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Robert Armstrong (I) (1890–1973)

Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the so-called "Warner Brothers Stock Company" that consisted ... See full bio »

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 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Norman Armstrong (Cronin's business associate)
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Phil Jenks / Jimmy West / Capt. Bancroft / ...
- The Case of the Accosted Accountant (1964) ... Phil Jenks
- The Case of the Playboy Pugilist (1962) ... Jimmy West
- The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961) ... Capt. Bancroft
- The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant (1958) ... Walter Haskell
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
Pat Royal
- The Crooked Circle (1963) ... Pat Royal
 1963 Johnny Cool
Gang Member
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Pop Bateman
- To Catch a Mink (1963) ... Pop Bateman
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Captain Charles Faulkner
- House Guest (1962) ... Captain Charles Faulkner
 1960-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Doc Buckles / Saloonkeeper
- The Faith of Aaron Menefee (1962) ... Doc Buckles
- The Little Man Who Was There (1960) ... Saloonkeeper
 1961 Lassie (TV Series)
Oliver
- Lassie and the Grand Canyon (1961) ... Oliver
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Cal Stone
- Incident Before Black Pass (1961) ... Cal Stone
 1958-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jess Walden / Red Willis
- Lady Trouble (1961) ... Jess Walden
- The Prisoner (1958) ... Red Willis
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Inspector Gunnison
- Along the Barbary Coast (1961) ... Inspector Gunnison
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Lost Dutchman (1961) ... Sheriff
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Frank Fenway / Lacey Grant
- The Catcher (1960) ... Frank Fenway
- The Hardcase (1960) ... Lacey Grant
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Sam Ellender
- The Seventh Hour (1960) ... Sam Ellender
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Marshall
- The Mustangers (1960) ... Marshall
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
John Coleman
- Sign of the Kodiak (1960) ... John Coleman
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Big Bill Carmody
- The Long Dry (1960) ... Big Bill Carmody
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Wichita Arrows (1960) ... Sheriff
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Otto Penick
- Burglar's Nightmare (1960) ... Otto Penick
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Jud Bowlus
- Calamity (1959) ... Jud Bowlus
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Roy Daniels
- The Estaban Zamora Story (1959) ... Roy Daniels
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Tom Marlin
- The Unwanted (1959) ... Tom Marlin
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Josh Matthews
- The Town Is a Prisoner (1959) ... Josh Matthews
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Vernan Croft
- Three-Legged Fox (1958) ... Vernan Croft
 1958 Girl with an Itch
Ben Cooper
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Marty Delgado
- Closeup on Violence (1958) ... Marty Delgado
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sidney Carter
- The Hanging of Roy Carter (1958) ... Sidney Carter
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Barney Farrell / Mariy Piersall's father
- Shooting for the Moon (1958) ... Barney Farrell
- Fear Strikes Out (1955) ... Mariy Piersall's father
 1957 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Silent Town (1957)
 1957 The Crooked Circle
Al Taylor
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Roadblock Number Seven (1957) ... Sheriff
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Sheriff Andy Plummer
- Mojave (1957) ... Sheriff Andy Plummer
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Capt. Morse
- Case 2206 (1957) ... Capt. Morse
- The Menace (1957)
 1955-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Orville Jackson / Casey
- The Healing (1957) ... Orville Jackson
- The Bowery Bishop (1956) ... Casey
- Hostage (1955)
 1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Lt. Flanagan
- Clem's Fish Market (1957) ... Lt. Flanagan
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Larsen
- Company Control (1957) ... Larsen
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Inspector Higgins
- Caged (1956) ... Inspector Higgins
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Pop
- Smoke Jumpers (1956) ... Pop
 1956 The Peacemaker
Sheriff Ben Seale
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sheriff Dan Walker
- The Long Road Home (1956) ... Sheriff Dan Walker
 1956 Camera Three (TV Series)
Vardamen
- As I Lay Dying (1956) ... Vardamen
 1954-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Private Jeb Watkins / Grandpa Soames / Woody Woodruff
- The Lonely Man (1956)
- The Regulators (1956)
- Georgia Man (1956) ... Private Jeb Watkins
- Secret Message (1955) ... Grandpa Soames
- Sauce for the Gander (1954) ... Woody Woodruff
 1956 Strange Stories (TV Series)
Woody Woodruff
- Such a Nice Little Girl (1956) ... Woody Woodruff
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
O'Rourke
- Hot Oil (1956) ... O'Rourke
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Marshall Len Merrick
- The Travelers (1956) ... Marshall Len Merrick
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Kennedy / Walt Bevans
- Farewell to Kennedy (1955) ... Kennedy
- Into the Night (1955) ... Walt Bevans
 1955 Double Jeopardy
Sam Baggott
 1955 Las Vegas Shakedown
Doc
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Sacaree
- Cut Charlie In (1955) ... Sacaree
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Gus Brennar
- Pals to the End (1955) ... Gus Brennar
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Barry Lang / George Grinley
- The Big Break (1954) ... Barry Lang
- The Paper Finger (1954) ... George Grinley
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jay Calliston
- The Long Trail (1954) ... Jay Calliston
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Father Dunn
- The Last Appeal (1954) ... Father Dunn
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Clem Bartlett / Tom Henderson
- Anchors of the Past (1954) ... Clem Bartlett
- Double Exposure ... Tom Henderson
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Hoffman
- Autumn Nocturne (1953) ... Dr. Hoffman
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Parker
- Fable of Honest Harry (1952) ... Harry Parker
 1952 The Pace That Thrills
J.C. Barton
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The First Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mr. Martin (1950-1952)
 1950 Destination Big House
Ed Somers
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Captain China
Keegan
 1949 Sons of New Mexico
Pat Feeney
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Max O'Hara
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
George 'Goldie' Harrigan
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Insp. Von Flanagan
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
'Wild Bill Doolin' / Wild Bill Doolin
 1947 The Fugitive
A Sergeant of Police
 1947 Exposed
Inspector Prentice
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Floyd McCurtin (Brewton's attorney)
 1946 Criminal Court
Vic Wright - Club Circle owner
 1946 Decoy
Frank Olins
 1946 G.I. War Brides
Dawson
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Williams
 1946 Gay Blades
McManus
 1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again
Jonathan Price
 1945 The Falcon in San Francisco
Duke Monette / De Forrest Marshall
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
George
 1944 The Navy Way
CPO Harper
 1944 Action in Arabia
Matthew Reed
 1943 Around the World
General (uncredited)
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
Ken McClure
 1943 The Kansan
Malachy
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Arthur Galt, alias The Black Hangman
 1943 Wings Over the Pacific
Pieter Van Bronk
 1943 The Fighting Engineers (Short)
 1942 Baby Face Morgan
'Doc' Rogers
 1942 Let's Get Tough!
Pop Stevens
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Danny Mitchell (reporter)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Harry Robinson
 1942 Gang Busters
Det. Tim Nolan
 1941 Dive Bomber
Art Lyons
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Cal Fullerton
 1941 Sky Raiders
Lieutenant Ed Carey
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Paul
 1940 San Francisco Docks
Father Cameron
 1940 Meet the Fleet (Short)
CPO Bill Jennings
 1940 Behind the News
Vic Archer
 1940 Service with the Colors (Short)
Sgt. Clicker
 1940 Enemy Agent
Gordon
 1940 Forgotten Girls
Grover Mullins
 1940 Framed
Skippy
 1939 Call a Messenger
Kirk Graham
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Hatted Passerby Before Nightclub (uncredited)
 1939 Flight at Midnight
Jim Brennan
 1939 Winter Carnival
Tiger Reynolds
 1939 Unmarried
Pins Streaver
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Joe Alden
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Detective O'Brien
 1938 The Night Hawk
Charlie McCormick
 1937 She Loved a Fireman
Capt. Smokey Shannon
 1937 The Girl Said No
Jimmie Allen
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
Al Tinker
 1937 Three Legionnaires
Sgt. Chuck Connors
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Scoops Hanford
 1936 Without Orders
Wad. Madison
 1936 All American Chump
Bill Hogan
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Gene Ferguson
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Nick Martel (bookie)
 1936 Dangerous Waters
'Dusty' Johnson
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Performer
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Flannagan
 1935 Little Big Shot
Steve
 1935 'G' Men
Jeff McCord
 1935 Sweet Music
'Dopey' Malone
 1935 Gigolette
Chuck Ahearn
 1935 The Mystery Man
Larry Doyle
 1934 Flirting with Danger
Bob Owens
 1934 Kansas City Princess
Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson
 1934 The Hell Cat
Dan Collins
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
Tom Williams
 1934 She Made Her Bed
'Duke' Gordon
 1934 Search for Beauty
Larry Williams
 1934 Palooka
Pete Palooka
 1933 Above the Clouds
Scoop Adams
 1933 I Love That Man
Driller
 1933 Fast Workers
Bucker Reilly
 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal
Fingers Partos
 1932 Penguin Pool Murder
Barry Costello
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
The Radio Announcer
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game
Martin
 1932 Is My Face Red?
Ed Maloney
 1932 Radio Patrol
Bill Kennedy
 1932 The Lost Squadron
Woody
 1932 Panama Flo
Babe
 1931 Suicide Fleet
Dutch
 1931 The Tip-Off
Kayo McClure
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy
Chester Binney
 1931 Iron Man
George Regan
 1930 Paid
Joe Garson
 1930/I Big Money
Ace
 1930 Danger Lights
Larry Doyle
 1930 Dumbbells in Ermine
Jerry Malone
 1929 The Racketeer
Mahlon Keane
 1929 Oh, Yeah?
Dude Cowan
 1929 Big News
Steve Banks
 1929 The Woman from Hell
Alf
 1929 The Leatherneck
Joseph Hanlon
 1928 The Shady Lady
Blake
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter
Babe Callahan
 1928 Show Folks
Owens - Promoter
 1928 Celebrity
Kid Reagan
 1928 The Baby Cyclone
Gene
 1928 The Cop
Scarface Marcas
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Salami
 1928 The Leopard Lady
Chris
 1927 The Main Event
Red Lucas
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Stage Play: Sleep No More. Written by Lee Loeb and Arthur Strawn. Directed by Cledge Roberts [final Broadway credit]. Cort Theatre: 31 Aug 1944- 4 Sep 1944 (7 performances). Cast: Robert Armstrong (as "H. Clifford Gates") [final Broadway role], Raymond Bramley (as "George Slater"), Horace Cooper (as "Mr. McClellan"), G. Swayne Gordon (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Armstrong

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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He and wife Louise became "adopted" parental figures to young actor Jimmy Lydon. He was 'best man' at Lydon's 1952 wedding and godfather to his oldest daughter. After his death, Lydon became Louise's guardian for 18 years until her death at the age of 97. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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