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Robert K. Ressler (1937–2013)


Robert K. Ressler was born on February 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Murder: No Apparent Motive (1984), Villisca: Living with a Mystery (2004) and Forensic Files (1996). He died on May 5, 2013 in Dickenson County, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Murder: No Apparent Motive Self - Supervising Special Agent, FBI
(1984)
Villisca: Living with a Mystery Self - Founder of F.B.I. Behavioural Sciences Unit
(2004)
Forensic Files Self - Retired FBI
(1999)

Filmography

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 2011 Twisted (TV Series documentary) (with thanks to - 1 episode)
- The Night Stalker (2011) ... (with thanks to - as Col Robert Ressler)
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 2005-2011 Born to Kill? (TV Series documentary)
Self - Former FBI Profiler / Self
- Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker (2011) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Col Robert Ressler)
- Edmund Kemper: Co-ed Butcher (2011) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Colonel Robert Ressler)
- Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer (2011) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Col Robert Ressler)
- Richard Trenton Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento (2010) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Col Robert Ressler)
- Jeffrey Dahmer (2005) ... Self (as Colonel Robert Ressler)
 2011 Twisted (TV Series documentary)
Self - Former FBI Profiler
- The Green River Killer (2011) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Col Robert Ressler)
- The Night Stalker (2011) ... Self - Former FBI Profiler (as Col Robert Ressler)
 2004 Villisca: Living with a Mystery (Documentary)
Self - Founder of F.B.I. Behavioural Sciences Unit
 2002 To Kill and Kill Again (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Jack the Ripper (2002) ... Self
 2001 Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (Video documentary)
Self - Founder of F.B.I. Behavioural Sciences Unit
 1999 Forensic Files (TV Series documentary)
Self - Retired FBI
- Ties That Bind (1999) ... Self - Retired FBI (as Robert Ressler)
 1999 Olof Palme: Mannen, mordet, mysteriet (TV Movie documentary)
Crim analyst
 1997 The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Mind Hunters (1997) ... Self
 1993 American Justice (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Dahmer: Mystery of a Serial Killer (1993) ... Self (as Robert Ressler)
 1984 Murder: No Apparent Motive (Documentary)
Self - Supervising Special Agent, FBI
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 2021 John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
- It Never Ends (2021) ... Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
- You Have to Dig (2021) ... Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
- By Reason of Insanity (2021) ... Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
- Horrific Acts (2021) ... Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
- Warning Signs (2021) ... Self - Ret. FBI Profiler
 2021 The UnXplained (TV Series documentary)
Self - Coined the Term 'Serial Killer'
- Serial Killers (2021) ... Self - Coined the Term 'Serial Killer'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-wrote the book "Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives" with Ann W. Burgess and John Douglas, as well as several other books on similar subjects.

Alternate Names:

Col Robert Ressler | Colonel Robert Ressler | Robert Ressler
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on having television characters based on him:] What you don't see in the media is the lengthy examination of the crime scene, photographs and videotapes, careful examinations of the autopsy and the photos. Oftentimes this takes a considerable amount of time, and there's coordination with the investigating officers to reach a logical conclusion to come up with a profile. The movie portrayal ... See more »

Trivia:

Coined the term "serial killer". See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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