|Richard Bull played the recurring role of mercantile store owner Nels Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie".|
|Born:||June 26, 1924|
|Birthplace:||Zion, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||February 3, 2014 (aged 89)|
|Deathplace:||Calabasas, California, U.S.|
|Years active:||1956-2014, his death|
|Spouse (s):||Barbara Collentine (m. 1948; his death 2014)|
|Appeared as:||Nels Oleson|
|Appeared on/in:||Little House on the Prairie|
Born and raised in Zion, Illinois, a Northwest Chicago suburb, Richard began his stage career at the famous Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He was otherwise know as the Doctor on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, various roles on Mannix, and Judge Thatcher on Nichols.
Other than Little House, Bull made two appearances on both Bonanza as Jess Hill and Highway to Heaven as the doctor. Also appearing in the The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Mission: Impossible, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and Gunsmoke. He lived in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, Barbara.
After years of living in Los Angeles, he moved back to Chicago in 1994 with his wife Barbara Collentine. The couple moved to the Motion Picture & Television Fund home from Chicago in September 2012.
Bull died February 3, 2014, at the Motion Picture Television Fund campus, Calabasas, California, long after having suffered from pneumonia.