Jeff and Colleen discuss Bartlett Robinson actor (1912 – 1986) and their connection to him.

Bartlett Robinson was Colleen’s Grandfather

Bartlett Robinson was the first actor to portray Perry Mason on the radio

Bartlett Robinson actor Film appearances (full list via Wikipedia)

1957: The Spirit of St. Louis (directed by Billy Wilder) …. Benjamin Frank Mahoney, President Ryan Airlines Co.
1958: No Time for Sergeants (directed by Mervyn LeRoy) …. Captain

1958: I Want to Live! (directed by Robert Wise) …. District Attorney Milton

1966: The Fortune Cookie (directed by Billy Wilder) …. Specialist #1

1973: Sleeper (directed by Woody Allen) …. Dr. Orva

Bartlett Robinson actor TV Show appearances (full list via Wikipedia)


1958: Peter Gunn (one episode) …. Stanley Glidden

1958-1959: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (three episodes) …. Judge / Mr. Gibbons
1959: The Rifleman (one episode) …. Samuel Britton

1959: Johnny Ringo (one episode) …. Trask
1959: Men into Space (one episode) …. Gen. Robert Hicks
1958-1959: Richard Diamond, Private Detective (four episodes) …. Albert Gunther / Clifton / Paul Manners / Otto Carl

1958-1959: Zane Grey Theatre (episodes series) … Charlie Coleman / Mayor Hartford / Timothy Owens / James Harder
1956-1959: Playhouse 90 (three episodes) …. Capt. Handley / Eloise’s Lawyer

1956-1960: Gunsmoke (seven episodes) …. J. L. Krocker / Bowers / Jake Wirth / Lee Sprague / Jake Kaiser / Bowers / Jim Gabriel
1960: Bronco (one episode) …. L.G. Murphy
1960: Overland Trail (one episode) …. Major Evans
1960: Riverboat (2 episodes) …. Grimes / George Channing
1960: Hawaiian Eye (one episode) …. Ellis P. Adams
1961: The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (one episode) …. Paul Scott
1959-1961: The Untouchables (three episodes) …. Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson / Mayor Marcus Stone / Judge
1957-1961: Maverick (2 episodes series) …. Captain Ranson / Longhurst

1961: Thriller (one episode) …. Art Critic
1961: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (one episode) …. Colonel

1958-1962: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (8 episodes) … Donald Wellman / Dr. Maxwell / George Colton / Lawyer / Henry Caldwell / Hotel Manager / Mr. Robinson / John St. Rogers

1958-1962: 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes) …. Dean Hartley / Howard Stacey

1961-1962: The Twilight Zone (2 episodes) …. Colonel #1 / William

  • To Serve Man (1962) … Colonel #1
  • Back There (1961) … William

1960-1962: Leave It to Beaver (2 episodes) …. Mr. Hill / George Compton

  • The Yard Birds (1962) … Mr. Hill
  • Beaver, the Model (1960) … George Compton


1962: My Three Sons (one episode) …. MIlton Gibson

  • Heat Wave (1962) … Milton Gibson


1964: The Andy Griffith Show (one episode) …. Mr. Roberts

  • Otis Sues the County (1964) … Mr. Roberts

1964-1965: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (3 episodes) … Mr. J. Smith / Harvey Crane / Mr. Thompson

  • Thanatos Palace Hotel (1965) … Mr. J. Smith
  • The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow (1964) … Harvey Crane
  • The Evil of Adelaide Winters (1964) … Mr. Thompson


1965: The Munsters (one episode) …. Mr. Curtis

  • Herman’s Happy Valley (1965) … Mr. Curtis


1965: Bewitched (one episode) …. Mr. Abercrombie

  • We’re in for a Bad Spell (1965) … Mr. Abercrombie

1965: The Smothers Brothers Show (one episode) …. MacFallen
1965: F Troop (one episode) …. Colonel Griswald
1965: My Mother the Car (one episode) …. Horace Congrieve

1959-1966: Perry Mason (6 episodes) …. Edward ‘Pat’ Patterson / Sydney Hardwick / Hudson Bradshaw / Emmett Pierson / Endicott Campbell / Marshall Scott

  • The Case of the Golfer’s Gambit (1966) … Edward ‘Pat’ Patterson
  • The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1965) … Sydney Hardwick
  • The Case of the Frightened Fisherman (1964) … Hudson Bradshaw
  • The Case of the Fickle Filly (1962) … Emmett Pierson
  • The Case of the Mystified Miner (1962) … Endicott Campbell

1966: The Wild Wild West (one episode) …. Sen. Waterford

  • The Night of the Druid’s Blood (1966) … Sen. Waterford


1967: Gilligan’s Island (one episode) …. Hartley

  • Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) … Hartley

1967: The Lucy Show (one episode) …. Mr. Wilkins

  • Lucy Gets Trapped (1967) … Mr. Wilkins


1967: Ironside (one episode) …. Attorney Whittier

  • The Past Is Prologue (1967) … Attorney Whittier

1968: The Invaders (one episode) …. Art Llewellan

  • The Pit (1968) … Art Llewellan

1968: Here’s Lucy (one episode) …. C. B. Wellborn

  • Lucy and Miss Shelley Winters (1968) … C. B. Wellborn


1969: Hawaii Five-O (2 episodes) …. Albert Woodson

  • Once Upon a Time: Part 2 (1969) … Albert Woodson
  • Once Upon a Time: Part 1 (1969) … Albert Woodson


1969: The Mod Squad (one episode) …. Minister

  • The Healer (1969) … Minister

1967-1969: Petticoat Junction (2 episodes) …. Mayor Potts / Mort Morton

  • The Golden Spike Ceremony (1969) … Mayor Potts
  • His Highness the Dog (1967) … Mort Morton

1970: Green Acres (one episode) …. Mr. Robinson

  • Bundle of Joy (1970) … Mr. Robinson

1968-1970: It Takes a Thief (2 episodes) …. Flight Surgeon / Col. Prentice
1959-1970: Bonanza (3 episodes) …. Howell / Willow / Ralph Carter

1967-1970: The Virginian (3 episodes) …. Doctor / Beaumont / Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1969-1972: Mannix (3 episodes) …. Lawrence Riley / Alfred Price / Bradshaw
1974: Kung Fu (one episode) …. Max

  • The Nature of Evil (1974) … Max


1975: The Odd Couple (one episode) …. Minister

  • Felix Remarries (1975) … Minister

1971-1976: Cannon (2 episodes) …. Colonel Ritchie / Hayden

  • Revenge (1976) … Col. Ritchie
  • The Salinas Jackpot (1971) … Hayden



1979–1982: Lou Grant (three episodes) …. Jacob Bauman / Dutch Van Deusen / Bauman (final appearance)

  • Law (1982) … Jacob Bauman
  • Influence (1980) … Dutch Van Deusen
  • Witness (1979) … Jacob Bauman

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