Richard Deacon

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Richard Deacon
Born May 14, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died August 8, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA from cardiovascular disease
Notable Roles Fred Rutherford in Leave It to Beaver
Mel Cooley in The Dick Van Dyke Show
Roger Buell in The Mothers-in-Law
Notable Episodes
Awards

Richard Deacon was an American character actor, best known for his roles as Fred Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver and as Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Mothers-in-Law Roger Buell 1968–1969 2

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Leave It to Beaver Fred Rutherford 1957–1963
The Dick Van Dyke Show Melvin Cooley 1961–1966

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Gunsmoke Botkin 2x15 - Pucket's New Year January 5, 1957
The Bob Cummings Show 3x14 - Eleven Angry Women January 10, 1957
The Jack Benny Program 7x16 - Visit from the IRS April 21, 1957
The Donna Reed Show Mr. Johnson 1x18 - It's the Principle of the Thing January 21, 1959
The Untouchables Bill Skidmore 1x20 - The Unhired Assassin (1) February 25, 1960
Bonanza Captain Shark 1x28 - San Francisco April 2, 1960
M Squad Raleigh King 3x37 - Fire in the Sky June 7, 1960
The Jack Benny Program 11x04 - Gisele Mackenzie November 6, 1960
The Donna Reed Show Mr. Conroy 3x08 - Higher Learning November 10, 1960
77 Sunset Strip 3x10 - The Duncan Shrine November 18, 1960
Perry Mason Wilmer Beasley 4x11 - The Case of the Red Riding Boots December 10, 1960
The Jack Benny Program 11x09 - Christmas Show December 18, 1960
The Jack Benny Program Mr. Thomas - hotel manager 11x22 - Las Vegas Show March 19, 1961
National Velvet Forsythe 1x29 - The Riding Mistress April 9, 1961
Mister Ed Dr. Gordon 1x16 - Psychoanalyst Show April 20, 1961
The Donna Reed Show Mr. Heflin 4x09 - The Electrical Storm November 9, 1961
Hawaiian Eye Funeral Director 3x11 - Two for the Money December 6, 1961
The Jack Benny Program 12x14 - Jack Gets a Passport January 21, 1962
Pete and Gladys 2x21 - The Prize February 12, 1962
Wagon Train Mayor Hadden 6x03 - The Madame Sagittarius Story October 3, 1962
The Donna Reed Show Moorehead 5x11 - The Baby Buggy November 29, 1962
Mister Ed Dr. Griffith 3x22 - The Price of Apples March 7, 1963
Mister Ed Doctor 3x26 - The Blessed Event May 12, 1963
Mister Ed Doctor Strekel 4x23 - Ed the Musician April 19, 1964
The Twilight Zone Wallace V. Whipple 5x33 - The Brain Center at Whipple's May 15, 1964
Mister Ed Tatti the Martian (voice) 4x26 - Moko May 17, 1964
The Munsters Borden T. Pike 1x05 - Pike's Pique October 22, 1964
The Addams Family Mortimer Phelps 1x32 - Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor May 7, 1965
The Farmer's Daughter 3x19 - Have You Ever Thought of Building? January 28, 1966
The Farmer's Daughter 3x20 - Katy in a Capsule February 4, 1966
I Dream of Jeannie Harley Z. Pool 3x08 - Who Are You Calling a Genie? November 7, 1967
Get Smart Intern Doctor 5x08 - And Baby Makes Four (2) November 14, 1969
Here's Lucy Harvey Hoople 3x22 - Lucy and Carol Burnett February 8, 1971
Green Acres Mr. Oglethorpe 6x26 - The Ex-Secretary April 27, 1971
McMillan & Wife Peter Childs 1x05 - The Face of Murder January 5, 1972
Here's Lucy Elmer Zellerbach 4x21 - Lucy Sublets the Office January 31, 1972
McMillan & Wife Luther Dorfman 4x06 - Love, Honor and Swindle February 16, 1975
Maude Colonel Reikert 4x19 - Tuckahoe Bicentennial February 9, 1976
CHiPs Singleton 1x05 - Career Day October 20, 1977
Alice R.J. Meyerson 7x17 - The Grass Is Always Greener May 1, 1983

Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Match Game 73 August 19-23, 1974
Match Game 73 October 14-18, 1974
Match Game 73 August 21-25, 1978
The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour December 26-30, 1983