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Clete Roberts (1912–1984)

Clete Roberts was born on February 1, 1912 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is known for his work on The Jerk (1979), Time After Time (1979) and The Swinger (1966). He died on September 30, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Jerk Announcer
Time After Time Newscaster
The Swinger Clete Roberts
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 1984 W*A*L*T*E*R (TV Short)
 1984 V: The Final Battle (TV Mini-Series)
Simon Vender - News Anchor
- Part Three (1984) ... Simon Vender - News Anchor (voice)
 1983 Testament
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Reporter Dennis Markell
- Shadow of Sam Penny (1983) ... Reporter Dennis Markell
 1983 V (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (1983) ... Newscaster
- Part 1 (1983) ... Newscaster
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Newscaster (uncredited)
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- The Election (1981)
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
TV Newsman
- Treasure of Nature Beach (1980) ... TV Newsman
 1979 The Jerk
 1979 Meteor
Network Newscaster
 1979 Time After Time
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series)
- Firefly (1978)
 1976-1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Clete Roberts / The Interviewer
- Our Finest Hour (1978) ... Clete Roberts
- The Interview (1976) ... The Interviewer
 1978 Big Wednesday
Minor Role
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Canton Mackay
- Day of Terror... Night of Fear (1978) ... Canton Mackay
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
TV Reporter
- Quicker Than the Eye (1976) ... TV Reporter
 1973-1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Newsman / Charles Price
- This Must Be the Alamo (1974) ... Newsman
- Butch Cassidy Rides Again (1973) ... Charles Price
 1974 Heatwave! (TV Movie)
 1971-1973 Columbo (TV Series)
TV Anchor Man / TV Newsman
- Candidate for Crime (1973) ... TV Anchor Man
- Dead Weight (1971) ... TV Newsman
 1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (TV Movie)
Clete Roberts
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
- That Was No Lady (1972) ... Newscaster
 1971 The Todd Killings
Reporter in Courthouse
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- The Play (1968) ... Announcer
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
- License to Kill - Limit Three People (1968) ... Newscaster
 1967 Countdown
Announcer - Clete Roberts (uncredited)
 1966 The Swinger
Clete Roberts
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
- Like a Diamond in the Sky (1963) ... Interviewer
 1960 Man on a String
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Man in Orbit (1959)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Reporter (uncredited)
 1955 The Phenix City Story
Clete Roberts
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Clete Roberts was a pioneer in Los Angeles local broadcast journalism. After serving as a war correspondent in World War II and Korea, Clete Roberts settled in the Los Angeles area and became a respected TV news reporter, part of the innovative "Big News" local TV news concept, in 1960 at CBS television in Hollywood, which pioneered the hour-long local news program - along with colleagues Jerry ... See more »

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