Richard Kline - biography

Actor from United States of America

Richard Kline Richard Kline (born April 29, 1944) is an American actor and television director. He is best known for playing the sleazy neighbor and used car salesman, Larry Dallas, on the sitcom, Three's Company. Richard Klein was born in New York City to Leah Klein. He was raised in Queens by parents who practiced Reform Judaism. He attended Queens College and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater from Northwestern University. After he graduated, he served with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. Kline became involved in theater and made his professional debut in 1971 as part of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company. Regional theater productions during this period included Chemin de Fer (in Chicago with actor Dennis Franz), Death of a Salesman, and Love's Labour's Lost. A classically trained singer, Kline made his Broadway career debut in City of Angels, a musical (1990). In addition to his television and big screen appearances, Kline has hosted two game show pilots, Jumble in 1988 and To Tell the Truth in 1990. The show's rights were then sold to NBC with Gordon Elliott, then Lynn Swann and Alex Trebek later hosting. Kline's TTTT pilot did air on the East Coast as a mistake on  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Richard Klein,Richie
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Sandy Molloy Beverley Osgoode
Colby Kline
Television Director, Actor


Institution From To
Queens College, City University of New York
Northwestern University


Year Performance Character
1999 Treehouse Hostage
1992 Itsy Bitsy Spider

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