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Robert Tessier (I) (1934–1990)


Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a paratrooper and earning both a Silver Star and a Purple ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hard Times
Hard Times Jim Henry
(1975)
The Cannonball Run
(1981)
The Born Losers
The Born Losers Cueball
(1967)
Starcrash
Starcrash Chief Thor
(1978)

Filmography

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 1989 Nightwish
Stanley
 1989 Future Force
Becker
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Slick
 1989 One Man Force
Wilson
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
- Auntie Sue (1989)
 1989 Fists of Steel
Saylor
 1987 No Safe Haven
Randy
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Stoolie
- Desperately Seeking Dori (1987) ... Stoolie
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Woodsman
- Hell Toupee (1986) ... Woodsman
 1981-1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Thug / Harvey / Garvey / ...
- Tag Team (1986) ... Thug
- Sheriff Seavers (1985) ... Harvey
- King of the Cowboys (1984) ... Garvey
- That's Right, We're Bad (1981) ... Prisoner
 1982-1986 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Bodyguard / Jack Emish
- A Family Affair (1986) ... Bodyguard
- The Great Computer Caper (1982) ... Jack Emish
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Conan
- Resurrection (1985) ... Conan
 1983-1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Mute / Scully
- Incident at Crystal Lake (1985) ... Mute
- The Out-of-Towners (1983) ... Scully
 1985 The Fix
Spook
 1985 Avenging Angel
Tattoo Artist
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Murderer
- Tran Quoc Jones (1984) ... Murderer
 1984 The Lost Empire
Koro (as Bob Tessier)
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Steamhammer
- Juggernaut (1984) ... Steamhammer
 1983 Sawyer and Finn (TV Movie)
Outlaw
 1983 The Rousters (TV Series)
Bender
- Everybody Loves a Clown (1983) ... Bender
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
Sailor Poker Player
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... Sailor Poker Player (as Robert W. Tessier)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Zorn
- Tight Fit (1982) ... Zorn
 1982 Double Exposure
Bartender
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Flynt
 1981 The Cannonball Run
Biker (as Bob Tessier)
 1981 Stockers (TV Movie)
Crusher
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Sawyer
- Sudden Death (1980) ... Sawyer
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Johnny
- Long Run Home (1980) ... Johnny
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Mitch Henderson
- The Runaway (1980) ... Mitch Henderson
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Mover #1
- Max in Love (1979) ... Mover #1
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Marcos
- The Plot to Kill a City: Part 2 (1979) ... Marcos
- The Plot to Kill a City: Part 1 (1979) ... Marcos
 1979 Steel
Cherokee
 1979 The Villain
Mashing Finger
 1979 The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Movie)
Benjamin
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Soldier
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 3 (1979) ... Soldier
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 2 (1979) ... Soldier
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 1 (1979) ... Soldier
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Rude Water
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Rude Water
- Only the Rocks Live Forever (1978) ... Rude Water
 1978 Starcrash
Chief Thor
 1978 Desperate Women (TV Movie)
Outlaw (uncredited)
 1978 Hooper
Amtrac
 1977 Last of the Mohicans (TV Movie)
Magua
 1977 Another Man, Another Chance
Blacksmith
 1977 The Deep
Kevin
 1975 Breakheart Pass
Levi Calhoun
 1975 Hard Times
Jim Henry
 1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Chief Jack Lame Horse
- Survival (1975) ... Chief Jack Lame Horse
 1975 How Come Nobody's on Our Side?
Bike Rider (as Bob Tessier)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Aztec Warrior
- The Demon God (1974) ... Aztec Warrior
 1974 The Longest Yard
Shokner
 1973 Gentle Savage
Greywolf
 1971 The Velvet Vampire
Biker (as Bob Tessier)
 1971 Outlaw Riders
Beans (as Bob Tessier)
 1971 Private Duty Nurses
Super bouncer
 1971 The Jesus Trip
Duncan
 1971 The Hard Ride
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
Brawler (uncredited)
 1970 Cry Blood, Apache
Two Card Charlie
 1969 The Babysitter
Laurence Mackey
 1969 Five the Hard Way
Jake (as Bob Tessier)
 1969 Run, Angel, Run!
Gang Leader (uncredited)
 1967 The Glory Stompers
Magoo
 1967 The Born Losers
Cueball (as Robert W. Tessier)
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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bob Tessier | Robert W. Tessier

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

He was an accomplished furnituremaker, and built several pieces for his co-stars. See more »

Trademark:

Shaved head and muscular physique See more »

Nickname:

Cueball

Star Sign:

Gemini

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