Richard Timothy Smith (born 25 March 1942), known professionally as Richard O'Brien, is an English-New Zealand actor, writer, musician, and television presenter. He wrote the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show in 1973 which has remained in almost continuous production. He also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), appearing in the film as Riff Raff. The film became an international success and has received a large cult following. O'Brien wrote Shock Treatment (1981) and appeared in the film as Dr Cosmo McKinley. O'Brien appeared as Gulnar in the ITV drama series Robin of Sherwood (1985-1986), alongside Jason Connery. He presented four series of the television game show The Crystal Maze for Channel 4 (1990-1993, 2016). O'Brien played the voice role of Lawrence Fletcher, the title characters' father, in the Disney Channel television series Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015). He has also appeared in films such as Spice World (1997), Dark City (1998), Ever After (1998), Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001), and Jackboots on Whitehall (2010).
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