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Robert Urich (I) (1946–2002)


Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account representative. He then briefly appeared as a TV weatherman, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove Jake Spoon
(1989)
The Ice Pirates
(1984)
Vega$
Vega$ Dan Tanna
(1978-1981)
Turk 182!
Turk 182! Terry Lynch
(1985)

Filmography

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 2003 Aftermath (TV Movie)
Jack
 2002 Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Purly Owens
 2002 Clover Bend
Bill
 2002 The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (TV Movie)
President Adam Mayfield
 2001 Late Boomers (TV Movie)
Dennis
 2001 Emeril (TV Series)
Jerry McKenney
- The Sidekick (2001) ... Jerry McKenney
- Halloween (2001) ... Jerry McKenney
- The Sopranos Come to Dinner (2001) ... Jerry McKenney
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (2001) ... Jerry McKenney
- Blind Dates (2001) ... Jerry McKenney
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
 2001 For Love of Olivia (TV Movie)
Horton Roundtree
 1999 Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Movie)
Mitch McKinley
 1999 Final Run (TV Movie)
Glen 'Lucky' Singer
 1998-1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Captain Jim Kennedy III / Capt. Jim Kennedy / Captain Jim Kennedy
- Cuba (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- Prom Queen (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- About Face (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- Trances of a Lifetime (1999) ... Capt. Jim Kennedy
- Such Sweet Dreams (1999) ... Captain Jim Kennedy III
 1998 Invasion America (TV Series)
Briggs
- Flight (1998) ... Briggs (voice)
- Assault (1998) ... Briggs (voice)
 1997 Boatworks (TV Series)
Host
 1997 Final Descent (TV Movie)
Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
 1997 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Host
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Judge Jerry Moran
- Samson, He Denied Her (1997) ... Judge Jerry Moran
 1996 The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (TV Movie)
Angus Feagan
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
Lazarus (James Cathcart)
- Quality of the Enemy (1996) ... Lazarus (James Cathcart)
- Shadow (1996) ... Lazarus (James Cathcart)
- The Sheriff (1996) ... Lazarus (James Cathcart)
- The Penance (1996) ... Lazarus (James Cathcart)
- The Hold-Up (1996) ... Lazarus (James Cathcart)
 1996 Captains Courageous (TV Movie)
Capt. Matthew Troop
 1995 Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie)
Spenser
 1995 She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (TV Movie)
Adm. Williams
 1995 A Horse for Danny (TV Movie)
Eddie Fortuna
 1994 Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie)
Spenser
 1994 A Perfect Stranger (TV Movie)
Alex Hale
 1994 To Save the Children (TV Movie)
Jake Downey
 1994 Jock: A True Tale of Friendship
Rocky Mountain Jack
 1994 Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (TV Movie)
Spenser
 1993 It Had to Be You (TV Series)
Mitch Quinn
- London Calling (1993) ... Mitch Quinn
- Truth or Dare (1993) ... Mitch Quinn
- All About Dave (1993) ... Mitch Quinn
- Let's Spend Termite Together (1993) ... Mitch Quinn
- Long Date's Journey Into Night (1993) ... Mitch Quinn
 1993 Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie)
Spenser
 1992-1993 Crossroads (TV Series)
Johnny Hawkins
- The Last Roundup (1993) ... Johnny Hawkins
- Paradise Found (1993) ... Johnny Hawkins
- The Nickel Curve (1993) ... Johnny Hawkins
- The Harvest (1993) ... Johnny Hawkins
- Survival (1993) ... Johnny Hawkins
 1993 Deadly Relations (TV Movie)
Leonard J. Fagot
 1993 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Steve
- Frieda and the Preacher (1993) ... Steve
 1992 Revolver (TV Movie)
Nick Suster
 1992 Double Edge (TV Movie)
Harry Carter
 1992 Blind Man's Bluff (TV Movie)
Thomas Booker
 1992 Survive the Savage Sea (TV Movie)
Jack Carpenter
 1991 ...And Then She Was Gone (TV Movie)
Jack Bauer
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Joe Fortier
 1990-1991 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Tom Nash
- They Shoot Ducks, Don't They? (1991) ... Tom Nash
- Heartbreak Diner (1991) ... Tom Nash
- Papa Joe (1991) ... Tom Nash
- Mother Knows Best (1991) ... Tom Nash
- Don't Drink the Water (1991) ... Tom Nash
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Rob Marshall
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Rob Marshall
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Rob Marshall
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Mr. Carmen / Bobby
- Teacher, Teacher (1990) ... Mr. Carmen
- The Fabulous Bicker Girls (1990) ... Bobby
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
Bradley Burdock
 1989 Spooner (TV Movie)
Harry Spooner / Michael Norlon
 1989 Night Walk (TV Movie)
Simon
 1989 Long zai tian ya
Airport Police
 1989 Murder by Night (TV Movie)
Allan Strong
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Jake Spoon
- Return (1989) ... Jake Spoon (credit only)
- The Plains (1989) ... Jake Spoon
- On the Trail (1989) ... Jake Spoon
- Leaving (1989) ... Jake Spoon
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie)
Harry
 1989 The Comeback (TV Movie)
Scotty Malloy
 1985-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Spenser
- Haunting (1988) ... Spenser
- McAllister (1988) ... Spenser
- Hawk's Eyes (1988) ... Spenser
- Watercolors (1988) ... Spenser
- Company Man (1988) ... Spenser
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie)
Joseph Simmons
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Bradford
- Part VII (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part V (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part IV (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part III (1987) ... Peter Bradford
- Part II (1987) ... Peter Bradford
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Michael Riley, Age 40
- Young Again (1986) ... Michael Riley, Age 40
 1986 Young Again
Michael Riley, Age 40
 1986 The Defiant Ones (TV Movie)
Johnny 'Joker' Johnson
 1985 Turk 182!
Terry Lynch
 1985 Scandal Sheet (TV Movie)
Ben Rowan
 1984 His Mistress (TV Movie)
Allen Beck
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Jason Darcy
 1984 Invitation to Hell (TV Movie)
Matt Winslow
 1984 The Ice Pirates
Jason
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Movie)
Patrick Shannon
 1982-1983 Gavilan (TV Series)
Robert Gavilan
- The Midas Keys (1983) ... Robert Gavilan
- The Guns of Harry August (1982) ... Robert Gavilan
- Best Friend Money Can Buy (1982) ... Robert Gavilan
- Destination Hero (1982) ... Robert Gavilan
- A Drop in the Ocean (1982) ... Robert Gavilan
 1982 Take Your Best Shot (TV Movie)
Jess Marriner
 1982 Endangered Species
Ruben Castle
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
Charles Duke
 1978-1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Dan Tanna
- Nightmare Come True (1981) ... Dan Tanna
- Judgement Pronouced (1981) ... Dan Tanna
- French Twist (1981) ... Dan Tanna
- Dead Ringer (1981) ... Dan Tanna
- Seek and Destroy (1981) ... Dan Tanna
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie)
Rocky Bleier
 1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1980 Bob Hope in the Starmakers (TV Movie)
Ace Robbins
 1979 When She Was Bad... (TV Movie)
Bob Morgan
 1977-1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Larry Hartman / Scott Desmond / Jeff Smith
- Taking Sides/Going by the Book/A Friendly Little Game (1978) ... Scott Desmond (as Bob Urich)
- Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery (1977) ... Jeff Smith (as Bob Urich)
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Dan Tana
- Angels in Vegas (1978) ... Dan Tana
 1978 Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Movie)
David Lyle
 1977-1978 Tabitha (TV Series)
Paul Thurston
- Tabitha's Party (1978) ... Paul Thurston
- Paul Goes to New York (1978) ... Paul Thurston
- What's Wrong with Mister Right? (1977) ... Paul Thurston
- That New Black Magic (1977) ... Paul Thurston
- Tabitha's Triangle (1977) ... Paul Thurston
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
Walker
 1977 Soap (TV Series)
Peter 'The Tennis Player'
- Episode #1.12 (1977) ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
- Episode #1.11 (1977) ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Peter 'The Tennis Player'
 1975-1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Officer Jim Street
- Officer Luca, You're Dead (1976) ... Officer Jim Street
- Dangerous Memories (1976) ... Officer Jim Street
- Soldier on the Hill (1976) ... Officer Jim Street
- Any Second Now (1976) ... Officer Jim Street
- Dragons and Owls (1976) ... Officer Jim Street
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Manolo Etchahoun
- Manolo (1975) ... Manolo Etchahoun
 1975 The Specialists (TV Movie)
Dr. William Nugent (as Robert York)
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
 1974 Killdozer (TV Movie)
McCarthy
 1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV Series)
Bob Sanders
- Walk a Mile in My Clogs (1973) ... Bob Sanders
- Such Good Friends (1973) ... Bob Sanders
- My Butcher Is a Thief (1973) ... Bob Sanders
- Inadmissable Evidence (1973) ... Bob Sanders
- Double, Double, Doyle & Trouble (1973) ... Bob Sanders
 1973 Magnum Force
Grimes
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mike Lowry
- Death Is Only a Side Effect (1973) ... Mike Lowry
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Gavin Cord
- A Girl Named Tham (1973) ... Gavin Cord
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Greg Dundee
- Blood Brother (1973) ... Greg Dundee
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Davie Stroud
- The Runner (1972) ... Davie Stroud
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Purina ONE dog food. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert & Heather | Bob Urich | Robert York

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think my longevity has a lot to do with where I come from--a blue-collar town in Ohio--and how I was raised: to work hard and respect other folks. See more »

Trivia:

In 1992, he won a CableACE Award as Informational Host for National Geographic Explorer (1985) and a News and Documentary Emmy award as narrator for National Geographic Explorer: U-Boats: Terror on Our Shores (1991) (1992). See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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