Robert Beatty

Actor, Cashier, Salesman
The rugged appearance of this craggy-faced, Canadian-born actor made him a natural for tough guy roles, especially in British crime films of the 1950s. Beatty's voice became familiar to North American listeners as he ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1909 in Hamilton, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (28)

The Summit: A Nuclear Age Drama 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

US President (Actor)

Superman III 1983 (Movie)

Tanker Captain (Actor)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

Ambassador Neville (Actor)

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unidentified Flying Oddball 1979 (Movie)

Senator Milburn (Actor)

Golden Rendezvous 1976 (Movie)

Howard Taubman (Actor)

Sleepwalker 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering Storm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

US Admiral (Actor)

Pope Joan 1972 (Movie)

Dr Corwin (Actor)

Sitting Target 1971 (Movie)

Gun Dealer (Actor)

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 (Movie)

Halvorsen (Actor)

Where Eagles Dare 1968 (Movie)

Cartwright Jones (Actor)

Something of Value 1957 (Movie)

Jeff Newton (Actor)

Time Lock 1956 (Movie)

Peter Dawson (Actor)

The Square Ring 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

Barovik (Actor)

The Loves of Three Queens 1953 (Movie)

Menelaus (Actor)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Odd Man Out 1946 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Captain Horatio Hornblower (Movie)

Lt. William Bush (Actor)

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Movie)

Sgt. Hopkins (Actor)

The First of the Few (Movie)

(Actor)

The Oracle (Movie)

Robert Jefferson (Actor)

The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Show)

Actor

Wings of Danger (Movie)

Nick Talbot (Actor)

Biography

The rugged appearance of this craggy-faced, Canadian-born actor made him a natural for tough guy roles, especially in British crime films of the 1950s. Beatty's voice became familiar to North American listeners as he described the WWII bombings of London for the BBC's Overseas News Service and, after the war, as detective Philip O'Dell on radio. Beatty was a prolific performer on TV as well as in film through the 80s and portrayed President Ronald Reagan in the 1987 PBS dramatization "Breakthrough at Reykjavik".

Relationships

Dorothy Steele

Wife

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1937

University of Toronto

Toronto , Ontario

Milestones

1944

Appeared in London production of "A Bell for Adano"

1938

Film acting debut in "Murder in Soho"

1937

First role on London stage in "Idiot's Delight"; also understudied Raymond Massey

1937

Went to London to train for the stage

Worked as a newsreader for the BBC's North American Overseas News Service early in WWII, describing the bombing of London to American listeners

Portrayed President Ronald Reagan in public TV dramatization "Breakthrough at Reykjavik"

Worked as salesman and cashier while appearing in amateur stage productions

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