Jan 31, 2017
Richie Brose: 1980s Beefcake Star Opens a Restaurant
Richard Brose may not be a household name today, but he was a regular guest star on 1980s tv. Whenever a casting agent needed a man-mountain, especially for a Sylvester Stallone parody, , they would "call Richie."
Conan the Barbarian became a mega-hit (1983), and Universal Studios opened an "Adventures of Conan" attraction. They needed a Conan. Richie auditioned, got the job, and kept it for the next ten years.
In 1984, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was casting a scene where Pee-Wee Herman rides his bike through a movie studio, disrupting a lot of movies being filmed. Richie got the part of "Tarzan."
For the next 6 years, he often drove down from the San Fernando Valley for guest spots on tv:
He played a wrestler on Night Court (1985).
"Rambo Type Man" on Misfits of Science (1985).
"Hambro" on Hunter (1986).
A Hunk on Perfect Strangers (1986).
A fitness trainer on Charles in Charge (1988).
No indication of whether he's gay or not, but not a lot of gay men flee Los Angeles for the haven of LaGrande, Oregon.