Robert Keith

Robert Keith

  • Highest Rated: 100% 14 Hours (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 42% Wild Bill (1995)
  • Birthday: Feb 10, 1898
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As a youth in his Indiana home town, Robert Keith picked up eating money as an illustrated-slide singer in movie houses. On stage from age 16, Keith worked in stock and on Broadway, taking time out from acting to write the 1927 play The Tightwad, a critical if not financial success. On the strength of The Tightwad, Keith was brought to Hollywood by Universal to write dialogue in the first years of the talkies; among his credits was the 1932 Tom Mix version of Destry Rides Again. He returned to Broadway to write another play, 1932's Singapore, then switched back to acting. Alternating between the films and the stage, Keith scored a personal triumph in the role of the philosophical Doc in the original 1947 Broadway production of Mister Roberts. He returned to Hollywood full time in 1949, etching such memorable screen characterizations as the weakling father of potential suicide Richard Basehart in Fourteen Hours (1951) and gimlet-eyed Inspector Brannigan in Guys and Dolls. Robert Keith was the father of actor Brian Keith, who during his own early years on stage billed himself as Robert Keith Jr.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Edge Of Doom Actor 2004
No Score Yet Knight Club Drunk Guy 2001
No Score Yet Storm Catcher Stanley 1999
No Score Yet Rites of Passage D.J. Farley 1999
No Score Yet The Pass Worker No. 2 1998
42% Wild Bill Miner 1995
77% The Mask Police Officer 1994
No Score Yet Object of Obsession Harvey 1994
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue Peter 1992
No Score Yet Duel of Champions Tullus Hostilius 1961
No Score Yet Posse from Hell Capt. Brown 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Sam Pegler 1960
No Score Yet They Came to Cordura Col. Rogers 1959
83% The Lineup Julian 1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Mr. Bullock 1957
81% Written on the Wind Jasper Hadley 1957
89% Men in War Colonel 1957
No Score Yet Ransom! Chief Jim Backett 1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell Col. Gozzens 1956
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Bernard V. Loomis 1955
No Score Yet Drum Beat Bill Satterwhite 1955
No Score Yet Underwater! Father Cannon 1955
90% Guys and Dolls Lt. Brannigan 1955
86% Young at Heart Gregory Tuttle 1954
81% The Wild One Sheriff Harry Bleeker 1954
No Score Yet Small Town Girl Judge Gordon Kimbell 1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus Lt. Col. Hilary Walters 1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Steve Morgan 1953
No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Sam Doyle 1952
No Score Yet I Want You Thomas Greer 1951
60% Here Comes the Groom George 1951
100% 14 Hours Mr. Cosick 1951
83% Woman on the Run Inspector Ferris 1950
No Score Yet Edge of Doom Lieutenant Mandel 1950
No Score Yet The Reformer and the Redhead Tim Harveigh 1950
No Score Yet Branded T. Jefferson Leffingwell 1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart Henry Winters 1949
76% Boomerang! McCreery 1947
No Score Yet Just Imagine Choru 1930

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Malcolm
  • 1995
  • 1994
91% The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Kansas
  • 1993
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Jason Foster
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
John Kimble
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Arthur Duffy
  • 1962

QUOTES FROM Robert Keith CHARACTERS

Police Officer
...bazooka?
Police Officer
Bazooka?
The Mask/Stanley Ipkiss
I have a permit for that...