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Roy Roberts (I) (1906–1975)


Veteran character player Roy Roberts proudly claimed over 900 performances in a 40-year career. He might not have been known necessarily by name but the face was so distinct and obviously familiar. The prototype of the steely executive, the no-nonsense mayor, the assured banker, the stentorian leader, Roberts looked out of place without his ... See full bio »

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 1975 The Strongest Man in the World
Mr. Roberts
 1974 Chinatown
Mayor Bagby
 1961-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Botkin / Mr. Bodkin / Harry Bodkin / ...
- Like Old Times (1974) ... Mr. Bodkin
- Whelan's Men (1973) ... Mr. Bodkin
- Celia (1970) ... Harry Bodkin
- Albert (1970) ... Harry Bodkin
 1969-1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Dr. Honeycutt / Warden Magenetti / Dr. Jensen / ...
- Lucy Is N.G. as an R.N. (1974) ... Dr. Honeycutt
- Lucy Goes to Prison (1973) ... Warden Magenetti
- Lucy and the Astronauts (1971) ... Dr. Jensen
- Lucy Goes to the Air Force Academy: Part 2 (1969) ... Superintendent
- Lucy Goes to the Air Force Academy: Part 1 (1969) ... Superintendant
 1973 The Outfit
Sheriff Bob Caswell
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Bertram Garrett
- Lover's Quarrel (1973) ... Bertram Garrett
 1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
James Whitfield
- The High Flying Spy: Part 1 (1972) ... James Whitfield
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
The Judge (uncredited)
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Deputy Commissioner Finlay
- Super Reporter (1970) ... Deputy Commissioner Finlay
 1963-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Norman Curtis / Game Warden Horton Hughes
- Love Rears Its Ugly Head (1970) ... Game Warden Horton Hughes
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Thaddius Gilby
- Doris Meets a Prince (1970) ... Thaddius Gilby
 1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Conlin
- Dodie's Tonsils (1970) ... Dr. Roy Conlin
 1969 Some Kind of a Nut
1st Vice President
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Gen. Arbuckle
- That's Debbie (1969) ... Gen. Arbuckle
 1969 This Savage Land (TV Movie)
Dr. Mordecai Reynolds
 1966-1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
Governor
- A Hunting We Won't Go (1969) ... Governor
- One of Our Assemblymen Is Missing (1966) ... Governor
 1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
John Wainwright
- Episode #5.32 (1969) ... John Wainwright
 1969 Cry for Poor Wally
Doctor
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Ben Adams
- The Land of the Fox (1968) ... Ben Adams
 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
Mr. Stockman
 1966-1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mr. Cheever / Winfield Cheever / Harrison Cheever / ...
- Lucy and 'The Boss of the Year' Award (1968) ... Mr. Cheever
- Lucy Helps Ken Berry (1968) ... Mr. Cheever
- Lucy and the Stolen Stole (1968) ... Mr. Cheever
- Mooney's Other Wife (1968) ... Winfield Cheever
- Lucy Gets Involved (1968) ... Winfield Cheever
 1967 Tammy and the Millionaire
Gov. Alden
 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Bristol / Jesse Fillmore
- Clarissa (1967) ... Bristol
- Justice (1967) ... Bristol
- A Hot Day for a Hanging (1962) ... Jesse Fillmore
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Tim
- Fancy Free (1967) ... Tim
 1967 Hotel
Bailey
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Kelly / Press Wasco
- Finnegan (1966) ... Kelly
- Quarter Past Eleven (1966) ... Press Wasco
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Dr. Reynolds
- This Savage Land: Part 2 (1966) ... Dr. Reynolds
- This Savage Land: Part 1 (1966) ... Dr. Reynolds
 1966 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Judge
- Twelve Angry Women (1966) ... Judge
 1966 Mona McCluskey (TV Series)
Sen. Smith
- Mona, the Soft Air Force Recruit (1966) ... Sen. Smith
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Thaddeus Logan
- Uncle Fester, Tycoon (1965) ... Thaddeus Logan
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Sampson
- Happiness Is a Guy Named Happy (1965) ... Sampson
 1961-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Harvey Skeen / Henry Thomas / Arthur Janeel / ...
- The Case of the 12th Wildcat (1965) ... Harvey Skeen
- The Case of the Lover's Gamble (1965) ... Henry Thomas
- The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961) ... Arthur Janeel
- The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) ... W. L. Picard
 1963-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Fletcher / Town Mayor
- Six Weeks to Bent Fork (1965) ... Fletcher (uncredited)
- Incident at Confidence Creek (1963) ... Town Mayor
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Ship's Captain
 1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Banker
- Dennis Opens a Bank Account (1965) ... Banker
 1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Mort Morgan
- Look Homeward, Lassie: Part 3 (1965) ... Mort Morgan
 1963-1965 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Mr. Crawford / Judge Roberts / Mr. Jones
- Rick Grows a Beard (1965) ... Mr. Crawford
- Rick, the Law Clerk (1964) ... Judge Roberts
- David Takes a Client to Dinner (1963) ... Mr. Jones
 1964-1965 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Sloane / Bennington
- The Court Jester (1965) ... Sloane
- Laughing Gas (1964) ... Bennington
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Morgan
- Family Portrait (1964) ... Mr. Morgan
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
George Billings
- The Big Deception (1964) ... George Billings
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Iremonger
- The Day of the Lame Duck (1964) ... Iremonger
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Driscoll
- Not Such a Simple Knot (1964) ... Driscoll
 1963 Rockabye the Infantry (TV Short)
General
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Job Applicant #3
- A Doll's House with Pom Pom and Trophies (1963) ... Job Applicant #3
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper
- A Kind of a Stopwatch (1963) ... Mr. Cooper
 1963 Maggie Brown (TV Movie)
John Farragut
 1962-1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
Bruce MacDermott / Bruce
- The Royal and Ancient Game (1963) ... Bruce MacDermott
- Golf Partner (1962) ... Bruce
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Nicholas Vandefeller
- Two for the Whipsaw (1963) ... Nicholas Vandefeller
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
George Frazier
- My Candle Burns at Both Ends (1962) ... George Frazier
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Washburn
- Danny's English Friend (1962) ... Mr. Washburn
 1961-1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Capt. Stone / Humphrey McDougall
- Dennis at Boot Camp (1962) ... Capt. Stone
- Dennis' Tool Chest (1961) ... Humphrey McDougall
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sen. John Tom Matson
- The Vanishing Breed (1962) ... Sen. John Tom Matson
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Mr. Boland / Henry Bermont
- My Husband Is Not a Drunk (1962) ... Mr. Boland
- Sol and the Sponsor (1962) ... Henry Bermont
 1962 The Chapman Report
Alan Roby
 1962 Kid Galahad
Jerry Bathgate
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Invasion (1962) ... Sheriff
 1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
J. Howard Jackson
- Andy on Trial (1962) ... J. Howard Jackson
 1962 The Underwater City
Tim Graham
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Sam Austin
- An Echo of Honor (1962) ... Sam Austin
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
John Kemper
- Heritage of Hate (1962) ... John Kemper
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Cliff Thornton
- Separate Checks (1962) ... Cliff Thornton
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Marty Maxwell
- Four Lethal Ladies (1961) ... Marty Maxwell
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Gen. Taylor Roberts
- Killer Without Cause (1961) ... Gen. Taylor Roberts
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Linc McCurdy
- Judas Town (1960) ... Linc McCurdy
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Boomer Doyle
- Tunnel Eight (1958) ... Boomer Doyle
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Kit Springer / Doc
- The Gold Buckle (1957) ... Kit Springer
- Trail to Sunset (1957) ... Doc
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Michael Bowers
- Proud Woman (1957) ... Michael Bowers
 1955-1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Shanghai Pierce / A.H. 'Shanghai' Pierce
- The Big Bellyache (1957) ... Shanghai Pierce
- King of the Cattle Trails (1955) ... A.H. 'Shanghai' Pierce
 1956-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Dan Chancellor / Lowrie
- The Marriage Broker (1957) ... Dan Chancellor
- Broken Arrow (1956) ... Lowrie
 1955-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Capt. Walter A. Bascomb
- Call for Help (1957) ... Capt. Walter A. Bascomb
- The Gambler (1955) ... (unconfirmed)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Sheriff Charles McMahon
- Misfire (1957) ... Sheriff Charles McMahon
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
George Havens
- Massacre 1883 (1957) ... George Havens
 1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Tucker
- The Matrimonial Bureau (1957) ... Mr. Tucker
 1956 Massacre at Sand Creek (TV Movie)
Col. Collery
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Col. Collery
- Massacre at Sand Creek (1956) ... Col. Collery
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Sheriff Tom Larrabee
 1956 The White Squaw
Edward Purvis
 1956 Yaqui Drums
Matt Quigg
 1956 The Boss
Tim Brady
 1956 Alias Mike Hercules (TV Series)
Walter Harding aka Fleming
- Pilot (1956) ... Walter Harding aka Fleming
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
Walter Harding
- Alias Mike Hercules (1956) ... Walter Harding
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Gen. Lafferty / Judge
- The Carroll Formula (1956) ... Gen. Lafferty
- Cry Justice (1956) ... Judge
 1956 The First Texan
Col. Sam Sherman
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Sheriff Johnson
- A Quiet Town (1956) ... Sheriff Johnson
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Horace Brinkman / Detective William J. Burns
- Uncle Sam's C Men (1956) ... Horace Brinkman
- The American Master Counterfeiters (1955) ... Detective William J. Burns
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Judson
- The Bitter Land (1956) ... Sheriff Tom Judson
 1956 Backlash
Maj. Carson
 1955-1956 Big Town (TV Series)
Griff Lansing / Dr. Jack Young
- Train Wreck (1956) ... Griff Lansing
- The Airplane Story (1955) ... Dr. Jack Young
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Nick
- Deadline (1956) ... Nick
- Killer Whale (1955)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Live Bait (1956)
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Dr. Dunn
 1955 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
- The Phantom Hand (1955)
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Dr. Jordan (1955)
 1955 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Shoplifter (1955)
 1955 The Last Command
Dr. Summerfield
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
District Attorney
 1952-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Dr. Carr / Sir Clyde / Frank Craig
- Countess Margie (1955) ... Dr. Carr
- Murder in Bermuda (1955) ... Sir Clyde
- Shipboard Story (1954)
- Tugboat Margie (1954)
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Review Board captain (uncredited)
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Dr. Harris Doyle
- The Tell-Tale Bullet (1955) ... Dr. Harris Doyle
 1955 Stranger on Horseback
Sam Kettering
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
K.K. Longacre
- The Girl Who Knew (1955) ... K.K. Longacre
 1955 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Caradoc
- The Beverly Hills Story (1955) ... Caradoc
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- The Golden Phony (1954)
 1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Tom Rogers
- Rin Tin Tin and the Flaming Forest (1954) ... Tom Rogers
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Doc Jameson
 1954 The Outlaw Stallion
Hagen
 1953-1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Chaplain Walker
- The Strike (1954) ... Chaplain Walker
 1954 They Rode West
Sgt. Creever
 1954 Wyoming Renegades
Sheriff McVey
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Father Cassidy
- Warehouse Incident ... Father Cassidy
- The Skipper and the Padre ... Father Cassidy
 1953 Tumbleweed
Nick Buckley
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
Captain of the 'Eagle'
 1953 Second Chance
Charley Malloy
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Sam Bentley
- The Case of Lady Luck (1953) ... Sam Bentley
 1952-1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Whitey Malone / Hunch Conley / Hunch Constantino / ...
- Trained for Murder (1953) ... Whitey Malone
- Nosed Out (1952) ... Hunch Conley / Hunch Constantino
- A Good Buy (1952) ... Legs Sherman
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Sgt. Chuck Anderson
 1953 The Lone Hand
Mr. Skaggs
 1953 House of Wax
Matthew Burke
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Sen. Mark Sheldon
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Doc
- The Invisible Killer (1952) ... Doc
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Maj. George Porter Houston
 1952 Battles of Chief Pontiac
Maj. Gladwin
 1952 One Minute to Zero
Lt. Gen. George Thomas (uncredited)
 1952 Cripple Creek
Marshal John Tetheroe
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Capt. Graymont
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Police Chief Tayls
 1952 The Big Trees
Judge Crenshaw
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Pat Roberts
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Johnson - FBI Man (uncredited)
 1951 The Man with a Cloak
Policeman
 1951 The Tanks Are Coming
Major General (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Capt. Gibbs
 1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI
Father Novac (uncredited)
 1951 Santa Fe
Cole Sanders
 1951 The Enforcer
Capt. Frank Nelson
 1950 Stage to Tucson
Jim Maroon
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Mayor of New York
 1950 The Second Face
Allan Wesson
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Charles De Haven
 1950 Sierra
Sheriff Knudsen
 1950 The Palomino
Ben Lane
 1950 Borderline
Harvey Gumbin
 1950 Chain Lightning
Maj. Gen. Hewitt
 1949 Bodyhold
Charlie Webster
 1949 A Kiss for Corliss
Uncle George
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Jerry Cavanaugh
 1949 The Reckless Moment
Nagel
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Construction Foreman Roberts (uncredited)
 1949 Flaming Fury
Capt. S. Taplinger
 1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
Marshal Peak
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Harry Bowers
 1948 Force of Evil
Ben Tucker
 1948 He Walked by Night
Police Capt. Breen
 1948 No Minor Vices
Mr. Felton
 1948 Joan of Arc
Wandamme (Burgundian captain)
 1948 The Gay Intruders
Charles McNulty
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Al Shanks
 1947 Captain from Castile
Capt. Alvarado
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Quint - Dan's Attorney (uncredited)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Mr. Calkins (uncredited)
 1947 Nightmare Alley
McGraw - Final Carnival Owner (uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Tom Warren
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon
Police Lt. Breeze
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Mr. Foster
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
'Mitch' Mitchell
 1946 Smoky
Jeff Nix
 1946 Strange Triangle
Harry Matthews
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home
J.P. Hartley
 1946 Behind Green Lights
Max Calvert
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Army Capt. Rampey
 1945 Within These Walls
Martin 'Marty' Deutsch
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Col. W.W. Middleton (Provost Marshal)
 1945 The Caribbean Mystery
Capt. Van den Bark
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Marty Hannon
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Frank Williams - FBI Chief (uncredited)
 1944 Tampico
Crawford (uncredited)
 1944 The Sullivans
Father Francis
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Capt. James Cross
 1939 Seeing Spots (Short)
 1936 Gold Bricks (Short)
Dick
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Stage Play: Ladies and Gentlemen. Written by Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht. Directed by Charles MacArthur and Lewis Allen. Martin Beck Theatre: 17 Oct 1939- 13 Jan 1940 (105 performances). Produced by Gilbert Miller. See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Buried in Greenwood Cementary in Fort Worth, Texas next to his wife Lillian Moore Roberts who died in 2001.

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