Richard Crenna Net Worth – How Much Does Richard Crenna Earn?
Richard Crenna was born on 30 November 1926 in Los Angeles, California to Edith J. (nee Pollette) and Domenick Anthony Crenna of Italian descent. Throughout his 66-year acting career – motion pictures, television, radio acting – over fifty films had him appear; most notably “Our Miss Brooks”, The Real McCoys as well as several others like Sand Pebbles, Un Flic, Wait Until Dark Body Heat Rambo films & The Flamingo Kid
Crenna was an accomplished character actor, capable of transitioning seamlessly from comedy films to portraying complex and nuanced roles in dramatic film dramas. Additionally, he excelled as a stage performer.
Early in his career, he appeared in several short-lived TV sitcoms including The Great Gildersleeve with Eve Arden and Gale Gordon; but it was his performance as the dedicated state legislator in Slattery’s People which cemented him as a dramatic actor. From there on out he went on to star in several more series as well as movies such as The Sand Pebbles, Un Flic, Catlow The Deserter Breakheart Pass (WW2 dramas), Jean-Pierre Melville’s final film Un Aimable
In the 1980s, he became best-known as a character called in to soothe Sylvester Stallone in action movies such as First Blood and its sequels. At around the same time he also won critical acclaim for portraying deranged religious fanatic Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn in James A. Michener’s miniseries Centennial.
Crenna was an active member of both Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. Robert Forster was an esteemed actor renowned for his performances. His talents earned him numerous honors, such as nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of an intimidating police officer in The Rape of Richard Beck in 1985. On 17 January 2003 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to pancreatic cancer and heart failure, Seana Crenna of Culver City California reported her father was in good health until just before his passing away. His daughter Seana Crenna stated he had been “incredibly vibrant”. He was still playing his recurring character of Jared Duff on Judging Amy when he passed away, earning him a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard. Married twice and father to three, his family resided in Los Angeles.