Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Robert Culp (1930-2010)

Robert Culp best known for his role on the groundbreaking television series "I Spy" died on March 24, 2010 at the age of 79.

Robert Culp was born on August 16, 1930 in Oakland, California.

Robert Culp began his acting career on an episode of You are There in 1953. Before being cast in I Spy, Robert Culp appeared on episodes of Robert Montgomery Presents, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Trackdown, Rawhide, Wagon Train, Ben Casey and Bonanza.

In 1965 he was cast as Kelly Robinson opposite Bill Cosby in I Spy. He was nominated for three primetime Emmy awards for his performance. In 1965 he was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for I Spy.

Robert Culp appeared in films such as PT 109 (1963), Sunday in New York (1963), The Raiders (1963), Rhino (1964), Breaking Point (1976), and The Pelican Brief (1994).

Robert Culp's most famous film was Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice (1969) in which he played Bob.

Through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Robert Culp was a familiar face on television appearing in numerous made for television movies and episodes of Love Boat, Golden Girls, Columbo, Greatest American Hero, The Cosby Show, Matlock, Wings and Chicago Hope.

Robert Culp had a re-occuring role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Warren Whelan, Debra's father.

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