Richard Crenna - Famous Film Director

Richard Crenna Net Worth


Famous American actor Richard Crenna had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death. Crenna had a career in the entertainment industry that spanned six decades and included several memorable roles in television and movies.

Key facts:

  • Richard Crenna was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor who had a successful career spanning over six decades in the showbiz industry.
  • He started his career on radio and later appeared on several TV series like The Great Gildersleeve and Our Miss Brooks, where he gained recognition for playing the klutzy Walter Denton.
  • Crenna's breakthrough roles came in the feature films The Sand Pebbles (1966) and Wait Until Dark (1967). These performances showcased his versatility as an actor, allowing him to shed his comedic persona for emotionally complex characters.
  • He is best known for his portrayal of Colonel Trautman in the Sylvester Stallone action movie First Blood (1982) and its sequels. The role cemented his status as a legendary character actor in Hollywood.
  • Throughout his long career, Crenna remained a staple in the entertainment industry and maintained a reputation as a versatile and reliable performer until his unfortunate passing in 2003 at the age of 76.

Basic Information About Richard Crenna

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film director, Television Director, Television producer, Voice Actor
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1926-11-30
Place of birthLos Angeles
Date of death2003-01-17 (aged 76)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksRich smoke-burnished voice
Spouse19 October - Hannah (Penni) Smith (Β 1957 - 17 JanuaryΒ 2003)Β (his death)Β (2 children)
16 September - Joan Grisham (Β 1950 - 9 NovemberΒ 1955)Β (divorced)
Height6 ft (1.854 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Richard Crenna awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNomineeThe Flamingo Kid1985

Richard Crenna roles

Movie / Series Role
First BloodTrautman
Rambo: First Blood Part IITrautman
Rambo IIITrautman
RamboCol. Samuel Trautman (archive footage) (uncredited)
SabrinaPatrick Tyson
LeviathanDr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson
JadeGovernor Edwards
Body HeatEdmund Walker
Hot Shots! Part DeuxCol. Denton Walters
Wait Until DarkMike Talman
The Sand PebblesCaptain Collins
Death ShipTrevor Marshall
Summer RentalAl Pellet
MaroonedJim Pruett
Wrongfully AccusedLieutenant Fergus Falls
The Flamingo KidPhil Brody
JAGLt. Harmon Rabb, Sr. (uncredited) unknown episodes
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Chicago HopeDr. Martin Rockwell 1 episode, 1999
The Andy Griffith ShowDirector
IntrudersDr. Neil Chase 2 episodes, 1992
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1973
Laugh-InGuest Performer 3 episodes, 1971-1972

Richard Crenna's Quotes

  • [on Charles Bronson] I don't think reviews get to Charlie much, though, unless they're especially personal. In the twenty-five years or so I've known him, he's not changed much. He's his own man. Stays pretty much to himself. If he cares what other people think of him, he doesn't show it.
  • [on working with Matt Dillon on The Flamingo Kid (1984)] I wasn't sure if I was going to encounter a teen idol or a professional, but I'm happy to report that Matt is a professional. He's very dedicated, very conscientious. He is very concerned about being a good actor and I think he's going to be around for a long time.

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Interesting Facts about Richard Crenna

  1. Was successfully treated for thyroid cancer, which almost claimed his voice.
  2. Had three children - Seana Crenna, a social worker (born 1955); Richard Anthony Crenna, an actor (born 1959); and Maria Crenna, a CBS Vice-president (born 1966). Also had two grandchildren - Emma Crenna (born 1994) and Isabella Crenna (born 1997).
  3. Liked playing golf.
  4. Crenna's character, Colonel Denton Walters, in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), is a tip of the hat to his old character Walter Denton in the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks (1952).
  5. Attended and graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles (1944).
  6. He spoofed his role from the Rambo films in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).
  7. Member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Southern California.
  8. Attended Virgil Junior High School on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Currently known as Virgil Middle School.
  9. Crenna had a recurring role on Judging Amy (1999) as Jared Duff, the fiancΓ© of Maxine Gray, Tyne Daly's character. His unexpected death prompted the writers of the series to have his character die unexpectedly as well, just before Jared and Maxine were to be married. The 2003 episode, entitled "Requiem", was dedicated to Crenna's memory.
  10. Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 111-112. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale (2007).
  11. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 23, 1988.
  12. His parents were both of Italian descent.
  13. The June 11, 1969, and also August 20, editions of Variety, in its Hollywood Production Pulse column, shows Richard Crenna starring with Robert Conrad and Tippi Hedren in the movie Seven Against Kansas, directed by David Friedkin, which started filming June 10, 1969, in Almeria, Spain. No evidence once the film was ever completed.
  14. Had appeared in one film nominated for Best Picture Academy Award: The Sand Pebbles (1966).
  15. Passed away just four months after his The Real McCoys (1957) co-star Tony Martinez.
  16. Was the only cast member to appear in all 224 episodes of The Real McCoys (1957).
  17. He was one of the first (if not, the first) adult actors (over 21 years-old) playing a high school teenager on television. He was 25 years-old when he started playing high school student Walter Denton on Our Miss Brooks (1952).

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