Robert Burton

Robert Burton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 23% Sonny (2002)
  • Birthday: Aug 13, 1895
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Robert Burton had the haunted eyes and funereal manner of a city coroner. As such, his film roles were confined to such stock parts as the crooked politician, the unfeeling physician, the self-absorbed scientist, the crooked attorney, the weakling politician, the hidden killer, or the surly fellow whom the heroine shouldn't have married. Burton's movies seldom made the "classic" category; while he appeared in several "A" films like The Big Heat (1953), Compulsion (1959) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (appearing in the latter as the convention chairman in the climactic assassination sequence), most of his movies were along the lines of I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) and Invasion of the Animal People (1962) (for which he was top-billed). Robert Burton was also a frequent TV guest star, though his credits should not be confused with those of soap-opera regular Robert "Skip" Burton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

23% Sonny Man at Door 2002
80% Coma Pathology Resident #1 1978
No Score Yet Curse of the Black Widow Jeff Wallace 1977
91% Trilogy of Terror Chad Foster 1975
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA Merle 1975
No Score Yet Massacre at Fort Holman Donald MacIvers 1974
96% The Manchurian Candidate Convention Chairman 1962
75% Sweet Bird of Youth Director 1962
No Score Yet The Slime People Prof. Galbraith 1962
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo Madison 1962
No Score Yet Invasion of the Animal People Dr. Frederick Wilson 1962
50% The Young Savages Judge 1961
No Score Yet Seven Ways from Sundown Eavens 1960
No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Col. Dowling 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger 1960
No Score Yet The Story on Page One Nordau 1959
No Score Yet Rymdinvasion i Lappland Dr. Frederick Wilson 1959
No Score Yet A Private's Affair Gen. Hargrave 1959
100% Compulsion Charles Straus 1959
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock First General 1959
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Cmdr. Tydings 1958
83% The Young Lions Col. Mead 1958
No Score Yet Man or Gun Burt Burton 1958
No Score Yet The Hard Man Sim Hacker 1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis Major Lambert 1957
30% I Was a Teenage Frankenstein Dr. Karlton 1957
100% The Tall T Tenvoorde 1957
No Score Yet The Hired Gun Nathan Conroy 1957
No Score Yet Reprisal Jeb Cantrell 1956
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Dietz 1956
No Score Yet The Rack Col. Ira Hansen 1956
No Score Yet Ransom! Sheriff Jake Kessing 1956
100% Jubal Dr. Grant 1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God Rev. Marvin 1955
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down Professor 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Inspector Cassidy 1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Father Xavier 1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter Mr. Peyton 1955
88% Broken Lance Mac Andrews 1954
No Score Yet Siege at Red River Sheriff 1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11 Ambrose 1954
No Score Yet Taza, Son of Cochise Gen. Crook 1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Asa Worthen 1953
No Score Yet Latin Lovers Mr. Cumberly 1953
No Score Yet Inferno Sheriff 1953
No Score Yet Cry of the Hunted Warden Keeley 1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful McDill 1953
100% The Big Heat Gus Burke 1953
No Score Yet Code Two Capt. Williams 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything John Ashmond 1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Customer 1952
No Score Yet Above and Beyond Gen. Samuel E. Roberts 1952
No Score Yet Desperate Search Wayne Langmuir 1952
No Score Yet Everything I Have Is Yours Dr. Charles 1952
No Score Yet My Man and I Sheriff 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Lewis
  • 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Doctor
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Sheriff
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Robert Burton CHARACTERS

Chad Foster
You've drugged me!
Julie
[Flippant] No dear, I've killed you.