Biography

Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings (April 18, 1925 – June 30, 2014) was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of annoying suck-up Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on McHale's Navy.

Hastings was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Charles and Hazel Hastings, Sr. His father was a salesman. Hastings started in radio on "Coast-to-Coast on a Bus" (NBC). Hastings served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. After serving in World War II as a navigator on B-29s, he played the role of Archie Andrews in a series based on the Archie comic book series on the NBC Red Network, later just the NBC Radio Network, after NBC divested itself of its Blue Network in 1942. Archie Andrews was sponsored by Swift & Company food products. Hastings moved to television in 1949, performing in early science-fiction series, including Atom Squad. His first recurring role was as a lieutenant onPhil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko series in the late 1950s. At that time he guest-starred on Walter Brennan's ABC sitcom The Real McCoys.

Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings (April 18, 1925 – June 30, 2014) was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of annoying suck-up Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on McHale's Navy.

Hastings was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Charles and Hazel Hastings, Sr. His father was a salesman. Hastings started in radio on "Coast-to-Coast on a Bus" (NBC). Hastings served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. After serving in World War II as a navigator on B-29s, he played the role of Archie Andrews in a series based on the Archie comic book series on the NBC Red Network, later just the NBC Radio Network, after NBC divested itself of its Blue Network in 1942. Archie Andrews was sponsored by Swift & Company food products. Hastings moved to television in 1949, performing in early science-fiction series, including Atom Squad. His first recurring role was as a lieutenant onPhil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko series in the late 1950s. At that time he guest-starred on Walter Brennan's ABC sitcom The Real McCoys.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 91

Birthday 1925-04-18

Day of Death 2014-06-30

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA

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Also Known As

  • Robert Hastings
  • Robert Francis Hastings
  • Bobby Hastings

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
2002 Batman: The Animated Series - The Legend Begins as Commissioner James Gordon
2000 Static Shock (1 episode)
2000 Gotham Girls (30 episodes) as Commissioner Gordon (voice)
1998 The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest as Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice)
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero as Commissioner James Gordon
1997 The New Batman Adventures (24 episodes) as Commissioner James Gordon
1996 Superman: The Animated Series (4 episodes)
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm as Commissioner Jim Gordon
1992 Batman: The Animated Series (85 episodes) as Commissioner James Gordon
1989 Major Dad (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest (1 episode)
1981 The Greatest American Hero (2 episodes)
1981 Thornwell as Sanborn
1981 The Munsters' Revenge as Phantom of the Opera
1980 Flo (1 episode)
1979 Christmas Lilies of the Field as Harold Pruitt
1979 California Fever (1 episode)
1979 Delta House (1 episode)
1978 Challenge of the Super Friends (32 episodes)
1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. as Skeeter
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode)
1977 The Robonic Stooges (32 episodes)
1977 Szysznyk (1 episode)
1977 Three's Company (1 episode) as John Callan
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 The Million Dollar Rip-Off as Sergeant Frank Jarrett
1976 Alice (1 episode)
1976 Clue Club (16 episodes)
1976 No Deposit, No Return as Peter
1975 Wonder Woman (2 episodes)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Paul Tanner (as Bob Hastings)
1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode)
1974 Devlin (16 episodes)
1974 Trapped as The Bartender
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1973 Jeannie (16 episodes)
1973 Charley and the Angel as News Reporter
1972 The Poseidon Adventure as M. C.
1972 ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episodes)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1 episode) as Henry Glopp (voice)
1972 Emergency! (1 episode)
1971 The Partners (1 episode)
1971 How To Frame A Figg as Chris Groat
1971 All in the Family (10 episodes) as Tommy Kelsey
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode)
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1969 Room 222 (1 episode)
1969 The Love God? as Shrader
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Adam-12 (1 episode)
1968 Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? as Lyle Chatterton
1968 The Bamboo Saucer as Jack Garson
1967 The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (18 episodes)
1967 Ironside (4 episodes)
1966 The New Adventures of Superman (68 episodes)
1966 The Adventures of Superboy (34 episodes)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1965 Hogan's Heroes (1 episode)
1965 Green Acres (5 episodes)
1965 McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force as Lt. Elroy Carpenter
1964 The Munsters (2 episodes) as The Raven (voice) (uncredited)
1964 McHale's Navy
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1962 McHale's Navy (138 episodes) as Lt. Elroy Carpenter (3 episodes)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Americans (1 episode)
1961 Mister Ed (1 episode)
1960 Peter Loves Mary (2 episodes)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1960 The Tom Ewell Show (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (3 episodes)
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1959 Dennis, The Menace (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Kitty Foyle (120 episodes)
1957 The Real McCoys (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 No Time for Sergeants as Colonel
1953 Atom Squad (26 episodes) as Dave Fielding
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1938 Toyland Casino as Himself

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