Biography

Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage and in film and television and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.

He became famous playing works of Eugene O'Neill, an American playwright, and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast in both common-man roles and as well-known historical figures.

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Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage and in film and television and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.

He became famous playing works of Eugene O'Neill, an American playwright, and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast in both common-man roles and as well-known historical figures.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1922-07-26

Day of Death 2000-12-26

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jason Robards Jr.
  • Джейсон Робардс

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone as Ben Bradlee (archive footage)
2004 Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade as Himself (voice)
2003 Once Upon a Time in the West: The Wages of Sin as Cheyenne
2000 Going Home as Charles Barton
2000 That Moment: Magnolia Diary as Himself
1999 Magnolia as Earl Partridge
1999 My Best Fiend as Fitzcarraldo (archive footage)
1998 Enemy of the State as Congressman Phillip Hammersley (uncredited)
1998 The Real Macaw as Grandpa Girdis
1998 Heartwood as Logan Reeser
1997 A Thousand Acres as Larry Cook
1996 The West(8 episodes)
1995 Journey as Marcus
1995 My Antonia
1995 The Great American West as Narrator
1994 Baseball(16 episodes) as Voice (John McGraw, Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Harry Frazee)
1994 The Enemy Within as General R. Pendleton Lloyd
1994 Little Big League as Thomas Heywood
1994 The Paper as Graham Keighley
1993 Philadelphia as Charles Wheeler
1993 Heidi(2 episodes) as Grandfather
1993 Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron as Himself
1993 The Trial as Dr Huld
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn as Pap Finn
1992 Lincoln
1992 Storyville as Clifford Fowler
1992 Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio as Narrator (voice)
1991 Mark Twain and Me as Mark Twain
1991 An Inconvenient Woman(2 episodes) as Jules Mendelson
1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning as Dr. Armand Hammer
1991 The Perfect Tribute as President Abraham Lincoln
1990 The Civil War(17 episodes) as Ulysses S. Grant
1990 Quick Change as Chief Rotzinger
1989 Black Rainbow as Walter Travis
1989 Thomas Hart Benton as Narrator (voice)
1989 Parenthood as Frank Buckman
1989 Reunion as Hans Strauss(alt)
1989 Dream a Little Dream as Coleman Ettinger
1988 The Christmas Wife as John Tanner
1988 The Good Mother as Muth
1988 American Experience(8 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
1988 Bright Lights, Big City as Drunken Writer/Mr. Hardy
1988 Inherit the Wind as Harry Drummond
1987 Laguna Heat as Wade Shephard
1987 Square Dance as Dillard
1986 The Last Frontier(2 episodes) as Ed Stenning
1986 Portrait Werner Herzog as archive footage
1985 The Long Hot Summer(2 episodes) as Will Varner
1985 The Long Hot Summer as Will Varner
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders(2 episodes) as Alvin Binder
1984 America and Lewis Hine as (voice)
1984 Sakharov as Andrei Sakharov
1984 Hughie
1983 The Day After as Dr. Russell Oakes
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes as Charles Halloway
1983 Max Dugan Returns as Max Dugan
1982 Burden of Dreams as Fitzcarraldo
1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger as President Ulysses S. Grant
1980 Melvin and Howard as Howard Hughes
1980 Haywire as Leland Hayward
1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year as President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1980 Cabo Blanco as Gunther Beckdorff
1980 Raise the Titanic as Admiral James Sandecker
1979 Hurricane as Capt. Bruckner
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 A Christmas to Remember as Daniel Larson
1978 Comes a Horseman as Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
1977 Julia as Dashiell Hammett
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors(6 episodes) as President Richard Monckton
1976 Tod eines Fremden as Inspector Barkan
1976 All the President's Men as Ben Bradlee
1976 Addie and the King of Hearts as Jamie Mills
1975 Mr. Sycamore as John Gwilt
1975 A Boy and His Dog as Lou Craddock
1975 A Moon for the Misbegotten as James Tyrone Jr.
1975 The Easter Promise as Jamie Mills
1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure as James Mills
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Governor Wallace
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree as Jamie Mills
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)
1972 The War Between Men and Women as Stephen Kozlenko
1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue as Cesar Charron
1971 Johnny Got His Gun as Joe's Father
1970 Fools as Matthew South
1970 Julius Caesar as Marcus Brutus
1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue as Cable Hogue
1970 Operation Snafu as Sam Armstrong
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! as Lt. General Walter C. Short
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's as Raymond Paine
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West as Manuel 'Cheyenne' Gutiérrez
1968 Isadora as Singer
1967 Hour of the Gun as Doc Holliday
1967 The Belle of 14th Street as Himself
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre as Al Capone
1967 Divorce American Style as Nelson Downes
1966 Noon Wine as Royal Earle Thompson
1966 Any Wednesday as John Cleves
1966 ABC Stage 67(1 episode)
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady as Henry Drummond
1965 A Thousand Clowns as Murray N. Burns
1963 Act One as George S. Kaufman
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night as Jamie Tyrone
1962 Tender Is the Night as Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)
1961 By Love Possessed as Julius Penrose
1960 The Iceman Cometh as Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
1960 The Bat as Detective Anderson
1959 A Doll's House as Dr. Rank
1959 Play of the Week(1 episode)
1959 The Journey as Paul Kedes
1955 The Alcoa Hour(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 Omnibus(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(4 episodes)
1948 Studio One(4 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(2 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(2 episodes)

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