Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson
Birth name Colin Lionel Emm
Born November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died June 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA from esophageal cancer
Sometimes credited as Dick Dawson
Notable Roles Cpl. Peter Newkirk in Hogan's Heroes
Match Game: Panelist
Family Feud: Host
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Richard Dawson was a British-born American actor and game show host.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Hogan's Heroes Peter Newkirk 1965–1971 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Regular Performer 1968–1973
Match Game Panelist 1973–1976 1 2 3 4 5
Masquerade Party Host 1974–1975
Family Feud Host 1975–1985 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Family Feud Host 1994–1995

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Jack Benny Program Audience Member 13x15 - Jack Meets Max Bygraves January 8, 1963
The Dick Van Dyke Show
(credited as Dick Dawson)
Tracy Rattigan 2x27 - Racy Tracy Rattigan April 3, 1963
The Outer Limits
(credited as Dick Dawson)
Oliver Fair 1x19 - The Invisibles February 3, 1964
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(credited as Dick Dawson)
Robert Johnson 2x20 - Anyone for Murder? March 13, 1964
Mr. Terrific Max 1x05 - The Formula Is Stolen February 6, 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1x05 - Show 5 February 19, 1968
McCloud Ted Callender 1x04 - Manhattan Manhunt (2) October 7, 1970
ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Snipe 1x07 - Oliver and the Artful Dodger (1) October 21, 1972
ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Snipe 1x08 - Oliver and the Artful Dodger (2) October 28, 1972
Hong Kong Phooey Erich Von Erich/Fritz Von Fritz 1x08B - Great Movie Mystery October 26, 1974
The Odd Couple Himself 5x21 - Laugh, Clown, Laugh February 28, 1975
McMillan & Wife Roger Stambler / Ken Ryan 5x03 - Aftershock November 9, 1975
Fantasy Island Harry Beamus 1x15 - Call Me Lucky / Torch Singer May 20, 1978
The Love Boat Bert Buchanan 2x08 - A Time for Everything / The Song Is Ended / Accidental Cruise / Anoushka November 4, 1978
Angie Himself 2x09 - Family Feud November 20, 1979
Mama's Family Himself 1x05 - Family Feud February 19, 1983

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Keep an Eye on Denise 1973
How to Pick Up Girls! Chandler Corey 1978

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
What's My Line? 1974
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 7 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Game Show Host (1978)
Family Feud

Trivia