Lawrence Dobkin

Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)
Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
Birthday: Sep 16, 1919
Birthplace: Not Available
Along with such colleagues as William Conrad, John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Sam Edwards, Barney Phillips, and Virginia Gregg, bald-pated American character actor Lawrence Dobkin was one of the mainstays of network radio in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Dobkin began popping up in films in 1949, playing any number of doctors, lawyers, attachés, military officials, and desk sergeants. Most of his parts were fleeting, many were unbilled: he can be seen as a soft-spoken rabbi in Angels in the Outfield (1951), one of the three psychiatrists baffled by alien visitor Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), an angered citizen of Rome in Julius Caesar (1953), and so on. Enjoying larger roles on TV, Dobkin was generally cast as a scheming villain (e.g., Dutch Schultz on The Untouchables). One of his showiest assignments was as the demented Gregory Praxas, horror film star turned mass murderer, in the 1972 pilot film for Streets of San Francisco. From the early '60s onward, Dobkin was busier as a writer and director than as an actor. He amassed a respectable list of TV directorial credits, as well as one theatrical feature, Sixteen (1972). Habitués of "speculation" docudramas of the 1970s and 1980s will recognize Lawrence Dobkin as the bearded, avuncular narrator of many of these efforts; he also appeared as Pontius Pilate in the speculative 1979 four-waller In Search of Historic Jesus.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Territorial Men Director 2001
No Score Yet The Visual History of Cars: Thunderbird Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet The Visual History of Cars: Lincoln Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet The Visual History of Cars: Volkswagen Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet Roswell General 1994
No Score Yet The Rape of Doctor Willis Striker 1991
17% Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time Admiral Binns 1991
No Score Yet Curiosity Kills Harry 1990
No Score Yet Hotwire Bodine 1980
No Score Yet In Search of Historic Jesus Pontius Pilate 1979
No Score Yet Mysteries from Beyond Earth Narrator 1976
No Score Yet Mysteries From Beyond Earth Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Screenwriter 1974
96% Patton Col. Gaston Bell 1970
No Score Yet Johnny Yuma Linus Jerome Carradine 1966
No Score Yet The Cabinet of Caligari Dr. Frank David 1962
80% Geronimo Gen. Crook 1962
99% North by Northwest Cartoonist 1959
No Score Yet The Gene Krupa Story Speaker Willis 1959
81% The Defiant Ones Editor 1958
No Score Yet Portland Expose Garnell 1957
98% Sweet Smell of Success Leo Bartha 1957
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan Chickamon 1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California Don Miguel Sebastian 1957
97% The Ten Commandments Hur Ben Caleb 1956
No Score Yet Illegal Al Carol 1955
13% The Silver Chalice Ephraim 1954
100% Them! Engineer 1954
No Score Yet Riders to the Stars Dr. Delmar 1954
No Score Yet The Cowboy Way Narrator 1954
95% Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome 1953
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Farrell 1953
No Score Yet Sabaka Aide 1953
No Score Yet Above and Beyond Dr. Van Dyke 1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Secretary of the Senate 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Russian Agent 1952
No Score Yet Loan Shark Walter Karr 1952
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A. Lawyer Hansen 1952
100% 5 Fingers Santos 1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana Spotter 1952
No Score Yet On the Loose Ruegg 1951
No Score Yet People Will Talk Business Manager 1951
No Score Yet The Mob Doctor 1951
No Score Yet Frenchie Bartender 1950
88% D.O.A. Dr. Schaefer 1950
No Score Yet Young Lovers Dr. Middleton 1950
No Score Yet Not Wanted Assistant District Attorney 1949
91% Whirlpool Surgeon Wayne 1949
96% Twelve O'Clock High Capt. Twombley 1949
No Score Yet The Young Lovers Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Visual History of Cars: Aston Martin Screenwriter

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Stewart Palmer
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Gersh
  • 1998
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Hadley Judge Pittman Judge
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Supreme-Court Justice
  • 1991
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Ambassador Kell
  • 1991
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Kharsov Prof. Ryman
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Director
  • 1982
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Kincaid
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Prof. Ghote Director
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Director
  • 1979
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Director
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man
1974-1978
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Director
  • 1968
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Director
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Director
  • 1966
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Director
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Director
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Reed Pascal
  • 1965
  • 1961
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Director
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Garcia Jacklin
  • 1960
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Xavier Counterfeiter Counterman
  • 1956
  • 1953
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Swami
  • 1953
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Gen. George S. Patton

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