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Robby the Robot


Robby was the brainchild of, and designed by industrial designer, Japanese-American engineer Robert Kinoshita. It was built in mid-1955 by the MGM prop department, at a reported cost of $125,000, to 'star' in the epic science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and its B-movie followup The Invisible Boy (1957) a year later. Robby the Robot has... See full bio »

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Known For

Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot
(1956)
The Invisible Boy
(1957)
Gremlins
Gremlins Robot
(1984)

Filmography

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 2005 Stacked (TV Series)
Nightmare NASA Robot
- Gavin's Pipe Dream (2005) ... Nightmare NASA Robot (uncredited)
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy
Robot (uncredited)
 1984 Gremlins
Robot (uncredited)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
Maid
 1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Chuck the Robot
- Dr. Morkenstein (1979) ... Chuck the Robot (uncredited)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Robby The Robot
- Spaced Out (1979) ... Robby The Robot (uncredited)
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Robot
- Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident (1978) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series)
Robot
- My Favorite Marcia (1977) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Alphie
- The Robot (1976) ... Alphie (uncredited)
 1976 Hollywood Boulevard
Robby (uncredited)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
MM7
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) ... MM7 (uncredited)
 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Mildred (1968-1970)
 1966-1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Robotoid / Robot
- Condemned of Space (1967) ... Robot (uncredited)
- War of the Robots (1966) ... Robotoid (uncredited)
- Ghost in Space (1966) ... Robotoid (uncredited)
 1966 One of Our Spies Is Missing
Part of Rejuvenating Machine (uncredited)
 1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Smiley
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... Smiley (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Robot
- The Brain Center at Whipple's (1964) ... Robot (uncredited)
- Uncle Simon (1963) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Arnold
- Beethoven, Presley and Me (1963) ... Arnold (uncredited)
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Robot
- Rosie's Contract (1962) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1961 Invasion of the Neptune Men
Toy (uncredited)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Chess playing robot
- Lady Bug (1959) ... Chess playing robot
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Robot
- Robot Client (1958) ... Robot
 1956 Forbidden Planet
Robby the Robot (as Robby The Robot)
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Other Works:

April 2006: TV commercial for AT&T. See more »

Alternate Names:

Robby The Robot

Height:

6' 11" (2.11 m)
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Trivia:

He made a personal appearance at the opening of 'This is Tomorrow' at London's Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1956. The event is sometimes regarded as the first launch of 'Pop Art'. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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Anyone know of a red colored Robby? jessenn
Is he retired? AlbinoAl
Robby Robot tree ornaments larryman
Who knew he'd return to commercials? Dr Wily
So is there only one Robby? Hastor
Robby Robot in new GE advertisement larryman
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