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Robert Stack

Robert Stack


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Also Known As: Died: May 14, 2003
Born: January 13, 1919 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Recess: School's Out (2001) as Voice Of Superintendent
For the kids of Third Street School, there's only one thing better than recess, and that's summer vacation. It's been a long, hard year, and now, T.J. Detweiler is ready to play hard--he's got nothing to do except hang out with friends. T.J.'s plans go awry, however, when he finds out that all his p
Killer Bud (2001)
Two total losers, Waylon and Buzz, embark on a crazy misadventure to impress their reluctant dates, Barbie and Kristi. All they have to do is break into a discount food store and "score" the coveted Feed Bag. It isn't long before Waylon and Buzz are being chased by a drug dealer, a copy story cler
View from the Top (2001)
A comedy centering around Donna, a young woman from meager beginnings, who has high hopes for the future and dreams of living the glamorous life. Donna dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant, and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true. The roa
Totally Irresponsible (2000) as The Gooch
Two rich women offer a job to unemployed buddies Waylon and Buzz, but can they keep their act together long enough to complete the assignment?
Mumford (1999) as Himself
The story of a young psychologist who hangs out his shingle in a small town that, curiously, is also called Mumford. Dr. Mumford is soon dispensing no-nonsense therapy to an array of quirky locals who are won over by his genuine attentiveness and surprising frankness. Mumford's unusual style opens n
From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff (1999)
The legacy of actor-teacher Michael Chekhov and his student-protege George Shdanoff on classical Hollywood actors such as Gregory Peck and Patricia Neal is explored. Coming to Hollywood during World War II, both men helped to create and define a school of acting that offered an alternative to Stanis
Sealed With a Kiss (1999) as Sumner Etheridge
Bennett is engaged to be married to his boss' daughter, Christina, and once he lands a big account he'll be made a partner in the firm. But during a golf outing with a prospective client, Bennett sinks a hole-in-one, putting his career in jeopardy by breaking the unspoken rule -- let the client win.
Baseketball (1998) as Beer Cheerleader
Two slacker friends invent a hybrid game--a combination of baseball and basketball--in their driveway which becomes a huge sensation and makes them famous.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) as Voice
Beavis, a blond guy in a Metallica t-shirt, and Butt-head, a dark-haired guy in an AC/DC t-shirt -- two teenagers obsessed with their as-yet unfulfilled desire to score with 'chicks' -- have finally moved off the couch. The duo's journey across America begins when their TV is stolen. Beavis and Butt
Overview of Gable's memorable career. Hosted by Liam Neeson.
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) as Himself
Presented by an impressive lineup of collegues and admirers, a documentary about the long-underrated talent of the late legendary action director William A. Wellman (1896-1975), one of Hollywood''s most distinguished journeymen helmers. William A. Wellman drew on his experiences as a fighter pilot during World War I to create a series of films about men of action as rugged, sentimental, raucous and tender as the director himself. He was equally noted for his off-screen battles with executives; and after building his career at Paramount and Warner Bros., Wellman vowed never to sign another long-term studio contract, and went on his way, refusing to take guff from anybody!
Return of Eliot Ness, The (1991) as Eliot Ness
Federal agent Eliot Ness returns to Chicago in 1947, sixteen years after winning fame as the man who put Al Capone behind bars. This time Ness fights murderous underworld kingpin Art "Roses" Malto.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) as Doctor Ellison
Convinced that he''s dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
Caddyshack II (1988) as Chandler Young
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
Plain Clothes (1988) as Mr Gardner--Principal
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987) as Jordan White
Perry Mason returns in the fifth television movie about the famed lawyer. This time around, a publisher is accused of murdering a successful horror novelist in a haunted hotel.
Transformers - The Movie (1986) as Voice Of Ultra Magnus
The heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons are two factions of transforming robots who are fighting a war on the planet Cybertron. Further complicating matters is the giant planet Unicron, which can consume anything in its path. Unicron must be stopped and the Autobots possess the only thing that
Midas Valley (1985) as Drew Hammond
A television movie depicting the passion and intrigue that reign as alliances and rivalries change daily in the highly competitive world of computer electronics in Northern California's Silicon Valley.
Big Trouble (1985) as Winslow
An unhappy wife tries to get her insurance agent to help her kill her husband.
Uncommon Valor (1983) as Hugh Macgregor
A man''s son has been missing in Vietnam for ten years. No longer able to live the nightmare of not knowing whether his son is dead or alive, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Utilizing the strength of his own convictions, he enlists the help of a number of men to rescue his son and all the MIAs.
Airplane! (1980) as Rex Kramer
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Undercover With the KKK (1979) as Narrator
The story of Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., who worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate a Klan klavern in his Alabama hometown, later testifying as a key prosecution witness during the trial of several klansmen and writing about it in his book, "My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan." Filmed in the s
1941 (1979) as General Stilwell
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
Un Second Souffle (1978) as Francois Davis
Most Wanted (1976) as Lincoln Evers
In this pilot for the short-lived 1976-77 Robert Stack series, a specialized police unit, made up of a dedicated homicide detective, a lady psychologist, an undercover cop and an electronic gadgetry expert, tracks down the merciless killer whose victims have included Catholic nuns.
Murder on Flight 502 (1975) as Captain Larkin
A road-company "Airport" with a stellar cast being menaced by a maniac on a transatlantic jet who has murdered once and threatens to kill again. Rock-jawed Robert Stack is the stalwart, unflappable pilot; his wife Rosemary and daughter Elizabeth have key roles.
Adventures of the Queen (1975) as Captain James Morgan
A luxury cruise ship is threatened with destruction -- with all aboard -- as part of a deadly vendetta against a multi-millionaire passenger in true Irwin Allen seagoing disaster style. The liner Queen Mary provided the backdrop for this suspense movie.
Strange and Deadly Occurrence, The (1974) as Michael Rhodes
A family's move to a new home in a remote area coincides with a series of mysterious accidents, and they soon realize that someone is deadly serious about getting them out of the house.
Story of a Woman (1970) as David Frasier
Action Man (1969) as Jim Beckley
A retired, and now wealthy, old crook teams up with an American to pull one last heist job.
The Corrupt Ones (1967) as Cliff Wilder
Action Man (1967)
Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Gen. Edwin Sibert
Resistance fighters and secret agents struggle to keep the Nazis from destroying Paris before their retreat.
The Caretakers (1963) as Dr. Donovan MacLeod
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
The Scarface Mob (1962) as Eliot Ness
The pilot for the series of the same title. The exploits of Eliot Ness, the leader of an elite group of Treasury Department agents assigned to battle the underworld. In the pilot episode, broadcast as two one-hour segments of "Desilu Playhouse," Ness attempts to break up Al Capone's gang.
The Last Voyage (1960) as Cliff Henderson
Passengers and crew fight to escape a sinking ocean liner.
John Paul Jones (1959) as John Paul Jones
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
The Tarnished Angels (1958) as Roger Shumann
A newsman falls for the wife of a barnstorming pilot whose work he's covering.
The Gift of Love (1958) as Bill Beck
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
Written on the Wind (1957) as Kyle Hadley
A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband''s best friend.
Great Day in the Morning (1956) as Owen Pentecost
The Civil War triggers unrest in Colorado.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) as Tom Baker
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
House of Bamboo (1955) as Sgt. Kenner, also known as Eddie Spanier
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague''''s murder.
War Paint (1954) as Lt. Billings
Bloodthirsty renegades try to stop a Cavalry lieutenant from delivering a peace treaty to a powerful Indian chief.
The High and the Mighty (1954) as "Skipper" Sullivan
When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.
The Iron Glove (1954) as Charles Wogan
A Scottish adventurer infiltrates the court of George I to prepare for a revolution.
Sabre Jet (1953) as Col. Gil Manton
A reporter covering the lives of Air Force wives during the Korean War runs into her estranged husband, an Air Force colonel.
Conquest of Cochise (1953) as Major Burke
A cavalry major tries to prevent an Indian war.
Bwana Devil (1952) as Robert Hayward
A British railway engineer in Kenya tries to capture the lions attacking his workers.
Bullfighter and the Lady (1951) as Johnny Regan
An American takes up bullfighting to impress the ladies but learns to respect the sport.
My Outlaw Brother (1951) as Patrick O'More
A ranger tries to pry his brother from the Mexican bandit gang he's joined.
Mr. Music (1950) as Jefferson Blake
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Capt. Stu Hamilton
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Nicky Van Alen
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
A Date with Judy (1948) as Stephen I. Andrews
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Lieut. Stanislav Sobinski
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
Men of Texas (1942) as Barry Conovan
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Chuck [S.] Brewer
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as Jim Holliday
Nice Girl? (1941) as Don Webb
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
The Mortal Storm (1940) as Otto Von Rohn
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Bob [Terry]
First Love (1939) as Ted Drake
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.

Cast (special)

Lana Turner: A Daughter's Memoir (2001) as Interviewee
A rare behind the scenes look at the tragedies and bitter disappointments that plagued one of MGM''''s most popular leading ladies.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary profile of Walt Disney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2001. The program reveals the story of many Disney innovations, including the first Disney cartoon with sound ("Steamboat Willie"), the first cartoon in color ("Flowers and Trees"), and the story behind the mammo
Carole Lombard: Hollywood's Profane Angel (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Carole Lombard. Born Jane Alice Peters in 1908, Lombard was killed in an airplane crash in January 1942 as she returned from a World War II bond rally.
Leslie Nielsen: Naked Laughter (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Leslie Nielsen.
Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Yvonne DeCarlo.
Rock Hudson: Acting the Part (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of the late actor Rock Hudson.
Kennedys: Power, Seduction and Hollywood: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (1998) as Interviewee
Two-part documentary looks at the Kennedys, America's political dynasty, and their relationships within the entertainment industry.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California, honoring and inducting individuals into the ATAS Hall of Fame who have made significant contributions to the television industry.
Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress Barbara Stanwyck.
Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress and singer Judy Garland. Includes over 40 original interviews, never-before-seen film footage, photographs of Garland throughout her career and her performances of more than 20 American standards.
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
Tube Test Two (1991)
An interactive special designed to test viewer knowledge of the television medium in such categories as unbelievable things; cops, spies and private eyes; TV milestones.
Soap Opera Awards (1990)
Coverage of the 6th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards honoring the winners, from 22 categories, selected by "Soap Opera Digest" magazine readers.
Jimmy Doolittle: An American Hero (1989) as Narration
A documentary that chronicles the life and career of daredevil pilot, Jimmy Doolittle, who led an air attack on Toyko four months after the devastation of Pearl Harbor.
Christmas With the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit (1989)
Live broadcast of a three-hour benefit for the victims of the Armenian and San Francisco Bay Area earthquakes.
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1989)
Coverage of the presentation to Elizabeth Taylor of the second annual America's Hope Award, given to an individual deemed to exemplify the American spirit. Highlights include clips from Taylor's film career; serenades by Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Carol Burnett and Dudley Moore; and a production n
55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade (1988)
NBC's annual New Year's Eve telecast of the King Orange Jamboree Parade, live from Miami, Florida.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1986)
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
Honorable Sam Houston, The (1975) as Governor Sam Houston
A dramatic-historical special, broadcast as part of ABC's "American Heritage" series, focusing on Sam Houston, the founding father of the Republic of Texas.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

George Washington (1984) as General John Stark
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Hollywood Wives (1986) as George Lancaster
Trash-wallowers, if TV ratings are a believable barometer, were beside themselves with glee, savoring every minute of this three-part, six-hour adaptation of Jackie Collins' book about women who, according to the network publicity releases, "are caught up in the low life and high society of the film

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