Robert Brown (American actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Robert Brown (US actor))
Jump to: navigation, search
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 90)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor
Years active 1948–1994
Spouse(s) Elisse Pogofsky-Harris (1986-present)
Anna Gonyaw (1969-1980) (divorced)
Mary Elizabeth “Bunny” Sellers (1961-1967) (divorced)
Leila Brown (1949-1954) (divorced) (1 child)

Robert Brown (born Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown November 17, 1926) is a television actor who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s.

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 was transmitted on July 28 and August 4, 1961. He made three guest appearances on Perry Mason in the early 1960s, two of which were as murderers; these were the role of Frank Sykes in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Larcenous Lady" and the role of 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 Mary Elizabeth “Bunny” Sellers, a native of Stonington, CT, from 1961 to 1967.

Career[edit]

Brown 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. Brown appeared as both of the two beings alternating in the character of 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 horror film Tower of London (1962). Brown was a close friend of Carroll O'Connor and appeared in an episode of O'Connor's series Archie Bunker's Place in 1979 and an episode of In the Heat of the Night titled "Poor Relations," which aired in 1994. He was not known to have done any on-camera work since then as of late August 2016.

According to TV producer Perry Lafferty, Brown was initially cast to play Steve McGarrett in the original Hawaii Five-O, but was replaced at the last minute by Jack Lord when producer Leonard Freeman decided Brown wasn't right for the role.

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

External links[edit]