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Robert Dowdell (1932–2018)

Robert Dowdell was born on March 10, 1932 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Stoney Burke (1962), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and Assassination (1987). He was married to Sheila Connolly. He died on January 23, 2018 in Coldwater, Michigan, USA. See full bio »

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Stoney Burke Cody Bristol
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Chip Morton / Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton / Lt. Cmdr. Chip Morton
Assassination Capt. Ogilvie - Cappy
Skin Deep Traffic Judge


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 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul (1995) ... Minister
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- Under Suspicion (1991) ... Motel Manager
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Victor Hall
- Funhouse (1990) ... Victor Hall
 1989 Skin Deep
Traffic Judge
 1989 Wicked Stepmother
 1987 Max Headroom (TV Series)
- Body Banks (1987) ... Doctor
 1987 Assassination
Capt. Ogilvie - Cappy
 1984-1986 Capitol (TV Series)
Sen. Joshua Harrington
- Episode #1.42 (1986) ... Sen. Joshua Harrington
- Episode #1.1125 (1986) ... Sen. Joshua Harrington
- Episode #1.694 (1984) ... Sen. Joshua Harrington
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Cameron Russell
- Restless Nights (1986) ... Cameron Russell
 1986 Outrage! (TV Movie)
District Attorney Curran
 1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
- The Titans (1985) ... Butler
 1985 V (TV Series)
Visitor Doctor
- The Betrayal (1985) ... Visitor Doctor
 1984 The Initiation
Jason Randall
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Senator Clayton
- Hostages (1984) ... Senator Clayton
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Caribbean Holiday (1984) ... Captain
 1983 Fame (TV Series)
Air Force Major
- Hail to the Chief (1983) ... Air Force Major
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Hart of Diamonds (1982)
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Mr. Adams
- Second Chance (1979) ... Mr. Adams
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
- Planet of the Slave Girls (1979) ... Galen
 1979 240-Robert (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis
- Oil and Water (1979) ... Dr. Lewis
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Dr. Andrews
- The Ritual Killer (1977) ... Dr. Andrews
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Peter Sedley
- Strike Force (1975) ... Peter Sedley
 1971-1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Lt. Tom Ashton / Sgt. Wade / Sgt. Prescott
- Substation (1972) ... Lt. Tom Ashton
- The Radical (1971) ... Sgt. Wade
- Log 125: A Safe Job (1971) ... Sgt. Prescott
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Dan Bransfield
- Arrangement with Terror (1972) ... Dan Bransfield
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
- The Face of Murder (1972) ... Pilot
 1971 Terror in the Sky (TV Movie)
Tower Radar Operator
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Maj. Tony Puller USMC
- O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971) ... Maj. Tony Puller USMC
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie)
Young Officer (as Bob Dowdell)
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Philip Evers
- The Law Can't Touch Him (1970) ... Philip Evers
 1970 Macho Callahan
Blind man
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
- Brainwash (1969) ... Policeman
 1964-1968 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Chip Morton / Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton / Lt. Cmdr. Chip Morton
- No Way Back (1968) ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
- The Death Clock (1968) ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
- Edge of Doom (1968) ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
- Attack! (1968) ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
- Flaming Ice (1968) ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (credit only)
 1962-1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Cody Bristol
- The Journey (1963) ... Cody Bristol (as Bob Dowdell)
- The Test (1963) ... Cody Bristol (as Bob Dowdell)
- Tigress by the Tail (1963) ... Cody Bristol (as Bob Dowdell)
- A Girl Named Amy (1963) ... Cody Bristol (as Bob Dowdell)
- Kincaid (1963) ... Cody Bristol (as Bob Dowdell, credit only)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Eric Hirsh
- Masquerade (1962) ... Eric Hirsh
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
- The Accomplice (1960)
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Fifth Column (1960)
 1960 The Fifth Column (TV Movie)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
- The Neon Touch (1959) ... Beene
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Bob Dowdell


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Personal Quote:

None of this fireman, policeman, cowboy and baseball player business. Since I appeared in the senior class play at Parker High School, in Chicago, I knew acting was for me.


Before he became an actor, he worked as a pinsetter at a Chicago bowling alley, a mail carrier for the ABC network, a hunting guide in Mexico, and a railroad brakeman. He served with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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