Richard Devon: A Versatile Character Actor Who Died of Vascular Disease

Richard Devon was a prolific American actor who appeared in hundreds of roles on stage, radio, television, and film. He was born Richard Gibson Ferraiole on December 11, 1926, in Glendale, California. He developed an interest in acting from an early age and attended a drama school called “Stage Eight” where he worked his way through by doing various chores. He made his first live television appearance for an experimental TV station in the Hollywood Hills and his first film in the early 1950s. He was known for his versatility and ability to play different types of characters, ranging from villains to heroes, from cowboys to gangsters, from soldiers to scientists.

Some of his notable film credits include the 1957 horror film The Undead, War of the Satellites, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, The Comancheros, and the Battle of Blood Island. He also appeared in many TV series, such as Space Patrol, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, Colt .45, The Rifleman, Trackdown, The Tall Man, Gunsmoke, Highway Patrol, The Rebel, The Virginian, and A Man Called Shenandoah. He retired from acting in 1991 and lived a quiet life with his wife Patricia A

Richard Devon died of vascular disease on February 26, 2010, in Mill Valley, California. He was 83 years old and survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.He was remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired engineer.