Richard Chamberlain

Born Mar 31, 1934

George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966). Since then, he has appeared in several mini-series such as Shōgun (1980) and The Thorn Birds (1983), many successful films, and performed classical stage roles and worked in the musical theatre.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Chamberlain.


1934 Birth Chamberlain was born in 1934 in Beverly Hills, California, the son of Elsa Winnifred (née von Benzon; later Matthews) and Charles Axiom Chamberlain, who was a salesman.


1952 18 Years Old In 1952, Chamberlain graduated from Beverly Hills High School and later attended Pomona College (class of 1956). … Read More


1960 26 Years Old He was cast as Lt. Dave Winslow in "Chicota Landing", a 1960 episode of the NBC western series, Riverboat. … Read More
1961 27 Years Old Less than a year later, in 1961, Chamberlain gained widespread fame as the young intern, Dr. Kildare, in the NBC/MGM television series of the same name, co-starring with Raymond Massey. … Read More


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Dr. Kildare ended in 1966, after which Chamberlain began performing on the theatre circuit.
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In 1969, he starred opposite Katharine Hepburn in the film The Madwoman of Chaillot.
1970 36 Years Old He received excellent notices and reprised the role for television in 1970 for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. … Read More


1977 43 Years Old …  In 1977, he met actor-writer-producer Martin Rabbett, with whom he began a long-term relationship. … Read More


1993 59 Years Old …  He starred as Henry Higgins in the 1993–94 Broadway revival of My Fair Lady.


2005 71 Years Old In the fall of 2005, Chamberlain appeared in the title role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Broadway National Tour of Scrooge: The Musical.
2006 72 Years Old In 2006, Chamberlain guest-starred in an episode of the British drama series Hustle as well as season 4 of Nip/Tuck.
2007 73 Years Old In 2007, Chamberlain guest-starred in episode 80 (Season 4, Episode 8, "Distant Past") of Desperate Housewives as Glen Wingfield, Lynette Scavo's stepfather.
2008 74 Years Old In 2008 and 2009, he appeared as King Arthur in the national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot.
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In 2010, he appeared as Archie Leach in season 3, episode 3 of the series Leverage, as well as two episodes of season 4 of Chuck where he played a villain known only as The Belgian. … Read More
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He also appeared in the independent film We Are the Hartmans in 2011.
2012 78 Years Old In 2012, Chamberlain appeared on stage in the Pasadena Playhouse as Dr. Sloper in the play, The Heiress.
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