Andrew Robinson

Actor, Director, Playwright
Stage-trained character player of film and TV remains best known for one of his earliest feature roles: a hissable portrayal of the crazed hippie serial killer Scorpio in Don Siegel's genre landmark, "Dirty Harry" ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1942 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Judging Amy 1990 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1992 - 2000, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profiler 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archibald The Rainbow Painter 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Running Woman 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings 1994 (Movie)

Sean Braddock (Actor)

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

Hawthorne (Actor)

There Goes My Baby 1994 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Law & Order 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Child's Play 3 1991 (Movie)

Sergeant Botnick (Actor)

Prime Target 1991 (Movie)

Commissioner Garth (Actor)

Trancers III: Deth Lives 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Hellraiser 1987 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

Detective Monte (Actor)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

Dr Vinton (Actor)

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bend Country 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Mackintosh & T.J. 1975 (Movie)

Coley Phipps (Actor)

A Woman For All Men 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Drowning Pool 1974 (Movie)

Pat Reavis (Actor)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

Harman Sullivan (Actor)

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

Appearances (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Behavior (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate (Movie)

(Actor)

Fatal Charm (TV Show)

Actor

Homeland Security (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Badlands (TV Show)

Actor

Knee Deep (TV Show)

Actor

Liberace (TV Show)

Actor

Not My Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

Reward (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson (TV Show)

Actor

Someone I Touched (TV Show)

Actor

Telling Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Catcher (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Kovack (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady Forgets (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of Bernhard Goetz (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Magic Outlaws 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Star Trek: Voyager 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Stage-trained character player of film and TV remains best known for one of his earliest feature roles: a hissable portrayal of the crazed hippie serial killer Scorpio in Don Siegel's genre landmark, "Dirty Harry" (1971). With his sharp nose, full lips, and small beady eyes which conveyed an incredible capacity for cruelty, Robinson crafted a villain so irredeemably bad that his mere existence justified the extreme techniques employed by Clint Eastwood's iconic tough cop. This role set the unpleasant tone for his more memorable subsequent feature roles: an unsavory lout who gets clobbered in Siegel's "Charley Varrick" (1973); in a rare lead as an unlucky householder and brother of a reconstituted monster in the attic in Clive Barker's "Hellraiser" (1987); and a sadistic military school barber in "Child's Play 3" (1991). In between, he often played cops and doctors in films including "Mask" (1985), "Cobra" (1986), and "Shoot to Kill" (1988).

Relationships

Irene Robinson

Wife
introduced by Stacy Keach c. 1970 has two sons from a prior relationship married c. 1971

Rachel Robinson

Daughter

EDUCATION

St Andrew's School

Barrington , Rhode Island

New School for Social Research

New York , New York 1964

University of New Hampshire

Durham , New Hampshire
left school in sophomore year because he refused to sign up for ROTC

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

1964 - 1965
attended as a Fulbright Scholar

Milestones

2000

Staged a production of "The Glass Menagerie" at the Pasadena Playhouse featuring daughter Rachel and Susan Sullivan

1998

Appeared in the L.A. stage revival of "Death of a Salesman" with Jack Klugman as Willy Loman

1993

Became involved with the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles; debuted in one-person show "Memoirs of Jesus", which he wrote

1993

Made belated Broadway debut in the short-lived "Any Given Day" by Frank Gilroy

1988

Starred as "Liberace" in ABC-TV's "approved" biopic

1987

Played a rare feature lead in Clive Barker's directorial debut, "Hellraiser"

1975

Joined the cast of the ABC daytime series "Ryan's Hope" in the role of Frank Ryan; stayed with show until December 1977

1972

TV debut (as Andrew Robinson), "The Catcher", an NBC TV-movie

1970

Feature debut (as Andy Robinson), portrayed Scorpio, the serial killer, in Don Siegel's "Dirty Harry", directed by Siegel

1970

While acting in "The Idiot" at the New York Shakespeare Festival, spotted by director Don Siegel

1968

TV debut in an episode of "N.Y.P.D."

1967

Acted in the Off-Broadway hit "MacBird" alongside Stacy Keach, Rue McClanahan and William Devane

1965

After studying at LAMDA, began career on stage in regional theater

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, wrote and/or performed in several theatrical productions at LaMama in NYC

Raised in Connecticut

Played the recurring role of Garak on the popular syndicated spin-off "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"; also directed episodes

Bonus Trivia

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There is an official Web site at http://members.aol.com/primeview/andysclub.html

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