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Robert Middleton (I) (1911–1977)

Despite the fact that hefty, beetle-browed character actor Robert Middleton (born Samuel G. Messer) was known for most of his career as a mop-faced villain capable of the most vicious and contemptible of crimes, the man himself was quite a happy and hearty gent who loved to play practical jokes, particularly on his family. Robert was educated at ... See full bio »

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 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Recording Engineer
- Angels in the Wings (1977) ... Recording Engineer
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
 1974 Remember When (TV Movie)
Kraus, the Butcher
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Marshal Ford
- The Passion of Chen Yi (1974) ... Marshal Ford
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Vic Norris
- Double Exposure (1973) ... Vic Norris
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Sidney Bower
 1973 Even Angels Eat Beans
Angelo
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Elliott Jason
- The Million Dollar Round Up (1973) ... Elliott Jason
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Jake Coryell
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1973) ... Jake Coryell
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Clavering
- Underground (1972) ... Clavering
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Verle Wheelwright / Grayson
- Don't Get Mad, Get Even (1972) ... Verle Wheelwright
- The Bounty Hunter (1971) ... Grayson
 1972 Fair Play (TV Movie)
Jova Purvis
 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie)
Owen Brady
 1970 Run, Jack, Run (TV Movie)
Smiley John Grazioni
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Colonico
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Barkeeper - Great Plains Saloon
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
The Whip
- I Am Curiously Yellow (1970) ... The Whip
 1967-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sidney Glover / Judge George Tyrone
- Rimfire (1968) ... Sidney Glover
- Down Shadow Street (1967) ... Judge George Tyrone
 1960-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
C.J. Shasta / Grizzly Martingale / Sam Bryant
- The Greedy Ones (1967) ... C.J. Shasta
- King of the Mountain (1964) ... Grizzly Martingale
- Death at Dawn (1960) ... Sam Bryant
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Simon Brasher
- The Gun (1966) ... Simon Brasher
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Emir El Emid
- The Night of the Grand Emir (1966) ... Emir El Emid
 1965-1966 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jed Hawkes / Ragnar Windsor / Ezekiel Kindworth aka 'Rocky Mountain'
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2 (1966) ... Jed Hawkes
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1 (1966) ... Jed Hawkes
- Who Killed the Man on the White Horse? (1965) ... Ragnar Windsor
- Who Killed the Strangler? (1965) ... Ezekiel Kindworth aka 'Rocky Mountain'
 1963-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Duke Aberdeen / Judge John Jefferson Hogan / Matt Harger / ...
- Brush War at Buford (1965) ... Duke Aberdeen
- Incident at Deadhorse: Part I (1964) ... Judge John Jefferson Hogan
- Incident of the Travellin' Man (1963) ... Matt Harger
- Incident of the Mountain Man (1963) ... Josh Green
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Homer Ferguson
- Alec Tate (1965) ... Homer Ferguson
 1958-1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Frank Davis / Dutch Mac
- The Adventures of Gallegher: Part 2 (1965) ... Dutch Mac
- Texas John Slaughter: Ambush in Laredo (1958) ... Frank Davis
- Texas John Slaughter (1958) ... Frank Davis
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Mayor Ed Bramlette
- The Project Man (1964) ... Mayor Ed Bramlette
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Burford Sanford Cronin
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Frank D'Angelo
- The Beatnik and the Politician (1964) ... Frank D'Angelo
 1963 Cattle King
Clay Mathews
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge Daniel Redmond
- The Case of the Witless Witness (1963) ... Judge Daniel Redmond
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Franchi
- The Man Who Came Home Late (1963) ... Franchi
 1955-1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dorf / Dutch George / Jake Worth
- The Hunger (1962) ... Dorf
- Dutch George (1956) ... Dutch George
- Word of Honor (1955) ... Jake Worth
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Duncan MacLain
- Change of Heart (1962) ... Duncan MacLain
 1961-1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Dolan / Frank Guido
- The Blind Goddess (1962) ... Dolan
- The Million Dollar Dump (1961) ... Frank Guido
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Stanley Mannis
- I Remember Murder (1961) ... Stanley Mannis
 1960-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Bodie Seaton / Caleb Timmons / Kreegar
- Man of Another Breed (1961) ... Caleb Timmons
- The Diamond Dude (1961) ... Bodie Seaton
- Leading Citizen (1960) ... Bodie Seaton
- Threat of Death (1960) ... Kreegar
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
John DeLuca
- De Luca (1961) ... John DeLuca
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Monsieur de Paris / Ohrback
- Guillotine (1961) ... Monsieur de Paris
- The Fingers of Fear (1961) ... Ohrback
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mayor Anton J. Cermak / Barney Loomis / Mayer Wartel
- The King of Champagne (1961) ... Barney Loomis
- The Masterpiece (1961) ... Mayer Wartel
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Sen. Benjamin Wade
- The Inquisitors (1961) ... Sen. Benjamin Wade
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Whitney 'Whit' Gaynor
- Storm Over Eden (1961) ... Whitney 'Whit' Gaynor
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Arthur Sutro
- The Road to Jericho (1961) ... Arthur Sutro
 1961 Gold of the Seven Saints
Amos Gondora
 1961 The Great Impostor
R.C. Brown
 1961 Witchcraft (TV Movie)
Martin Plomb
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Paul Mason
- Garrett and the Kid (1960) ... Paul Mason
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Josiah Cunningham
- A Time for Hanging (1960) ... Josiah Cunningham
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Big Jim Davis
- Time and Tide (1960) ... Big Jim Davis
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Nat Burkett
- The Tom Tuckett Story (1960) ... Nat Burkett
 1960 Hell Bent for Leather
Ambrose
 1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Sam Buhl
- Bought (1960) ... Sam Buhl
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959)
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Howard Bailey
- Paradise Lost (1959) ... Howard Bailey
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Jim Slade
- The Politician (1959) ... Jim Slade
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Vice Adm. Philo Tecumseh Bludde
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- Eagle in a Cage (1958)
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Big Keel Roberts
- Double Showdown (1958) ... Big Keel Roberts
 1958 No Place to Land
Buck LaVonne
 1958 Bitter Heritage (TV Movie)
Luke Crocker
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade
Ortero
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sheriff Ed Mullen
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1958) ... Sheriff Ed Mullen
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Luke Crocker / Perea
- Bitter Heritage (1958) ... Luke Crocker
- The Death of Manolete (1957) ... Perea
 1958 Day of the Badman
Charlie Hayes
 1956-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Primo
- Code of the Corner (1958) ... Primo
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Jim Adams
- Doomsday (1957) ... Jim Adams
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Aaron Benjamin
- The Law and Aaron Benjamin (1957) ... Aaron Benjamin
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Matt Ord
 1957 So Lovely... So Deadly
Eddie Rocco (as Bob Middleton)
 1957 The Lonely Man
Ben Ryerson
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Cato Stone / Louis Koster / Sam Klinker
- The Indestructible Mr. Weems (1957) ... Cato Stone
- The Better Bargain (1956) ... Louis Koster
- Crack of Doom (1956) ... Sam Klinker
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Tichborne
- The Tichborne Claimant (1957) ... Tichborne
 1955-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Innkeeper / Lt. Toler
- A Child Is Born (1956) ... Innkeeper
- A Child Is Born (1955) ... Innkeeper
- The Blond Dog (1955) ... Lt. Toler
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Doyle
- Challenge (1956) ... Doyle
 1956 Love Me Tender
Mr. Siringo
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Titus Semple
 1956 The Proud Ones
Honest John Barrett
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
- The Morals Squad (1956)
 1956 Red Sundown
Rufus Henshaw
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Maggio
- Big Joe's Comin' Home (1955) ... Maggio
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
- On Trial (1955)
 1955 Trial
A.A. 'Fats' Sanders
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Sam Kobish
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Dance (1955) ... Sheriff
 1955 The Big Combo
Police Capt. Peterson
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Idbash
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
William Harper
- The Great Gamble (1954) ... William Harper
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Henry Tremaine
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1954) ... Henry Tremaine
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Lorenz C. Schmuhl
- The Indiana State Prison Story (1954) ... Lorenz C. Schmuhl
 1954 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Joseph Merko
- Target with Two T's (1954) ... Joseph Merko
 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
John J. Marshall / Police Detective / Police Chief Brady / ...
- The Honeymooners: New Year's Eve Party (1953) ... John J. Marshall (uncredited)
- Santa and the Bookies (1953) ... Police Detective
- Finger Man (1953) ... Police Chief Brady
- The Honeymooners: Letter to the Boss (1953) ... J.J. Marshall
- Anniversary Gift (1953) ... Police Captain (uncredited)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- No Visible Means (1953)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
The Manager
- Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953) ... The Manager
 1953 The Big Story (TV Series)
The Cat
- The Cat (1953) ... The Cat
- The Cat ... The Cat
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Sloane
- Something for an Empty Briefcase (1953) ... Sloane
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Bill West
- The Quarry (1953) ... Bill West
 1952-1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. John Borrow
- Another Chance (1953) ... Dr. John Borrow
- Thanks (1952)
 1952 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Tim Hadden
- Buck Fever (1952) ... Tim Hadden
 1952 Duck and Cover (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Make Believe (1951)
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In 1965 he co-starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed ABC dramatic series called "Will Banner" about a prizefighter-turned-sheriff. Steve Forrest played the title role. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Middleton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Taurus

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