Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 - January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over fifty films.
Boone was born in Los Angeles, California. He worked in several odd jobs, including boxing and painting, before serving in World War II in the US Navy. He later studied acting in New York, and in 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine in Halls of Montezuma.
Boone became a national star with the success of the television show Have Gun, Will Travel, in which he played the character Paladin. He continued to star in many more movies. In his final role, he played Commodore Matthew Perry in Bushido Blade. He died soon afterward of throat cancer in St. Augustine, Florida