Robert Webber

Birthday:

10/14/1924

Place of birth:

Santa Ana, California, USA :

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.


Film Credits

Nuts (1987)
as Francis MacMillan
The Ladies (1987)
as Jerry
Assassin (1986)
as Calvin Lantz
Wild Geese II (1985)
as Robert McCann
In Like Flynn (1985)
as Col. Harper
Half Nelson (1985)
as
Answers (1985)
as Ted Talbot (Segment "Twinkle, Twinkle")
No Man's Land (1984)
as Will Blackfield
Getting Physical (1984)
as Hugh Gibley
Shooting Stars (1983)
as Woodrow Norton
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)
as Felix
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
as Dr. Cole
Not Just Another Affair (1982)
as Professor Wally Dawson
Who Dares Wins (1982)
as General Ira Potter
Wrong Is Right (1982)
as Harvey
The Two Lives of Carol Letner (1981)
as Ed Leemans
S.O.B. (1981)
as Ben Coogan
Les séducteurs (1980)
as Henry Morrison (segment "The French Method")
Private Benjamin (1980)
as Col. Clay Thornbush
Tous vedettes! (1980)
as Harry Stabling
The Streets of L.A. (1979)
as Ralph Salkin
Courage fuyons (1979)
as Charley
10 (1979)
as Hugh
Gardenia, il giustiziere della mala (1979)
as Tony Caruso
The Young Runaways (1978)
as Fred Lockhart
Casey's Shadow (1978)
as Mike Marsh
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
as Philippe Douvier
The Choirboys (1977)
as Deputy Chief Riggs
L'imprécateur (1977)
as Le cadre américain
Madame Claude (1977)
as Howard
Passi di morte perduti nel buio (1977)
as Inspector
Squadra antifurto (1976)
as Mr. Douglas
Midway (1976)
as Admiral Jack Fletcher
Piedone a Hong Kong (1975)
as Sam Accardo
Soldat Duroc, ça va être ta fête! (1975)
as Sergeant John Lewis
Death Stalk (1975)
as Hugh Webster
Pacific Challenge (1975)
as Narrator
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
as Sappensly
Murder or Mercy (1974)
as Dr. Eric Stoneman
Double Indemnity (1973)
as Edward Norton
Cutter (1972)
as Meredith
$ (1971)
as Attorney
Thief (1971)
as James Calendar
Macédoine (1971)
as Sanderberg
Hauser's Memory (1970)
as Dorsey
The Great White Hope (1970)
as Dixon
The Movie Murderer (1970)
as Karel Kessler
The Big Bounce (1969)
as Bob Rodgers
Manon 70 (1968)
as Ravaggi
Don't Make Waves (1967)
as Rod Prescott
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
as General Denton
Qualcuno ha tradito (1967)
as Tony Costa
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
as Milo Stewart
Tecnica di un omicidio (1966)
as Clint Harris
Harper (1966)
as Dwight Troy
The Silencers (1966)
as Sam Gunther
The Third Day (1965)
as Dom Guardiano
The Sandpiper (1965)
as Ward Hendricks
A Statue for 'The Sandpiper' (1965)
as Himself
Hysteria (1965)
as Chris Smith
The Stripper (1963)
as Ricky Powers
The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)
as Sgt. McGrath
12 Angry Men (1957)
as Juror 12
Highway 301 (1950)
as William B. Phillips

TV Series Credits

Something Is Out There (1988)
as Commissioner Estabrook
Moonlighting (1985)
as
Cover Up (1984)
as
Kaz (1978)
as
Quincy, M.E. (1976)
as
Switch (1975)
as
S.W.A.T. (1975)
as
Police Woman (1974)
as
The Rockford Files (1974)
as Sen. Evan Murdock
The Rockford Files (1974)
as Bob Coleman
The Rockford Files (1974)
as Roman Clementi
The Manhunter (1974)
as
Kojak (1973)
as
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
as
Banyon (1972)
as
Search (1972)
as
Banacek (1972)
as Jerry Brinkman
Cannon (1971)
as
McCloud (1970)
as
Mannix (1967)
as
Ironside (1967)
as
Mission: Impossible (1966)
as
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)
as
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
as
The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)
as
The Fugitive (1963)
as
The Outer Limits (1963)
as
Arrest and Trial (1963)
as
Stoney Burke (1962)
as
Ben Casey (1961)
as
Route 66 (1960)
as
Thriller (1960)
as
No Hiding Place (1959)
as
One Step Beyond (1959)
as
New York Confidential (1959)
as
Naked City (1958)
as
The Rifleman (1958)
as
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
as
Out There (1951)
as
Tales of Tomorrow (1951)
as
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
as
Suspense (1949)
as James Forsythe
Studio One (1948)
as