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Known Credits: 71

Birthday: 1919-01-13

Day of Death: 2003-05-14

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Adult Actor: False

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Robert Stack

Biography

Robert Langford Modini Stack was a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 films, he also appeared on the television series The Untouchables and later served as the host of Unsolved Mysteries.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Stack spent his early childhood growing up in Europe.  Becoming fluent in French and Italian at an early age, and he did not learn English until returning to Los Angeles.  Stack achieved minor fame in sporting, winning multiple championships including setting two world records and winning multiple honors in skeet shooting

Stack studied drama at Bridgewater State College, earning his first hollywood role at the age of 20 and continuing to star in numerous roles throughout the early 1940s.

After serving in the military, Stack returned to Hollywood to star in numerous films including stand out roles in The High and the Mighty (opposite John Wayne) and Written on the Wind (1957), for which he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Stack later moved on to televised dramatic series, depicting the crime-fighting Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1959–1963), which earned him a best actor Emmy Award in 1960. Stack also starred in multiple drama series, before returning to film, this time in comedies to satirize his famed stoic and humorless demeanor.

He began hosting Unsolved Mysteries in 1987, and served as the show's host throughout it's entire original run from 1987 to 2002.

Acting
2001 Butt-Ugly Martians - (26 episodes)
1999 Mumford as Himself
1999 Sealed with a Kiss as Sumner Ethridge
1998 Hercules - (66 episodes)
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America as ATF Agent Flemming (voice)
1990 Blossom - (1 episode)
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano as Dr. Ellison
1989 Dangerous Curves as Louis Faciano
1988 Caddyshack II as Chandler Young
1988 Plain Clothes as Mr. Gardner
1987 Unsolved Mysteries - (605 episodes)
1986 Transformers: The Movie as Ultra Magnus
1986 Big Trouble as Winslow
1985 Hollywood Wives
1985 Hollywood Wives - (3 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote - (1 episode)
1984 Brothers - (1 episode)
1984 George Washington as General Stark
1984 George Washington - (3 episodes)
1983 Uncommon Valor as MacGregor
1983 Hotel - (2 episodes)
1981 Falcon Crest - (5 episodes)
1980 Airplane! as Rex Kramer
1979 1941 as Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
1975 Murder on Flight 502 as Captain Larkin
1975 Adventures of the Queen as Capt. James Morgan
1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence as Michael Rhodes
1973 Police Story - (2 episodes)
1968 The Name of the Game - (77 episodes)
1968 Laura as Mark McPherson
1967 Action Man as Jim Beckley
1966 Is Paris Burning? as General Sibert
1963 The Caretakers as Dr. Donovan MacLeod
1962 The Lucy Show - (1 episode)
1960 The Last Voyage as Cliff Henderson
1959 John Paul Jones as John Paul Jones
1959 The Scarface Mob as Eliot Ness
1958 The Gift of Love as William Beck
1958 The Tarnished Angels as Roger Shumann
1956 Written on the Wind as Kyle Hadley
1956 Great Day in the Morning as Owen Pentecost
1955 Good Morning Miss Dove as Dr Tom Baker
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour - (1 episode)
1955 House of Bamboo as Eddie Kenner
1954 The High and the Mighty as John Sullivan
1954 The Iron Glove as Captain Charles Wogan
1953 Sabre Jet as Col. Gil Manton
1953 Conquest of Cochise as Maj. Tom Burke
1953 War Paint as Lt. Billings
1952 My Outlaw Brother as Patrick O´Moore
1952 This Is Your Life - (1 episode)
1952 Bwana Devil
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - (1 episode)
1951 Bullfighter and the Lady as John Regan
1950 Mr. Music as Jeff Blake
1950 Lux Video Theatre - (1 episode)
1949 Lights Out - (2 episodes)
1948 Fighter Squadron as Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton
1948 A Date with Judy as Stephen Andrews
1944 Golden Globe Awards - (1 episode)
1942 Men of Texas as Barry Conovan
1942 To Be or Not To Be as Leutnant Stanislav Sobinski
1941 Badlands Of Dakota as Jim Holliday
1941 Nice Girl? as Don Webb
1940 A Little Bit of Heaven as Bob Terry
1940 The Mortal Storm as Otto Von Rohn
1939 First Love as Ted Drake
1929 The Academy Awards - (2 episodes)
1900 The Untouchables - (0 episodes) as Eliot Ness
1900 Strike Force - (20 episodes)
1900 Most Wanted - (0 episodes)