Robert Culp

Actor, Writer, Director
Actor, writer and director Robert Culp brought roguish charm with a hint of self-deprecating humor to two popular television series - "I Spy" (NBC, 1965-68) and "The Greatest American Hero" (ABC, 1981-83) - as well as a ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1930 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (111)

Blind Eye 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Robot Chicken 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Almost Guys 2006 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

Santa's Slay 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everybody Loves Raymond 1998 - 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dead Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Screen Tests: Take Two 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Outer Limits Farewell Tribute 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hunger 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Spy 1965 - 1968, 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2000) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest American Hero 1965 - 1968, 1980 - 1983, 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan: The Adventurer 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Holding the Baby 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Screen Tests: Take One 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Kennedy Center Honors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Unconditional Love 1999 (Movie)

Karl Thomassen (Actor)

Dark Summer 1998 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Could It Be a Miracle 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Most Wanted 1997 (Movie)

Donald Bickhart (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

In Search of the Oregon Trail 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

Businessman (Actor)

Panther 1995 (Movie)

Charles Garry (Actor)

Wings 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

XTRO 3: Watch the Skies 1995 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

The Nanny 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

President of the United States (Actor)

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Bomb 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog 1989 (Movie)

Gregor (Actor)

Big Bad Mama II 1988 (Movie)

Daryl Pearson (Actor)

Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Connolly (Actor)

True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Gladiator 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers-in-Law 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Key to Rebecca 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

Mayor Tyler (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Killjoy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Paul Everest (Actor)

Goldengirl 1979 (Movie)

Steve Esselton (Actor)

Hot Rod 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Point 1976 (Movie)

Frank Sirrianni (Actor)

Inside Out 1976 (Movie)

Sly Wells (Actor)

Sky Riders 1976 (Movie)

Jonas Bracken (Actor)

The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday 1975 (Movie)

Jack Colby (Actor)

Houston, We've Got a Problem 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cold Night's Death 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Castaway Cowboy 1973 (Movie)

Bryson (Actor)

Hickey and Boggs 1972 (Movie)

Frank Boggs (Actor)

Hannie Caulder 1971 (Movie)

Thomas Luther Price (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Married Alive 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhino! 1964 (Movie)

Dr Jim Hanlon (Actor)

PT109 1963 (Movie)

Ensign "Barney" Ross (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1963 (Movie)

Harry Pace (Actor)

Sunday in New York 1962 (Movie)

Russ Wilson (Actor)

The Raiders 1962 (Movie)

Wild Bill Hickok (Actor)

The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers-In-Law (TV Show)

Actor

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo Goes to College (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

Actor

Demon with a Glass Hand (Movie)

(Actor)

Flood! (TV Show)

Actor

Her Life As a Man (TV Show)

Actor

I Spy Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Playboy Mansion (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Good Guys (TV Show)

Actor

Mercenary (TV Show)

Actor

Murderous Vision (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

See the Man Run (TV Show)

Actor

Spectre (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Homecoming (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Lightning (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

Actor

The Gladiator (Movie)

Frank Mason (Actor)

The Greatest American Hero (Movie)

(Actor)

The Night the City Screamed (TV Show)

Actor

What Price Victory (TV Show)

Actor

Women in White (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Hickey and Boggs 1972 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Actor, writer and director Robert Culp brought roguish charm with a hint of self-deprecating humor to two popular television series - "I Spy" (NBC, 1965-68) and "The Greatest American Hero" (ABC, 1981-83) - as well as a host of television episodes and the occasional feature film. Culp's role on "I Spy" - a secret agent posing as a tennis player - largely defined his screen persona, which was alternately freewheeling and deadly serious - and made him a welcome presence on network TV for decades after its conclusion. His "Greatest American Hero" role was a sort of cracked revamp of his "Spy" character - a caffeinated government spook charged with protecting an ersatz superhero - which endeared him to a new generation of viewers. Along the way, there were several features, including the sex comedy "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" (1969), though few as successful as his TV work, and several scripts and turns as director for various shows. His series work, however, assured him lasting fame as a TV star who acted outside the mold.

Relationships

Nancy Asch

Wife

Rachel Culp

Daughter
Born in November 1964 mother, Nancy Ashe

Jason Culp

Son
Born in January 1961 mother, Nancy Ashe

Joseph Culp

Son
Born January 9, 1963 mother, Nancy Ashe

Joshua Culp

Son
Born in April 1958 mother, Nancy Ashe

Candace Faulkner

Wife
Married from 1981 until his death in 2010 mother of Culp's youngest child

France Nuyen Actor

Wife
Met while appearing on his TV show "I Spy" (NBC) Married 1967 divorced 1970

Sheila Sullivan Actor

Wife

Elayne Wilner

Wife

EDUCATION

College of the Pacific

Stockton , California

Washington University

St Louis , Missouri

HB Studio

New York , New York
School formerly known as Herbert Berghof Studios

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

San Francisco State College

San Francisco , California
School later renamed San Francisco State University

Milestones

2007

Reprised the role of Bill Maxwell in a voice-over role on the stop-motion sketch comedy, "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim)

1999

Re-teamed with Bill Cosby for an episode of his CBS series "Cosby," once again playing Kelly Robinson

1996

Had a recurring role on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" as Warren Whelan, Ray's father-in-law

1994

Played the U.S. President in "The Pelican Brief," starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts

1994

Re-teamed with Cosby to reprise their roles for a two-hour CBS movie, "I Spy Returns"

1987

Re-teamed with Bill Cosby for an episode of NBC's "The Cosby Show," playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable's old friend Scott Kelly

1986

Hosted the syndicated series, "True Confessions"

1985

Played the Mayor in "Turk 182!"

1981

Returned to series TV playing by-the-book-FBI Agent Bill Maxwell in ABC's "The Greatest American Hero"; also wrote and directed episodes

1979

Had a co-starring role in the film, "Goldengirl"

1974

Co-starred with James Garner in "The Castaway Cowboy"

1972

Re-teamed with Cosby for "Hickey & Boggs"; also made feature directorial debut

1972

Second appearance on NBC's "Columbo"

1970

First quest appearance on "Columbo" (NBC)

1970

Played gunslinger, Thomas Luther Price in "Hannie Caulder," opposite Raquel Welch

1968

Co-starred with Natalie Wood in Paul Mazursky's, "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice"

1965

Teamed with Bill Cosby in the adventure series, "I Spy" (NBC) playing Kelly Robinson

1964

Cast as Captain Shark in a first season episode of NBC's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

1964

First TV movie, "The Hanged Man" (NBC)

1963

Played the debonair fiance of Jane Fonda in the romantic comedy, "Sunday in New York"

1963

Cast as legendary gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok in "The Raiders"

1963

Made feature debut playing John F. Kennedy's good friend Ensign George Ross in "P.T. 109"

1960

Had a guest-starring role as Stewart Douglas in an episode of CBS's anthology series, "The DuPont Show with June Allyson"

1957

First starring role in a series, "Trackdown" (CBS); also wrote episodes for the series

1953

Made TV debut in "You Are There" (CBS)

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