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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 12% Skeeter Drake (Character) - 1994
72% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Mr. Hawkins (Character) $82M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Ship Crusoe (Character) - 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
60% 52% Shampoo Norman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 0% Nightmare Honeymoon Ruskin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 51% 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 48% 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
83% 64% Demetrius and the Gladiators Caligula (Character) - 1954
32% 69% The Robe Caligula (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Larry (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Morton Hackler (Guest Star) 1982 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Lyle Kilburn (Guest Star) 1974 1970-1971 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Planet of the Apes Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Professor Poindexter Phipps (Guest Star) 1969-1970
80% 89% Star Trek Petri (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968

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