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Cliff Robertson (I) (1923–2011)

A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting role in Picnic (1955). He then played Joan ... See full bio »

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 2004 Riding the Bullet
 2001 Falcon Down
Buzz Thomas
 2001 Mach 2
Vice President Pike
 1999 Family Tree
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Theodore Harris
- Joyride (1999) ... Theodore Harris
 1998 Assignment Berlin
Cliff Garret
 1998 Race
Jack Durmann
 1995 Dazzle (TV Movie)
Mike Kilkullen
 1995 The Sunset Boys
Ted Roth
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Noah Brooks (voice)
 1992/I Wind
Morgan Weld
 1991 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Doctor W.F. Carver
 1990 Dead Reckoning (TV Movie)
Daniel Barnard
 1987 Malone
 1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (TV Movie)
Mel Fisher
 1985 Shaker Run
Judd Pierson
 1985 The Key to Rebecca (TV Movie)
Maj. William Vandam
 1983 Brainstorm
Alex Terson
 1983 Class
Mr. Burroughs
 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie)
Frank Minor
 1980 The Pilot
Mike Hagan
 1979 The Little Prince (Short)
Narrator / Pilot (voice)
 1979 Dominique
David Ballard
 1978 Overboard (TV Movie)
Mitch Garrison
 1977 Fraternity Row
The Narrator
 1976 Obsession
Michael Courtland
 1976 Shoot
 1975 My Father's House (TV Movie)
Tom Lindholm Jr.
 1975 Out of Season
Joe Tanner
 1974 The Yanks Are Coming (TV Movie)
 1974 Man on a Swing
Lee Tucker
 1971 J.W. Coop
J.W. Coop
 1970 Too Late the Hero
Lt. Sam Lawson
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series)
- Stop Date (1969) ... Cameo (uncredited)
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Christopher Ross / Arthur Selby
 1966-1968 Batman (TV Series)
- The Great Escape (1968) ... Shame
- Penguin's Clean Sweep (1968) ... Shame (uncredited)
- Come Back, Shame (1966) ... Shame
 1964-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
District Attorney Benjamin Reynolds / Will Nye / Quincey Parke / ...
- Verdict for Terror (1967) ... District Attorney Benjamin Reynolds
- The Game (1965) ... Quincey Parke
- The Meal Ticket (1964) ... Eddie Finneran
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Arthur Artbuff
- A Bum for All Seasons (1967) ... Arthur Artbuff
 1967 The Honey Pot
William McFly
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Ben Weldon
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... Ben Weldon
 1965 Up from the Beach
Sgt. Edward Baxter
 1965 Masquerade
David Frazer
 1965 Love Has Many Faces
Pete Jordon
 1964 The Best Man
Joe Cantwell
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Evan Ross
- So Many Pretty Girls, So Little Time (1964) ... Evan Ross
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
- Protection (1964)
 1963 Sunday in New York
Adam Tyler
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Willie Simple
- The Circus Never Came to Town (1963) ... Willie Simple
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Alan Maxwell
- The Galaxy Being (1963) ... Alan Maxwell
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Jeff Dillon
- The Man Who Came Home Late (1963) ... Jeff Dillon
 1963 My Six Loves
Reverend Jim Larkin
 1962 The Interns
Dr. John Paul Otis
 1961-1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jerry Etherson / Christian Horn
- The Dummy (1962) ... Jerry Etherson
- A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961) ... Christian Horn
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Hoby Dunlap
- Second Chance (1962) ... Hoby Dunlap
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby / Eddie Smith
- For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses (1962) ... Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby / Eddie Smith
 1962 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Rims O'Neil
- Saturday's Children (1962) ... Rims O'Neil
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Charlie Vansinger
- How Does Charlie Feel? (1962) ... Charlie Vansinger
 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Griff Kincaid / Jack Masters / Chad Burns
- The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid (1962) ... Griff Kincaid
- The Connie Masters Story (1961) ... Jack Masters
- Ballad for a Badman (1960) ... Chad Burns
 1956-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Horace Mann Borden / Charlie Gordon / Frank
- Man on the Mountain Top (1961) ... Horace Mann Borden
- A Fair Shake (1956) ... Frank
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Danny Langdon
- The Geetas Box (1961) ... Danny Langdon
 1961 The Big Show
Josef Everard
 1961 Underworld U.S.A.
Tolly Devlin
 1961 All in a Night's Work
Warren Kingsley, Jr.
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... Pegosi
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Martinus Van Der Brig
- End of a Dream (1960) ... Martinus Van Der Brig
 1958-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lieutenant / Joe Clay / Danny Carson
- The Cruel Day (1960) ... Lieutenant
- Natchez (1958) ... Danny Carson
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Frank Halloway
- The Underground Railway (1959) ... Frank Halloway
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Parker Sefton / Johnny Keegan
- Shadow of Evil (1959) ... Parker Sefton
- Goodbye Johnny (1959) ... Johnny Keegan
 1959 As the Sea Rages
 1959 Battle of the Coral Sea
Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny Garth
- The Hard Road (1959) ... Johnny Garth
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Liam Fitzmorgan
- The Liam Fitzmorgan Story (1958) ... Liam Fitzmorgan
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Lt. Robert Hearn
 1958 The Girl Most Likely
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Vengeance (1957)
- The Big Break (1957)
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Burt Hanson
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Jed Warron
- They Flee by Night (1956) ... Jed Warron
 1952-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Clark / Mitch Hickock / Paul
- Ten Minute Alibi (1954) ... Clark
- A Matter of Luck (1954)
- About Sara Caine (1954)
- Home Town (1954) ... Mitch Hickock
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
John Robinson
- The Use of Dignity (1954) ... John Robinson
 1952 Ten Thousand Words (TV Movie)
 1952 Faith Is a Nine-Letter Word (TV Movie)
 1952 The Bride's Teapot (TV Movie)
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Fireman #8
- The Token (1950) ... Fireman #8
 1943 Corvette K-225
Lookout (uncredited)
 1943 We've Never Been Licked
Adams (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (76 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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[on director Frank Perry] I've been in so many bad movies and worked with so many bad directors that I go into a film expecting nothing. That's why I respect and admire Frank Perry so much. He's a rare man and I've worked with enough stiffs to know the difference, pal, but he knows the problems of actors and I know the problems of a director. Frank is as far away from Otto Preminger as you can ... See more »


In 1972, he said that "Nobody made more mediocre films than I did", including Too Late the Hero (1970), which he described as "a bunch of junk". See more »

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