Robert Prosky

Robert Prosky

Highest Rated: 98% Broadcast News (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Loose Cannons (1990)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1930

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Likable stage veteran who became a busy character actor in film and TV of the 1980s and 1990s, Robert Prosky spent 23 seasons as a resident actor with the Arena Stage Theater in Washington, DC before making his film debut as an initially ingratiating gangster in Michael Mann's "Thief" (1981). He came to prominence as the endearing Sgt. Jablonski who replaced Michael Conrad's Sgt. Esterhaus ("Let's be careful out there!") at the opening of each episode of TV's "Hill Street Blues." Prosky also became a familiar TV face in a succession of TV movies, pilots, and guest spots.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
8% 27% The Skeptic Father Wymond (Character) $6.2K 2009
No Score Yet 59% The Valley of Light Hoke (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 53% Suits on the Loose Bishop Hollister (Character) $79.4K 2006
18% 28% Eye See You McKenzie (Character) - 2002
16% 24% Dudley Do-Right Inspector Fenwick (Character) $9.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Vote Chief Justice (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lake Herb (Character) - 1998
36% 42% Mad City Lou Potts (Character) $10.6M 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Road Home Father Tierney (Character) - 1996
12% 39% The Chamber E. Garner Goodman (Character) $14.4M 1996
13% 41% The Scarlet Letter Horace Stonehall (Character) $10.4M 1995
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Hilton Barber (Character) $37.1M 1995
60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Judge Henry Harper (Character) $17.2M 1994
71% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Jonathan Lundy (Character) $219.2M 1993
78% 90% Rudy Father Cavanaugh (Character) $20.7M 1993
38% 47% Last Action Hero Nick (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hit Woman: The Double Edge Maggie's Father (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Edge Maggie's Father (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Maishe (Character) - 1992
50% 62% Far and Away Daniel Christie (Character) $58.2M 1992
52% 59% Hoffa Billy Flynn (Character) $23.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Age Isn't Everything Grandpa Irving (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: In Vino Veritas Larry Cerreta (Character) - 1990
0% 26% Loose Cannons Von Metz (Character) $4.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Green Journey Bishop Richard Baker (Character) - 1990
0% 13% Funny About Love E.T (Character) $7.6M 1990
60% 50% Green Card Brontë's Lawyer (Character) $29.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Pursuit Bill (Character) - 1990
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Grandpa Fred (Character) $40.5M 1990
No Score Yet 60% From the Dead of Night Doctor Walter Hovde (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 48% The Heist Dancer (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Home Fires Burning Rosh Benefield (Character) - 1989
40% 70% The Great Outdoors Wally (Character) $37.3M 1988
83% 79% Things Change Joseph "Don Giuseppe" Vincent (Character) $2.3M 1988
98% 79% Broadcast News Ernie Merriman (Character) $49.2M 1987
60% 60% Big Shots Keegan (Character) $2.9M 1987
50% 61% Outrageous Fortune Stanislav Korzenowski (Character) $52.8M 1987
No Score Yet 50% Into Thin Air Jim Conway (Character) - 1985
82% 88% The Natural The Judge (Character) - 1984
38% 55% The Lords of Discipline Col. "Bear" Berrineau (Character) - 1983
40% 43% The Keep Father Fonescu (Character) - 1983
69% 64% Christine Will Darnell (Character) - 1983
33% 30% Hanky Panky Hiram Calder (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 77% World War III Gen. Aleksey Rudenski (Character) - 1982
0% 19% Monsignor Bishop Walkman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Judge Philip Erbsen (Character) - 1981
94% 81% Thief Leo (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 80% ER Wayne Rutley (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2000 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danny Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
93% 94% Frasier T.H. Houghton (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Navy Captain Franklin Howe (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lifestories Narrator 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Stan Jablonski (Character) 1984-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986

QUOTES FROM Robert Prosky CHARACTERS

Colonel General Aleksey Rudenski says: The Americans will not go to war over this..

E. Garner Goodman says: How much do you know about the death penalty?

Adam Hall says: I've read everything there is.

E. Garner Goodman says: Then you know nothin'.

Will Darnell says: (sees Christine drive into the garage, all burned up) - If I'm gonna have to come in and get ya...I'm gonna get ya.

Will Darnell says: (sees Christine drive into the garage, all burned up) If I'm gonna have to come in and get ya, I'm gonna get ya.

Will Darnell says: Look uh...I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here...Maybe we can work out some kind of deal...Why don't you sweep up around the place... do a few lubes... put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.

Will Darnell says: Look uh, I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here. Maybe we can work out some kind of deal. Why don't you sweep up around the place, do a few lubes, put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.

Arnie Cunningham says: (smiles) - Well, I'll have to think about it.

Arnie Cunningham says: (smiles) Well, I'll have to think about it.

Will Darnell says: (angry) - Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!

Will Darnell says: (angry) Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!

Will Darnell says: Ya know Pepper, ya can't polish a turd.

Will Darnell says: (Arnie pulls the worn out, smoking old Christine into Darnell's Do It Yourself garage) - Kiddo, you sold him that piece of sh*t you ought a be fu**ing ashamed of yourself.

Will Darnell says: (Arnie pulls the worn out, smoking old Christine into Darnell's Do It Yourself garage) Kiddo, you sold him that piece of sh*t you ought a be fu**ing ashamed of yourself.

Dennis Guilder says: I didn't sell it to him. I tried to talk him out of it.

Will Darnell says: You should of tried harder. - I knew a guy who had a car like that once. Fu**ing bastard killed himself in it. Son of a bitch was so mean...if you poured boiling water down his throat...he would have pissed ice cubes.

Will Darnell says: You should of tried harder. I knew a guy who had a car like that once. Fu**ing bastard killed himself in it. Son of a bitch was so mean, if you poured boiling water down his throat he would have pissed ice cubes.