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Richard Clayton

Born: Jun 12, 1915

Death: Sep 29, 2008

Birthplace: Montclair

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Richard Clayton

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1915
Date of Death : Sep 29, 2008
Birth Place : Montclair

Richard Clayton was an American actor who became a talent agent. He repped for such high profile talent as Jane Fonda, James Dean and Burt Reynolds during his career as an agent. Clayton was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He began his career in New York City, where he worked as an actor and model. In an item reported from Hollywood, The New York Times noted that Warner Bros. had placed "Richard Clayton of the New York Stage" under contract, one of several actors engaged for its forthcoming production of what was described as The Life of Knute Rockne. He appeared in several of the studio's films under his contract with the studio, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1939, Knute Rockne, All American in 1940 and the 1941 pictures A Very Young Lady and High Sierra. Clayton served in the United States military during World War II. He met actor James Dean following his return from the war. Clayton and Dean appeared together in the 1951 film, Sailor Beware. Clayton moved from full-time acting to repping when he took a position at the Famous Artists Agency.


  • Actor
  • Model
  • Television producer
  • Soldier
  • Talent agent

Also known as

  • Dick Clayton
  • Joseph Coan
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