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      Robert Donner

      Robert Donner

      Highest Rated: 96% El Dorado (1967)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 27, 1931

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      While never achieving star status, or even top billing in the many films he appeared in, Robert Donner's face is very recognizable as a popular character actor of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Raised in New Jersey and Texas, Donner wound up in Los Angeles after a stint in the Navy. He was working odd jobs when his neighbor, Clint Eastwood, suggested that he try his hand at acting. Gaunt with heavy eyes and angular features, Donner's distinctive look made him easy to cast as menacing bad guys or comic heavies. He debuted in "Rio Bravo" with John Wayne and also appeared in the films "El Dorado" and "Rio Lobo" and on TV in "Rawhide," "Laredo," "The Big Valley," and "Bonanza." As the trend in the '70s switched from Westerns to crime dramas Donner went along, playing on episodes of "The Mod Squad," "Adam-12," and "S.W.A.T.." Still, he remained close to his Western roots, working with Eastwood in "High Plains Drifter" in 1973. Some of his more memorable television roles were as Yancy Tucker on "The Waltons" and the weird Exidor on "Mork and Mindy." He slowed down in the '90s but did find time to take a starring role on the 1995 series "Legend." Donner was just as well known in the Los Angeles celebrity community as he was on screen as an avid golfer, fundraiser, and popular "corporate speaker" in the Hollywood area. He died in 2006 at the age of 75.

      Highest rated movies

      El Dorado
      Chisum
      Vanishing Point
      Bite the Bullet
      Rio Lobo
      Damnation Alley
      Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
      Under the Rainbow

      Photos

      ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, Robert Donner, 1987. ©Cannon Films ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, Robert Donner, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones (partially obscured by branches), Richard Chamberlain, 1987. ©Cannon Films BITE THE BULLET, Gene Hackman, Robert Donner, James Coburn, 1975 TAKE A HARD RIDE, Ronald Howard, Robert Donner, 1975, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, Martin Rabbett, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Robert Donner, 1987. ©Cannon Films HOOT, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Donner, 2006, (c) New Line ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, second row: Robert Donner, James Earl Jones, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, 1987. ©Cannon Films ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Robert Donner, 1987. ©Cannon Films COOL HAND LUKE, Strother Martin, Robert Donner, 1967

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion Yancy Tucker (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 62% With a Vengeance Det. Max Borovey (Character) - 1992
      40% 21% Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Swarma (Character) $2.0M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocket Boy Hawkhead (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain Yancey Tucker (Character) - 1982
      0% 48% Under the Rainbow The Assassin (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of Danger The Sheep Boss (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Days From Home Karl Baldwin (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Tall Sheriff Brumfield (Character) - 1978
      45% 34% Damnation Alley Man/Guard (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Pioneers Mr. Peters (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Pioneers' Christmas Mr. Peters (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 53% The Last Hard Men Lee Roy (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 27% Take a Hard Ride Skave (Character) - 1975
      73% 54% Bite the Bullet Reporter (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nakia Fischer (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Sundance Ben Lant (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 22% Santee J.C. (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 47% The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Dub (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place to Run Car salesman (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 62% One More Train to Rob Sheriff Adams (Character) - 1971
      0% 100% Something Big Angel Moon (Character) - 1971
      79% 81% Vanishing Point Deputy Collins (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 60% Fool's Parade Willis Hubbard (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruders Roy Kirsh (Character) - 1970
      83% 74% Chisum Bradley Morton (Character) - 1970
      70% 71% Rio Lobo Whitey Carter (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie: Well of Love Clay Braddock (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zigzag Mason Weber (Character) - 1970
      96% 87% El Dorado Milt (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 2% Catalina Caper Fingers O'Toole (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      64% No Score Yet The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      60% No Score Yet Legend Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Arnie (Guest Star) 1973 1991 1994
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Tyrone McKenna (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989-1990
      No Score Yet 60% Saved by the Bell Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1985
      No Score Yet 64% The A-Team Sheriff J.C. Bickford (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Exidor (Character) 1978-1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1980-1982
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1972-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Kermit (Guest Star) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sheriff Dodd (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Brown (Guest Star) 1968 1973 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Rizo (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Emory (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Clay Braddock (Guest Star) 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World Justice of the Peace (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star)