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Robert Gist (1917–1998)

Robert Gist was a tough kid who grew up around the Chicago stockyards during the Depression. Reform school-bound after injuring another boy in a fistfight, Gist instead ended up in Chicago's Hull House, a settlement house where he first became interested in acting. Work in Chicago radio was followed by stage acting roles in Chicago and on Broadway... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Magalia, California, USA

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 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Gulley
- Where Did Everybody Go? (1971) ... Gulley
- Gulley vs. Hansen (1971) ... Gulley
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Moore
- Coogan's Reward (1965) ... Ben Moore
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
Scottish Captain
 1958-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Gavin O'Shea / Sheriff Ernie Backwater / Ike Brennan / ...
- Invasion (1962) ... Gavin O'Shea
- Fandango (1961) ... Sheriff Ernie Backwater
- The Pledge (1960) ... Ike Brennan
- Shot by Request (1959) ... Matt Baker
- Deliver the Body (1958) ... Ben Tyler
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Harleck / Sheriff Ed Stockton / Sheriff
- The Woman Trap (1962) ... Harleck
- Incident on the Road to Yesterday (1960) ... Sheriff Ed Stockton
- Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959) ... Sheriff
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Tully
- Point of No Return (1962) ... Tully
 1958-1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Cesar Carlyle / Miles Spence / Jason Willows
- Murder on the Line (1961) ... Cesar Carlyle
- The Grudge (1960) ... Miles Spence
- The Jockey (1958) ... Jason Willows
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
District Attorney Tom Starkowski
- No Law for Ghosts (1961) ... District Attorney Tom Starkowski
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Gen. Charles P. Stone
- The Inquisitors (1961) ... Gen. Charles P. Stone
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Darrell Willoughby
- The Guilty Adventure (1961) ... Darrell Willoughby
 1961 Blueprint for Robbery
Chips McGann
 1960 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Captain Olsen
- Target (1960) ... Captain Olsen
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Lafe Jackson
- Betrayal (1960) ... Lafe Jackson
 1960 Pony Express (TV Series)
Slater
- Trial by Fury (1960) ... Slater
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Zack
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Claude Drumm
- The Case of the Nimble Nephew (1960) ... Deputy D.A. Claude Drumm
 1960 Hennesey (TV Series)
Dr. Owen King
- Calling Dr. King (1960) ... Dr. Owen King
- Angel Face (1960) ... Dr. Owen King
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Committee Chairman
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... Committee Chairman
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Aaron Taggert
- The Strangers (1960) ... Aaron Taggert
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Fred 'Caddy' Croner
- The Unhired Assassin: Part 2 (1960) ... Fred 'Caddy' Croner
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Casey Hydecker
- Set-Up (1960) ... Casey Hydecker
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Lennie Vale
- Threat of Evil (1960) ... Lennie Vale
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Barney Mitchell
- Hong Kong Passage (1960) ... Barney Mitchell
 1960 Grand Jury (TV Series)
Ben Cole
- The Guilty Victim (1960) ... Ben Cole
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Capt. Dan Freer
- Space Trap (1959) ... Capt. Dan Freer
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Parker
- Day the Devil Hid (1959) ... Walter Parker
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Virgil Kincaid
- The Accused (1959) ... Virgil Kincaid
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Wayne Powell
- The Harry Connors Story (1959) ... Wayne Powell
 1959 The FBI Story
Medicine Salesman
 1957-1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
Caleb Hull / Foster
- Witness to Terror (1959) ... Caleb Hull
- Man Missing (1957) ... Foster
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Gates
- Illicit Lottery ... Gates
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Milo Dawes
- Client: Dawes (1959) ... Milo Dawes
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Moore
- Coogan's Reward (1959) ... Ben Moore
 1958 Wolf Larsen
Matthews
 1955-1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cam Speegle / Rourke / Rabb Briggs
- Monopoly (1958) ... Cam Speegle
- Wild West (1958) ... Rourke
- The Queue (1955) ... Rabb Briggs
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Dawes
- The Virginian (1958) ... Dawes
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Joe Quincy
- One Foot in the Grave (1958) ... Joe Quincy (as Bob Gist)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Cmdr. Howard 'Red' MacDonald
- Fish Out of Water (1958) ... Cmdr. Howard 'Red' MacDonald
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Lawton
- The Boy from Mason City (1957) ... Lawton
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Stop (1957)
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Red Thompson
- The Big Man Hunt (1957) ... Red Thompson (as Bob Gist)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Coley Davis
- Dead of Noon (1957) ... Coley Davis
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Rev. Wilkerson
- Remembrance Day (1956) ... Rev. Wilkerson
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Dan Stenick
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Country Editor (1956)
 1953 The Band Wagon
Hal
 1952 Angel Face
Miller
 1952 One Minute to Zero
Maj. Carter
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Det. Leslie Hennessey
 1950 The Jackpot
Pete Spooner
 1950 Love That Brute
Rookie Police Officer Wilson (uncredited)
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Barkie Neff
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Sailor (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Roy Collins, aka Max Gibney
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Musician (uncredited)
 1949 Scene of the Crime
P.J. Pontiac
 1949 The Stratton Story
Earnie
 1949 Jigsaw
Tommy Quigley
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Department Store Window Dresser (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Drama. Written by Herman Wouk, based on his novel. Directed by Charles Laughton. Plymouth Theatre: 20 Jan 1954- 22 Jan 1955 (415 performances). Cast: Henry Fonda (as "Lt. Barney Greenwald"), John Hodiak (as "Lt. Stephen Maryk"), Lloyd Nolan (as "Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg"), Russell Hicks (as... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Met actress Agnes Moorehead during the filming of The Stratton Story (1949) in 1949. By June of 1949, Agnes separated from Jack G. Lee and, by January of 1951, newspapers began to list Gist as Agnes' steady companion. They were married on February 14th of 1953 in Yuma, Arizona. They were separated in July of 1954 and divorced in March of 1958. Gist was 17 years her junior.

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