Robert Hays

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Robert Hays
Robert Hays 2013.jpg
Hays in 2013
Born (1947-07-24) July 24, 1947 (age 70)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Other names Robert Bart Hays
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Cherie Currie (1990–1997)
Children Jake Hays[1]

Robert Hays (born July 24, 1947) is an American actor,[2] best known for his role as pilot Ted Striker in the film Airplane! (also known as Flying High)[3] and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Hays was born in Bethesda, Maryland. Before relocating to Hollywood, where he found quick success, Hays lived in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego, and picked up acting roles in San Diego's local theater scene. He worked in several productions at the famous Old Globe Theatre, including the role of Petruchio in a touring production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

In 1977, Hays played a role in the television series Wonder Woman, playing a military corporal, Hays has starred in several short-lived television series, including the 1978 production The Young Pioneers on ABC; the 1979 series Angie; the science fiction series Starman, in which he played the title character;[4] and FM. He played the role of "Bud", the man thought to be Hyde's dad, in several episodes of That '70s Show. Hays has also directed and produced for films and television.

He has performed in many television movies and has done voice work such as the title character on the Marvel Comics adaptation of Iron Man. In 2013, Hays appeared in a slapstick-laden TV spot promoting tourism in Wisconsin, which also reunited him with Airplane! co-director David Zucker.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Airplane! Ted Striker Alternate title: Flying High!
1981 Take This Job and Shove It Frank Macklin
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Ted Striker Alternate title: Flying High II: The Sequel
1983 Trenchcoat Terry Leonard
1983 Utilities Bob Hunt
1983 Touched Daniel
1984 Scandalous Frank Swedlin
1985 Cat's Eye Johnny Norris Alternate title: Stephen King's Cat's Eye
1990 Honeymoon Academy Sean Mcdonald Alternate title: For Better or For Worse
1992 Fifty/Fifty Sam French
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Bob Seaver
1993 Partners Grave Squad Lawyer Short film
1994 Raw Justice Mitch McCullum Alternate titles: Good Cop, Bad Cop and Strip Girl
1994 No Dessert, Dad, till You Mow the Lawn Ken Cochran
1995 Cyber Bandits Morgan
1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Bob Seaver
1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Reed Daley Voice role
2000 Dr. T & the Women Harlan
2001 Sex and a Girl Dan Alternate title: Alex in Wonder
2004 The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Squeak (English version) Voice role
2005 Freezerburn Michael Reed the Talent
2007 Universal Remote Dr. Anderson
2007 Nicky's Birthday Camera Bob
2008 Superhero Movie Blaine Riker
2013 Paranormal Movie Director
2016 Boonville Redemption Pastor Reign

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Rockford Files Darren Weeks Episode: "The Deep Blue Sleep"
1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. Officer Gilpin / Officer Hanson Recurring role (3 episodes)
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Lester Episode: "Judgment Day"
1976 Cannon Michael Narak Episode: "Bloodlines"
1976 Young Pioneers Dan Gray TV movie
1976 Laverne & Shirley Tom Episode: "Dating Slump"
1976 The Blue Knight Officer Wells Recurring role (4 episodes)
1976 Spencer's Pilots Jack Episode: "The Hitchhiker"
1976 Most Wanted Bruce Collins Episode: "The Heisman Killer"
1976 Young Pioneers' Christmas Dan Gray TV movie
1977 Wonder Woman Corporal Jim Ames Episode: "Wonder Woman in Hollywood"
1977 Delta County, U.S.A. Bo TV movie
1978 The Love Boat Sam Bradley Episode: "Family Reunion"
1978 The Initiation of Sarah Scott Rafferty TV movie
1978 The Young Pioneers Dan Gray TV miniseries
1978 Almost Heaven Dave Leland TV movie
1978 Will Rogers: Champion of the People Will Rogers TV special
1979–80 Angie Brad Benson Main cast (36 episodes)
1979 Battle of the Network Stars VII Himself (ABC Team) TV special
1980 Battle of the Network Stars VIII Himself (ABC Team) TV special
1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything Kirby Winter TV movie
1981 Saturday Night Live Himself (Host) Episode: "Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns"
1981 California Gold Rush Bret Harte (Narrator) TV movie
1982 The Day the Bubble Burst Gregory Winslow TV movie
1982 The Fall of the House of Usher Jonathan Cresswell TV movie
1984 Mister Roberts Lieutenant Douglas Roberts TV movie
1986–87 Starman Paul Forrester Main cast (22 episodes)
1987 Murder by the Book D.H. Mercer / Biff Deegan TV movie
1989–90 FM Ted Costas Main cast (13 episodes)
1990 Running Against Time David Rhodes TV movie
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"
1992 Hot Chocolate Eric Ferrier TV movie
1993 Cutters Joe Polachek Main cast (5 episodes)
1993 Sex, Shock and Censorship in the '90s Martin Day TV special
1994–96 Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man Voice role (26 episodes)
1995 Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare Chad Ingram TV movie
1995 Vanished John Taylor TV film
1996 Guys Like Us Mike Hanson Episode: "Pilot"
1996 The Abduction Paul Olavsky TV movie
1996 Unabomber: The True Story David Kaczynski TV movie
1996 The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark / Iron Man Voice role; Episode: "Helping Hands, Iron Fist"
1996 Touched by an Angel Scott Walden Episode: "Groundrush"
1996–97 Spider-Man Tony Stark / Iron Man Voice role (6 episodes)
1996 Christmas Every Day Henry Jackson TV movie
1997 Superman Edward Lytener / Luminus Voice role (2 episodes)
1997 Promised Land Mark Gerhart Episode: "Mr. Muscles"
1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas Michael Greiser TV movie
1998 Kelly Kelly Doug Kelly Main cast (7 episodes)
1998 30 Years to Life Vincent Dawson TV movie
1999 The Outer Limits Dr. Peter Halstead Episode: "Donor"
2000 Deadly Appearances Andy Boychuk TV movie
2000 That '70s Show Bud Hyde Recurring role (2 episodes)
2001 Bette Roy Recurring role (2 episodes)
2001 The Retrievers Tom Lowry TV movie
2002 Spin City Los Angeles Mayor Stone Taylor Episode: "A Tale of Four Cities"
2002 The Santa Trap Bill Emerson TV movie
2003 Robbery Homicide Division Eddie Episode: "Hellbound Train"
2012 Shooting Gallery Himself Episode: "Survival Trail"
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Captain Bob Wilson TV movie

Producer and director[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes
1986 Starman Director Episode: "The Test"
1998 Kelly Kelly Co-producer
2001 Sex and a Girl Producer
2007 Nicky's Birthday Camera Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherie Currie rocks with biopic. Dailynews.com. (March 19, 2010) Retrieved on 2011-12-22.
  2. ^ a b "Robert Hays-biography". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Maslin, Janet (July 2, 1980). "Airplane (1980) AIRPLANE!". The New York Times. Retrieved 04-08-2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Hays ready to assume role of 'Starman' for television". Park City Daily News. Bowling Green, KY. Associated Press. August 15, 1986. p. TV4. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  5. ^ Davis, Stacy Vogel (March 18, 2013). "Zucker, Hays poke fun at summer in Wisconsin in latest tourism ad". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved 04-08-2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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