Robert F Simon

Actor
Veteran film and TV character actor of the 1950s through 80s who often played strong-minded, fatherly professional types. Simon moved to Hollywood in 1954 after a busy career on the Broadway stage. He worked steadily in ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1908 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

Jonah Jameson (Actor)

The Amazing Spider-Man 1977 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man Strikes Back 1977 (Movie)

J Jonah Jameson (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1973 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Duty Nurses 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nancy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reluctant Astronaut 1966 (Movie)

Cervantes (Actor)

Across the River 1965 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Blindfold 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

Proctor (Actor)

A New Kind of Love 1962 (Movie)

Bertram Chalmers (Actor)

Captain Newman, M.D. 1962 (Movie)

Lt Colonel Larabee (Actor)

Ada 1961 (Movie)

Warren Natfield (Actor)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

Handt Strong (Actor)

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

Dr Martens (Actor)

Pay or Die 1960 (Movie)

Commissioner (Actor)

The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

Motel Clerk (Actor)

The Wizard of Baghdad 1960 (Movie)

Shamadin (Actor)

Compulsion 1959 (Movie)

Lieutenant Johnson (Actor)

Face of Fire 1959 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Operation Petticoat 1959 (Movie)

Captain J B Henderson (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Captain Brown (Actor)

The Last Angry Man 1958 (Movie)

Lyman Gattling (Actor)

Gunman's Walk 1957 (Movie)

Harry Brill (Actor)

The Web 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Bigger Than Life 1956 (Movie)

Dr Norton (Actor)

Edge of the City 1956 (Movie)

Mr Nordmann (Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1956 (Movie)

Dr Kenneth Evans (Actor)

The Catered Affair 1956 (Movie)

Mr Halloran (Actor)

The First Traveling Saleslady 1956 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

The Rack 1956 (Movie)

Law Officer (Actor)

Chief Crazy Horse 1955 (Movie)

Jeff Mantz (Actor)

Foxfire 1955 (Movie)

Ernest Tyson (Actor)

Seven Angry Men 1955 (Movie)

Colonel Washington (Actor)

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

Pop Goodman (Actor)

The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 (Movie)

Admiral Gage (Actor)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

Ackerman (Actor)

Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Women (TV Show)

Actor

Winter Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Veteran film and TV character actor of the 1950s through 80s who often played strong-minded, fatherly professional types. Simon moved to Hollywood in 1954 after a busy career on the Broadway stage. He worked steadily in supporting roles until his retirement in the early 80s, with feature credits including "The Last Angry Man," "Compulsion" (both 1959), John Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence" (1962) and "Captain Newman M.D." (1963). Simon's small screen work encompassed made-for-TV movies, pilots, and recurring roles on "Bewitched," "M*A*S*H," and "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Relationships

Barbara Callet

Daughter
survived him

James Simon

Son
survived him

Robert Simon

Son
survived him

Susan Thompson

Daughter
survived him

Milestones

1954

Relocated to Hollywood

Played the recurring role of Frank Stevens, Darrin's father, on the popular TV series, "Bewitched"

Made Broadway debut in Clifford Odets' "Clash By Night"

Followed Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

Began acting career at the Cleveland Play House in the 1930s

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