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Robert Forster

Robert Forster
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Birth Date

December 8, 1978


October 11, 2019


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color

Dark brown


5 ft 9¼ in | 176 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).

Robert Forster Height and Weight

How tall was Robert Forster and what was his weight? Robert Forster's height was 5' 9¼" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 176 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 178 іn pоunds or 81 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Max Cherry in crime film Jackie Brown (1997).

He was nominated for the Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Scott Thorson in comedy drama film The Descendants (2011).

He was nominated for the Movies for Grownups Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Norbert Everhardt in drama movie What They Had (2018).

He was nominated for the Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sheriff Hadley in comedy horror thriller film The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) (Posthumous release)

Mulholland Drive (2001) neo-noir mystery as Detective Harry McKnight

Alligator (1980) monster horror as Detective David Madison

The Black Hole (1979) science fiction as Captain Dan Holland

The Delta Force (1986) action as Abdul Rafai

Human Nature (2001) comedy drama as Nathan's Father

Rear Window (1998) crime drama thriller as Detective Charlie Moore

Vigilante (1983) action crime as Eddie Marino

The Stalking Moon (1968) Western as Nick Tana

Diamond Men (2000) drama as Eddie Miller

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) romantic comedy as Sergeant Mervis Volkom

Grand Theft Parsons (2004) comedy drama as Stanley Parsons

29th Street (1991) comedy drama as Sergeant Tartaglia

Original Gangstas (1996) action gangster as Detective Slatten

The Don Is Dead (1973) crime thriller as Frank Regalbuto

Autómata (2014) science fiction action as Robert Bold

London Has Fallen (2016) action thriller as General Edward Clegg

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) neo-Western crime thriller as Ed Galbraith (Posthumous release)

Grave Intentions (2020) horror as Don Whalen (segment "The Bridge Partner") (Posthumous release)

Best 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 as Miles Banyon

Nakia (1974) dramatic television series as Deputy Nakia Parker

Police Story (1975-1977) NBC anthology crime drama series in various roles

Magnum, P.I. (1985) CBS crime drama series as Tyler Peabody McKinney

Once a Hero (1987) ABC action adventure series as Gumshoe

William Tell (1987-1988) historical drama action adventure television series as Aymong

Jake and the Fatman (1991) CBS crime drama series as Ed Delaney

Fastlane (2002-2003) Fox action drama series as Raymond Ray

Karen Sisco (2003-2004) ABC crime drama series as Marshall Sisco

The Grid (2004) miniseries as Jay Aldrich

Huff (2004-2005) Showtime drama series as Ben Huffstodt

Tilt (2005) drama series as Jimmy "Gentleman Jim" Towne

Alcatraz (2012) Fox drama series as Ray Archer

Last Man Standing (2012-2018) ABC sitcom as Bud Baxter

Intruders (2014) drama series as Frank Shepherd

Backstrom (2015) Fox crime comedy drama series as Sheriff Blue Backstrom

Divorce (2016) HBO comedy drama series as Donald

Twin Peaks (2017) Showtime mystery drama series as Sheriff Frank Truman

He played Grandpa Joe Harris in Apple TV+ anthology series Amazing Stories (2020) in episode "Dynoman and The Volt". (Posthumous release)

He portrayed Ed Galbraith in AMC crime and legal drama 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.

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 Provenzano (1966-1975), they had three daughters: Elizabeth, Kathrine "Kate" and Maeghen


He dated Dani Crayne (2002-2019) and Katherine Vallin (1997-2003)

He was in relationship with Marlene (1963-1965) they had one son, Robert Wallace Foster III.