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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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Jun 5, 1928 In San Diego, California, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Saxon Charm 1948-09-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Violators 2016-06-17
Known For
Movie The Violators Steve Carella 2016-06-17
Movie Noah John Phillips 2014-03-20
Movie WWE: Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come Elias Johnson 2013-09-24
Movie Comforting Skin Carl Solborg 2011-10-10
Movie Tidal Wave Warren Claman 2009-06-06
Movie Not Easily Broken Dr. Charles Howard 2009-01-09
Movie The Savages Major Reason 2007-01-19
Movie The Pursuit of Happyness Elias Johnson 2006-12-14
Movie White Boy Dan Stokely 2002-03-10
Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993-01-27
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie The Nest Elias Johnson 1988-05-13
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-01
Movie After School C.A. Thomas 1988-09-01
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Series The Equalizer 1985-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Series Automan Lt. Jack Curtis 1983-12-15
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert Owen Hooper 1980-02-23
Movie Island Claws Moody 1980-01-01
Movie Scalpel Dr. Phillip Reynolds 1977-01-01
Movie Empire of the Ants Dan Stokely 1977-06-29
Movie Acapulco Gold Carl Solborg 1976-06-01
Movie Bittersweet Love Howard 1976-10-01
Movie Wonder Women Dr. Scott Nelson 1973-04-25
Movie Killer by Night Warren Claman 1972-01-07
Movie The Astronaut John Phillips 1972-01-07
Movie Wild in the Sky Major Reason 1972-03-01
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie The Grissom Gang Dave Fenner 1971-05-28
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Danger Has Two Faces Peter Murphy 1968-10-18
Series Journey to the Unknown Unknown 1968-09-26
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie An Eye for an Eye Bill Talion 1966-06-13
Movie Namu, the Killer Whale Hank Donner 1966-08-01
Series Star Trek Gary Seven 1966-09-08
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series Twelve O'Clock High Brigadier General Frank Savage 1964-09-18
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
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 The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Movie The Pusher Steve Carella 1960-02-01
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie 4D Man Dr. Scott Nelson 1959-10-07
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Saxon Charm Sgt. Banning 1948-09-28