Robert Middleton

Robert Middleton

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Tarnished Angels (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
  • Birthday: May 13, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Heavyweight American actor Robert Middleton trained for a musical career at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Carnegie Tech. His deep, booming voice enabled Middleton to secure steady work as a radio actor and announcer. After appearing on Broadway in Ondine and in several live TV dramas, Middleton entered films in 1954. He was most effectively cast as burly, bullying villains, notably the sadistic prison escapee Dobish in The Desperate Hours (1955) and "grim and grisly Griswold" in Danny Kaye's The Court Jester (1956). That he could leaven his skullduggery with humor was proven in his many appearances on the Jackie Gleason shows of the mid-'50s as Ralph Kramden's boss, Mr. Marshall. Television continued to make good use of Middleton's talents into the 1960s; there was hardly a Western series in existence which didn't at least once feature the massive actor as a brutish mountain patriarch, smirking town boss, or grim-faced lynch mob leader. Shortly before his death in 1977, Robert Middleton was featured as inordinately sinister Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in the speculative feature The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Even Angels Eat Beans (Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli) Angelo 1974
No Score Yet The Mark of Zorro Don Luis Quintero 1974
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Sidney 1973
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Colonico 1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Barkeep at Great Plains Saloon 1970
No Score Yet A Big Hand for the Little Lady Dennis Wilcox 1966
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young Edgar J. Cronin 1964
No Score Yet Cattle King Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Great Imposter Brown 1961
No Score Yet Gold of the Seven Saints Gondora 1961
No Score Yet Hell Bent for Leather Ambrose 1960
No Score Yet Don't Give Up the Ship Adm. Bludde 1959
No Score Yet Career Robert Kensington 1959
No Score Yet The Law and Jake Wade Ortero 1958
100% The Tarnished Angels Matt Ord 1958
No Score Yet Day Of The Bad Man Actor 1958
No Score Yet No Place to Land Buck Lavonne 1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Ben Ryerson 1957
55% Love Me Tender Siringo 1956
No Score Yet The Proud Ones Honest John Barrett 1956
96% The Court Jester Sir Griswold 1956
88% Friendly Persuasion Sam Jordan 1956
No Score Yet Trial A.S. `Fats' Sanders 1955
92% The Big Combo Peterson 1955
83% The Desperate Hours Kobish 1955
13% The Silver Chalice Idbash 1954
No Score Yet Duck and Cover Actor 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Norris
  • 1973
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Clavering
  • 1972
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
The Whip
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Bryant Grizzly Shasta
  • 1967
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Emir
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Aberdeen Hogan Matt Harger
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Dorf
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Clinker Louis Koster Cato
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Blake's 7
1978-1981
Creature

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