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Robert Blake

Robert Blake

Robert Blake began acting at the age of two. At ten he appeared in the Academy Award-winning classic THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, and played a young John Garfield in HUMORESQUE. Thirty years later he would turn in one of film's most chilling performances as real-life murderer Perry Smith in the screen adaptation of Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD. He also played a stockcar racer in CORKY, an Arizona motorcycle cop in ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, and a fugitive Indian in TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE.

In the late seventies, Blake starred as a tough New York cop in the popular television series Baretta, for which he won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and three People's Choice Awards. In 1983, he received critical praise for his work as Hoffa in the TV movie Blood Feud. In 1993, he earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in Judgment Day: The John List Story. Last year, Blake appeared with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in Joseph Ruben's MONEY TRAIN.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Robert Blake Facts

Birth NameMichael James Vijencio Gubitosi
Also known asBobby Blake
OccupationActor, Writer
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1933 (84)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceNutley, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Robert Blake compared to you?
Awards1976 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for Baretta)

Selected Filmography

The Love Guru
The Cat's Out
Cheaper By The Dozen 2
Cast Away
Airplane!
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Meet Dave
Lost Highway
Wag The Dog
Eagle Eye
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