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Robert Lansing (June 5, 1928 — October 23, 1994) was an American stage, film and television actor.

Born in San Diego, California as Robert Howell Brown, he reportedly took his acting surname from the state capital of Michigan. As a young actor in New York City, he was hired to join a stock company in Michigan but was told he would first have to join Actors Equity Association. Equity would not allow him to join as "Robert Brown" since there was already another actor using that name. Since the stock company was based in Lansing, this became the actor's new surname.

In the 1961–1962 television season, Lansing appeared as Detective Steve Carella on NBC's 87th Precinct series based on the Ed McBain detective novels. His costars were Gena Rowlands, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, and Norman Fell. In 1961, he played the outlaw Frank Dalton in a two-part episode of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane. On film, Lansing starred in the late-1950s sci-fi film 4D Man (which included a young Patty Duke).

Other notable television roles include portrayals of an alcoholic college professor in ABC's drama Channing, as General George Custer on Chuck Connors's NBC series Branded, as Gil Green in the 1963 episode "Fear Begins at Forty" on the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour, in a 1965 episode of I Spy, 1965 Gunsmoke as a bounty hunter, as a parole officer in a 1968 episode (A Time To Love - A Time To Cry) of The Mod Squad and as intergalactic secret agent Gary Seven in a 1968 episode "Assignment: Earth" on Star Trek. He appeared as General Frank Savage on Twelve O'Clock High, as an international secret agent in The Man Who Never Was, as Lt. Jack Curtis on Automan and as Control on The Equalizer. He made a notable appearance on The Twilight Zone episode "The Long Morrow". His final role was that of "Paul Blaisdell" on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Lansing (June 5, 1928 — October 23, 1994) was an American stage, film and television actor.

Born in San Diego, California as Robert Howell Brown, he reportedly took his acting surname from the state capital of Michigan. As a young actor in New York City, he was hired to join a stock company in Michigan but was told he would first have to join Actors Equity Association. Equity would not allow him to join as "Robert Brown" since there was already another actor using that name. Since the stock company was based in Lansing, this became the actor's new surname.

In the 1961–1962 television season, Lansing appeared as Detective Steve Carella on NBC's 87th Precinct series based on the Ed McBain detective novels. His costars were Gena Rowlands, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, and Norman Fell. In 1961, he played the outlaw Frank Dalton in a two-part episode of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane. On film, Lansing starred in the late-1950s sci-fi film 4D Man (which included a young Patty Duke).

Other notable television roles include portrayals of an alcoholic college professor in ABC's drama Channing, as General George Custer on Chuck Connors's NBC series Branded, as Gil Green in the 1963 episode "Fear Begins at Forty" on the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour, in a 1965 episode of I Spy, 1965 Gunsmoke as a bounty hunter, as a parole officer in a 1968 episode (A Time To Love - A Time To Cry) of The Mod Squad and as intergalactic secret agent Gary Seven in a 1968 episode "Assignment: Earth" on Star Trek. He appeared as General Frank Savage on Twelve O'Clock High, as an international secret agent in The Man Who Never Was, as Lt. Jack Curtis on Automan and as Control on The Equalizer. He made a notable appearance on The Twilight Zone episode "The Long Morrow". His final role was that of "Paul Blaisdell" on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1928-06-05

Day of Death 1994-10-23

Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Fool's Gold
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (89 episodes)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1988 Monsters (1 episode)
1988 After School as C.A. Thomas
1988 The Nest as Elias Johnson
1987 The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine as Control
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1985 The Equalizer (89 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1983 Automan (13 episodes) as Lt. Jack Curtis
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1980 S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert as Owen Hooper
1980 Island Claws as Moody
1977 Empire of the Ants as Dan Stokely
1977 The Deadly Triangle as Charles Cole
1977 Scalpel as Dr. Phillip Reynolds
1976 Bittersweet Love as Howard
1976 Acapulco Gold as Carl Solborg
1973 The Evil Touch (2 episodes)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 Wild in the Sky as Major Reason
1972 Killer by Night as Warren Claman
1972 The Astronaut as John Phillips
1971 The Grissom Gang as Dave Fenner
1969 It Takes All Kinds as Tony Gunther
1968 Danger Has Two Faces as Peter Murphy
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Gary Seven
1966 The Man Who Never Was (18 episodes)
1966 The Monroes (1 episode)
1966 Namu, the Killer Whale as Hank Donner
1966 An Eye for an Eye as Bill Talion
1965 The Loner (1 episode)
1965 Branded (2 episodes)
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 Twelve O'Clock High (78 episodes) as Brigadier General Frank Savage
1964 Calhoun: County Agent as Eric Sloane
1963 Under the Yum-Yum Tree as Dr. Charles Howard
1963 A Gathering of Eagles as Sgt. Banning
1962 The Virginian (3 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict (2 episodes)
1961 87th Precinct (30 episodes) as Detective Steve Carella
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1960 The Pusher as Steve Carella
1959 4D Man as Dr. Scott Nelson
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1958 Young Doctor Malone (322 episodes)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)

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