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Richard Young

Richard Young (born in 1955 in Kissimmee, Florida) is an American actor who spent most of his career as a blandly competent, mostly-supporting player in various films and on television. Young began his career in the early 70s with TV guest spots and in Roger Corman's New World exploitation films like Fly Me and Night Call Nurses (both 1972). He went on to many other TV appearances, leading up to recurring roles on shows like Flamingo Road and Texas in the early 80s. Parts in higher profile films like High Risk (1981) and The Ice Pirates (1984) followed suit. Young is perhaps best known for his small role in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) as "Fedora," the leader of the tomb-robbers who chases the young Indiana Jones then gives the young Jones his own fedora which later becomes Jones' hat. That same year he had a decent supporting role in the prison-set action / drama An Innocent Man alongside Tom Selleck. He also had top-billed starring roles in 'B' action films like Final Mission (1984) and Saigon Commandos (1988), and a supporting part in the Corman production Lords of the Deep (1989), one of many films hoping to cash-in on all the hype behind The Abyss. Horror fans know Young as the friendly psychiatrist Matt, who gets a spike driven through his forehead, in the fifth installment of the Friday the 13th series. Likewise, starring in the big budget international bomb Eye of the Widow (1991), which took three years to produce and wasn't even released in the U.S., seemed to drive a spike through his career as a leading man. Outside of a couple of TV appearances, he hasn't been seen in anything since.

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Dec 24, 1955 In Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Avengers 1961-01-07
Latest Project:
Movie Divorce Photographer 2022
Known For
Poster of Flatliners
Poster of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Poster of Cheers
Poster of Cry Your Purple Heart Out
Movie Divorce Photographer Steve 2022
Movie Dashing Home for Christmas CEO 2020-11-22
Movie My Secret Valentine Snobby Restaurant Owner 2018-02-03
Movie Flatliners The Dean's Secretary 2017-09-28
Series Sudden Master Jude Khan 2015-11-08
Series Rush Unknown 2008-09-02
Series Blue Heelers Peter Anderson-Otolski 1994-01-18
Movie Eye of the Widow Prince Malko Linge 1991-10-17
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Fedora 1989-05-24
Movie An Innocent Man Danny Scalise 1989-10-06
Movie Lords of the Deep Chadwick 1989-06-02
Movie Saigon Commandos Sgt. Mark Stryker 1988-01-01
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Movie Assassin Robert Golem 1986-03-19
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Matthew Letter 1985-03-22
Movie Final Mission Sergeant Vince Deacon 1984-07-25
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Knight Rider Sonny Prince 1982-09-26
Series Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Series Flamingo Road Unknown 1980-05-12
Movie Swim Team Johnny 1979-05-02
Movie Cry Your Purple Heart Out Frank 1976-01-01
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie Inferno in Paradise Clay Martin 1974-01-01
Movie Fly Me Doctor 1973-03-16
Movie Night Call Nurses Kyle Toby 1972-06-01
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Reluctant Heroes Pvt. Golden 1971-11-23
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Avengers Sir Jeremy Broadfoot 1961-01-07