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Jason Robards Sr. (1892–1963)

Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the elder Robards' career. Only referred to as Jason ... See full bio »

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Ship of Wanted Men John Craig
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 1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Mr. Jason
- Secret Agent (1963) ... Mr. Jason
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ira P. Strickland M.D.
- Return to Yesterday (1962) ... Ira P. Strickland M.D.
 1958-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Judge / L.P. Kerner / Sam Brady / ...
- The Wish Book (1961) ... Judge
- The Legend That Walks Like a Man (1961) ... L.P. Kerner
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Sam Brady
- The Coward of Fort Bennett (1958) ... Colonel Carter
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Rufus Hayden
- Lawman's Conscience (1961) ... Rufus Hayden
 1961 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- Kite Day (1961) ... Mr. Henderson
 1961 Wild in the Country
Judge Tom Parker (uncredited)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Rupert Willis
- The Golden Acres (1961) ... Rupert Willis
 1961 Acapulco (TV Series)
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
White Hawk
- The Patience Miller Story (1961) ... White Hawk
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
- Number Five Iron (1960) ... Marriner
 1958-1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Red Tomahawk / Judge
- The Shadow Catcher (1960) ... Red Tomahawk
- Small War at Custer Junction (1958) ... Judge (as Jason Robards)
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Dan Preston
- Ride into Darkness (1960) ... Dan Preston
 1959 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Manley Holliday - Scene from The Disenchanted
- Episode #12.18 (1959) ... Manley Holliday - Scene from The Disenchanted (as Jason Robards)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Cal Demming
- Kid on a Calico Horse (1958) ... Cal Demming
- To Become a Man (1958) ... Cal Demming
- I, the People (1958) ... Cal Demming
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Walter Osgood
- Man Under Glass (1958) ... Walter Osgood
 1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
Judge (uncredited)
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Judge Hesby
- Dead Reckoning (1958) ... Judge Hesby
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Judge Ryder
- Bad Boy (1958) ... Judge Ryder
 1950 The Second Woman
Stacy Rogers (as Jason Robards)
 1950 Western Pacific Agent
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1949 The Threat
Police Fingerprint Technician (uncredited)
 1949 Horsemen of the Sierras
Phineas Grant (as Jason Robards)
 1949 Feudin' Rhythm
Mr. Rushman (uncredited)
 1949 Post Office Investigator
Henry Hand
 1949 Masked Raiders
Captain of Texas Rangers (uncredited)
 1949 South of Death Valley
Major Porter Mullen - Assayer (uncredited)
 1949 Massacre River
Lawyer Johnstone (uncredited)
 1949 Rimfire
Elkins - Banker (as Jason Robards)
 1949 Impact
Judge (as Jason Robards)
 1949 Riders of the Whistling Pines
Forrester Charles Carter (uncredited)
 1949 Dynamite
Hook - Quarry Superintendent (uncredited)
 1949 Alaska Patrol
Dr. Loring (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody
Josh Corby (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Son of God's Country
John Thornton (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Judge Harper (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Race Street
Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 Guns of Hate
Ben Jason (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Shed No Tears
Homicide Inspector (uncredited)
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
J.J. Sonin (as Jason Robards)
 1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
John Retch (as Jason Robards)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Ogleby (uncredited)
 1948 Western Heritage
Judge Winston (as Jason Robards)
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Police Officer Maloney (uncredited)
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa
Pop Melhern (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Bank Officer (uncredited)
 1947 Under the Tonto Rim
Captain McLeod (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Jim Gardner (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Riffraff
Domingues (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Desperate
Ferrari (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Hayden (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Hawks (uncredited)
 1947 Banjo
Conductor Matthews (uncredited)
 1947 Born to Kill
Conductor (uncredited)
 1947 A Likely Story
Cop (uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Night Editor (uncredited)
 1947 Code of the West
Morley (uncredited)
 1947 Trail Street
Jason (as Jason Robards)
 1947 Do or Diet (Short)
Boss (as Jason Robards)
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Lt. R. Evans (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Vacation in Reno
Sheriff Johnson (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Captain (uncredited)
 1946 Criminal Court
Al Marsh (uncredited)
 1946 I'll Build It Myself (Short)
Mr. Jackson (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Traffic with the Devil (Short)
Irate Motorist (uncredited)
 1946 Step by Step
Bruckner (as Jason Robards)
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde
Colonel Graham (uncredited)
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
Dorothy's Attorney (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Badman's Territory
Alert Coffeyville Citizen (uncredited)
 1946 Bedlam
Oliver Todd (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Ding Dong Williams
Director Kenmore (as Jason Robards)
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi
Harvey Beaumont (as Jason Robards)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Mr. Norris (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Policeman with Liquor Bottle (uncredited)
 1945 Dick Tracy
Motorist (uncredited)
 1945 A Game of Death
Captain (as Jason Robards)
 1945 Man Alive
Henry Fletcher (as Jason Robards)
 1945 Johnny Angel
Officer (uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Sketch Husband (uncredited)
 1945 Isle of the Dead
Albrecht (as Jason Robards)
 1945 West of the Pecos
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
Playground Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
Inspector's Assistant (uncredited)
 1945 The Falcon in San Francisco
Loomis - the Butler (uncredited)
 1945 What, No Cigarettes? (Short)
Policeman (as Jason Robards)
 1945 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Short) (as Jason Robards)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Crooked Dealer (as Jason Robards)
 1945 Let's Go Stepping (Short) (as Jason Robards)
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1945 Betrayal from the East
Charlie Hildebrand (as Jason Robards)
 1945 What a Blonde
Redmond, Fowler's Assistant (uncredited)
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 The Master Race
Jacob Weiner (uncredited)
 1944 Mademoiselle Fifi
A Wholesaler in Wines (as Jason Robards)
 1944 A Night of Adventure
Ballistics Expert (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Mark Dunham (as Jason Robards)
 1944 Ladies Courageous (uncredited)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
Third Man (uncredited)
 1943 Swingtime Johnny (uncredited)
 1943 The Kansan
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1942 Silver Queen
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Theatrical Agent (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Radio Station Man (uncredited)
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Foley's Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Backwoodsman (uncredited)
 1940 I Love You Again
Worker with Hendrickson Account (uncredited)
 1940 Wagons Westward
Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Gangs of Chicago
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Half a Sinner
Country Club Garage Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Fatal Hour
Griswold (as Jason Robards)
 1939 The Mad Empress
President Benito Juarez (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
Cantina Proprietor [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1939 Danger Flight
Paul Smith (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Sky Patrol
Paul Smith - Three Points Airfield Owner (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Range War
Rancher (as Jason Robards)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1939 Stunt Pilot
Paul Smith (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Radio Hams (Short)
Pilot in Distress (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Alamo Defender (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez (uncredited)
 1939 Mystery Plane
Paul Smith (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Risky Business
Jackson's Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Scouts to the Rescue
Henchman 'Doc' (as Jason Robards)
 1939 Long Shot
Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Officer (uncredited)
 1938 Cipher Bureau
 1938 Flight to Fame
Muller (as Jason Robards)
 1938 Little Tough Guy
Supervisor (uncredited)
 1938 Prison Break
Prison Guard Who Finds Note (uncredited)
 1938 Woman Against Woman
Mr. Roamer (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Department Head (uncredited)
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Nurse from Brooklyn
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Messenger (uncredited)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 Clipped Wings
Raoul McGuire (as Jason Robards)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 The Firefly
Civilian Spanish Patriot (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf
Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Sweetheart of the Navy
Bumper (as Jason Robards)
 1937 Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States (Short)
Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania (uncredited)
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Alex Carmathy (uncredited)
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Clerk of Court (uncredited)
 1936 White Legion
Kramer (uncredited)
 1936 The Luckiest Girl in the World (as Jason Robards)
 1936 San Francisco
Father (uncredited)
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Pancho (uncredited)
 1935 The Fighting Marines
Kota (as Jason Robards)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
Tax Gatherer (uncredited)
 1935 I Live My Life
Church, Man at Party (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Amir / Slave in Saladin's Garden (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Nick (as Jason Robards)
 1935 Break of Hearts
Ticket-Seller (uncredited)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Carter (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
John's Best Man (uncredited)
 1935 The Miracle Rider
Carlton (as Jason Robards)
 1934 Broadway Bill
Arthur Winslow (as Jason Robards)
 1934 The President Vanishes
 1934 Crimson Romance
Pierre (as Jason Robards)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Arresting Officer (uncredited)
 1934 Take the Stand
Joe Reynolds (as Jason Robards)
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Tavern Singer (uncredited)
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes
John Drummond (as Jason Robards)
 1934 The Woman Condemned
Jim Wallace (as Jason Robards)
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Shotgun Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 Woman Unafraid
Big Bill Lewis (as Jason Robards)
 1934 The Super Snooper (Short) (as Jason Robards)
 1934 All of Me
Man in Speakeasy (uncredited)
 1934 Public Stenographer
Fred 'Freddie' White (as Jason Robards)
 1933 Carnival Lady
Jim Ryan
 1933 Only Yesterday
Wall Street Investor (uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love
 1933 Ship of Wanted Men
John Craig (as Jason Robards)
 1933 The Devil's Mate
Clinton (as Jason Robards)
 1933 Dance Hall Hostess
Jerry Raymond (as Jason Robards)
 1933 Corruption
Police Commissioner (as Jason Robards)
 1933 Damaged Lives
Dr. Bill Hall (as Jason Robards)
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Commercial Artist (uncredited)
 1932 A Strange Adventure
Dr. Bailey (as Jason Robards)
 1932 The Conquerors
Lane (as Jason Robards)
 1932 The Pride of the Legion
Moran (as Jason Robards)
 1932 Slightly Married
Jack Haines
 1932 White Eagle
Dave Rand (as Jason Robards)
 1932 Klondike
Jim Armstrong (as Jason Robards)
 1932 Unholy Love
 1932 Docks of San Francisco
John Banning (as Jason Robards)
 1932 Union Depot
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1932 Discarded Lovers
Rex Forsythe
 1931 The Law of the Tong
Charlie Wong (as Jason Robards)
 1931/I Trapped (Short)
Detective Lt. Jack Reed (as Jason Robards)
 1931 Caught Plastered
Harry Waters (as Jason Robards)
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy
Roger Shields
 1931 Salvation Nell
Major Williams (as Jason Robards)
 1931 Subway Express
Paul Bordon
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Walter Honeywood
 1930 Lightnin'
Raymond Thomas
 1930 The Jazz Cinderella
Herbert Carter (as Jason Robards)
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Herndon (as Jason Robards)
 1930 Sisters
John Shannon (as Jason Robard)
 1930 Crazy That Way
Frank Oakes (as Jason Robards)
 1930 The Last Dance
Tom Malloy (as Jason Robards)
 1930 Trifles (Short)
George Henderson (as Jason Robards)
 1930 Peacock Alley
Jim Bradbury (as Jason Robards)
 1929 Paris
Andrew Sabbot (as Jason Robards)
 1929 The Isle of Lost Ships
Frank Howard (as Jason Robards)
 1929 The Gamblers
Carvel Emerson (as Jason Robards)
 1929 The Flying Marine
Mitch Moran (as Jason Robards)
 1929 Trial Marriage
Dr. Thorvald Ware (as Jason Robards)
 1929/I A Bird in the Hand (Short)
The Husband (as Jason Robards)
 1929 Some Mother's Boy
The Boy (as Jason Robards)
 1928 On Trial
Defense Attorney (as Jason Robards)
 1928 The Death Ship (Short)
Tom - The First Mate (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Casey Jones
Casey Jones Jr (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Streets of Shanghai
Eugene Fong (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Wild Geese
Mark Jordan (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Polly of the Movies
Angus Whitcomb (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Jaws of Steel
John Warren (as Jason Robards)
 1927 The Heart of Maryland
Maj. Alan Kendrick (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Irish Hearts
Rory (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Tracked by the Police
Bob Owen (as Jason Robards)
 1927 White Flannels
Frank Politz (as Jason Robards)
 1927 Hills of Kentucky
Steve Harley (as Jason Robards)
 1926 The Third Degree
Howard Jeffries Jr. (as Jason Robards)
 1926 Footloose Widows
Jerry (as Jason Robards)
 1926 The Cohens and Kellys
Tim Kelly (as Jason Robards)
 1925 Stella Maris
Walter Herold (as Jason Robards)
 1921 The Land of Hope
Sascha Rabinoff (as Jason Robards)
 1921 The Gilded Lily
Frank Thompson (as Jason Robards)
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