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Robinson, Andrew 1942- (Andrew J. Robinson, Andy Robinson)

Robinson, Andrew 1942- (Andrew J. Robinson, Andy Robinson)


Full name, Andrew Jordt Robinson; born February 14, 1942, in New York, NY; son of William Hurlin and Agnes Corcoran (maiden name, Jordt) Robinson; married Irene Dobjanskis, March 9, 1970; children: Rachel (an actress). Education: Attended University of New Hampshire; New School for Social Research, New York, NY, B.A., 1964; studied acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, 1964-65.


Manager—The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, director, and writer. Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, actor, 1965-66; Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, actor, 1966-67; Trinity Playhouse, Providence, RI, member of Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1966-67; Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, founding member, c. 1993—; worked as an actor with LaMama Plexus (experimental theatre group), New York City. Queens College of the City University of New York, teacher, 1968-69; University of Southern California, teacher at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, 1982-83, faculty member and director of M.F.A. program in acting, 2006; University of California, Los Angeles, teacher, 1990. Also worked as a carpenter and construction worker.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (fellow), Screen Actors Guild (member of board of directors, 1991).

Awards, Honors:

Fulbright scholar in England, 1964-65; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actor in a daytime drama series, 1978, for Ryan's Hope; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best actor, 1984, for In the Belly of the Beast; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards, best director, 1995, for Endgame, and 1996, for The Homecoming; L.A. Ovation Award, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, and Back Stage West Award, both 1998, for Yield of the Long Bond; Feature Film Award, best supporting actor, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2003, for The Making of Daniel Boone.


Stage Appearances:

(Off-Broadway debut) MacBird!, Village Gate Theatre, 1967.

Woyzeck, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, between 1967 and 1970.

Inside Out, LaMama Experimental Theatre Club, between 1967 and 1970.

Sheriff Tom Sluck, Futz!, Theatre De Lys, then Actors Playhouse, both New York City, 1968.

Klaus, The Cannibals, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Dante, "The Young Master Dante," in Trainer, Dean, Liepolt, and Company, American Place Theatre, 1968.

Young man, Operation Sidewinder, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1970.

Prince Myshkin, Subject to Fits, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Sir William Davison, Mary Stuart, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center 1971.

The Idiot, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1971.

Kiro, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1972.

The Death and Life of Jesse James, New Theatre for Now, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1974.

Gogol, a Mystery Play, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1976.

The Bacchae, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1979.

Macbeth, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, 1980.

The Man Who Came to Dinner, Long Beach Theatre Festival, Long Beach, CA, 1980.

Professor Leo Lehrer, The Genius, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1984.

Jack Henry Abbot, In the Belly of the Beast, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1984, then Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1985.

The Aristocrats, Mark Taper Forum, 1989.

Richard II, Mark Taper Forum, 1991.

M. Butterfly, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1991.

Wanderings of Odysseus, J. Paul Getty Museum Theatre, Los Angeles, 1992.

(Broadway debut) Gus Brower, Any Given Day, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1993.

The Tavern, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1993.

Memoirs of Jesus (solo show), Matrix Theatre Company, 1993.

Habeas Corpus, Matrix Theatre Company, 1994.

Adelaide MacKenzie, The Fading Day (workshop performance), New Work Festival, Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, 1997.

Yield of the Long Bond, Matrix Theatre Company, 1998.

Death of a Salesman, Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, 1998.

Vienna Lusthaus (Revisited), New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 2002.

Also appeared in The Changing Room, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles; and Curse of the Starving Class, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles.

Stage Director:

Endgame, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1995.

The Homecoming, Matrix Theatre Company, 1996.

Dangerous Corner, Matrix Theatre Company, 1997-98.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, Matrix Theatre Company, 1997-98.

Yield of the Long Bond, Matrix Theatre Company, 1998.

Death of a Salesman, Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, 1998.

Visiting Mr. Green, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1999.

Waiting for Godot, Matrix Theatre Company, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Frank Ryan, a recurring role, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1975-77.

(Sometimes credited as Andrew J. Robinson) Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), UPN, 1993-99.

Cousin Yuri, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Reb Rayburne, Once an Eagle, NBC, 1976.

Sergeant Maylon Stark, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.

Jack Mallard, The Atlanta Child Murders, CBS, 1985.

Dr. Phillip Eckhart, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sheriff Moore, "House of Evil," ABC Mystery Movie, ABC, 1974.

Paul Kendra, "Right to an Attorney," Chase, 1974.

Frank Berlin, Someone I Touched, ABC, 1975.

Dr. Royce, Not My Kid, CBS, 1985.

Title role, Liberace, ABC, 1988.

Andrew Simms, The Lady Forgets, CBS, 1989.

Henry Willson, Rock Hudson, ABC, 1990.

Mort, Appearances, NBC, 1990.

Commissioner Garth, Prime Target, 1991.

Sheriff Aaron (some sources cite Anson) Starett, Into the Badlands, USA Network, 1991.

Sheriff Childs, Fatal Charm, Showtime, 1992.

Frank Spears, Criminal Behavior, ABC, 1992.

Senator, Homeland Security, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Andy, The Catcher, CBS, 1972.

Butch Kovack, The Family Kovack, CBS, 1974.

Willie Norman, Lanigan's Rabbi (also known as Friday the Rabbi Slept Late), NBC, 1976.

Frank Morrella, Reward, ABC, 1980.

(As Andy Robinson) Beau, Big Bend Country, 1981.

Seamus, Desperate, ABC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Three-Fifty-Two," N.Y.P.D., 1969.

(As Andy Robinson) John Harper, "Forever: Parts 1 & 2," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1972.

(As Andy Robinson) Lee Borden, "To Taste of Terror," The Rookies, 1972.

(As Andy Robinson) German major, "Incident at Vichy," Hollywood Theatre, PBS, 1973.

(As Andy Robinson) Johnny, "Crossties," Kung Fu, 1974.

(As Andy Robinson) Billy Kempson, "Prelude to Vengeance," The Rookies, 1974.

(As Andy Robinson) "Come Eleven, Come Twelve," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1974.

(As Andy Robinson) "The Case of the Violent Valley," The New Perry Mason, 1974.

Drew, "Each Day a Miracle," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), 1975.

Archie Kimbro, "Spooks for Sale," The Streets of San Francisco, 1975.

(As Andy Robinson) Leon, "I Want to Report a Dream," Kojak, 1975.

Jim Bracken, "Reflections," Harry O, 1975.

Shipping clerk, "The Sentry," Kolchak: The Night Stalker (also known as The Night Stalker), 1975.

"And Sorrow for Angels," Doctors' Hospital, 1975.

"The Book of Fear," Bert D'Angelo/Superstar, 1976.

Sonny Holland, "Band of Evil," Barnaby Jones, 1976.

"Any Second Now," S.W.A.T., 1976.

Ron "Ronnie" McGuire, "The Cannibals," The Streets of San Francisco, 1977.

Roger Layton, "Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton," Kojak, 1978.

Dr. Dan Rhodes, "Life and Death," The Incredible Hulk, 1978.

McTieg, "The Con Caper," The Amazing Spiderman, 1978.

"Murder on the Flip Side," The Eddie Capra Mysteries, 1978.

Bill Clayton, "Hot Wheels," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1979.

Robert Curtis, "Echo of a Distant Battle: Parts 1 & 2," Barnaby Jones, 1979.

Mick Steele, "This Lady Is Murder," Hart to Hart, 1979.

Mitchell, "The Valley Strangler," Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Columbo, Kate Loves a Mystery, and Kate the Detective), 1979.

"A Family of Winners," Insight, 1979.

Sangree, "Makin' Tracks," Young Maverick, 1980.

Phil Devine, "Murder in the Key of C," Barnaby Jones, 1980.

Derek Razzio, "Golden Gate Cop Killer: Parts 1 & 2," Vega$, 1980.

Billy Joe Pruitt, "The Hazzardville Horror," The Dukes of Hazzard, 1980.

Wilson, "Hostages," 240-Robert, 1981.

Phil Eberhardt, "The Candidate," Falcon Crest, 1982.

Chris Stofford, "Resurrection of Carlini," The Greatest American Hero, 1982.

Billy Joe Pruitt, "The Treasure of Soggy Marsh," The Dukes of Hazzard, 1982.

The New F.B.I., 1982.

Mike Huntington, "Emily, by Hart," Hart to Hart, 1983.

"Eye Witness Blues," The Rousters, 1983.

Jackson, "The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing," The A-Team, 1983.

Deputy Rance, "The White Ballot," The A-Team, 1983.

Jonathan Redfield, "Here's Another Fine Mess," Matt Houston, 1983.

Frank Kelly, "Filial Duty," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985.

Oliver Bancroft, "Death Trap," Matt Houston, 1985.

"The Face of Gabriel Ortiz," This Is the Life, 1985.

President John F. Kennedy, "Profile in Silver," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Mr. Nelson, "Family Connections," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1986.

Mr. Williams, "Private Channel," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1987.

Leslie Hunziger, "Plastic Fantastic Lovers," Moonlighting, 1989.

Stanley Hayden, "The Broker," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Gregory Edmonson, "He's a Crowd," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Frank Hayes, "The Defense," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Phillip Marietta, "Consultation," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Leo Cabe, "A Shadow in the Night," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1993.

Ambrose Griffith, "A Killing in Cork," Murder, She Wrote, 1993.

Solomon Box, "To Prey in Darkness," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

Solomon Box, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

Solomon Box, "Revelation," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

James Harris, "An Egg to Die For," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Michael Foster, "The Person Formerly Known as Lowell," Wings, NBC, 1995.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) "Sleeping Dogs," Nothing Sacred, 1998.

Dr. Ian Detweiler, "Alpha," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Admiral Thomas Kly, "Rogue," JAG, CBS, 1999.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Robert Dunlop, "The Waiting Room," The Sentinel, 1999.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Lieutenant Jenkins, "Flesh & Blood," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Richard Tynan, "No Quarter," Martial Law, The Nashville Network, 2000.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Daniel Wade, "Pianissimo," Profiler, NBC, 2000.

Daniel McGill, "Gray vs. Gray," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Jesse, "Secrets," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.

Jesse, "Once Upon a Family," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Edmond Solomon, "The Firm," The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Carl Monroe, "Upstairs Downstairs," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Admiral Thomas Kly, "Whole New Ball Game," JAG, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Gregory Waples, "The Trial of Bernhard Goetz" (special), American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

Kenneth, Matt's Million, 1996.

Television Director; Series:

Judging Amy, CBS, multiple episodes, between 2001 and 2005.

Television Director as Andrew J. Robinson; Episodic:

"Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), UPN, 1996.

"Blood Fever," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1996.

"Unforgettable," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1998.

Film Appearances:

(As Andy Robinson) Scorpio killer, Dirty Harry, Warner Bros., 1971.

Harman Sullivan, Charley Varrick (also known as Kill Charley Varrick), Universal, 1973.

(As Andy Robinson) Pat Reaves (some sources cite Pat Reavis), The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975.

Coley Phipps, Mackintosh and T. J., Penland, 1975.

Steve McCoy, A Woman for All Men (also known as Deadly Intrigue and Part Time Wife), 1975.

Dr. Vinton, Mask (also known as Peter Bogdanovich's "Mask"), Universal, 1985.

Detective Monte, Cobra, Warner Bros., 1986.

Larry Cotton and Frank Cotton, Hellraiser (also known as Clive Barker's "Hellraiser"), New World, 1987.

Pretty Boy Floyd, The Verne Miller Story (also known as Gangland and Verne Miller), 1987.

Harvey, Shoot to Kill (also known as Deadly Pursuit), Buena Vista, 1988.

Larry Cotton (in archive footage), Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1988.

Sergeant Botnick, Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking), Universal, 1991.

Commissioner, Prime Target, 1991.

Colonel Daddy Muthuh, Trancers III (also known as Death Lives, Future Cop III, and Trancers 3: Deth Lives), 1992.

Frank, There Goes My Baby (also known as The Last Days of Paradise), Orion, 1993.

Hawthorne, The Puppet Masters (also known as Robert Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters"), Buena Vista, 1994.

Sheriff Sean Braddock, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (also known as Pumpkinhead II, Pumpkinhead 2: The Demon Returns, and The Revenge of Pumpkinhead: Blood Wings), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1994.

Newspaperman, The Moravian Massacre, 1996.

(As Andrew J. Robinson) Captain Don Gibbs, Running Woman, Concorde, 1998.

The super, Archibald the Rainbow Painter (also known as The Homefront), 1998.

Larry Cotton and Frank Cotton (in archive footage), Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Flixmix, 2001.

Timothy Flint, The Making of Daniel Boone, 2003.

Dr. Albert Krentz, A Question of Loyalty (short film), 2005.



(As Andy Robinson) Voice of Sheriff Sean Braddock, Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge (video game), 1995.

Voice of Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Fallen (video game), 1999.

(As Andy Robinson) Dirty Harry: The Original, Warner Home Video, 2001.

(As Andy Robinson) Voice of Theodoric Cassel, Earth and Beyond (video game), Electronic Arts, 2002.



Memoirs of Jesus (solo show), Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1993.

Author of Last Chance Saloon and Springvoices, both LaMama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City.

Other Writings:

Author of a science fiction novel, A Stitch in Time.



Cinefantastique, November, 1997, pp. 56-58.

Cult Times, March, 1998, pp. 20-23.

Starlog, April, 1997.

Star Trek Monthly, June, 1998; January, 2000; July, 2000, pp. 72-75.

TV Zone Special, July, 1999, pp. 34-38.

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