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Bob Denver (1935–2005)


Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and teacher. He then got a screen test for the part of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gilligan's Island
(1964-1992)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Maynard G. Krebs / General Ramon aka El Tigre
(1959-1963)
Back to the Beach
Back to the Beach Bartender
(1987)

Filmography

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 1997 Meego (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Mommy 'n' Meego (1997) ... Gilligan
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Jackie
- Sherwood Schwartz--A Loving Tribute (1995) ... Jackie (uncredited)
 1964-1992 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Marooned (1992) ... Gilligan
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... Gilligan
- Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) ... Gilligan
- The Pigeon (1967) ... Gilligan
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... Gilligan
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Gilligan
 1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (TV Movie)
Maynard G. Krebs
 1987 ALF (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Somewhere Over the Rerun (1987) ... Gilligan
 1987 The New Gidget (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Gilligidge Island (1987) ... Gilligan
 1987 Back to the Beach
Bartender
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Milton Feld
 1980-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Tim Kearns / Don Winters / Francis Elkins / ...
- Love Island/The Sisters (1983) ... Tim Kearns
- The Magic Camera/Mata Hari/Valerie (1982) ... Don Winters
- House of Dolls/Wuthering Heights (1982) ... Francis Elkins
- Eagleman/Children of Mentu (1980) ... Morris Binstock
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
Dr. Dudley Plunkett
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Wings (1982) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Space Pirates (1982) ... Gilligan (voice)
 1982 Scamps (TV Movie)
Oliver Hopkins
 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Jason Markham / Norman Lomax
- A Dress to Remember (1982) ... Norman Lomax
 1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Gilligan
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Gilligan
 1977 Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? (TV Short)
Maynard G. Krebs
 1975 Far Out Space Nuts (TV Series)
Junior
- Galaxy's Greatest Athlete (1975) ... Junior
- Barney Begonia (1975) ... Junior
- Captain Torque, Space Pirate (1975) ... Junior
- Secrets of the Hexagon (1975) ... Junior
- Dangerous Game (1975) ... Junior
 1974-1975 The New Adventures of Gilligan (TV Series)
Gilligan
- Super Gilligan (1975) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Moderation (1975) ... Gilligan (voice)
- The Great Train Robbery (1975) ... Gilligan (voice)
- Silence Is Leaden (1975) ... Gilligan (voice)
- The Movie Makers (1975) ... Gilligan (voice)
 1973-1974 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
Dusty
- Pechango Berries (1974) ... Dusty
- Day at the Races (1974) ... Dusty
- John J. Callahan (1974) ... Dusty
- The Cavalry Is Coming (1974) ... Dusty
- Witches Trail (1974) ... Dusty
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sam Cosgrove (segment "Love and the Eat's Cafe") / (segment "Love and the Baby Derby") / Jeffrey (segment "Love and the Cake") / ...
- Love and the Nervous Executive/Love and the Hitchhiker/Love and the Great Catch (1970) ... Earl (segment "Love and the Hitchhiker")
 1968-1970 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Rufus Butterworth
- Art A La Carte (1970) ... Rufus Butterworth
- Compulsion (1970) ... Rufus Butterworth
- Deep Are the Roots (1970) ... Rufus Butterworth
- A Fine Kettle of Fish (1970) ... Rufus Butterworth
- Communications Gap (1969) ... Rufus Butterworth
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Choo-Choo Burns
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Harold
- My Son, the Genie (1967) ... Harold
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Willie Owens
 1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Herbie
- The Persistent Cop (1964) ... Herbie
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Dud Wash
- Divorce, Mountain Style (1964) ... Dud Wash
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Alex (as Robert Denver)
 1963 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Lieutenant Tenner
- An Enterprising Young Man (1963) ... Lieutenant Tenner
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Garrett
- If You Can't Believe the Truth... (1963) ... Dr. Paul Garrett
 1959-1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Maynard G. Krebs / General Ramon aka El Tigre
- The Devil and Dobie Gillis (1963) ... Maynard G. Krebs
- The Call of the Like Wild (1963) ... Maynard G. Krebs
- Beauty Is Only Kin Deep (1963) ... Maynard G. Krebs
- I Was a Spy for the F.O.B. (1963) ... Maynard G. Krebs
 1959 A Private's Affair
MacIntosh
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Murph
- The Tang's Last Shot (1957) ... Murph
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Silent Service S01 E37: The Loss of the Tang - a US Navy propaganda film, Actor "Murph" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 13 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Robert Denver

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his character Gilligan] People thank me for giving them a break from life. See more »

Trivia:

On Tuesday, September 6, 2005, Bob's friend from the comedy series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), former actress-turned-California State Senator Sheila James Kuehl, who played boy-crazy Zelda Gilroy on the series, was granted her request that the Senate adjourn in Denver's memory. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wore the white sailor's hat that he used as Gilligan

Nickname:

Little buddy

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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