|Veteran character actor Richard Gant guest stars as Reverend Holliday in the Season 6 episode "Drew Can't Carry a Tune" (ep.#9).|
|Born:||March 10, 1944|
|Birthplace:||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Notable roles:||role as fight promoter George Washington Duke in Rocky V|
|Appeared on:||The Drew Carey Show|
|Appears as:||Reverend Holliday|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Drew Can't Carey a Tune" in Season 6|
Richard E. Gant (born March 10, 1944) appeared as Reverend Holliday in the Season 6 episode of The Drew Carey Show titled "Drew Can't Carey a Tune" (episode #9). Richard is perhaps best known to moviegoers for his role as George Washington Duke, the unscrupulous, opportunistic, Don King-esque fight promoter that signs [Tommy Gunn, luring him from the management and guidance of Rocky Balboa in the 1990 Rocky film sequel Rocky V.
A seasoned veteran supporting character actor, Richard's credits include the films Rocky V, a appearance as a possessed coroner in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Deadwood, The Big Lebowski, Babylon 5, Special Unit 2, NYPD Blue, Living Single, Posse, Men Don't Tell and Charmed. He also had a recurring role as the high school principal in Smallville. He also appeared in The Nutty Professor 2 and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie as well as reporter Charles Parker in the cult classic adaptation of Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack. Gant was also in the 2007 comedy film, Daddy Day Camp, as Col. Buck Hinton
On February 6, 2007, Gant joined the ABC daytime drama General Hospital in the role of Dr. Russell Ford. He starred in Men of a Certain Age for its entire two-season run on TNT (2009–2011).
Gant was the campaign manager for federal elections in the country of Nigeria. He has been honored for his achievements by being presented the Keys to the City of Oakland, California by then-Mayor Jerry Brown.