Richard Carlson (1912-1977) was an American actor. He appeared in several notable genre films, including The Creature from the Black Lagoon and It Came from Outer Space. He also had regular roles on the TV series I Led 3 Lives and Mackenzie's Raiders.
Mr. Carlson was born in Minnesota, the residence of the many of the MST3K/Rifftrax crew. This earned him the affection of Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl, who often referred to him as "Hollywood actor Richard Carlson" in their riffs of his movies.