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Robert F. Simon



Inaugurating his career at the Cleveland Playhouse, American character actor Robert F. Simon made his first Broadway appearance in Clifford Odets' Clash By Night. In 1949, Simon succeeded Lee J. Cobb in the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. He made his film debut in 1954, spending the next two decades playing a steady stream of generals, doctors, executives and journalists. One of Simon's most prominent film roles was the father of the title character in 1956's The Benny Goodman Story. On television, Simon played bombastic newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson in the weekly adventure series The Amazing Spider-Man (1977-78), and could also be seen in recurring roles on Saints and Sinners (1961), Bewitched (1964), Custer (1967), Nancy (1970) and MASH (1972-73 season, as General Mitchell).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut
  • Cervantes
1967
No Score Yet Blindfold
  • Police Lieutenant
1965
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D.
  • Lt. Col. Larrabee
1963
0% A New Kind of Love
  • Bertram Chalmers
1963
No Score Yet The Spiral Road
  • Dr. Martens
1962
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Handy Strong
1962
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad
  • Shamadin
1960
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Motel Clerk
1960
No Score Yet Pay or Die
  • Commissioner
1960
No Score Yet The Last Angry Man
  • Lyman Gattling
1959
84% Operation Petticoat
  • Capt. J.B. Henderson
1959
100% Compulsion
  • Lt. Johnson
1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Capt. Brown
1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk
  • Harry Brill
1958
No Score Yet Edge of the City
  • Mr. Nordmann
1957
No Score Yet The Rack
  • Law Officer
1956
92% Bigger Than Life (1956)
  • Dr. Norton
1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Cal
1956
17% The Catered Affair
  • Mr. Halloran
1956
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Dr. Kenneth Evans
1956
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story
  • Pop Goodman
1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Stage Manager
1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Ackerman
1955
No Score Yet Chief Crazy Horse
  • Jeff Mantz
1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
  • Adm. Gage
1955
No Score Yet The Black Dakotas
  • Marshal Collins
1954
No Score Yet Long Time Till Dawn
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Psychiatrist
1951
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Insp. Nicholas Foley
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Harvey

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