Ritchie, was best known for his 20-year stretch as Llanview's "Clint Buchanan," the oldest son of oil tycoon, "Asa Buchanan." In the late 50's and 60's, the 6' 1" actor had also starred in a number of TV westerns, including the 1965 pilot for The Wild Wild West. Other movies include, Patton, Joe Kidd, and Against a Crooked Sky, as well as, his many roles in various television shows throughout his career. Ritchie first joined the cast of OLTL back in 1979, but decided to retire in 1998. Although he had reprised the role in several guest appearances, the role was eventually recast with actor Jerry verDorn, who is currently playing the role of Clint Buchanan.
Ritchie, who was also known by his nickname "Bucky," lived on his 60-acre spread, which was named the Happy Horse Ranch and is located near Grass Valley, California. Although Ritchie had many friends and family, the handsome actor was never married, nor did he have any children.
Ritchie's death will surely saddened the hearts of his former OLTL co-stars, as well as his many fans throughtout the world, and my thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.
- Here's a look-back to one of Clint Ritchie's (ex-Clint Buchanan) best remembered, and most favorite OLTL storylines - The Wild West!
- Plus, here's a terrific YouTube video of Clint and Viki in celebratioin of the show's 30th Anniversary.
- The Official Clint Ritchie Page and Fan Club Headquaters