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Robert V. Barron

Tall, gaunt, rawboned character actor with deep voice, reminiscent of John Carradine. Formal education at Morris Harvey College in Charleston, West Virginia and as Theater Arts major at UCLA. Professional training at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and at Max Reinhardt Workshop in Los Angeles. Before attacking Hollywood, he spent several years working in regional theaters from one end of the US to the other, and had built an impressive resume of glowing reviews of his performances in such roles as "Cyrano de Bergerac", "Abe Lincoln in Illinois", "Sir Thomas More" in "A Man For All Seasons", "Henry Drummond" in "Inherit The Wind", "Richard III" and the like, but he was never offered such lofty challenges in films or television. Still, he didn't languish, but instead relished every chance he was given to play for the camera, whether in a quality major studio production or the cheesiest of no-budget fly-by-night productions. When he wasn't acting, he uncovered his typewriter and cranked out teleplays and movie scripts. Perhaps his best-remembered television script was his first, a lighthearted comedy episode of the Bonanza (1959) series, titled Bonanza: Hoss and the Leprechauns (1963). As a writer, he drifted into adapting English-dubbing scripts of foreign films. American producers began buying successful Japanese animated series and dubbing them into English, and Barron was a pioneer in that industry, which grew rapidly and enormously. He became executive director and story editor for "Saban Productions", which in the course of five years became one of the largest producers of children's programming in the world, with such shows as X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993).

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Dec 26, 1932 In Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Virginian 1962-09-19
Latest Project:
Movie A Dangerous Place 1994-11-14
Known For
Poster of Thanksgiving Day
Poster of Robotech
Poster of Mannix
Poster of The Virginian
Movie A Dangerous Place Homeless Man 1994-11-14
Movie Thanksgiving Day Father Joe 1990-11-19
Movie The Brave Frog Goliath / Narrator (voice) 1989-01-01
Movie The Spring Old Indian 1989-01-01
Series Quantum Leap Old Convict 1989-03-26
Movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Abraham Lincoln 1989-02-17
Series Alien Nation Unknown 1989-09-18
Movie The Big Turnaround 1988-01-01
Movie Daddy's Boys Axelrod 1988-06-11
Movie Disorderlies Funeral Home Director 1987-08-14
Series Macron 1 Narrator (voice) 1986-01-03
Movie The Supernaturals Old Vet (as Robert Barron) 1986-05-09
Movie Robotech: The Movie Prof. Embry (voice) 1986-07-25
Series L.A. Law Leonard 1986-09-15
Series Robotech Donald Hayes 1985-03-04
Series Wildside Unknown 1985-03-21
Series Amazing Stories curator 1985-09-29
Series Night Court Red Ranger (as Robert Barron) 1984-01-04
Movie A Minor Miracle Drunk 1983-05-31
Movie Eating Raoul Butler at Swingers Party 1982-03-24
Movie Honkytonk Man Undertaker 1982-12-15
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie The Private Eyes Gas Station Attendant 1980-04-17
Series Detective School Unknown 1979-07-31
Movie MacArthur POW (uncredited) 1977-07-15
Movie The Road Hustlers Luke Reedy 1968-01-01
Movie Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers Cousin Elwood 1967-01-01
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Las Vegas Hillbillys Donald 1966-05-11
Series The Virginian Chuck 1962-09-19