Robert Walker (actor, born 1940)

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Robert Walker Jr.
Robert Walker, Jr. (publicity still - 1963).JPG
Walker in 1963
Robert Hudson Walker Jr.

(1940-04-15) April 15, 1940 (age 79)
Years active1956–2012
Ellie Wood Walker
(m. 1962; div. 1976)

Judy Motulsky
(m. 1978; div. ??)
Dawn Walker
(m. 19??)
Parent(s)Robert Walker
Jennifer Jones

Robert Hudson Walker Jr. (born April 15, 1940) is an American actor who was a familiar presence on TV in the 1960s and early 1970s. He became less active in later decades. He is best remembered today for playing the title role in the Star Trek episode "Charlie X".

Early life[edit]

Walker was born in Queens, New York and is the elder son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones. He attended The Lawrenceville School near Princeton before beginning his acting career.


He has appeared in films and television since the early 1960s. His movies include the title role in Ensign Pulver (1964) with Burl Ives and Walter Matthau, The War Wagon (1967) with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, the title role in Young Billy Young alongside Robert Mitchum in 1969, Easy Rider, also in 1969, and Beware! The Blob, or—Son of Blob in 1972. In 1982, he starred in Angkor: Cambodia Express with Nancy Kwan, Christopher George, Woody Strode, and Sorapong Chatree.

In the 1960s, Walker appeared in a 1962 episode ("Across Walnuts and Wine", S3E07) of the classic television series Route 66. He played the title role and an emotionally disturbed character who was a troubled actor who lived and performed on the streets and in circuses, in Naked City episode "Dust Devil on a Quiet Street" from November 28, 1962. In The Big Valley episode "My Son, My Son," aired on November 3, 1965 (S1E08), Walker portrayed Evan Miles, an emotionally disturbed college dropout who becomes obsessed with childhood friend Audra Barkley. He had a memorable role in Star Trek as Charles 'Charlie' Evans, a 17-year-old adolescent and social misfit with psychic powers in the episode "Charlie X", which aired September 15, 1966 (S1E02). Walker appeared in the fifth season of the series Combat! in the episode "Ollie Joe" on September 27, 1966 (S5E03). In addition he had the title role in "Billy the Kid," episode 22 of The Time Tunnel, which originally aired on February 10, 1967. He also portrayed Nick Baxter, an ill alien who caused the deaths of humans by touch, in the episode "Panic" in the television series The Invaders, which aired on April 11, 1967 (S1, E14). He played Mark Cole in the October 29, 1967, episode of Bonanza titled "The Gentle Ones" (S09, E07).

In the 1970s, Walker had a role in an episode of Columbo, "Mind Over Mayhem" (S3E06, 1974), and as an innocent longshoreman who takes the blame for a murder on Quincy, ME "The Hero Syndrome" (S3E09) in 1977. He also appeared in the 1978 pilot episode of The Eddie Capra Mysteries

Walker maintained an episodic presence on TV in the 1980s and 1990s. He guest starred in two episodes of Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury, once in 1987, and in 1990 as a mentally handicapped man in "Shear Madness" (S06, E20). His last screen performances were on the TV series L.A. Law and In the Heat of the Night, both in 1991. He also made a TV series appearance in 1993 and had a small role in the 2016 film Beyond the Darkness.


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Hook Pvt. O.A. Dennison
1963 The Ceremony Dominic
1964 Ensign Pulver Ensign Frank Pulver
1966 COMBAT! Ollie Joe Brown Episode #5.03 "Ollie Joe"
1966 Star Trek Charlie Evans Episode #1.02 "Charlie X"
1967 The Time Tunnel Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney) 1 episode
1967 The Happening Herby
1967 The War Wagon Billy Hyatt
1967 Bonanza Mark Cole Season 9, Ep 7 "The Gentle Ones"
1967 The Invaders Nick Baxter Season 1, Ep 13 "Panic"
1968 The Savage Seven Johnnie
1968 Eve Mike Yates
1968 Killers Three Johnny Warder
1969 Agilok & Blubbo Agilok
1969 Easy Rider Jack
1969 Young Billy Young Billy Young
1970 The Man from O.R.G.Y. Steve Victor
1970 Road to Salina Jonas
1972 Beware! The Blob Bobby Hartford
1973 Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman Le guitariste
1973 Hex Chupo [1]
1974 The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
1974 Gone with the West Sheriff of Black Miller
1976 The Passover Plot Bar Talmi
1977 Quincy M.E Peter Thorwald
1977 Evil Town Mike Segal

1978 "The Six Million Dollar Man

1982 Angkor: Cambodia Express Andrew Cameron
1982 CHiPs Tom Corey Season 5, Ep 24 "Ice Cream Man"
1983 Double Jeopardy Michael 'Mike' Grant
1983 Hambone and Hillie The Wanderer
1983 Making of a Male Model Joseph TV Movie
1983 The Devonsville Terror Matthew Pendleton
2016 Beyond the Darkness Agent Mills


  1. ^ "Robert Walker Jr." from Complete Filmography page. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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