Roy Roberts


Actor

About

Birth Place
Tampa, Florida
Born
March 19, 1900
Died
May 28, 1975

Biography

Roy Roberts was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Roberts appeared in such films as "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943), the Anne Baxter biographical drama "The Sullivans" (1944) and "Tampico" (1944) with Edward G Robinson. He also appeared in the drama "Roger Touhy, Gangster" (1944) with Preston Foster, "Wilson" (1945) and the drama "A Bell For Adan...

Biography

Roy Roberts was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Roberts appeared in such films as "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943), the Anne Baxter biographical drama "The Sullivans" (1944) and "Tampico" (1944) with Edward G Robinson. He also appeared in the drama "Roger Touhy, Gangster" (1944) with Preston Foster, "Wilson" (1945) and the drama "A Bell For Adano" (1945) with John Hodiak. His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like the crime picture "The Reckless Moment" (1949) with James Mason, the action film "Chain Lightning" (1950) with Humphrey Bogart and "Borderline" (1950). He also appeared in the adventure "The Palomino" (1950) with Jerome Courtland. Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "The King and Four Queens" (1956) with Clark Gable, the Efrem Zimbalist Jr. drama "The Chapman Report" (1962) and the Brian Keith adaptation "Those Calloways" (1964). He also appeared in "I'll Take Sweden" (1965) with Bob Hope and the Rod Taylor dramatic adaptation "Hotel" (1967). Roberts was most recently credited in "The Christmas Angel" (NBC, 1998-99). Roberts passed away in May 1975 at the age of 69.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Outfit (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Judge
This Savage Land (1969)
Elizabeth's father
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
1st vice president
Hotel (1967)
Bailey
Tammy and the Millionaire (1967)
Governor Alden
I'll Take Sweden (1965)
Ship's captain
Those Calloways (1965)
E. J. Fletcher
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Underwater City (1962)
Tim Graham
The Chapman Report (1962)
Alan Roby
The White Squaw (1956)
Purvis
Backlash (1956)
Major Carson
Yaqui Drums (1956)
Matt Quigg
The Boss (1956)
Tim Brady
The King and Four Queens (1956)
Sheriff Tom Larrabee
The First Texan (1956)
[Sam] Sherman
The Last Command (1955)
Dr. Sutherland
Stranger on Horseback (1955)
Sam Kettering
The Eternal Sea (1955)
Medical captain
Wyoming Renegades (1955)
Sheriff McVey
Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
Chief Ranger Will Erickson
I Cover the Underworld (1955)
District Attorney
The Outlaw Stallion (1954)
Hagen
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Captain of the <I>Eagle</I>
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Doc Jameson
They Rode West (1954)
Sgt. Creever
Second Chance (1953)
Charlie Malloy
House of Wax (1953)
Matthew Burke
The Glory Brigade (1953)
Sgt. Chuck Anderson
San Antone (1953)
John Chisum
Tumbleweed (1953)
Nick Buckley
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Sen. Mark Sheldon
The Lone Hand (1953)
Mr. Skaggs
One Minute to Zero (1952)
General Thomas
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Maj. George Porter Houston
The Big Trees (1952)
Judge Crenshaw
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)
Maj. Gladwin
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Chief Tayls
Cripple Creek (1952)
Marshal John Tetheroe
The Cimarron Kid (1952)
Pat Roberts
Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
Capt. Graymont
My Favorite Spy (1951)
Johnson
Stage to Tucson (1951)
Jim Maroon
The Enforcer (1951)
Capt. Frank Nelson
The Man with a Cloak (1951)
Policeman
Santa Fe (1951)
Cole Sanders
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
Father Novac
The Tanks Are Coming (1951)
Major general
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Capt. Gibbs
Sierra (1950)
Sheriff Knudson
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Mayor
The Second Face (1950)
Allan Wesson
Borderline (1950)
Harvey Gumbin
Chain Lightning (1950)
General Hewitt
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Charles De Haven
The Palomino (1950)
Ben Lane
Bodyhold (1950)
Charlie Webster
Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
Harry Bowers
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
Marshal Peak
A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
Uncle George
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Nagle
Flaming Fury (1949)
Capt. Taplinger
Force of Evil (1949)
Ben Tucker
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
Foreman
Chicago Deadline (1949)
Jerry Cavanaugh
Joan of Arc (1948)
Wandamme, a Burgundian captain
No Minor Vices (1948)
Mr. Felton
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Al Shanks
Captain from Castile (1948)
Captain Alvarado
Gentleman's Agreement (1948)
Mr. Calkins
He Walked by Night (1948)
Captain Breen
The Gay Intruders (1948)
Charles McNulty
Nightmare Alley (1947)
McGraw
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Mr. Foster
The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Tom Warren
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Dan's attorney
The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
Lt. Breeze
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Captain Rampey
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Mayor
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946)
Mitchell
Behind Green Lights (1946)
Max Calvert
Smoky (1946)
Jeff
Strange Triangle (1946)
Harry Mathews
Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946)
J. P. Hartley
Wilson (1945)
Ike Hoover
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Col. Middleton
Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
Marty Hannon
The Caribbean Mystery (1945)
Capt. Van den Bark
Within These Walls (1945)
Martin Deutsch
The Sullivans (1944)
Father Francis
Tampico (1944)
Crawford
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Frank Williams
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Capt. Jim Cross

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Inherit the Wind (1960)
Chief gaffer
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Chief set Electrician
Omar Khayyam (1957)
Gaffer
Stalag 17 (1953)
Gaffer
Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
Gaffer
The Accused (1949)
Gaffer
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Gaffer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)
Production Assistant
The Great McGinty (1940)
Gaffer
I Love That Man (1933)
Chief Electrician
College Humor (1933)
Chief Electrician

Cast (Special)

The Marriage Broker (1957)
Don Chancelor (Guest)
Alias Mike Hercules (1956)
Walter Harding (Guest)

Producer (Special)

Miss A. and Miss M. (1993)
Producer
A Tale of Two Cities (1989)
Producer
A Wreath of Roses (1989)
Producer
The Ebony Tower (1987)
Producer
December Flower (1987)
Producer
A Dedicated Man (1985)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Special)

The Christmas Angel (1998)
Pyrotechnics

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

He Walked By Night (1948) - Hand Me That Hammer Crime-lab whiz Lee (Jack Webb) works some magic for cops Jones (James Cardwell) and Brennan (Scott Brady), impressing Captain Breen (Roy Roberts) in He Walked By Night, 1948.
House Of Wax (1953) - They Always Want A Corpse Burke (Roy Roberts), believing he's successfully offed his partner in a fire and collected the insurance money, boasting for cute but conniving Cathy (Carolyn Jones), then assailed by a phantom guy (Who might be Vincent Price!), in House Of Wax, 1953.
My Darling Clementine (1946) - Indian Charlie The cattle-driving Earp brothers (Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Tim Holt) arrive at the fancied-up barber shop in Tombstone when trouble arises, with some racism, early in John Ford's My Darling Clementine, 1946.
Chain Lightning (1950) - Make Him Come Down! Distinctly not-bad special effects, Roy Roberts a general running a flight test, Raymond Massey the aviation kingpin, Eleanor Parker the panicked girlfriend of the pilot, revealed to be Humphrey Bogart, Stuart Heisler directing, opening the jet-age melodrama Chain Lightning, 1950.
Chain Lightning (1950) - Never Mind The Clusters Dragged to a party at the home of an aircraft tycoon (Raymond Massey), veteran pilot Matt (Humphrey Bogart) with pal "Hink" (James Brown), surprised by ex-girlfriend Jo (Eleanor Parker), escorted by engineer Troxell (Richard Whorf), then cornered by his ex-commander (Roy Roberts), in Chain Lightning, 1950.
Boss, The (1956) - Middle Class City Ghost-screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's opening, 1919, introducing doughboy Matt (John Payne), two comrades (William Bishop, Bob Morgan) griping on parade, big brother Tim (Roy Roberts) and girlfriend Elsie (Doe Avedon), in The Boss, 1956.
House Of Wax (1953) - Historic Peep Show Director Andre de Toth's excellent opening shots and introduction of Professor Jarrod (Vincent Price), entering into a cordial disagreement with his partner Burke (Roy Roberts), in Warner Bros.' 1953 version of House Of Wax.

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