Robert Walker, Jr.
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|Robert Walker, Jr.|
Walker in 1966
April 15, 1940 |
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Judy Motulsky (divorced) (2 children)
Ellie Wood Walker (1962-1976) (divorced) (3 children)
Dawn Walker (?-present) (2 children)
Robert Hudson Walker, Jr. (born April 15, 1940) is an American actor who was a familiar presence on TV in the 1960s. He became less active in later decades.
Walker appeared in a 1962 episode of the classic television series Route 66. He has appeared in films and television since the early 1960s. His movies include the title role in Ensign Pulver (1964) with Burl Ives and Walter Matthau, The War Wagon (1967) with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, the title role in Young Billy Young alongside Robert Mitchum in 1969, Easy Rider, also in 1969, and Beware! The Blob, or--Son Of Blob in 1972. In 1982 he starred in Angkor: Cambodia Express with Nancy Kwan, Christopher George, Woody Strode, and Sorapong Chatree.
In The Big Valley episode, "My Son, My Son", aired on November 3, 1965, Walker portrayed Evan Miles, an emotionally disturbed college dropout who becomes obsessed with childhood friend Audra Barkley. He played the title role and another emotionally disturbed character who was a troubled actor who lived and performed on the streets and in circuses, in The Naked City episode "Dust Devil on a Quiet Street" from Nov. 28, 1962. He had a memorable role in Star Trek as Charles 'Charlie' Evans in the episode "Charlie X", which aired September 15, 1966. In addition, he played Billy the Kid in episode 22 of The Time Tunnel, which originally aired on February 10, 1967, and also portrayed Nick Baxter, an ill alien who caused the deaths of humans by touch, in the episode "Panic" in the television series The Invaders, which aired on April 11, 1967. He played Mark Cole in the October 29, 1967 episode of Bonanza titled "The Gentle Ones". He also had a role in an episode of Columbo, "Mind Over Mayhem" (1974), and in the fifth season of the series Combat! in the episode "Ollie Joe".
In later years, Walker maintained an episodic presence on TV, he guested in two episodes of Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury broadcast in 1987 and 1990. His last screen performances (until 2012) in 1991, included roles in the L.A. Law and In the Heat of the Night TV series.
- Ensign Pulver
- The War Wagon
- The Happening
- Easy Rider
- Road to Salina
- The Hook
- The Man from O.R.G.Y.
- "Robert Walker Jr." from Complete Filmography page. TCM.com. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Robert Walker, Jr. at the Internet Movie Database
- "Actor Robert Walker, Jr., and friend, Malibu, 1965", photograph by Dennis Hopper from 2011 book of Hopper's photographs, via the The Independent.