Richard Herd is an American actor who portrays John in V: The Final Battle and V: The Original Miniseries vwhich he became very well known for. His acual name is Richard Herd, Jr. he was born on 9/26/1932 Herd was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Katherine and Richard Herd Sr., who was a train engineer. Herd has appeared at a number of V fan conventions on the basis of his portrayel cf John.
Herd has also had recurring parts on the series Like SeaQuest DSV, and on Star Trek: Voyager as Admiral Owen Paris, the father of Tom Paris. Had two guest appearances on Quantum Leap.