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Robert Prosky

Highest Rated:   98% Broadcast News (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Funny About Love (1990)
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Birthplace:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
A holder of an economics degree from Philadelphia's Temple University, Philly-born actor Robert Prosky kicked off his career by winning a televised talent contest. With his sharp-edged voice and mashed-potato features, Prosky rose to prominence as a character actor, spending 23 years with Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Arena Stage. In 1983, he was cast in the original Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross, winning a Tony award for his performance; he later received excellent notices for his performance as an aging Soviet bureaucrat in A Walk in the Woods. Prosky's first film role was as the backstabbing mob boss in 1981's Thief. Since that time, he has graced several films in a variety of roles -- few more likable than the wistful, washed-up horror show host in Gremlins 2 (1988), the TV station manager in Mrs. Doubtfire, and the enigmatic projectionist in Last Action Hero (1993). Among Robert Prosky's many TV assignments was the regular role of Sgt. Stan Jablonski, who in 1984 took over the morning roll call from the late Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) in Hill Street Blues.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
8% The Skeptic
  • Father Wymond
2009
No Score Yet The Valley of Light
  • Hoke Moore
2007
No Score Yet Suits on the Loose
  • Bishop Hollister
2006
No Score Yet Into Thin Air
  • Jim Conway
2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You)
  • McKenzie
2002
16% Dudley Do-Right
  • Inspector Fenwick
1999
37% Mad City
  • Lou Potts
1997
12% The Chamber
  • E. Garner Goodman
1996
No Score Yet Brothers' Destiny
  • Father Tierney
1996
95% Dead Man Walking
  • Hilton Barber
1995
14% The Scarlet Letter
  • Horace
1995
61% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Judge Harper
1994
71% Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Mr. Lundy
1993
80% Rudy
  • Father Cavanaugh
1993
37% Last Action Hero
  • Nick
1993
No Score Yet Double Edge
  • Maggie's Father
1993
52% Hoffa
  • Billy Flynn
1992
No Score Yet Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
  • Rockman
1992
50% Far and Away
  • Daniel Christie
1992
No Score Yet Age Isn't Everything
  • Grandpa Irving
1991
56% Green Card
  • Bronte's Lawyer
1990
0% Funny About Love
  • E.T.
1990
No Score Yet Johnny Ryan
  • Capt. Fitzgerald
1990
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Grandpa Fred
1990
0% Loose Cannons
  • Curt Von Metz
1990
No Score Yet Washington Monuments
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Heist
  • Dancer
1989
No Score Yet From the Dead of Night
  • Doctor Walter Hovde
1989
No Score Yet Dangerous Pursuit
  • Bill
1989
No Score Yet Home Fires Burning
  • Rosh Benefield
1989
82% Things Change
  • Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent
1988
40% The Great Outdoors
  • Wally, Lodge Manager
1988
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Watson
1988
98% Broadcast News
  • Ernie Merriman
1987
No Score Yet Big Shots
  • Keegan
1987
50% Outrageous Fortune
  • Stanislav Korzenowski
1987
No Score Yet Radon: A Homeowner's Guide
  • Actor
1987
81% The Natural
  • The Judge
1984
36% The Keep
  • Father Fonescu
1983
68% Christine
  • Will Darnell
1983
38% The Lords of Discipline
  • Col. 'Bear' Berrineau
1983
0% Monsignor
  • Bishop Walkman
1982
38% Hanky Panky
  • Hiram Calder
1982
No Score Yet World War III
  • Colonel General Aleksey Rudenski
1982
96% Thief
  • Leo
1981
No Score Yet Zalmen or the Madness of God
  • Actor
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Actor
  • 2007
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 1996
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • 1992

Quotes from Robert Prosky's Characters