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R.G. Armstrong


Mostly Credited As: R.G. Armstrong
Birth Name: Robert Golden Armstrong Jr.
Date Of Birth: April 07, 1917 (Age 95)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama
Date Of Death: July 27, 2012
Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)

R.G. Armstrong


While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Robert Golden Armstrong enjoyed performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating, he moved to New York to pursue a career in the theatre. He attended the Actors' Studio and got a role in End As a Man in 1953. Although he landed a movie role in 1954 as J. Randolph Latimore in Garden of Eden, he decided to return to New York and live theatre and in 1955, he was cast as Big Daddy in a Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

In 1958, Hollywood beckoned again and this time R.G. Armstrong was ready. In his 6 decade career, he appeared in 80 movies and landed a variety of roles on television as both a regular cast member and a guest star. In 1966, he was cast as Captain MacAllister in the television series T.H.E Cat and in 1987, took on the role of Lewis Vandredi in the Friday the 13th series. He has appeared in guest roles on a variety of shows like The Twilight Zone (1962), Perry Mason (1958, 1959, 1962), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 and 1983), Dynasty (1982) and Millennium (1997/1998). Usually cast as a land baron or sheriff, he also appeared in numerous Westerns including Sugarfoot, The Virginian and Gunsmoke.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
T.H.E. Cat (1966)As: Capt. MacAllister
Episode Cast Credits 

Millennium (1996) 
  The Fourth Horseman 02x22: (May/08/1998) Voiced  The Old Man, [Uncredited]
  Roosters 02x16: (Mar/13/1998) As The Old Man 
  Roosters 02x16: (Mar/13/1998) As The Old Man 
  Owls 02x15: (Mar/06/1998) As The Old Man 

Cybill (1995) 
  See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! 01x07: (Feb/20/1995) As Stitch Sullivan 
  See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! 01x07: (Feb/20/1995) As Stitch Sullivan 

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) 
  Deadly Reunion (1) 02x22: (May/14/1994) As Frank Dodge 
  Deadly Reunion (1) 02x22: (May/14/1994) As Frank Dodge 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Frank Dodge 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Frank Dodge 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Where There's a Will 07x14: (Feb/25/1993) As Frank Osgood 
  Where There's a Will 07x14: (Feb/25/1993) As Frank Osgood 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Frank Osgood 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Frank Osgood 

Quantum Leap (1989) 
  A Single Drop of Rain - September 7, 1953 04x09: (Nov/20/1991) As Davison 

Silk Stalkings (1991) 
  Going to Babylon 01x02: (Nov/14/1991) As Mr. Cameron 
  Going to Babylon 01x02: (Nov/14/1991) As Mr. Cameron 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Hunting Party (2) 04x02: (Sep/19/1989) As Sheriff Dalton Parkes 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheriff Dalton Parkes 

Friday the 13th: The Series (1987) 
  Bottle of Dreams 01x26: (Jul/30/1988) As Lewis Vendredi 
  Bottle of Dreams 01x26: (Jul/30/1988) As Lewis Vendredi 
  What a Mother Wouldn't Do 01x25: (Jul/23/1988) As Lewis Vendredi, [Uncredited]
  What a Mother Wouldn't Do 01x25: (Jul/23/1988) As Lewis Vendredi, [Uncredited]

Matt Houston (1982) 
  Caged 03x05: (Oct/26/1984) As Bert 
  Caged 03x05: (Oct/26/1984) As Bert 

Dynasty (US) (1981) 
  The Roof 03x02: (Nov/03/1982) As Alfred Grimes 
  The Roof 03x02: (Nov/03/1982) As Alfred Grimes 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Alfred Grimes 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Alfred Grimes 

Darkroom (1981) 
  The Bogeyman Will Get You 01x03: (Dec/04/1981) As Sheriff Dodson 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  Creepy Time Gal 02x05: (Jan/04/1981) As Bates 
  Creepy Time Gal 02x05: (Jan/04/1981) As Bates 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Of Ghosts and Angels 04x14: (Jan/02/1980) As Sebastian Craig 
  Of Ghosts and Angels 04x14: (Jan/02/1980) As Sebastian Craig 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Demand and Supply 01x17: (Feb/14/1979) As Wellman 
  Demand and Supply 01x17: (Feb/14/1979) As Wellman 

Baretta (1975) 
  It's Hard But It's Fair 04x05: (Nov/02/1977) As Fayso 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  Huggy Bear and the Turkey 02x20: (Feb/19/1977) As "Dad" Watson 

Tales of the Unexpected (US) (1977) 
  The Final Chapter 01x01: (Feb/02/1977) As Unknown 
  The Final Chapter 01x01: (Feb/02/1977) As Unknown 

Switch (1975) 
  Maggie's Hero 02x12: (Dec/14/1976) As George Wells 
  Maggie's Hero 02x12: (Dec/14/1976) As George Wells 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger 01x22: (Apr/04/1976) As Sam Buffo 

Movin' On (1974) 
  Witch Hunt 02x16: (Jan/13/1976) As Sam Jellico 
  Witch Hunt 02x16: (Jan/13/1976) As Sam Jellico 

The Manhunter (1974) 
  Trackdown 01x05: (Oct/09/1974) As Sheriff Mosely 
  Manhunter (Feb/26/1974) As Henry Stratemeyer 
  Manhunter (Feb/26/1974) As Henry Stratemeyer 

Cannon (1971) 
  He Who Digs a Grave 03x01: (Sep/12/1973) As Denning, [Co-Guest Stars]
  He Who Digs a Grave 03x01: (Sep/12/1973) As Denning, [Co-Guest Stars]
  A Lonely Place to Die 01x09: (Nov/16/1971) As Sheriff 
  A Lonely Place to Die 01x09: (Nov/16/1971) As Sheriff 

The Sixth Sense (1972) 
  Gallows in the Wind (aka Double Exposure 02x11: (Dec/16/1972) As Jack Preston 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  The Bounty Hunter 02x12: (Dec/09/1971) As Max 
  The Bounty Hunter 02x12: (Dec/09/1971) As Max 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  The Double Wall 03x14: (Dec/16/1970) As Warden 
  The Box 01x18: (Jan/29/1969) As Captain Wade 

Lancer (1968) 
  Foley 01x04: (Oct/15/1968) As Gant Foley 
  Foley 01x04: (Oct/15/1968) As Gant Foley 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Flaming Rocks 04x18: (Feb/01/1968) As Joseph Garth 
  The Flaming Rocks 04x18: (Feb/01/1968) As Joseph Garth 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Jarvis 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Jarvis 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  The Turkey Shoot 01x12: (Nov/24/1967) As Colin Atwood 
  The Turkey Shoot 01x12: (Nov/24/1967) As Colin Atwood 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Stranger in Town 13x11: (Nov/20/1967) As Carl C. Anderson 
  Stranger in Town 13x11: (Nov/20/1967) As Carl C. Anderson 
  Which Doctor 11x26: (Mar/19/1966) As Argonaut 
  Which Doctor 11x26: (Mar/19/1966) As Argonaut 

The Felony Squad (1966) 
  Time of Trial 02x09: (Nov/01/1967) As Arnie Kale 
  Time of Trial 02x09: (Nov/01/1967) As Arnie Kale 

Custer (1967) 
  War Lance and Saber 01x06: (Oct/11/1967) As guest star 
  War Lance and Saber 01x06: (Oct/11/1967) As guest star 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  Blood Verdict 03x03: (Oct/08/1967) As George David Owens 
  Blood Verdict 03x03: (Oct/08/1967) As George David Owens 
  A Mouthful of Dust 01x03: (Oct/03/1965) As Sheriff Crowley 
  A Mouthful of Dust 01x03: (Oct/03/1965) As Sheriff Crowley 

Cimarron Strip (1967) 
  The Battleground 01x04: (Sep/28/1967) As William Payne 
  The Battleground 01x04: (Sep/28/1967) As William Payne 

The Invaders (1967) 
  Panic 01x14: (Apr/11/1967) As Gus Flagg 
  Panic 01x14: (Apr/11/1967) As Gus Flagg 

The Virginian (1962) 
  The Girl on the Pinto 05x27: (Mar/29/1967) As Frederick Harley 
  The Girl on the Pinto 05x27: (Mar/29/1967) As Frederick Harley 
  The Small Parade 01x21: (Feb/20/1963) As Ben Winters 
  The Small Parade 01x21: (Feb/20/1963) As Ben Winters 

The Time Tunnel (1966) 
  The Death Trap 01x12: (Dec/02/1966) As Allan Pinkerton 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Last Mission 07x32: (May/08/1966) As Col. Keith Jarrell 
  The Last Mission 07x32: (May/08/1966) As Col. Keith Jarrell 
  The Horse Breaker 03x10: (Nov/26/1961) As Nathan Clay 
  The Philip Diedesheimer Story 01x08: (Oct/31/1959) As Andrew Holloway 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  This Town for Sale 01x09: (Nov/15/1965) As Edward Loomis 
  This Town for Sale 01x09: (Nov/15/1965) As Edward Loomis 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  My Son, My Son 01x08: (Nov/03/1965) As Wallace Miles, [Co-Guest Stars]
  My Son, My Son 01x08: (Nov/03/1965) As Wallace Miles, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  All the Scared Rabbits 03x07: (Oct/26/1965) As Marshall Matt Peters 
  Corner of Hell 02x21: (Feb/09/1965) As Tully 
  The Other Side of the Mountain 01x03: (Oct/01/1963) As Sheriff Bradley 

Rawhide (1959) 
  Six Weeks to Bent Fork 08x03: (Sep/28/1965) As Sheriff John Keeley 
  Six Weeks to Bent Fork 08x03: (Sep/28/1965) As Sheriff John Keeley 
  Incident of the One Hundred Amulets 02x26: (May/06/1960) As Burke 
  Incident of the One Hundred Amulets 02x26: (May/06/1960) As Burke 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  Birthright 13x24: (May/06/1965) As E. E. Bundage 
  Birthright 13x24: (May/06/1965) As E. E. Bundage 

Slattery's People (1964) 
  Question: How Do You Fall in Love with a Town? 01x16: (Jan/22/1965) As Jonathan Blaine 
  Question: How Do You Fall in Love with a Town? 01x16: (Jan/22/1965) As Jonathan Blaine 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  Terror in Northfield 02x03: (Oct/11/1963) As John Cooley 
  Terror in Northfield 02x03: (Oct/11/1963) As John Cooley 
  Final Vow 01x06: (Oct/25/1962) As Reformed Gangster 
  Final Vow 01x06: (Oct/25/1962) As Reformed Gangster 

The Wide Country (1962) 
  Don't Cry for Johnny Devlin 01x17: (Jan/24/1963) As Charlie Devlin 
  Don't Cry for Johnny Devlin 01x17: (Jan/24/1963) As Charlie Devlin 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Shiloh Degnan Story 06x08: (Nov/07/1962) As General Kirby 
  The Shiloh Degnan Story 06x08: (Nov/07/1962) As General Kirby 
  The Charley Shutup Story 05x23: (Mar/07/1962) As John Muskie 
  The Charley Shutup Story 05x23: (Mar/07/1962) As John Muskie 

SurfSide 6 (1960) 
  Midnight for Prince Charming 02x40: (Jun/25/1962) As Paul Wyatt 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  What Frightened You, Fred? 07x30: (May/01/1962) As Fred Riordan 
  The Little Man Who Was There 05x25: (Apr/03/1960) As Okie 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Captain Bone 

87th Precinct (1961) 
  Killer's Choice 01x23: (Mar/05/1962) As Frankliin Phelps 
  Killer's Choice 01x23: (Mar/05/1962) As Frankliin Phelps 

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  Winter Storm 06x23: (Mar/03/1962) As Hanson 
  Winter Storm 06x23: (Mar/03/1962) As Hanson 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Little Hours 10x17: (Jan/21/1962) As Jerry Boynton 
  The Little Hours 10x17: (Jan/21/1962) As Jerry Boynton 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  Nothing in the Dark 03x16: (Jan/05/1962) As Contractor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Nothing in the Dark 03x16: (Jan/05/1962) As Contractor, [Co-Guest Stars]

Everglades (1961) 
  Primer for Pioneers 01x04: (Oct/30/1961) As Luther 
  Primer for Pioneers 01x04: (Oct/30/1961) As Luther 

The Andy Griffith Show (1960) 
  Ellie Saves a Female 01x27: (Apr/17/1961) As Mr. Flint 
  Ellie Saves a Female 01x27: (Apr/17/1961) As Mr. Flint 

Bat Masterson (1958) 
  No Amnesty for Death 03x25: (Mar/30/1961) As Marshal MacWilliams 
  No Amnesty for Death 03x25: (Mar/30/1961) As Marshal MacWilliams 

Cheyenne (1955) (1955) 
  The Return of Mr. Grimm 05x08: (Feb/13/1961) As Grimm 
  The Return of Mr. Grimm 05x08: (Feb/13/1961) As Grimm 
  Alibi for the Scalped Man 04x12: (Mar/07/1960) As Angus Emmett 
  Alibi for the Scalped Man 04x12: (Mar/07/1960) As Angus Emmett 

The Tall Man (1960) 
  Bitter Ashes 01x12: (Dec/03/1960) As Neal Bailey 
  Bitter Ashes 01x12: (Dec/03/1960) As Neal Bailey 

Mr. Lucky (1959) 
  I Bet Your Life 01x24: (Apr/02/1960) As Mike Haley 
  I Bet Your Life 01x24: (Apr/02/1960) As Mike Haley 

Riverboat (1959) 
  A Night at Trapper's Landing 01x09: (Nov/08/1959) As Rothgate 
  A Night at Trapper's Landing 01x09: (Nov/08/1959) As Rothgate 

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) 
  The Tyrant 02x09: (Oct/31/1959) As Asa Wynter 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Petulant Partner 02x25: (Apr/25/1959) As Harry Bright 
  The Case of the Petulant Partner 02x25: (Apr/25/1959) As Harry Bright 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As John Gregory 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As John Gregory 

The Texan (1958) 
  Letter of the Law 01x26: (Mar/23/1959) As Big Sam Aldridge 
  Letter of the Law 01x26: (Mar/23/1959) As Big Sam Aldridge 
  Desert Passage 01x10: (Dec/01/1958) As Cliff Clifford 
  Desert Passage 01x10: (Dec/01/1958) As Cliff Clifford 

Lawman (1958) 
  Battle Scar 01x25: (Mar/22/1959) As Major Ben Rogers 
  Battle Scar 01x25: (Mar/22/1959) As Major Ben Rogers 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Gabe Dallas 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Gabe Dallas 

Maverick (1957) 
  The Saga of Waco Williams 02x21: (Feb/15/1959) As Colonel Bent 
  The Saga of Waco Williams 02x21: (Feb/15/1959) As Colonel Bent 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Wellington Cosgrove 

Black Saddle (1959) 
  Client: Dawes 01x04: (Jan/31/1959) As Ben Dawes 
  Client: Dawes 01x04: (Jan/31/1959) As Ben Dawes 

Sugarfoot (1957) 
  The Hunted 02x06: (Nov/25/1958) As Clay Calhoun 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lou Stoner 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lou Stoner 

The Rifleman (1958) 
  The Marshal 01x04: (Oct/21/1958) As Sheriff Fred Thomlinson 
  The Sharpshooter 01x01: (Sep/30/1958) As Sheriff Fred Thomlinson 
  The Sharpshooter 01x01: (Sep/30/1958) As Sheriff Fred Thomlinson 

Bronco (1958) 
  The Turning Point 01x03: (Oct/21/1958) As Reverend Hardin 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  Killer's Widow 01x28: (Mar/22/1958) As Jaffey (Marshal Tom Jaffey) 
  Killer's Widow 01x28: (Mar/22/1958) As Jaffey (Marshal Tom Jaffey) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lovett (S.J. Lovett) 

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Joe Taylor 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Joe Taylor 

Beauty and the Beast (US) (1987) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Stanley Kazmarek 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Stanley Kazmarek 

Here Come the Brides (1968) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lijah (Lijah Harmon) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lijah (Lijah Harmon) 

Skag (1980) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Zanski 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Zanski 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheriff Houghton 

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Tom Pryor 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Captain Hawks 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Captain Hawks 

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ed Henderson 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ed Henderson 

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Mr. Bowers 
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