Robert Karnes

In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Robert Karnes appeared in a great many television series, but is likely best remembered for his work in the Western and crime genres. His early resume boasted small parts in such ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1917

Filmography

Actor (29)

The Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Oregon Trail 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Domino Principle 1976 (Movie)

Lefty (Actor)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Money to Burn 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Executive Action 1973 (Movie)

Man at Rifle Range (Actor)

Glass Houses 1970 (Movie)

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Charro! 1969 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

Col Hawkins (Actor)

Apache Rifles 1964 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The Lawless Years 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Human 1956 (Movie)

Professor Alan Templeton (Actor)

Stagecoach to Fury 1955 (Movie)

Talbot (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1953 (Movie)

Sgt Turp Thornhill (Actor)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 (Movie)

Det. Gray (Actor)

Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! 1948 (Movie)

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Gentleman's Agreement 1947 (Movie)

Ex-GI (Actor)

A Case of Rape (TV Show)

Actor

Bogie (TV Show)

Actor

Man on the Outside (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Earth (TV Show)

Actor

The Clone Master (TV Show)

Actor

The Failing of Raymond (TV Show)

Actor

The Harness (TV Show)

Actor

The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Show)

Actor

The Priest Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Robert Karnes appeared in a great many television series, but is likely best remembered for his work in the Western and crime genres. His early resume boasted small parts in such celebrated films as 1949's "All the King's Men," and he was also memorable as ruthless meatpacker scion Brock Stevens, who looks to rip off cattlemen in 1950's "Hills of Oklahoma." In '59, after working in movies and television for well over a decade, he landed one of his first recurring roles, in the crime series "The Lawless Years," as Max Fields, partner of main protagonist Barney Ruditsky. Around this time, he appeared in episodes of the mystery series "Perry Mason" as Deputy D.A. Chamberlin, and would work with actor Raymond Burr again in his '60s crime series "Ironside." He was a regular in Western-themed shows throughout his lengthy career, and starting in the late '50s began guest-starring in some of the more popular oaters of his day, including "Gunsmoke," in which he played several different characters. This carried over to the next decade, in which he appeared in "Bonanza," among others. At the end of the '70s, he played Sheriff King in several episodes of "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries."

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