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Robert Forster was born in Rochester, New York, in 1941 and first become interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School, where he performed as a song-and-dance man in musical revues. After graduating in 1959, Forster attended Heidelberg College, Alfred University and the University of Rochester on football scholarships and ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Too Late (filming)
Gordy Lyons
 2014/IX Home (Short) (post-production)
Man
 2014 Autómata (completed)
Bold
 2013 Coffee, Kill Boss
Walt Ford
 2013 Breaking Bad (TV Series)
Ed
- Granite State (2013) ... Ed
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Booth Whitman
- Unfrozen Agent Man (2013) ... Booth Whitman
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen
General Edward Clegg
 2013 Somewhere Slow
Chris McConville
 2012 Hotel Noir
Jim Logan
 2012 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Father James Ignatius
- The God-Fathers (2012) ... Father James Ignatius
 2012 Transformers Prime (TV Series)
General Bryce
- Grill (2012) ... General Bryce (voice)
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series)
Ray Archer
- Tommy Madsen (2012) ... Ray Archer
- Sonny Burnett (2012) ... Ray Archer
- Guy Hastings (2012) ... Ray Archer
- Pilot (2012) ... Ray Archer
 2011 Killer on the Loose (Short)
 2011 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Joe Vincent
- Indelible (2011) ... Joe Vincent
 2010 The Trial
Ray
 2010 Red Princess Blues (Short)
The Storyteller
 2009 Expecting Love (TV Series)
George Patten
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lucky Jim
- Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes (2008) ... Lucky Jim (voice)
 2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World
Norman / Narrator (uncredited)
 2008 Expecting Love
George Patten
 2008 Would Be Kings (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2008)
- Episode #1.1 (2008)
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Nick Delfino
- Now I Know, Don't Be Scared (2007) ... Nick Delfino
 2007 Grampa's Cabin (Short)
Grampa
 2007 Army Wives (TV Series)
General Grayson
- Truth and Consequences (2007) ... General Grayson
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Agent Thomas Larson
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie)
Tom Ferris
 2005 Bounty Hunters (TV Movie)
Jerry
 2005 Justice League (TV Series)
The President
- Divided We Fall (2005) ... The President (voice)
- Flashpoint (2005) ... The President (voice)
 2005 Tilt (TV Series)
Jimmy 'Gentleman Jim' Towne / Jimmy
- Gentleman Jim (2005) ... Jimmy
 2004-2005 Huff (TV Series)
Ben Huffstodt
- Flashpants (2004) ... Ben Huffstodt
- Lipstick on Your Panties (2004) ... Ben Huffstodt (uncredited)
 2004 Clubhouse (TV Series)
Burt Austin
- Spectator Interference (2004) ... Burt Austin
 2004 The Grid (TV Mini-Series)
Jay Aldrich
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Jay Aldrich
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Jay Aldrich
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons
Stanley Parsons
 2003 Street Time (TV Series)
Tony DeAngelo
- Cop Killer (2003) ... Tony DeAngelo
 2003 Undefeated (TV Movie)
Scott Green
 2003 Where's Angelo? (Short)
Bob
 2002 Strange Hearts
Jack Waters
 2002 Due East (TV Movie)
Jesse Rapple
 2002 Lone Hero
Gus
 2001 Finder's Fee
Officer Campbell
 2000 It's a Shame About Ray (Short)
Wally
 2000 Diamond Men
Eddie Miller
 2000 Cowboys and Angels
Barbequeman at wedding (uncredited)
 2000 Lakeboat
Joe Pitko
 2000 The Magic of Marciano
Henry
 2000 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
 1999 Family Tree
Henry Musser
 1999 Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (Video)
Major Forsberg (voice)
 1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Major Forsberg
- Chasing the Serpent (1999) ... Major Forsberg (voice)
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Major Forsberg (voice)
- The Mindkiller (1999) ... Major Forsberg (voice)
 1999 Demolition University (Video)
Gentry
 1998 Outside Ozona
Odell Parks
 1998 Psycho
Dr. Simon
 1998 Rear Window (TV Movie)
Detective Charlie Moore
 1997 Night Vision
Teak Taylor
 1995-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Lane Tillman / Ricky Ricketts
- Texas vs. Cahill (1997) ... Lane Tillman
- The Big Bingo Bamboozle (1995) ... Ricky Ricketts
 1996 Hindsight
Michael Donahue
 1996 Original Gangstas
Detective Slatten
 1996 The Method
Christian's Father
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video)
Congressman Cummings
 1995 Guns and Lipstick
Captain Dimaggio
 1995 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Gerard Foster
- Flowers of Evil (1995) ... Gerard Foster
 1986-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Frank Roussel / Gilbert Gaston
- Big Easy Murder (1995) ... Frank Roussel
- The Perfect Foil (1986) ... Gilbert Gaston
 1995 Scanner Cop II (Video)
Captain Jack Bitters
 1994 Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (Video)
Bob Sibley
 1993 Cover Story
Therapist
 1993 American Yakuza
Littman
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Vince Riker
- Tough Love (1993) ... Vince Riker
 1993 Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash (TV Movie)
Sid (uncredited)
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Charles Galbis
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
Dan
- There Goes the Neighbourhood (1991) ... Dan
 1991 29th Street
Sgt. Tartaglia
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Ed Delaney
- Where or When: Part 2 (1991) ... Ed Delaney
- Where or When: Part 1 (1991) ... Ed Delaney
 1991 Committed
Dr. Desmond Moore
 1990 Checkered Flag
Jack Cotton
 1990 Satan's Princess
Lou Cherney
 1990 Peacemaker
Yates
 1989 Esmeralda Bay
Madero
 1989 The Banker
Dan
 1989 Jesse Hawkes (TV Series)
- Pilot (1989)
 1988 Counterforce
The Dictator
 1987-1988 William Tell (TV Series)
Aymong
- The Princess (1988) ... Aymong
- The Citadel (1988) ... Aymong
- The Four Horsemen (1987) ... Aymong
 1987 Once a Hero (TV Series)
Gumshoe
- Triangle (1987) ... Gumshoe
- Pilot (1987) ... Gumshoe
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Steve Cameron
- Unfinished Business (1987) ... Steve Cameron
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Garry Cooley
- The Milkman Cometh (1987) ... Garry Cooley
 1986 Hollywood Harry
Harold 'Harry' Petry
 1986 The Delta Force
Abdul
 1983 Walking the Edge
Jason Walk
 1983 Vigilante
Eddie Marino
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
 1981 Heartbreak High
Coach Alan Arnoldi
 1980 Alligator
David
 1979 The Black Hole
Captain Dan Holland
 1979 The Lady in Red
Turk (uncredited)
 1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie)
Paul Corwin / Clone
 1978 Avalanche
Nick Thorne
 1978 Standing Tall (TV Movie)
Luke Shasta
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Don Carpenter / Det. Sgt. Dave Tackleberry / Bob Vandon / ...
- Trigger Point (1977) ... Don Carpenter
- Ice Time (1977) ... Det. Sgt. Dave Tackleberry
- Trash Detail, Front and Center (1976) ... Bob Vandon
- Little Boy Lost (1975) ... Detective Ed Brenner
- The Man in the Shadows (1975) ... Sgt. Frank Dolan
 1977 Stunts
Glen Wilson
 1977 The City (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Matt Lewis
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
David Corbin
- The Moonlight Heater (1975) ... David Corbin
 1974 The Death Squad (TV Movie)
Eric Benoit
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Frank
 1970 Cover Me Babe
Tony Hall
 1970 Pieces of Dreams
Gregory Lind
 1969 Justine
Narouz
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Nick Tana
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ray Elliott
- In a Puff of Smoke (1968) ... Ray Elliott
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Doug Payson
- Higher and Higher (1968) ... Doug Payson
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Tony
- To Catch a Hero (1967) ... Tony
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Pvt. L.G. Williams
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams on Broadway (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what roles he played that he thinks he will be best remembered for] I wouldn't know, but I just know this: If I can ever find a character where I get laughs, I hope that is the thing that endures. There's nothing better than getting a laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Forster made a test for a part in the film True Romance (1993), directed by Tony Scott, but Christopher Walken eventually got the role. See more »

Trademark:

Deep drawling voice

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Cancer

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