Richard Beymer

  • Birth Name: George Richard Beymer Jr.
  • Birth Place: Avoca, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, filmmaker
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  • Encouraged Sharon Tate to pursue acting after meeting her on the set of an earlier film of his wherein she was an extra.
  • Was an active participant in the Civil Rights struggle to allow African-Americans to register to vote in Mississippi.
  • Is a longtime avid photographer, sculptor and painter.
  • Completed and self-published his first book, Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?, a semi-autobiographical account of a young actor's struggle to find himself, in 2007.
  • Has made a number of acclaimed documentaries, including 2014’s It’s a Beautiful World in which he travels to India with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch to explore the origins of Transcendental Meditation.


  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee


  • Eunice Beymer — Mother
  • George Richard Beymer — Father

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