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Robert Ridgely (1931–1997)

Superbly talented vocal artist and character actor supreme Robert Ridgely was born on December 24, 1931 in New Jersey. Ridgely started out as a cabaret entertainer. He began his television acting career in the early 60s with guest appearances on such TV shows as Surfside 6 (1960), Sea Hunt (1958), and Maverick (1957). Ridgely had a recurring role ... See full bio »

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Known For

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Walter Kenton
(1993)
Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights The Colonel James
(1997)
Beverly Hills Cop II
(1987)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993)

Filmography

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 1997 Fire Down Below
Simon
 1996 Blazing Dragons (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1996 The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (TV Series) (voice)
 1996 The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock (Video short)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
Captain Jack
- Ready, Aim... Duck! (1996) ... Captain Jack (voice)
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Hollywood Showcase Announcer
 1996 Multiplicity
Laura's Father
 1996 Dexter's Laboratory (TV Series)
Commander / Tracker #1 / Space Hick #1 / ...
- Dee Dee's Room/Dial M for Monkey: Huntor/The Big Sister (1996) ... Tracker #1 / Space Hick #1 (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Double Trouble/Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor/Dexter's Laboratory (1996) ... Barbequor / Commander (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1995-1996 Land's End (TV Series)
Thief #2 / ChaCha
- Red Cadillac (1996) ... Thief #2
- El Perico (1995) ... ChaCha (voice)
 1996 Hard Eight
Keno Bar Manager
 1995 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Al Nolan
- Portrait of a Marriage (1995) ... Al Nolan
 1995 Daisy-Head Mayzie (TV Short)
Finch (voice)
 1992-1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- The Bug House (1995) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Of Thee I Sting (1992) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1995 The Jungle Book (Video Game) (voice, as Bob Ridgley)
 1993-1994 Coach (TV Series)
Carter Brooks
- Working Girl (1994) ... Carter Brooks
- My Cup Runneth Over (1994) ... Carter Brooks
- Nice Job If You Can Get It (1993) ... Carter Brooks
 1994 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Skrull Emperor / Police Chopper Pilot / Bicycle Rider / ...
- Superskrull (1994) ... Skrull Emperor / Police Chopper Pilot / Bicycle Rider (voice)
- Incursion of the Skrulls (1994) ... Skrull Emperor / Guard #2 / Guard al Nuclear Power Plan Skrull Paratrooper #1t (voice)
 1994 Hotel Malibu (TV Series)
Commissioner Reynolds
- Do Not Disturb (1994) ... Commissioner Reynolds
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Big Strong Man
- Call of the Wild (1994) ... Big Strong Man
 1994 The Ref
Bob Burley
 1993 Philadelphia
Walter Kenton
 1993 A Flintstone Family Christmas (TV Movie) (voice)
 1993 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Dr. Harley Street
- The Ci-Kat-A (1993) ... Dr. Harley Street (voice)
 1991-1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Groundchuck / Herman the Horrible - Right Head
- Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids (1993) ... Groundchuck (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Planet of the Turtleoids: Part 2 (1991) ... Groundchuck / Herman the Horrible - Right Head (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Planet of the Turtleoids: Part 1 (1991) ... Groundchuck (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- A Girl and a Ghoul/A Little Bit of Pugsley/Ask Granny (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Camp Addams/Little Doll Lost/King of the Polycotton Blues (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Then Came Granny/Pet Show Thing/Fester Sings the Fester Way (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Double O Honeymoon (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
Aloysius 'Al' Vermin / Al Vermin
- The 29th Page (1993) ... Aloysius 'Al' Vermin (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Casabonkers (1993) ... Aloysius 'Al' Vermin (voice)
- Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers (1993) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Bobcat Fever (1993) ... Al Vermin (voice)
 1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
- Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1993) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
The Great Garbonzo
- Talent to the Max (1992) ... The Great Garbonzo (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Madman
- Appointment in Crime Alley (1992) ... Madman (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
Bob Sharks
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... Bob Sharks (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1991 Star Street: The Adventures of the Star Kids (TV Series) (voice, as Bob Ridgley)
 1991 James Bond Jr. (TV Series) (voice, as Bob Ridgeley)
 1991 Spacecats (TV Series)
Narrator (1991) (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1991 Life Stinks
Fergueson
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Oscar the Dog
- Look Who's Barking (1991) ... Oscar the Dog (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1990-1991 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1991) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1990) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1990 Bobby's World (TV Series)
- Me and Roger (1990) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series) (voice)
 1990 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Frankie Romano
- Frankie and Mommy (1990) ... Frankie Romano
 1990 Barnyard Commandos (TV Series) (1990) (voice, as Bob Ridgley)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series)
Allen
- The Girlfriend (1989) ... Allen
 1989 Newhart (TV Series)
Bruce Gordon
- Utley Exposed (1989) ... Bruce Gordon
 1989 The Karate Kid (TV Series)
Additional Characters
- My Brother's Keeper (1989) ... Additional Characters (voice)
 1989 Night Court (TV Series)
Chuck Fleck
- The Game Show (1989) ... Chuck Fleck
 1989 Star Street: The Happy Birthday Movie (TV Movie) (as Bob Ridgley)
 1988 The Dirk Diggler Story (Short)
Jack Horner (as Bob Ridgely)
 1982-1988 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Lost Smurf (1988) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Smurfquest: Part 1/Smurfquest: Part 2 (1986) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No (1982) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Marlin Fletcher
- A Family Tree (1987) ... Marlin Fletcher
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
Ripcord McQuack
- Top Duck (1987) ... Ripcord McQuack (voice)
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Big Jack Hemmings / Big Jack
- Hot Pursuit: Part 2 (1987) ... Big Jack Hemmings
- Hot Pursuit: Part 1 (1987) ... Big Jack
 1987 Sky Commanders (TV Series)
Mike Summit
- Back in the Fold (1987) ... Mike Summit (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Assault on Raider Stronghold (1987) ... Mike Summit (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1986 Centurions (TV Series)
Rex Charger
- Firecracker (1986) ... Rex Charger (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Something Wild
Richard Graves
 1985-1986 Paw Paws (TV Series)
Mighty Paw
- The Zip Zap 4-D Trap (1986) ... Mighty Paw (voice)
- S'no Business (1986) ... Mighty Paw (voice)
- Totem Time Trap (1986) ... Mighty Paw (voice)
- Lost Lake Monster (1986) ... Mighty Paw (voice)
 1986 Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Love of Evil ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Tormack's Treachery ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Zorn Meets Marin ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Wicked Alliance ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Vikor's Revenge ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1984-1985 Snorks (TV Series)
Mr. Kelp
- I Squid You Not/The Backwards Snork (1985) ... Mr. Kelp (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- A Sign of the Tides/The Littlest Mermaid (1985) ... Mr. Kelp (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Gills Just Wanna Have Fun/Guess What's Coming to Dinner! (1985) ... Mr. Kelp (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Casey and the Doubleheader/The Ugly Yuckfish (1985) ... Mr. Kelp (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Junior's Octopuppy/The Shape of Snorks to Come (1985) ... Mr. Kelp (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Time Slime / Capt. Ferguson
- It's a Wonderful Scoob (1985) ... Time Slime (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Ship of Ghouls (1985) ... Capt. Ferguson (voice)
 1984-1985 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Buggyman / Fly Trap
- Gameworld (1985) ... Buggyman (voice)
- Scooter Enhanced (1985) ... Buggyman / Fly Trap (voice)
- Battle for Gobotron (1984) ... Buggyman (voice)
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
- Elroy in Wonderland (1985) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1985 Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins (TV Movie)
Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1984 Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name (TV Movie)
The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1984 Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar (TV Movie)
Councilman Frost (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1984 The Wild Life
Craig Davis
 1984 The Mighty Orbots (TV Series)
Returns (voice)
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series)
Cliff Hamilton
- Harold at the Bat (1984) ... Cliff Hamilton
- Showdown at Walla Walla (1984) ... Cliff Hamilton
- The Candidates (1984) ... Cliff Hamilton
- Rip Rides Again (1984) ... Cliff Hamilton
- Cooking with Candy (1984) ... Cliff Hamilton
 1983 Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise (TV Movie)
Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice)
 1983 Webster (TV Series)
The Host
- Don't Jump George (1983) ... The Host (as Bob Ridgely)
 1983 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series)
- Baseball Heroes/May the Best Chipmunk Win (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- A Dog's Best Friend Is His Chipmunk/The Curse of Lontiki (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Swiss Family Chipmunks/Santa Harry (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Bully Ballet/Alvin... and the Chipmunk (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Angelic Alvin/The Trouble with Nanny (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1983 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie)
Beast / Prince (voice)
 1982-1983 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
General Ross / Gen. 'Thunderbolt' Ross / Spymaster
- The Hulk Destroys Bruce Banner (1983) ... General Ross (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Boy Who Saw Tomorrow (1983) ... General Ross (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Enter: She-Hulk (1983) ... General Ross (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Punks on Wheels (1983) ... General Ross (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Incredible Shrinking Hulk (1982) ... General Ross (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1983 The Dukes (TV Series)
- The Dukes in Switzerland (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Dukes Do Paris (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Dukes in Scotland (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Dukes in Hong Kong (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- The Dukes in Urbekistan (1983) ... (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Bob Morton, 'Sportsline' (as Bob Ridgely)
 1983 Peter and the Magic Egg (TV Movie)
Tobias Tinwhiskers / Cotton (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series)
Collector
 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie)
Mort Weiner
 1979-1982 Flash Gordon (TV Series)
Flash Gordon / Prince Barin / Negative Flash Gordon / ...
- Survival Game/Gremlin's Finest Hour (1982) ... Flash Gordon (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Beware of Gifts/The Memory Bank of Ming (1982) ... Flash Gordon / Prince Barin (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Flash Back/The Warrior (1982) ... Flash Gordon / Negative Flash Gordon (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Witch Woman/Micro Menace (1982) ... Flash Gordon / Prince Barin / Minister of Science (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1982 Shirt Tales (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Moving Time/Back to Nature ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Horsin' Around/The Humbolt Ghost ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Hapless Hound/The Nearsighted Bear ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Terrible Termites/Raiders of the Lost Shark ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Magical Musical Caper/The Very Buried Treasure ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1982 The Little Rascals (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Rascal's Revenge (1982) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1982 Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody (TV Short)
Mr. Nobody (voice)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
George Johnson
- Who Am I This Time? (1982) ... George Johnson
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Dave Wickerman
- Pills (1982) ... Dave Wickerman
 1982 Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade (TV Short)
Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice)
 1981 Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City (TV Short)
Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice)
 1981 Strike Force (TV Series)
Professor
- Magic Man (1981) ... Professor (as Robert Ridgeley)
 1980 Thundarr the Barbarian (TV Series)
Thundarr / Old Eskimo / Henchman / ...
- Stalker from the Stars (1980) ... Old Eskimo (voice)
- Mindok the Mind Menace (1980) ... Henchman (voice)
- Harvest of Doom (1980) ... Thundarr (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Secret of the Black Pearl (1980) ... Thundarr / Manhat Dweller (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1980 Melvin and Howard
Wally 'Mr. Love' Williams
 1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake (TV Movie)
The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (voice)
 1979 Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies (TV Movie)
Baron Munchausen / Snake / Cowboy / ... (voice)
 1976-1979 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV Series)
Tarzan
- Tarzan and the White Elephant (1979) ... Tarzan (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Tarzan and the Huntress (1979) ... Tarzan (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Tarzan and the Future King (1979) ... Tarzan (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Tarzan and the Soul Stealer (1979) ... Tarzan (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
- Tarzan and the Drought (1979) ... Tarzan (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1979 Swap Meet
Cop (as Bob Ridgely)
 1978 Puff the Magic Dragon (TV Short)
Pirate / Pieman / Sneeze (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (TV Series)
Tarzan (voice)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (uncredited)
 1978 The Adventures of the Little Prince (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1977 High Anxiety
Flasher (as Bob Ridgely)
 1973-1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Marvin / Elevator Repair Man
- Shrinking Violence (1977) ... Marvin
- Fit, Fat and Forty One (1973) ... Elevator Repair Man
 1977 American Raspberry
Celebrity Sportsman Host
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Don Quixote
- Don Quixote (1976) ... Don Quixote
 1976 Wonderbug (TV Series)
- Horse Switched (1976)
 1976 The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. (TV Series)
The Phantom
- The Phantom of the Drive-In Movie (1976) ... The Phantom
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
Bailey
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Asst. D.A. Jeff Farlow
- Episode #1.110 (1976) ... Asst. D.A. Jeff Farlow (credit only)
- Episode #1.107 (1976) ... Asst. D.A. Jeff Farlow (uncredited)
- Episode #1.90 (1976) ... Asst. D.A. Jeff Farlow (credit only)
- Episode #1.88 (1976) ... Asst. D.A. Jeff Farlow (uncredited)
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jeff's father
- Blind Sunday (1976) ... Jeff's father
 1976 Sooper Goop (Short) (voice, as Bob Ridgely)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Hollingsworth
- Birthday Blues (1975) ... Hollingsworth
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Bullseye / Tricky John / Sonar / ... (voice)
 1974 Hong Kong Phooey (TV Series) (voice)
 1974 The Great Lester Boggs
Lester Boggs
 1974 Dirty Duck
Car Salesman / Man at Bus Stop / Negro Gentleman / ... (voice, as Robert 'Bob' Ridgely)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Whipple
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Boris (uncredited)
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Paul
- Double Date (1973) ... Paul
 1961-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Liscomb / Bartender / Marley / ...
- A Place to Hide (1972) ... Liscomb
- Blind Hunch (1971) ... Bartender
- The Impostors (1970) ... Marley
- A Good Night's Rest (1965) ... Wilfred Simms
- The Tall Stranger (1962) ... Father
 1971 Chrome and Hot Leather
Sergeant Mack
 1967-1968 The Woody Woodbury Show (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode dated 18 November 1968 (1968) ... Announcer
- Episode dated 24 June 1968 (1968) ... Announcer
- Episode dated 16 February 1968 (1968) ... Announcer
- Episode dated 15 February 1968 (1968) ... Announcer
- Episode dated 14 February 1968 (1968) ... Announcer
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Dracula
- The Wax Max (1968) ... Dracula
 1967 Countdown
Little Bob - Guitar player / Singer at party (uncredited)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dan McVeay
- Once Upon a Savage Night (1964) ... Dan McVeay
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1963 Mary, Mary
Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1963 FBI Code 98 (TV Movie)
Carl Rush
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Henry Porter
- Across the River Lethe (1962) ... Henry Porter
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Sweetwater
- A Lion Walks Among Us (1961) ... Sweetwater
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Cougar Norris
- Cougar (1961) ... Cougar Norris (as Robert Ridgley)
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Lieutenant Reed
- The Deadly Image (1961) ... Lieutenant Reed
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Lieutenant Davidson
- The Robbery (1961) ... Lieutenant Davidson
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Pete
- Day of Fear (1960) ... Pete
 1960 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Eddy Harker
- The Frightened Canary (1960) ... Eddy Harker
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Jimmy Smith
- The Mustangers (1960) ... Jimmy Smith
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Here it Comes," with James Garner, Mariette Hartley, Robert Ridgely, Dena Dietrich, and Kim Richards, for the Polaroid Sun camera. See more »

Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Paul Thomas Anderson specifically wrote the part of The Colonel in Boogie Nights (1997) with Ridgely in mind. See more »

Trademark:

Strong, booming voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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