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Robert Culp (1930–2010)

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy (1965), he made a... See full bio »

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I Spy
I Spy Kelly Robinson / Chuang Tzu
The Greatest American Hero
Hickey & Boggs
Hickey & Boggs Frank Boggs
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Dr. Wallace Breen


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 2010 The Assignment
 2007 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Bill Maxwell / Sheriff of Nottingham
 2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One (Video Game)
Dr. Wallace Breen (voice)
 2005 Early Bird (TV Movie)
 2005 Santa's Slay
 1996-2004 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
 2004 Half-Life 2 (Video Game)
Dr. Wallace Breen (voice)
 2004 The Almost Guys
The Colonel
 2003 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Jeffrey Grissom
 2003 Blind Eye (Video)
 2001/I Hunger
The Chief
 2000 Eminem: E (Video)
Narrator (segment "Guilty Conscience")
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Sen. Parker Gable
 2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Benjamin Quinn
 2000 Newsbreak
Judge McNamara
 2000 Farewell, My Love
Michael Reilly
 2000 Innocents
Judge Winston
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Scott Kelly
 1998-1999 The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1999 Unconditional Love
Karl Thomassen
 1998 Wanted
Fr. Patrick
 1998 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
 1998 Conan (TV Series)
King Vog
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dane Travis
 1997 Viper (TV Series)
Mark Bishop
 1997 Most Wanted
Donald Bickhart
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Crazed Terrorist
 1996 Mercenary (Video)
 1996 Spy Hard
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Halcyon Renard
 1995 Xtro 3: Watch the Skies
Major Guardino
 1995 Favorite Deadly Sins (TV Movie)
Actor Playing Noble Hart
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Hiram Waters
 1995/I Panther
Charles Garry
 1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mr. Darryl
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Lyle Pike
 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
Cornelius Farnsworth
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Ace Galvin
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Stewart Babcock
 1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie)
Kelly Robinson
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1993 Voyeur (Video Game)
Reed Hawke
 1993 The Pelican Brief
 1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Elias Jackson
 1991 Timebomb
Mr. Phillips
 1987-1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Harrison Gregg
 1991 Murderous Vision (TV Movie)
Dr. Bordinay
 1990 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
 1971-1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Jordan Rowe / Dr. Bart Kepple / Paul Hanlon / ...
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
John Hathaway
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
Richard Stuart
 1990 Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (TV Movie)
Gen. Davies
 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Hoey Babcock
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie)
Billy Bob Claiborne
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Robert Irwin
 1987 Big Bad Mama II
Daryl Pearson
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Scott Kelly
 1986-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Daniel Kingsford / Paul Fitzgerald
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ronald James
 1981-1986 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Bill Maxwell
 1986 Combat High (TV Movie)
General Edward 'Ed' Woods
 1986 The Blue Lightning (TV Movie)
Lester McInally
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Frank Mason
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Norman Amberson
 1985 The Key to Rebecca (TV Movie)
Gen. Erwin Rommel
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
Winston Goodhue
 1985 Turk 182!
Mayor Tyler
 1984 Calendar Girl Murders (TV Movie)
Richard Trainor
 1984 Her Life as a Man (TV Movie)
Dave Fleming
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Arthur Farnell
 1982 Movie Madness
Paul Everest ("Success Wanters")
 1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie)
Steve Nevins
 1981 Killjoy (TV Movie)
Lou Corbin
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Series)
Henry Farnum
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Frank McGuire
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Major Ross Latham
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
Edward Denton
 1979 Goldengirl
Steve Esselton
 1979 Hot Rod (TV Movie)
T.L. Munn
 1975-1979 Police Story (TV Series)
Detective John Darrin / Sergeant Price
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Charles Huston
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Lyle Pettijohn
 1979 Women in White (TV Movie)
Anthony Broadhurst
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
Sgt. Nichols
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie)
William Sebastian
 1976 Flood (TV Movie)
Steve Brannigan
 1976 Breaking Point
Frank Sirrianni
 1976 Sky Riders
Jonas Bracken
 1975 Inside Out
Sly Wells
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Harry Freeman
 1974 Give Me Liberty (TV Movie)
 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)
Jack Halsey
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Calvin Bryson
 1974 Houston, We've Got a Problem (TV Movie)
Steve Bell
 1973 Outrage (TV Movie)
Jim Kiler
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Marshall Cunningham
 1973 A Name for Evil
John Blake
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
 1973 A Cold Night's Death (TV Movie)
Robert Jones
 1972 Hickey & Boggs
Frank Boggs
 1971 See the Man Run (TV Movie)
Ben Taylor
 1971 Hannie Caulder
Thomas Luther Price
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Paul Tyler
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Colonel Peter Jardine
 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Bob Sanders
 1968 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
 1965-1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Kelly Robinson / Chuang Tzu
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
 1966 Historias para no dormir (TV Series)
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Frank Menlow
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Jesse Hartwood / Matt Hendricks
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Harry Pace
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joe Costa
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Trent / Paul Cameron / Allen Leighton
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Captain Shark / Arthur Farnley Selwin
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Eric Morgan / Neil Herrick
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Charles 'Charlie' Orwell
 1964 Rhino!
Dr. Jim Hanlon
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Furgatch
 1964 The Movie Maker (TV Movie)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Sam Houston
 1963 The Raiders
James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Harry Lawrence
 1963 Sunday in New York
Russ Wilson
 1963 PT 109
Ensign George 'Barney' Ross
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. John Metcalf
 1963 Insight (TV Series)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Richard Calder
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Jared Mace
 1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Chester 'Chet' Loomis
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Hank Shannon / Kurt Yoder
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Baylor Crofoot
 1960-1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Dave Foley / Colly Vane
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ed Payson
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Thomas Burdue / James Stuart
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Curt Donaldson
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Archie Bishop
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Herbert Sanders
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Craig Kern
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Dr. Steven Gray
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Shad Hudson / Deputy Sam Applegate / Hoby Gilman
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Shep Prescott
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Yadkin
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Clay Horne
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Captain Masters
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Stuart Douglas
 1957-1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Hoby Gilman
 1958 Now Is Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Captain David Blair
 1956-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Corporal Neville / Hal
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Sam Bullock
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Professor Teeling
 1955 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Commentator / Male Telescreen Voice
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Pete") in "A Clearing in the Woods" on Broadway. Written by Arthur Laurents. Music by Laurence Rosenthal. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Belasco Theatre: 10 Jan 1957-9 Feb 1957 (36 performances). Cast: Tom Hatcher, Joan Lorring, Lin McCarthy, Barbara Myers, Anne Pearson, Pernell Roberts (as "George"), Kim Stanley (as... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert M. Culp | Robert & Sheila


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[re writer/director Richard Brooks] Fairness, giving as much as you get, sticking to your word. Core honesty and decent behavior--Richard believed in that.


Wrote a pilot script in 1962-1963 for director Sam Peckinpah called "Summer Soldiers" that was never produced. See more »



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