Richard "Dick" Halloran was a chef in the Derry Army's E Company and later a chef at the Overlook Hotel. Dick had the Shining ability and was an expert chef. He drove a Plymouth Fury. Halloran's name is an allusion to the Halloran House in the Shirley Jackson novel "The Sundial", which was one of King's inspirations for The Shining.
Dick is mentioned as an Army cook and member of the African-American army nightclub in Derry called "The Black Spot", which was burned down by the Legion of White Decency (the Maine equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan) in 1930. Dick's Shining allowed him to save the lives of several other clubgoers, including Mike Hanlon's father. He is also notable for being one of the only sane adults able to see It in one of its varying forms.
There was a lot of bitterness about it, but what could we do? We had no real power. It was this young fellow, a Pfc. named Dick Hallorann who was a mess-cook, who suggested that maybe we could fix it up pretty nice if we really tried.
- Part 2 / Derry: The Second Interlude