Robert Horton (I) (1924–2016)


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Robert Horton was born on July 29, 1924 into a Mormon family in Los Angeles, California as Meade Howard Horton Jr. He began his contract career at MGM in 1952 and adopted the acting name of Robert Horton. Following his final role (as a guest star on Murder, She Wrote (1984)), Horton retired from acting in 1989. He had appeared in films, musical ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Green Slime Commander Jack Rankin
(1968)
Apache War Smoke Tom Herrera
(1952)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Brad Taylor / Gil Larkin / John Fenton / Mason Bridges / Ray Marchand / Wallace Donaldson / Walter Richmond
(1956-1960)
The Spy Killer John Smith
(1969)

Filmography

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 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jack Hutchings
- Seal of the Confessional (1989) ... Jack Hutchings
 1988 Red River (TV Movie)
Mr. Melville, Cattle Buyer
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
Retired Texas Ranger
- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (1987) ... Retired Texas Ranger
 1982-1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Whit McColl / Whitney McColl
- Steve and Betsy Get Married (1984) ... Whit McColl
- Episode dated 30 May 1984 (1984) ... Whit McColl
- Episode dated 28 October 1983 (1983) ... Whitney McColl
- Episode #1.7008 (1983) ... Whit McColl
- Into the Ring (1983) ... Whit McColl
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Alan Kline
- Sole Survivor (1978) ... Alan Kline
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Frank Armitage
- The Lifeline Agency (1976) ... Frank Armitage
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
Jim Collins
- Field of Honor (1972) ... Jim Collins
 1970 Foreign Exchange (TV Movie)
John Smith
 1969 The Spy Killer (TV Movie)
John Smith
 1968 The Green Slime
Commander Jack Rankin
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie)
Kiowa Jones
 1965-1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Shenandoah
- Macauley's Cure (1966) ... Shenandoah
- Care of General Delivery (1966) ... Shenandoah
- Requiem for the Second (1966) ... Shenandoah
- The Clown (1966) ... Shenandoah
- An Unfamiliar Tune (1966) ... Shenandoah
 1965 Mark Dolphin (TV Movie)
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Danny Paris
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Actor
- Episode #17.8 (1963) ... Actor
 1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
IRS Agent Gouger
- How Green Was My Money (1963) ... IRS Agent Gouger
 1962-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Mission of Fear (1963)
 1957-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Flint McCullough
- The Heather Mahoney Story (1962) ... Flint McCullough (credit only)
- The Hiram Winthrop Story (1962) ... Flint McCullough
- The John Turnbull Story (1962) ... Flint McCullough (credit only)
- The Frank Carter Story (1962) ... Flint McCullough (credit only)
- The Nancy Lee Davis Story (1962) ... Flint McCullough
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Horace
- The Choice (1961) ... Horace
 1956-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ray Marchand / Brad Taylor / Walter Richmond / ...
- Hooked (1960) ... Ray Marchand
- The Last Dark Step (1959) ... Brad Taylor
- Disappearing Trick (1958) ... Walter Richmond
- A Bottle of Wine (1957) ... Wallace Donaldson
- Mr. Blanchard's Secret (1956) ... John Fenton
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Howard Wilton
- The Man (1960) ... Howard Wilton
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Jeff McCleod
- Jeff McCleod, the Last Reb (1960) ... Jeff McCleod
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Danny Barnes
- No Place to Hide (1959) ... Danny Barnes
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jim Cherburg
- The Last Rodeo (1958) ... Jim Cherburg
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Tad Spencer
- A Delicate Affair (1958) ... Tad Spencer
 1955-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Benedick / The Traveller
- Much Ado About Nothing: Part 2 (1958) ... Benedick
- Much Ado About Nothing: Part 1 (1958) ... Benedick
- A Tongue of Silver (1957) ... The Traveller
- Pygmalion Jones (1956)
- Another Sky (1956)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
George Cook
- Last Will and Testament (1957) ... George Cook
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Chuck Conway
- The Water Skier (1957) ... Chuck Conway
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Morrell
- Helldorado (1956) ... Morrell
 1956 The Man Is Armed
Dr. Michael Benning
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Corporal Tom Vaughn
- False Prophet (1956) ... Corporal Tom Vaughn
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
David Lynch
- Girl on the Run (1956) ... David Lynch
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Ranger Norm Keller
- Danger at Clover Ridge (1956) ... Ranger Norm Keller
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Fred
- Betrayed (1956) ... Fred
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
David Ederly / Pete / Jack Barrett
- The Black Road (1956) ... David Ederly
- Call from Robert Jest (1955) ... Pete
- The Will to Survive (1955) ... Jack Barrett
 1955 Kings Row (TV Series)
- Two of a Kind (1955)
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- King's Row (1955)
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Moon Franklin
- Story of Nora Fulton (1955) ... Moon Franklin
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Joe Schofield
- The Margaret Browning Story (1955) ... Joe Schofield
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
Sonny Sargent
- Mr. Sargent and the Lady (1955) ... Sonny Sargent
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Greg Howell
- Portrait of Lydia (1954) ... Greg Howell
 1954 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Charles DeWitt
- Tenderfoot (1954) ... Charles DeWitt
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady
Ensign Neil Conovan
 1954 Prisoner of War
Francis Aloysius Belney
 1953 Arena
Jackie Roach
 1953 Code Two
Russ Hartley
 1953 Bright Road
Dr. Mitchell
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Friendly Young Man on Ship (segment "Mademoiselle") (uncredited)
 1952 Pony Soldier
Jess Calhoun
 1952 Apache War Smoke
Tom Herrera
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- From Such a Seed (1952)
 1952 Return of the Texan
Dr. Jim Harris
 1951 The Tanks Are Coming
Capt. Bob Horner (uncredited)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
- Vamp Till Dead (1951)
 1945 A Walk in the Sun
Jack (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (33 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

(Summer 1968) He acted in William Inge's play, "Picnic," in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan. Ruth Bailey was founder and artistic director. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Regarding the future of Wagon Train (1957)]: I have one more season to go with Wagon Train (1957), and I have every intention of carrying out my contract. They asked me to sign on for another five years, but I won't do it. That makes me 10 years in 1 series-half my professional life. I can't see it. See more »

Trivia:

He was an uncredited extra in Lewis Seiler's The Tanks Are Coming (1951). See more »

Trademark:

Roles in Westerns. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Leo

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