Richard Crenna (November 30, 1926 - January 17, 2003) was an American actor.
Born in Los Angeles, California to Italian immigrants, Crenna got his acting start on radio, appearing in Boy Scout Jamboree, Date With Judy and Our Miss Brooks. He remained with the cast of the latter show when it transitioned to television. When Our Miss Brooks underwent a format change, writing out his character Walter Denton, he moved to another television program, The Real McCoys.
Crenna had a long career in films, appearing in such movies as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, First Blood (and its following Rambo sequels), Hot Shots! Part Deux and The Flamingo Kid.
Suffering from pancreatic cancer, Crenna died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California at the age of 76. At the time of his death, he had a recurring role in the television series Judging Amy.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Blvd.
Crenna's son Richard Anthony Crenna is also an actor.