Robert Ginty Biography (1948-)

Born November 14, 1948, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Michael Joseph (a construction worker) and Elsie M. (a government worker; maiden name, O'Hara) Ginty;married Francine Tacker, May 1980 (divorced 1983); married Lorna Patterson (an actress), November 26, 1983; children: (first marriage) James F. Career: Actor, writer, producer, and director. Founder of Fairfax Irish TheatreArts Foundation. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen ActorsGuild. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actor, writer, producer, director
Birth Details
November 14, 1948
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Three in One, New York City, 1970
  • Silent Partner, Actors Studio, 1971
  • More Stately Mansions, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1971
  • Orpheus Descending, Provincetown Playhouse, 1971
  • Bring It All Back Home, Provincetown Playhouse, 1971
  • Great God Brown, New York City, 1972
  • Also appeared in Don Juan, New York City; The Government Inspector, New York City; The Indian Wants the Bronx, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; The Lion in Winter, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; Once in a Lifetime, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; Cat ona Hot Tin Roof, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; Henry IV, Part I, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; A Midsummer's Night Dream,New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; Macbeth, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival; As You Like It, New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival.
  • Film Appearances
  • To Have Your Cake and Eat It,1971
  • Incident of October 20th,1971
  • Children Come Back,1971
  • Dr. Khuri, And Baby Makes Three,1972
  • Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1976
  • Vendor, Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Sergeant Dink Mobley, Coming Home(also known as Hemkomsten)United Artists, 1978
  • John Eastland, The Exterminator, Avco-Embassy, 1980
  • Aaron McCallum, The Alchemist, LIVE Home Video, 1981
  • Don Tucker, The Act(also known as Bless 'Em All), FilmVentures, 1982
  • Murphy, Escarabajos Asesinos(also known as Scarab), Tesauroand Alloi, 1982
  • Gold Raiders(also known as Fire Game), Media Home Entertainment, 1983
  • Johnny Eastland, Exterminator II, Cannon, 1984
  • Beau Donnelly, Vivre pour Survivre(also known as White Fire), Trans World Entertainment, 1984
  • Cooper, Mission Kill(also known as The Mission ... Kill), Goldfarb, 1985
  • Warrior, Warrior of the Lost World,1985
  • Eric Matthews, Programmed to Kill(also known as Retaliator), Trans World Entertainment, 1987
  • Gondrand, Maniac Killer,1987
  • Elliot Cromwell, Three Kinds of Heat, Warner Home Video, 1987
  • Mania,1988
  • Duke Evans, The Bounty Hunter(also known as Bounty Hunters), American International Pictures, 1989
  • Monroe Bieler, Code Name Vengeance(also known as Codename: Vengeance), Action, 1989
  • Joe Bodek, Loverboy, TriStar, 1989
  • John Dee, Out on Bail, Trans World Entertainment, 1989
  • Cop Target,1990
  • Dale, Madhouse, Orion, 1990
  • Thomas McCain, Vietnam, Texas, Vision/Columbia, 1990
  • Thom, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Shootfighter, A.N.A. Productions, 1992
  • Gibson, Lady Dragon, Imperial Entertainment, 1992
  • Woman of Desire, Nu Image, 1994
  • Robert Boyd, Taken Alive, DKMC, 1995
  • Doublecross on Costa's Island,1998
  • Brent Moore, The Prophet's Game,1999
  • Also appeared in Covenant.
  • Film Director, Except Where Indicated
  • My Father's House(short), 1979
  • Perfect Master(short), 1979
  • The Bounty Hunter, American International Pictures, 1989
  • And producer, Vietnam, Texas, Vision/Columbia, 1990
  • Woman of Desire, Nu Image, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant T. J. Wiley, Baa Baa Black Sheep(also known as BlackSheep Squadron), NBC, 1976-78
  • Thomas Anderson, The Paper Chase, CBS, 1978-79
  • Detective Mac Riley and narrator, Hawaiian Heat, ABC, 1984
  • Walker Daniels, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989-90
  • Movies
  • Arthur Pond, The Turning Point of Jim Malloy(also known as JohnO'Hara's Gibbsville and Gibbsville: The Turning Point of JimMalloy), NBC, 1975
  • Burns, Cop on the Beat(also known as The Return of Joe Forrester), 1975
  • Airman Donald Berkle, The Courage and the Passion, NBC, 1978
  • Henry Graham, I Want to Live, ABC, 1983
  • Warren Cates, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake(also known as Earthquake Los Angeles: The Big One), NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • Mr. Pearson, The Big Stuffed Dog,1980
  • Jack Keenan, Hardesty House,1986
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade,1989
  • Pilots
  • Mac Riley, Hawaiian Heat, ABC, 1984
  • Episodic
  • Gib Moore, "Caledonia, It's Worth a Fortune," The Rockford Files,1974
  • Cal Hendricks, "To Your Health," CHiPs,1980
  • Jerry Reiner, "Psyched Out," Simon & Simon,1983
  • Jerry Reiner, "The Club Murder Vacation," Simon & Simon,1983
  • Ed Tobias, "The Narc," Matlock,1990
  • Lt. Avery Powell, Murder, She Wrote,1991
  • Dr. Vance Talbot, "Fool for Love," In the Heat of the Night,1992
  • Sacks, Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1995
  • Raymond Reegun, Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1996
  • Also appeared in Police Story, 1974; The Rookies, 1974; Gibbsville, 1974; Griffin and Phoenix, 1974.
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Flight of the Pedalbee," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • Campus Cops, USA, 1996
  • Nash Bridges(also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1996-97
  • Three, WB, 1998
  • (As Robert W. Ginty) Charmed, WB, 1998
  • Also directed episodes of China Beach; Early Edition, CBS.
  • Movies
  • Here Come The Munsters, Fox, 1995
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Hardesty House(special), 1986
  • Day of Reckoning(movie; also known as The Wisdom Keeper), NBC, 1994
  • Screenplays
  • The Bounty Hunter, American International Pictures, 1989
  • Woman of Desire, Nu Image, 1994
  • Television Movies
  • Day of Reckoning(also known as The Wisdom Keeper), NBC, 1994

Further Reference


    • Back Stage West, March 31, 1994, p. 3.

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