|A.K.A.||Richard E. Gant|
|Is||Actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, Television, Stage and Radio|
|Birth||10 March 1944, San Francisco, USA|
Richard Gant (born March 10, 1944) is an American actor. His credits include the films Rocky V (as the Don King-esque George Washington Duke), for which he received widespread critical acclaim.
Gant's other roles include a 1989 episode of Miami Vice as Battlin' Barry Gay, a possessed coroner in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Deadwood, The Big Lebowski, Babylon 5, Special Unit 2, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Living Single, Posse, Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Men Don't Tell, and Charmed. He appeared in one episode of both Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville. He also appeared in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie as well as reporter Charles Parker in the cult classic adaptation of Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack. He had a minor role as a senior naval officer in Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Gant was also in the 2007 comedy film, Daddy Day Camp, as Col. Buck Hinton.
On February 6, 2007, Gant joined the ABC daytime drama General Hospital in the role of Dr. Russell Ford. He starred in Men of a Certain Age for its entire two-season run on TNT (2009–2011).
Gant was the campaign manager for federal elections in the country of Nigeria. He has been honored for his achievements by being presented the Keys to the City of Oakland, California by then-Mayor Jerry Brown. Gant is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.