Jason Robards Biography

Birthday: 1922-07-26
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Wiki Biography: Powerful and highly respected American star character actor. Son of stage and film star Jason Robards Sr., he was born in Chicago, but raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners, despite the claims some -- not he -- have made. Neither was he at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack, his ship being at sea at the time.) Returning to civilian life, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and struggled as a small-part actor in local New York theatre, TV and radio before shooting to fame on the New York stage in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" as Hickey. He followed that with another masterful O'Neill portrayal, as the alcoholic Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway. He entered feature films in The Journey (1959) and rose rapidly to even greater fame as a film star. Robards won consecutive Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for All the President's Men (1976) and Julia (1977), in each case playing real-life people. He continued to work on the stage, winning continued acclaim in such O'Neill works as "Moon For the Misbegotten" and "Hughie." Robards died of lung cancer in 2000.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alcoa Hour 1955 Drama
Appointment with Adventure 1955 Adventure
Julia Hammett 1977 Drama
The Paper 1994 Comedy
Home Is Where the Heart Is Dillard 2011 Family
Parenthood Frank Buckman 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Burn 'Em Up Barnes 1934
Trial Dr. Huld 1955
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966
Any Wednesday 1966 0
A Thousand Clowns 1966 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Al "Scarface" Capone 1967
Hour of the Gun Doc Holliday 1967 0, 0
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 0, 0, Fantasy, Biography
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 0, 0, Romance
The War Between Men and Women 1972 Comedy, Drama
The House Without a Christmas Tree 1972 Drama
A Boy and His Dog 1975 0, Sport
Comes a Horseman 1978 Biography, Fantasy
Raise the Titanic Admiral James Sandecker 1980 Action, Drama, Thriller
Melvin and Howard Howard Hughes 1980 Comedy, Drama
The Legend of the Lone Ranger President Ulysses S. Grant 1981 Action, Adventure
Burden of Dreams Fitzcarraldo 1982 Documentary
Max Dugan Returns 1983 0, 0
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 Drama, Family, Fantasy
The Day After Dr. Russell Oakes 1983
Square Dance 1987
The Good Mother 1988 Drama, Romance
Parenthood Frank Buckman 1989 0, 0
Dream a Little Dream 1989 Biography, 0, 0, Sport
Reunion Henry Strauss 1989 Drama
The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant 1990 Documentary, History
Black Rainbow 1991 Horror, Thriller
Storyville 1992 Drama, Thriller
Philadelphia Charles Wheeler 1993
The Adventures of Huck Finn The King 1993 0, 0, 0
The Trial Dr. Huld 1993
The Paper 1994 0
Little Big League Thomas Heywood 1994 Comedy, Family, Sport
My Antonia 1995 Drama
A Thousand Acres 1997 Drama
The Real Macaw Grandpa Girdis 1998 Family, Adventure
Julia Hammett 2008 0
Johnny Got His Gun 2008
Magnolia Earl Partridge 2016