Robert Carradine

Actor, Musician, Producer
Part of an American acting dynasty that included father John, brothers David and Keith, as well as daughter Ever, Robert Carradine established himself in a number of memorable projects. After making a promising feature ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

King of the Nerds 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

A Fuller Life 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Fight or Flight 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Effects of Magic 2014 (Movie)

Roody (Actor)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

Tracker (Actor)

The Terror Experiment 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Wexler (Actor)

Deep Winter 2008 (Movie)

Coach Dando (Actor)

The 13th Alley 2008 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Hoboken Hollow 2007 (Movie)

Thad Simmons (Actor)

Lizzie McGuire 1995 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sex and Breakfast 2007 (Movie)

Angry Driver (Actor)

The Practice 1995 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tooth & Nail 2007 (Movie)

Darwin (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Supercross: The Movie 2005 (Movie)

Clay Sparks (Actor)

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction 2005 (Movie)

Zab (Actor)

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars 2001 (Movie)

Rodale (Actor)

Max Keeble's Big Move 2001 (Movie)

Don Keeble--Max's Dad (Actor)

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Hearts Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Curves 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gunfighter 1998 (Movie)

The Kid (Actor)

Palmer's Pick-Up 1998 (Movie)

Bruce Palmer (Actor)

Stray Bullet 1998 (Movie)

John Burnside (Actor)

The Kid With X-Ray Eyes 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Breakout 1997 (Movie)

Zach Hadley (Actor)

Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Humanoids From the Deep 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bird of Prey 1996 (Movie)

Eric Parker (Actor)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Skinhead (Actor)

ER 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Illusions 1992 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Clarence 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

K-9 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incident 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

All's Fair 1989 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Buy and Cell 1989 (Movie)

Herbie Altman (Actor)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

Disney's Totally Minnie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Monte Carlo 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

Berzak (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Lewis Skolnick (Actor)

Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Just the Way You Are 1984 (Movie)

Sam Carpenter (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Wavelength 1983 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Heartaches 1982 (Movie)

Stanley Howard (Actor)

Tag 1981 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The Big Red One 1980 (Movie)

Zab (Actor)

The Big Red One 1980 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Survival of Dana 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

Bob Younger (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

Bill Munson (Actor)

Et la terreur commence 1978 (Movie)

Christie (Actor)

Samuel Fuller & The Big Red One 1978 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Joyride 1977 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Jim Crandell (Actor)

Jackson County Jail 1976 (Movie)

Bobby Ray (Actor)

Massacre at Central High 1976 (Movie)

Spoony (Actor)

Orca 1976 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

The Pom Pom Girls 1976 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Aloha, Bobby And Rose 1975 (Movie)

Moxey (Actor)

You and Me 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cowboys 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Streets 1973 (Movie)

Boy With Gun (Actor)

The Cowboys 1970 (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

A Part of the Family (TV Show)

Actor

As Is (TV Show)

Actor

Attack of the Sabretooth (TV Show)

Actor

Doublecrossed (TV Show)

Actor

Firestorm (TV Show)

Actor

Footsteps (TV Show)

Actor

Go Ask Alice (TV Show)

Actor

I Saw What You Did (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (TV Show)

Actor

Scorpio One (TV Show)

Actor

The Liberators (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Americana 1983 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)
Music (1)

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

("Gimme Some Lovin'" "Dear Mr Fantasy") (Song Performer)

Biography

Part of an American acting dynasty that included father John, brothers David and Keith, as well as daughter Ever, Robert Carradine established himself in a number of memorable projects. After making a promising feature film debut opposite John Wayne in "The Cowboys" (1972), Carradine delivered a well-received supporting turn in the Vietnam War drama "Coming Home" (1978). In a momentous year that saw him co-starring with his brothers in the hard-driving Western "The Long Riders" (1980), he also starred opposite Lee Marvin as a young soldier in "The Big Red One" (1980). It was, however, his leading role as the bespectacled hero Lewis in the hit comedy "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984) that forever cemented Carradine's place in screen history. An actor of diverse tastes and talents, he impressed as an AIDS patient in the drama "As Is" (Showtime, 1986) and gamely played the straight man to Cheech Marin's aging hippy in the comedy "Rude Awakening" (1989). Throughout the 1990s, Carradine produced and starred in a pair of made-for-TV "Revenge of the Nerds" sequels, made several television series guest spots, and starred in a plethora of direct-to-DVD thrillers. Carradine was discovered by a new generation of young fans as Hilary Duff's father on the tween comedy "Lizzie McGuire" (Disney Channel, 2001-04) and later returned to nerds territory as the co-host of the reality competition series "King of the Nerds" (TBS, 2013-15). Whether as a grizzled G.I. or a hapless bookworm, Carradine remained one of the more versatile performers in Hollywood.

Relationships

David Carradine Actor

Half-Brother
Born Dec. 8, 1936 to John Carradine and Ardanelle McCool Cosner Died June 3, 2009

Ian Alexander Carradine Consultant

Son
Born Nov. 14, 1992, mother, Edie Mani

Keith Carradine Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 8, 1949; won Academy Award for song "I'm Easy" (1976)

Marica Carradine

Daughter
Born May 2, 1990, mother, Edie Mani

Christopher Carradine

Brother
Born c. 1947

John Carradine Actor

Father
Born Feb. 5, 1906; starred in "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) Died Nov. 27, 1988

Ever Carradine Actor

Daughter
Born Aug. 6, 1974; mother, Susan Snyder; Carradine raised her as a single parent

Bruce Carradine Actor

Half-Brother
Born April 10, 1933; mother, Ardanelle McCool; adopted by John Carradine

Edie Mani

Wife
Married in 1990

Martha Plimpton Actor

Niece

Susan Snyder

Companion
Together c. 1973-77; mother of Ever Carradine

Sonia Sorel Actor

Mother
Born May 18, 1921; married to John Carradine from 1945-55; waged a three-year custody battle for their children that John won Died on Sept. 24, 2004

Milestones

2012

Appeared in a small role in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

2012

Appeared opposite Tom Selleck in TV movie "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt"

2011

Co-starred opposite Roddy Piper in wrestling comedy-drama "Fancypants"

2007

Co-starred with Michael Madsen in the independent horror/thriller, "Hoboken Hollow"

2003

Reprised role as Lizzie's father in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie"

2002

Directed an episode of "Lizzie McGuire" titled <i>Lizzie's Eleven</i>

2001

Cast as Lizzie's father in the series, "Lizzie McGuire" (Disney)

2001

Played the father in "Max Keeble's Big Move"

1996

Played a Skinhead in "John Carpenter's Escape From L.A."

1995

Reunited with "Nerds" castmate Anthony Edwards in an episode of "ER" (NBC)

1994

Co-produced the TV-movie sequel "Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love"; also starred

1992

Had cameo as himself in Robert Altman's "The Player"

1992

Played Lewis a third time in the Fox TV-movie sequel "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation"; also co-produced

1987

Reprised role of Lewis in "Revenge of the Nerds II"

1986

Sang onscreen in "Number One with a Bullet"

1986

Starred in "As Is" for <i>Broadway on Showtime</i>

1984

Played Robert Cohn in NBC remake of "The Sun Also Rises"

1984

Starred as Lewis, the positive-thinking leader in "Revenge of the Nerds"

1980

Appeared with brothers David and Keith as the outlaw Younger brothers in Walter Hill's "The Long Riders"

1980

Narrated and starred in Samuel Fuller's WWII drama "The Big Red One"

1977

Had supporting role in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home"

1975

Landed first starring role as Johnny Chrystal in "The Pom Pom Girls'"

1974

Made TV series debut as a regular on the ABC series adaptation of "The Cowboys"

1973

Had bit part in Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets"

1972

Co-starred with father John in second episode of brother David's "Kung Fu"

1972

Made feature acting debut in "The Cowboys" starring John Wayne

1970

Made TV debut in an episode of "Bonanza"

1969

Made stage debut when he replaced brother Keith at age 16 in "Tobacco Road" (date approximate)

1963

Became a musician at age nine (date approximate), playing guitar and bass

Starred in the L.A. production of William H. Hoffman's play, "As Is"

Bonus Trivia

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Carradine performed music with his half-brother David and in several bands, appearing in such popular Southern California clubs as the Troubador, the Palomino, the Roxy and At My Place. He also played on Andy Parks' debut album in New York and Mare Winningham's debut album in San Francisco.

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In 1985, With his team, won the United States Endurance Cup in a showroom stock Corvette, beating both Porsche and Ford

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In 1991, raced Lotus cars with Paul Newman on the Lotusport Factory team.

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Robert toured with Ramblin' Jack Elliott in 1972.

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Worked as a driver of Corvettes for Mobil Oil and B F Goodrich

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Raced Ferraris with Paul Newman at Daytona and Sebring in 1977

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While focusing on his career as a musician, Carradine entered acting by serving as his brother Keith's understudy in a stage production of "Tobacco Road," eventually replacing him in the role.

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