Robert F Lyons

Actor
Boyish lead of counter-culture films who made transition to more "solid guy" character roles in the 1970s and 80s. Best remembered for his hilarious turn in "Getting Straight" (1970), as Elliot Gould's stoner buddy ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1939 in Albany, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Pray for Morning 2014 (Movie)

William Proctor (Actor)

The Burning Dead 2014 (Movie)

Old Ben (Actor)

Law & Order: LA 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roswell 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Omega Code 1999 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Exit in Red 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Self Portrait 1995 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

The Dragon Gate 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Platoon Leader 1988 (Movie)

Michael McNamara (Actor)

Prime Suspect 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Murphy's Law 1986 (Movie)

Art Penney (Actor)

Avenging Angel 1985 (Movie)

Detective Andrews (Actor)

Cease Fire 1985 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Transylvania 6-5000 1985 (Movie)

Victim (Actor)

10 to Midnight 1983 (Movie)

Nathan Zager (Actor)

Death Wish II 1982 (Movie)

Fred McKenzie (Actor)

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Oak Conspiracy 1975 (Movie)

Harrison Hancock (Actor)

The Rookies 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Straight 1970 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Shoot Out 1970 (Movie)

Bobby Jay (Actor)

The Todd Killings 1970 (Movie)

Skipper Todd (Actor)

Pendulum 1968 (Movie)

Paul Martin Sanderson (Actor)

Annie's Point (TV Show)

Actor

Command 5 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Show)

Actor

Death Car on the Freeway (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Enduring Promise (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle on Ice (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)

Actor

Waikiki (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Boyish lead of counter-culture films who made transition to more "solid guy" character roles in the 1970s and 80s. Best remembered for his hilarious turn in "Getting Straight" (1970), as Elliot Gould's stoner buddy whose lame attempts at dodging the draft ultimately cause him to enlist in the Marines. After playing a charming Manson type who drives an unstable younger boy to multiple murder in "The Todd Killings" (1971), and a Harvard pot dealer opposite Barbara Hershey in "Dealing: Or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues" (1972), Lyons could be found in more standard action fare.

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

1972

TV-movie debut, "The Rookies"

1970

First leading role in a feature film, "The Todd Killings"

1968

Film debut, "Pendulum"

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