Richard Boone

About Richard Boone

Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns, including his starring role in the television series ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’. “Serious” and “methodical,” Boone debuted on the Broadway theatrical scene in 1947 with ‘Medea’, starring Judith Anderson and John Gielgud; it ran for 214 performances.

In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine officer in Milestone’s ‘Halls of Montezuma’. Fox used him in military parts in ‘Call Me Mister’ and ‘The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel’. He had bigger roles in ‘Red Skies of Montana’, ‘Return of the Texan’, ‘Kangaroo’, and ‘Way of a Gaucho’. Boone had his own television anthology, ‘The Richard Boone Show’. Although it aired only from 1963–64, he received his fourth Emmy nomination for it in 1964. Learn More…

Richard Boone