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Robert Butler was born on November 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Turbulence (1997), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) and The Blue Knight (1973). See full bio »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Where Do the Balloons Go? (Short)
 2001 The Division (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2001)
 1999 St. Michael's Crossing (TV Series)
 1998 Glory, Glory (TV Movie)
 1997 Turbulence
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (1993)
 1993 Sirens (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Battered (1993)
- P.M. Turn (1993)
 1991 Sisters (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- 80% (1991)
 1991 The Brotherhood (TV Movie)
 1988 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Twelve Gauge (1988)
 1988 Out of Time (TV Movie)
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1987)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1987 On the Edge (TV Movie)
 1986 Long Time Gone (TV Movie)
 1966-1986 Star Trek (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Cage (1986)
- The Menagerie: Part II (1966) ... (footage from "The Cage")
- The Menagerie: Part I (1966) ... (footage from "The Cage", uncredited)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (archive footage)
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1985)
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Concrete Beat (TV Movie)
 1984 Up the Creek
 1982-1983 Remington Steele (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Hearts of Steele (1983)
- Steele Belted (1982)
- Tempered Steele (1982)
 1966-1981 Insight (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Needle's Eye (1981)
- Killer (1972)
 1978 Lacy and the Mississippi Queen (TV Movie)
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
 1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Strange New World (TV Movie)
 1975 Black Bart (TV Movie)
 1974 McMasters of Sweetwater (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Columbo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Double Shock (1973)
 1972-1973 The Waltons (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Air Mail Man (1973)
- The Hunt (1972)
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
 1973 Roll Out (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dear Rocco (1973)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Stone (1973)
- Chains (1973)
 1973 Doc Elliot (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1973)
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Percentage (1973)
 1967-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Sodbusters (1972)
- Mannon (1969)
- Prairie Wolfers (1967)
 1972 Nichols (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bertha (1972)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
 1969-1970 Lancer (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Lifeline (1970)
- Death Bait (1969)
 1970 Then Came Bronson (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Long Ride (1969)
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Experiment (1969)
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966-1968 Felony Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Without Honor (1968)
- The Judgement (1968)
 1968 Ironside (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Commitment (1967)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Witness (1967)
- To Catch a Hero (1967)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Trial (1967)
- The Enemy (1967)
- Panic (1967)
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead Wrong (1967)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sophia (1966)
 1966 Shane (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Distant Bell (1966)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Return of Elm (1966)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Rats Like Cheese (1966)
- Instant Freeze (1966)
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Stroke of Genius (1966)
- Corner of Hell (1965)
- World's End (1964)
 1965-1966 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Hold That Tiger (1965)
- The Informer (1965)
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Bagman (1963)
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Encounter (1964)
- Caesar and Me (1964)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Line of Fire (1963)
- Jake Dance (1963)
- Elegy (1962)
 1962-1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Forget No More (1963)
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Saturday Edition (1962)
- Other Cheek (1961)
- Personal Enemy (1961)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Princess (1962)
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Fifth Caller (1961)
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Broken Ballad (1961)
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El Paso Stage (1961)
 1960-1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Guilty Heart (1961)
- End of a Mission (1961)
- The Visitor (1960)
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tin Pan Ali (1961)
 1960 Happy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Baby Sitter (1959)
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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on making Hill Street Blues (1981)] I was tired of clean speeches, where people waited until others stopped talking, tired of clean shots-I didn't fucking want it. In my mind, the show came from the congestion of the material, the congestion of the characters. I remember the camera operator cleaning up shots, in the classic Hollywood style that I had begun to hate, and I had to brainwash him to ... See more »

Trivia:

Michael Zinberg credits Butler with having the ruthless, adventurous, innovative vision that produced the powerful pilot episode of Hill Street Blues (1981) that sold NBC, and network president Fred Silverman on green-lighting this landmark urban-cop series.

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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