Robert Desmond

Robert Desmond (1928–2002) was a British film and television actor of the 1950s and 1960s.

Robert Desmond

He started out as a juvenile performer, making his film debut in 1948's The Guinea Pig and recreated his television role of Spud Parker the following year in the film version of Boys in Brown. He went on to appear in The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), Indiscreet (1958), The Ugly Duckling (1959), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), The Bulldog Breed (1960), The Best of Enemies (1961) and The Great Escape (1963).

On television he appeared in popular sitcom The Army Game as Private Billy Baker and had recurring roles in soap operas Crossroads (as Tod Miller) and Compact (as Adrian Coombs). Other television appearances include The Adventures of Robin Hood, ITV Play of the Week and The Avengers.


Year Title Role Notes
1948 The Guinea Pig Uncredited
1949 Don't Ever Leave Me Mechanic Uncredited
1949 Boys in Brown Spud Parker
1955 The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Todd
1957 These Dangerous Years Cream O'Casey
1958 Indiscreet Young Man Uncredited
1959 The Lady Is a Square Uncredited
1959 The Ugly Duckling Dizzy
1960 Sink the Bismarck! Dexter Uncredited
1960 Too Young to Love 1st Sailor Uncredited
1960 The Bulldog Breed Sailor on Bridge of Warship Uncredited
1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident 2nd Service Policeman Uncredited
1961 The Best of Enemies Pvt. Singer
1962 Gaolbreak Page
1963 The Great Escape Griffith 'Tailor'

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