Richard Carlyle


Richard Carlyle (March 20, 1914 – November 15, 2009) was a film, television and Broadway actor.[1][a][b][2]

Early years

Carlyle was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His education included attendance at Sherwood Dramatic Art School and the Art Institute of Chicago.[2]


Carlyle's early work on stage came with the troupe at the Barter Theatre and in stock theatre in Springfield, Illinois.[2]

On television, Carlyle co-starred in "The Long Walk", the May 30, 1950, episode of Cameo Theatre.[3] In 1951, Carlyle starred as Jack Casey in the television version of Casey, Crime Photographer on CBS.[4]

He had a prolific career beginning in the 1950s appearing in a variety of theatre productions and as a character actor on numerous television series. He played Rezin Bowie in The Iron Mistress (1952) and Commander Don Adams in the Oscar-nominated war drama Torpedo Run (1959) starring Glenn Ford. He also had a long tenure with Theatre West in Los Angeles.[5]

In the original Star Trek series he played Lt. Karl Jaeger in "The Squire of Gothos" (1967).


On November 15, 2009, Carlyle died in Los Angeles.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1951 Target Unknown Brooklyn
1952 The Iron Mistress Rezin Bowie
1958 Torpedo Run Cmdr. Don Adams
1960 The Gallant Hours Father Frederic Gehring
1967 Sail to Glory George Schugler
1990 Going Under General Air Quality



  1. ^ IBDb has blended credits of the two Richard Carlyles. All credits before 1949 are to the Richard Carlyle born in 1879.
  2. ^ The reference book Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series gives Carlyle's birth date as March 20, 1920.


  1. ^ Richard Carlyle at Internet Broadway Database (
  2. ^ a b c Aaker, Everett (2011). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8.
  3. ^ "Television Highlights of the Week". The Boston Globe. May 28, 1590. p. 30-A. Retrieved May 5, 2021 – via
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2010). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 91. ISBN 9780786456451. Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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