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.


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
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
Studio One (1948)
as