Robert Stack

Robert Stack

Highest Rated: 100% The Mortal Storm (1940)

Lowest Rated: 4% Caddyshack II (1988)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

Tall, masculine, and blessed with a matinee idol's baritone voice, Robert Stack certainly looked every inch the movie star, but he actually found his greatest fame on television. His iron jaw and terse delivery made him the ideal crime fighter to tackle the worst gangsters of the Jazz Age on "The Untouchables" (ABC, 1959-1963). That air of moral inflexibility still carried freight almost 30 years later, when he hosted "Unsolved Mysteries" (NBC/CBS, 1987-2002). Prior to and between those two series, he co-starred in a number of popular films, earned an Academy Award nomination, and even got a few chances to poke fun at his rigid on-screen persona in several comedies and animated series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% 66% Mumford Unsolved mysteries host (Character) $4.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Totally Irresponsible The Gooch (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sealed With a Kiss Sumner Ethridge (Character) - 1999
72% 69% Beavis and Butt-head Do America ATF Agent Flemming (Voice) $63.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Eliot Ness Eliot Ness (Character) - 1991
61% 54% Joe Versus the Volcano Dr. Ellison (Character) $39.1M 1990
4% 18% Caddyshack II Chandler Young (Character) $11.3M 1988
No Score Yet 61% Plain Clothes Mr. Gardner (Character) $222.7K 1988
No Score Yet 5% Dangerous Curves Louis Faciano (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit Jordan White (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Korea: The Forgotten War Narrator - 1987
58% 88% The Transformers: The Movie Ultra Magnus (Voice) $5.5M 1986
17% 27% Big Trouble Winslow (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midas Valley Drew Hammond (Character) - 1985
56% 62% Uncommon Valor MacGregor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strike Force Capt. Frank Murphy (Character) - 1981
97% 89% Airplane! Captain Rex Kramer (Character) - 1980
42% 48% 1941 Major General Joseph W. Stillwell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un second souffle François Davis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Most Wanted Lincoln Evers (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Murder on Flight 502 Captain Larkin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 33% Adventures of the Queen Capt. James Morgan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Michael Rhodes (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Skin Game Dan Farrell (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seek and Destroy Dan Farrell (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of the Watchdog Dan Farrell (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle at Gannon's Bridge Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why I Blew Up Dakota Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echo of a Nightmare Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Savage Eye Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Merchants Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Long Baby, and Amen Dan Farrell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Civilized Men Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chains of Command Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of a Woman David Frasier (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suntan Mob Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Power Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Ring Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakout to a Fast Buck Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wrath of Angels Dan Farrell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingers Only Swingers Only (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ordeal Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet High on a Rainbow Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Currier Story Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inquiry Dan Farrell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asylum for a Spy James Andrew Congers (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones Cliff Wilder (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action Man Jim Beckley (Character) - 1967
71% 72% Is Paris Burning? Brig. General Wm L. Sibert (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 17% The Caretakers Dr. Donovan MacLeod (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 100% The Scarface Mob Eliot Ness (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz Express Eliot Ness (Character) - 1961
60% 60% The Last Voyage Cliff Henderson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Zangara Eliot Ness (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 31% John Paul Jones John Paul Jones (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% The Gift of Love William `'Bill'` Beck (Character) - 1958
100% 70% The Tarnished Angels Roger Shumann (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 18% Great Day in the Morning Owen Pentecost (Character) - 1956
82% 76% Written on the Wind Kyle Hadley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 54% Good Morning, Miss Dove Dr. Thomas `'Tom'` Baker (Character) - 1955
83% 59% House of Bamboo Eddie Kenner/Spanier (Character) - 1955
33% 59% The High and the Mighty John Sullivan (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Glove Captain Charles Wogan (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conquest of Cochise Maj. Tom Burke (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Paint Lt. Billings (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 29% Sabre Jet Col. Gil Manton (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 8% Bwana Devil Bob Hayward (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 25% My Outlaw Brother Patrick O'Moore (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Brother Patrick O'Moore (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 69% The Bullfighter and the Lady Johnny Regan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 43% Mr. Music Jefferson "Jeff" Blake (Character) - 1950
57% 51% A Date With Judy Stephen Andrews (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Fighter Squadron Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton (Character) - 1948
98% 93% To Be or Not to Be Lt. Stanislav Sobinski (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eagle Squadron Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men of Texas Barry Conovan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 75% Nice Girl? Don Webb (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Jim Holliday (Character) - 1941
100% No Score Yet The Mortal Storm Otto von Rohn (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Bit of Heaven Bob Terry (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 75% First Love Ted Drake (Character) - 1939

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved Mysteries Host 1997-1999 1988-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1968-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Eliot Ness (Character) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hour of Stars Unknown (Character) 1955
90% No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951

QUOTES FROM Robert Stack CHARACTERS

Lt. Stanislav Sobinski says: Anna, I'd like to speak to Mrs. Tura alone.

Maria Tura says: Now look Stanislav, I usually tell my maid when to leave the room.

Lt. Stanislav Sobinski says: I've so much to tell you. When we're in the plane we can't talk, when we're in the tearoom we can't do anything but talk. Maria...

Maria Tura says: And when we're in the dressing room we must be very careful of my makeup.

Lt. Stanislav Sobinski says: I hope you forgive me if I acted a little clumsy but, this is the first time I ever met an actress.

Maria Tura says: Lieutenant, this is the first time I've ever met a man that could drop three tons of dynamite in two minutes bye.

Kramer says: No... that's just what they'll be expecting us to do!