Jason Robards

Jason Robards built quite a career for himself as an Academy Award-winning actor. In his early acting career, Robards appeared in such films as the Lana Turner dramatic adaptation "By Love Possessed" (1961), the ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1922

Filmography

Actor (128)

Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

Reading Rainbow 1982 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Money & Power: The History of Business 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Going Home 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

They Drew Fire 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

Earl Partridge (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

Mr Bodwin (Actor)

Heartwood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Macaw 1998 (Movie)

Grandpa Ben Girdis (Actor)

Truman 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

U.S.S. Indianapolis: Tragedy at Sea 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

Larry Cook (Actor)

Heartwood 1997 (Movie)

Logan Reese (Actor)

The Roots of Roe 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

All Aboard! Riding the Rails of American Film 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

Thomas Heywood (Actor)

The Enemy Within 1994 (Movie)

General Lloyd (Actor)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Graham Keighley (Actor)

When Doctors Get Cancer 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

Charles Wheeler (Actor)

Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

The King (Actor)

The Trial 1993 (Movie)

Dr Huld (Actor)

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mark Twain & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

One Child -- One Voice 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl Harbor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Pillar of Fire 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Clifford Fowler (Actor)

When It Was a Game II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

World War II: A Personal Journey 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Chernobyl: The Final Warning 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Narrator

On the Waterways 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Reunion 1991 (Movie)

Henry Strauss (Actor)

When It Was a Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Chief Rotzinger (Actor)

Thomas Hart Benton 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Narrator

Black Rainbow 1989 (Movie)

Walter Travis (Actor)

Dream A Little Dream 1989 (Movie)

Coleman Ettinger (Actor)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Making of Gorillas in the Mist 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

Alex Hardy (Actor)

Inherit the Wind 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

Muth (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Square Dance 1987 (Movie)

Dillard (Actor)

The Last Frontier 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Hot Summer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unknown Soldier 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Tomorrow 1984 (Movie)

1939 NY World's Fair Visitor (Actor)

America and Lewis Hine 1983 (Movie)

of Lewis Hine (Voice)

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

Max Dugan (Actor)

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

Charles Halloway (Actor)

Burden of Dreams 1982 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Polar Bear Alert 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Magic of David Copperfield 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

Gunter Beckdorff (Actor)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

President Grant (Actor)

F.D.R. -- The Last Year 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

Howard Hughes (Actor)

Raise the Titanic 1980 (Movie)

Admiral James Sandecker (Actor)

Hurricane 1979 (Movie)

Captain Charles Bruckner (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

Jacob "J W" Ewing (Actor)

Julia 1977 (Movie)

Dashiell Hammett (Actor)

Addie and the King of Hearts 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Ben Bradlee (Actor)

A Boy and His Dog 1973 (Movie)

Mr Craddock (Actor)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Sycamore 1973 (Movie)

John Gwilt (Actor)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

Governor Wallace (Actor)

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Julius Caesar 1971 (Movie)

Brutus (Actor)

Murders in the Rue Morgue 1971 (Movie)

Charron Cesar (Actor)

The War Between Men and Women 1971 (Movie)

Stephen Kozlenko (Actor)

Fools 1970 (Movie)

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Jud 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Cable Hogue (Actor)

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 (Movie)

General Short (Actor)

Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 (Movie)

Cheyenne (Actor)

Isadora 1968 (Movie)

Paris Singer (Actor)

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 (Movie)

Raymond Paine (Actor)

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

Nelson Downes (Actor)

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

Doc Halliday (Actor)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 (Movie)

Al Capone (Actor)

A Big Hand For the Little Lady 1966 (Movie)

Henry Drummond (Actor)

Any Wednesday 1966 (Movie)

John Cleves (Actor)

A Thousand Clowns 1964 (Movie)

Murray Burns (Actor)

Act One 1963 (Movie)

George S Kaufman (Actor)

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962 (Movie)

Jamie Tyrone (Actor)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

Dick Diver (Actor)

By Love Possessed 1961 (Movie)

Julius Penrose (Actor)

The Journey 1959 (Movie)

Paul Kedes (Actor)

A Christmas to Remember (TV Show)

Actor

A Doll's House (TV Show)

Actor

An Inconvenient Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Heidi (TV Show)

Actor

Hughie (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Journey (TV Show)

Actor

Laguna Heat (TV Show)

Actor

My Antonia (TV Show)

Actor

Sakharov (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Wife (TV Show)

Actor

The Civil War (TV Show)

Voice

The Day After (TV Show)

Actor

The Easter Promise (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Tribute (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Treasure (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Jason Robards built quite a career for himself as an Academy Award-winning actor. In his early acting career, Robards appeared in such films as the Lana Turner dramatic adaptation "By Love Possessed" (1961), the Katharine Hepburn dramatic adaptation "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1962) and "Tender Is the Night" (1962). He also appeared in "Act One" (1963). Robards was nominated for a Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for "All the President's Men" in 1976 as well as for a Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "All the President's Men" in 1976. Robards won a Best Actor National Board of Review Award for "Long Day's Journey Into Night" in 1962 as well as a Best Actor National Board of Review Award for "Tender Is the Night" in 1962. His film career continued throughout the eighties in productions like "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" (1981) with Klinton Spilsbury, the Werner Herzog documentary "Burden of Dreams" (1983) and "Max Dugan Returns" (1983). He also appeared in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (1983). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the James Spader mystery thriller "Storyville" (1992), the dramatic adventure "The Adventures of Huck Finn" (1993) with Elijah Wood and "The Trial" (1993) with Kyle MacLachlan. He also appeared in "Philadelphia" (1993) with Tom Hanks and the Michael Keaton dramatic comedy "The Paper" (1994). Most recently, Robards appeared on "Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film" (PBS, 2005-06).

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