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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRobert Wolkowitz

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Walden plays Fran Drescher's father Glen in TV Land's original sitcom "Happily Divorced."

Walden's acting credits include hits in both television and film, such as the smash series "Lou Grant" (for which he received three Emmy® nominations), the show "Brothers" (two CableACE nominations) and the films "All The President's Men," "Intervention," "The Out of Towners" and "Audrey Rose." He has also guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU," "The West Wing" and "Judging Amy." Walden's stage credits include off-Broadway productions of "House of Blue Leaves" (Cincinnati Playhouse), "The American Clock," "Prymate" (Florida State University) and "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting" (Pasadena Playhouse) for which he won a Drama-Logue award for Best Actor.

Other acting appearances include "History of American Film" (Mark Taper Forum), "Dance of Death" (Arena Stage), "Last Days of Isaac" (A.C.T), "Other People's Money" (Old Globe) and "Jake's Women" (Stage West). He has also served as a writer for such hits as "The Twilight Zone," "Beauty and the Beast," "Who's the Boss?" and "Brothers." Directing credits include theater productions of "Dylan," "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and "After Crystal Night."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TL

Trivia (8)

Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas. And was a substitute teacher there and a director.
Nominated three times for an Emmy award, in 1979, 1980 and 1981, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for: Lou Grant (1977).
His first directing endeavor, a production of "Dylan," won three Los Angeles Critic Circle and seven Dramalogue Awards
Signed on to star on Showtime's comedy series Brothers (1984), one of the first American sitcoms to feature openly gay characters.
Received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York City College.
Brother-in-law of Murray Deutch.
Uncle of Howard Deutch, who is married to actress Lea Thompson.
During the period when he was portraying star reporter Joe Rossi on Lou Grant, he actually called in several news stories to the New York Post, which were published under his byline.

Salary (1)

Lou Grant (1977) $12,500 per 1/2 hour episode

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