Robert Brown (US actor)

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Robert Brown
Robert Brown Here Come the Brides 1969.JPG
Brown as Jason Bolt, 1969.
Born Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown
(1926-11-17) November 17, 1926 (age 87)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor
Years active 1948–1994

Robert Brown (born Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown on November 17, 1926), is a television actor most active in the 1960s and '70s.

Biography[edit]

Brown was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He guest-starred on numerous television programs, including the role of Peter Coll in the two-part episode "The Mad Dog Coll Story" of the NBC series The Lawless Years, which aired on July 28 and August 4, 1961. He made three guest appearances on Perry Mason in the early 1960s, including the role of murderer Frank Sykes in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Larcenous Lady," and murderer Goring Gilbert in the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Reluctant Model." He also had a memorable role on Bewitched, playing the role of the come-alive Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial statue in "Darrin on a Pedestal" which aired on October 22, 1970. Brown was married to Bunny Sellers, a native of Stonington, CT.

Career[edit]

He is most remembered for his starring role as the charismatic, fast-talking Jason Bolt in the 1968–1970 ABC series Here Come the Brides, with costars Joan Blondell, David Soul, Bobby Sherman, Bridget Hanley and Mark Lenard. He also starred as Carter Primus in the 1971–1972 syndicated sea adventure series Primus. Star Trek fans know Brown from his portrayal of the character Lazarus on the Star Trek episode "The Alternative Factor" (1967), being cast at the last minute when John Drew Barrymore failed to appear for shooting. His only feature film credit is the 1962 film Tower of London. He was a close friend of Carroll O'Connor and appeared in a 1979 episode of O'Connor's series Archie Bunker's Place and a 1994 episode of In the Heat of the Night (Poor Relations).

Brown has done voiceover work for radio and television. He is also a writer working on short stories and a novel.

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