Robert Donner

Mostly Credited As: Robert Donner
Date Of Birth: April 27, 1931 (Age 75)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: June 08, 2006
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack (Sherman Oaks, California)

Robert Donner

Robert Donner was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey, Michigan and Texas. Robert joined the Navy after he graduated from high school and served almost 4 years. After he left the Navy he stayed on the West Coast and worked as a shipping clerk, salesman, bartender, commercial artist, gardener, and insurance investigator. Robert attended San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge), at nights taking courses in Art History, Psychology and speech. During this time, Robert Donner lived in Studio City and became friends with actor Clint Eastwood who lived in his apartment building. Clint urged Robert to study drama, telling him he was humorous and had a good face. When Robert was not acting he was active in athletics, and was known as one of Hollywood's most enthusiastic golfers. He was a member of the former "Hollywood Hackers" and carried a seven handicap and was the leader of a group of entertainment industry professionals known as Don Porter's Thursday Golf Group as well as joining others at many of the Celebrity Golf Tournaments who raise money for various charities around the world. Robert also played in many tennis tournaments and was frequently called upon during "Celebrity Nights" in which he performed stand-up comedy and promised not to sing. His reputation in this area also led him to become known as one of Hollywood's "in demand" Corporate Speakers.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Dharma & Greg (1997) 
  Hell No, Greg Can't Go 04x04: (Nov/14/2000) As Joe 

Early Edition (1996) 
  Time 04x20: (May/13/2000) As Lucius Snow 
  Fate 03x18: (Mar/20/1999) As Lucius Snow 

Pacific Blue (1996) 
  Heat of the Moment 03x20: (Mar/22/1998) As Luther 

The Naked Truth (1995) 
  Hero Pig Goes Hog Wild! 01x06: (Nov/01/1995) As **Unknown** 

Legend (1995) 
  Fall of a Legend 01x11: (Jul/18/1995) As Mayor Chamberlain Brown 
  Revenge of the Herd 01x10: (Jul/04/1995) As Mayor Chamberlain Brown 
  The Life, Death and Life of Wild Bill Hickok 01x06: (May/16/1995) As Mayor Chamberlain Brown 
  Custer's Next to Last Stand 01x05: (May/09/1995) As Mayor Chamberlain Brown 

Hearts Afire (1992) 
  String of Pearls 02x06: (Nov/24/1993) As Sheriff 

In the Heat of the Night (1988) 
  Family Reunion 05x20: (Apr/07/1992) As Roy Paxton 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  From the Horse's Mouth 07x16: (Feb/24/1991) As Sheriff Tyrone McKenna 
  If A Body Meet A Body 02x18: (Mar/09/1986) As Silas Pike 

MacGyver (1985) (1985) 
  MacGyver's Women 06x08: (Nov/12/1990) As Milt Bozer 
  Serenity 05x12: (Jan/08/1990) As Milt Bozer 
  Cleo Rocks 04x09: (Feb/06/1989) As Benjamin Wintergreen 
  Soft Touch 02x13: (Jan/19/1987) As Vince 

Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1988) 
  The Mentor 01x13: (Mar/18/1989) As James Lyman 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  Last Dance 07x28: (May/06/1988) As Tucker Fixx 
  As Tears Go By 07x27: (Apr/29/1988) As Tucker Fixx 
  Lovers and Friends 07x10: (Dec/04/1987) As Tucker Fixx 
  Hunter's Moon 07x09: (Nov/27/1987) As Tucker Fixx 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Fisherman 02x23: (Mar/29/1988) As Tom Jakes 
  The Cop 01x10: (Nov/18/1986) As Truck Buyer 

Rags to Riches (1987) 
  A Very Foley Christmas 02x10: (Dec/20/1987) As Eli Tuttle 

Fame (1982) (1982) 
  That Was the Weekend That Was 06x17: (Mar/16/1987) As Exalted Muskrat 

Starman (1986) 
  One for the Road 01x07: (Nov/07/1986) As Joe Connell 

The Fall Guy (1981) 
  Two On a Skip 05x18: (Mar/21/1986) As Edmund Trench 
  Escape Claus 05x08: (Dec/21/1985) As Edmund Trench 
  Boom 03x20: (Mar/07/1984) As Conlin 
  Spaced Out 02x16: (Feb/16/1983) As Dep. Harris 

The A-Team (1983) 
  Breakout! 03x13: (Dec/18/1984) As Sheriff 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  A Little Wine with Murder 04x03: (Oct/04/1984) As Cody Dexter 

Blue Thunder (1984) 
  Revenge in the Sky 01x04: (Jan/27/1984) As Neil Gerard 

The Mississippi (1983) 
  Crisis of Identity 02x08: (Nov/15/1983) As Bates 

Little House on the Prairie (1974) (1974) 
  The Older Brothers 09x14: (Jan/17/1983) As Bart Younger 

Voyagers! (1982) 
  Buffalo Bill and Annie Play the Palace 01x12: (Jan/09/1983) As Buffalo Bill Cody 

Cassie & Co. (1982) 
  Man Overboard 01x07: (Jun/29/1982) As Enders 

Mork & Mindy (1978) 
  I Don't Remember Mama 04x15: (Feb/11/1982) As Exidor 
  Rich Mork, Poor Mork 04x08: (Nov/26/1981) As Exidor 
  Mama Mork, Papa Mindy 04x05: (Nov/05/1981) As Exidor 
  Three the Hard Way 04x04: (Oct/29/1981) As Exidor 

The Incredible Hulk (1977) (1978) 
  The Phenom 05x01: (Oct/02/1981) As Bernard Devlin 
  Sideshow 03x14: (Jan/25/1980) As Mr. Benedict 

Eight is Enough (1977) 
  Fathers and Other Strangers (2) 04x09: (Nov/07/1979) As Man on Bus 
  Fathers and Other Strangers (1) 04x08: (Nov/07/1979) As Man on Bus 

B.J. and the Bear (1979) 
  Lobo 01x10: (May/05/1979) As Sam 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Ride the Whirlwind 02x22: (Mar/10/1979) As Coby 

The Waltons (1972) 
  The Boosters 07x13: (Dec/28/1978) As Yancy Tucker 
  The Beau 07x10: (Nov/23/1978) As Yancy Tucker 
  The Obsession 07x05: (Oct/19/1978) As Yancy Tucker 
  The First Casualty 06x09: (Nov/10/1977) As Yancy Tucker 

Who's Watching the Kids (1978) 
  The Hostage 01x04: (Oct/27/1978) As Stanley 

How the West Was Won (1978) 
  Season 1, Episode 13 01x13: (May/21/1978) As Mr. Evans 
  Season 1, Episode 12 01x12: (May/14/1978) As Mr. Evans 
  Season 1, Episode 11 01x11: (May/07/1978) As Mr. Evans 

The Young Pioneers (1978) 
  Sky in the Window 01x01: (Apr/02/1978) As Mr. Peters 

The Kallikaks (1977) 
  TV or Not TV 01x03: (Aug/17/1977) As Axminister 

Code R (1977) 
  Mutiny 01x03: (Feb/04/1977) As Bo Plummer 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  To Kill an Angel 01x07: (Nov/10/1976) As Korbin 

City of Angels (1976) (1976) 
  The Bloodshot Eye 01x12: (May/11/1976) As guest star 

Sara (1976) (1976) 
  When Gentlemen Agree 01x07: (Mar/26/1976) As Stevens 

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) 
  The White Lightning War 03x11: (Nov/23/1975) As Kermit 
  Stranger in Broken Fork 02x10: (Dec/13/1974) As Horace Milser 

S.W.A.T. (1975) 
  Time Bomb 01x08: (Apr/21/1975) As Sarge 

Cannon (1971) 
  Perfect Fit for a Frame 04x16: (Jan/22/1975) As Sheriff 
  The Seventh Grave 02x21: (Feb/28/1973) As Chief 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  The Hiders 20x15: (Jan/13/1975) As Belnap 
  Talbot 18x23: (Feb/26/1973) As Talbot 
  A Noose for Dobie Price 13x25: (Mar/04/1968) As Gil Boylan 

McCloud (1970) 
  The Concrete Jungle Caper 05x05: (Nov/24/1974) As Val 

Griff (1973) 
  Isolate and Destroy 01x11: (Dec/22/1973) As Roscoe 

Adam-12 (1968) (1968) 
  Hollywood Division 06x10: (Nov/21/1973) As Teejay 
  Clear with a Civilian (1) 05x14: (Jan/10/1973) As Harry Rustin 
  Log 93 -- Once a Junkie 02x08: (Nov/22/1969) As Teejay 
  Log 36 -- Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack 01x15: (Jan/11/1969) As Teejay 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Get Ryker 02x05: (Oct/08/1973) As Ned Collins 

Columbo (1971) 
  Any Old Port in a Storm 03x02: (Oct/07/1973) As The Drunk 

Mannix (1967) 
  Climb a Deadly Mountain 07x03: (Sep/30/1973) As Rizo 

McMillan and Wife (1971) 
  Two Dollars on Trouble to Win 02x07: (Apr/01/1973) As Price 

Kung Fu (1972) 
  The Tide 01x05: (Feb/01/1973) As Houlton 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Creatures of the Canyon 01x12: (Dec/15/1972) As Ralph 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  The Day the Amnesty Came Through 03x08: (Nov/25/1972) As Charlie Taylor 
  The Bounty Hunter 02x12: (Dec/09/1971) As Nate 
  Never Trust an Honest Man 01x14: (Apr/15/1971) As Preacher 

Longstreet (1971) 
  Survival Times Two 01x16: (Jan/13/1972) As Fourchet 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Feet of Clay 04x14: (Dec/14/1971) As Emory 
  The Hot, Hot Car 03x17: (Jan/26/1971) As George Thomas, [Co-Guest Stars]

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  For the Love of Lassie (2) 17x21: (Mar/07/1971) As Clay Braddock 
  For the Love of Lassie (1) 17x20: (Feb/28/1971) As Clay Braddock 
  The Offering 17x06: (Oct/25/1970) As Clay Braddock 

The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970) 
  George Washington Told a Lie 01x07: (Feb/07/1971) As Matlock, [Co-Guest Stars]

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  A Matter of Vengeance 04x11: (Nov/27/1970) As Wiley 
  The Reluctant Deputy 03x21: (Mar/06/1970) As Sam Pelletier 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Horse Traders 11x26: (Apr/05/1970) As Owen 
  Meena 11x09: (Nov/16/1969) As Owen 

Ironside (1967) 
  A Bullet for Mark 03x05: (Oct/16/1969) As Gas Station Owner (Ralph Burns), [Co-Guest Stars]

The Big Valley (1965) 
  Town of No Exit 04x23: (Apr/07/1969) As Pete Haunch 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  Guilt 02x09: (Nov/29/1968) As Arch Merceen 
  Look for the Hound Dog 01x21: (Jan/26/1968) As Parkin 

The Outsider (US) (1968) 
  The Twenty-Thousand Dollar Carrot 01x08: (Nov/13/1968) As Sheriff Wade 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Ride to Misadventure 07x08: (Nov/06/1968) As Matt Dooley 

I Spy (US) (1965) 
  Home to Judgement 03x14: (Jan/08/1968) As Mailman 
  Dragon's Teeth 01x05: (Oct/13/1965) As Dr. Bustard 

Garrison's Gorillas (1967) 
  The Great Crime Wave 01x14: (Dec/05/1967) As Sgt. Winkler 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  Down with Willy Hatch 03x08: (Oct/30/1967) As Sheriff Hinkleman 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  Take the Southbound Stage 03x27: (Apr/06/1967) As Pike 
  The Trap 02x26: (Mar/17/1966) As Coot 

Laredo (1965) 
  A Question of Guilt 02x23: (Mar/10/1967) As Patrick Clancy 

The Jean Arthur Show (1966) 
  Blackstone, Italian Style 01x03: (Sep/26/1966) As Vittorio 

Rawhide (1959) 
  Testing Post 08x12: (Nov/30/1965) As Adjutant 
  Incident of the Travellin' Man 06x04: (Oct/17/1963) As Billy Harger 
  Judgment at Hondo Seco 04x04: (Oct/20/1961) As Billings 
  Incident of the Running Man 03x25: (May/05/1961) As Toland 

Combat! (1962) 
  Odyssey 03x31: (Apr/20/1965) As First American GI 

Many Happy Returns (1964) 
  The Krockmeyer Caper 01x21: (Feb/15/1965) As Lenny 

The Quest (1976) (1976) 
  Incident at Drucker's Tavern 01x15: (Unaired) As Drucker 

Center of the Universe (2004) 
  The Break-In 01x13: (Unaired) As Nathan 
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