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Richard Poe
Born (1946-01-25) January 25, 1946 (age 78)
Years active1984–present

Richard Poe (born January 25, 1946)[1] is an American actor. He has worked in movies, television and on Broadway.


Poe was born in Portola, California.[1] He graduated from Pittsburg Senior High School in 1964 then from the University of San Francisco in 1967. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. Along with Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Mark Lenard, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman and John de Lancie he is one of only a few actors to play the same character on three different Star Trek series. He played Gul Evek in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). He appeared in A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, 2006, as Ebenezer Scrooge, and appeared on Broadway in fourteen productions, including the original M. Butterfly (Tony Award), Our Country's Good, The Pajama Game (Tony Award), Journey's End (Tony Award) and All The Way (Tony Award). He created roles in the off-Broadway productions of Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey and Christopher Durang's Why Torture Is Wrong... and the People Who Love Them.

He provided narration for the audiobook version of the Cormac McCarthy's novels Blood Meridian,The Crossing and Suttree. He won the 2004 Audie Award for his narration of East Of Eden, has been nominated three other times, and has been a frequent recipient of Audiofile Magazine's Earphone Award.

Partial filmography

  • Episode: "Pilot" (1990) .... Tyrone
  • Episode: "Happily Ever After" (1990) .... Forensic Scientist
  • Episode: "Working Mom" (1997) .... Mac Bernum
  • Episode: "Oops" (1993) .... Chopper Dave
  • Episode: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" (1993) .... Chopper Dave
  • Episode: "Clyde and Vivian and Ed and Malice" (1994)
  • Episode: "Becoming a Buchanan" (1995)
  • Episode: "Viv'acious" (1995)
  • Episode: "Terror at 30,000 Feet" (1995) .... Herb
  • Episode: "Ezekiel Rage" (1996) .... Dr. Smallwood (voice)
  • Episode: "There Are No Words" (2000) .... Admiral
  • Episode: "Home Is Where the Ducks Are" (2000) .... Jim Ludwig
  • Episode: "Hidden Agendas" (2004) .... Dalton Locke


  1. ^ a b "Richard Poe". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved August 10, 2022.