Lawrence Dobkin

A former child actor turned radio performer, Lawrence Dobkin adapted his distinctive voice to the burgeoning world of television as the narrator of such influential 1950s series as "Broken Arrow" and "Naked City. " ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1919

Filmography

Actor (40)

Civil Wars 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Popular 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild West 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

In Search of Historic Jesus 1979 (Movie)

Pontius Pilate (Actor)

The Midnight Man 1973 (Movie)

Professor Mason (Actor)

The Streets of San Francisco 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Patton 1969 (Movie)

Colonel Gaston Bell (Actor)

Underground 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

Gen Cook (Actor)

The Cabinet of Caligari 1961 (Movie)

David (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Cartoonist (Actor)

The Gene Krupa Story 1959 (Movie)

Speaker Willis (Actor)

Mr. Adams and Eve 1956 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Operator 1958 (Movie)

Phil Cernak (Actor)

The Defiant Ones 1958 (Movie)

Lou Gans (Actor)

Sweet Smell of Success 1957 (Movie)

Leo Bartha (Actor)

Wild Heritage 1957 (Movie)

Josh Burrage (Actor)

That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

Senator (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Hur Ben Caleb (Actor)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

Al Carol (Actor)

Kiss of Fire 1954 (Movie)

Padre Domingo (Actor)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

Ephraim (Actor)

Them 1954 (Movie)

Engineer (Actor)

Julius Caesar 1953 (Movie)

3rd Citizen (Actor)

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation 1953 (Movie)

Farrell (Actor)

Five Fingers 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

Captain Twombley (Actor)

Curiosity Kills (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson (TV Show)

Actor

Roswell (TV Show)

Actor

The Rape of Dr. Willis (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor
Director (33)

77 Sunset Strip 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Adams of Eagle Lake 1974 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Barnaby Jones 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Burke's Law 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Caribe 1974 - 1975, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Charlie's Angels 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Concrete Cowboys 1974 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Doctor Kildare 1958 - 1969, 1974 - 1978, 1980 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Dynasty 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Emergency! 1958 - 1969, 1971 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Freebie and the Bean 1974 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Manhunter 1974 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Maverick 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Movin' On 1958 - 1969, 1974 - 1978, 1980 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Nashville 99 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Strike Force 1965 - 1969, 1974 - 1978, 1980 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969, 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Detectives 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Donna Reed Show 1958 - 1969, 1974 - 1978, 1980 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fall Guy 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1986, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fitzpatricks 1965 - 1969, 1974 - 1978, 1980 - 1981, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Invaders 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Munsters 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Rat Patrol 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Rifleman 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Waltons 1957 - 1969, 1971 - 1982, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Wild Wild West 1957 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Brenda Starr, Reporter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Intertect 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Like a Crow on a June Bug 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Tarzan's Deadly Silence 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek 1966 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (1)

O'Hara, United States Treasury 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

A former child actor turned radio performer, Lawrence Dobkin adapted his distinctive voice to the burgeoning world of television as the narrator of such influential 1950s series as "Broken Arrow" and "Naked City. " Concurrently, he began acting onscreen with a host of uncredited appearances in such landmark films as the war drama "Twelve O'Clock High," the Burt-Lancaster-starrer "The Sweet Smell of Success," the seminal sci-fi "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," in which he provided memorable commentary on the beleaguered hero's situation. Dobkin continued to appear in films such as "Patton" (1970), but his focus began to shift increasingly toward television. In the midst of a three-episode stint on the long-running Western "Gunsmoke," Dobkin tried his hand at writing and directing installments of such other popular series of the time as "Klondike," "77 Sunset Strip," and "The Rifleman." Although he would go on to write only a handful of scripts, Dobkin became hugely prolific as a TV director, helming key episodes of the medical drama "Emergency!," the ghoulish sitcom "The Munsters," the geriatric-detective series "Barnaby Jones," and the Depression-era family drama "The Waltons." Dobkin retired from directing in the mid-'80s, but continued taking onscreen guest roles in series such as "MacGyver," "Melrose Place," and "Judging Amy" until his death in 2002.

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