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Robert Keith (I) (1890–1966)

Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on Broadway. He came to the attention of Hollywood as a ... See full bio »

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 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jason Foster
- The Masks (1964) ... Jason Foster
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Doc
- Final Escape (1964) ... Doc
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Dr. John Kimble
- Home Is the Hunted (1964) ... Dr. John Kimble
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Sommers
- Beauty Playing a Mandolin Underneath a Willow Tree (1963) ... Dr. Walter Sommers
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Gen. Johanson
- The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff (1962) ... Gen. Johanson
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Arthur 'The Professor' Duffy
- Ten O'Clock Tiger (1962) ... Arthur 'The Professor' Duffy
 1961 Duel of Champions
Tullio Hostilio - King of Rome
 1961 Posse from Hell
Captain Jeremiah Brown
 1960 Cimarron
Sam Pegler
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Colonel Rogers
 1958 The Lineup
Julian
 1957 Men in War
The Colonel
 1957 Fury (TV Series)
- The Scientists (1957)
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell
Col. Cousins
 1956 Ransom!
Police Chief Jim Backett
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Bernard V. Loomis
 1955 Underwater!
Father Cannon
 1954 Drum Beat
Bill Satterwhite
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Garson Lee
- Atomic Attack (1954) ... Dr. Garson Lee
 1953 The Wild One
Sheriff Harry Bleeker
 1949-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Brutus
- Another Caesar (1953)
- Julius Caesar (1949) ... Brutus
- Julius Caesar (1949) ... Brutus
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Douglass
- Judgment (1953) ... Mr. Douglass
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Warden Steve Morgan
 1953 Small Town Girl
Judge Gordon Kimbell
 1953 Battle Circus
Lt. Col. Hilary Walters
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Sam Doyle
 1952 Just Across the Street
Walter Medford
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Robert E. Lee
- Robert E. Lee (1952) ... Robert E. Lee
 1951 I Want You
Thomas Greer
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
George Degnan
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Paul E. Cosick
 1950 Woman on the Run
Inspector Martin Ferris
 1950 Branded
T. Jefferson Leffingwell
 1950 Edge of Doom
Detect. Lieutenant Mandel
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Tim Harveigh
 1949 My Foolish Heart
Henry Winters
 1947 Boomerang!
Mac McCreery
 1933 The Shadow Laughs
George Hackett
 1931 Bad Company
Crump ak Professor aka Prof (uncredited)
 1931 White Shoulders
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 Just Imagine
Chorus Man (uncredited)
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Union Courier (uncredited)
 1924 The Other Kind of Love
George Benton
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Stage Play: Yellow Jack. Written by Sidney Howard and Paul De Kruif. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Martin Beck Theatre: 6 Mar 1934- May 1934 (closing date unknown/79 performances). Cast: Eddie Acuff, Wylie Adams, Jack Carr, Eduardo Ciannelli, Francis Compton, Charles Gerard, Lloyd Gough, Harold Hoffat, Colin... See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Originated the role of "Doc" in the Broadway production of "Mr. Roberts." The film version featured William Powell in the role. Later starred in a remake of My Man Godfrey (1936), which was originally featured Powell as the title character. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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