Willard Robertson


Actor

About

Also Known As
Williard Robertson
Birth Place
Runnels, Texas, USA
Born
January 01, 1886
Died
April 05, 1948

Biography

Willard Robertson was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Robertson's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "Last of the Duanes" (1930), the western "The Cisco Kid" (1931) with Warner Baxter and "Graft" (1931). He also appeared in "Fair Warning" (1931), "Skippy" (1931) with Jackie Cooper and "City Streets" (1931). He continued to act in produc...

Biography

Willard Robertson was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Robertson's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "Last of the Duanes" (1930), the western "The Cisco Kid" (1931) with Warner Baxter and "Graft" (1931). He also appeared in "Fair Warning" (1931), "Skippy" (1931) with Jackie Cooper and "City Streets" (1931). He continued to act in productions like "Murder in the Private Car" (1934), the Barbara Stanwyck drama "Gambling Lady" (1934) and the Warren William romance "Upperworld" (1934). He also appeared in "Death on the Diamond" (1934) with Robert Young. Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Torchy Gets Her Man" (1938), the Fred MacMurray drama "Men With Wings" (1938) and "Kentucky" (1938). He also appeared in the western "Heritage of the Desert" (1939) with Donald Woods and the drama "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) with James Cagney. Robertson last acted in the comedy "Sitting Pretty" (1948) with Robert Young. Robertson passed away in April 1948 at the age of 62.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Sitting Pretty (1948)
Mr. Ashcroft
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
General Leeds
Deep Valley (1947)
Sheriff [Akers]
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Prison warden
Gallant Journey (1946)
Zachary Montgomery
Perilous Holiday (1946)
Graeme
The Virginian (1946)
Judge Henry
To Each His Own (1946)
Dr. Hunt
Renegades (1946)
Nathan Brockway
Along Came Jones (1945)
Luke Packard
Nine Girls (1944)
Capt. [Addison] Brooks
Background to Danger (1943)
McNamara
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Sheriff Risley
No Time for Love (1943)
President of construction company
Air Force (1943)
Colonel
Wake Island (1942)
Colonel Cameron
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Judge
Juke Girl (1942)
Mister Just
Night of January 16th (1941)
Inspector Donegan
Men of the Timberland (1941)
[Tim] MacGregor
The Monster and the Girl (1941)
Lieutenant Strickland
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Judge advocate
Texas (1941)
Wilson
My Little Chickadee (1940)
Uncle John
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Judge McQuade
Remember the Night (1940)
Francis X. O'Leary
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940)
Heber Kimball
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
Ragan
Heritage of the Desert (1939)
Nebraska
Two Bright Boys (1939)
Clayton
Range War (1939)
Buck Collins
My Son Is a Criminal (1939)
Tim Halloran, Sr.
Jesse James (1939)
Clarke
Union Pacific (1939)
Oakes Ames
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Lang
Union Pacific (1939)
Oake Ames
Main Street Lawyer (1939)
Ralston
Island in the Sky (1938)
Walter Rhodes
Kentucky (1938)
Bob Slocum
Gangs of New York (1938)
Inspector Sullivan
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
Gilbert also known as $100 Bailey
You and Me (1938)
Dayton
Men with Wings (1938)
Major General Hadley
Of Human Hearts (1938)
Recruiting officer
Exclusive (1937)
Mr. Franklin
John Meade's Woman (1937)
The governor
Roaring Timber (1937)
Harrigan
Larceny on the Air (1937)
"Mac" McDonald
Park Avenue Logger (1937)
Ben Morton
This Is My Affair (1937)
George Andrews
The Last Gangster (1937)
Broderick
Hot Water (1937)
Dr. Enfield
That Girl from Paris (1937)
Immigration officer
The Go Getter (1937)
Matt Peasley
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
[Inspector] Logan
The First Baby (1936)
Doctor Clarke
Three Godfathers (1936)
Reverend McLane
Dangerous Waters (1936)
Bill MacKeechie
I Married a Doctor (1936)
Guy Pollock
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Secretary Ingham
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
Walter Davies
Winterset (1936)
Policeman in the square
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Captain Winthrop
Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
Process server
Forced Landing (1935)
Martin Byrd
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)
[Dan] Hastings
The Virginia Judge (1935)
Plato Jones
His Night Out (1935)
[J. J.] Trent
Laddie (1935)
John Stanton
The Old Homestead (1935)
Uncle Jed
Black Fury (1935)
J. J. Welsh
Transient Lady (1935)
Editor Goring
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935)
Speaker
Straight from the Heart (1935)
District Attorney
Dante's Inferno (1935)
Inspector Harris
Operator 13 (1934)
Captain [Cornelius] Channing
I'll Tell the World (1934)
Hardwick
One Is Guilty (1934)
Wells Deveroux
Two Alone (1934)
George Marshall
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
Executive officer
Murder in the Private Car (1934)
Hanks [alias of Elwood Carson]
Have a Heart (1934)
Schauber
Let's Talk It Over (1934)
Doctor Preston
Million Dollar Baby (1934)
Doctor
Elinor Norton (1934)
Ranch foreman
Upper World (1934)
Captain Reynolds
Wild Gold (1934)
Boss at dam
Gambling Lady (1934)
District Attorney
Housewife (1934)
The judge
Mills of the Gods (1934)
Thomas
Death on the Diamond (1934)
[Lieutenant] Cato
Dark Hazard (1934)
Fallen
Whirlpool (1934)
[Judge] Morrison
The Secret Bride (1934)
Rep. Grosvenor
Heat Lightning (1934)
Everett Marshall
Supernatural (1933)
Warden
Central Airport (1933)
Havana manager
Another Language (1933)
Harry [Hallam]
Trick for Trick (1933)
Dr. Frank Fitzgerald
Tugboat Annie (1933)
[Red] Severn
East of Fifth Avenue (1933)
Dr. Morgan
Destination Unknown (1933)
Joe Shane
Heroes for Sale (1933)
The sheriff
The World Changes (1933)
Mr. Peterson
Lady Killer (1933)
Conroy
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Captain of detectives
Ever in My Heart (1933)
The Mad Game (1933)
Warden
Frisco Jenny (1933)
Capt. of Police
Roman Scandals (1933)
Warren F. Cooper
The Gay Caballero (1932)
Major Lawrence Blount
Call Her Savage (1932)
Pete Springer
Wild Girl (1932)
Red Pete
Behind the Mask (1932)
[Captain E. J.] Hawkes
Rider of Death Valley (1932)
Bill Joyce
Virtue (1932)
Mackensie
Born to Fight (1932)
Dad Kinney
The Broken Wing (1932)
Sylvester Cross
The Texas Bad Man (1932)
Milton Keefe
Central Park (1932)
Captain of detectives
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Prison board chairman
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932)
Sergeant Murdock
So Big (1932)
The doctor
If I Had a Million (1932)
Fred
Doctor X (1932)
O'Halloran
Tom Brown of Culver (1932)
Captain White
Guilty As Hell (1932)
Sergeant Alcock
Steady Company (1932)
Pop Henley
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
The sheriff
Fair Warning (1931)
Tex Calder
The Ruling Voice (1931)
Bailey
Graft (1931)
Scudder
The Cisco Kid (1931)
Enos Hankins
Silence (1931)
Phil Powers
Skippy (1931)
Dr. [Herbert] Skinner
Shanghaied Love (1931)
Newman
Sooky (1931)
Dr. [Herbert] Skinner
Murder by the Clock (1931)
Police captain
Once a Sinner (1931)
Speaker at party
Last of the Duanes (1930)
Captain of the Rangers
Daughters of the Night (1924)
Professor Woodbury

Writer (Feature Film)

Daughters of the Night (1924)
Scen
Daughters of the Night (1924)
Story

Music (Feature Film)

Arkansas Judge (1941)
Composer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Skippy (1931) - Almost Nearly Dressed First scene introducing Jackie Cooper in his star-making title role, with parents (Willard Robertson, Enid Bennett), from Skippy, 1931, based on the Percy Lee Crosby comic strip.
To Each His Own (1946) - This May Sting A Little Deep into her flashback taking place in her American hometown more than 20 years earlier, Jody (Olivia De Havilland) barely meets handsome flier Cosgrove (John Lund), with her father (Griff Barnett) and war bond enthusiast Clinton (Arthur Loft), in Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946.
Air Force (1943) - Take A Good Look At Pearl Harbor Captain Quincannon (John Ridgely) advises the crew (Harry Carey, Gig Young, John Garfield, Arthur Kennedy et al) to take a good look at Pearl Harbor, following the raid, in Howard Hawks' Air Force, 1943.
Last Of The Mohicans, The (1936) - This Is Merely A Skirmish British Colonel Munro (Hugh Buckler) in Albany, 1757, hopes to recruit Colonial troops, but the proper fight begins when Randolph Scott appears, as James Fenimore Cooper’s Hawkeye, not swayed by the pitch from Major Hayward (Henry Wilcoxon), in The Last Of The Mohicans, 1936.
Virginian, The (1946) - Needs Breaking Gentle Amorous Joel McCrea (title character) with the judge (Willard Robertson) arriving at the party for the new schoolteacher, peeling his wobbly pal Steve (Sonny Tufts) away from rustler Trampas (Brian Donlevy), before an awkward meeting with herself (Barbara Britton), in The Virginian, 1946.
Gallant Journey (1946) - No Pantywaist Geezer Jim (Charlie Ruggles) regales local youth about little known California aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery (Glenn Ford, introduced in flashback), also smitten Regina (Janet Blair) and crusty dad (Willard Robertson), in William A. Wellman's bio-pic Gallant Journey, 1946.
Doctor X (1932) - Somnambulist Reporter Taylor (Lee Tracy) is spying on Lionel Atwill (title character) and cops when his daughter Joan (Fay Wray) shows up with a gun, then another odd event, in Warner Bros' 2-strip Technicolor Doctor X, 1932.

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