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|Born||December 6, 1929|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 2001 (aged 71)|
Tarzana, California, U.S.
(m. 1960; div. 1979)
Jacqueline L. Larson
(m. 1981; div. 1984)
Robert "King" Moody (December 6, 1929 – February 7, 2001) was an American actor, best known for playing Shtarker in the television series Get Smart and for his portrayal as Ronald McDonald in the McDonald's commercials from 1969 to 1985.
He was born on December 6, 1929 in New York City.
He played the spaceship captain in Teenagers From Outer Space and various other roles in forty movies and television episodes including Bonanza, The Bob Newhart Show, CHiPs, Combat!, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Dragnet and Sea Hunt. He became the fifth portrayer as Ronald McDonald in 1969, he played the character for sixteen years in the McDonald's commercials until 1985.
Moody married Rachel Rosenthal in 1960; the marriage lasted for nineteen years before they divorced in 1979. He married his second wife, Jacqueline L. Larson, in 1981, but they divorced in 1984 after three years of marriage.
|1959||Teenagers from Outer Space||Spacecraft Captain|
|1962||The Nun and the Sergeant||Pollard|
|1962||Terror at Black Falls||Billy, barroom tough-guy|
|1963||Five Minutes to Love||Blowhard|
|1964||The Glass Cage||Tox Milner|
|1968||The Shakiest Gun in the West||Ernie||Uncredited|
|1970||The Strawberry Statement||TV Newscaster|
|1970||Which Way to the Front?||Checkpoint Guard #2||Uncredited|
|1972||Get to Know Your Rabbit||TV Reporter|
|1991||The Dark Backward||Twinkee Doodle|
|1992||The Nutt House||Victor Kaplan||(final film role)|
|1960–1961||Sea Hunt||Consul Baumer, Dr. Herschel, Heinrich Maus||3 episodes|
|1966–1969||Get Smart||Markovich, Kirsch, Starker, KAOS Scientist||10 episodes|
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