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Robert Karnes (1917–1979)

Robert Karnes was born on June 19, 1917 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Robert Anthony Karnes. He was an actor, known for The Lawless Years (1959), Road House (1948) and Trapped (1949). He was married to Doris Karnes. He died on December 4, 1979 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1980 Bogie (TV Movie)
Chess Player
 1979 Benson (TV Series)
Mr. Keller
- One Strike, You're Out (1979) ... Mr. Keller
 1979 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Revenge of Red Chief (1979) ... Townsman
 1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (TV Movie)
Poker player
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Gordon Sanders
- Rosemary, for Remembrance (1979) ... Gordon Sanders
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Martin
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Martin
 1978 The Clone Master (TV Movie)
Trankus
 1977-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Heller / Sgt. Alvarsson
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Heller
- Trial Board (1977) ... Sgt. Alvarsson (as Bob Karnes)
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Stone
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Jack
- Just for Laughs (1978) ... Jack
 1976-1978 Emergency! (TV Series)
D.A.C. / Cheryl's Father
- The Steel Inferno (1978) ... D.A.C.
- The Unlikely Heirs (1976) ... Cheryl's Father
 1975-1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
General Fred Fox / Colonel
- Last Laugh (1977) ... General Fred Fox
- Welcome to Korea (1975) ... Colonel
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Sheriff King
- Mystery of the Fallen Angels (1977) ... Sheriff King
- A Haunting We Will Go (1977) ... Sheriff King
- The Mystery of the Diamond Triangle (1977) ... Sheriff King
- The Mystery of Pirate's Cove (1977) ... Sheriff King
 1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
Bailey Associate
 1974-1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Capt. Hulette / Loren
- Return to the 38th Parallel (1976) ... Capt. Hulette
- This Case Is Closed (1974) ... Loren (uncredited)
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Bait (1976)
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Burnside (1976)
 1976 Return to Earth (TV Movie)
 1976 Gable and Lombard
Gable's director
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Police Officer Matt Houstachek
- Our Man in the Harem (1976) ... Police Officer Matt Houstachek
 1976 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Hatcher
- Pilot (1976) ... Hatcher
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Joseph Matthews
- A Touch of Venom (1975) ... Joseph Matthews
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sgt. Dave Paxton
- Deadly Silence (1975) ... Sgt. Dave Paxton
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie)
Sergeant
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Officer Thomas
- Horror in the Heights (1974) ... Officer Thomas
 1967-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Walt / Husband / Hugh O'Flynn / ...
- Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (1974) ... Walt (uncredited)
- A Man Named Arno (1972) ... Husband
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Hugh O'Flynn (uncredited)
- Sergeant Mike (1968) ... Maintenance Worker
- To Kill a Cop (1968) ... Booking Sgt
 1974 A Case of Rape (TV Movie)
Judge
 1957-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Chandler / Mr. Lauter / Charlie / ...
- The Iron Blood of Courage (1974) ... Chandler
- Roots of Fear (1969) ... Charlie
- The Night Riders (1969) ... Ross
- The Twisted Heritage (1969) ... Driver #2
 1973 Executive Action
Man at Rifle Range
 1972-1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Sgt. Vernon / Grover
- Candidate for Crime (1973) ... Sgt. Vernon
- The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) ... Grover
 1973 Money to Burn (TV Movie)
Team Leader
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Parkes
- The Well (1973) ... Parkes
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Sergeant Older
- Deadly Cage (1973) ... Sergeant Older
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Drunk
- They've Got to Blame Somebody (1973) ... Drunk
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Mr. Moffatt
- The Deed (1973) ... Mr. Moffatt
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Minister Dodge
 1972 Glass Houses
 1962-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jess McLean / Sheriff Buhler / Jeff Bonner / ...
- A Home for Jamie (1971) ... Jess McLean
- Check Rein (1967) ... Sheriff Buhler
- The Pressure Game (1964) ... Jeff Bonner
- The First Born (1962) ... Miner
- The Jackknife (1962) ... Rustler
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
City Editor
 1971 The Harness (TV Movie)
Edgar Chappel
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sheriff Lewis (segment "Midnight Never Ends")
- Midnight Never Ends/Brenda (1971) ... Sheriff Lewis (segment "Midnight Never Ends")
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Hendricks / Jeffers / Hobey Kendall / ...
- Hannah (1970) ... Hendricks
- Paid in Full (1967) ... Jeffers
- Long Ride to Wind River (1966) ... Hobey Kendall
- Another's Footsteps (1964) ... Sheriff of Concho
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
- Hostage (1970)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Maj. John H. Dillon - Knox's Aide (uncredited)
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
3rd Reporter
- To Taste of Death But Once (1970) ... 3rd Reporter
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dick Nelson
- Breakout to a Fast Buck (1969) ... Dick Nelson
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Roberts
- The Worst Crook That Ever Lived (1970) ... Mr. Roberts
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Sweet Child of Terror (1970) ... Sheriff
 1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1969 Charro!
Harvey - Bartender (uncredited)
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Max
- A Bowl of Cherries (1969) ... Max
 1967-1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff Frank Barlow / Sheriff McCall
- Guilt (1968) ... Sheriff Frank Barlow
- Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett (1967) ... Sheriff McCall
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
Richard
- Three Cornered Flag (1968) ... Richard
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Sgt. Edward Karis
- Square House (1968) ... Sgt. Edward Karis
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Bart Hazlett
- Nobody (1967) ... Bart Hazlett
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Walter Drake
- Beyond the Shadow of a Dream (1967) ... Walter Drake
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Owen Siebert
- Operation 'Heart' (1967) ... Dr. Owen Siebert
 1965-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Captain / Colonel Hawks
- The Prince of Darkness Affair: Part II (1967) ... Captain (uncredited)
- Alexander the Greater Affair: Part One (1965) ... Colonel Hawks
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Brandon
- Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party (1967) ... Brandon
 1965-1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Father Esteban / Father Andre / Priest / ...
- Ambush (1967) ... Father Andre
- The Man from Nowhere (1966) ... Priest
- Legend of a General: Part 2 (1966) ... Father Esteban
- Legend of a General: Part 1 (1966) ... Father Esteban
- Earthquake (1965) ... Padre
 1965-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Chuck Abbott / Sheriff Ralls
- A Clean and Quiet Town (1966) ... Chuck Abbott
- Last Second of a Big Dream (1965) ... Sheriff Ralls
 1966 Dawn of Victory (Short)
Peter
 1961-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Harry Buford / Monte / Ben Dressard
- Perfect Is Too Hard to Be (1965) ... Harry Buford
- Twenty-Four Hours (1961) ... Ben Dressard
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Jones
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Jack
- The Cannon (1965) ... Jack
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Wilson
 1962-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Sergeant / The Police Sergeant
- Change of Address (1964) ... Sergeant
- How to Get Rid of Your Wife (1963) ... Sergeant
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... The Police Sergeant
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff / Mel Simmons
- Piney (1964) ... Sheriff
- Incident of the Shambling Man (1959) ... Mel Simmons
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Lt. Col. A.J. Vilardi
- Operation - Actress (1964) ... Lt. Col. A.J. Vilardi
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Det. Grover
- The Mad Bomber (1964) ... Det. Grover
 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Officer Simmy (uncredited)
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Harvey Sloan / Wayne Owens / Police Captain
- The Snowball (1963) ... Harvey Sloan
- The Larry Fay Story (1960) ... Wayne Owens
- Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll (1959) ... Police Captain (uncredited)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Matt Walsh
- Man Alone (1962) ... Matt Walsh
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Fred Clinton
- Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? (1962) ... Fred Clinton
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cpl. Lark
- Reward for Gaine (1962) ... Cpl. Lark
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Bill Weidel / Frank Garmes
- Crossed Wires (1962) ... Bill Weidel
- Little Boy Clue (1961) ... Frank Garmes
 1962 Bachelor Flat
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Lt. March
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Sam Patton
- The Financier (1962) ... Sam Patton
 1961 Anatomy of an Accident (Short)
 1957-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
The Sergeant / Mr. Simon / Patrolman / ...
- The Right Kind of Medicine (1961) ... The Sergeant (as Bob Karnes)
- Coming, Mama (1961) ... Mr. Simon
- Escape to Sonoita (1960) ... Patrolman
- The Safe Place (1958) ... Police Sgt. Henderson
- A Little Sleep (1957) ... Ed Mungo
 1961 Fear No More
Joe Brady
 1957-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Vern Potter / Ezekial Tyler / Farley Dyson / ...
- Odds for Big Red (1961) ... Vern Potter
- The Siege (1961) ... Ezekial Tyler
- Shadow of a Man (1961) ... Farley Dyson
- The Taffeta Mayor (1959) ... Clay Morrow
- The Lady (1958) ... Rancher
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Betts
- Chalk's Lot (1961) ... Betts
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
John Hurlie
- Crime and Commitment: Part 2 (1961) ... John Hurlie
- Crime and Commitment: Part 1 (1961) ... John Hurlie
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Max Fields
- Ike, the Novelty King (1961) ... Max Fields
- The Jonathan Wills Story (1961) ... Max Fields
- Triple Cross (1961) ... Max Fields
- Artie Moon (1961) ... Max Fields
- The Victor Gorido Story (1961) ... Max Fields
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Robbins
- The Arrival (1961) ... Robbins
 1960-1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Dockweiler / Mr. Barstow / Dave Sawyer
- How to Win Friends (1961) ... Mr. Dockweiler
- Theatre in the Barn (1961) ... Mr. Barstow
- The Tycoon (1960) ... Dave Sawyer
 1959-1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
USCG Commander Flint / Helff / Capt. Greg Evans
- Bionics (1961) ... USCG Commander Flint
- The Getaway (1959) ... Helff
- Strange Salvage (1959) ... Capt. Greg Evans
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Frank Cole
- The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Dead (1961) ... Frank Cole
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
General
- The Gun (1961) ... General
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Walter Krohl
- The Man from Manila (1961) ... Walter Krohl
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Victor Chamberlin / Deputy D.A.Chamberlin / Deputy D.A. Chamberlin / ...
- The Case of the Wintry Wife (1961) ... Deputy D.A. Victor Chamberlin
- The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (1961) ... Deputy D.A. Victor Chamberlin
- The Case of the Nine Dolls (1960) ... Deputy D.A.Chamberlin
- The Case of the Provocative Protege (1960) ... Deputy D.A. Chamberlin
- The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (1958) ... Det. Purvis
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Jack Wells
- The Golden Burro (1961) ... Jack Wells
 1960 Five Guns to Tombstone
Matt Wade
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Marshal / Landry
- Last Stop to Austin (1960) ... Marshal
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Sam Nelson
- Mother and Son (1960) ... Sam Nelson
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
- The Popskull (1960)
 1960 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Leeds
- Second Team (1960) ... Leeds
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Warden Rogers
- Wings of an Angel (1960) ... Warden Rogers
 1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Chet - Blacksmith / Sheriff
- Texas John Slaughter: Kentucky Gunslick (1960) ... Chet - Blacksmith (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter: Apache Friendship (1960) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Barney Dugan
- Three X (1960) ... Barney Dugan
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Harry Conklin
- Voice from the Grave (1959) ... Harry Conklin
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Sy Robbins
- Moonquake (1959) ... Sy Robbins
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Henderson
- Maximum Capacity (1959) ... Henderson
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Walt
- Outpost (1959) ... Walt
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Dakota Smith
- Murder Is the Bid (1959) ... Dakota Smith
 1958 Half Human
Prof. Alan Templeton
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Jud Morgan / George Cook
- Dangerous Journey (1958) ... Jud Morgan
- The Marshal (1958) ... George Cook
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
Undetermined Role
- Show of Force ... Undetermined Role
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Marshal Dunham
- Queen of the Cimarron (1958) ... Marshal Dunham
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Invisible Enemy (1958)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Luke
- The Dan Hogan Story (1958) ... Luke
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Sergeant Xavier
- Blood Brother (1958) ... Sergeant Xavier
 1958 Hi, Grandma! (TV Movie)
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young
Tommy 'Tubbs' Thompson
 1956-1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Rand Akins / Rider
- A Gun for My Bride (1957) ... Rand Akins
- Gift from a Gunman (1957) ... Rand Akins
- Fearful Courage (1956) ... Rider
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Doctor
- Novel Appeal (1957) ... Doctor
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Harkavy
- The Candlestick (1957) ... Harkavy
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Haley
- The Gato Story (1957) ... Haley
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Driver (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Saunders
- Diplomatic Outpost (1956) ... Saunders
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Talbot
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Matt / Frank Wilson / Son
- The Outing (1956) ... Matt
- Eye of the Storm (1956) ... Frank Wilson
- People in Glass (1956)
- All the Trees in the Field (1956) ... Son
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Detective
- Weapon of Courage (1956) ... Detective
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Bartender / The Sergeant
 1955 The Silver Star
Ward Blythe (as Bob Karnes)
 1955 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Pook
- Stevedore Kid (1955) ... Pook
 1955 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Up Ferguson Way (1955) ... Sheriff
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Constable Selman
- John Wesley Hardin (1954) ... Constable Selman
 1954 Riders to the Stars
Walter Gordon
 1953 Project Moon Base
Sam
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sgt. Turp Thornhill (uncredited)
 1953 Vice Squad
Lou (uncredited)
 1953 Off Limits
First Newsman (uncredited)
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Powder Box Smuggling Story (1953) ... Bartender
 1953 Seminole
Corporal (uncredited)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Jones--Flower Pot Man
- Fencing Master (1953) ... Jones--Flower Pot Man
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dancing Tree (1952)
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Jack Doran (uncredited)
 1952 Storm Over Tibet
Radio Operator
 1952 Jumping Jacks
Staff Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Red Ball Express
Engineer Captain (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
Officer Davis
- The Witness (1952) ... Officer Davis
 1952 Loan Shark
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1952 Rodeo
Charles Olenick
 1952 Steel Town
Intern (uncredited)
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Card Player
- The Scissors Case (1952) ... Card Player (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1951 Starlift
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 Utah Wagon Train
Henchman Jack Scully
 1951 The Highwayman
Redcoat (uncredited)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Police Lieutenant
 1951 Casa Manana
Horace Fairchild III
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Ed (uncredited)
 1950 Three Husbands
Kenneth Whittaker
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Det. Gray
 1950 Edge of Doom
George, a Priest (uncredited)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Brock Stevens
 1950 Colt .45
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 All the King's Men
Legislator (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped
Agent Fred Foreman
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Trucker in Café (uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Attendant (uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City
Intern (uncredited)
 1948 Road House
Mike
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Stretch Dominy
 1948 Call Northside 777
Pete - McNeal's Cameraman (uncredited)
 1947 Captain from Castile
Manuel Perez (uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Jack, Dan's Assistant Attorney (uncredited)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
First Ex-GI in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Joe - Bellhop (uncredited)
 1947 Kiss of Death
Tommy's Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Second Bellevue Interne (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Technical Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1943 The Leopard Man
Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
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