Richard Beymer

Born Feb 21, 1939

George Richard Beymer, Jr. is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Tony in the 1961 film version of West Side Story and Ben Horne on the 1990 television series Twin Peaks.

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1938 Birth Born on February 20, 1938.


1953 15 Years Old Beymer made his feature-film debut in Vittorio De Sica's Stazione Termini, released in 1953. … Read More
1957 19 Years Old In 1957 he appeared on the syndicated American Civil War drama Gray Ghost in the episode "An Eye for an Eye".


1958 20 Years Old In 1958 he was cast as Joe Belden in the episode "Man Hunt" of the western aviation series, Sky King. … Read More


1984 46 Years Old In 1984 he played David Fenton, the husband of Mimi Rogers's character on the short-lived show Paper Dolls.


1990 52 Years Old He had a featured role in the television series Twin Peaks in 1990, playing Ben Horne.
1996 58 Years Old He later played Dr. Matthew Sheridan in the 1996 made-for-TV movie "A Face To Die For".


2007 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 Beymer completed his first book, a self-published novel, Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?, a semi-autobiographical account of a young actor's struggle to find himself.
2010 72 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His 2010 film, The Passing of a Saint, chronicles the funeral rites of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
2014 76 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Beymer announced he would reprise his role as Ben Horne in the third season of Twin Peaks, scheduled for a 2017 release.
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