Richard Kiley

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Richard Kiley
Birth name Richard Paul Kiley
Born March 31, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died March 5, 1999 in Warwick, New York, USA from bone marrow disease
Notable Roles Paddy Cleary in The Thorn Birds
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Thorn Birds Paddy Cleary 1983 miniseries
A Year in the Life Joe Gardner 1987–1988 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
General Electric Theater 3x35 - The Day He Got Fired June 19, 1955
Dr. Kildare Fred Carroll 1x12 - Hit and Run December 14, 1961
Cain's Hundred Doug Crawford 1x17 - The Schemer January 23, 1962
Ben Casey Dr. Paul Hamilton 3x27 - Keep Out of Reach of Adults March 11, 1964
The Nurses (1962) Manning 2x25 - The Forever Child March 19, 1964
The F.B.I. John Streyer 3x18 - The Homecoming February 11, 1968
Judd for the Defense Barnaby Cutler 2x19 - The Holy Ground (1): The Killing February 14, 1969
Judd for the Defense Barnaby Cutler 2x20 - The Holy Ground (2): The Killers February 21, 1969
Gunsmoke Louis Stark 16x03 - Stark September 28, 1970
The Mod Squad Vincent Warren 3x03 - Who Are the Keepers, Who Are the Inmates? October 6, 1970
Bonanza Sheriff Gideon Yates 12x06 - Gideon the Good October 18, 1970
The F.B.I. Dr. Herbert Barth 6x18 - The Eye of the Needle January 24, 1971
Gunsmoke Tom Lynott 17x08 - Lynott November 1, 1971
The F.B.I. Frederic Oliver Scott 7x19 - The Hunters January 30, 1972
Gunsmoke Bohannan 18x03 - Bohannan September 25, 1972
Gunsmoke Will Stambridge 19x06 - Kitty's Love Affair October 22, 1973
Columbo Commissioner Halperin 3x08 - A Friend in Deed May 5, 1974
Cannon Bishop Michael Harrigan 4x02 - The Hit Man September 18, 1974
Hawaii Five-O Sam Patton 8x21 - A Killer Grows Wings February 5, 1976
Hotel Matt Carmichael 2x10 - Promises January 9, 1985
Picket Fences Hayden Langston 1x09 - Thanksgiving November 13, 1992
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seyetik 2x09 - Second Sight November 21, 1993
Picket Fences Hayden Langston 2x19 - Buried Alive April 8, 1994
Ally McBeal Seymore Little 1x15 - Once in a Lifetime February 23, 1998

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Do You Remember Love George Hollis May 21, 1985 CBS Tuesday Night at the Moives

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (1959)
  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (1966)
Man of La Mancha

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 7 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (1983)
The Thorn Birds
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1988)
A Year in the Life
  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (1994)
Picket Fences: Buried Alive

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1984)
The Thorn Birds
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (1988)
A Year in the Life