Richard Riehle

Biography: A Windy City native, distinguished character actor Richard Riehle earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and his master's from the University of Minnesota, then took his first cinematic bow with a bit part in 1975's Western Rooster Cogburn -- opposite John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. After Rooster, Riehle abandoned screen work for over a decade to hit the East Coast and focus almost exclusively on Broadway and regional theater. Ed Zwick's acclaimed Civil War opus Glory (1989) marked Riehle's Hollywood comeback; he subsequently increased his screen time dramatically, and chalked up a resumé playing everymen -- usually heavyset and unpolished working stiffs such as policemen, detectives, judges, and bartenders -- in literally dozens of films. Riehle's credits include Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Mercury Rising (1998), Office Space (1999), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), and National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 (2006). The actor is also known for his regular presence onA Windy City native, distinguished character actor Richard Riehle earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and his master's from the University of Minnesota, then took his first cinematic bow with a bit part in 1975's Western Rooster Cogburn -- opposite John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. After Rooster, Riehle abandoned screen work for over a decade to hit the East Coast and focus almost exclusively on Broadway and regional theater. Ed Zwick's acclaimed Civil War opus Glory (1989) marked Riehle's Hollywood comeback; he subsequently increased his screen time dramatically, and chalked up a resumé playing everymen -- usually heavyset and unpolished working stiffs such as policemen, detectives, judges, and bartenders -- in literally dozens of films. Riehle's credits include Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Mercury Rising (1998), Office Space (1999), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), and National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 (2006). The actor is also known for his regular presence on two television series: the 1990 Ferris Bueller (as Principal Ed Rooney) and the 2001-2005 Grounded for Life (as Walt Finnerty). Riehle subsequently returned to National Lampoon work with the 2007 frat-boy comedy National Lampoon Presents The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell. Expand

Richard Riehle's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 79 Free Willy
Lowest Metascore: 20 Spinning Into Butter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 14 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Meanest Man in Texas May 17, 2019 Mr. Kilpatrick tbd
tbd Aquarians Nov 2, 2018 Father Rob tbd
50 Bullitt County Oct 26, 2018 The Mr. tbd
tbd Heels Jul 20, 2018 Calvin Lackey tbd
tbd 20 Weeks Apr 13, 2018 Keenan tbd
tbd Pitching Tents Mar 31, 2017 Grandpa / Grandpa tbd
tbd Fear, Inc. Oct 21, 2016 Bill Peterson / Bill Peterson 7.8
tbd Daddy Apr 8, 2016 Al Rubin tbd
63 Pee-wee's Big Holiday Mar 18, 2016 Dan 6.9
64 Dementia Dec 4, 2015 Sam 5.5
tbd Sex, Death and Bowling Nov 6, 2015 Father Joe tbd
35 Contracted: Phase II Sep 4, 2015 Deuge Gelman 6.0
33 Amnesiac Aug 14, 2015 Postman tbd
tbd Gone Doggy Gone Jun 26, 2015 Stan Janson 9.0
tbd Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Jun 5, 2015 Bartender tbd
31 Lovesick Feb 6, 2015 Father / Father 7.8
30 Always Woodstock Nov 14, 2014 Mr. Harmon tbd
32 The Scribbler Sep 19, 2014 Officer O'Reilly 7.6
26 Friended to Death May 2, 2014 Dan tbd
76 Dead Man's Burden May 3, 2013 Three Penny Hank 5.6
44 BearCity 2: The Proposal Sep 28, 2012 Gabe tbd
61 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Nov 4, 2011 Cast 7.0
41 5 Star Day Nov 4, 2011 Jim The Plumber 7.3
35 Halloween II (2009) Aug 28, 2009 Buddy The Night Watchman 5.0
20 Spinning Into Butter Mar 27, 2009 Paul Meyers 5.3
46 Choose Connor Oct 10, 2008 Grant Miller tbd
61 Red Aug 8, 2008 Sam 6.9
tbd A Plumm Summer Apr 25, 2008 Art Bublin 9.2
57 Hatchet Sep 7, 2007 Mr. Permatteo / Mr. Permatteo 6.5
71 Neo Ned Sep 8, 2006 Officer Pendleton 8.4