Robert Colbert Biography
Robert Colbert is an American actor widely known for his leading role portraying Dr. Doug Phillips. On the ABC television series The Time Tunnel. He grew up in California and attended Long Beach City College before joining the United States Navy. After his service in the Navy, he returned to California and began studying acting.
Robert Colbert Age
Robert was born on July 26, 1931 in Long Beach, California, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1931-07-26]
Robert Colbert Dottie Harmony | Robert Colbert Wife
Robert Colbert was married to Dottie Harmony, a dancer and choreographer. They were married in 1956 and remained married until Dottie’s death in 2018. The couple had three children together.
Robert Colbert Actor
Colbert’s career in acting began in the 1950s with small roles in television shows and films. He became more well-known in the 1960s with his role as Dr. Doug Phillips. On the television series “The Time Tunnel,” which aired from 1966 to 1967. He also played the lead role of Brent Maverick in the final season of the western series “Maverick” in 1961.
Colbert continued to work in television throughout the 1970s. With roles on shows such as “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Love Boat,” and “Fantasy Island.” He also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies during this time.
In addition to his work in acting. Colbert was also a licensed chiropractor and used his knowledge of the field to help other actors on set.
Colbert is now retired from acting and lives in California.
Robert Colbert Film And Television
One of Colbert’s most famous roles was as Brent Maverick, cousin of James Garner’s character. In the Western television series “Maverick” from 1959 to 1961. He also starred in the science fiction series “The Time Tunnel” from 1966 to 1967. Playing the role of Doug Phillips.
Colbert appeared in a number of films during the 1960s, including “A Fever in the Blood” (1961), “The Secret of My Success” (1965), and “The Brother-In-Law” (1976). He also made guest appearances on various television shows throughout his career, including “The Twilight Zone,” “Bonanza,” “Hawaii Five-O,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
In addition to his acting work, Colbert also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from acting in the 1990s and has since lived a private life out of the public eye.
Robert Colbert Maverick
Robert’s first appearance in Maverick was in the fourth season, in an episode entitled “Hadley’s Hunters,” playing a character called “Cherokee Dan Evans.” Later that same season, in 1961, he was forced by Warner Brothers to dress exactly as lookalike James Garner had in Garner’s earlier role of Bret Maverick to play a new series regular called Brent Maverick.
Thinking of the inevitable comparisons to Garner that were bound to ensue, Colbert famously said to his bosses, “Put me in a dress and call me Brenda, but don’t do this to me!”
Garner had been a huge success in the role and was in the process of moving into a much-anticipated theatrical movie career in the wake of winning a contentious lawsuit with Warner Brothers.
Colbert played his part in two episodes and was not called back for the following season since the studio, facing a steep ratings decline after the departures of writer/producer Roy Huggins and star Garner, decided to alternate new episodes featuring only Bret and Brent’s brother “Bart Maverick” (Jack Kelly) with reruns from earlier seasons starring the popular Garner during the series’ fifth and final season.
Colbert, whose only two episodes as Brent Maverick were entitled “The Forbidden City” and “Benefit of the Doubt,” had never received enough screen time to see if he could have eventually succeeded in bolstering the ratings.
Robert Colbert Show
In 1962, Robert played Lonzo Green in the episode “Footlights” of the ABC/WB crime drama, The Roaring 20s. Moreso, he guest starred on most of the ABC/WB series which include 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye (seven times each), Bronco (six times), Bourbon Street Beat (three times), Sugar foot, The Alaskans with Roger Moore, and Surfside 6 (twice each), and Cheyenne and Lawman, once each.
Robert Colbert Post Warner Pros
Throughout the early 1960s Robert guest starred in a variety of popular television series including a trip back to Warners to appear in a 1964 episode of 77 Sunset Strip. He made an unsuccessful 1964 television pilot for MGM Television playing the title role of The Mayor.
Colbert made two guest appearances on Perry Mason as Deputy District Attorney Snell; first in “The Case of the Grinning Gorilla,” then in “The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner” in 1965.
Raymond Burr appeared as the oft-filmed attorney in this television series which is based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels.
Robert Colbert Now
Robert is retired, though he still makes occasional cameo appearances, he takes part in science fiction conventions and Western conventions all across America. He also participates in celebrity golf tournaments for fundraising events.
Robert Colbert Net Worth
Colbert’s net worth is not yet revealed.
Robert Colbert Height
Colbert stands at a height of 1.85m.