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Bobby Van (I) (1928–1980)


Triple-threat performer singer, dancer and actor Bobby Van was the epitome of the breezy, exuberant song-and-dance man who could enliven any film he was put into. Unfortunately, he caught the tail end of MGM's musical reign during the 1950s. Alas, the visions of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor come more readily to mind when one reflects on the "... See full bio »

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Known For

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate 'Gremio'
(1953)
Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon Harry Lovett
(1973)
Doomsday Machine
(1972)
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
(1953)

Filmography

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 1980 The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Movie)
Emcee
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series)
Danny
- My Brother's Keeper (1980) ... Danny
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Gary Saunders
- The Working Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... Gary Saunders
 1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Hector
- Greetings from Earth (1979) ... Hector
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Phil Livingston
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Tom
- Defection to Paradise: Part 2 (1978) ... (credit only)
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Eddie
- Trick or Trick (1978) ... Eddie
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Eddie Banning
- Love, Laugh and Die (1978) ... Eddie Banning
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Meltzer
- The Marcy Connection (1978) ... Meltzer
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
 1976 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Monty Burns
- Beauty on Parade (1976) ... Monty Burns
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Tony Bernard
- Eyes Only (1975) ... Tony Bernard
 1973 Lost Horizon
Harry Lovett
 1972 Doomsday Machine
Danny
 1970 Lost Flight (TV Movie)
Eddie Randolph
 1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
Ens. Rutherford Chandler
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Bobby / Bobby Wilson
- Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed (1964) ... Bobby Wilson
- Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone (1964) ... Bobby
- Mickey Crashes the Movies (1964) ... Bobby
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Harry
- The Time of Your Life (1958) ... Harry
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Wallace Lamb
- The Policy of Joe Aladdin (1955) ... Wallace Lamb
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
'Gremio'
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Dobie Gillis
 1953 Small Town Girl
Ludwig Schlemmer
 1952 Because You're Mine
Artie Pilcer
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Bobby Van (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: On Your Toes. Musical comedy (revival). Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Choreographed by George Balanchine. Directed ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Bobby & Elaine

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his choice of a stage name from a photo of Van Johnson on his sister's wall] It's a good thing she didn't have a picture of Maria Ouspenskaya.

Trivia:

Never took dance lessons. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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