Robert Webber

Robert Webber

Over his 40-year career as one of Hollywood's veteran character actors, Robert Webber always marked his spot by playing all types of roles and was not stereotyped into playing just one kind of character. Sometimes he even got to play a leading role (see Hysteria (1965)). Webber first started out in small stage shows and a few Broadway plays and served a stint in the army before he landed the role of Juror 12 in 12 Angry Men (1957). He was also known for numerous war films, playing Lee Marvin's general in The Dirty Dozen (1967) or as real-life Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Midway (1976). Webber's other best known movies include The Great White Hope (1970), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), 10 (1979) (as composer Dudley Moore's lyricist partner), Private Benjamin (1980), Wild Geese II (1985) and co-starring with Richard Dreyfuss and Barbra Streisand as prosecutor Francis McMillian in Nuts (1987). In 1989 he died of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Malibu, California, shortly after completing the 1988 TV production Something Is Out There (1988) (TV). He bore a resemblance to character actor Kevin McCarthy.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
1988

Something Is Out There

Commissioner Estabrook1988-05-08
1987

Nuts

Francis MacMillan1987-11-20
1987

The Ladies

Jerry1987-06-26
1986
Assassin
Calvin Lantz1986-03-19
1985
Wild Geese II
Robert McCann1985-10-18
1985

In Like Flynn

Col. Harper1985-08-14
1985

Half Nelson

1985-03-24
1985

Answers

Ted Talbot (Segment "Twinkle, Twinkle")1985-01-01
1984
No Man's Land
Will Blackfield1984-05-27
1984
Getting Physical
Hugh Gibley1984-03-20
1983
Shooting Stars
Woodrow Norton1983-07-28
1983
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land
Felix1983-02-27
1982
Don't Go to Sleep
Dr. Cole1982-12-10
1982
Not Just Another Affair
Professor Wally Dawson1982-10-01
1982
Who Dares Wins
General Ira Potter1982-08-26
1982
Wrong Is Right
Harvey1982-04-16
1981
The Two Lives of Carol Letner
Ed Leemans1981-10-14
1981
S.O.B.
Ben Coogan1981-07-01
1980
Sunday Lovers
Henry Morrison (segment "The French Method")1980-10-31
1980
Private Benjamin
Col. Clay Thornbush1980-10-06
1980
All Stars
Harry Stabling1980-01-16
1979
The Streets of L.A.
Ralph Salkin1979-11-13
1979
Courage fuyons
Charley1979-10-17
1979
10
Hugh1979-10-04
1979
Gardenia
Tony Caruso1979-05-05
1978
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Philippe Douvier1978-07-19
1978
The Young Runaways
Fred Lockhart1978-05-28
1978
Casey's Shadow
Mike Marsh1978-03-17
1977
The Choirboys
Deputy Chief Riggs1977-12-23
1977
The Accuser
Le cadre américain1977-09-07
1977
The French Woman
Howard1977-05-11
1977
Death Steps in the Dark
Inspector1977-02-17
1976
Squadra antifurto
Mr. Douglas1976-10-29
1976
Midway
Admiral Jack Fletcher1976-06-18
1975
Flatfoot in Hong Kong
Sam Accardo1975-06-26
1975
The Dangerous Mission
Sergeant John Lewis1975-04-22
1975
Death Stalk
Hugh Webster1975-01-21
1975
Pacific Challenge
Narrator1975-01-01
1974
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Sappensly1974-08-14
1974
Murder or Mercy
Dr. Eric Stoneman1974-04-10
1973
Double Indemnity
Edward Norton1973-10-13
1972
Cutter
Meredith1972-01-26
1971
Dollars
Attorney1971-12-17
1971
Thief
James Calendar1971-10-09
1971
Macédoine
Sanderberg1971-01-01
1970
Hauser's Memory
Dorsey1970-11-24
1970
The Great White Hope
Dixon1970-10-11
1970
The Movie Murderer
Karel Kessler1970-02-02
1969
The Big Bounce
Bob Rodgers1969-03-05
1968
Manon 70
Ravaggi1968-02-21
1967
Don't Make Waves
Rod Prescott1967-06-20
1967
The Dirty Dozen
General Denton1967-06-15
1967
Every Man Is My Enemy
Tony Costa1967-01-01
1966
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
Milo Stewart1966-10-12
1966
Hired Killer
Clint Harris1966-03-25
1966
Harper
Dwight Troy1966-02-23
1966
The Silencers
Sam Gunther1966-02-18
1965
The Third Day
Dom Guardiano1965-08-04
1965
The Sandpiper
Ward Hendricks1965-06-23
1965
Hysteria
Chris Smith1965-04-01
1963
The Stripper
Ricky Powers1963-06-19
1962
The Nun and the Sergeant
Sgt. McGrath1962-01-01
1957
12 Angry Men
Juror 121957-03-25
1950
Highway 301
William B. Phillips1950-12-01