Mostly Credited As: Robert Walden
Birth Name: Robert Wolkowitz
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1943 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Robert Walden was born on September 25 in New York City, and became interested in acting at City College of New York, where he won a best actor's award for his performance in "The Teahouse of the August Moon."
He did summer stock at the Cecilwood Theatre in Fishkill, N.Y., and, after graduating from CCNY, became the youngest male member of The Actors Studio. He got an early break in 1970 when he won a co-starring role as Shelley Winters' youngest son in the movie "Bloody Mama."
He appeared in "Dance of Death" at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and in the American Conservatory Theater production of "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac" in San Francisco. Paddy Chayevsky saw him on opening night and, four months later, he was cast in the playwright's theatrical film, "The Hospital."
That led to a regular role on 'The Bold Ones" television series. He has appeared in such motion pictures-for-television as "Enola Gay," "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," "Shirts/Skins," "Larry," and "The Great Ice Rip-Off," and has had guest roles on such shows as "Medical Center," 'The Rookies" and "Rhoda."
He portrayed Donald Segretti in the award-winning feature film "All the President's Men." His other movies include "Rage," 'The Out of Towners," "Pigeons," "New York, New York," "Capricorn One" and "Audrey Rose."
He was nominated for Emmys in 1979 and 1980 for his portrayal of hard-bitten reporter Joe Rossi on "Lou Grant." His role has given him an interest in journalism that led to magazine and newspaper writing assignments for the Los Angeles Free Press, the San Francisco Examiner, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and New York magazine. He also speaks frequently at college and high school journalism seminars.
He continued his stage work with "History of the American Film" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and appeared Off Broadway in "Lime Green/Khaki Blue" and "Hey You, Light Man!"
Walden is 5'9" tall, weighs 140 pounds and has light brown hair and blue eyes, He is an ice hockey fan, enjoys tennis, basketball and swimming, and sings and plays guitar. He is single and lives in Studio City, Calif.