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Robert Christopher (I) (1922–2015)

Robert Christopher was born on May 29, 1922 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Robert Hall. He was an actor and producer, known for The Barefoot Contessa (1954), The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and Frankenstein Island (1981). He died on November 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Barefoot Contessa
The Barefoot Contessa Eddie Blake
The Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story Cadillac Salesman
Frankenstein Island
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 1981 Frankenstein Island
Mark Eden
 1979 Wooju heukgisa (1983 US version) (English version, voice, as Bob Christopher)
 1979/I Elvis (TV Movie)
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story
Cadillac Salesman (as Bob Christopher)
 1972 I Dismember Mama
Man In Poolroom
 1971 Cold Turkey
Television Director (uncredited)
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
- Shell Game (1968) ... Mechanic
 1967 Divorce American Style
Ralph Ames (uncredited)
 1961-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Tony / Townsman / Deputy Sheriff Stu Cahill / ...
- Black Friday (1967) ... Tony
- Twilight Town (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Broken Ballad (1961) ... Deputy Sheriff Stu Cahill
- The Gift (1961) ... Lieutenant
 1966 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
- The Terror Trap (1966) ... Laney
 1966 Agent for H.A.R.M.
Police Officer
 1965 Creature of the Walking Dead
Det. Lt. Ed Jamieson
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Matt Stacey
- An Act of Atonement (1963) ... Matt Stacey
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Say Goodbye to All That (1963) ... Rick
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Robert Turner
- The Contenders (1962) ... Robert Turner
 1962 Convicts 4
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Kirk Fraser / Tom Handeman
- Dress Rehearsal (1962) ... Kirk Fraser
- Out of the Past (1959) ... Tom Handeman
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Matty Karsh
- Man in the Middle (1962) ... Matty Karsh
 1961 The George Raft Story
Character (uncredited)
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Mr. Barkin
- Witness for the Persecution (1961) ... Mr. Barkin
 1961 Operation Eichmann
Ben Pilot
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Jake Hanford
- Toothy Thompson (1961) ... Jake Hanford
 1960 The Walking Target
Dave Prince
 1960 Pay or Die!
Digilio (uncredited)
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
- A Matter of Money (1960) ... Harry
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Bromfield
- Contraband (1960) ... Dr. Bromfield
 1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Blinky Maxwell
- The Man Who Lived Twice (1960) ... Blinky Maxwell
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
- Missing (1959) ... Joel
 1959 Battle Flame
Capt. Herndon
 1959 Al Capone
Man (uncredited)
 1959 Up Periscope
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1956-1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Roll (1959)
- The Big Salvage (1956)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Sid Lamar
- Guns for Hire (1959) ... Sid Lamar
 1958 Union Pacific (TV Series)
- The Challenger (1958) ... Hyatt
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Decks Ran Red
 1958 No Time for Sergeants
Reporter (uncredited)
 1958 Hell's Five Hours
 1957-1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Bobcxyrald / Lt. Cmdr. Hiram Cassedy / Lt. Cmdr. Vern Skjonsby
- The Archerfish Spits Straight (1958) ... Lt. Bobcxyrald
- The Searaven (1957) ... Lt. Cmdr. Hiram Cassedy
- The Wahoo Story (1957) ... Lt. Cmdr. Vern Skjonsby
 1958 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
- The Letter (1958) ... Crook
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
- Tinseled Alibi (1957) ... Elston
 1957 Police Call (TV Series)
- Vienna (1957)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Reporter (uncredited)
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Lennie Owens (uncredited)
 1957 The Disembodied
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Danny Yates
- Lady in Limbo (1957) ... Danny Yates
 1957 Spook Chasers
 1956-1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Nick / Ray Keane
- The Black Ace (1957) ... Nick (as Bob Christopher)
- All Is Not Gold (1956) ... Ray Keane
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
Crippled Man in Lystra
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Lt. Bowen
- Scratch One Hearse (1956) ... Lt. Bowen
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Tony Wells
- Art Robbery (1956) ... Tony Wells (as Bob Christopher)
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Dapper Dan Grumley
- Cleo (1956) ... Dapper Dan Grumley
 1955 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Makko / Aru Mettler / Steve Dodosa
- The Legion Is Our Home (1955) ... Makko (as Bob Christopher)
- Revenge (1955) ... Aru Mettler (as Bob Christopher)
 1955 Bedevilled
Tony Lugacetti
 1954 The Barefoot Contessa
Eddie Blake (as Bob Christopher)
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Follow-Up (1953) ... Nate
 1953 Orient Express (TV Series)
Johnny Malloy
- Runaway (1953) ... Johnny Malloy
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Three Letters (1952)
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Alternate Names:

Bob Christopher

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Robert "Bob" Christopher was born on May 29, 1922 in Jersey City, New Jersey to parents Maria and Anthony Esposito. Bob graduated from James J. Ferris High School in 1941 where he first developed his passion for acting. He further refined his theatrical talents and skills while attending the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York City. His pursuit of an acting career was interrupted with his ... See more »



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