Robert Young (I) (1907–1998)

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Quiet, soft-spoken Robert grew up in California and had some stage experience with the Pasadena Playhouse before entering films in 1931. His movie career consisted of playing characters who were charming, good-looking--and bland. In fact, his screen image was such that he usually never got the girl. Louis B. Mayer would say, "He has no sex appeal,"... See full bio »

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Known For

Father Knows Best Jim Anderson / Herr Grossenheimer / Tate Ibsen
H.M. Pulham, Esq. Harry Pulham
Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Marcus Welby
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 1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (TV Movie)
Dr. Marcus Welby
 1987 A Conspiracy of Love (TV Movie)
Joe Woldarski
 1987 Mercy or Murder? (TV Movie)
Roswell Gilbert
 1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Movie)
Dr. Marcus Welby
 1979 Little Women (TV Series)
Grandpa James Laurence
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Grandpa James Laurence
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini Series)
Grandpa James Laurence
- Part II (1978) ... Grandpa James Laurence
- Part I (1978) ... Grandpa James Laurence
 1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Jim Anderson
 1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion (TV Movie)
James Anderson
 1969-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Marcus Welby
- Vanity Case (1976) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
- Aspects of Love (1976) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
- All Passions Spent (1976) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
- To Trump an Ace (1976) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
- The Highest Mountain (1976) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
 1971-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Dr. Marcus Welby
- I've Promised You a Father: Part 2 (1974) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
- Men Who Care: Part 2 (1971) ... Dr. Marcus Welby
 1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Raleigh
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Raleigh
 1971 Vanished (TV Mini Series)
Sen. Earl Gannon
- Part II (1971) ... Sen. Earl Gannon
- Part I (1971) ... Sen. Earl Gannon
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Herman Allison
- The Protector (1968) ... Herman Allison
 1966 Broome Stages (TV Mini Series)
The Earl
- Husband and Wife (1966) ... The Earl
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Nick Holloway / Adm. Matt Callahan
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) ... Nick Holloway
- The Admiral (1965) ... Adm. Matt Callahan
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Gilbert Winfield
- Lullaby for an Indian Summer (1965) ... Dr. Gilbert Winfield
 1964 The Christophers (TV Series)
- Let Freedom Ring (1964)
 1961-1962 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Cameron Garrett Brooks / Cam Brooks
- A Job for Summer (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- The Magic Lamp (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- The Free Soul (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- A Voice in the Tree (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- A Classroom Romance (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
 1954-1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Jim Anderson / Herr Grossenheimer / Tate Ibsen
- Betty's Graduation (1960) ... Jim Anderson
- Not His Type (1960) ... Jim Anderson
- Bud Lives It Up (1960) ... Jim Anderson
- Betty's Career Problem (1960) ... Jim Anderson
- Blind Date (1960) ... Jim Anderson
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Stanley Moorehead
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Warren
- Keep It in the Family (1954) ... Tom Warren
 1954 The Big Moment (Short)
 1952 The Half-Breed
Dan Craig
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Doctor James Merrill
 1950 The Second Woman
Jeffrey Cohalan
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Vernon 'Vern' Walsh
 1949 Bride for Sale
Steve Adams
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Philip Bosinney
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Dr. Sheldon
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Harry King
 1948 Relentless
Nick Buckley
 1947 Crossfire
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Larry Ballentine
 1946 Lady Luck
 1946 The Searching Wind
Alex Hazen
 1946 Claudia and David
David Naughton
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Lt. Hurley 'Hank' Travers
 1945 The Enchanted Cottage
Oliver Bradford
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Cuffy Williams
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Samuel A. Magee
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Bob Stuart
 1943 Claudia
David Naughton
 1942 Journey for Margaret
John Davis
 1942 Cairo
Homer Smith
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Joe Smith
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Harry Pulham
 1941 Married Bachelor
Randolph Haven
 1941 Lady Be Good
Eddie Crane
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Jimmy Blake
 1941 Western Union
Richard Blake
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Douglas 'Doug' Lamont
 1940 Sporting Blood
Myles Vanders
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Fritz Marberg
 1940 Florian
Anton Erban
 1940 Northwest Passage
Langdon Towne
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Michael Morgan
 1939 Maisie
'Slim' Martin
 1939 Bridal Suite
Neil McGill
 1939 Honolulu
Brooks Mason / George Smith
 1938 The Shining Hour
David Linden
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Bill Harrison
 1938 The Toy Wife
Andre Vallaire
 1938 Josette
Pierre Brassard
 1938 Three Comrades
Gottfried Lenz
 1938 Paradise for Three
Fritz Hagedorn
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Roger 'Rog' Ash
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Rudi Pal
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Grand Duke Peter
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Tom Wakefield
 1937 I Met Him in Paris
Gene Anders
 1937 Dangerous Number
Hank Medhill
 1936 Stowaway
Tommy Randall
 1936 The Longest Night
Charley Phelps
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Hank Sherman
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
M. Hugh McKenzie
 1936 Secret Agent
Robert Marvin
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Joe Hatcher
 1936 It's Love Again
Peter Carlton
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Jack Bristow
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Tony Milburn
 1935 Red Salute
 1935 Calm Yourself
Preston 'Pat' Patton
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Tony Spear
 1935 West Point of the Air
Little Mike Stone
 1934 The Band Plays On
Tony Ferrera
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Larry Evans
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Jack Forrester
 1934 Hollywood Party
Robert Young - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1934 Lazy River
William 'Bill' Drexel
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Capt. Fitzroy
 1934 Spitfire
John Stafford
 1934 Carolina
Will Connelly
 1933 The Right to Romance
Bobby Preble
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Jim Fowler
 1933 Tugboat Annie
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. (JG) 'Brick' Walters
 1933 Today We Live
 1933 Men Must Fight
Geoffrey Aiken
 1932 The Kid from Spain
 1932 Strange Interlude
Gordon as a Young Man
 1932 Unashamed
Dick Ogden
 1932 New Morals for Old
Ralph Thomas
 1932 The Wet Parade
Kip Tarleton
 1931 The Guilty Generation
Marco Ricca
 1931 Hell Divers
Graham - Pilot Reporting Missing Airplanes (uncredited)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Dr. Claudet
 1931 The Black Camel
Jimmy Bradshaw
 1929 Calling Hubby's Bluff (Short)
Party guest. (uncredited)
 1928 The Campus Vamp (Short)
Student at Dance / at Beach (uncredited)
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