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Robert Burton (I) (1895–1962)

Robert Burton was born on August 13, 1895 in Eastman, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Big Heat (1953), Compulsion (1959) and A Man Called Peter (1955). He died on September 29, 1962 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1963 The Slime People
Prof. Galbraith
 1958-1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
E.P. Hallett / Mayor John Clumb / Mayor John Clum / ...
- The Mooncussers: Wake of Disaster (1962) ... E.P. Hallett
- The Mooncussers: Graveyard of Ships (1962) ... E.P. Hallett
- Texas John Slaughter: Frank Clell's in Town (1961) ... Mayor John Clum
- Texas John Slaughter: A Trip to Tucson (1961) ... Mayor John Clumb (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law (1961) ... Mayor John Clumb
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
Madison
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ned Lewis
- The Beginning (1962) ... Ned Lewis
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Convention Chairman (uncredited)
 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz
Sen. Ham Lewis (uncredited)
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Convict
- Modern Prison Sketch (1962) ... Convict
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Senator Charles Washburn
- Horseless Carriage Club (1962) ... Senator Charles Washburn
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth
Director (uncredited)
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Theodore Walters
- The Heart Is a Handout (1962) ... Theodore Walters
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
General
- Ghost Story (1962) ... General
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Doc Burrage
- The Princess (1962) ... Doc Burrage
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
George - Hospital Board Member
- Johnny Temple (1961) ... George - Hospital Board Member (uncredited)
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dennis Matson
- Hammerlock (1961) ... Dennis Matson
 1959-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Pete Thompson / Doctor
- The Jenna Douglas Story (1961) ... Pete Thompson
- The Cappy Darrin Story (1959) ... Doctor
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Larkin
- The Invisible Government (1961) ... Larkin
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Ralph Keel
- The Insolent Heart (1961) ... Dr. Ralph Keel
 1961 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Professor Dinehart
- The Horsetronaut (1961) ... Professor Dinehart
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Policeman
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Judge Kincaid
- Dade City Dodge (1961) ... Judge Kincaid
 1961 Ada
Committee Man (uncredited)
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Mr. Duffield
- Dora's Vacation (1961) ... Mr. Duffield
 1961 The Young Savages
Judge
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Mike Rogers
- Spoken in Silence (1961) ... Mike Rogers
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Col. Stonehenge / Dr. Magruder
- Spaceville (1961) ... Col. Stonehenge
- The Solid Gold Dog Tag (1961) ... Col. Stonehenge
- Dobie Versus the Machine (1961) ... Dr. Magruder
 1960-1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Arthur Camden / Commodore Gladstone
- Inside Job (1961) ... Arthur Camden
- Country Gentleman (1960) ... Commodore Gladstone
 1961 The Absent-Minded Professor
Sam Wheeler (uncredited)
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Mr. Endicott
- The Manabi Figurine (1961) ... Mr. Endicott
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Police Chief W.R. Pate
- Wrong Odds (1961) ... Police Chief W.R. Pate
 1960 Two Faces West (TV Series)
- The Hanging (1960)
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Admiral
- Clear for Action (1960) ... Admiral
 1957-1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Amos / Dr. Holmes
- The Kinfolk (1960) ... Amos
- The Thin Rope (1957) ... Dr. Holmes
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
Eavens
 1960 The Gallant Hours
Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Col. Dowling
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Sheriff Frank Pike
- Border Town (1960) ... Sheriff Frank Pike
 1959-1960 Lassie (TV Series)
Thomas Arnold / Amos Carter
- Judgement Seat (1960) ... Thomas Arnold
- Old Henry (1959) ... Amos Carter
 1960 Fury (TV Series)
- Trottin' Horse (1960)
 1959-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Clay Beaumont / Carl Conway
- Wolf Pack (1960) ... Clay Beaumont
- The Gaucho (1959) ... Carl Conway
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Dr. Stockwell
- A Matter of Conscience (1959) ... Dr. Stockwell
 1959 The Story on Page One
District Attorney Nordeau
 1958-1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Atkins / Noah Whipple / Sheriff Brown
- Showdown at Abilene (1959) ... Atkins
- Stampede (1959) ... Atkins
- No Place to Stop (1959) ... Noah Whipple
- The Man with the Solid Gold Star (1958) ... Sheriff Brown
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Doctor
- Escape to Memphis (1959) ... Doctor
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Jason Gains
- The Third Miracle (1959) ... Jason Gains
 1959 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Doctor
- Mr. Denton on Doomsday (1959) ... Doctor
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Bowen
- Case of the Cockeyed Patient (1959) ... Bowen
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Provost Marshal
- Grandpa Fights the Air Force (1959) ... Provost Marshal
 1959 Invasion of the Animal People
Dr. Frederick Wilson
 1959 A Private's Affair
General Charles E. Hargrave
 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
First General
 1957-1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Sam Cargan / Gus Kelso
- The Crush Out (1959) ... Sam Cargan
- The Matinee Trade (1957) ... Gus Kelso
 1959 Compulsion
Charles Straus
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Gregg Fenton
- Call Your Shot (1959) ... Gregg Fenton
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
John Gaines / Captain Eben Stone / Harrigan
- Crimps' Meat (1959) ... John Gaines
- Mutineers from Hell (1958) ... Captain Eben Stone
- The Marshal (1958) ... Harrigan
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Conger
- The Stalkers (1959) ... Conger
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Dunlap
- The Dark File (1958) ... Sam Dunlap
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
General Patterson
- Bob Judges a Beauty Pageant (1958) ... General Patterson
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Inquest Deputy
- The Well-Selected Frame (1958) ... Inquest Deputy
 1958 Union Pacific (TV Series)
- DeKett Territory (1958)
 1958 Mardi Gras
Comdr. Tydings
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Judge Henry
- The Virginian (1958) ... Judge Henry
 1958 Man or Gun
Deputy Sheriff Burt Burton
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Dr. Baron
- The Carstadt Man (1958) ... Dr. Baron
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. H.W. Fremont
- The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1958) ... Dr. H.W. Fremont
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Bill Henning (uncredited)
 1958 The Young Lions
Col. Mead (uncredited)
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Capt Jenkins
- Our Dear Captain (1958) ... Capt Jenkins
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Adams
- The Policeman's Gun (1958) ... Adams
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Sheriff Jeb Dobbs
- The Wedding (1958) ... Sheriff Jeb Dobbs
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Mr. Costigan
- Rapture of the Deep (1958) ... Mr. Costigan
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Fred Hart
- Double Jeopardy (1958) ... Fred Hart
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Officer Eldon Cox
- The Westover Case (1958) ... Officer Eldon Cox
 1957 The Hard Man
Sheriff Hacker
 1957 I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
Dr. Karlton
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Michaels
- Mr. November (1957) ... Michaels
 1957 No Down Payment
Mr. Cagle (uncredited)
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Judge
- Sentenced to Happiness (1957) ... Judge
 1957 Domino Kid
Sheriff Travers
 1957 Sally (TV Series)
Henry Claymore
- Sally Tries to Say No (1957) ... Henry Claymore
 1957 The Hired Gun
Nathan Conroy
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Fred White
- Trial by Fire (1957) ... Fred White
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Lieutenant Harvey
- A Matter of Degree (1957) ... Lieutenant Harvey
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Judge
- The Vigilantes (1957) ... Judge
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Capt. Hayworth / Peterson
- The Broken Wire (1957) ... Capt. Hayworth
- Rebellion (1957) ... Peterson
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Pop / Skipper
- Night of Terror (1957) ... Pop
- Father Forgets (1956) ... Skipper
 1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Chad Bannion / Josh Hannah / Telegrapher Ed Powell / ...
- Mission for Tonto (1957) ... Chad Bannion
- Christmas Story (1956) ... Josh Hannah
- The Twisted Track (1956) ... Telegrapher Ed Powell
- Quicksand (1956) ... Ben Sutherland
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Smith
- What the Whiskey Drummer Heard (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Smith
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Major Albert Lambert, Lindbergh Sponsor (uncredited)
 1957 The Tall T
Tenvoorde
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Captain Tola
- Crew of the Dolly 'D' (1957) ... Captain Tola
 1957 Slander
Harry Walsh (uncredited)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Houston
- The Jameson Case (1956) ... Houston
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Breach (1956) ... (as Bob Burton)
 1956 The Brass Legend
Tom Gipson
 1956 Three Brave Men
W.L. Dietz
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jim--Mayor
- A Quiet Sunday in San Ardo (1956) ... Jim--Mayor
 1956 The Rack
Col. Ira Hansen
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Graham / Callahan / Ferguson / ...
- You Can't Escape Forever (1956) ... Graham
- Impact (1956) ... Callahan
- The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955) ... Ferguson
- The Life of Emile Zola (1955) ... Cavaignac
 1956 Reprisal!
Jeb Cantrell
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Dr. Portman
- Expose (1956) ... Dr. Portman
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Senator Clemont
- Campaign Trail (1956) ... Senator Clemont
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
John Drake
- Success Story (1956) ... John Drake
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Milton
- Reach of the Giant: Part 2 (1956) ... Dr. Milton
- Reach of the Giant: Part 1 (1956) ... Dr. Milton
 1956 Jubal
Doctor Grant
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Mayor Tuck Ellis
- Showdown at San Pablo (1955) ... Mayor Tuck Ellis
 1955-1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Nelson / Secretary of State Lansing
- V-J Day (September 2, 1945) (1956) ... Nelson
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Clyde
- The Rita Hanley Story (1956) ... Clyde
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
George Gerstle
- Sock, the Businessman (1956) ... George Gerstle
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Sheriff Grundy
- Killer on Horseback (1956) ... Sheriff Grundy
 1956 State Trooper (TV Series)
Sheriff Grundy / Miller
- Rodeo Rough House (1956) ... Sheriff Grundy
- Another Chance ... Miller
 1956 Ransom!
Sheriff Jake Kessing
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The 10 Days of John Leslie (1956) ... Sheriff
 1956 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Trailer Show (1956)
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Preston
- A Pattern of Deceit (1955) ... Preston
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Dunston
- Prison Riot (1955)
- The Airplane Story (1955) ... Dunston (as Bob Burton)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Judge Burton
- A Chain of Hearts (1955) ... Judge Burton
 1955 Count Three and Pray
Bishop
 1955 Kings Row (TV Series)
Dr. Gordon (1955-1956)
 1955 The Left Hand of God
Rev. Marvin (uncredited)
 1955 The Last Command
Business Man in Cantina (uncredited)
 1955 Lay That Rifle Down
General Ballard
 1955 The Road to Denver
Pete
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Father Xavier (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Ol Springer / Bailey
- Rin Tin Tin and the Printer's Devil (1955) ... Ol Springer
- The Education of Corporal Rusty (1954) ... Bailey
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Mr. Peyton
 1955 Hit the Deck
Commander (uncredited)
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
U.S. Marshal William Connors
- Cherokee Bill (1955) ... U.S. Marshal William Connors
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Sheriff
- A Trip to Aunt Sarah's (1954) ... Sheriff
 1954 Rogue Cop
Insp. Adrian Cassidy (uncredited)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
Lt. Harvey
- Matter of Degree (1954) ... Lt. Harvey
 1954 Broken Lance
Mac Andrews
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Government Man
- The Planetarium Story ... Government Man
 1954 Siege at Red River
Sheriff
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Guard Ambrose
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Barnes
- Junior Voters (1954) ... Barnes (as Bob Burton)
- Escape Into Space (1954) ... Barnes
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Harris
- The Sea and Captain Taggart (1954) ... Harris
 1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant
Asa Worthen
 1953 Inferno
Sheriff
 1953 Latin Lovers
Mr. Cumberly
 1953 The Band Wagon
Caterer (uncredited)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
Police Captain
 1953 Fast Company
David Sandring
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Warden Keeley
 1953 Code Two
Police Capt. Bill Williams
 1953 The Girl Who Had Everything
John Ashmond
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Dr. Willis Shoop
 1952 Above and Beyond
Gen. Samuel E. Roberts (Tibbets' CO in Africa)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
McDill (uncredited)
 1952 Sky Full of Moon
Customer
 1952 Desperate Search
Wayne Langmuir
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours
Doctor Charles
 1952 My Man and I
Sheriff
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Owen Gillman
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