Rich Correll

For the American printmaker, see Richard V. Correll.
Rich Correll
Born Richard Thomas Correll
(1948-05-14) May 14, 1948
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Other names Richard T. Correll
Occupation Actor, film director, television director, television producer, television writer
Years active 1960–present

Richard Thomas "Rich" Correll (born May 14, 1948) is an American television actor, director, producer and writer.

Life and career

Born in Los Angeles County, California, Correll is the son of Charles Correll, who starred as Andy Brown on the radio program Amos and Andy. He is the brother of Barbara Correll, Dottie Correll and Charles Correll, Jr., who worked on Animal House as cinematographer and directed episodes of Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Stargate SG-1.

As a child actor, Correll played the role of Beaver's friend Richard Rickover during the last two seasons of Leave It to Beaver (1960–62). As a teenager, Correll became a close friend of legendary silent film comedian Harold Lloyd and his family, and volunteered to assist Lloyd in preserving and archiving Lloyd's extensive films. He continues this work today, and is credited as the chief archivist for the Lloyd Trust. He has shared his encyclopedic knowledge of Lloyd's work and life in interviews and commentary tracks for the 2005 DVD release of Lloyd's films, and in the 1991 documentary The Third Genius.[1]

Correll made his film directorial debut with Ski Patrol.[2]

Correll has directed episodes of The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Family Matters, What I Like About You, That's So Raven, So Little Time, The Amanda Show, The Hogan Family, Yes, Dear, Two of a Kind and many other series. He is also the co-creator of the Disney Channel original series, Hannah Montana.[3] In 1961, Richard Correll as Richard and Roberta Shore as Joyce played in Ozzie and Harriet.[4]

In 2010, Correll sued Disney for unfair termination and alleged non-payment of creative royalties for Hannah Montana.[5]







  1. Champlin, Charles (March 31, 1993). "Silent Film's Third Genius : Harold Lloyd Put on His Glasses--and Film History". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  2. James, Caryn (January 13, 1990). "Ski Patrol (1989) Review/Film; Meanwhile, Pops Is Back At the Lodge". The New York Times.
  3. "Richard Correll Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  4. Richard and Joyce in Ozzie and Harriet Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Museum of Tech Broadcast
  5. 'Hannah Montana' creators sue Disney for profits By Matthew Belloni of The Hollywood Reporter, April 9, 2010
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