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Robert Stack (I) (1919–2003)

"Straight Shooting" - whether skeet shooting, or portraying Eliot Ness, Robert Stack always tells it like it is, and shoots straight. Robert was the 2nd child of Elizabeth Modini Wood (who named him Charles after his grandfather) and James Langford Stack (who changed his name to Robert, after no one in particular). Even though Robert was born in ... See full bio »

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Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Eliot Ness
Airplane! Captain Rex Kramer
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America ATF Agent Flemming


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 2001 Killer Bud
The Gooch
 2001 Recess: School's Out
Superintendent (voice)
 2001 Butt-Ugly Martians (TV Series)
Stoat Muldoon
- Playback/Payback (2001) ... Stoat Muldoon (voice)
 2000 H.U.D. (TV Movie)
Deep Throat Man
 2000 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
- Slap Happy/Home Loners (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Sealed with a Kiss (TV Movie)
Sumner Ethridge
 1999 Recess (TV Series)
- A Genius Among Us (1999) ... General (voice)
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Bob the Narrator / Bob the narrator
- Hercules and the Spring of Canathus (1999) ... Bob the narrator (voice)
- Hercules and the Grim Avenger (1999) ... (voice)
- Hercules and the Odyssey Experience (1999) ... Bob the Narrator (voice)
- Hercules and the Yearbook (1999) ... (voice)
- Hercules and the Romans (1999) ... Bob the narrator (voice)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Peter McReynolds
- Open and Shut (1997) ... Peter McReynolds
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
Dr. Ellison
 1988 Dangerous Curves
Louis Faciano
 1988 Los Angeles History Project (TV Series)
- Upon First Impression (1988) ... Narrator
 1987 Plain Clothes
Mr. Gardner
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie)
Jordan White
 1986 Big Trouble
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Chester Harrison
- Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday (1986) ... Chester Harrison
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
Drew Hammond
 1985 Brothers (TV Series)
Russell Maltby
- Donald's Dad (1985) ... Russell Maltby
 1984-1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Charles Vandoor / Lewis Blackwood
- New Beginnings (1985) ... Charles Vandoor
- The Wedding (1984) ... Lewis Blackwood
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
General Stark
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
 1978 Un second souffle
François Davis
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Stoddard / Sergeant Dave Stoddard
- Odyssey of Death: Part 2 (1976) ... Sergeant Stoddard
- Odyssey of Death: Part 1 (1976) ... Sergeant Dave Stoddard
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Captain Larkin
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie)
Capt. James Morgan
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Michael Rhodes
 1970 Story of a Woman
David Frasier
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie)
Mark McPherson
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Angelo (Businessman)
- The Scene (1967) ... Angelo (Businessman)
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Escaped Convict
- For Better or Worse Like George Appleby Got (1967) ... Escaped Convict
 1967 Action Man
Jim Beckley
 1967 Sail to Glory
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Brig. General Wm L. Sibert
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Agent Briggs
- Lucy the Gun Moll (1966) ... Agent Briggs
 1963 The Caretakers
Dr. Donovan MacLeod
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jerry Cook
- Panic Button (1957) ... Jerry Cook
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Roger Shumann
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Owen Pentecost
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Dr. Tommy Baker
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Barton / Ralph Saunders
- Indirect Approach (1954) ... Ben Barton
- Ever Since the Day (1953) ... Ralph Saunders
 1954 The High and the Mighty
John Sullivan
 1954 The Iron Glove
Captain Charles Wogan
 1953 Sabre Jet
Col. Gil Manton
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Maj. Tom Burke
 1953 War Paint
Lt. Billings
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Vic Flint
- Storm Warnings (1953) ... Vic Flint
 1952 Bwana Devil
Bob Hayward
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Thirty Days (1952)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- They Knew What They Wanted (1952) ... Joe
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
First Man
- Route 19 (1951) ... First Man
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Ian Garth / Stephen Elliott
- Will-o'-the-Wisp (1951) ... Ian Garth
- Strange Legacy (1951) ... Stephen Elliott
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Broken Dishes (1951)
 1950 Mr. Music
Jefferson Blake
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Nickey Van Alen
 1948 A Date with Judy
Stephen I. Andrews
 1942 Keeping Fit (Short)
Bob - Factory worker
 1942 Men of Texas
Barry Conovan
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Chuck S. Brewer
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Jim Holliday
 1941 Nice Girl?
Don Webb
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Bob Terry
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Otto Von Rohn
 1934 Bright Eyes
Man on Plane (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a pilot about two importers who traveled the world for goods to sell, called "Destination: Anywhere". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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As a matter of national survival, we need to do the best we can to sponsor the good guys and to do something active about bringing down the bad guys. See more »


Son of James Stack and Betzi Stack. See more »


Ominous narration (as heard on Unsolved Mysteries) See more »



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