Richard Reicheg

Born: 26 May 1937 (87 years old)
Gender: Male



Add to Actor Favourites


Richard Reicheg is an American actor and songwriter best known for his starring role as one of the regular pranksters in the reality comedy hidden camera television series Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in which senior citizens prank members of the younger generation.

Reicheg was born and raised in Brooklyn and served in the U.S. Army in Germany as post-WWII occupation forces. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in speech and theatre from Brooklyn College.

In the '60s, Reicheg played guitar, recorded and toured his original folk/comedy act, sharing the bill with artists like Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel and blues legends like John Lee Hooker.

Later, he wrote comedy for magazines, industrial shows and stand-up comics like Tom Poston and Jackie Kannon. Next came stage acting with the Broadway show Twilight of the Golds, several off-Broadway productions and touring regional theatres with performers like Vicki Lawrence, Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Art Carney, Don Knotts and James MacArthur.

He won the Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago for Barefoot in the Park. In 1973, Reicheg moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to pursue acting and songwriting.

He has appeared in over 100 guest-starring roles on television in both dramas and sitcoms, including The Golden Girls, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dallas, Remington Steele, Hill Street Blues, Newhart, Rhoda and The Odd Couple.

On the big screen, Reicheg appeared in Charlie Wilson's War, Trippers, Leprechaun 3, Oh God, Book 2, First Family and Monkey Trouble.

His songs have been recorded and performed by many artists, including Three Dog Night, The Persuasions, Maria Muldaur, Gary Wright, and Jay and the Americans.

He received a Grammy nomination in 1975 for Best Score in a Motion Picture for his song For the Sake of the Children, featured in Robert Altman's feature film Nashville.

He is married to actress Julie Payne, whom he met while performing with L.A. Cabaret in Los Angeles.


New on TV today: Saturday 13 July 2024

MasterChef SA returns on new home S3 and a third season of Ranch to Table begins on Food Network.

Gallery! Queen Modjadji premiere pix

Queen of the carpet. Our award for Best Dressed goes to series star Makoma Mohale, as it should be.

Uzalo Teasers - August 2024

Nkunzi finds a hobby that heals his soul. And Mondli lies lifeless on the ground...

New on TV today: Friday 12 July 2024

Local comedy night: The Morning After drops on Prime Video and Roomies begins on Mzansi Magic.

First look: new crime thriller Cross

City on a Hill star Aldis Hott... oops we mean Hodge, headlines with shirt on/shirt off.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - August 2024

Wedding preparations begin, a shebeen party goes horribly wrong and Jozi is aflutter with big news.

New on TV today: Thursday 11 July 2024

Wethu kicks off Fixing the Game: Junior Khanye and S3 reveals Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating.

Scandal! extends to seven days a week after Skeem Saam invasion

Still at 19h30. It should have moved to 20h30 instead. Picture the headlines.

Suidooster Teasers - August 2024

Rhafiek wants nothing more to do with Mymoena and it breaks her heart.

New on TV today: Wednesday 10 July 2024

Dark comedy Sunny drops on Apple TV+ and sports docuseries Receiver is new on Netflix.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.