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Known Credits: 48

Birthday: 1925-11-03

Day of Death: 2009-02-20

Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, California, USA

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Robert Quarry

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Robert Walter Quarry (3 November 1925 – 20 February 2009) was an American actor, known for several prominent horror film roles.

Quarry was born in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Mable and Paul Quarry, a doctor. His films include Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), its sequel The Return of Count Yorga (1971), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), in which he played alchemist Dr. Biederbeck pitted against Vincent Price's Phibes in a race to find the mythical elixir of eternal life. Although it is well-known that Price did not care for his co-star - once, when Quarry was singing in his dressing room during the making of Dr Phibes Rises Again, he said to Price, "You didn't know I could sing did you?" and Price replied: "Well I knew you couldn't act." - the two were later also paired in Madhouse (1974). American International Pictures had plans for Quarry to succeed Price, but the decline in the company's fortunes, and old style horror films falling out of fashion, meant that it never happened. Quarry did make further horror film appearances, as the hippy guru vampire Khorda in 1973's The Deathmaster and as a gangster in the 1974 zombie movie Sugar Hill. A third Count Yorga film was often rumored to be in the works, but never materialised.

Quarry's career was further set back by a road accident that resulted in serious facial injuries (in which he was hit by a drunk driver), but he made several memorable guest appearances on TV shows, notably The Rockford Files episode, "Requiem For a Funny Box", as Lee Russo. He also played disfigured gunrunner Commander Corliss in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Return of the Fighting 69th". In the 1980s and 1990s, he returned to film, becoming a favorite of director Fred Olen Ray.

Quarry died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 83.

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Acting
1999 Fugitive Mind as Mark Putnam
1999 Invisible Mom II as Randolph St.John
1998 Crianças, a Mamãe Sumiu
1998 Dear Santa as Mr. Ambrose
1997 Hybrid as Dr. Farrell
1996 Fugitive Rage as Judge
1995 Droid Gunner as Chew'Bah
1994 Inner Sanctum II as Steve Warren
1991 Teenage Exorcist as Father McFerrin
1991 Haunting Fear as Visconti
1990 Spirits as Dr. Richard Wicks
1990 Alienator as Doc Burnside
1990 Evil Spirits as Doctor
1989 Sexbomb as King Faraday
1989 L.A. Bounty as Jimmy
1989 The Phantom Empire as Prof. Strock
1988 Warlords as Dr. Mathers
1987 Cyclone as Knowles
1987 Commando Squad as Milo
1987 Moon in Scorpio as Dr. Khorda
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - (1 episode)
1977 Rollercoaster as Mayor
1976 Quincy, M.E. - (1 episode)
1974 Madhouse as Oliver Quayle
1974 Sugar Hill as Morgan
1972 Deathmaster as Khorda
1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again as Darius Biederbeck
1971 Cannon - (1 episode)
1971 The Return of Count Yorga as Count Yorga
1970 Count Yorga, Vampire as Count Yorga / Dracula
1967 Ironside - (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre - (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive - (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip - (1 episode)
1958 Sea Hunt - (1 episode)
1958 Mike Hammer - (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason - (2 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man - (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective - (3 episodes)
1957 Panic! - (1 episode)
1957 Crime of Passion as Sam, Reporter
1957 Official Detective - (1 episode)
1956 A Kiss Before Dying as Dwight Powell
1955 Navy Log - (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire - (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame - (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse - (1 episode)
1900 Hollywood Screen Test - (0 episodes)
Production
1972 Deathmaster … Producer