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Robert Stack

Robert Stack

  • Born on
    • January 13th, 1919
  • Died on
    • May 14th, 2003
Robert Langford Modini Stack was a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 films, he also appeared on the television series The Untouchables and later served as the host of Unsolved Mysteries. Born in Los Angeles, California, Stack spent his early childhood growing up in Europe.  Becoming fluent in French and Italian at an early age, and he did not learn English until returning to Los Angeles.  Stack achieved minor fame in sporting, winning multiple championships including setting two world records and winning multiple honors in skeet shooting Stack studied drama at Bridgewater State College, earning his first hollywood role at the age of 20 and continuing to star in numerous roles throughout the early 1940s. After serving in the military, Stack returned to Hollywood to star in numerous films including stand out roles in The High and the Mighty (opposite John Wayne) and Written on the Wind (1957), for which he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Stack later moved on to televised dramatic series, depicting the crime-fighting Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1959–1963), which earned him a best actor Emmy Award in 1960. Stack also starred in multiple drama series, before returning to film, this time in comedies to satirize his famed stoic and humorless demeanor. He began hosting Unsolved Mysteries in 1987, and served as the show's host throughout it's entire original run from 1987 to 2002.

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Filmography

Acting (35 Credits)

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2001Recess: School's Out as Superintendent (voice)
1998BASEketball as Robert Stack
1998Hercules as Bob (voice)
1996Beavis and Butt-Head Do America as ATF Agent Flemming (voice)
1990Joe Versus the Volcano as Dr. Ellison
1988Caddyshack II as Chandler Young
1988Dangerous Curves as Louis Faciano
1987Plain Clothes as Mr. Gardner
1987Unsolved Mysteries as Host
1986Big Trouble as Winslow
1986The Transformers: The Movie as Ultra Magnus
1983Uncommon Valor as MacGregor
1980Airplane! as Captain Rex Kramer
19791941 as Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
1975Murder on Flight 502 as Captain Larkin
1968The Name of the Game as Dan Farrell
1967Action Man as Jim Beckley
1966Is Paris Burning? as General Sibert
1963The Caretakers as Dr. Donovan MacLeod
1960The Last Voyage as Cliff Henderson
1959John Paul Jones as John Paul Jones
1959The Untouchables as Eliot Ness
1957The Tarnished Angels as Roger Shumann
1956Great Day in the Morning as Owen Pentecost
1956Written on the Wind as Kyle Hadley
1955Good Morning, Miss Dove as Dr Tom Baker
1955House of Bamboo as Eddie Kenner
1954The High and the Mighty as John Sullivan
1951Bullfighter and the Lady as John Regan
1951My Outlaw Brother as Patrick O´Moore
1948Fighter Squadron as Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton
1948A Date with Judy as Stephen Andrews
1942To Be or Not to Be as Lieut. Stanislav Sobinski
1940The Mortal Storm as Otto Von Rohn
1939First Love as Ted Drake

Himself (1 Credits)

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1999Mumford as Himself

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