Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer


2/20/1938, Avoca, Iowa USA

Birth Name

George Richard Beymer



Also Known As

Dick Beymer
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Richard Beymer was born in Avoca, Iowa and moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s. He acted in various films and television programs while attending North Hollywood High School, and continued making a name for himself in cinema until 1961 when he got his…more


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    • In 1964, Richard became involved with the fight to allow African-Americans to register for the vote in Mississippi. He spent years working for the cause, and during his time in the state he helped to produce an award-winning documentary about "Freedom Summer" titled A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer.

    • An avid photographer, Richard selected 50 of his photos from the set of Twin Peaks to be included as a gallery feature on the "Gold" definitive DVD box set of the series.

    • Richard was once a roommate and close friend of comedian Andy Kaufman. Richard videotaped a number of Andy's stand-up shows and helped to originate Andy's "Has-Been Corner" routine, which he used later in various TV specials.

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