Richard Lineback

Born 1952

Richard D. Lineback is an American actor. He has performed in character roles in such blockbuster films as Speed, Twister and Varsity Blues. He played Deputy Dodd in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Lineback has appeared in many roles on the stage, with leads that include Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, C.C. Showers in The Diviners, for which he won the Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Actor, and the title role in Mister Roberts.… Read More

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  • Television Review; Lear In The Wild West, With A Ranch To Divide
    NYTimes - Jun 01, 2002
  • Film Review; When Only The Quarterback Is Cool
    NYTimes - Jan 15, 1999
  • Tv Weekend; Hard Bargain: Buying A Baby, Selling A Soul
    NYTimes - Aug 21, 1998
  • Film Review; At Least The Horses Are Sane
    NYTimes - Mar 07, 1998


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1952 Birth Born on February 4, 1952.


1965 13 Years Old When he retired from active military service, in 1965, Dr. Lineback relocated with his family to Austin, Texas, where he established a private practice.
1970 18 Years Old Richard Lineback graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas, in 1970. … Read More


1975 23 Years Old In 1975, Lineback joined the Colony Theatre Company, in Burbank, and was in the cast of the play The Grass Harp. … Read More


1986 34 Years Old He also played scheming businessman Wally Butler in the 1986 TV film Return to Mayberry. … Read More
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