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Robert Mandan (born February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri) is an American actor, most famous for his portrayals of playwright David Allen on the NBC serial From These Roots from 1958 -1961, businessman Sam Reynolds serial Search for Tomorrow from 1965 to 1970, and his subsequent satire of the genre playing Chester Tate on the sitcom Soap from 1977 to 1981 on ABC. During his time on Search for Tomorrow, he appeared in the the Broadway musical Applause. He left the serial both due to the tiring of the role and the rigors of doing both the serial and the play.

Mandan appeared on Match Game in 1978, Super Password in January 1985 and made appearances on The $20,000 Pyramid as well as The $25,000 Pyramid. In addition to hi s Soap years, he made some appearances with some of his Soap cast members on All Star Family Feud one-hour specials.

He also played the ineffective but very well-meaning Colonel Fielding on the television adaptation of the movie Private Benjamin in 1981, a disapproving father, James Bradford, on ABC's Three's a Crowd opposite John Ritter in 1984, and Peace Corps doctor Bruce Gaines, who married Mrs. Garrett in her final episodes on The Facts of Life in 1986.

In 1991, Mandan reunited with his former TV wife Katherine Helmond from Soap on Who's the Boss?. He appeared in Married with Children in episode The D'Arcy Files (1994). He starred in serials more recently playing Mr. Jonesy alongside Louise Sorel on Days of our Lives from 1997 to 1998. He guest-starred as a judge on General Hospital in early 2006.

He made a memorable appearance in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Cardassians".

He also played an auctioneer on the first episode of Sanford and Son, and in 1990, he played Maxwell Hammer, a friend of Minx, in Santa Barbara.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Mandan,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Robert Mandan (born February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri) is an American actor, most famous for his portrayals of playwright David Allen on the NBC serial From These Roots from 1958 -1961, businessman Sam Reynolds serial Search for Tomorrow from 1965 to 1970, and his subsequent satire of the genre playing Chester Tate on the sitcom Soap from 1977 to 1981 on ABC. During his time on Search for Tomorrow, he appeared in the the Broadway musical Applause. He left the serial both due to the tiring of the role and the rigors of doing both the serial and the play.

Mandan appeared on Match Game in 1978, Super Password in January 1985 and made appearances on The $20,000 Pyramid as well as The $25,000 Pyramid. In addition to hi s Soap years, he made some appearances with some of his Soap cast members on All Star Family Feud one-hour specials.

He also played the ineffective but very well-meaning Colonel Fielding on the television adaptation of the movie Private Benjamin in 1981, a disapproving father, James Bradford, on ABC's Three's a Crowd opposite John Ritter in 1984, and Peace Corps doctor Bruce Gaines, who married Mrs. Garrett in her final episodes on The Facts of Life in 1986.

In 1991, Mandan reunited with his former TV wife Katherine Helmond from Soap on Who's the Boss?. He appeared in Married with Children in episode The D'Arcy Files (1994). He starred in serials more recently playing Mr. Jonesy alongside Louise Sorel on Days of our Lives from 1997 to 1998. He guest-starred as a judge on General Hospital in early 2006.

He made a memorable appearance in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Cardassians".

He also played an auctioneer on the first episode of Sanford and Son, and in 1990, he played Maxwell Hammer, a friend of Minx, in Santa Barbara.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Mandan,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1932-02-02

Place of Birth Clever, Missouri, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 Family Law (1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1995 Sherman Oaks (1 episode)
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 National Lampoon's Last Resort as Hemlock
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1 episode) as Kotan Pa'Dar
1992 Intruders (2 episodes) as Dr. Stanley Epstein
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love as Dr. Michaels
1986 Matlock (2 episodes)
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1985 Stingray (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Three's a Crowd (22 episodes)
1984 Highway to Heaven (2 episodes)
1984 E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind
1983 Mama's Family (1 episode)
1982 In Love with an Older Woman as Senator Strickland
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Sen. Charles Wingwood
1982 Zapped! as Walter J. Coolidge
1981 Mr. Merlin (1 episode)
1981 Private Benjamin (39 episodes) as Lawrence Fielding
1979 The Facts of Life (2 episodes)
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Woody Billingsley (1 episode) as Max Watkins
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1977 Soap (93 episodes) as Chester Tate
1977 Kingston: Confidential (1 episode)
1977 Three's Company (3 episodes)
1977 Hunter (1 episode)
1976 The Tony Randall Show (1 episode)
1975 One Day at a Time (1 episode)
1975 Doc (1 episode)
1975 Caribe (13 episodes) as Commissioner Ed Rawlings
1975 Barney Miller (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Charles Blackhorn
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Police Story (2 episodes)
1973 The Magician as Mr. Radder
1973 Applause as Howard Benedict
1973 The Norliss Tapes as George Rosen
1972 Hickey & Boggs
1972 Ghost Story (2 episodes)
1972 Maude (1 episode)
1972 Sanford and Son (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (3 episodes)
1971 All in the Family (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1966 Mission: Impossible (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1964 Light Fantastic
1958 From These Roots (343 episodes) as David Allen
1956 The Edge of Night (305 episodes)
1951 Search for Tomorrow (260 episodes)

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