Sep 6, 2017

Dick Dial

Richard Emile Ashley Dial, Jr. (1931-1992) was born in Oklahoma City. He was an athlete at the University of Oklahoma. He was a champion Golden Gloves boxer, a ranked tennis pro, and a competitive sailor. He got his start on "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "The Searchers" (1956), leading to a job doubling William Holden on "The Horse Soldiers" (1959). He is best known for his TV work, where he doubled Lloyd Bridges on "Sea Hunt" (1958-61), David Janssen on "The Fugitive" (1963-67), William Shatner on "Star Trek" (1967-68), and Peter Graves on "Mission Impossible" (1967-68). Dick was a member of the Stuntmen's Association.

Below: Dick (center) appeared in the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" episode, "The Shape of Doom" (1966). On the right is star Richard Basehart.

Below: Dick Dial, with Sharon Farrell, in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." episode, "The Minus-X Affair" (1966).

Below: Dick played Lieutenant Kaplan in the "Star Trek" episode, "The Apple" (1967).

Below: Dick (left) played "Carson" in "They Call Me MISTER Tibbs" (1970). In the middle is actor Anthony Zerbe.

In the film, Dick had a fight with star Sidney Poitier.