Robert Foxworth

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Robert Foxworth
Born Robert Heath Foxworth
(1941-11-01) November 1, 1941 (age 72)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–present

Robert Heath Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Foxworth was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Erna Beth (née Seamman), a writer, and John Howard Foxworth, a roofing contractor.[1] He attended Lamar High School.[2]

Career[edit]

Foxworth first gained attention as a stage actor, particularly at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.

He was the original casting of J. R. Ewing in Dallas, but wanted the role softened too much for the producer's taste, and was replaced by Larry Hagman.[3]

Among his numerous movie and television roles, such as in the television series The Storefront Lawyers (1970–1971), Foxworth is best known for his stints on Falcon Crest (he played Jane Wyman's long-suffering nephew, Chase Gioberti, from 1981–1987) and Six Feet Under (he played Bernard Chenowith from 2001–2003) as well as a starring role in Gene Roddenberry's 1974 movie The Questor Tapes. He also appeared in the episode "All My Tomorrows" of the NBC romantic anthology series Love Story in 1973[4] and in the episode "The Mask of Adonis" from the 1977 NBC science fiction-horror anthology series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale).[5] He had a guest starring role on the seventh season of The West Wing and a guest spot on Law & Order.

He has also guest starred in Hawaii Five-O, Password Plus, Murder She Wrote, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Outer Limits, Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate SG-1 and Babylon 5. He has done voice acting as the corrupt Professor Hamilton on Justice League Unlimited. He also voiced the Autobot Ratchet, in the film version of Transformers and its sequels.

Personal[edit]

Foxworth was married from 1964 until 1974 to Marilyn McCormick who together had two children, including actor Bo Foxworth. Foxworth was married to actress Elizabeth Montgomery until her death in 1995.

Filmography[edit]

Television films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Foxworth Biography (1941–)
  2. ^ "Alumni, Lamar High School". Distinguished HISD Alumni. Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bergan, Ronald (November 24, 2012). "Larry Hagman Obituary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ tv.com Love Story Episode Guide
  5. ^ Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977)

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Don Messick
Voice of Ratchet
2007
Succeeded by
Corey Burton
Preceded by
Corey Burton
Voice of Ratchet
2009
Succeeded by
Corey Burton
Preceded by
Jeffrey Combs
Voice of Ratchet
2011
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Combs