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Richard Bakalyan Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 29, 1931
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

American actor Richard Bakalyan didn't have to "stretch" much to play juvenile delinquents in the films of the 1950s. Bakalyan had been something of a J.D. all his life, graduating into an "official" punk when he did a year's probation at age 15. Appropriately, the actor's first film was a 1957 Kansas City-based epic directed by [[Performer~P79456~Robert Altman~robertaltman]], The Delinquents - which was followed with an appearance in Jerry Lewis' [[Feature~V13133~The Delicate Delinquent~thedelicatedelinquent]] (1957). Proud that his demeanor, haircut and mode of dress had assured him a living in Hollywood, Bakalyan continued to appear in such low-budgeters as The Cool and the Crazy (1957) and [[Feature~V85639~The Bonnie Parker Story~thebonnieparkerstory]] (1958). He extended his switchblade-wielding activities into television, maturing into a dependable middle-aged villain when the juvenile-delinquent cycle burned itself out in the early 1960s. How, then, are we to explain [[Performer~P206894~Dick Bakalyan~dickbakalyan]]'s presence as a regular in the 1972 NBC variety series {#The [[Performer~P17011~Bobby Darin~bobbydarin]] Amusement Company}? Perhaps Bakalyan was attracted to Darin's hit song "Mack the Knife." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi