Peter Mark Richman Death – American actor in films and on television, who was for many years credited as Mark Richman has passed away. He was born Marvin Jack Richman on April 16, 1927. He was seen in in over 30 films and over 130 television series from the 1950s until his retirement in 2011.
Peter Mark Richman Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jewish parents, Richman was the son of Yetta Dora (née Peck) and Benjamin Richman, a painting and paper-hanger contractor. He has been married to actress Helen (Landess) Richman since 1953, and they have five children together, including composer and Grammy Award-winning conductor Lucas Richman. Before his acting career, he started off his career as a pharmacist. “My father died when I was 16 and my brother was kind of a surrogate father,” recalled Richman. “He was a pharmacist and I worked in his store as a teenager. He thought I should get a real education so I ended up reluctantly going to pharmacy school. I expected to flunk out after six weeks but stuck it out, graduated, and became a licensed pharmacist in two states.”
RIP Peter Mark Richman (1927-2021).
He was in so many things, but we will probably best remember him from his role in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/2GaphxWVqT
— Mashley at the Movies (@mashleymovies) January 15, 2021
In television, he starred as Nick Cain in his own NBC series, Cain’s Hundred, and in over 500 TV guest star appearances on such shows as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Murder She Wrote “Fantasy Island, and Star Trek the Next Generation. He had recurring roles on Three’s Company as the Reverend Snow and on Beverly Hills 90210, as well as costarring roles on Dynasty and Longstreet.
ANTA and the Actors Studio produced several of his one-act plays, and, after mounting his critically-acclaimed one-man play, 4 Faces in Los Angeles and New York, he starred in the film version of the piece.
His play, A Medal for Murray, received its world premiere with the Beit Lessin Theatre in Israel, garnering raves throughout the country during its two-year run.
He also published wrote novels and short-story collections, including Hollander’s Deal and The Rebirth of Ira Masters. Also an accomplished painter, Mr. Richman had seventeen critically acclaimed one-man exhibitions.
Richman served as a longtime board member for several charities. In 1990, the Motion Picture and Television Fund awarded the Silver Medallion to him for outstanding humanitarian achievement. He was also honored in that year with the Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award from the Jeffrey Foundation.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Richman; five children, Howard Richman and his wife, Cherie, Kelly Lester and her husband, Loren, Lucas Richman and his wife, Debbie, Orien Richman and his wife, Alevé, and Roger Richman; as well as six grandchildren, Jenny, Lily, Max, Julia, Oliver and Danica. Richman died of natural causes in Woodland Hills, California, on January 14, 2021, at the age of 93.
Funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of Richman’s family. Memorial contributions in honor of Richman can be made to the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF).