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Robert Lansing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Lansing (June 5, 1928 - October 23, 1994) was an American stage, film and television actor. Born in San Diego, California as Robert Howell Brown, he reportedly took his acting surname from the state capital of Michigan. As a young actor in New York City, he was hired to join a stock company in Michigan but was told he would first have to join Actors Equity Association. Equity would not allow him to join as "Robert Brown" since there was already another actor using that name. Since the stock company was based in Lansing, this became the actor's new surname. In the 1961–1962 television season, Lansing appeared as Detective Steve Carella on NBC's 87th Precinct series based on the Ed McBain detective novels. His costars were Gena Rowlands, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, and Norman Fell. In 1961, he played the outlaw Frank Dalton in a two-part episode of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane. On film, Lansing starred in the late-1950s sci-fi film 4D Man (which included a young Patty Duke). Other notable television roles include portrayals of an alcoholic college professor in ABC's drama Channing, as General George Custer on Chuck Connors's NBC series Branded, as Gil Green in the 1963 episode "Fear Begins at Forty" on the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour, in a 1965 episode of I Spy, 1965 Gunsmoke as a bounty hunter, as a parole officer in a 1968 episode (A Time To Love - A Time To Cry) of The Mod Squad and as intergalactic secret agent Gary Seven in a 1968 episode "Assignment: Earth" on Star Trek. He appeared as General Frank Savage on Twelve O'Clock High, as an international secret agent in The Man Who Never Was, as Lt. Jack Curtis on Automan and as Control on The Equalizer. He made a notable appearance on The Twilight Zone episode "The Long Morrow". His final role was that of "Paul Blaisdell" on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Lansing (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 5, 1928 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
50
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993-01-27
Known For
Poster of Wild in the Sky
Poster of It Takes All Kinds
Poster of Namu, the Killer Whale

Robert Lansing Movies Filmography

Series
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
1993-01-27
Series
Law & Order
COO Peter O'Farrell 1990-09-13
Series
Monsters
Unknown 1988-10-01
Movie
After School
C.A. Thomas 1988-09-01
Movie
The Nest
Elias Johnson 1988-05-13
Movie
The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine
Control 1987-09-23
Series
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Unknown 1985-09-29
Series
The Equalizer
Control 1985-09-18
Series
Murder, She Wrote
Unknown 1984-09-30
Series
Automan
Lt. Jack Curtis 1983-12-15
Series
Hotel
Unknown 1982-08-21
Series
Simon & Simon
Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie
Island Claws
Moody 1980-01-01
Movie
Life on the Mississippi
1980-11-24
Movie
S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert
Owen Hooper 1980-02-23
Movie
Empire of the Ants
Dan Stokely 1977-06-29
Movie
The Deadly Triangle
Charles Cole 1977-05-19
Movie
Scalpel
Dr. Phillip Reynolds 1977-01-01
Movie
Bittersweet Love
Howard 1976-10-01
Movie
Acapulco Gold
Carl Solborg 1976-06-01
Series
The Rookies
Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie
Wild in the Sky
Major Reason 1972-03-01
Movie
The Astronaut
John Phillips 1972-01-08
Movie
The Grissom Gang
Dave Fenner 1971-05-28
Movie
It Takes All Kinds
Tony Gunther 1969-06-12
Series
The Mod Squad
Unknown 1968-09-24
Series
Mannix
Unknown 1967-09-16
Series
The High Chaparral
Unknown 1967-09-10
Series
Cimarron Strip
Unknown 1967-09-07
Series
Star Trek
Gary Seven 1966-09-08
Series
The Monroes
Unknown 1966-09-07
Movie
Namu, the Killer Whale
Hank Donner 1966-08-01
Movie
An Eye for an Eye
Bill Talion 1966-06-13
Series
Branded
Unknown 1965-01-24
Series
Daniel Boone
Unknown 1964-09-24
Series
Twelve O'Clock High
Brigadier General Frank Savage 1964-09-18
Movie
Calhoun: County Agent
Eric Sloane 1964-07-08
Movie
A Gathering of Eagles
Sgt. Banning 1963-06-21
Movie
Under the Yum-Yum Tree
Dr. Charles Howard 1963-10-23
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Series
87th Precinct
Detective Steve Carella 1961-09-25
Series
Thriller
Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie
The Pusher
Steve Carella 1960-02-01
Movie
4D Man
Dr. Scott Nelson 1959-10-07
Series
The Twilight Zone
Unknown 1959-10-02
Series
One Step Beyond
Unknown 1959-01-20
Series
Young Doctor Malone
1958-12-29
Series
The Donna Reed Show
Unknown 1958-09-24
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01