Robert Walker (actor, born 1940)
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|Robert Walker Jr.|
Walker in 1963
Robert Hudson Walker Jr.|
April 15, 1940
Queens, New York, U.S.
Ellie Wood Walker
(m. 1962; div. 1976)
(m. 1978; div. ??)
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".
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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 (S1E14). He played Mark Cole in the October 29, 1967, episode of Bonanza titled "The Gentle Ones" (S09E07).
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
In later years Walker maintained an episodic presence on TV, he guested in two episodes of Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury: once in 1987 and in 1990 as a mentally handicapped man in "Shear Madness" (S06E20). His last screen performances were on the TV series L.A. Law and In the Heat of the Night, both in 1991. He also appeared in a TV series appearance in 1993, and a final film appearance in a small role in the 2016 film Beyond the Darkness.
|1963||The Hook||Pvt. O.A. Dennison|
|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 War Wagon||Billy Hyatt|
|1968||The Savage Seven||Johnnie|
|1968||Killers Three||Johnny Warder|
|1969||Agilok & Blubbo||Agilok|
|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|
|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|
|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||Out of the Darkness||Agent Mills|
- "Robert Walker Jr." from Complete Filmography page. TCM.com. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Robert Walker on IMDb
- "Actor Robert Walker Jr. and friend, Malibu, 1965", photograph by Dennis Hopper from 2011 book of Hopper's photographs, via The Independent.