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Robert Culp (1930–2010)


Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy (1965), he made a... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
(1969)
I Spy
I Spy Kelly Robinson / Chuang Tzu
(1965-1968)
The Greatest American Hero
(1981-1986)
Trackdown
Trackdown Hoby Gilman
(1957-1959)

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 2005 Early Bird (TV Movie)
 1996-2004 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Warren
- Debra's Parents (2004) ... Warren
- Older Women (2001) ... Warren
- Separation (2001) ... Warren
- Fighting In-Laws (2000) ... Warren
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Sen. Parker Gable
 2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Benjamin Quinn
- Devoted Attachment (2000) ... Benjamin Quinn
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Scott Kelly
- My Spy (1999) ... Scott Kelly
 1998 Conan (TV Series)
King Vog
- Red Sonja (1998) ... King Vog
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dane Travis
- Discards (1997) ... Dane Travis
 1997 Viper (TV Series)
Mark Bishop
- Cold Warriors (1997) ... Mark Bishop
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Crazed Terrorist
- Why Spy? (1997) ... Crazed Terrorist (uncredited)
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Halcyon Renard
- The Gathering: Part 2 (1996) ... Halcyon Renard (voice)
- The Gathering: Part 1 (1996) ... Halcyon Renard (voice)
- Golem (1995) ... Halcyon Renard (voice)
- Outfoxed (1995) ... Halcyon Renard (voice)
 1995 Favorite Deadly Sins (TV Movie)
Actor playing Noble Hart
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Hiram Waters
- Who Killed the Sweet Smell of Success? (1995) ... Hiram Waters
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Lyle Pike
- Trust No One (1995) ... Lyle Pike
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Ace Galvin
- The Wrong Stuff (1994) ... Ace Galvin
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Stewart Babcock
- Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) ... Stewart Babcock
 1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie)
Kelly Robinson
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Elias Jackson
- The Great American Medicine Show (1993) ... Elias Jackson
 1991 Murderous Vision (TV Movie)
Dr. Bordinay
 1971-1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Jordan Rowe / Dr. Bart Keppel / Paul Hanlon / ...
- Columbo Goes to College (1990) ... Jordan Rowe
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Paul Hanlon
- Death Lends a Hand (1971) ... Investigator Brimmer
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
John Hathaway
- The Long Years (1990) ... John Hathaway
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
Richard Stuart
 1990 Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (TV Movie)
Gen. Davies
 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Simon
 1990 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Jason
- Gambling Jag (1989) ... Jason
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Hoey Babcock
- Member of the Club (1989) ... Hoey Babcock
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie)
Billy Bob Claiborne
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Robert Irwin
- The Power Brokers: Part 2 (1987) ... Robert Irwin
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... Robert Irwin
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Scott Kelly
- Bald and Beautiful (1987) ... Scott Kelly
 1986-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Daniel Kingsford / Paul Fitzgerald
- Glass People (1987) ... Daniel Kingsford
- Child's Play (1986) ... Paul Fitzgerald
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ronald James
- Parents' Day (1987) ... Ronald James
 1986 Combat High (TV Movie)
General Edward 'Ed' Woods
 1986 The Blue Lightning (TV Movie)
Lester McInally
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Frank Mason
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Norman Amberson
- Murder by Appointment Only (1986) ... Norman Amberson
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
Winston Goodhue
 1984 Calendar Girl Murders (TV Movie)
Richard Trainor
 1984 Her Life as a Man (TV Movie)
Dave Fleming
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Arthur Farnell
- School for Scandal (1984) ... Arthur Farnell
 1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie)
Steve Nevins
 1981 Killjoy (TV Movie)
Lou Corbin
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Frank McGuire
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Major Ross Latham
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Series)
Henry Farnum
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Henry Farnum
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Henry Farnum
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
Edward Denton
- The Seduction Squad (1979) ... Edward Denton
 1979 Hot Rod (TV Movie)
T.L. Munn
 1975-1979 Police Story (TV Series)
Detective John Darrin / Sergeant Price
- A Cry for Justice (1979) ... Sergeant Price
- Year of the Dragon: Part 2 (1975) ... Detective John Darrin
- Year of the Dragon: Part 1 (1975) ... Detective John Darrin
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Charles Huston
- Word Games (1979) ... Charles Huston
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Lyle Pettijohn
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Lyle Pettijohn
 1979 Women in White (TV Movie)
Anthony Broadhurst
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
Sgt. Nichols
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie)
William Sebastian
 1976 Flood! (TV Movie)
Steve Brannigan
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Harry Freeman
 1974 Give Me Liberty (TV Movie)
 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)
Jack Halsey
 1974 Houston, We've Got a Problem (TV Movie)
Steve Bell
 1973 Outrage (TV Movie)
Jim Kiler
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Marshall Cunningham
- The Enforcers (1973) ... Marshall Cunningham
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
 1973 A Cold Night's Death (TV Movie)
Robert Jones
 1971 See the Man Run (TV Movie)
Ben Taylor
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Colonel Peter Jardine
- Married Alive (1970) ... The Colonel Peter Jardine
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Waiter
- Die, Spy (1968) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1966 Historias para no dormir (TV Series)
Trent
- La Mano (1966) ... Trent (uncredited)
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Frank Menlow
- The Tender Twigs (1965) ... Frank Menlow
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Jesse Hartwood / Matt Hendricks
- Do You Trust Your Doctor? (1965) ... Dr. Jesse Hartwood
- Face of Fear (1963) ... Matt Hendricks
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Harry Pace
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joe Costa
- Hung High (1964) ... Joe Costa
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Trent / Paul Cameron / Allen Leighton
- Demon with a Glass Hand (1964) ... Trent
- Corpus Earthling (1963) ... Paul Cameron
- The Architects of Fear (1963) ... Allen Leighton
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Eric Morgan / Neil Herrick
- The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1964) ... Neil Herrick
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Charles 'Charlie' Orwell
- The Stallion (1964) ... Charles 'Charlie' Orwell
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Furgatch
- A Slow Fade to Black (1964) ... Peter Furgatch
 1964 The Movie Maker (TV Movie)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Harry Lawrence
- Good-Bye, George (1963) ... Harry Lawrence
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. John Metcalf
- Hill 256 (1963) ... Sgt. John Metcalf
 1963 Insight (TV Series)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Richard Calder
- The Highest of Prizes (1963) ... Richard Calder
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Jared Mace
- Where the Hawk Is Wheeling (1963) ... Jared Mace
 1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Chester 'Chet' Loomis
- Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 2 (1962) ... Chester 'Chet' Loomis
- Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 1 (1962) ... Chester 'Chet' Loomis
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Hank Shannon / Kurt Yoder
- The Swinger (1962) ... Hank Shannon
- The Plush Jungle: Benjamin Riker (1962) ... Kurt Yoder
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Baylor Crofoot
- The Baylor Crowfoot Story (1962) ... Baylor Crofoot
 1960-1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Dave Foley / Colly Vane
- The Man from Salinas (1962) ... Dave Foley
- Hero (1960) ... Colly Vane
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Meeker
- To Wear a Badge (1961) ... Meeker
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ed Payson
- Broken Ballad (1961) ... Ed Payson
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Thomas Burdue / James Stuart
- Alias James Stuart (1961) ... Thomas Burdue / James Stuart
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Curt Donaldson
- The Floater (1961) ... Curt Donaldson
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Finletter
- The Guerrillas (1961) ... Finletter
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Archie Bishop
- Adventure on Happiness Street (1961) ... Archie Bishop
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Herbert Sanders
- Bad Apple (1961) ... Herbert Sanders
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Craig Kern
- Incident at the Top of the World (1961) ... Craig Kern
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Dr. Steven Gray
- The Specialist (1961) ... Dr. Steven Gray
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Shad Hudson / Deputy Sam Applegate / Hoby Gilman
- Morning Incident (1960) ... Shad Hudson
- Calico Bait (1960) ... Deputy Sam Applegate
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Holgrave
- The House of the Seven Gables (1960) ... Holgrave
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Shep Prescott
- Line Camp (1960) ... Shep Prescott
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Yadkin
- Thirty a Month (1960) ... Sam Yadkin
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Abel
- Dead Man's Walk (1960) ... Abel
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Clay Horne
- Cave-In (1960) ... Clay Horne
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Tom Sandee
- The Bounty Hunter (1960) ... Tom Sandee
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Captain Masters
- The Patsy (1960) ... Captain Masters
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Stuart Douglas
- So Dim the Light (1960) ... Stuart Douglas
 1958 Now Is Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Captain David Blair
 1956-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Corporal Neville / Hal
- Flint and Fire (1958)
- Operation Three R's (1956) ... Corporal Neville
- The Funny Heart (1956) ... Hal
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Clarence
- A Man Greatly Beloved (1957) ... Clarence
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Sam Bullock
- Longing for to Go (1957) ... Sam Bullock
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Clint
- Nick and Letty (1956) ... Clint
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Male Telescreen Voice
- 1984 (1953) ... Male Telescreen Voice (as Robert M. Culp)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Xenophon
- The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.) (1953) ... Xenophon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He wrote, produced, directed, and narrated a documentary called "Operation Breadbasket" that aired on ABC- TV on 7 July 1969. The program examined the use of boycotts as a way of obtaining jobs for African Americans. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert M. Culp | Robert & Sheila

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[re writer/director Richard Brooks] Fairness, giving as much as you get, sticking to your word. Core honesty and decent behavior--Richard believed in that.

Trivia:

Both he and his I Spy (1965) co-star, Bill Cosby, were involved in civil rights causes and, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the pair traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to join the striking garbage workers King had been organizing. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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