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Robert Butler (I)


Robert Butler was born on November 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Turbulence (1997), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) and White Mile (1994). See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Turbulence
Turbulence Director
(1997)
White Mile
White Mile Director
(1994)
The Blue Knight
The Blue Knight Director
(1973)

Filmography

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 1991-1996 Sisters (TV Series) (executive consultant - 120 episodes)
- War and Peace: Part 2 (1996) ... (executive consultant)
- War and Peace: Part 1 (1996) ... (executive consultant)
- Taking a Gamble (1996) ... (executive consultant)
- Housecleaning (1996) ... (executive consultant)
- Nothing Personal (1996) ... (executive consultant)
 1993-1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (executive consultant - 20 episodes)
- The House of Luthor (1994) ... (executive consultant)
- Barbarians at the Planet (1994) ... (executive consultant)
- Fly Hard (1994) ... (executive consultant)
- Vatman (1994) ... (executive consultant)
- The Rival (1994) ... (executive consultant)
 1989-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (executive consultant - 44 episodes)
- City of Lost Souls: Part 3 (1991) ... (executive consultant)
- City of Lost Souls: Part 2 (1991) ... (executive consultant)
- City of Lost Souls: Part 1 (1991) ... (executive consultant)
- The Leopard (1991) ... (executive consultant)
- A Cry in the Night (1991) ... (executive consultant)
 1982-1983 Remington Steele (TV Series) (executive consultant - 20 episodes)
- Steele in Circulation (1983) ... (executive consultant)
- Sting of Steele (1983) ... (executive consultant)
- Steele's Gold (1983) ... (executive consultant)
- Steele in the News (1983) ... (executive consultant)
- Steele Among the Living (1983) ... (executive consultant)
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Alternate Names:

Bob Butler | Lord Butler
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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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