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Robert Ridgely

Highest Rated: 93% Boogie Nights (1997)

Lowest Rated: 40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1931

Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Known for his robust voice, Robert Ridgely began his career as an actor. In the 1960s Ridgely guest-starred on such TV shows as the adventure series "Sea Hunt" and the ABC Western "Maverick." In 1962 he landed a recurring role as Lt. Frank Kimbro on "The Gallant Men," a series based on soldiers in World War II. That show was cancelled after a single season, but Ridgely continued to find acting work, most notably as a sleazy game show host in director Jonathan Demme's "Melvin and Howard." It was Ridgely's voice, however, described as both "smooth" and "booming," that earned him a steady paycheck. From the 1960s well into the 1990s he lent his voice to countless animated TV programs, with a specialty for voicing superheroes. Some of the more notable characters he voiced included Tarzan in "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle" and Flash Gordon in "Flash Gordon." Oddly enough, one of Ridgely's most memorable acting roles, as the breezy adult film producer Colonel James in 1997's "Boogie Nights," would also turn out to be his last. He died of cancer a few months before the film was released.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 89% Boogie Nights The Colonel James (Character) $26.4M 1997
80% 83% Hard Eight Keno Bar Manager (Character) $215.6K 1996
80% 89% Philadelphia Walter Kenton (Character) $76M 1993
40% 81% Robin Hood: Men in Tights The Hangman (Character) $35.3M 1993
47% 57% Beverly Hills Cop II Mayor Ted Egan (Character) $151.7M 1987
No Score Yet 41% The Wild Life Craig Davis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 78% Who Am I This Time? Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Flash Gordon (Voice) - 1982
72% 67% High Anxiety Flasher (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 58% The Mouse and His Child Jack in the Box (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Lester Boggs Lester Boggs (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hardheads Lester Boggs (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down and Dirty Duck Car Salesman/Man at Bus Stop/Negro Gentleman/Big Fag/Police Officer/Tank (Voice) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day at the White House Unknown (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
94% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Ripcord McQuack (Guest Voice) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Big Jack Hemmings (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flash Gordon Unknown (Voice) 1982 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Marvin (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle Tarzan (Voice) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1972 1965 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallant Men Lt. Frank Kimbro (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960

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