Robert Blake Overview:

Actor, Robert Blake, was born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi on Sep 18, 1933 in Nutley, NJ. As of December 2020, Robert Blake was 87 years old.

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New From Warner Archive: 8-year-old in Mokey (1942)

By KC on Nov 19, 2014 From Classic Movies

is one of those actors who has experienced so much drama in real life, that it tends to cast a shadow on his film and television work. We know too much about the real man to separate him from the roles he plays. I suppose that's why I had an uneasy feeling watching him play Mokey, a boy... Read full article


Videos of the Week: “Revolt in the Big House” and

By Marisa on Nov 6, 2014 From The Timothy Carey Experience

D’OH! I was so busy yesterday I never got around to posting our regular Wednesday video. My apologies! So, to attempt to make up for my negligence, today you’re getting not one but two videos! Let’s start off with the one I should have posted last week but it hadn’t quite bee... Read full article


Videos of the Week: “Rumble on the Docks” and

By Marisa on Nov 6, 2014 From The Timothy Carey Experience

D’OH! I was so busy yesterday I never got around to posting our regular Wednesday video. My apologies! So, to attempt to make up for my negligence, today you’re getting not one but two videos! Let’s start off with the one I should have posted last week but it hadn’t quite bee... Read full article


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Robert Blake Quotes:

Alva P. Hartley: Here you are, Junior.
[Alva hands Egbert his allotment of pills]
Egbert: Gee, the neck as usual. I'm getting capsule-happy now.


[first lines]
Tom: Did you see that crazy Calvert go by?
Willie Boy: Ate his dust.
Tom: When did you get back to Banning, Willie Boy?
Willie Boy: Five o'clock freight.
Tom: Goin' to the fiesta?
Willie Boy: Is that where you're goin', Tom?
Tom: Trailin' Mr. Calvert with a tow just in case he breaks down - or breaks his neck.
Willie Boy: Well, I guess that's where I'm goin'.


Old Mike: I told you before - I'll shoot you. Don't you believe me, Willie Boy?
Willie Boy: I believe you, Mike. Last time I run off with it. This time I'm askin' you.
Old Mike: I can't hear you.
Willie Boy: Well, you'd better.


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Robert Blake Facts
Almost had the role of Jim Rockford on "The Rockford Files" (1974), but Stephen J. Cannell thought that, since Rockford didn't like to fight, the diminuitive Blake would have seemed too cowardly in the role.

He received accolades for his performance as a killer who goes to the gallows in 1967's In Cold Blood (1967), and he won a 1975 Emmy for "Baretta: He'll Never See Daylight (#1.1)" (1975), but his career had been stalled for years.

Born at 8:30am EDT.

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