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Richard Kline
Born Richard Klein
April 29, 1944 (1944-04-29) (age 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) ?–? (1974–1982)
Sandy Molloy (1982–2002)
Beverley Osgoode (?–current)

Richard Kline (born April 29, 1944) is an American actor and television director. He is best known for playing the sleazy neighbor and used car salesman, Larry Dallas, on the 1970s–'80s sitcom, Three's Company. Kline guest starred on The Nanny as himself in the late 1990s.

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Life and career

Early life

Kline was born Richard Klein in New York City, New York to Leah Klein.[1] He was raised in Queens by parents who practiced Reform Judaism.[2] He attended Queens College and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater from Northwestern University.

Early and later acting career

After graduation from Northwestern, and a stint in the U.S.Army where he served in the Vietnam War, Kline became heavily involved in theater and made his professional debut in 1971 as part of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company. Regional theater productions during this period included Chemin de Fer (in Chicago with actor Dennis Franz), Death of a Salesman, and Love's Labor Lost. A classically trained singer, Kline made his Broadway career debut in City of Angels, a musical (1990). He is currently playing the role of The Wizard in the first US Touring Company of Wicked. He began performances in Seattle on September 8, 2009 replacing Lenny Wolpe, and will tour for nine months.[1]

Personal life

Kline was married to the former Sandra Molloy in 1982; they divorced in 2002. They have a daughter, actress Colby Kline, who was born in 1984. Kline is currently married to Beverley Osgoode of Montreal, Canada.

Film and television credits

In addition to his television and big screen appearances, Kline has hosted two game show pilots, Jumble in 1988 and To Tell the Truth in 1990. The later show's rights were sold to NBC with Gordon Elliott, Lynn Swann and Alex Trebek hosting. Kline's TTTT pilot did air on the East Coast as a mistake on September 3, 1990, the day the show debuted. He also subbed for Charles Nelson Reilly on Sweethearts for a week of shows in December 1988. His game show celebrity appearances included both The $25,000 and $100,000 Pyramid, Super Password, All New All-Star Beat the Clock, and Body Language.

Filmography

Gilmore Girls (TV) (2002)
Bold and the Beautiful (TV) (1995-1996)
Judging Amy (TV) (2001)
That '70s Show (TV) (1999)
NYPD Blue (TV) (1993)
Hill Street Blues (TV) (2 episodes, 1986-1994)
St. Elsewhere (TV) (1987)
Liberty Heights (TV) (1999)
Father Dowling Mysteries (TV) (1991)
Maude (TV) (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
L.A. Law (TV) (1994)
Beverly Hills Ninja (1993)
Noah Knows Best (TV) (2000)
Treehouse Hostage (1999)...as Principal Ott
Three's Company (TV) (110 episodes, 1977-1984)...Larry Dallas
Step by Step (TV) (1995)
Family Matters (TV) (1995)
To Kill A Mockingbird (2006) (TV)

ER (TV) (1 episode, 2004)...Risk Assessment Expert
Hunter (TV) (1987)
Married... with Children (TV) (1996)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
Hotel (TV) (1985)
Problem Child (1990)
Saving Silverman (2001)
Three's a Crowd (TV) (1985)...Larry Dallas
The Ropers (TV) (1979)...Larry Dallas


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