Jay Robinson

Jay Robinson

Highest Rated: 87% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Robe (1953)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1930

Birthplace: Not Available

Twenty-three-year-old actor Jay Robinson could not have asked for a better screen debut than the showcase role of the mad Emperor Caligula in The Robe (1953). Robinson followed this triumph by reviving Caligula for the 1954 sequel Demetrius and the Gladiators, and then -- by his own account -- became so full of himself that few producers wanted to have anything to do with him. After his 1957 arrest for narcotics possession, Robinson found himself persona non grata in Hollywood. Spending most of the next 13 years out of work, he was rescued by Bette Davis, who insisted that Robinson be cast in an important role in her 1971 feature Bunny O'Hare. Far humbler than in his salad days, Robinson made a slow, steady comeback in such gemlike supporting parts as "The Conscience" in Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex... (1972), and Warren Beatty's demanding boss Norman in Shampoo (1975). Continuing to essay character roles into the 1990s, Robinson was seen as Vincent in 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula. On television, Jay Robinson played Monte Dolan on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, and revived many of his "Caligula" eccentricities as addled scientist Dr. Shrinker on the Saturday morning extravaganza Krofft Supershow (1976-77).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Adventures Beyond: Killer Chupacabra Actor 2001
No Score Yet Beyond Bizarre, Vol. 5 Host 1998
No Score Yet Ghost Ship Actor 1997
No Score Yet Beyond Bizarre, Vol. 1 Host 1997
No Score Yet Beyond Bizarre, Vol. 2 Host 1997
No Score Yet Murder Between Friends Actor 1994
No Score Yet Skeeter Drake 1994
73% Bram Stoker's Dracula Mr. Hawkins 1992
No Score Yet Sinatra Major Bowes 1992
No Score Yet Transylvania Twist Ephraim Ward 1989
35% Big Top Pee-wee Cock 1988
No Score Yet The Malibu Bikini Shop Ben 1986
67% The Sword and the Sorcerer King Charles 1982
No Score Yet Partners Halderstam 1982
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello) Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face Wolf Zinderneuf 1980
No Score Yet Train Ride to Hollywood Actor 1978
59% Shampoo Norman 1975
No Score Yet Three the Hard Way Monroe Feather 1974
No Score Yet This Is a Hijack Simon Scott 1973
No Score Yet Nightmare Honeymoon (Deadly Honeymoon) Ruskin 1973
87% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask The Priest 1972
No Score Yet Bunny O'Hare John C. Rupert Banker 1971
No Score Yet Tell Me in the Sunlight Barber 1967
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Vincent 1957
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen Chadwick 1955
83% Demetrius and the Gladiators Caligula 1954
33% The Robe Caligula 1953


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Bishop Eli Burkhart Paddock 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Larry 1989
No Score Yet Night Court
Jeffries 1987
No Score Yet Barney Miller
Hackler 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
Guest Prof. Thaxton 1976
No Score Yet Bewitched
Guest Phipps 1970
80% Star Trek
Guest Lord Petri 1968


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