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Robert Urich (I) (1946–2002)

Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account representative. He then briefly appeared as a TV weatherman, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Vega$ Dan Tanna
Spenser: For Hire
Magnum Force
Magnum Force Grimes
The Ice Pirates


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 2003 Aftermath (TV Movie)
 2002 Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Purly Owens
 2002 Clover Bend
 2001 Late Boomers (TV Movie)
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
 2001 For Love of Olivia (TV Movie)
Horton Roundtree
 1999 Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Movie)
Mitch McKinley
 1999 Final Run (TV Movie)
Glen 'Lucky' Singer
 1998-1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Captain Jim Kennedy III / Capt. Jim Kennedy / Captain Jim Kennedy
- Cuba (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- Prom Queen (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- About Face (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- Trances of a Lifetime (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
 1998 Invasion America (TV Series)
- Flight (1998) ... Briggs (voice)
- Assault (1998) ... Briggs (voice)
 1997 Boatworks (TV Series)
 1997 Final Descent (TV Movie)
Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Judge Jerry Moran
- Samson, He Denied Her (1997) ... Judge Jerry Moran
 1997 Vital Signs (TV Series)
- Dying to Sleep (1997) ... Host
 1996 The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (TV Movie)
Angus Feagan
 1996 Captains Courageous (TV Movie)
Capt. Matthew Troop
 1995 Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie)
 1995 Young Again
Michael Riley, Age 40
 1995 She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (TV Movie)
Adm. Williams
 1995 A Horse for Danny (TV Movie)
Eddie Fortuna
 1994 Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie)
 1994 A Perfect Stranger (TV Movie)
Alex Hale
 1994 To Save the Children (TV Movie)
Jake Downey
 1994 Jock: A True Tale of Friendship
Rocky Mountain Jack
 1993 Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie)
 1993 Deadly Relations (TV Movie)
Leonard J. Fagot
 1993 Evening Shade (TV Series)
- Frieda and the Preacher (1993) ... Steve
 1992 Revolver (TV Movie)
Nick Suster
 1992 Double Edge (TV Movie)
Harry Carter
 1992 Blind Man's Bluff (TV Movie)
Thomas Booker
 1992 Survive the Savage Sea (TV Movie)
Jack Carpenter
 1991 ...And Then She Was Gone (TV Movie)
Jack Bauer
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Joe Fortier
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Mr. Carmen / Bobby
- Teacher, Teacher (1990) ... Mr. Carmen
- The Fabulous Bicker Girls (1990) ... Bobby
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
Bradley Burdock
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Rob Marshall
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Rob Marshall
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Rob Marshall
 1989 Spooner (TV Movie)
Harry Spooner / Michael Norlon
 1989 Night Walk (TV Movie)
 1989 Long zai tian ya
Airport Police
 1989 Murder by Night (TV Movie)
Allan Strong
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Jake Spoon
- Return (1989) ... Jake Spoon (credit only)
- The Plains (1989) ... Jake Spoon
- On the Trail (1989) ... Jake Spoon
- Leaving (1989) ... Jake Spoon
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie)
 1989 The Comeback (TV Movie)
Scotty Malloy
 1985-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- Haunting (1988) ... Spenser
- McAllister (1988) ... Spenser
- Hawk's Eyes (1988) ... Spenser
- Watercolors (1988) ... Spenser
- Company Man (1988) ... Spenser
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie)
Joseph Simmons
 1988 Cheers (TV Series)
Robert Urich
- Woody for Hire, Meets Norman of the Apes (1988) ... Robert Urich
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Bradford
- Part VII (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part V (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part IV (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part III (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part II (1987) ... Peter Bradford
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Michael Riley, Age 40
- Young Again (1986) ... Michael Riley, Age 40
 1985 Turk 182!
Terry Lynch
 1985 Scandal Sheet (TV Movie)
Ben Rowan
 1984 His Mistress (TV Movie)
Allen Beck
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
 1984 Invitation to Hell (TV Movie)
Matt Winslow
 1984 The Ice Pirates
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Movie)
Patrick Shannon
 1982 Take Your Best Shot (TV Movie)
Jess Marriner
 1982 Endangered Species
Ruben Castle
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
Charles Duke
 1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1980 Bob Hope in the Starmakers (TV Movie)
Ace Robbins
 1979 When She Was Bad... (TV Movie)
Bob Morgan
 1977-1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Larry Hartman / Scott Desmond / Jeff Smith
- Taking Sides/Going by the Book/A Friendly Little Game (1978) ... Scott Desmond (as Bob Urich)
- Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery (1977) ... Jeff Smith (as Bob Urich)
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Dan Tana
- Angels in Vegas (1978) ... Dan Tana
 1978 Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Movie)
David Lyle
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Manolo Etchahoun
- Manolo (1975) ... Manolo Etchahoun
 1975 The Specialists (TV Movie)
Dr. William Nugent (as Robert York)
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
 1974 Killdozer (TV Movie)
Mack McCarthy
 1973 Magnum Force
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mike Lowry
- Death Is Only a Side Effect (1973) ... Mike Lowry
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Gavin Cord
- A Girl Named Tham (1973) ... Gavin Cord
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Greg Dundee
- Blood Brother (1973) ... Greg Dundee
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Davie Stroud
- The Runner (1972) ... Davie Stroud
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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TV commercial for Purina ONE dog food. See more »

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5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert & Heather | Bob Urich | Robert York


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I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately, on television you can't hide who you are. It is why people are always coming up to me, not to talk about my shows but about their families, their pets. They obviously feel comfortable with me. See more »


Received his Master's degree in Broadcast Research and Management from Michigan State University (1971). See more »



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