Rif Hutton (born November 28, 1962) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Dr. Ron Welch in the comedy-drama series Doogie Howser, M.D., appearing in that series from 1990 up to its conclusion in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, he appeared in a recurring role as Lt. Cmdr. Alan Mattoni on the series JAG. Hutton is also notable for playing Russ Beeler, a fictional owner of a KFC establishment, appearing in a number of KFC commercials in the early to mid 1990s.
Life and careerEdit
Hutton was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s to pursue an acting career. He went to many auditions in his early years, but soon found himself broke and homeless, getting assistance from friends.
Hutton went on to guest star in a number of notable television series including The Jeffersons, Night Court, L.A. Law, Married... with Children, Hunter, Wings, Murphy Brown, The Larry Sanders Show, Getting By, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Family Matters, and Cold Case among others.
Hutton also appeared in stage productions in the Los Angeles area as well as working as a voice actor.
Hutton has been married twice. His first marriage was to a woman named Pat, an actress and stand-up comedian. His second was to actress Bridget Hoffman in 2001.
It is also reported in 2000 that he was engaged to actress Telma Hopkins. In 1993–94, Hutton had played Hopkins' love interest in a few episodes of her sitcom Getting By.
- Wavelength (1983) - Air Force officer
- Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) - Agent
- You Talkin' to Me? (1987) - Black Man
- Moving (1988) - Reporter
- Stand and Deliver (1988) - Pearson
- L.A. Heat (1989) - Det. Royster
- The Borrower (1991) - Newscaster
- Going Under (1991) - Dr. Friendly
- Star Trek Generations (1994) - Klingon Guard
- Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter (1995) - Jess
- Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) - Arnold
- Restraining Order (1999) - Sidney Evans
- The Thirteenth Floor (1999) - Joe
- Osmosis Jones (2001) - Charlie (voice)
- Gas (2004) - Brad
- Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (2005) - Crewman #1 (voice)
- Stick It (2006) - Drill Sergeant
- My Apocalypse (2008) - Housing Inspector
- Astro Boy (2009) - Metro City Sergeant (voice)
- ParaNorman (2012) - Blithe Hollow Townperson (voice)
- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) - High Official #2 (voice)
- The Jeffersons (1985) - Roulette Spinner
- 227 (1987) - Man #1
- Webster (1989) - Bob
- A Different World (1989) - Security #2
- Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993) - Dr. Ron Welch
- Married, with Children (1990) - Bailiff
- Wings (1991) - T.V. Anchorman
- Sister, Sister (1994) - PTA President
- Home Improvement (1995) - Man at Arena
- The Wayans Bros. (1995-1999) - Ted Winters / Agent Doug Steckler
- The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) - Vray Beaujay
- Family Matters (1997) - Reverend Fuller
- Seinfeld (1998) - Salesman
- House (2005) - Morris
- Thats So Raven (2005) - Reverend Mattson
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) - Vernon Porter
- Criminal Minds (2016) - Warden Bryan Nabb