Robert Burton (actor)
|Born||November 8, 1946|
|Education||University of Santa Clara|
|Alma mater||Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics|
|Spouse(s)||Karen Black (1973)|
Robert "Skip" Burton's acting career, he was featured on television shows such as Lassie (1954 TV series), As the World Turns, The Bill Cosby Show, Cannon, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and many others. He is also featured in TV movies and theatrical films and appeared on stage in The House of Blue Leaves with Katherine Helmond Early in Burton's acting career he used his nickname "Skip Burton", then in 1975 he started using "Robert Burton" throughout the rest of his film career.
Following his acting career, Burton moved into Wall Street and then into commercial real estate. Robert Burton is also the author of the book "7 Days to Your Next Job" and creator of The Great Truths website.
Robert Burton was born in Frankfurt, Germany just after World War II, an Army brat, on November 8, 1946 to Mary Klotz Burton and Robert Bentley Burton. In 1949, upon his father's completion of his Army assignment, the Burton family returned to the United States, and moved to California that year. Robert was inspired to become an actor because his mother was an actress at the California First Theater in Monterey, California. Robert studied to be a Roman Catholic priest at Ryan Preparatory College in Fresno California for his first three years of high school. He took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Santa Clara in 1968. During this time, in1966, Robert launched his acting career when he appeared in his first television commercial with Joe DiMaggio, at the Presidio in San Francisco.
In 1973 Robert married actress Karen Black. In 1974 Robert Burton was cast in a lead role in the film Trilogy of Terror. Karen initially declined the lead role, but accepted when Robert was chosen for the lead in one of the film's three segments. Robert's character was a college student who obsessed over his English teacher played by Karen. Their marriage was short-lived, however and by the premiere of "Trilogy of Terror", in March of 1975, the couple had divorced.
Robert Burton's television credits include guest starring and continuing characters on network television series and soap operas. One of the highlights of Burton's television career was his role in the 1971-1972 version of the popular TV series Lassie where he co-starred with Larry Wilcox.
|1970||The Bill Cosby Show||Bob Nicholson||Episode: "This Mouth Is Rated X"|
|1971||The Courtship of Eddie's Father||Brian Frisbee||Episode: "The Lonely Weekend" Series star: Bill Bixby|
|1971-1972||Lassie||Ron Holden||Co-Starred with Larry Wilcox|
|1973||Lotsa Luck!||Young Man||Episode: "The New Stan" Starring Dom DeLuise|
|1974||Hangup||Boy||Director: Henry Hathaway|
|1975||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Dr. Cory||Episode: "Calculated Risk". Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Sharon Gless||1975||Cannon||Austin Bishop||Episode: "To Still The Voice". Cast: William Conrad, Pamela Bellwood, Richard Venture|
|1977-1978||For Richer, For Poorer||Lee Ferguson||Multiple Episodes. Also featuring Patricia Barry, Stephen Joyce, Pat Englund |
|1978-1979||The Doctors||Mel Harvey||Multiple Episodes. Supporting cast: Kathleen Turner|
|1979-1980||One Life to Live||Dr. Peter Janssen #2 and Bob Faulkner||Multiple Episodes|
|1981||Vega$||Mikhail Yanovitch||Episode."Seek and Destroy". Also featuring Robert Urich, Bart Braverman. Executive Producer Aaron Spelling|
|1981-1982||Texas||Beau Baker||Multiple Episodes|
|1982||As the World Turns||Brian McColl||Multiple Episodes|
|1985||Another World||Jeffrey Cartwright||Multiple Episodes|
Television Movies and Feature Films
|1974||Pray for the Wildcats||Michael||TV Film. Stars include: Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed, Angie Dickenson|
|1975||Linda Lovelace for President||Huck Fish||Feature Film. Starring Linda Lovelace. Notable Co-Stars: Micky Dolenz, Chuck McCann, Marty Ingels, Vaughn Meader, Joe E. Ross, Scatman Crothers, Stanley Myron Handelman, Art Metrano. Executive Producer: Arthur Marks|
|1975||Trilogy of Terror||Chad Foster||TV Movie. Co-Stars with Karen Black.  |
|1977||Curse of the Black Widow||Jeff Wallace||TV Movie. Starring Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, Patty Duke, June Allyson, Vic Morrow, Sid Caesar, Max Gail, Jeff Corey  |
|1977||Coma||Pathology Resident #1||Feature Film. Starring Michael Douglas. Additional Cast includes: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Widmark, Tom Selleck, Rip Torn|
|1978||Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?||Dale Anderson||TV Movie, Starring Barbara Eden, Additional Cast: Joe Mascolo, Richard Basehart|
|1993||King of the Hill||TV Movie. Co-Stars: Jana Bellan, Jim Bohan|
After acting career
In the early 1980's Robert moved onto Wall Street, including more than five years at the Wall Street firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. He is currently a Senior Managing Director in the New York City Middle Market Investment Sales Group at Cushman & Wakefield.
Burton's transition from actor to commercial real estate professional provided him with practical knowledge for anyone wanting to develop their own job employment skills and overall work ethic. Robert wrote a guide for his friends based on his own job hunting experiences. He turned the guide into a book titled "7 Days to Your Next Job" Robert honed his work ethics and philosophy of life as reflected in the website, Great Truths.
- ↑ "Karen Black". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Trilogy of Terror". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ Burton, Robert. "Daily Motion". Daily Motion (Video - See Closing Credits). The Bill Cosby Show.
- ↑ "The Bill Cosby Show". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "5-78 Soap Opera Digest JOHN GABRIEL-SANDY GABRIEL". Soap Opera World. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "10-78 Rona Barrett's Daytimers MICHAEL ZASLOW-RON HALE". Soap Opera World. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ Lovers and Friends/For Richer, for Poorer Cast Members List - FamousFix, retrieved 2022-03-20
- ↑ "Who's Who in Oakdale: Brian McColl | As The World Turns on Soap Central". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Another World Cast and Crew - Full List of Another World Credits". FanPix.Net. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
- ↑ "Pray For The Wildcats". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Linda Lovelace For President". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Trilogy of Terror". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Trilogy of Terror". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Television This Week". The New York Times. 1978-11-26. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie 1977) - IMDb, retrieved 2022-03-15
- ↑ "Skip Burton". www.tcm.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ "Curse of the Black Widow". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2022-03-20.
- ↑ Burton, Robert. "Coma - Full Cast and Crew". TV Guide.
- ↑ "Robert Burton | United States". Cushman & Wakefield. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
- ↑ Burton, Robert. "Great Truths". Robert Burton. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
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