Iconic actor Peter Mark Richman, known for “Threes Company” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” has left us at 93 after a remarkable life.
2021 continues to take a heavy toll on the entertainment industry. Another legend leaves us today as prolific television and film actor Peter Mark Richman leaves us at 93 years of age.
Richman will long be remembered for his numerous top-billings in American classics like “Cain’s Hundred,” alongside a remarkable string of television appearances. To most, he will live on as Reverend Snow from “Three’s Company.”
In addition, Richman is well remembered for his co-starring roles in “Bevery Hills 90210,” “Dynasty,” and “Longstreet.”
In more recent decades, the actor returned to theater, where he thrived. Within, Richman crafted his own theatrical productions, including the critically-acclaimed “4 Faces” and “A Medal for Murray.” A true Jack of all trades, he will also be remembered for writing novels, short stories, and his innumerable paintings.
Within his incredible lifetime, Peter Mark Richman would receive the Silver Medallion by The Motion Picture and Television Fund for his charitable work. Richman was also recipient of the prestigious Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award from the Jeffrey Foundation.
Variety confirms the actor passed Thursday, Jan. 14 in Woodland Hills, California.
Remembering Peter Mark Richman
Born Marvin Jack Richman on April 16, 1927, Richman would grow up in Philadelphia, the place of his birth. There, he worked as a pharmacist before joining the Actors Studio in New York City. There, his classical training would prepare him for a literal lifetime onstage. Long credited as Mark Richman in his early career, Richman appeared in “End as a Man,” “A Hatful of Rain,” “Masquerade” and “The Zoo Story.”
Upon moving to Hollywood, Richman would make a name for himself in film under his full moniker, Peter Mark Richman. His career began with William Wyler’s “The Friendly Persuasion,” and films like “Black Orchid,” “The Strange One,” “Naked Gun 2” and “Friday the 13th Part 8″ would follow, Variety cites.
Despite his success in film, Richman would go on to triumph in television, as well. “Cain’s Hundred” saw him star as titular character and lawyer Nick Cain. The show would, however, cancel after only one season. Never one to quit, Richman went on to appear in hundreds of other television shows. These include American classics: “The Twilight Zone,” “The Outer Limits,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Star Trek: the Next Generation.”
Peter Mark Richman leaves his wife of a remarkable 67 years, Helen Richman, behind. Together, they had five children.
Our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Richman during this difficult time.