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Actor Richard Bakalyan was known in his early years for playing juvenile delinquents. In the "problem teenager" dramas of the 1950s and '60s, Bakalyan's chiseled features and Armenian ancestry made him a cinch to play stereotypical street hoods. In 1957, he made one of his first on-screen appearances as Eddy in Robert Altman's debut feature, "The Delinquents" (the actor later reunited with Altman on the World War II series "Combat"). That same year, Bakalyan played a gunshot victim in the Jerry Lewis comedy "The Delicate Delinquent" and would re-team with Lewis in 1964's "The Patsy." With his growing ubiquity as a young tough, he made similar inroads into TV crime shows "The Lineup," "The Walter Winchell Files," and "Mike Hammer." He met Bobby Darin on the set of "Pressure Point" (1962), and the two became friends. They worked together again when Bakalyan exhibited his lighter side in comedy sketches on "The Bobby Darin Show." Bakalyan continues to be a prolific performer on TV, appearing in projects as diverse as "Batman," "Charlie's Angles," "Matlock," "JAG," and "My Name is Earl."

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