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Clarke, Robert 1920–

CLARKE, Robert 1920–

(Robert I. Clarke)

PERSONAL

Born June 1, 1920, in Oklahoma City, OK; uncle of Tina Cole (an actress); married Alyce King (an actress and singer), 1956 (died, August 21, 1996); children: Cam (an actor).

Career:

Actor, producer, and director.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Perc Saunders, The Falcon in Hollywood, RKO Radio Pictures, 1944.

(Uncredited) Cab driver, Man Alive, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

Danny, Radio Stars on Parade, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

Jay Collinshaw, Wanderer of the Wasteland, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

Man at helm, A Game of Death, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

Marine corporal, The Enchanted Cottage, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Narrator and Prisoner Rosenbaum, First >Yank into Tokyo (also known as Mask of Fury), RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Pilot, Those Endearing Young Charms, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Reporter, Sing Your Way Home, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Richardson, The Body Snatcher (also known as Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Body Snatcher"), RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Soldier, Back to Bataan (also known as The Invisible Army), RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

(Uncredited) Wimp, Zombies on Broadway (also known as Loonies on Broadway), RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.

Ash Preston, Sunset Pass, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

Carstairs, Lady Luck, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

Charlie, Criminal Court, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Crew member on Bamboo Blonde, The Bamboo Blonde, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Dan the Dog, Bedlam, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Doctor, Step by Step, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Nightclub orchestra leader, Ding Dong Williams (also known as Melody Maker), RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Ralph, Genius at Work, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

Tommy North, San Quentin, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.

(Uncredited) Bus driver, Desperate, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

(Uncredited) Fred, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (also known as Dick Tracy Meets Karloff and Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure), RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

Harry Stockton, Code of the West, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

Hooker, Under the Tonto Rim, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

Lee Jorth, Thunder Mountain, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

Robert Errol, In Room 303, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

(Uncredited) The Farmer's Daughter, RKO Radio Pictures, 1947.

(Uncredited) Bob, If You Knew Susie, RKO Radio Pictures, 1948.

Dave, Return of the Bad Men, RKO Radio Pictures, 1948.

(Uncredited) Peter Winthrop, Ladies of the Chorus, Columbia, 1948.

(Uncredited) Priest, Fighting Father Dunne, RKO Radio Pictures, 1948.

(Uncredited) Beyond Glory, Paramount, 1948.

(Uncredited) The Judge Steps Out (also known as Indian Summer), RKO Radio Pictures, 1949.

Bill Burke, A Modern Marriage (also known as Frigid Wife), Monogram Pictures, 1950.

Harry Willis, Riders of the Range, RKO Radio Pictures, 1950.

Jim Owens, Outrage, RKO Radio Pictures, 1950.

(Uncredited) Champagne for Caesar, United Artists, 1950.

Fred Palmer, Street Bandits (also known as Flight from Fury), Republic, 1951.

Gordon McKay, Hard, Fast, and Beautiful (also known as Mother of a Champion), RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.

Jack Green, Pistol Harvest, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.

John Lawrence, The Man from Planet X, United Artists, 1951.

Larry, Casa Manana, Monogram Pictures, 1951.

Robin Hood, Tales of Robin Hood, Lippert Pictures, 1951.

The Valparaiso Story, Roland Reed Productions, 1951.

Jerry Taylor, The Fabulous Senorita (also known as Girl from Panama and An Old Spanish Custom), Republic, 1952.

Robert, Captive Women (also known as 100 Years from Now and 3000 A.D.), RKO Radio Pictures, 1952.

Dantes, Sword of Venus (also known as Island of Monte Cristo), RKO Radio Pictures, 1953.

John Rolfe, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (also known as Burning Arrows), United Artists, 1953.

Body Beautiful, Savoy Roadshow Pictures, 1953.

(Uncredited) Dream crown prince and junior senator, Her Twelve Men (also known as Miss Baker's Dozen), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Loew's, 1954.

Manuel Azaga, The Black Pirates (also known as El pirata negro), Lippert Pictures, 1954.

Agent Jim Hayes, King of the Carnival, Republic, 1955.

(Uncredited) The Benny Goodman Story, Universal International Pictures, 1955.

(Uncredited) Auction participant, Band of Angels, Warner Bros., 1957.

Craig Randall, The Incredible Petrified World, Governor Films, 1957.

Dick Cutler, The Astounding She–Monster (also known as The Mysterious Invader), American International Pictures, 1957.

George, My Man Godfrey, Universal International Pictures, 1957.

Guest, The Helen Morgan Story (also known as Both Ends of the Candle and Why Was I Born?), Warner Bros., 1957.

John Andrews, Outlaw Queen, Globe Releasing, 1957.

Ensign David Clough, The Deep Six, Warner Bros., 1958.

(Uncredited) Narrator, From the Earth to the Moon, Warner Bros., 1958.

Orrie Cooper, Girl with an Itch, Howco Productions, 1958.

Captain Girard, Timbuktu, United Artists, 1959.

Dr. Gilbert McKenna (the Sun Demon), The Hideous Sun Demon (also known as Blood on His Lips and The Sun Demon), Pacific International Enterprises, 1959.

Joe Emmanuel, Date with Death (also known as Blood of the Man Devil), Pacific International Enterprises, 1959.

Major William Allison, Beyond the Time Barrier (also known as The War of 1995), American International Pictures, 1960.

(Uncredited) Reporter, Cash McCall, Warner Bros., 1960.

Officer, The Last Time I Saw Archie, United Artists, 1961.

Maxwell Carter, Secret File: Hollywood (also known as Scandaltown and The Secret File of Hollywood), Crown International, 1962.

Steve Duval, Terror of the Bloodhunters, Sinister Cinema, 1962.

(Uncredited) Physician, The Lively Set, Universal, 1964.

Sheriff, Zebra in the Kitchen, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1965.

The Restless Ones, WorldWide Pictures, 1965.

Where's Willie? (also known as Computer Kid and Computer Wizard), Taurus Entertainment, 1978.

Dr. Paul Hadley, Frankenstein Island (also known as Frankenstein's Island), Intercontinental, 1982.

First Strike, Video City Productions, 1985.

Colonel Carlyle, Midnight Movie Massacre (also known as Attack from Mars), VCI Home Video, 1988.

Lund, Alienator, Prism Pictures, 1989.

Dr. Carlton, Haunting Fear, Concorde–New Horizons/Troma, 1991.

Narrator and interviewee, Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (documentary; also known as Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula), Spinning Out Wheels Productions, 1997.

Second man on telephone, Naked Monster, Heidelberg Films, 2002.

(In archive footage) Edgar G. Ulmer—The Man Off–Screen, Mischief Films, 2004.

Film Director:

The Hideous Sun Demon (also known as Blood on His Lips and The Sun Demon), Pacific International Enterprises, 1959.

Film Producer:

The Hideous Sun Demon (also known as Blood on His Lips and The Sun Demon), Pacific International Enterprises, 1959.

Beyond the Time Barrier (also known as The War of 1995), American International Pictures, 1960.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ray Lansing, General Hospital, ABC, 1963.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Clem Fuery, Scruples, CBS, 1980.

Pharmacist, Deadly Intentions, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Doctor, The Brotherhood of the Bell, CBS, 1970.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Fred, The Christmas Carol (short; also known as A Christmas Carol), 1949.

Himself, Hollywood Aliens & Monsters (also known as To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

D'Artagnan, "The Three Musketeers" (also known as "Blades of the Musketeers" and "The Sword of D'Artagnan"), Magnavox Theater (also known as The Ford Theater Hour), CBS, 1950.

Ned Anderson/Frosty Marsh, "Outlaw Underground," The Long Ranger, ABC, 1952.

Wesley Fisher, "The Big Betty," Dragnet, NBC, 1953.

"The Betrayal," Cavalcade of America, NBC, 1953.

"The Big Light," Dragnet, NBC, 1953.

"The Big Whiff," Dragnet, NBC, 1953.

Bud Thatcher, "The Ventriloquist," The Cisco Kid, syndicated, 1954.

Johnny Boyle, "Cisco Meets the Gorilla," The Cisco Kid, syndicated, 1954.

"The Big Children," Dragnet, NBC, 1954.

Frank, "Spider Inc.," Science Fiction Theater, syndicated, 1955.

Harvey, "Lightning Strikes Twice," The Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1955.

Tony, "The Fabulous Sycamores," The Ford Television Theater, NBC, 1955.

Ferrer, "Affair of Honor," The Count of Monte Cristo, syndicated, 1956.

Jamil, "Hold That Tiger," The Gale Storm Show, CBS, 1956.

Jack Harper, "The Case of the Crooked Candle," Perry Mason, CBS, 1957.

Doug Trimble, "Rapture of the Deep," Sea Hunt, syndicated, 1958.

Sheriff John Kester, "The Sheriff of Buckeye," Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, syndicated, 1958.

"Clay Pigeon," Harbor Command, syndicated, 1958.

Dr. Wayne Robinson, "Odds against Survival," The Man and the Challenge, NBC, 1959.

Major Gibbie Gibson, "Burnout," Men into Space, CBS, 1959.

Ned Atkins, "Night Train to Denver," Bronco, ABC, 1959.

Vic Mathews, "Dead Giveaway," Sky King, ABC, 1959.

"The Big Doctor," Dragnet, NBC, 1959.

"The Clara Duncan Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1959.

"The Search," Sea Hunt, syndicated, 1959.

Jerry Franklin, "The Case of the Clumsy Clown," Perry Mason, CBS, 1960.

John Miles, "Cut of Ice," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1960.

Paul Chandler, "The Fix," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1960.

Phil Kenton, "Savage Breed," Cheyenne, ABC, 1960.

Ralph Mattson, "ADebtofHonor," M Squad, NBC, 1960.

Wiley Carson, "Circle of Evil," Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (also known as Desilu Playhouse), CBS, 1960.

"Interrupted Honeymoon," Checkmate, CBS, 1960.

"Ride or Die," Laramie, NBC, 1960.

Mark Ellis, "The Stanhope Brand," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1961.

"The Meet," Sea Hunt, syndicated, 1961.

Carl Sexton, "Top Secret," Ripcord, syndicated, 1962.

Les Frazer, "A Night with Nora Stewart," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1962.

Vince Santell, "The Toy Jungle," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Adam Conway, "The Threatening Eye," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1964.

Clayton Filmore, "The Hit–and–Run Driver," Dragnet '67, NBC, 1967.

Bert Stanley, "The Big Search," Dragnet '68, NBC, 1968.

Hotel guest, "Public Affairs—DR–12," Dragnet '68, NBC, 1968.

William Fuller, "Juvenile—DR–05," Dragnet '68, NBC, 1968.

Dr. Robert Pines, "Juvenile—The Little Pusher," Dragnet '69, NBC, 1969.

Principal Philip Geiger, "The Joy Riders," Dragnet '69, NBC, 1969.

Bob, "D.H.Q.–Night School," Dragnet '70, NBC, 1970.

Ed Ligh, "Log 74: Light Duty," Adam–12, NBC, 1970.

Eliot Wyndham, "Operation: Hijack," O'Hara, United States Treasury (also known as O'Hara, U.S. Treasury), CBS, 1971.

John Herman, "Log 66: The Vandals," Adam–12, NBC, 1971.

Tom Bennett, "Truant," Adam–12, NBC, 1971.

"The Best Is Yet to Be," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1971.

Dan Johnson, "Easy Rap," Adam–12, NBC, 1973.

Stuart Nolan, "Van Nuys Division: Pete's Mustache," Adam–12, NBC, 1973.

(Uncredited) Detective in stairwell, "Legacy of Terror," Kolchak: The Night Stalker (also known as Kolchak and The Night Stalker), ABC, 1975.

Admiral Grayson, "The Meatball Circus," Baa Baa Black Sheep, NBC, 1976.

Prince, "Tabitha's Weighty Problem," Tabitha, ABC, 1977.

Howard Kramer, "Stringer," Hawaii Five–O, CBS, 1979.

Stranger, "Flashback," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1979.

Mr. Marson, "Rogues to Riches/Stark Terror," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

Minister, "The Wedding," Dynasty, ABC, 1982.

"Hit and Run," Dallas, CBS, 1982.

Leo Marks, "Caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983.

Leo Marks, "The Club Murder Vacation," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983.

John Ragsdale, "Mouth of the Snake: Parts 1 & 2" (also known as "All That Glitters"), Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Actor, "Murder to a Jazz Beat," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Minister, "Final Vows," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985.

Minister, "Surrogates," Finders of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985.

Priest, "The Honeymoon Murders," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985.

"Deliverance," Dallas, CBS, 1985.

Henry Walden, "Forsaking All Others," Hotel, ABC, 1986.

Jason Parnell, "Friends and Losers," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986.

(As Robert I. Clarke) Minister, "Images," Dynasty, ABC, 1988.

Mr. Poryes, "Vote of Confidence," The Famous Jett Jackson, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Appeared in The King Family Show, ABC; also appeared as a commentator in "The Lion," and as a television reporter in "Take–Over," both unaired episodes of Beyond Westworld, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Minister, "Oil," Dynasty, ABC, 1981.

WRITINGS

Stories for Films:

(Story "Strange Pursuit) The Hideous Sun Demon (also known as Blood on His Lips and The Sun Demon), Pacific International Enterprises, 1959.

Nonfiction:

(With Tom Weaver) To "B" or Not to "B": A Film Actor's Odyssey (autobiography), Midnight Marquee Press, 1996.

Stories:

Author of "Strange Pursuit."

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Weaver, Tom, Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks, McFarland & Co., 1998.

Weaver, Tom, Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes, McFarland & Co., 1999.

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