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R.G. Armstrong (1917–2012)


A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating, R.G. headed to New York, where his acting career ... See full bio »

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 2001 The Waking
Edward Sloan
 1999 Purgatory (TV Movie)
Coachman
 1997-1998 Millennium (TV Series)
The Old Man
- The Time Is Now (1998) ... The Old Man (voice, uncredited)
- The Fourth Horseman (1998) ... The Old Man (voice, uncredited)
- Roosters (1998) ... The Old Man
- Owls (1998) ... The Old Man
 1998/II The Man in the Iron Mask
Old Farmer
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
Clergyman
- New Dogs, Old Tricks (1997) ... Clergyman (as Robert Armstrong)
 1996 Invasion of Privacy
Sam Logan - Storekeeper
 1996 Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
Isaiah Parish
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Stitch Sullivan
- See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! (1995) ... Stitch Sullivan
 1995 Payback
Mac
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Frank Dodge
- Deadly Reunion (1994) ... Frank Dodge
 1993 Dead Center
Art Fencer
 1993 Warlock: The Armageddon
Franks
 1992-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Frank Osgood
 1991 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Davison
 1991 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Mr. Cameron
- Going to Babylon (1991) ... Mr. Cameron
 1990 Dick Tracy
Pruneface (as R. G. Armstrong)
 1989 Trapper County War
Pop Luddigger
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Sheriff Dalton Parks
- The Hunting Party: Part 2 (1989) ... Sheriff Dalton Parks
- The Hunting Party: Part 1 (1989) ... Sheriff Dalton Parks
 1989 Ghetto Blaster
Curtis
 1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Stanley Kazmarek
- A Kingdom by the Sea (1989) ... Stanley Kazmarek
 1988 Bulletproof
Miles Blackburn
 1987 Independence (TV Movie)
Uriah Creed
 1987 LBJ: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
 1986 Red Headed Stranger
Sheriff Reese Scoby - Driscoll, Montana
 1986 Oceans of Fire (TV Movie)
Rusty West
 1986 The Best of Times
Schutte
 1981-1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
George / Repairman / Telephone Repairman / ...
- Hot Shot (1985) ... Repairman
- Eternally Yours (1984) ... Telephone Repairman
- This Gland Is Your Gland (1984) ... Ralph
- Truth and Consequences: Part 2 (1982) ... George
- Truth and Consequences: Part 1 (1982) ... George
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Bert
- Caged (1984) ... Bert
 1979-1983 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Calloway / Tom Pryor
- Ding, Dong, the Boss Is Dead (1983) ... Calloway
- Witness for the Persecution (1979) ... Tom Pryor
 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Alfred Grimes
- The Wedding (1982) ... Alfred Grimes
- The Roof (1982) ... Alfred Grimes
- The Cliff (1982) ... Alfred Grimes
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie)
Sheriff Miles Gillette
 1982 Hammett
Lt. O'Mara
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Sheriff Dodson
- The Bogeyman Will Get You (1981) ... Sheriff Dodson
 1981 Reds
Government Agent
 1981 Raggedy Man
Rigby
 1981 Evilspeak
Sarge
 1981 Stockers (TV Movie)
Mr. Fisk
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Judge Simpson
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Zanski
- The Wildcatters (1980) ... Zanski
 1980 Visions (TV Series)
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Sebastian Craig
- Of Ghosts and Angels (1980) ... Sebastian Craig
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Capt. Hawks
- The Chain Gang/The Boss (1979) ... Capt. Hawks
 1979 Steel
Kellin
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Confederate Gold (1979) ... Sheriff
 1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
Mr. Hemmings
 1979 The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV Movie)
Judge Harrison Harding
 1979 Dear Detective (TV Series)
- Pilot (1979)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Wellman
- Demand and Supply (1979) ... Wellman
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie)
Gen. Harris
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
Dunworth
 1978 Texas Detour
Sheriff Burt
 1977 The Pack
Cobb
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Fayso
- It's Hard But It's Fair (1977) ... Fayso
 1977 The Car
Amos
 1977 Mr. Billion
Sheriff T.C. Bishop
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
'Dad' Watson
- Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977) ... 'Dad' Watson
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Detective Wills
- Maggie's Hero (1976) ... Detective Wills
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Father Reardon
- Kingston (1976) ... Father Reardon
 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Charlie White - Bank President
 1976 Stay Hungry
Thor Erickson
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Stan Buffo
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Sam Jellico
- Witch Hunt (1976) ... Sam Jellico
 1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
Richard
 1975 White Line Fever
Prosecutor
 1975 Race with the Devil
Sheriff Taylor
 1975 Boss Nigger
Mayor Griffin
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Elwood Fraser
- Love, Mabel (1974) ... Elwood Fraser
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie)
Mr. Turner
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Sheriff Mosley
- Trackdown (1974) ... Sheriff Mosley
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Sheriff Farraday
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... Sheriff Farraday
 1974 Manhunter (TV Movie)
Henry Stratemeyer
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Grandee
- No Charity for the MacAllisters (1974) ... Grandee
 1973 Cotter
 1973 My Name Is Nobody
Honest John (as R.K. Armstrong)
 1971-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Banner / Sheriff
- He Who Digs a Grave (1973) ... Banner
- A Lonely Place to Die (1971) ... Sheriff
 1973 Running Wild
Bull
 1973 White Lightning
Big Bear
 1973 Gentle Savage
Rupert Beeker - Owner of 'Beeker's Bar'
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Jack Preston
- Gallows in the Wind (1972) ... Jack Preston
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Ben Ritt
- The Century Turns (1972) ... Ben Ritt
 1972 The Final Comedown
Mr. Freeman
 1959-1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Squire Fisk / Billy Soto / Jack O'Neal
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 2 (1972) ... Squire Fisk
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 1 (1972) ... Squire Fisk
- The Griswold Murder (1959) ... Jack O'Neal
 1972 Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Squire Fisk
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Max
- The Bounty Hunter (1971) ... Max
 1971 J.W. Coop
Jim Sawyer
 1969-1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Warden / Capt. Wade
- The Double Wall (1970) ... Warden
- The Box (1969) ... Capt. Wade
 1970 The Great White Hope
Cap'n Dan
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Henderson
- Wind (1970) ... Henderson
 1970 The McMasters
Watson
 1970 Angels Die Hard
Mel
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Quittner
 1970 Tiger by the Tail
Ben Holmes
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
Mackray
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Lijah
- The Deadly Trade (1969) ... Lijah
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Gant Foley
- Foley (1968) ... Gant Foley
 1968 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Henry R. Pritchart
- The Friend (1968) ... Henry R. Pritchart
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Police Capt. Bill Battersea / Gus Flagg
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... Police Capt. Bill Battersea
- Panic (1967) ... Gus Flagg
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun (scenes deleted)
 1967-1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Joseph Garth / Jarvis
- The Flaming Rocks (1968) ... Joseph Garth
- The Wolf Man (1967) ... Jarvis
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Collin Atwood
- The Turkey Shoot (1967) ... Collin Atwood
 1961-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Carl Anderson / Argonaut / Jud Briar / ...
- Stranger in Town (1967) ... Carl Anderson
- Which Dr. (1966) ... Argonaut
- The Lady (1965) ... Jud Briar
- With a Smile (1963) ... Major
- Indian Ford (1961) ... Capt. Benter
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Arnie Kale
- Time of Trial (1967) ... Arnie Kale
 1965-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
George David Owens / Ed Cray / Sheriff Crowley
- Blood Verdict (1967) ... George David Owens
- The Extortionist (1967) ... Ed Cray
- A Mouthful of Dust (1965) ... Sheriff Crowley
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
William Payne
- The Battleground (1967) ... William Payne
 1963-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frederick Harley / Ben Winters
- The Girl on the Pinto (1967) ... Frederick Harley
- The Small Parade (1963) ... Ben Winters
 1966-1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Police Capt. McAllister
- If Once You Fail (1967) ... Police Capt. McAllister
- The Canary Who Lost His Voice (1966) ... Police Capt. McAllister
- Curtains for Miss Winslow (1966) ... Police Capt. McAllister
- To Bell T.H.E. Cat (1966) ... Police Capt. McAllister
- Marked for Death (1966) ... Police Capt. McAllister
 1959-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Col. Keith Jarrell / Nathan Clay / Andrew Holloway
- The Last Mission (1966) ... Col. Keith Jarrell
- The Horse Breaker (1961) ... Nathan Clay
- The Phillip Diedesheimer Story (1959) ... Andrew Holloway
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Edward Loomis
- This Town for Sale (1965) ... Edward Loomis
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Wallace Miles
- My Son, My Son (1965) ... Wallace Miles
 1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Marshall Matt Peters / Tully / Sheriff Bradley
- All the Scared Rabbits (1965) ... Marshall Matt Peters
- Corner of Hell (1965) ... Tully
- The Other Side of the Mountain (1963) ... Sheriff Bradley
 1959-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff John Keeley / Gantry Hobson / Burke / ...
- Six Weeks to Bent Fork (1965) ... Sheriff John Keeley
- Incident of the Lost Woman (1962) ... Gantry Hobson
- Incident of the 100 Amulets (1960) ... Burke
- Incident of the Dog Days (1959) ... Enoch Talby
 1963-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Bundage / Steve
- Birthright (1965) ... Bundage
- Deadly Decision (1963) ... Steve
 1965 Major Dundee
Rev. Dahlstrom (as R. G. Armstrong: in closing credits)
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Jonathan Blaine
- Question: How Do You Fall in Love with a Town? (1965) ... Jonathan Blaine
 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie)
Zac Laird
 1964 He Rides Tall
Joshua 'Josh' McCloud
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sheriff Harder
- My Enemy, This Town (1964) ... Sheriff Harder
 1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
John Cooley / William Downey
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... John Cooley
- Final Vow (1962) ... William Downey
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Charlie Devlin
- Don't Cry for Johnny Devlin (1963) ... Charlie Devlin
 1960-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Vic Prescott / Marshal Al Dawson / Jud / ...
- Time of the Traitor (1962) ... Vic Prescott
- The Jailbreakers (1961) ... Marshal Al Dawson
- Run of the Hunted (1961) ... Jud
- License to Kill (1960) ... Sam Jarrad
- Cemetery Road (1960) ... Matthews (uncredited)
 1958-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
John Gregory / Harry Bright / Matthew Bartlett
- The Case of the Stand-In Sister (1962) ... John Gregory
- The Case of the Petulant Partner (1959) ... Harry Bright
- The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1958) ... Matthew Bartlett
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
General Kirby / John Muskie
- The Shiloh Degnan Story (1962) ... General Kirby
- The Charley Shutup Story (1962) ... John Muskie
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
R.V. Reagan
- The Long Walk Home (1962) ... R.V. Reagan
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Paul Wyatt
- Midnight for Prince Charming (1962) ... Paul Wyatt
 1962 Ride the High Country
Joshua Knudsen
 1960-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Fred Riordan / Captain Bone
- What Frightened You, Fred? (1962) ... Fred Riordan
- The Man Who Found the Money (1960) ... Captain Bone
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Franklin Phelps
- Killer's Choice (1962) ... Franklin Phelps
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Hanson
- Winter Storm (1962) ... Hanson
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jerry Boynton
- The Little Hours (1962) ... Jerry Boynton
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Contractor
- Nothing in the Dark (1962) ... Contractor
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Uriah Foster
- Coals of Fire (1962) ... Uriah Foster
 1961 Everglades (TV Series)
Luther
- Primer for Pioneers (1961) ... Luther
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
- The Monkey's Paw (1961)
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Farmer Flint
- Ellie Saves a Female (1961) ... Farmer Flint
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Marshal William MacWilliams
- No Amnesty for Death (1961) ... Marshal William MacWilliams
 1960-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Nathanael Grimm / Angus Emmett
- The Return of Mr. Grimm (1961) ... Nathanael Grimm
- Alibi for the Scalped Man (1960) ... Angus Emmett
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Neal Bailey
- Bitter Ashes (1960) ... Neal Bailey
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Oramel Howland
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Shell Davidson
- School Days (1960) ... Shell Davidson
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Sheriff Jordan Talbott
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Mike Haley
- I Bet Your Life (1960) ... Mike Haley
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Wellington Cosgrove / Colonel Karl Bent
- The People's Friend (1960) ... Wellington Cosgrove
- The Saga of Waco Williams (1959) ... Colonel Karl Bent
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Rothgate
- A Night at Trapper's Landing (1959) ... Rothgate
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Asa Wynter
- The Tyrant (1959) ... Asa Wynter
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Human Comedy (1959)
 1958-1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Big Sam Aldridge / Cliff Clifford
- Letter of the Law (1959) ... Big Sam Aldridge
- Desert Passage (1958) ... Cliff Clifford
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Major Ben Rogers / Gabe Dallas
- Battle Scar (1959) ... Major Ben Rogers
- The Brand Release (1959) ... Gabe Dallas
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Lou Stoner / Clay Calhoun
- The Giant Killer (1959) ... Lou Stoner
- The Hunted (1958) ... Clay Calhoun
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Link Thompson
- Grandfather (1959) ... Link Thompson
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Asa Canfield
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Ben Dawes
- Client: Dawes (1959) ... Ben Dawes
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sheriff Les Houghton / Sheriff Fred Tomlinson
- Let the Man Die (1958) ... Sheriff Les Houghton
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
Reverend Hardin
- The Turning Point (1958) ... Reverend Hardin
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Malone
- The Street (1958) ... Malone
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Flix
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Mayor S. J. Lovett / Marshall Tom Jaffey
- Killer's Widow (1958) ... Marshall Tom Jaffey
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Hunter Boyd
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Kreiger
- Law and Order (1958) ... Kreiger
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
TV Prompter Operator (uncredited)
 1956 Baby Doll
Townsman Sid (voice, uncredited)
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Football Coach
- His Highness and the Halfback (1956) ... Football Coach
 1954 Garden of Eden
J. Randolph Latimore
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Stage: Appeared (as "Dr. Baugh") in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Assistant Designer to Jo Mielziner: John Harvey. Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Florence Klotz. Directed by Elia Kazan. Morosco Theatre: 24 Nov 1955-... See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. G. Armstrong | R.K. Armstrong | Robert Armstrong

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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I had to learn it the hard way. I studied with Lee Strasberg. Acting is not acting. It's being. If you have the kind of personality makeup where you can transform into being the character in that situation, it brings about authenticity. You get a feel of the situation, the line in a scene and where your hearts goes to in a scene and you always keep that in mind.

Trivia:

Was credited as R. K. Armstrong in the English-language version of My Name Is Nobody (1973) (My Name is Nobody). See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Aries

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