Robert Symonds Biography (1926-)

Born December 1, 1926, in Bristow, OK; son of Walter Stout and Nellie (maidenname, Barry) Symonds; married Jan Parr (divorced); married Priscilla Pointer, 1980; children: 3 stepchildren. Addresses: Agent: Hesseltine-Baker Associates, 119 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
December 1, 1926
Bristow, Oklahoma, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Estragon, Waiting for Godot, Actors Workshop, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1957 , then York Theatre, New York City, 1958 , later World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1958 , then Seattle World's Fair,Seattle, WA, 1962
  • Archie Rice, The Entertainer, Actors Workshop, War Memorial OperaHouse, San Francisco, CA, 1959
  • Hamm, Endgame, Actors Workshop, War Memorial Opera House, 1959
  • Major Domo, Ariadne auf Naxos, Actors Workshop, War Memorial OperaHouse, 1959
  • Title role, Krapp's Last Tape, Actors Workshop, San Francisco,CA, 1961
  • Title role, Galileo, Actors Workshop, 1962
  • Title role, Volpone, Actors Workshop, 1963
  • Davies, The Caretaker, Actors Workshop, 1963
  • Robespierre, Danton's Death, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Mr. Sparkish, The Country Wife, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1965
  • Judge, Azdak, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1966
  • Jeremy Butler, The Alchemist, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center,Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1966
  • Federzoni, Galileo, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1967
  • Chaplain de Stogumer, Saint Joan, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre,1968
  • Demokos, Tiger at the Gates, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center,Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1968
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1968
  • Kemp, A Cry of Players, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1968
  • Dominic Christian, The Inner Journey, Repertory Theatre of LincolnCenter, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1969
  • Harpagon, The Miser, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1969
  • Ward V. Evans, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1969
  • Kit Carson, The Time of Your Life, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1969
  • Mendacious Porpentine, The Disintegration of James Cherry, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Duff, Landscape, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1970
  • Rumsey, Silence, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1970
  • Lord Mulligan, Camino Real, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Goldberg, The Birthday Party, Forum Theatre, 1971
  • Rumsey, Silence, Forum Theatre, 1971
  • Duff, Landscape, Forum Theatre, 1971
  • Scenes from American Life, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Edgar, Play Strindberg, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Sir Amias Paulet, Mary Stuart, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Baso, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Repertory Theatre of LincolnCenter, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Zekhar Bardin, Enemies, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1972
  • Edgar, Play Strindberg, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1972
  • Fintan Kinmore, Patrick Pearse Motel, Olney Playhouse, MD, 1972
  • Duke of Venice, The Merchant of Venice, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973
  • Edgar, Comedy of Marriage, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1974
  • Various roles, The Death and Life of Jesse James, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1974
  • Sergeant Coyne, The Poison Tree, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • The Show-Off, Alley Theatre, 1976
  • How the Other Half Loves, Alley Theatre, 1977
  • The Shadow Box, Alley Theatre, 1978
  • Artichoke, Alley Theatre, 1979
  • Don Juan in Hell, Alley Theatre, 1979
  • Side by Side by Sondheim, Alley Theatre, 1979
  • A Month in the Country, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1979
  • Artaud at Rodez, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982
  • An Enemy of the People, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, 1983
  • Mr. Shaw, In Celebration, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1984
  • The Road to Mecca, Fountain Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2000
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Maids, Actors Workshop, 1961
  • Volpone, Actors Workshop, 1963
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Actors Workshop, 1963
  • The Night of the Iguana, Actors Workshop, 1964
  • The Country Wife, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1966
  • The East Wind, 1967
  • Bananas, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, 1968
  • Amphitryon, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, 1970
  • The Good Woman of Setzuan, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, 1970
  • The Playboy of the Western World, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, 1971
  • Endgame, Alley Theatre, 1977
  • Root of the Mandrake, Alley Theatre, 1978
  • Major Tours
  • Prime Minister, The Student Prince, U.S. cities, 1973
  • Film Appearances
  • Dr. Taney, The Exorcist (also known as The Exorcist: The Version You Haven't Seen Yet, and The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen), 1973
  • Secretary of Navy, Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1978
  • Judge Burns, And Justice for All, Columbia, 1979
  • Pike, The Witch (also known as Superstition), 1981
  • Lanky Nibs, The Ice Pirates, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Ezra Hutchison, Micki & Maude, Columbia, 1984
  • First guard, Crimewave (also known as Broken Hearts and Nosesand The XYZ Murders), 1985
  • Victor, Rumpelstiltskin, 1987
  • Doctor Karl Zimmer, Mandroid, 1993
  • Bart Nilson, Primary Colors (also known as Mit aller Machtand Perfect Couple), Universal, 1998
  • Mr. Howard, Coyote Moon (also known as Desert Heatand Inferno), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • The Big Rip-Off, NBC, 1974
  • Andrew Jennings, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, ABC, 1975
  • Wanted: The Sundance Woman (also known as Mrs. Sundance Rides Again), ABC, 1976
  • President Harry Truman, Tail Gunner Joe, NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Arnold, Marian Rose White, CBS, 1982
  • Senator Moreland, Carly's Web, NBC, 1987
  • (As Bob Symonds) Jack Hight, Horton Foote's Alone, Showtime, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Edward Gold, Seventh Avenue, 1974
  • Benjamin Franklin, The Adams Chronicles, 1976
  • Dave Goodwyn, Loose Change (also known as Those Restless Years), NBC, 1978
  • Cameron Fairchild, Murder in Texas, NBC, 1981
  • General Robert E. Lee, The Blue and the Gray, CBS, 1982
  • Specials
  • Hughes (guest), Nick and Nora, 1975
  • Justice Roberts, The Honorable Sam Houston, 1975
  • Morten Kiehl, An Enemy of the People, PBS, 1990
  • Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Story, CBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • M*A*S*H, 1972
  • Miles Keeley/Jonathan Hoad, "In Pursuit of Carol Thorne," The RockfordFiles, 1974
  • Colonel Baldwin, "Fade Out, Fade In," M*A*S*H, 1977
  • Simon, "Disco Angels," Charlie's Angels, 1979
  • Col. Horace Baldwin, "No Laughing Matter," M*A*S*H, 1981
  • "The Split," Dallas, 1981
  • Mr. Brubaker, "Take My Shirt ... Please?," Cheers, 1986
  • Dr. Laycoe, "Twist of Fate," The Wizard, 1986
  • "Jose, Can You See," St. Elsewhere, 1987
  • Alan Taft, "Song of Orpheus," Beauty and the Beast, 1987
  • Dr. Wickless, Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990
  • Jack Ashley, "Samurai Ad Man," thirtysomething, 1990
  • Vedek Porta, "Accession (also known as 'Other Emissary')," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1996
  • Admiral Jay Jackson, "Family Practice," ER, NBC, 1998
  • Also appeared in Dynasty.
  • Pilots
  • Carruthers, Shell Game, CBS, 1975

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