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Robert Donner (April 27, 1931 – June 8, 2006) was an American television and film actor.

Robert Donner
Robert Donner in The Undefeated.jpg
Donner in The Undefeated, 1969
Born(1931-04-27)April 27, 1931
DiedJune 8, 2006(2006-06-08) (aged 75)
Years active1959–2006
Jill Sherman Donner (m. 1982–2006)

Early life and careerEdit

Donner was born in New York City raised in New Jersey, Michigan and Texas, and he spent four years in the United States Navy and was stationed in California. After he completed his military service, he settled in the Los Angeles area.

Film careerEdit

Donner's first role was an uncredited part in the 1959 John Wayne Western Rio Bravo; he also appeared in the sequels (which formed a loose trilogy), El Dorado and Rio Lobo. He also appeared in Chisum, The Undefeated, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. His best-known television roles were as the ex-convict/informant T.J. on Adam-12, Yancy Tucker on The Waltons and as Exidor on Mork & Mindy[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Donner married producer/writer Jill Sherman in 1982. Donner died on June 8, 2006, of a cardiac arrhythmia, and is survived by his wife Jill and two brothers.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit




  1. ^ "Obituaries in the news: Character actor Robert Donner". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Associated Press. June 13, 2006.
  2. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (June 14, 2006). "Robert Donner, 75; Character Actor Played Oddballs on TV, in Films". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 14, 2017.

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