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Robert Beecher (I) (1924–2016)

Bob was born in Hollywood and grew up in the Baldwin Hills area in a house his father had built. A natural showman even when he was very young, he would put on shows for the neighborhood kids, charging them a penny to attend. Bob attended Dorsey High School. During WWII, Bob was a weatherman in the 10th Weather Squadron, 14th Air Force (the "Flying... See full bio »

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Barton Fink
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 2005 Hoosiers II: Senior Year (Short)
Old basketball player (uncredited)
 1999 Twin Falls Idaho
D'Walt, the Elevator Operator
 1998 Thirst (TV Movie)
Elderly Man #2
 1994 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Gas Station Attendant
 1993 Red Rock West
 1992 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Older Man
- Ebbtide for the Defense (1992) ... Older Man
- Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye (1992) ... Older Man
 1991 Bugsy
'Manpower' Director (uncredited)
 1991 The Neon Empire (TV Movie)
 1991 Barton Fink
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
- Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963 (1990) ... Allen
 1990 Dick Tracy
Ribs Mocca
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Hotel Man
- Cool and the Gang: Part 1 (1987) ... Hotel Man
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
- Pilot (1987)
 1987 What a Country (TV Series)
Darrell #2
- Moonlighting (1987) ... Darrell #2
 1987 The Judge (TV Series)
Walt Grey / Max Sandino
- Racing Hearts (1987) ... Walt Grey
- A Matter of Conscience (1987) ... Max Sandino
 1986 Superior Court (TV Series)
- Forcible Entry ... Juror
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
- That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) ... Rummy (uncredited)
 1986 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3311 (1986) ... Willy
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- The Psychic (1985) ... Bum
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Almost Foolproof (1985) ... Investigator
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Elias Cobb
- Deadly Lady (1984) ... Elias Cobb
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. Stratos / Derelict
- Remission (1983) ... Mr. Stratos
- Hearts (1983) ... Derelict (uncredited)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Something Special (1982) ... Farmer
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- Little Boil Blue (1982) ... Wino
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- House of Dolls/Wuthering Heights (1982) ... Servant
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Principal Stark
 1981 American Pop
Hobo #2
 1977 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mr. Cummins - Janitor
- The Deprogramming of Arnold Horshack (1977) ... Mr. Cummins - Janitor (uncredited)
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
First Man (uncredited)
 1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Gunman #3
- The Taming of Sorry Water (1967) ... Gunman #3
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Abel Sweet
- The Sweet Gang (1966) ... Abel Sweet
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Hostage for Hanging (1965) ... Skinner (uncredited)
 1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag
Oren Hawker
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Judas L. Tripe
- The Accused (1961) ... Judas L. Tripe
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Organization (1961) ... Boomer
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- Nugey, Come Home (1959) ... Passenger
 1952 Space Patrol (TV Series)
- The Mind Readers (1952) ... Gar (as Walter Beecher)
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Walter Beecher


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