Robert Ellenstein

Robert Ellenstein graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, was a founding member of Theatre West in Hollywood, was co-founder and artistic director of the Los Angeles Repertory Company, was the first artistic ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Limited Partners 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

Federation Council President (Actor)

Brewster's Millions 1985 (Movie)

Mr Carter (Actor)

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

VW Man (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Deathwatch 1965 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

Pay or Die 1960 (Movie)

Luigi Di Sarno (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Licht (Actor)

The Gazebo 1959 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Rabbi (Actor)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Gerold Frank (Actor)

3:10 to Yuma 1957 (Movie)

Ernie Collins (Actor)

The Garment Jungle 1956 (Movie)

Fred Kenner (Actor)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

Joe Knight (Actor)

Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

Sidney Y Myers (Actor)

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Show)

Actor

Run Till You Fall (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Robert Ellenstein graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, was a founding member of Theatre West in Hollywood, was co-founder and artistic director of the Los Angeles Repertory Company, was the first artistic director of the Company of Angels, and served as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. These achievements alone are enough to fill an average lifetime, but Ellenstein was much greater than average. As an actor, he performed in hundreds of stage productions, appeared on television over 200 times over five decades (including performances during the golden age of live TV), and took on a handful of feature film roles for good measure. Though he directed only one project for television and none for film, he was a well respected theater director, most notably for his staging of a "Hamlet" that featured just six actors and not a single prop.

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