Richard Kline grew up New York City, attended Queens College and has a Masters in Theatre from Northwestern University. He is known to millions of TV watchers as ‘Larry’ on the classic sitcom Three’s Company. He recently toured the country as The Wizard of Oz in the National Company of WICKED. Previous to that he appeared on Broadway in David Mamet's November directed by Joe Mantello. At Buffalo's Studio Arena, he played Curt Logan in the World Premiere of Don't Talk To The Actors. In Los Angeles he played opposite Designing Women's Annie Potts in Diva at the Pasadena Playhouse. He has performed the solo show Boychik at New York’s Theatre Four and at many venues across the US and Canada.
After serving as a lieutenant in Vietnam, Richard made his professional debut at the prestigious Lincoln Center Repertory Company in 1971. Regional theatre credits include Death of A Salesman, Chemin de Fer, Native Son Henry V (title role) and Love’s Labor’s Lost. An accomplished singer, Richard has appeared in the musicals They’re Playing Our Song, Do I Hear A Waltz?, The Rothschilds, Hello Again, Titanic, and in his Broadway debut with City of Angels. In the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s By Jeeves, he played Jeeves both at the Godspeed Opera and The Kennedy Center. His many television credits include Gilmore Girls, Judging Amy, That 70’s Show, NYPD Blue, Dream On, LA Law, Mary Tyler Moore, Maude.
As a director, Richard won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for his direction of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. Other directing credits include Rumors (with Bernie Koppel), Rough Crossing, The Great Sebastians, Breaking Legs (with Pat Harrington), and the Theatre League tour of Leader of the Pack, with ShaNa Na. He has also directed Bruce Davison, Burt Reynolds and Billy Connolly in their television series.
Richard, his wife Beverley and their two cats, live in West Orange, NJ.His daughter Colby is an actress/singer living in Los Angeles.