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Robert Ellenstein (1923–2010)


The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio. A veteran of the "... See full bio »

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Known For

North by Northwest
(1959)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Federation Council President
(1986)
The Wild Wild West
The Wild Wild West Dr. Horatio Occularis II / Arthur Tickle / Dr. Theobald Raker / Luis Vasquez
(1966-1969)
Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987)

Filmography

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 1998 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Swanson
- Gut Reaction (1998) ... Dr. Swanson
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
 1988 Run Till You Fall (TV Movie)
Mr. Leopold
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge Harding
- Limited Partners (1988) ... Judge Harding
 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Steven Miller
- Haven (1987) ... Steven Miller
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Federation Council President
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mr. P
- Dead Heat (1985) ... Mr. P
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Mr. Carter
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Heinz
- Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Heinz
 1984 V (TV Series)
Gen. Maxwell Larson
- Visitor's Choice (1984) ... Gen. Maxwell Larson
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Saul Greenberg
- Never Again... Never Again (1981) ... Saul Greenberg
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Whaley
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2 (1979) ... Whaley
- Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1 (1979) ... Whaley
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
Dr. Davis
- The Venus Microbe (1979) ... Dr. Davis
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
Van Alden
 1979 Love at First Bite
VW Man
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Bart Warren
- Death Mask (1978) ... Bart Warren
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Bert
- Images (1978) ... Bert
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Board Member
- Formula for Murder (1978) ... Board Member
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Henry Klempt
- Deadly Music (1978) ... Henry Klempt
 1975-1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Capt. Maxwell Hellman / Andrews
- 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas... (1976) ... Capt. Maxwell Hellman
- Fire! (1975) ... Andrews
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Dr. Algrin
- The Bravo Enigma (1975) ... Dr. Algrin
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- Caledonia - It's Worth a Fortune! (1974) ... Motel Manager
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Professor
- Johnny Lost His Gun (1974) ... Professor
 1974 Telezonia (Short)
Exclamation Point
 1969-1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Delatour / Dr. William Hall
- The Fear of Silence (1974) ... Dr. Delatour
- The Foal (1969) ... Dr. William Hall
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Stein
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) ... Stein
 1972 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Galvin
 1969-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Deputy Premier Voss / Vincent Vochek / Dr. M. Vazan / ...
- Stone Pillow (1972) ... Vincent Vochek
- The Innocent (1970) ... Dr. M. Vazan
- The Controllers: Part 2 (1969) ... Deputy Premier Voss
- The Controllers: Part 1 (1969) ... Deputy Premier Voss
- The Exchange (1969) ... Dr. Emil Gorin
 1967-1971 Ironside (TV Series)
James B. Gerard / Mike / Sidney / ...
- Escape (1971) ... James B. Gerard
- Seeing Is Believing (1969) ... Mike
- Side Pocket (1968) ... Sidney
- The Leaf in the Forest (1967) ... Marty
 1964-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Levi Spiegelberg / Hastings
- A Saint of Travelers (1970) ... Levi Spiegelberg
- Hastings Cut-off (1964) ... Hastings
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
- Beyond Reproach (1970)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Jan Vladyk
- The Blue, Blue Danube (1969) ... Jan Vladyk
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Macklin Reeves
- The Solid Gold Web (1969) ... Macklin Reeves
 1966-1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Dr. Horatio Occularis II / Dr. Theobald Raker / Arthur Tickle / ...
- The Night of the Winged Terror: Part II (1969) ... Dr. Horatio Occularis II
- The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 (1969) ... Dr. Horatio Occularis II
- The Night of the Gruesome Games (1968) ... Dr. Theobald Raker
- The Night Dr. Loveless Died (1967) ... Arthur Tickle
- The Night of the Flaming Ghost (1966) ... Luis Vasquez
 1967-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Dr. Amos Pearce / Salazar
- Top of the Stairs (1969) ... Dr. Amos Pearce
- The Haunted Gun (1967) ... Salazar
 1968 To Die in Paris (TV Movie)
Dendier
 1967 A Bell for Adano (TV Movie)
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Milo Temple
- Ah Sing vs. Wyoming (1967) ... Milo Temple
 1965-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Doctor Ieato / David Lewin
- The THRUSH Roulette Affair (1967) ... Doctor Ieato
- The Arabian Affair (1965) ... David Lewin
 1966 Deathwatch
Guard
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Harry Fitts
- The Code (1966) ... Harry Fitts
 1965-1966 Combat! (TV Series)
DuBois / Rene
- Counterplay (1966) ... DuBois
- The Tree of Moray (1965) ... Rene
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Alex
- Double Agent (1966) ... Alex
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dean Whittaker
- Boy Meets Girl Machine (1965) ... Dean Whittaker
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Philip Goddard
- The Tender Twigs (1965) ... Philip Goddard
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Nevsky
- The Real Russian Caviar (1964) ... Nevsky
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dendier / Raskob / Stevenson's attorney
- Graffiti (1964) ... Dendier
- The Sweet Taste of Vengeance (1964) ... Raskob / Stevenson's attorney
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Ambassador
- Big Sultan, Little Sultan (1964) ... Ambassador
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Bascom
- Don't Cry, Baby, Don't Cry (1963) ... Bascom
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Anton Lazlov
- The Captive (1963) ... Anton Lazlov
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Maddow
- Message from the Tin Room (1963) ... Maddow
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Peepers / Mr. Kalinak / Felix Burke
- The Jazz Man (1963) ... Peepers (as Robert Ellin)
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Mr. Kalinak
- The Artichoke King (1959) ... Felix Burke
 1961-1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mr. Baker / Colonel Dimitrievich
- Jenny Ray (1963) ... Mr. Baker
- The End of a World (1961) ... Colonel Dimitrievich
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Franklin
- Sugar and Spice and Everything... (1963) ... Dr. Michael Franklin (as Robert Ellin)
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Judge
- Return to Dryrock (1963) ... Judge (as Robert Ellin)
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
Mark
- The Wrong Nickel (1962) ... Mark (as Robert Ellin)
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Ferini
- Leap, My Lovely (1962) ... Ferini
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Dr. Allen
- Thicker Than Water (1962) ... Dr. Allen
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Augustus Parmalee
- The Wayfarers (1962) ... Augustus Parmalee
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Rives
- The Shark Affair (1962) ... Rives
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Rudy Pasada
- A Very Rough Sketch (1962) ... Rudy Pasada
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
James Condon
- Five for One (1961) ... James Condon
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Grayson
- My Good Friend Krikor (1961) ... Dr. Grayson
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Jonathan Flood / Mahmed
- Satan City (1961) ... Jonathan Flood
- Princess from Manhattan (1960) ... Mahmed
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Legs Diamond / Whitey / Frankie Yale
- Louy K: Part 4 Heydays of the Organization (1961) ... Legs Diamond
- Louy K: Part 3 Birth of the Organization (1961) ... Legs Diamond
- Louy K: Part 2 Sing Sing (1961) ... Legs Diamond
- The Jack 'Legs' Diamond Story (1961) ... Legs Diamond
- The Big Greeny Story (1959) ... Whitey
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Richard Marti
- Partners in Death (1961) ... Richard Marti
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Brauner
- The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961) ... Dr. Brauner
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Chia
- The Widow from Richmond (1960) ... Chia
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Curly Buford
- Murder and the Wanton Bride (1960) ... Curly Buford
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sheriff Hezekiah Stone
- That Taylor Affair (1960) ... Sheriff Hezekiah Stone
 1960 Pay or Die!
Luigi Di Sarno
 1959-1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Rose
- City in Bondage (1960) ... Rose
- Man in Orbit (1959)
 1957-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. McBride - Medical Examiner / Arthur Cartright / John Addison
- The Case of the Madcap Modiste (1960) ... Dr. McBride - Medical Examiner
- The Case of the Howling Dog (1959) ... Arthur Cartright
- The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (1957) ... John Addison
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
John Pauley
- Sentenced (1960) ... John Pauley
 1959 The Gazebo
Ben
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Hess
- Lonesome as Midnight (1959) ... Hess
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mr. Tomachek / Captain Peabody
- Message from Clara (1959) ... Mr. Tomachek
- The Navigator (1959) ... Captain Peabody
 1959 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Carson
- Shanghaied (1959) ... Carson
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Matthew Larkin
- The Man Who Stole Happiness (1959) ... Matthew Larkin
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Stan Brodie
- Incident of the Roman Candles (1959) ... Stan Brodie (as Bob Ellenstein)
 1959 North by Northwest
Licht
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Hazelton
- Mr. Santa Claus (1959) ... Hazelton
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Professor Murphy / Arthur Phister
- Curtains for an Angel (1959) ... Professor Murphy
- Beautiful, Blue and Deadly (1958) ... Arthur Phister
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Bezzarides
- Room 313 (1959) ... Bezzarides
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Kirsen
- Murder at the Mansion (1959) ... Kirsen
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Ton Gal Fernandez
- The Quemoy Story (1959) ... Ton Gal Fernandez
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Bart Jamison
- The Photographer (1959) ... Bart Jamison
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Weiss
- 30 Pieces of Silver (1959) ... Weiss
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Mr. Sims
- The Spurs (1959) ... Mr. Sims
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Lieutenant Abrams
- The Warning (1958) ... Lieutenant Abrams
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Dr. Putman
- The Carstadt Man (1958) ... Dr. Putman
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Alf Stokes
- Debt of Gratitude (1958) ... Alf Stokes
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Gerald Frank
 1958 The Young Lions
Rabbi Joseph Silverstein (uncredited)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
'Johnny Appleseed' Chapman
- A Grave for Jim Bowie (1958) ... 'Johnny Appleseed' Chapman
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Dr. Farrell
- The Peter Stevens Case (1958) ... Dr. Farrell
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Collie Andrews
- The PO 8 (1957) ... Collie Andrews
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Bernstein
- Tunnel of Fear (1957) ... Dr. Bernstein
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Melk
- Where Is Louise Milk? (1957) ... Melk
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
Ernie Collins
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Konopka
- Design for November (1957) ... Konopka
 1957 Mr. Broadway (TV Movie)
Sam Harris
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Fred Kenner
 1956-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Harmon Jackson
 1955-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Vasilienko / Waiter
- Hunted (1956) ... Vasilienko
- The Gambler (1955) ... Waiter
- Six O'Clock Call (1955)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Pinel
- Again the Stars (1956) ... Pinel
 1956 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tewksbury
- Prairie Happy (1956) ... Tewksbury
 1953-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Quasimodo / Albert Einstein / Manny Balestrero
- Portrait of a Man (1956) ... Albert Einstein
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 2 (1954) ... Quasimodo
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 1 (1954) ... Quasimodo
- A Case of Identity (1954) ... Manny Balestrero
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Frank
- Fear (1956) ... Frank
 1955 Illegal
Joe Knight
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Lehmbruck
- Total Recall (1955) ... Dr. Lehmbruck
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Gerald Marsh / Henry Pettigrew
- Meeting on Tenth Street (1955) ... Gerald Marsh
- The Pattern (1955) ... Henry Pettigrew
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Randall
- Jungle Search (1955) ... Randall
 1954-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Petersen
- Petersen's Eye (1955) ... Petersen
- Terror Train (1954)
 1954 Mandrake the Magician (TV Movie)
Wilson
 1954 Rogue Cop
Det. Sidney Y. Myers
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(April 24 to May 18, 1980) He acted in Ian Taylor's play, "Taranta! Taranta!," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Peter Ekstrom; Sue Anne Gershenson; Susan Kingsley; Timothy Landfield; George Maguire; Adale O'Brien; George Riddle; J. Keith Ryan and Kate Scharre in the cast.

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Alternate Names:

Bob Ellenstein | Robert Ellin

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Attended and graduated with honors from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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