Willard Robertson

Willard Robertson

  • Born on
    • January 1st, 1886
  • Died on
    • April 5th, 1948
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Willard Robertson (January 1, 1886 – April 5, 1948) was an American actor and writer. He appeared in 147 films between 1924 and 1948. He was born in Runnels, Texas and died in Hollywood, California. Willard Robertson first worked as a lawyer in Texas, but he left his profession for a sudden interest in acting. He appeared on Broadway in 16 plays between 1907 and 1930. Robertson played supporting roles in many Hollywood films from 1930 until the year he died, typically portraying men of authority such as doctors, elected officials, military officers, and also lawyers. He played Jackie Cooper's stern but loving father in the oscar-winning drama Skippy (1931) and its sequel Sooky (1931). Robertson also portrayed a flamboyant lawyer in Remember the Night (1940) and the straight sheriff in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). Willard Robertson was also a notable writer of numerous plays, two of them were adapted into films. He also wrote the novel Moon Tide (1940) which was turned into Archie Mayo's drama thriller Moontide (1942) starring Jean Gabin and Ida Lupino.

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Acting (47 Credits)

1947Deep Valley as Sheriff Akers
1947My Favorite Brunette as Prison Warden
1946To Each His Own as Dr. Hunt
1945Along Came Jones as Luke Packard
1943Background to Danger as 'Mac' McNamara
1943Air Force as Colonel at Hickam Field
1943No Time for Love as Construction Company President
1942The Ox-Bow Incident as Sheriff Risley
1941Texas as Rancher Wilson
1941The Monster and the Girl as Lieutenant Strickland
1940Remember the Night as Francis X. O'Leary
1940My Little Chickadee as Uncle John
1940Castle on the Hudson as Ragan
1940Brigham Young as Heber Kimball
1940North West Mounted Police as Supt. Harrington
1939Each Dawn I Die as Lang
1939Union Pacific as Oakes Ames
1939Jesse James as Clarke
1938Kentucky as Bob Slocum
1938You and Me as J. Dayton, Parole Officer
1937This Is My Affair as George Andrews
1936Three Godfathers as Reverend McLane
1936The Last of the Mohicans as Captain Winthrop
1936The Gorgeous Hussy as Secretary Ingham
1935Dante's Inferno as Inspector Harris
1934Here Comes the Navy as Executive Officer
1934Heat Lightning as Everett Marshall
1934Operator 13 as Captain Channing
1934The Secret Bride as Representative Grosvenor
1934Housewife as Judge Edwin A. Matthews
1934Gambling Lady as District Attorney
1934Upperworld as Police Captain Reynolds
1934He Was Her Man as Police Captain
1933Tugboat Annie as Red Severn
1933Supernatural as Prison Warden
1933Roman Scandals as Warren Finley Cooper
1933Ever in My Heart as Kennel Caretaker
1933Lady Killer as Detective Conroy
1933Wild Boys of the Road as Captain of Detectives
1933Female as Department Head (Uncredited)
1932Virtue as Detective MacKenzie
1932Call Her Savage as Pete Springer
1932Frisco Jenny as Police Capt. Tom
1932Doctor X as Detective O'Halloran
1932I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as Prison Board Chairman
1932If I Had a Million as Fred (uncredited)
1931Skippy as Herbert Skinner

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