Richard Maximillian Ney was an American actor and investment counselor.
He was born in New York City, the son of Rebie Margaret and Erwin Maximillian Ney. He was the grandson of the Rev. Theodore L. Flood, editor of The Chautauquan. He is the father of Rick Dufay, former guitarist for Aerosmith, and the grandfather of actress Minka Kelly.
A graduate in economics from Columbia University, Ney is remembered best for his role in the Oscar-winning World War II film Mrs. Miniver, and for his short-lived marriage to his co-star Greer Garson, who played his mother in the film. He also appeared in The Fan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Ney's one Broadway venture was the 1958 musical Portofino, which he produced and for which he wrote the book and lyrics. It closed after three performances.
Ney performed mostly in television with occasional film roles until the mid-1960s. In "The Hunt" of the NBC western television series, The Tall Man, Ney plays the wealthy Edward Van Doren, who hires Billy the Kid to guide him into the wilderness to kill a mountain lion. However, Van Doren's real target is Billy himself. This episode also presents details about the Colt Model 1877 .41 caliber gun used by Billy the Kid.