Robert Pine

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Robert Pine
Robert Pine 1976.jpg
Pine in Bert D'Angelo/Superstar in 1976
Born Granville Whitelaw Pine
(1941-07-10) July 10, 1941 (age 75)
New York City,[citation needed] New York, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Gwynne Gilford (1969–present; 2 children, including Chris Pine)

Robert Pine (born July 10, 1941) is an American actor who is best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the hit NBC television series CHiPs (1977–83).

Life and career[edit]

Pine was born Granville Whitelaw Pine in New York City, New York, the son of Virginia (née Whitelaw) and Granville Martin Pine, a patent attorney.[1] He is married to Gwynne Gilford, who appeared on CHiPs as the wife of Pine's character, Sgt. Joe Getraer. They have two children, Chris and Katie.

Pine starred on the soap opera Days of Our Lives as Walker Coleman and had guest appearances in many American television shows, including CBS' Gunsmoke, Lost in Space, The Silent Force, The Wild Wild West, Barnaby Jones, and Lou Grant. He also appeared on NBC's Knight Rider. On CBS' Magnum, P.I., he appeared as Thomas Magnum's father in a flashback episode.

In the late 1980s, Pine guest-starred as Peter Morris, Zack's father, in an episode of Good Morning, Miss Bliss. (The character was subsequently renamed Derek Morris, when John Sanderford took over the role; the show itself, by then, was retitled Saved By the Bell.) For Star Trek: Voyager, he guest starred as an Akritirian Ambassador named Liria in the Season 3 episode The Chute. For Star Trek: Enterprise, he guest-starred as Vulcan Captain Tavin in the Season 1 episode "Fusion". Among his other credits are Six Feet Under, Beverly Hills 90210, and Match Game.

In early 1990s, Pine showed his range by portraying two villains: for California Dreams, he played a wealthy racist who sabotages his daughter's friendship with drummer Tony (William James Jones). For the CBS Schoolbreak Special Big Boys Don't Cry, he played a pedophile who molests his two nephews (one, a high-school wrestler whose teammates include Mario Lopez of Saved By the Bell fame).[citation needed]

In January 1994, Pine guest-starred as Bart Tupelo on CBS' Harts of the West comedy/western starring Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. He reprised his role as Joe Getraer in the 1998 TNT TV movie CHiPs '99. In September 2013, he appeared as Grandpa Jack in Kaiser Permanente's television ad, "Thrive - Perfectly Ordinary". In November 2013, he starred in a minor role in Frozen.[citation needed]

Select filmography[edit]

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert Pine". TV Guide. Triangle Publications. 30: 22. 1982. 
  2. ^ Classic Television Archive: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (1977)
  3. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 11:04 in, English Cast. 

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