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Robert Alda (1914–1986)

Robert Alda's career began in vaudeville, as a singer-dancer. Graduating to performing on radio and in burlesque, he made a splashy film debut as George Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue (1945). His film career faltered somewhat after that, but he had much greater success on the Broadway stage in such productions as "Guys and Dolls" and "What Makes ... See full bio »

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 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Mr. Gordon
- Aunt Sonia (1983) ... Mr. Gordon
 1977-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Police Lt. Ken Spool / Defense Attorney George Temple / Professor Wren
- Murder on Ice (1983) ... Police Lt. Ken Spool
- Jury Duty (1981) ... Defense Attorney George Temple
- Hot Ice, Cold Hearts (1977) ... Professor Wren
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Dr. Ivar Mardosian
- The Visitors (1983) ... Dr. Ivar Mardosian
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Derrick Peters Sr.
- The Object of My Affliction (1982) ... Derrick Peters Sr.
 1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Kleindienst
- Real World (1982) ... Kleindienst
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Leonhardt
 1981 Code Red (TV Series)
Dr. Gerold Brooks
- Code Red (1981) ... Dr. Gerold Brooks
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie)
Mr. Luder
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Bob Beardsley
- Links (1980) ... Bob Beardsley
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
C. J. Holmes
- The Runaway (1980) ... C. J. Holmes
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series)
Governor Eric Harper
- Take-Over (1980) ... Governor Eric Harper
 1978-1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Giancarlo Corleone / Jason Laird
- My Favorite Magician (1979) ... Giancarlo Corleone
- Terror in Times Square (1978) ... Jason Laird
 1979 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Robert Garrett
- The Return of Mr. Garrett (1979) ... Robert Garrett
 1979 But Mother! (TV Short)
Paul Fitzpatrick
 1979 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Monroe Harrison
- Shirley and the Older Man (1979) ... Monroe Harrison
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Dr. Dan Lewis
- Where Have You Been Billy Boy (1979) ... Dr. Dan Lewis
- The Green Girl (1979) ... Dr. Dan Lewis
- A Very Formal Heist (1979) ... Dr. Dan Lewis
- Superstar (1979) ... Dr. Dan Lewis
- Pirouette (1979) ... Dr. Dan Lewis
 1978 Every Girl Should Have One
Adam Becker
 1978 Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Talbot
- The Leak (1978) ... Talbot
 1978 Fame (TV Movie)
Concierge
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Vizier
- The Story of Moses: Part 2 (1978) ... Vizier
- The Story of Moses: Part 1 (1978) ... Vizier
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Cy Margulies
- Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow (1978) ... Cy Margulies
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Harcourt
- Formicida (1978) ... Harcourt
 1978 Sword of Justice (TV Series)
Elliot Stroud
- The Skywayman (1978) ... Elliot Stroud
 1978 The Squeeze
Captain Donati
 1978 The Rock Rainbow (TV Movie)
Malone
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mark Dupres
- Reunion/Anniversary (1978) ... Mark Dupres
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Mr. White
- The Deadly Dust: Part 2 (1978) ... Mr. White
- The Deadly Dust: Part 1 (1978) ... Mr. White
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Ed Martin
 1975-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Hertz / Lieutenant Troft
- River of Promises (1978) ... Hertz
- War Games (1975) ... Lieutenant Troft
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Sid
- For the Love of Sheila (1977) ... Sid
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Robert Jordan
- Mystery of the Fallen Angels (1977) ... Robert Jordan
 1977 Phyllis (TV Series)
Buddy Desmond
- Taking a Chance on Chance (1977) ... Buddy Desmond
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Ben Peterson
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Richard Entwhistle
 1976 I Will... I Will... For Now
Dr. Magnus
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Frank Anthony
- The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976) ... Frank Anthony
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Adrian Marshall
- No Immunity for Murder (1975) ... Adrian Marshall
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
James 'Jim' Fielder
- The Klae Resource (1975) ... James 'Jim' Fielder
 1975 Last Hours Before Morning (TV Movie)
Theo 'Lucky' English
 1975 The House of Exorcism
Father Michael
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Paul Gerard
- Parents' Day (1974) ... Paul Gerard
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Rico Cesari
- For the Family Honor (1974) ... Rico Cesari
 1973 The Serpent
Polygraph interrogator
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Raymond Boyd
- Syndrome (1973) ... Raymond Boyd
 1970-1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Captain McClary / Captain McClay / Dean Butler
- Lucy Goes Hawaiian: Part Two (1971) ... Captain McClary
- Lucy Goes Hawaiian: Part One (1971) ... Captain McClay
- Lucy, the Co-Ed (1970) ... Dean Butler
 1970 Julia (TV Series)
Mike Murray
- Thanks Again (1970) ... Mike Murray
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Diego Maximillian
- Flip Side (1970) ... Diego Maximillian
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Salazar
- Man of the People (1970) ... Salazar
 1969 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Kenneth Allandice
 1967-1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Walter Thorne / F.A. Hobarth / Johnny Utrecht
- A Bullet for Mark (1969) ... Walter Thorne
- The Sacrifice (1968) ... F.A. Hobarth
- The Taker (1967) ... Johnny Utrecht
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Alex Thornby
- Case of the Shady Lady (1968) ... Alex Thornby
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Buddy Hobart
- Just Spell the Name Right (1968) ... Buddy Hobart
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Walter Whittaker
- The Living Victim (1967) ... Walter Whittaker
 1967 All Woman
Wally
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
John Brooks III
- Lucy Goes to Art Class (1964) ... John Brooks III
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Ben Caulder
- A Dozen Deadly Roses (1963) ... Ben Caulder
 1962 Musketeers of the Sea
Vice Governatore Gomez
 1961 Force of Impulse
Warren Reese
 1961 The Devil's Hand
Rick Turner
 1961 La padrona di raggio di luna (TV Movie)
 1960 Cleopatra's Daughter
Inuni - Pharaoh's Architect
 1960 Un militare e mezzo
Roy Harrison
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Onar / Gunder
- Saracen's Gold (1959) ... Onar
- Shipwreck (1959) ... Gunder
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Jess Burton
- Fallen Star (1959) ... Jess Burton
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Gilbert Patterson
- The Julia Conrad Story (1959) ... Gilbert Patterson
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ben Nelson
- The Morning After (1959) ... Ben Nelson
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- Eagle in a Cage (1958)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Angelo Armiento
- Curfew at Midnight (1958) ... Angelo Armiento
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Morris Kogen
- The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue (1958) ... Morris Kogen
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Fear Street (1957)
 1956 Can Do (TV Series)
Emcee
 1955 Assignment Abroad
Major Bill Morgan
 1955 The Robert Alda Show (TV Series)
 1955 Beautiful But Dangerous
Maestro Doria
 1955 Secret File, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Maj. William Morgan / Major William Morgan / Colonel William Morgan
- Mission Windmill (1955) ... Major William Morgan
- Mission Rhino (1955) ... Colonel William Morgan
- Mission Istaahan (1955) ... Major William Morgan
 1952-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Oxford / Rusty Miller
- Force of Circumstance (1953) ... Paul Oxford
- I Can't Remember (1952) ... Rusty Miller
 1953 What's Your Bid (TV Series)
Host (May-July 1953)
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Jeff
- Youth on Tap (1952) ... Jeff
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Jason Ferris (1966-1967)
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Inspiration (1951)
 1951 Two Gals and a Guy
Deke Oliver
 1951 Premiere (TV Movie)
 1951 Mister Universe
Fingers Maroni
 1950 Hollywood Varieties
Master of Ceremonies
 1949 Homicide
Andy
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
- The Substitute (1949)
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Phil Dinardo, Cafe Owner
 1947 The Man I Love
Nicky Toresca
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Stage: Appeared (as "Sky Masterson"; Broadway debut) in "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. Musical Director: Irving Actman. Music arranged by George Bassman and Ted Royal. Vocal arrangements / vocal ... See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I learned my trade in the best of schools -- burlesque. See more »

Trivia:

First wife Joan Brown was a "Miss New York" beauty contest winner. She gave birth to their son Alan Alda, but shortly after began suffering from severe mental illness (undiagnosed schizophrenia). See more »

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Pisces

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