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Clint Ritchie
Deceased
Llanview Presence
At A Glance
As Clint Buchanan, Clint Ritchie has seen his share of headline-grabbing stories, but it was in real life that Clint Ritchie had his most dramatic storyline played out. While working on his Northern California ranch in March, 1993, Clint was involved in a terrible tractor accident that left him at death's door. After months of recovery, Clint returned to One Life to Live and the town of Llanview, Pennsylvania, his fictional home for over a decade.

A self-described "North Dakota plowboy," Clint Ritchie grew up on a farm in Grafton, North Dakota. He knew he wanted to be an actor since he was seven years old, but was never involved in any school plays or other productions as a youngster because he was "always too shy to do anything in school."

At 16, Clint left home and headed for northern California, where he held a succession of jobs. Eventually he went to Hollywood, where he began taking acting lessons. He arrived in New York in the fall of 1979 to join the cast of One Life to Live. Seventeen years later, Clint remains a fan favorite on the daytime drama.

Clint made his television acting debut as a cavalry lieutenant on horseback in the pilot of the series, Wild Wild West. His other television credits include roles in three of the segments of The Centennial miniseries, an episode of Dallas and the children's program, Thunder. In one of his first, though lesser-known roles, Ritchie appeared in the Batman television series, playing one of the Joker's clobbered henchman, Boff.

His appearances as the principal character, McMurphy, in a stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest led to a contract at 20th Century-Fox Studios. He has appeared in several movies, including Patton, A Force of One, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre and Bandolero!

Ritchie died January 31, 2009.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Roseanne
Clint Buchanan
1994

One Life to Live
Clint Buchanan
1979 to December 30, 1998; May 13, 1999 to June 17, 1999; May 22 and 23, 2003; May 26, 2003; May 19 and 21, 2004; May 24, 2004

Dallas
Bud Morgan
1979

Desperate Women
1978

Centennial
Messmore Garrett
1978

Fantasy Island
Crewman
1978

The Bastard
Dawes
1978

Thunder
Bill Prescott
1977-1978

Switch
1977

Once an Eagle
1976

Three for the Road
1975

The Cave
1975

The Family Holvak
Deke
1975

Lucas Tanner
Clifford Hailey
1975

Police Story
Stevens
1975

Chase
Mitch
1973

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Tom Davis
1972

Circle of Fear
Second Cowboy
1972

The Bravos
Corporal Love
1972

The New Dick Van Dyke Show
First Cyclist
1971

The High Chaparral
Kansas
1970

Bracken's World
Sam Borden
1969

Land of the Giants
Andros
1969

Daniel Boone
Two Feathers
1969

Felony Squad
Eddie
1967

Batman
Boff
1967

The Wild Wild West
1965-1966
Acting Portfolio
FILM
A Force of One
Melrose
1979

Poco... Little Dog Lost
1977

Treasure of Matecumbe
Flatboat Leader
1976

Midway
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Fenton
1976

Against a Crooked Sky
John Sutter
1975

Joe Kidd
Deputy Sheriff Calvin
1972

The Peace Killers
Rebel
1971

Patton
Tank captain
1970

Bandolero!
Babe Jenkins
1968

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Jack McGurn
1967

First to Fight
Sgt. Slater
1967

Alvarez Kelly
Union Lieutenant
1966
Awards & Acclaim
Soap Opera Digest Awards: Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor (1986)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor (1989)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Favorite Supercouple (with Erika Slezak) (1989)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Grafton, North Dakota
DATE OF BIRTH: August 9, 1938
DATE OF DEATH: January 31, 2009
HEIGHT: 6'1"
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
News Archives
News Archive: Learn more about Clint and Viki's past. [May 5, 1998]
News Archive: Clint returning, but role will be recast. [Aug 1, 2005]
News Archive: 70-year-old Clint Ritchie dies following surgery. [Feb 2, 2009]
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