Robert Strauss

Highest Rated: 100% Attack (1956)
Lowest Rated: 39% Fire in the Sky (1993)
Birthday: Nov 8, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Beefy, bulldog-visaged actor Robert Strauss was the son of a theatrical costume designer. Strauss tried his hand at a number of odd jobs before he, too, answered the call of the theater. His best-known Broadway role was the dimwitted, Betty Grable-loving Animal in Stalag 17, a role that he recreated for the 1953 film version, and was Oscar nominated for his efforts. Though he'd been seen onscreen as early as 1942, Strauss' film career didn't really take off until he garnered positive notices for Animal. He spent most of the 1950s at Paramount, working with everyone from William Holden to Jerry Lewis. In 1971, after several distinguished years in the business, Robert Strauss found himself the object of showbiz-column scrutiny when he agreed to co-star in the Danish "soft core" sex farce Dagmar's Hot Pants.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Casualties Producer 1997
No Score Yet French Exit Producer 1995
No Score Yet Cafe Society Producer 1995
39% Fire in the Sky Producer 1993
No Score Yet The Noah Noah 1975
No Score Yet Fort Utah Ben Stokes 1967
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Bartender 1965
80% The Family Jewels Pool Hall Owner 1965
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnny Blackie 1965
No Score Yet Harlow Hank 1965
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Fineberg 1963
86% The Thrill of It All 1st Truck Driver 1963
40% Girls! Girls! Girls! Sam 1962
No Score Yet The George Raft Story Frenchie 1961
No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Honsinger 1961
No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Sam Weiscoff 1960
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Romeo Scragg 1959
No Score Yet The 4D Man Roy Parker 1959
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Sam Galey 1959
No Score Yet I, Mobster Black Frankie Udino 1958
100% Attack Pvt. Bernstein 1956
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Schwiefka 1955
87% The Seven Year Itch Kruhulik 1955
80% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Beer Barrel 1954
No Score Yet Atomic Kid Stan Cooper 1954
No Score Yet Money from Home Kid 1953
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Jack the Slasher 1953
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming `Knuckles' Hogan 1953
97% Stalag 17 `Animal' Stosh 1953
No Score Yet Jumping Jacks Sgt. McCluskey 1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware Lardoski 1952
No Score Yet The Sleeping City Lt. Marty Miller 1950
No Score Yet Native Land Grocer 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Society Sandy
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Captain
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Leach Charlie
  • 1966
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Franco
  • 1966
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Native American
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Simon
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Boxer
  • 1964
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Manager
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Sam
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Blake
  • 1962

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