71 (passed away Mar. 18th, 2021)
Jan. 23rd, 1950
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Richard Morris Gilliland first appeared onscreen in the 1970s. Notable appearances include The Waltons, Thirtysomething, Party of Five, Little Women, Operation Petticoat and Just Our Luck.
Gilliland also had a recurring role on Designing Women (where he met his wife Jean Smart, who starred as Charlene in that series). The couple went on to work together in several stage productions, It Had to Be You and Love Letters, as well as the TV show 24 and the made-for-TV movies Just My Imagination and Audrey's Rain.
He played Ellis Kapp on The Unit. He also had a recurring role as serial killer Jeffrey Speidel in the NBC series Matlock.
Richard Gilliland died in Los Angeles on March 18 after battling a brief illness.
- Was born on the same day as 'Richard Dean Anderson' (qv).
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