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Robert Forster

Robert Forster
Photo: Toglenn / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Birth Date

December 8, 1978


October 11, 2019


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color

Dark brown


5 ft 10 in | 178 cm


81 kg | 178 lbs


42 in | 106 cm

Shoe size

9 US | 42 EU


38 in | 96 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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).

Best Movies

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)

TV Shows

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

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