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      Jay Robinson

      Jay Robinson

      Highest Rated: 88% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Skeeter (1994)

      Birthday: Apr 14, 1930

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      As film debuts go, character actor Jay Robinson's in 1953 was about as spectacular as they come. Opposite stars Richard Burton and Victor Mature in the historical epic "The Robe," he jumped off the screen as Caligula, often stealing from them and other co-stars the scenes that he was in. Robinson's turn as the Roman Emperor was so successful that he in fact repeated the same role in the 1954 sequel, "Demetrius and the Gladiators." A decade later, Robinson took on the part of another Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, but this time the intended effect was comedic rather than dramatic, as it was for a 1969 episode of "Bewitched," entitled "Samantha's Caesar Salad." Robinson carved out a nice supporting career in TV during the 1960's, 70's and 80's, scoring a wide variety of single-episode guest-star work. For example, between 1968 and 1974, he played five different roles on the action series "Mannix." He was Professor Thaxton in the mid-70's for three episodes of "The Waltons" and worked in 1988-89 on the venerable soap opera "Days of Our Lives" as Monty Dolan. Bette Davis at one point recruited Robinson to play opposite her in the 1971 comedy "Bunny O'Hare," but the film was a resounding box office flop.

      Highest rated movies

      Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)
      Bram Stoker's Dracula
      Demetrius and the Gladiators
      Shampoo
      The Robe
      Three the Hard Way
      Skeeter

      Photos

      DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS, Susan Hayward, Jay Robinson, 1954, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. MY MAN GODFREY, from left, director Henry Koster, David Niven, Jay Robinson, June Allyson, 1957 THE ROBE, from left: Jay Robinson, Jean Simmons, 1953 TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      20% 12% Skeeter Drake (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Ship Crusoe (Character) - 1992
      77% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Mr. Hawkins (Character) $82.0M 1992
      No Score Yet 48% Transylvania Twist Uncle Ephram (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 29% The Malibu Bikini Shop Ben (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Memories Never Die Dr. Max Heilbrunn (Character) - 1982
      68% 56% Shampoo Norman (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Train Ride to Hollywood Dracula (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 0% Nightmare Honeymoon Ruskin (Character) - 1974
      33% 49% Three the Hard Way Monroe Feather (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is a Hijack Simon Scott (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Lives Dr. Mayhill (Character) - 1973
      88% 69% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) The Priest (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 36% Bunny O'Hare John C. Rupert (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me in the Sunlight Barber (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 52% My Man Godfrey Vincent (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Party Gage Freeposter (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 65% The Virgin Queen Chadwick (Character) - 1955
      75% 65% Demetrius and the Gladiators Caligula (Character) - 1954
      38% 69% The Robe Caligula (Character) - 1953

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Bishop Burkhardt (Guest Star) 1991
      87% 94% Cheers Larry (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Morton Hackler (Guest Star) 1976 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Shrinker Dr. Shrinker (Character) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      100% 92% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Lyle Kilburn (Guest Star) 1968 1970-1971 1974
      55% 83% Planet of the Apes Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Bradley Merrick / Kurt Steiner (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Professor Poindexter Phipps (Guest Star) 1969-1970
      80% 89% Star Trek Petri (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968