Peter Mark Richman held roles in over 130 television shows.

By Gabrielle Chung
January 15, 2021 at 01:21 AM EST
Petr Mark Richman

Peter Mark Richman, an actor with over 130 television credits including his recurring role as Reverend Snow on Three's Company, has died at the age of 93.

The star died of natural causes on Thursday morning in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline.

A representative for Richman did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Born in Philadelphia, Richman worked as a pharmacist before kick-starting his acting career in New York as a member of the Actors Studio in the 1950s.

From there, he appeared in A Hatful of Rain and Masquerade on Broadway, as well as starred in over 400 performances of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story.

His earliest film credit was 1956's Friendly Persuasion. He also went on to appear in films such as Black Orchid, The Strange One, The Naked Gun ​2 1⁄2: The Smell of Fear and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

Peter Mark Richman (center) in Three's Company

In television, Richman notably held recurring roles on Three's Company as Reverend Snow — the father of Suzanne Somers' character Chrissy Snow — and on Dynasty as Andrew Laird, the attorney for Carrington family.

He also appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Longstreet and guest-starred on series such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Murder She Wrote, The FugitiveBonanza, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In his eight-decade career, Richman also produced works as a playwright. His one-man show 4 Faces was made into a movie in 1999, in which he also starred.

"I've fulfilled other writers' ideas for a very long time," he told The Los Angeles Times in 1995. "Sometimes I enhanced their ideas, because they weren't sure of what they were saying. I once had to rewrite a Broadway play out of town and hide what I was doing from the rest of the cast because the writer was paralyzed. He didn't have a clue."

Peter Mark Richman in Dynasty

In addition to plays, Richman wrote and published several novels and short-story collections. He was also an accomplished painter.

In 1990, he was awarded the Motion Picture and Television Fund's Silver Medallion for outstanding humanitarian achievement. He was also honored with the Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award from the Jeffrey Foundation in that same year.

Richman is survived by his wife of 67 years Helen Richman, their five children, and six grandchildren.

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