Robert Forster

 

Date Of Birth

July 13, 1941
 

Biography

Robert Forster took up history from the University of Rochester. He intended to pursue a career in law, but ended up pursuing drama after appearing in some college stage productions. He made his screen debut in the late 1960s, eventually breaking out in the acclaimed 1969 film Medium Cool.

Forster appeared in numerous films from the 1970s onwards, notably Alligator, The Delta Force and The Banker. He earned wider acclaim after appearing in Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film Jackie Brown; it led to an Oscar nomination, among others.

Forster continues to make films at the moment, but has recently shifted his focus to television. While he made his TV debut in the 1970s, only recently did he appear frequently on the small screen, with recurring roles in Heroes and Huff, and as part of the cast of the short-lived series Karen Sisco. He currently stars in the Fox series Alcatraz.

Forster has four children from two marriages, including actress Kate Forster.
 

Place of Birth

Rochester, NY
 

Birth Name

Robert Forster
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

- Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting Actor, 1998 (for Jackie Brown)
- Hamptons International Film Festival, Special Recognition, 2000 (for Diamond Men)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
- The Stalking Moon (1968)
- Justine (1969)
- Medium Cool (1969)
- Pieces of Dreams (1970)
- Cover Me Babe (1970)
- Journey Through Rosebud (1972)
- The Don Is Dead (1973)
- Stunts (1977)
- Avalanche (1978)
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Alligator (1980)
- Heartbreak High (1981)
- Walking the Edge (1983)
- Vigilante (1983)
- Hollywood Harry (1986)
- The Delta Force (1986)
- Counterforce (1988)
- Esmeralda Bay (1989)
- The Banker (1989)
- Checkered Flag (1990)
- Peacemaker (1990)
- Satan's Princess (1990)
- In Between (1991)
- Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
- Committed (1991)
- 29th Street (1991)
- Cover Story (1993)
- Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)
- South Beach (1993)
- American Yakuza (1993)
- Guns and Lipstick (1995)
- The Method (1996)
- Hindsight (1996)
- Original Gangstas (1996)
- Uncle Sam (1997)
- Night Vision (1997)
- American Perfekt (1997)
- Jackie Brown (1997)
- Psycho (1998)
- Outside Ozona (1998)
- Family Tree (1999)
- All The Rage (1999)
- Kiss toledo Goodbye (1999)
- It's A Shame About Ray (2000)
- Supernova (2000)
- The Magic of Marciano (2000)
- Lakeboat (2000)
- Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
- Diamond Men (2000)
- Mulholland Dr. (2001)
- Human Nature (2001)
- Finder's Fee (2001)
- Lone Hero (2002)
- Strange Hearts (2002)
- Like Mike (2002)
- Confidence (2003)
- Where's Angelo (2003)
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
- Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
- Firewall (2006)
- Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
- Wild Seven (2006)
- Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)
- Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
- Cleaner (2007)
- Grampa's Cabin (2007)
- Jack and Jill vs The World (2008)
- Expecting Love (2008)
- Touching Home (2008)
- Thick as Thieves (2009)
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
- Middle Men (2009)
- The Bannen Way (2010)
- Red Princess Blues (2010)
- The Trial (2010)
- Kalamity (2010)
- Killer on the Loose (2011)
- Girl Walks Into A Bar (2011)
- The Descendants (2011)

TELEVISION:
- Banyon (recurring, 1971-1973)
- Spawn (voice, 1999)
- Karen Sisco (regular, 2003-2004)
- Huff (recurring, 2004-2005)
- Heroes (recurring, 2008)
- Alcatraz (regular, 2012-present)
 

Nickname

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Height

5' 9 1/2"
 

Quotes

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