Richard Basehart was born August 31, 1914 and passed away on September 17, 1984.
John Richard Basehart was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science fiction-drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968). He also prominently portrayed Wilton Knight in the cult series Knight Rider (1982-1986).
Basehart was equally active in cinema, receiving National Board of Review Awards for his performances in Fourteen Hours (1951) and Moby Dick (1956). He was further nominated for a BAFTA Award for his role in Time Limit (1957), the directorial debut of Karl Malden.
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