lattimer
1958The Man Who Died TwiceSantoni
1959Inside the Mafia'Chins' Dayton
1961Pocketful of MiraclesDetectiveUncredited
1968Star!David Holtzmann
1985First StrikeSoviet General(final film role)


  1. "Richard Karlan". 2004-09-17. Retrieved 2018-05-07.

2. Demetria Fulton; previewed Richard Karlan in Barnaby Jones, episode titled “Murder Once Removed”(01/21/1975).

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