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Mark Richman plays trooper, Scott Franklin in "The
Twilight Zone season 5, 1964
Also, Peter Mark Richman's
play "A Medal for Murray," opened on July
27, 2013 at the Beit Lessin Theater in Tel Aviv, Israel
and has now been running for a year and a half. Touring all
over Israel.. including Haifa and Jerusalem. (Translated into
Miriam Zohar and Ilan
Dar dancing in Peter Mark Richman's play, A Medal for Murray,
performed in Israel.
My interview in the
Jewish Journal just came out: (click
"A Medal for Murray,"
a play by Peter Mark Richman was translated into Hebrew and presented
in Tel Aviv by the Beit Lessin theater and opened July 27, 2013.
It is expected to have a very long run in Tel Aviv and tour many
cities in Israel. The grand dame of Israeli theater, Miriam Zohar,
plays the lead with distinguished actor Ilan Dar.
Here are some of the
quotes from the critics:
"A MEDAL FOR
MURRAY BY PETER MARK RICHMAN IS A MOVING COMEDY THAT DEALS WITH
LOVE IN THE GOLDEN YEARS THAT FOCUSES A BEAM OF LIGHT ON MARRIED
LIFE, ON THE ART OF COURTSHIP AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ETERNAL LOVE.
THE PLAY IS A THEATRICAL GEM
(OR PEARL) THAT MOVES THE VIEWER TO LAUGHTER AND SOME TEARS, TO
FEEL AND BE HAPPY... THE LAUGHTER IS ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF THE
PLAY AND SOMETIMES IT REACHES THE LEVEL OF HYSTERIA, BUT THIS
IS CATHARTIC (A FEELING OF FREEDOM) WHICH BRINGS GREAT SATISFACTION
TO THE VIEWERS ALL THROUGH THE FAMILY PLAY THAT'S UNFOLDING BEFORE
--Top editor for VIP....Chaim Noi
"A MEDAL FOR
MURRAY GRANTS THE AUDIENCE AN HOUR AND A HALF OF INTEREST, GOOD
FEELINGS AND EVEN A SORT OF SPIRITUAL LIFT...I AM HAPPY TO REPORT
THAT THIS PLAY IS EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED BY SOMEONE WHO IS IN
THE DUMPS. IT CONVINCES US THAT LIFE IS SWEET AND HAPPINESS IS
"THE SHOW IS
A GREAT SUCCESS AND IT WOULD MAKE YOU HAPPY TO SEE THE AUDIENCE
RESPONSE TO IT. PEOPLE COME OUT FROM THE THEATER AND ARE REALLY
HAPPY WITH A HUGE SMILE ON THEIR FACES. I HEARD ONE WOMAN SAYING
THAT IT GAVE HER HAPPINESS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR.
--Alon Ophir...the director
TV Preservation Society
Classic TV Preservation Society is a nonprofit Public Benefit
Corporation. The Board of Directors includes Founder and Executive
Director Herbie J Pilato, who wrote the following article.
Richman - The Actor's Actor - Going Strong
A great Light has been
circulating Hollywood for decades, shining bright upon countless
audiences of the stage, big and small screens - and that Light
is the actor named Peter Mark Richman. A professional from the
word go, Richman has been sharing his enormous and multifaceted
talents with the world for over 50 years, with no sign of stopping.
Name any television program of any worth that ever aired, and
Richman has appeared on it. Measure any scene in any TV show,
motion picture or play in which he has ever performed, and he's
hit his mark with precision. In fact, there are not enough numbers
in the decimal system to properly calculate the number of times
Richman has delivered the goods of his vocation.
On television alone his impact is astounding. From his early
TV days on anthology
shows like The Amrstrong Circle Theatre, Alfred Hitchock Presents,
The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, through the 1960s on his
own classic series, Cain's Hundred, to action/adventure shows
like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., It Takes A Thief, through the 1970s
on detective shows such as Longstreet, (on which he had a regular
role), Baretta, Barnaby Jones, and Charlie's Angels, through the
1980s with Hart to Hart, Knight Rider, Dynasty, Star Trek: The
Next Generation, on into the 1990s with Beverly Hills, 90210,
Whether voicing God, or playing Suzanne Sommer's minister father
on Three's Company ; whether voicing an animated Spider-Man, or
confronting The Six Million Dollar Man live, Richman has done
it all - with class, sophistication and elegance.
A few of his most cherished memories are from working on the
anthology shows from the Golden Age of Television, such as Playhouse
90, The United States Steel Hour, and The Philco Playhouse. "They
dealt with [fully-developed] stories, and characters," he
In those days, Richman lived in New York, and he would commute
from the East to the West Coast whenever Hollywood beckoned. "I
would land in Hollywood, fly back to New York, and then once my
plane landed, I'd receive a call to return to Hollywood, and it
continued like that for years. I was one of the migrating actors
in the late 50s and 60s."
Eventually, Richman purchased a home in Woodland Hills, in which
he and his lovely wife, actress Helen Richman, with whom he has
raised five children, have remained "happily ensconced"
In fact, despite his over 500 TV appearances
alone, what he remains most proud
is his children, one of whom is the Grammy-award-winning music
maestro Lucas Richman). "I have terrific kids," he says.
And they clearly have a terrific father, who is a terrific actor,
and a fine human being, untethered and unaffected by the glitter
and glamour of Hollywood - which is one of the reasons why he's
It also clarifies one of the reasons why has Richman is so blessed...because
of his solid sense of family...his strong sense of priority...his
delightful sense of humor...and his caring heart...all of which
continues to contribute to that shining, bright Light of his humanity
- that frequently sparks on screen, and off.
BY HERBIE J. PILATO
An extensive interview with Peter Mark Richman and
Actors Reporter, Danika Quinn.
His television career began with live TV followed by his own NBC series
"Cain's Hundred" as Nick Cain. After that came the series "Longstreet,"
"Dynasty," "Three's Company" and "Beverly Hills 90210." He has been a
guest star in hundreds of television shows and movies including the
classic sci-fi shows "Outer Limits," "The Twilight Zone," and "Star Trek : The Next Generation."
This year Peter Mark Richman hosted and narrated with The Philadelphia Orchestra,"An Evening of John Williams Music" for his 80th birthday celebration at the Mann Center. His son Lucas Richman was the guest conductor.
Peter Mark Richman has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in Theaters across
the country, and has been a guest star in over 500 Television Shows and
Peter Mark Richman is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Coming from
the Actors Studio and the Broadway Theater, he has appeared in many films
including: "Friendly Persuasion," "The Black Orchid,"
"The Strange One," "The Dark Intruder," "For Singles
Only" and "Naked Gun 2 1/2."
A serious and accomplished artist, he has had seventeen one-man
exhibitions. Mr. Richman's first novel "Hollander's Deal," and his second book "The Rebirth of Ira Masters" are now
available for purchase. He has recently completed the
independent film 4 FACES, which he wrote, produced and stars in. POOL HALL JUNKIES, another independent film he appears in,
is now in release & available on DVD.
Mr. Richman has recently recorded radio dramas available on CD, based on the original TWILIGHT ZONE television scripts.
CD's currently available "Uncle
Simon" & 'He's Alive."
Read the new
interview with Peter Mark Richman,
(courtesy of CultFilmFreak.com)
A fabulous CD has been released of Jerrald Goldsmith's music for the NBC-TV powerful series of the sixties, "Cain's Hundred" starring Peter Mark Richman as a mafia lawyer who quits representing them. (That's Trouble!) The disc with a booklet is full of pictures of the series action and guest stars. (FSM's silver and golden age classics, Screen Archives Entertainment.)
Mr. Richman has just completed a short film called, "The Desperate." It is a powerful story
of a Jewish surgeon slated to die in a concentration camp when he is compelled to save a Nazi General's wounded Lieutenant son.
He sat in a make-up chair for 3 hours while a bald pate was applied and the accompanying "look."
The film was submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures in the short film
category; and it will be seen in many film festivals in the coming year. On
December 9, 2009 Mr. Richman received an "Award of Excellence" from the Film Advisory Board for his
performance and "Outstanding Contributions to the World of
It has now won 33 Film Festival Awards across the
country as Best Film in Short Film Category, (it's 32 minutes). And Mr. Richman
has won several best actor awards.