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Edward G. Robinson (I) (1893–1973)


Edward G. Robinson arrived in the United States at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began work in stock, with his new name, in 1913. Broadway was two ... See full bio »

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 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Abraham Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... Abraham Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
- The Courier (1970)
 1970 Song of Norway
Krogstad
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Elstyn Draper / Cameo
- The Mary Tree (1970) ... Elstyn Draper
- Panic (1969) ... Cameo
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Lee Forestman
- U.M.C. (1969) ... Dr. Lee Forestman
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Old Adams
 1968 It's Your Move
Sir George McDowell
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Leo Joseph Smooth
 1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All
Professor Samuels
 1967 Operazione San Pietro
Joe Ventura
 1967 Grand Slam
Prof. James Anders
 1967 The Blonde from Peking
Douglas - chef C.I.A.
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Edward G. Robinson
- Batman's Satisfaction (1967) ... Edward G. Robinson (uncredited)
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Lancey Howard
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
Captain
 1964 The Outrage
Con Man
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Secretary of the Interior
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Simon Nurdlinger
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Big Jim Stevens (uncredited)
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
Cocky Wainwright
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Maurice Kruger
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- Cops and Robbers (1962) ... Narrator
 1962 My Geisha
Sam Lewis
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
'Big Jim' Riva
- The Legend of Jim Riva (1961) ... 'Big Jim' Riva
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bert Alquist
- The Drop-Out (1961) ... Bert Alquist
 1960 Seven Thieves
Theo Wilkins
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Theodore Roosevelt
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Victor Bers
- Heritage (1959) ... Victor Bers
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Harper
- A Good Name (1959) ... Harry Harper
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Oscar Bromek
- Shadows Tremble (1958) ... Oscar Bromek
 1956 Nightmare
Rene Bressard
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Baron / John Derwent
- A Set of Values (1955) ... Baron
- ..... and Son (1955) ... John Derwent
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Victor Amato
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Matthew Considine
- For the Defense (1955) ... Matthew Considine
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Inspector Raoul Leduc
 1955 Tight Spot
Lloyd Hallett
 1955 The Violent Men
Lew Wilkison
 1954 Black Tuesday
Vincent Canelli
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
Matthew Considine
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
 1953 The Glass Web
Henry Hayes
 1953 Big Leaguer
John B. 'Hans' Lobert
 1953 Vice Squad
Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Maurice Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
 1950 Operation X
George Constantin
 1945 Journey Together
Dean McWilliams
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Marshall Tyler (Episode 2)
 1943 Destroyer
Steve Boleslavski (as Edward G.Robinson)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Avery L. 'Larry' Browne
 1941 Unholy Partners
Bruce Corey
 1940 Brother Orchid
Little John Sarto
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Edward Renard
 1938 I Am the Law
John Lindsay
 1933 I Loved a Woman
John Mansfield Hayden
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Gangster (as Edward Robinson)
 1930 The Widow from Chicago
Dominic
 1930 East Is West
Charlie Yong
 1930 Outside the Law
Cobra Collins
 1930 Night Ride
Tony Garotta
 1929 The Hole in the Wall
The Fox
 1923 The Bright Shawl
Domingo Escobar (as E.G. Robinson)
 1916 Arms and the Woman
Factory Worker
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Caesar") in "Androcles and the Lion" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Philip Moeller. Klaw Theatre: 23 Nov 1925-Jan 1926 (closing date unknown/68 performances/performed in repertory with "The Man of Destiny"). Cast: Alice Belmore (credited as Alice Belmore Cliffe; as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward G.Robinson | E.G. Robinson | Edward Robinson | Mr. Edward G. Robinson

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Acting and painting have much in common. You begin with the external appearance and then strip away the layers to get to the essential core. This is reality and that is how an artist achieves truth. When you are acting, you are playing a part, you are being somebody else. You are also, at the same time, being yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Although it has been said that Robinson chose his stage name after an actor he had seen and admired, later he said he was just trying to keep his birth initials. He was unsure as to why he had settled on Robinson but would have chosen a shorter name if allowed to do it again as it takes a long time to write Robinson in an autograph. See more »

Trademark:

Unconventional, almost catfish-like mug See more »

Nickname:

Eddie See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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