Biography

Over his 40-year career as one of Hollywood's veteran character actors, Robert Webber always marked his spot by playing all types of roles and was not stereotyped into playing just one kind of character. Sometimes he even got to play a leading role (see Hysteria (1965)). Webber first started out in small stage shows and a few Broadway plays and served a stint in the army before he landed the role of Juror 12 in 12 Angry Men (1957). He was also known for numerous war films, playing Lee Marvin's general in The Dirty Dozen (1967) or as real-life Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Midway (1976). Webber's other best known movies include The Great White Hope (1970), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), 10 (1979) (as composer Dudley Moore's lyricist partner), Private Benjamin (1980), Wild Geese II (1985) and co-starring with Richard Dreyfuss and Barbra Streisand as prosecutor Francis McMillian in Nuts (1987). In 1989 he died of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Malibu, California, shortly after completing the 1988 TV production Something Is Out There (1988) (TV). He bore a resemblance to character actor Kevin McCarthy.

Over his 40-year career as one of Hollywood's veteran character actors, Robert Webber always marked his spot by playing all types of roles and was not stereotyped into playing just one kind of character. Sometimes he even got to play a leading role (see Hysteria (1965)). Webber first started out in small stage shows and a few Broadway plays and served a stint in the army before he landed the role of Juror 12 in 12 Angry Men (1957). He was also known for numerous war films, playing Lee Marvin's general in The Dirty Dozen (1967) or as real-life Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Midway (1976). Webber's other best known movies include The Great White Hope (1970), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), 10 (1979) (as composer Dudley Moore's lyricist partner), Private Benjamin (1980), Wild Geese II (1985) and co-starring with Richard Dreyfuss and Barbra Streisand as prosecutor Francis McMillian in Nuts (1987). In 1989 he died of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Malibu, California, shortly after completing the 1988 TV production Something Is Out There (1988) (TV). He bore a resemblance to character actor Kevin McCarthy.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1924-10-14

Day of Death 1989-05-19

Place of Birth Santa Ana, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 Something Is Out There (2 episodes) as Commissioner Estabrook
1987 Nuts as Francis MacMillan
1987 The Ladies as Jerry
1986 Assassin as Calvin Lantz
1985 Wild Geese II as Robert McCann
1985 In Like Flynn as Col. Harper
1985 Half Nelson
1985 Moonlighting (6 episodes)
1985 Answers as Ted Talbot (Segment "Twinkle, Twinkle")
1984 Cover Up (2 episodes)
1984 No Man's Land as Will Blackfield
1984 Getting Physical as Hugh Gibley
1983 Shooting Stars as Woodrow Norton
1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land as Felix
1982 Don't Go to Sleep as Dr. Cole
1982 Not Just Another Affair as Professor Wally Dawson
1982 Who Dares Wins as General Ira Potter
1982 Wrong Is Right as Harvey
1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner as Ed Leemans
1981 S.O.B. as Ben Coogan
1980 Sunday Lovers as Henry Morrison (segment "The French Method")
1980 Private Benjamin as Col. Clay Thornbush
1980 All Stars as Harry Stabling
1979 The Streets of L.A. as Ralph Salkin
1979 Courage - Let's Run as Charley
1979 10 as Hugh
1979 Gardenia as Tony Caruso
1978 Kaz (1 episode)
1978 The Young Runaways as Fred Lockhart
1978 Casey's Shadow as Mike Marsh
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther as Philippe Douvier
1977 The Choirboys as Deputy Chief Riggs
1977 The Accuser as Le cadre américain
1977 The French Woman as Howard
1977 Death Steps in the Dark as Inspector
1976 Squadra antifurto as Mr. Douglas
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1976 Midway as Admiral Jack Fletcher
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Flatfoot in Hong Kong as Sam Accardo
1975 The Dangerous Mission as Sergeant John Lewis
1975 S.W.A.T. (2 episodes)
1975 Death Stalk as Hugh Webster
1975 Pacific Challenge as Narrator
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Roman Clementi (1 episode) as Sen. Evan Murdock (1 episode) as Bob Coleman
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia as Sappensly
1974 Murder or Mercy as Dr. Eric Stoneman
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Double Indemnity as Edward Norton
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 Banyon (1 episode)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1972 Cutter as Meredith
1971 $ as Attorney
1971 Thief as James Calendar
1971 Cannon (4 episodes)
1971 Macédoine as Sanderberg
1970 Hauser's Memory as Dorsey
1970 The Great White Hope as Dixon
1970 McCloud (2 episodes)
1970 The Movie Murderer as Karel Kessler
1969 The Big Bounce as Bob Rodgers
1968 Manon 70 as Ravaggi
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Don't Make Waves as Rod Prescott
1967 The Dirty Dozen as General Denton
1967 Ironside (3 episodes)
1967 Every Man Is My Enemy as Tony Costa
1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round as Milo Stewart
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Hired Killer as Clint Harris
1966 Harper as Dwight Troy
1966 The Silencers as Sam Gunther
1965 The Third Day as Dom Guardiano
1965 The Sandpiper as Ward Hendricks
1965 A Statue for 'The Sandpiper' as Himself
1965 Hysteria as Chris Smith
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 The Stripper as Ricky Powers
1962 Stoney Burke (1 episode)
1962 The Nun and the Sergeant as Sgt. McGrath
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1959 New York Confidential (2 episodes)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1957 12 Angry Men as Juror 12
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (3 episodes)
1951 Out There (1 episode)
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (1 episode)
1950 Highway 301 as William B. Phillips
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (3 episodes)
1949 Suspense (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)

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