May 12, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 8, 1989
Damariscotta, Maine, U.S.
Robert Gerringer (born Robert Geiringer; May 12, 1926 - November 8, 1989) was an American character actor perhaps best known as Dr. Dave Woodard on the soap opera cum cult TV series Dark Shadows, a role he played during 1967. Gerringer left the show because he refused to cross the picket line during a technician's strike; he was replaced by actor Peter Turgeon for six episodes and the character then killed off.
Gerringer was born in New York City, the son of Mary Agnes (née Moran), a teacher, and Arthur Joseph Geiringer, a surgeon. He appeared in the film The Exorcist and in soap operas including The Guiding Light, Texas, in which he played Houston attorney Striker Bellman; and The Edge of Night. He died from a stroke at age 63 in Damariscotta, Maine.
- Black Like Me (1964) - Ed Saunders
- A Lovely Way to Die (1968) - Connor
- The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) - Commissioner McGrady
- The Way We Were (1973) - Dr. Short
- The Exorcist (1973) - Senator at Party
- I'll Quit Tomorrow (1975) - Phil
- The Sentinel (1977) - Hart
- King of the Gypsies (1978) - (uncredited)
- Hide in Plain Sight (1980) - Judge Duval
- The Beat (1988) - Dr. Morningstone (final film role)
- Robert Gerringer and Patricia Falkenhain papers, 1930-1990, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Clips from Texas episodes
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