December 8, 1978
October 11, 2019
Salt and Pepper
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
81 kg | 178 lbs
42 in | 106 cm
9 US | 42 EU
38 in | 96 cm
Robert Wallace Foster Jr. was born in Rochester, New York, United States, on July 13, 1941, was an American actor.
Young Robert Forster first started performing during his years at the Rochester's Madison High School, in musical revues.
He began his professional acting career on the New York stage, in the 1965.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover" (1965) at John Golden Theatre.
He got his television debut in ABC police crime drama series N.Y.P.D. (1967) in episode "To Catch a Hero", in role as Tony.
He made his big screen debut in drama movie Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) in role as Private L.G. Williams.
Robert's breakthrough performance came as John Cassellis in drama film Medium Cool (1969).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Max Cherry in crime film Jackie Brown (1997).
Mulholland Drive (2001) neo-noir mystery with Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux
Alligator (1980) monster horror opposite Robin Riker and Michael V. Gazzo
The Black Hole (1979) science fiction with Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Joseph Bottoms
The Delta Force (1986) action opposite Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin and George Kennedy
Human Nature (2001) comedy drama with Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette and Rhys Ifans
Rear Window (1998) crime drama thriller opposite Christopher Reeve and Daryl Hannah
Vigilante (1983) crime with Fred Williamson and Woody Strode
The Stalking Moon (1968) Western opposite Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint and Noland Clay
Diamond Men (2000) drama with Donnie Wahlberg, Bess Armstrong and Jasmine Guy
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) romantic comedy opposite Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Emma Stone
Grand Theft Parsons (2004) comedy drama with Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate and Michael Shannon
29th Street (1991) comedy drama opposite Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello and Lainie Kazan
Original Gangstas (1996) action gangster with Fred Williamson, Jim Brown and Pam Grier
The Don Is Dead (1973) crime thriller opposite Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest and Al Lettieri
Autómata (2014) science fiction action with Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott
London Has Fallen (2016) action thriller opposite Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) neo-Western crime thriller with Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) comedy horror thriller in role as Sheriff Hadley, opposite Jim Cummings and Riki Lindhome (Posthumous release)
Grave Intentions (2020) horror in role as Don Whalen (segment "The Bridge Partner") (Posthumous release)
He won the Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television for his performance as Ed Galbraith in AMC neo-Western crime drama television series Breaking Bad (2013) in episode "Granite State".
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television for his role as Arthur Petrelli in NBC superhero drama television series Heroes (2007-2008).
Banyon (1971-1973) NBC detective series in role as Miles Banyon
Nakia (1974) dramatic television series in role as Deputy Nakia Parker
Police Story (1975-1977) NBC anthology crime drama series in various roles
Magnum, P.I. (1985) CBS crime drama series in role as Tyler Peabody McKinney
Once a Hero (1987) ABC action adventure series in role as Gumshoe
William Tell (1987-1988) historical drama action adventure television series in role as Aymong
Jake and the Fatman (1991) CBS crime drama series in role as Ed Delaney
Fastlane (2002-2003) Fox action drama series in role as Raymond Ray
Karen Sisco (2003-2004) ABC crime drama series in role as Marshall Sisco
The Grid (2004) miniseries in role as Jay Aldrich
Huff (2004-2005) Showtime drama series in role as Ben Huffstodt
Tilt (2005) drama series in role as Jimmy "Gentleman Jim" Towne
Alcatraz (2012) Fox drama series in role as Ray Archer
Last Man Standing (2012-2018) ABC sitcom in role as Bud Baxter
Intruders (2014) drama series in role as Frank Shepherd
Backstrom (2015) Fox crime comedy drama series in role as Sheriff Blue Backstrom
Divorce (2016) HBO comedy drama series in role as Donald
Twin Peaks (2017) Showtime mystery drama series in role as Sheriff Frank Truman
He played Grandpa Joe Harris in Apple TV+ web television anthology series Amazing Stories (2020) in episode "Dynoman and The Volt". (Posthumous release)
He portrayed Ed Galbraith in AMC television series Better Call Saul (2020) in episode "Magic Man". (Posthumous release)
Graduated from Rochester's Madison High School in 1959.
Attended Heidelberg College and Alfred University.
Graduated from University of Rochester (1964) with Bachelor of Arts in history.
Had English, Irish and Italian ancestry.
Has four grandchildren.
He was a member of the high-IQ Triple Nine Society.
He played Stanley Kowalski in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1973) at Vivian Beaumont Theater.
He portrayed Franklin in a play "Chasing Mem'ries" (2017) at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Robert died on October 11, 2019, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.
He was married to:
Zivia Foster (1978-1980)
June Forster (1966-1975), they had three daughters: Elizabeth, Kathrine "Kate" and Maeghen
Dani Crayne (2002-2019)
Marlene (1963-1965) they had one son, Robert Wallace Foster III