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Robert Sterling (I) (1917–2006)

Born William Sterling Hart in 1917, the Pennsylvania-born actor was the son of a professional ballplayer. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then worked as a clothing salesman before deciding to give acting a try. He certainly had the requisite dreamboat looks as Columbia signed this blue-eyed, black-haired, extraordinary-looking ... See full bio »

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 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ben Shipley
- If a Body Meet a Body (1986) ... Ben Shipley
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Mr. Jenks
- Tomorrows (1984) ... Mr. Jenks
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Pilot (1983)
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Michael Wells / Arthur Bristol
- The Last Time I Saw Michael (1982) ... Michael Wells / Arthur Bristol
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Walter Rawlin
- The Beautiful Skeptic/The Lost Platoon (1982) ... Walter Rawlin
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
Colonel Day
 1974 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
- The Ultra Marine (1974) ... Linc
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
- Take My Father, Please (1973) ... Steven
 1973 Letters from Three Lovers (TV Movie)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
the President (segment "Love and the President")
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Marsh Freeman
- Dagger in the Mind (1971) ... Marsh Freeman
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Bentley Everett
- The Conversion of Brother Ben (1971) ... Bentley Everett
 1964 A Global Affair
Randy Sterling
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Jason Colwell
- Alive and Still a Second Lieutenant (1963) ... Jason Colwell
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Douglas Winter
- Printer's Devil (1963) ... Douglas Winter
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ray Roscoe
- House Guest (1962) ... Ray Roscoe
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Peter Finn
- The Yum Yum Girl (1960) ... Peter Finn
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
Jack Gibson
- Make Mine Marriage (1958) ... Jack Gibson
- Love That Foreign Sports Car (1958) ... Jack Gibson
- Bess of the Bowery (1958) ... Jack Gibson
- Two for the Money (1958) ... Jack Gibson
- Kid Stuff (1958) ... Jack Gibson
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Tobe Cannon
- The Julie Gage Story (1957) ... Tobe Cannon
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Henri Haskell
- Campaign for Marriage (1957) ... Henri Haskell
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1956-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Hank Holloway / Frank Darin
- The Man Across the Hall (1957) ... Hank Holloway
- The Clay Pigeon (1956) ... Frank Darin
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1951-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Pete / Theodore Drew III / David / ...
- Here Comes the Groom (1956) ... Pete
- Hands Across the Table (1956) ... Theodore Drew III
- Autumn Nocturne (1953) ... David
- Stolen Years (1951)
- Inside Story (1951) ... Lew Davis
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Tightwad Millionaire (1956) ... Markle
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: Dearest Enemy (TV Movie)
Captain John Copeland
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- Thin Air (1955) ... Husband
 1950-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jeff Troy / David Grant
- Passage of Arms (1955)
- The Ambassadors (1951)
- The Man Who Had Influence (1950) ... David Grant
- The Ambassadors (1950)
 1953 Column South
Capt. Lee Whitlock
 1952-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Guest Host / Richard Clyde
- Ricochet (1953) ... Guest Host
- Candles for Theresa (1952) ... Richard Clyde
- The Lonely (1952)
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Francis Carvel
- The Borgia Lamp (1952)
- The Faceless Man (1951) ... Francis Carvel
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Harold Sigrift
- Brief Moment (1952) ... Harold Sigrift
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Careless Love (1951)
 1951 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Hidden Thing (1951)
 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Gramercy Ghost (1951)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Final Copy (1951)
 1946 The Secret Heart
Chase N. Addams
 1942 Personalities (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Kirk 'Junior' Davis
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Lee White
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Dr. Donald Winthrop
 1941 Johnny Eager
Jimmy Courtney
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Terry Dolan
 1941 The Getaway
Jeff Crane
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Jonathan 'Jack' / 'Lucky' Wilson
 1941 The Penalty
Edward McCormick
 1940 The Gay Caballero
Billy Brewster
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Duke Wyman
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Johnny Farrell
 1940 The Heckler (Short)
Trophy Presenter (uncredited)
 1940 Nothing But Pleasure (Short)
Gangster at Cozy Auto Court (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Judd (uncredited)
 1939 The Awful Goof (Short)
Bill - Co-Worker (uncredited)
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Warehouseman Taking Fight Pool Money (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Dithers' Employee (uncredited)
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Scandal Sheet
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Those High Grey Walls
Convict (uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang
First Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Student (uncredited)
 1939 Pest from the West (Short)
Cigarette Customer at Adjacent Table (uncredited)
 1939 Missing Daughters
Radio Man (uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician
 1939 Sorority House
Soda Shop Extra (uncredited)
 1939 The Chump Takes a Bump (Short)
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1939 Outside These Walls
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 First Offenders
Nick (uncredited)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
Office Worker / Man Dancing with Millie (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Unsold pilot: Hal Roach Studios produced a pilot about a married couple featuring Sterling and his real-life wife Anne Jeffreys. See more »


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Shortly after arriving in Hollywood in 1938, he tested for the boxing lead in Golden Boy (1939), but lost out to William Holden. He ended up with an uncredited bit in the movie. He later played a boxer in the movie Ringside Maisie (1941) where he met first wife Ann Sothern. See more »

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