Richard Chamberlain

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Richard Chamberlain
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Birth name George Richard Chamberlain
Born March 31, 1934 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Notable Roles Dr. James Kildare in Dr. Kildare
Father Ralph de Bricassart in The Thorn Birds
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Dr. Kildare James Kildare 1961–1966 1 2 3 4 5
Island Son Daniel Kulani 1989–1990 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Gunsmoke Pete 5x36 - The Bobsy Twins May 21, 1960
Thriller (1960) Larry 1x08 - The Watcher November 1, 1960
Touched by an Angel Everett/Jack 7x01 - The Face on the Bar Room Floor October 15, 2000
The Drew Carey Show Maggie Wick 7x14 - The Curse of the Mummy January 16, 2002
The Drew Carey Show Maggie Wick 7x25 - Look Mom, One Hand! May 8, 2002
Desperate Housewives Glen Wingfield 4x08 - A Distant Past November 25, 2007


Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Shogun John Blackthorne 1980 miniseries
The Thorn Birds Ralph de Bricassart 1983 miniseries

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Woman I Love King Edward VIII December 17, 1972 ABC Sunday Night Movie
The Last of the Belles F. Scott Fitzgerald January 7, 1974 ABC Monday Night Movie

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(3 Wins in 6 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Male TV Star (1963)
Dr. Kildare
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (1981)
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1984)
The Thorn Birds