During the 1970s he starred on several soap operas, including Another World and As the World Turns. He retired from acting in 1985, and died in 2013.
Richard first appeared on screen in 1957, and in 1961 moved to Italy to become one of the sword and sorcery peplum heroes. Between 1961 and 1965, he donned the toga nine times, growing a beard in the process. When the peplum craze ended, he stayed in Italy to make spaghetti Westerns and spy dramas.
In the 1980s Richard returned to the U.S. just in time for the man-muscle craze: Golden Ninja Warrior, Ninja Hunter, The Ninja Squad, Ninja Dragon. He was over 50 years old, but age never kept a true bodybuilder from flexing and taking out enemy squadrons. He also moved into writing, directing, and production.
Both Bob and Richard married and had children, but they made an indelible impression on gay men of the first Boomer generation.