Jay Robinson

As film debuts go, character actor Jay Robinson's in 1953 was about as spectacular as they come. Opposite stars Richard Burton and Victor Mature in the historical epic "The Robe", he jumped off the screen as Caligula ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1930

Filmography

Actor (34)

Beyond Bizarre: Haunted Houses and Warring Robots 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mad Jack the Pirate 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1968, 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skeeter 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

Mr Hawkins (Actor)

Transylvania Twist 1989 (Movie)

Uncle Ephram (Actor)

The Bikini Shop 1987 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Ryan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners 1981 (Movie)

Halderstam (Actor)

The Bay City Rollers Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Wolf Zinderneuf (Actor)

The Secret Empire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Again 1978 (Movie)

David Shapiro (Actor)

Doctor Shrinker 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Train Ride to Hollywood 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three the Hard Way 1973 (Movie)

Monroe Feather (Actor)

This Is a Hijack 1972 (Movie)

Simon Scott (Actor)

Nightmare Honeymoon 1971 (Movie)

Ruskin (Actor)

Bunny O'Hare 1970 (Movie)

Banker (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1957 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Wild Party 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Virgin Queen 1955 (Movie)

Chadwick (Actor)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

Caligula (Actor)

Dying to Remember (TV Show)

Actor

Memories Never Die (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Between Friends (TV Show)

Actor

She Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As film debuts go, character actor Jay Robinson's in 1953 was about as spectacular as they come. Opposite stars Richard Burton and Victor Mature in the historical epic "The Robe", he jumped off the screen as Caligula, often stealing from them and other co-stars the scenes that he was in. Robinson's turn as the Roman Emperor was so successful that he in fact repeated the same role in the 1954 sequel, "Demetrius and the Gladiators". A decade later, Robinson took on the part of another Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, but this time the intended effect was comedic rather than dramatic, as it was for a 1969 episode of "Bewitched", entitled "Samantha's Caesar Salad." Robinson carved out a nice supporting career in TV during the 1960's, 70's and 80's, scoring a wide variety of single-episode guest-star work. For example, between 1968 and 1974, he played five different roles on the action series "Mannix". He was Professor Thaxton in the mid-70's for three episodes of "The Waltons" and worked in 1988-89 on the venerable soap opera "Days of Our Lives" as Monty Dolan. Bette Davis at one point recruited Robinson to play opposite her in the 1971 comedy "Bunny O'Hare", but the film was a resounding box office flop.

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