Richard Biggs was an American actor best known for his television roles as Marcus Hunter on Days Of Our Lives; as Dr. Stephen Franklin in Babylon 5; and as Dr. Milo Morton from seasons 3-5 of Strong Medicine.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Biggs attended the University of Southern California on scholarship, studying theatre. He briefly taught at a Los Angeles high school before landing his first major television role, that of Dr. Marcus Hunter on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Biggs played Hunter from 1987 to 1992.
Biggs then landed the role of Dr. Stephen Franklin on the science fiction series Babylon 5 (1994-1998), and appeared as the same character in an episode of the spin-off show, Crusade (Each Night I Dream of Home).
After Babylon 5, he played roles on Any Day Now and Strong Medicine, as well as the recurring role of Clayton Boudreaux on the soap opera Guiding Light.
Biggs' stage credits include The Tempest, Cymbeline and The Taming of the Shrew.
Biggs was diagnosed with hearing problems when he was 13, and was partially deaf in one ear, completely deaf in the other. He frequently used his celebrity status to raise money for the Aliso Academy, a private school in Rancho Santa Margarita, California that serves both deaf and hearing children.
Biggs died suddenly and unexpectedly in his home in Los Angeles of complications stemming from a tear in his aorta on May 22, 2004. He is survived by a wife and two sons.