Robert Lansing

Robert Lansing

Highest Rated: 80% 4D Man (1959)

Lowest Rated: 6% Empire of the Ants (1977)

Birthday: Jun 05, 1928

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

While he played a number of different parts in film and television, some of Robert Lansing's most recognizable roles were as cops or men with military backgrounds. The tough-looking actor--who took his stage name from Michigan's state capital because another thespian was using his birth name--started his career in the 1950s, and established himself as a small-screen leading man by the early '60s. He appeared in the 1961 crime drama "87th Precinct," based on a series of novels by Ed McBain, in which he played the driven Detective Steve Carella. In this program and many others, Lansing's noticeably bushy eyebrows lent him an unkemptness that made him seem more human, and helped set him apart from other star actors on television. Later that decade, he played Brigadier General Frank Savage in "12 O'Clock High," based on the movie of the same name (he reprised the role first played by Gregory Peck), although his participation lasted only one season. An appearance in a '68 episode of "Star Trek" entitled "Assignment: Earth" was intended to lead to a spin-off series for Lansing but unfortunately, the show never aired. During the '70s and early '80s, his most notable work was guest-starring in various series--although he did fight giant mutated insects in the '77 B-film "Empire of the Ants." Then came a supporting part in "The Equalizer," an '80s action series about an urban vigilante. He played Control, the head of a secret agency who provided the main character with assignments.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet After School C.A. Thomas (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 29% The Nest Elias Johnson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Automan Lt. Jack Curtis (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.H.E. Owen Hooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 8% The Night of the Claw Moody (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on the Mississippi Horace Bixby (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acapulco Gold Solborg (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Triangle Charles Cole (Character) - 1977
6% 26% Empire of the Ants Dan Stokely (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 31% Scalpel Dr. Phillip Reynolds (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widow Harold (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% Bittersweet Love Howard Lewis (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Alex Norton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Astronaut John Phillips (Character) - 1971
46% 69% The Grissom Gang Dave Fenner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer by Night Warren Claman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes All Kinds Tony Gunther (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingers Only Fred Martin (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fool's Gold Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 46% Namu, the Killer Whale Hank Donner (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye Talion (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Has Two Faces Peter Murphy/Mark Wainwright (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride to Glory Gen. George Armstrong Custer (Character) - 1964
17% 57% Under the Yum Yum Tree Dr. Charles Howard (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% A Gathering of Eagles Sgt. Banning (Character) - 1963
80% 37% 4D Man Dr. Scott Nelson (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Control (Character) 1985-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Automan Lt. Jack Curtis (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1970 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix George Edward Diamond (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Luke Frazer (Guest Star) 1969 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dave Evans (Guest Star) 1968
80% 88% Star Trek Gary Seven (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Brig. Gen. Frank Savage (Character) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Commander Douglas Stansfield (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Doc Holliday (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960

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