Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-06-29 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Brooklyn - New York - USA

37 Movies · 29 TV shows

Biography

Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.He came to prominence in the 1980s as a comedian specializing in self-deprecating humor before turning to acting. He is also known for co-starring in the comedy series Anything but Love (1989–1992) and for his recurring and semi-autobiographical role in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000–present).

Early Life

Richard Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1965. His father worked as a caterer and his mother was an actress. The Lewises are Jewish but not especially religious. Lewis recalls teachers sometimes reacted badly to his antics as a class clown.Lewis attended Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Eta chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos

Emily @ the Edge of Chaos

2021
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leo...

2018.

2 Movies
The Great Buster: A Celebration

The Great Buster: A Celebration

2018
A celebration of the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians—Buster Keaton—whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created hi...
Bucky and the Squirrels

Bucky and the Squirrels

2018
Back in 1968, Bucky and the Squirrels topped the charts with their dance hit 'Do the Squirrel.' Unfortunately, on their first promotional tour, the plane carrying the band crashed and disappeared some...

2017.

1 Movie
Sandy Wexler

Sandy Wexler

6
2017
When a hapless but dedicated talent manager signs his first client who actually has talent, his career finally starts to take off.

2015.

2 Movies
Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy

2015
Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you...
She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way

4
2015
On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the cast of the production.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

6.06
2014
The sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years old. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing ...
Navajazo

Navajazo

2014
An imagined apocalypse is presented to us through portraits of people struggling to survive in a hostile environment, where they only have themselves and the only thing they have in common is the desi...

2013.

1 Movie
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

2013
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise journeys through Brooks’ early years in the creative beginnings of live television — with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows — to the film genres he so successfully satirized in...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Inside Comedy

Inside Comedy

2012
Half hour comedy documentary series from veteran funny-man David Steinberg and Steve Carell reveals the inspirations, influences and idols of some of the greatest comics of our time.
Vamps

Vamps

6
2012
The modern-day story focuses on two beautiful young vampires who are living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality...

2011.

2 Movies
Looking for Lenny

Looking for Lenny

2011
In-depth documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression.
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

2011
Since he was five years old, Jerry Lewis has been trying to amuse others. Audiences watch his wacky antics, whilst wannabe comics aspire to his prolific career, from his solo work to his double act wi...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
The Green Room with Paul Provenza

The Green Room with Paul Provenza

2010
Comedian and director of the obscenely hilarious hit film The Aristocrats, Paul Provenza invites some of the biggest names in stand-up to sit down and try to beat each other to the punch line. From po...

2009.

1 Movie
Confessions of an Action Star

Confessions of an Action Star

2009
Francis Allen Sledgewick, also known as Frank Sledge, is a martial arts action star who rose and fell on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancers. If there's ever going to be a comeback, Frank is g...

2007.

1 Movie
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

2007
The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crys...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
'Til Death

'Til Death

6
2006
There is a comedy about marriage and friendship. Things that happen between husbands, wives, parents, children, neighbors and friends are funny and sometimes annoying. Eddie and Joy Stark are a couple...

2005.

1 Movie
The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

4
2005
One hundred superstars have told the joke that has been shared privately by comics.

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

5.86
2003
Ed Deline is a strict ex-CIA officer who went from being Head of Security to being President of Operations of the Montecito, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the casino. The Montecito'...
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians

The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians

2003
Includes classic stand-up footage of: Tim Allen, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelsey Grammer, Norm MacDonald, Ray Romano, Richard Belzer, Cheech Marin, Richard Lewis, Jim Carrey, Rosie O'...
TV
Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

6.24
2003
A jingle writer's hedonistic life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and nephew move into his beach-front house.

2002.

3 TV shows
TV
Presidio Med

Presidio Med

2002
The medical drama aired on CBS from 2002 to 2003 The series is about a San Francisco hospital. John Wells and Lydia Woodward created ER.
TV
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

5.73
2002
After a coma, Johnny Smith had psychic abilities.
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.

2001.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Revealed with Jules Asner

Revealed with Jules Asner

2001
Revealed...with Jules Asner is a biography-style television show that first aired on E! Entertainment Television from 2001-2003. The host, Jules Asner, was a rising star among the network's stable of ...
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians

Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians

2001
You can see some of the best comedians when they were younger. Some people's bits are very short, one joke short. The replay value is low because you have to skip a lot to keep the laughs going.
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
The agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The Alliance of Twelve is a criminal organization. Sydney became a double agent for the CIA after learning of this.
TV
Dinner for Five

Dinner for Five

6
2001
Dinner for Five is a television program in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

6.07
2000
The comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and neither can anyone else, is off the hook.

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Game Day

Game Day

1999
A one time high profile division one college basketball coach haunted by the demon of having lost five championship titles is played by Richard Lewis. He is coaching a second rate college program in a...
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm

1999
A mock documentary about Larry David has contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special. The original special gave bir...

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
V.I.P.

V.I.P.

6
1998
While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun, but her movie hunk turns into a cowardice, and it's Vallery who becomes the hero. Suddenly, she's thrown into ...
The Elevator

The Elevator

1998
Things are going swimmingly for the film producer Roy Tilden, his last film is a success and he will soon receive an award for it. But his perfect day changed quickly when he takes an elevator with a ...

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
Drunks

Drunks

1997
At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the ...
Hugo Pool

Hugo Pool

1997
A young man who is dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease is in love with a Los Angeles pool cleaner.
Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour

Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour

1997
Lewis 1997 HBO stand up special was filmed at New York s historic Bottom Line. The Los Angeles Times called it, his best show ever.

1996.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Nichols and May: Take Two

Nichols and May: Take Two

1996
The comedy team Nichols and May were the subject of a documentary.
TV
7th Heaven

7th Heaven

5
1996
Reverend Eric Camden and his wife Annie have always had their hands full caring for seven children, not to mention the friends, sweethearts and spouses that come and go in the Camden household.
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
A Weekend in the Country

A Weekend in the Country

1996
Six people. One weekend. The possibilities are endless when city meets country in this roundelay of old flames, new flings, and last chances.

1995.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

6.89
1995
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—s...
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The one-hour show aired Saturday nights on Fox.
Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

6
1995
Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. He had an uneasy friendship with a woman there.

1994.

1 Movie
Wagons East!

Wagons East!

1994
After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex- doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the...

1993.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
TriBeCa

TriBeCa

1993
TriBeCa was a television drama anthology series created by David J. Burke and co-produced with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal for TriBeCa Productions in 1993 that aired on the Fox Network. The seri...
Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

5.25
1993
After fighting in the Crusades, Robin Hood learns that King Richard is in exile and that King John is in charge of England. A group of people attacked King John and the Sheriff.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
TV
Daddy Dearest

Daddy Dearest

1993
A single father's angry and cynical father moves in with him. Hilarity ensues.
Robin Hood: Men In Tights - The Legend Had It Coming

Robin Hood: Men In Tights - The Legend Had It Coming

1993
Hosted by Cary Elwes. It's a promotional piece that was intended to get the word out about the film while it was in production, but some of the behind the scenes material that appears here is amusing

1992.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show

1992
Shandling created the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allo...
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...
The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story

The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story

1992
Michael Carlin, a teacher, has been having an affair with a much younger fellow teacher Carolyn Warmus. When his wife is murdered, the police suspect him due to inconsistencies in his alibi, and no ev...
Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime

6
1992
On their way to Monte Carlo, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including two married couples who are traveling with a lost dog and are hoping to return it to its owner...

1991.

1 Movie
The One, the Only... Groucho

The One, the Only... Groucho

1991
Groucho's life story, with jokes

1990.

1 Movie
Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed

Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed

1990
In 1990 he was in Chicago for the show. There's too many people and the sun is too bright. It is easier to sit on the couch and laugh with Richard Lewis.

1989.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper has fun and frightening things to do. Back in the day, there were stories in the comics. Pick up your poison at the bar. Will honeymooners fulfill their vow?
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.22
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
That's Adequate

That's Adequate

1989
The cast of this mockumentary is interesting. James CoCo is the head of the studio and Tony Randall is the host. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to porn, including an ultra violen...
TV
Anything But Love

Anything But Love

1989
Anything But Love ran on ABC for four seasons and 56 episodes from March 7, 1989 to June 3, 1992. The show starred Richard Lewis as Marty Gold and Jamie Lee Curtis as Hannah Miller, coworkers at a Chi...

1988.

2 Movies
Richard Lewis: I'm Exhausted

Richard Lewis: I'm Exhausted

1988
There's too many people and the sun is too bright. It is easier to sit on the couch and laugh with Richard Lewis.
The Wrong Guys

The Wrong Guys

1988
Five former Cub scouts go camping on a mountain they never conquered at a reunion. A group of escaped convicts mistake them for the FBI and cause high jinks.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
American Masters

American Masters

1986
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and others who have left an indelible impr...

1985.

1 Movie
Richard Lewis: I'm in Pain

Richard Lewis: I'm in Pain

1985
A live performance by "neurotic" stand-up comedian Richard Lewis. Includes tongue-in-cheek interviews with fellow comedians.

1979.

1 Movie
Diary of a Young Comic

Diary of a Young Comic

1979
Diary of a Young Comic
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