John Richard Basehart was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He also portrayed Wilton Knight in the series Knight Rider. Basehart was equally active in cinema, receiving National Board of Review Awards for his performances in Fourteen Hours and Moby Dick. He was further nominated for a BAFTA Award for his role in Time Limit, the directorial debut of Karl Malden.
|Born:||John Richard Basehart, August 31, 1914, Zanesville, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died:||September 17, 1984, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Burial place:||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Children:||3, including Jackie|
|IMDb:||Richard Basehart’s IMDb|
About Richard Basehart
Star of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, as the admiral Harriman Nelson, and was also a popular actor of many other televisions shows and films.
He came to Hollywood and starred in the 1948 film noir classic, He Walked by Night.
Proving his versatility as an actor, he also appeared in Federico Fellini‘s acclaimed Italian film, La Strada.
His mother died in childbirth, and he spent much of his early life in orphanages.
He appeared in the 1962 TV movie, The Paradise Case, playing the same role that Gregory Peck played in the film version.
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