Richard Bull

Richard Bull, Doc on VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, has had a prestigious career in theatre, movie and television. On stage he has appeared in plays such as THE CARETAKER, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, THE IMAGINARY INVALID, THE SEAGULL, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, JOGGERS, DAYS IN THE DARK LIGHT and THAT OTHER WOMAN'S CHILD.

On the silver screen he can be seen in THE SATAN BUG (also starring Richard Basehart), IN LIKE FLINT, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, LAWMAN, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, and A DIFFERENT STORY. With many guest roles in television, Richard has often appeared as a doctor.

Richard has done much voice-over work including commercials for Nissan, AT&T, Compaq Computers and McDonald's.

Best known as Nels Oleson in LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, Richard created a unique, sympathetic character harassed by his ever nagging wife, and uncontrollable children.


The Satan Bug (as Eric Cavanaugh) 1965
In Like Flint 1967
Hour Of The Gun (as Thomas Fitch) 1967
How To Steal The World (as Hauptmann Gelser) 1967
The Secret Life Of An American Wife 1967
The Thomas Crown Affair (as Booth Guard) 1968
The Stalking Moon (as Doctor) 1968
The Andromeda Strain (as Air Force Major) 1970
Move (as Keet) 1970
Sweet, Sweet Rachel (TVM) 1971
Lawman (as Dusaine) 1971
The President's Plane Is Missing (TVM, as lst Controller) 1971
Ulzana's Raid (as Ginsford) 1972
Man And Boy (as Thornhill) 1972
Executive Action 1973
Breezy (as Doctor) 1973
High Plains Drifter (as Asa Goodwin) 1973
Heatwave! (TVM, as Health Department Official) 1974
The Parallax View 1974
Newman's Law (as Immigration Man) 1974
Mr. Sycamore (as Doctor) 1975
A Sensitive Passionate Man (TVM, as Dr. Laserow) 1977
MacArthur 1977
A Different Story (as Mr. Cooke) 1978
The Golden Gate Murders (TVM, as Deputy Coroner) 1979
The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (TVM, as Mr. Dornbusch) 1980
Little House: Look Back To Yesterday (TVM, as Nels Oleson) 1983
Little House: Bless All The Dear Children (TVM, as Nels Oleson) 1984
Little House: The Last Farewell (TVM, as Nels Oleson) 1984
A Death In California (TVM, as Judge Leonard Ginsburg) 1985
Where Pigeons Go To Die (TVM, as Dr. Sand) 1990


Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (as Doc) 1964-68
Nichols (as Judge Thatcher) 1971
Little House On The Prairie (as Nils Oleson) 1974-83


Perry Mason 'The Case Of The Prodigal Parent' (as Court Reporter) 1958
The Viriginian 'The Executioners' (as Doctor) 1962
The Virginian 'Throw A Long Rope' (as Doc Spence) 1962
The Andy Griffith Show 'Goober Makes History' 1963
Ben Casey 'One Nation Indivisible' (as Dr. Jack Taylor) 1964
The Fugitive 'Tiger Left, Tiger Right' (as McIntire) 1964
My Three Sons 'Happy Birthday World' 1965
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 'Night Fever' (as Dr. Michaels) 1965
Gidget 'Independence - Gidget Style' (as Maitre D') 1965
I Spy 'It's All Done With Mirrors' (as Blaine) 1966
I Spy 'One Of Our Bombs Is Missing' (as Neuman) 1966
Iron Horse 'Joy Unconfined' (as Spender) 1966
Gomer Pyle USMC 'Gomer And The Little Men From Outer Space' (as Psychiatrist) 1966
Gomer Pyle USMC 'Gomer The Welsh Rarebit Fiend' (as Lt.Cmdr.B.J. Franklin - Doctor) 1967
Mission: Impossible 'The Train' (as Oliver Donovan) 1967
Felony Squad 'The Pat Hand Of Death' (as Arthur Lacy) 1967
Bewitched 'Samantha's Thanksgiving To Remember' (as John Alden) 1967
Mission: Impossible 'The Test Case' (as Lorkner) 1968
Hawaii Five-O 'King Of the Hill' (as Dr. Schrimer) 1968
Mannix 'In Need Of A Friend' 1968
Family Affair 'Best Of Breed (as Manager) 1968
Family Affair 'What's Funny About A Broken Leg?' 1968
Family Affair 'Oliver' 1968
Room 222 'Funny Boy' 1969
Bonanza 'To Stop A War' (as Jesse Hill) 1969
The FBI 'The Swindler' (as Hayes) 1969
The FBI 'Caesar's Wife' (as Monroe) 1969
Mannix 'The Nowhere Victim' 1969
To Rome With Love 'The Boy Next Door' 1970
Columbo 'Lady In Waiting' 1971
Marcus Welby M.D. 'Men Who Care, Part One' 1971
Marcus Welby M.D. 'Men Who Care, Part Two' 1971
Mission: Impossible 'The Visitors' (as Dr. Lawrence) 1971
The FBI 'The Watchdog' (as Ralph Kurland) 1971
Gunsmoke 'The Sodbusters' (as Deems) 1972
Bonanza 'The Twenty Sixth Grave' (as Goodman) 1972
The Partridge Family 'Who Is Max Ledbetter And Why Is He Saying
These Things? (as Thompson) 1972
Barnaby Jones 'Perchance to Kill' (as J.I. Fletcher) 1973
The Rookies 'Justice For Jill Danko' (as Maitre D') 1973
The Streets Of San Francisco 'Dealine' (as Medical Examiner) 1973
The Streets Of San Francisco 'A Collection Of Eagles' (as Coroner) 1973
The Streets Of San Francisco 'I Ain't Marchin' Anymore' (as Mr. Zahn) 1974
Barnaby Jones 'Dead Man's Run' (as Lawyer Moore) 1974
Most Wanted 'The Heisman Killer' 1976
Herbie The Love Bug 'Calling Dr. Herbie' (as Doctor) 1982
Highway To Heaven 'Thoroughbreds' (as Doctor) 1984
Amazing Stories 'The Main Attraction' (as Hiller) 1985
Hill Street Blues 'The Virgin And The Turkey' (as Mr. Furillo) 1985
Sara (as Judge) 1985
Hill Street Blues 'Fathers And Sons' (as Mr. Furillo) 1986
Highway To Heaven 'A Mother's Love' 1987
Designing Women (as Everett Anders) 1988
The Larry Sanders Show