Robert Forster Biography (1941-)

Original name, Robert Wallace Foster, Jr.; born July 13, 1941, in Rochester,NY; son of Robert Wallace (an executive and animal trainer) and Grace Dorothy(maiden name, Montanarella) Foster; married June Provenzano, 1966 (divorced,c. 1975); married Zivia, 1978 (divorced, 1980); children: (with a companionnamed Marlene) Robert; (with Provenzano) Elizabeth, Kathrine ("Kate"; an actress and producer), Maeghen. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Guttman Associates Public Relations, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
July 13, 1941
Rochester, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Private Williams, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Warner Bros./SevenArts, 1967
  • John Cassellis, Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969
  • Narouz, Justine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Nick Tana, The Stalking Moon, National General, 1969
  • Gregory Lind, Pieces of Dreams, United Artists, 1970
  • Tony Hall, Run Shadow Run (also known as Cover Me Babe), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Frank, Journey through Rosebud, Cinerama, 1972
  • Frank, The Don Is Dead (also known as Beautiful but Deadlyand The Deadly Kiss), Universal, 1973
  • Glen Wilson, Stunts (also known as Who Is Killing the Stuntmen?), New Line Cinema, 1977
  • Nick Thorne, Avalanche, New World, 1978
  • Captain Dan Holland, The Black Hole, Buena Vista, 1979
  • (Uncredited) The Lady in Red (also known as Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin), New World, 1979
  • Detective David Madison, Alligator, Group 1, 1980
  • Linda (also known as Captive Women, Naked Super Witchesof the Rio Amore, Orgy of the Nymphomaniacs, Die Nackten Superhexen vom Rio Amore, and Orgia de ninfomanas), Gold Internacional/Lisa Films Produktion Rapid Film/Plata Films, 1980
  • Alan Arnoldi, Crunch (also known as Heartbreak High and The Kinky Coaches and the Pom Pom Pussycats), American International Pictures, 1981
  • Eddie Marino, Vigilante (also known as Street Gang), Film Ventures, 1982
  • Jason Walk, Walking the Edge (also known as The Hard Way),Empire, 1983
  • Harry, Hollywood Harry (also known as Harry's Kingdom and Harry's Machine), Cannon/Shapiro, 1985
  • Abdul, The Delta Force (also known as Mahatz Ha-Delta), Cannon, 1986
  • Dr. Desmond Moore, Committed, World Wide Entertainment, 1988
  • First gentleman, Tank Malling, 1989
  • Madero, Esmeralda Bay (also known as La Bahia Esmeralda), United Int.Pic.Cia, 1989
  • Sergeant Dan Jefferson, The Banker, Westwind/Virgin Vision, 1989
  • Jack Cotton, Checkered Flag, 1990
  • Yates, Peacemaker, Fries Entertainment, 1990
  • Lou Cherney, Satan's Princess (also known as Malediction),Paramount Home Video, 1991
  • Sergeant Tartaglia, 29th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Stonebridge, Diplomatic Immunity, Fries Home Video, 1991
  • Vinnie, In Between (also known as Bardo), 1991
  • Detective Ted Coleman, South Beach (also known as Night Caller), Prism Entertainment, 1993
  • Dr. Powell, Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence, Academy Entertainment,1993
  • Bob Sibley, Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (also known asBody Chemistry 3 and Body Chemistry III: Point of Seduction), New Horizons Home Video, 1994
  • Therapist, Cover Story, Arrow Releasing, 1994
  • Captain Dimaggio, Guns and Lipstick, 1995
  • Captain Jack Bitters, Scanner Cop II: Volkin's Revenge (also knownas Scanner Cop II, Scanner Cop 2, Scanner Cop Two, andScanners: The Showdown), Republic Pictures, 1995
  • Littman, American Yakuza (also known as Yakuza), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • Detective Slatten, Original Gangstas (also known as Hot City and War Zone), Orion, 1996
  • Michael Donahue, Hindsight, Bruder Releasing, 1996
  • Christian's father, The Method, 1997
  • Jake, American Perfekt, American Perfekt Productions, 1997
  • Max Cherry, Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch), Miramax, 1997
  • Congressperson Cummings, Uncle Sam, Unapix Entertainment, 1998
  • Dr. Fred Simon, Psycho, Universal, 1998
  • Odell Parks, Outside Ozona, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1998
  • Henry Musser, Family Tree, Independent Artists/Warner Vision Entertainment, 1999
  • Sal Fortuna, Kiss Toledo Goodbye, A-pix Entertainment, 1999
  • A. J. Marley, Supernova, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Barbequeman at wedding, Cowboys and Angels (also known as Kissed by an Angel), R.S. Entertainment, 2000
  • Colonel Partington, Me, Myself and Irene, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Eddie Miller, Diamond Men (also known as The Altoona Riding Club), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Henry, The Magic of Marciano, Outrider Pictures, 2000
  • Ray Parker, Great Sex, 2000
  • Wally, It's a Shame About Ray (short film), 2000
  • Detective Harry McKnight, Mulholland Dr. (also known as Mulholland Drive), Universal Focus, 2001
  • Jack, Strange Hearts (also known as Rat in the Can and Roads to Riches), Gold Circle Films, 2001
  • Joe Pitko, Lakeboat, Cowboy Booking International, 2001
  • Nathan's father, Human Nature, Fine Line Features, 2001
  • Officer Campbell, Finder's Fee, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Himself, The A-List (short film), Greta Films/Laurelwood Entertainment/Sticking Place Films, 2001
  • Himself, The Joe Spinell Story (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2001
  • Coach Wagner, Like Mike, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Bob, Where's Angelo?, Evolving Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Morgan Price, Confidence (also known as Confidence: After Dark and En toute confiance), Lions Gate Releasing, 2003
  • Roger Wixon, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Columbia, 2003
  • Stanley Parsons, Grand Theft Parsons, Swipe Films, 2004
  • Jack, D-War (also known as Dragon Wars), Yonggu-Art Movies,2005
  • Lloyd, Rise, Senator International, c. 2005
  • Wilson, Wild Seven, Beat Pirate Films, 2006
  • Appeared in Heat from Another Sun.
  • Film Work
  • Director and producer, Hollywood Harry (also known as Harry's Kingdom and Harry's Machine), Cannon/Shapiro, 1985
  • Executive producer, Diamond Men (also known as The Altoona Riding Club), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Miles C. Banyon, Banyon, NBC, 1972-73
  • Deputy Nakia Parker, Nakia, ABC, 1974
  • Gumshoe, Once a Hero, ABC, 1987
  • Voice of Major Forsberg, Spawn (animated; also known as Spawn:The Animated Series, Spawn 2, Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle, andTodd McFarlane's "Spawn"), HBO, 1997-99
  • Marshall Sisco, Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003, USA Network, 2004
  • Miniseries
  • Commander Jeff Selkirk, Goliath Awaits, 1981
  • Jay Aldrich, The Grid, TNT and BBC, 2004
  • Movies
  • Eric Benoit, The Death Squad, 1974
  • Lieutenant Matt Lewis, The City, 1977
  • The clone and Professor Paul Corwin, The Darker Side of Terror, 1978
  • Luke Shasta, Standing Tall, NBC, 1978
  • The dictator, Counterforce (also known as Escuadron and Escuadron: Counterforce), c. 1991
  • Charles Galbis, In the Shadow of a Killer (also known as An Eyefor an Eye), NBC, 1992
  • Sid, Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash, USA Network, 1993
  • Detective Charlie Moore, Rear Window, ABC, 1998
  • Gentry, Demolition University, Showtime, 1999
  • Teak Taylor, Night Vision, HBO, 1999
  • Tyler, All the Rage (also known as It's the Rage), New CityReleasing, 2000
  • Ken "Pappa" Kimes, Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (also known as A Most Deadly Family), CBS, 2001
  • Gus, Lone Hero (also known as Heroes solitaire), HBO, 2002
  • Jesse Rapple, Due East, Showtime, 2002
  • Steve Carroll, Murder in Greenwich (also known as Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich), USA Network, 2002
  • Scott Green, Undefeated, HBO, 2003
  • Specials
  • The 1998 Envelope Please (documentary), MSNBC, 1998
  • Himself, Look Out Haskell, It's Real: The Making of "Medium Cool"(documentary), 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Fourth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as Screen Actors Guild Fourth Annual Awards), TNT, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Henry Detweiler, "The Hour of the Bath," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1962
  • "To Catch a Hero," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1967
  • Doug Payson, "Higher and Higher," Premiere, 1968
  • Ray Elliott, "In a Puff of Smoke," Judd for the Defense, ABC, 1968
  • David Corbin, "The Moonlight Heater," Medical Story, CBS, 1975
  • Detective Ed Brenner, "Little Boy Lost," Police Story, NBC, 1975
  • Sergeant Frank Dolan, "The Man in the Shadows," Police Story, NBC,1975
  • Bob Vandon, "Trash Detail, Front and Center," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • Detective Tackleberry, "Ice Time," Police Story, NBC, 1977
  • Don Carpenter, "Pressure Point," Police Story, NBC, 1977
  • Tyler Peabody McKinney, "All for One: Parts 1 & 2," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985
  • Gilbert Gaston, "The Perfect Foil," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Aymong, "The Four Horseman," Crossbow (also known as Adventuresof William Tell, William Tell, and Guillaume Tell), CBN, 1987
  • Garry, "The Milkman Cometh," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated,1987
  • Steve Cameron, "Unfinished Business," Hotel, ABC, 1987
  • Aymong, "The Citadel," Crossbow (also known as Adventures of William Tell, William Tell, and Guillaume Tell), CBN, 1988
  • Aymong, "The Princess," Crossbow (also known as Adventures of William Tell, William Tell, and Guillaume Tell), CBN, 1988
  • Don, "There Goes the Neighbourhood," P.S. I Luv U, CBS, 1991
  • Ed Delaney, "Where or When: Parts 1 & 2," Jake and the Fatman,CBS, 1991
  • Vince Riker, "Tough Love," Silk Stalkings, CBS and USA Network, 1993
  • Frank Roussel, "Big Easy Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • Gerard Foster, "Flowers of Evil," One West Waikiki, syndicated, 1995
  • Ricky Ricketts, "The Big Bingo Bamboozle," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995
  • Lane Tillman, "Texas vs. Cahill," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997
  • Guest, "The Oscars," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1998
  • Himself, Blockbuster Entertainment, 2001
  • Raymond "Ray-Ray" Ray, "Ray Ray," Fastlane, Fox, 2002
  • Raymond "Ray-Ray" Ray, "Popdukes," Fastlane, Fox, 2003
  • Tony DeAngelo, "Cop Killer," Street Time, Showtime, 2003
  • Ben Huffstodt, "Flashpants," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Ben Huffstodt, "Lipstick on Your Panties," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Ben Huffstodt, "That Fucking Cabin," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Burt Austin, "Spectator Interference," Clubhouse, CBS, 2004
  • Jimmy Towne, "Gentleman Jim," Tilt, ESPN, 2005
  • Jimmy Towne, "Shuffle Up and Deal," Tilt, ESPN, 2005
  • Voice of the president, "Flashpoint," Justice League: Unlimited (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005
  • Pilots
  • Miles C. Banyon, Banyon, NBC, 1971
  • Nakia Parker, Nakia, ABC, 1974
  • Royce, Royce, CBS, 1976
  • Jack Cotton, Checkered Flag, c. 1990
  • County 187, NBC, 2000
  • Jerry, Bounty Hunters, CBS, 2005
  • Appeared as Detective Harry McKnight in Mulholland Dr. (also knownas Mulholland Drive), ABC, a pilot which later became the film of thesame name. Also appeared in Mickie & Frankie.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Buddy, Come Blow Your Horn, Rochester Community Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1963
  • Frankie, Mrs. Dally Has a Lover, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Appeared as juror number eight in Twelve Angry Men; also appearedin The Big Knife, The Glass Menagerie, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Sea Horse.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Appeared in episodes of radio series.
  • Videos
  • Himself, Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (short documentary), Miramax Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Audiobooks
  • (Voice of Midnight Louie) Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt: A Midnight Louie Mystery, Audio Literature, 1998
  • (Voice of Midnight Louie) Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit: A Midnight Louie Mystery, Audio Literature, 1999
  • (Voice of Midnight Louie) Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in an Indigo Mood: A Midnight Louie Mystery, Audio Literature, 1999
  • (Narrator) Robert B. Parker, Double Play, New Millennium, 2004

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, February 2, 1998, p. 20
    • TV Guide, November 15, 2003, pp. 67-68
    • Robert Forster,, July 15, 2005

    User Contributions:

    aquiles bethancourt
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    Oct 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am
    This is an extraordinary actor. I hope to carry on seeing him in many films more, specially as detective or lonely policeman. Thanks for your great performances Robert Forster. greetings, Aquiles bethancourt. Rep. of Panama

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