One of his trademarks, kissing all the female contestants, was one of the things that made Family Feud appear to be a warm and friendly program. He was nicknamed "The Kissing Bandit". He stopped this trademark gesture by announcing on the premiere of the 1994 version of Family Feud that he promised his daughter not to do it anymore. Richard became a US citizen in 1984.
He Narrated TV's Funniest Game Shows for FOX in November 2000.
His death came exactly 16 years after the death and suicide of Combs, his predecessor and successor.
Game Shows HostedEdit
- Lucky Pair local L.A. game show 1970-1971
- Masquerade Party 1973–1974
- Family Feud 1976–1985, 1994–1995
- You Bet Your Life (Pilot) 1988
- TV's Funniest Game Shows November 2000
Game Shows appearedEdit
- Dream Girl of '67
- Lohman & Barkley's Name Droppers
- I've Got a Secret
- Password All-Stars
- Rhyme and Reason
- Match Game
- The Gong Show
- Celebrity Bowling
- TV's Funniest Game Show Moments
Non-Game Shows appearedEdit
- New Zoo Revue
- Sesame Street
- Mama's Family