Richard Mulligan was an American character actor known for his roles in the sitcoms Soap and Empty Nest.
14 Facts About Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan was the younger brother of film director Robert Richard Mulligan.
Richard Mulligan was born on November 13,1932, in New York City.
Richard Mulligan served in the Navy in the early 1950s during the Korean War and later studied to become a playwright at Columbia University.
Richard Mulligan made a brief, uncredited appearance in the 1963 film Love with the Proper Stranger, which was directed by his elder brother.
Richard Mulligan appeared in the season-13 episode "Wonder" of the Western TV show Gunsmoke.
Empty Nest ran for seven seasons, and Richard Mulligan won a Best Actor Emmy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for his performance.
Richard Mulligan played Secretary of State William Seward in Lincoln, a TV movie based on Gore Vidal's novel.
Richard Mulligan returned to perform on Broadway and in films, in which he usually played supporting roles.
Richard Mulligan was cast as Reggie Potter in the television series Reggie.
Richard Mulligan was first married to Patricia Jones from 1955 to 1960, with whom he had a son, James.
On September 26,2000, Richard Mulligan died of colorectal cancer at his home in Los Angeles.
Richard Mulligan was survived by his son James Richard Mulligan from his first marriage, and two brothers, Robert and James.
In 1989, Richard Mulligan won both the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for portraying Dr Harry Weston in Empty Nest.