From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allan Rich (born Benjamin Norman Schultz; February 8, 1926) is an American character actor, author, and activist. Allan Rich was one of the many alleged communist sympathizers blacklisted in the 1950s Hollywood blacklist. He mentored Rene Russo in the world of acting and also played a judge in Hill Street Blues. Rich is the co-founder of non-profit organization We Care About Kids, which produces educational short films for middle and high school youths.