skip navigation
Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Captain Horatio Hornblower... In one of his favorite roles, screen legend Gregory Peck plays the valiant... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Counterblast DVD The world is in danger in the gripping sci-fi thriller "Counterblast" (1948)! An... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years... Over his 35 years with Warner Bros., Clint Eastwood's success as an actor and... more info $179.98was $179.98 Buy Now

Where Eagles Dare DVD The mission is clear. Get in. Get the general. Get out. Commandos charged with... more info $5.99was $12.98 Buy Now

Essential Eastwood: Action Collection... When he wasn't chasing down bad guys as "Dirty Harry" or riding the West as the... more info $19.99was $34.98 Buy Now

The Spikes Gang DVD Lee Marvin gives a spellbinding performance as a wounded outlaw who appears as a... more info $14.99was $19.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: March 2, 1992
Born: October 19, 1909 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, cashier, salesman

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

The rugged appearance of this craggy-faced, Canadian-born actor made him a natural for tough guy roles, especially in British crime films of the 1950s. Beatty's voice became familiar to North American listeners as he described the WWII bombings of London for the BBC's Overseas News Service and, after the war, as detective Philip O'Dell on radio. Beatty was a prolific performer on TV as well as in film through the 80s and portrayed President Ronald Reagan in the 1987 PBS dramatization "Breakthrough at Reykjavik".

The rugged appearance of this craggy-faced, Canadian-born actor made him a natural for tough guy roles, especially in British crime films of the 1950s. Beatty's voice became familiar to North American listeners as he described the WWII bombings of London for the BBC's Overseas News Service and, after the war, as detective Philip O'Dell on radio. Beatty was a prolific performer on TV as well as in film through the 80s and portrayed President Ronald Reagan in the 1987 PBS dramatization "Breakthrough at Reykjavik".

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Return of Sam McCloud, The (1989) William Maitland
2.
 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Us President
3.
 Superman III (1983) Tanker Captain
4.
 Amateur, The (1981) Ambassador Neville
5.
 Unidentified Flying Oddball, The (1979) Senator Milburn
6.
 Golden Rendezvous (1977) Howard Taubman
7.
 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Us Admiral
8.
 Gathering Storm, The (1974) Lord Beaverbrook
9.
 Sitting Target (1972) Gun Dealer
10.
 Pope Joan (1972) Dr Corwin
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Worked as salesman and cashier while appearing in amateur stage productions
1937:
Went to London to train for the stage
1937:
First role on London stage in "Idiot's Delight"; also understudied Raymond Massey
1938:
Film acting debut in "Murder in Soho"
:
Worked as a newsreader for the BBC's North American Overseas News Service early in WWII, describing the bombing of London to American listeners
1945:
Appeared in London production of "A Bell for Adano"
:
Portrayed President Ronald Reagan in public TV dramatization "Breakthrough at Reykjavik"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of Toronto: Toronto , Ontario -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1937

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute