Richard Lane

Place of birth:
Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Lane (May 28, 1899 – September 5, 1982) was an American television announcer and actor who made his mark broadcasting wrestling and roller derby shows on KTLA-TV, mainly from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lane was born in 1899 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to a farm family. Early in life he developed talents for reciting poetry and doing various song-and-dance acts. By his teenage years, he was doing an "iron jaw" routine in circuses around Europe and worked as a drummer touring with a band in Australia. After the decline of vaudeville, Lane obtained extensive work in motion pictures and was best known at the time for playing Inspector John or William Faraday or Farraday (depending on the film) in all fourteen Boston Blackie Columbia Pictures features starring Chester Morris, starting with Meet Boston Blackie in 1941. During World War II, he appeared as emcee with USO troops entertaining G.I.s. His unit appeared at Fort MacArthur in September 1944. Lane also announced for the Jalopy Derby and Destruction Derby at Ascot Park, Gardena California. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio version of Boston Blackie, which ran on NBC from June 23, 1944 to September 15, 1944.


The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
as Roller Rink Announcer
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
as Kelley
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)
as Marty Gruber
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
as Clay Hopper, Montreal Manager
Quicksand (1950)
as Lt. Nelson
There's a Girl in My Heart (1949)
as Sergeant Mullin
The Big Wheel (1949)
as Reno Riley
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
as Michael Gihuly
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)
as Inspector William R. Farraday
Miss Mink of 1949 (1949)
as Herbert Pendelton
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
as Boston Braves' coach
The Creeper (1948)
as Insp. Fenwick
Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)
as Insp. William R. Farraday
The Return of the Whistler (1948)
as Gaylord Traynor
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
as Street Vendor
Out of the Blue (1947)
as Detective Noonan
Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)
as Inspector Farraday
Sioux City Sue (1946)
as Jefferson Lang
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946)
as Phillips
Pardon My Terror (1946)
as Dick
Ain't Love Cuckoo? (1946)
as Dick Lane
The Phantom Thief (1946)
as Inspector John Farraday
A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)
as Inspector Farraday
Girl on the Spot (1946)
as Weepy McGurk
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)
as Inspector Farraday
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)
as Insp. John Farraday
The Bullfighters (1945)
as 'Hot Shot' Coleman
Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
as Al Haley
What a Blonde (1945)
as Pomeroy
Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
as Near-Sighted Man at Ballroom
Wonder Man (1945)
as Asst. District Attorney
Brazil (1944)
as Edward Graham
Bowery to Broadway (1944)
as Walter Rogers
One Mysterious Night (1944)
as Inspector Farraday
A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)
as Marty Allen
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
as Sgt. 'Alphabet' Czeidrowski
Louisiana Hayride (1944)
as J. Huntington McMasters
Take It Big (1944)
as Eddie Hampton
Bermuda Mystery (1944)
as Detective Sergeant Donovan
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
as Insp. John Farraday
Crazy House (1943)
as S. E. Hanley
Corvette K-225 (1943)
as Vice Admiral
Fired Wife (1943)
as Orin Tracy
Swing Your Partner (1943)
as Mr. Lane
Air Force (1943)
as Maj. W.G. Roberts
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943)
as Inspector Farraday
It Ain't Hay (1943)
as Slicker
Arabian Nights (1942)
as Corporal
Time to Kill (1942)
as Lt. Breeze
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
as Lieutenant
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
as Inspector Farraday
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
as Phillips
Drums of the Congo (1942)
as Coutlass
Dr. Broadway (1942)
as Police Sgt. Patrick Doyle
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
as Inspector Farraday
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
as Pete Conway (uncredited)
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
as Director
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)
as Inspector John Farraday
Riders of the Purple Sage (1941)
as Steve Oldring
Navy Blues (1941)
as 'Rocky' Anderson
San Antonio Rose (1941)
as Charles J. Willoughby
Time Out for Rhythm (1941)
as Mike Armstrong
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
as Gilbert
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
as Recruiting Officer
The Penalty (1941)
as Craig
Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
as Inspector Faraday
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941)
as Dan Thomas
Respect the Law (1941)
as George Johnson
Hired Wife (1940)
as McNab
Boom Town (1940)
as Assistant D.A.
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Mugsy O'Day
The Biscuit Eater (1940)
as Harvey McNeil
Sandy Is a Lady (1940)
as Philip Jarvis
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
as Buddy Bartell
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
as Lieutenant Lake
City of Chance (1940)
as Marty Connors
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
as Sam Vaughn
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
as Reagan (uncredited)
Main Street Lawyer (1939)
as Ballou, Marco's Lawyer
Drunk Driving (1939)
as Rick
Sued for Libel (1939)
as Smiley Dugan
The Escape (1939)
as David Clifford
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)
as Ramsey Firpo
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
as Kit Carson
News Is Made at Night (1939)
as Barney Basely
Stronger Than Desire (1939)
as Jerry Brody
Unexpected Father (1939)
as Leo Murphy - Booking Agent
It Could Happen to You (1939)
as District Attorney
Union Pacific (1939)
as Sam Reed
For Love or Money (1939)
as Foster
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
as Commissioner Gordon
The Last Warning (1939)
as Richard Lane
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)
as Joe Arnold
His Exciting Night (1938)
as Homer Carslake
Exposed (1938)
as Tony Mitchell
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938)
as Assistant Coach Jones
I'm from the City (1938)
as Captain Oliver 'Ollie' Fitch
The Jitters (1938)
The Saint in New York (1938)
as Dispatcher (Uncredited)
Blind Alibi (1938)
as Bowers
Joy of Living (1938)
as Harvey (Uncredited)
Go Chase Yourself (1938)
as Nails
This Marriage Business (1938)
as Joe Selby
Radio City Revels (1938)
as Crane
Ears of Experience (1938)
as The Boss
Everybody's Doing It (1938)
as Steve Devers
The Dummy Owner (1938)
Crashing Hollywood (1938)
as Hugo Wells
Wise Girl (1937)
as Detective
Saturday's Heroes (1937)
as Red Watson
The Life of the Party (1937)
as Hotel Manager
Flight from Glory (1937)
as Mr. Hanson
Super-Sleuth (1937)
as Barker
New Faces of 1937 (1937)
as Broker
There Goes My Girl (1937)
as Tim J. Whelan
You Can't Buy Luck (1937)
as Det. McGrath
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)
as High-Grade
The Woman I Love (1937)
as Florence's Boyfriend
Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (1936)
as Mr. Smith
Punch and Beauty (1936)
as Russ Biff
For the Love of Pete (1936)
as McSwat's Cornerman © 2020

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