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Robert Blake

Biography

Most widely known for starring seeing that Perry Smith within the 1967 film In Cool Blood so when the titular personality on it series Baretta, he initially gained popularity seeing that a child professional within the MGM brief film series Our Gang. He started his profession in his family’s tune and dance become a member from the Three Small Hillbillies. He performed the role from the Secret Man within the 1997 David Lynch film Shed Highway. He was wedded to Sondra Blake from 1961 to 1983 and Bonnie Lee Bakley from 200 to 2001. He provides three kids, Noah, Delinah and Rosie. He made an appearance alongside Robert Youthful within the 1939 movie Wedding Suite.

Quick Facts


Full Name Robert Blake
Date Of Birth September 18, 1933
Place Of Birth Nutley, NJ
Height 1.63 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Bowling Green State University
Nationality American
Spouse Bonnie Lee Bakley, Sondra Blake
Children Noah Blake, Rose Lenore Sophia Blake, Delinah Blake
Parents Elizabeth Cafone, Giacomo Gubitosi
Siblings James Gubitosi, Joan Blake
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, TV Land Favorite "Casual Friday" Cop Award
Movies Lost Highway, In Cold Blood, Electra Glide in Blue, Money Train, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, The Greatest Story Ever Told, PT 109, The Big Noise, Judgment Day: The John List Story, Humoresque, Pork Chop Hill, Mokey, Busting, Andy Hardy's Double Life, Three Violent People, Blood Feud, This Property Is Condemned, Apache War Smoke, The Return of Rin Tin Tin, Marshal of Laredo, Second-Hand Hearts, I Love You Again, Stagecoach to Denver, The Horn Blows at Midnight, The Black Rose, Wagon Wheels Westward, Joy Scouts, Coast to Coast, The Woman in the Window, The Rack, Marshal of Cripple Creek, Lone Texas Ranger, Lost Angel, Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story, Captain Spanky's Show Boat, The San Antonio Kid, Out California Way, Vigilantes of Boomtown, Colorado Pioneers, Great Stagecoach Robbery, Homesteaders of Paradise Valley, Time Out for Lessons, Bubbling Troubles, Marshal of Reno, Alfalfa's Double, Dad for a Day, All About Hash, Tucson Raiders, Rustlers of Devil's Canyon, Auto Antics, The New Pupil
TV Shows Hell Town, Blood Feud, Baretta, The Richard Boone Show, Our Gang, Joe Dancer, Your Favorite Story
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#Fact
1During the production of one of Robert Blake's earliest films, one of the child actors froze in front of the camera. The director called for someone to replace the young actor,and Blake jumped up and yelled, "I'll do it." He was asked who he was and Blake replied, "I'm Mickey Gubitosi, and I can do anything!".
2Arrested and charged with the murder of his second wife. [April 2002]
3Was acquitted on the charge of killing his wife. [March 2005]
4In 2013 on "The Piers Morgan Show" to promote his autobiography, Blake related that when he was playing John Garfield as a boy in "Humoresque," there was a scene he could not get right. Garfield cleared the set and directed Blake himself. After the scene was finished, Garfield told the nine year old. "Robert, remember this for the rest of your life. Your life is a rehearsal. Your performance is real.".
5Was the producers' first choice for the role of Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza (1959).
6Brother of Joan Blake and James Gubitosi.
7Although he is of Italian descent, for many years he specialised in playing either Latino characters or Native Americans.
8Appears in the film Lost Highway (1997), about a man who murders his wife. It was inspired, according to David Lynch, by the O.J. Simpson case. Blake later became the centre of another high-profile wife-killing case in real life.
9Passed on Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy (1969), and lost out on a role in The Godfather (1972) (presumably in the role of Michael or Sonny). He also turned down the role of Angel in The Wild Bunch (1969).
10To prepare for the role of Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins had watched Blake's performance in In Cold Blood (1967) several times (Hopkins said this having visited Blake, whom he didn't know personally, in prison after being accused of murdering his wife).
11Almost had the role of Jim Rockford on The Rockford Files (1974), but Stephen J. Cannell thought that, since Rockford didn't like to fight, the diminuitive Blake would have seemed too cowardly in the role.
12After over a year following her death, he was arrested for the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. He was acquitted on 16th March 2005. Eight months later, however, a jury in a civil suit brought on behalf of her children found Blake liable for the murder and ordered him to pay over $30 million in damages.
13He received accolades for his performance as a killer who goes to the gallows in 1967's In Cold Blood (1967), and he won a 1975 Emmy for Baretta: He'll Never See Daylight (1975), but his career had been stalled for years.
14Blake's wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, was shot in the head and killed while sitting in her car waiting for her husband outside of a restaurant. [May 2001]
15Daughter, Rose Lenore Sophia Blake (with Bonnie Lee Bakley) was born June 2000.
16Walked away from his career 1986-1993.
17Father of Noah Blake.
18Born at 8:30am EDT.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tale of a Dog1944ShortMickey Blake (uncredited)
Radio Bugs1944ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Lost Angel1943Jerry (as Bobby Blake)
Three Smart Guys1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Little Miss Pinkerton1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Salute to the Marines1943Junior Carson (uncredited)
Election Daze1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Farm Hands1943ShortMickey (uncredited)
Calling All Kids1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Family Troubles1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Slightly Dangerous1943Boy on Porch (uncredited)
Benjamin Franklin, Jr.1943ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
China Girl1942Chandu (as Bobby Blake)
Andy Hardy's Double Life1942'Tooky' (as Bobby Blake)
Unexpected Riches1942ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Mighty Lak a Goat1942ShortMickey (uncredited)
Rover's Big Chance1942ShortMickey (as Bobby Blake)
Doin' Their Bit1942ShortMickey (uncredited)
Surprised Parties1942ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Kid Glove Killer1942Boy in Car (uncredited)
Don't Lie1942ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Mokey1942Daniel 'Mokey' Delano (as Bobby Blake)
Going to Press1942ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Melodies Old and New1942ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Main Street on the March!1941ShortSchulte Child (uncredited)
Wedding Worries1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Come Back, Miss Pipps1941ShortMickey (as Our Gang)
Helping Hands1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Robot Wrecks1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
1-2-3 Go!1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Ye Olde Minstrels1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Fightin' Fools1941ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Baby Blues1941ShortMickey Gubitosi (uncredited)
Kiddie Kure1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Goin' Fishin'1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Waldo's Last Stand1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Good Bad Boys1940ShortMickey (as Our Gang)
I Love You Again1940Edward Littlejohn Jr. (uncredited)
Bubbling Troubles1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Spots Before Your Eyes1940ShortKid (as Mickey Gubitosi)
The New Pupil1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
All About Hash1940ShortMickey Henry (as Our Gang)
The Big Premiere1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Alfalfa's Double1940ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Time Out for Lessons1939ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Dad for a Day1939ShortMickey (as Our Gang)
Captain Spanky's Show Boat1939ShortMickey (uncredited)
Auto Antics1939ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Joy Scouts1939ShortMickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Bridal Suite1939Toto (uncredited)
Lost Highway1997Mystery Man
Money Train1995Donald Patterson
Judgment Day: The John List Story1993TV MovieJohn List
Hell Town1985TV SeriesFather Noah 'Hardstep' Rivers
Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story1985TV MovieLenny Mancini
Hell Town1985TV MovieFather Noah 'Hardstep' Rivers
Murder 1, Dancer 01983TV MovieJoe Dancer
Blood Feud1983TV MovieJames Riddle 'Jimmy' Hoffa
Of Mice and Men1981TV MovieGeorge Milton
Second-Hand Hearts1981Loyal Muke
The Monkey Mission1981TV MovieJoe Dancer
The Big Black Pill1981TV MovieJoe Dancer
Coast to Coast1980Charles Callahan
Baretta1975-1978TV SeriesDet. Tony Baretta
Busting1974Vice Detective Patrick Farrel
Electra Glide in Blue1973John Wintergreen
Corky1972Corky Curtiss
Ripped-Off1972Teddy 'Cherokee' Wilson
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here1969Willie Boy
In Cold Blood1967Perry
Death Valley Days1966TV SeriesWilliam Bonney - Billy the Kid
12 O'Clock High1966TV SeriesLt. Johnny Eagle
The F.B.I.1965-1966TV SeriesJunior / Pete Cloud
This Property Is Condemned1966Sidney
Rawhide1965TV SeriesMax Gufler / Hap Johnson
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesJoe Rooney
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Simon the Zealot
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesJerry Leon
The Richard Boone Show1963-1964TV SeriesJimmy Smith / Pony Martin / Andrews / ...
PT 1091963Gunner's Mate Charles 'Bucky' Harris
Have Gun - Will Travel1960-1962TV SeriesLauro / Jessie May Turnbow / Smollet
The New Breed1962TV SeriesBobby Madero
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesRick Carter
Straightaway1961-1962TV SeriesChu Chu
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesJesse Verdugo
Laramie1961TV SeriesLame Wolf
Naked City1961TV SeriesKnox Maquon
Wagon Train1961TV SeriesJohnny Kamen
Bat Masterson1961TV SeriesBill-Bill MacWilliams
Town Without Pity1961Cpl. Jim Larkin
One Step Beyond1960TV SeriesTom
The Rebel1960TV SeriesVirgil Moss
The Purple Gang1959William Joseph 'Honeyboy' Willard
Battle Flame1959Cpl. Jake Pacheco
Pork Chop Hill1959Pvt. Velie
Zane Grey Theater1959TV SeriesCSA Cpl. Michael Bers
Playhouse 901959TV Series
Black Saddle1959TV SeriesWayne Robinson
The Californians1958TV SeriesCass
Revolt in the Big House1958Rudy Hernandez
The Restless Gun1958TV SeriesLupe Sandoval
Broken Arrow1956-1958TV SeriesViklai / Machogee / Young Apache Warrior
The Millionaire1958TV SeriesClark Davis
The Beast of Budapest1958Karolyi
The Court of Last Resort1957TV SeriesTomas Mendoza
The Tijuana Story1957Enrique Acosta Mesa
Whirlybirds1957TV SeriesJose
26 Men1957TV SeriesTobe Hackett
Men of Annapolis1957TV SeriesEd
Official Detective1957TV SeriesAl Madsen
Rumble on the Docks1956Chuck
Three Violent People1956Rafael Ortega (as Bobby Blake)
The Roy Rogers Show1956TV Series
The Rack1956Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Screaming Eagles1956Pvt. Hernandez (as Bobby Blake)
The Cisco Kid1953TV SeriesDavy / Alfredo
The Veils of Bagdad1953Beggar boy (as Bobby Blake)
Fireside Theatre1953TV SeriesJohnny
Your Favorite Story1953TV Series
Treasure of the Golden Condor1953Stable Boy (uncredited)
Apache War Smoke1952Luis Herrera (as Bobby Blake)
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1952TV SeriesRain Cloud
The Black Rose1950Mahmoud (as Bobby Blake)
Black Hand1950Enrico - Naples Bus Boy (uncredited)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre1948Mexican Boy Selling Lottery Tickets (uncredited)
The Last Round-up1947Mike Henry (as Bobby Blake)
The Return of Rin Tin Tin1947Paul the Refugee Lad (as Bobby Blake)
Marshal of Cripple Creek1947Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Rustlers of Devil's Canyon1947Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Oregon Trail Scouts1947Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Homesteaders of Paradise Valley1947Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Vigilantes of Boomtown1947Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Humoresque1946Paul Boray as a Child (as Bobby Blake)
Stagecoach to Denver1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Out California Way1946Danny McCoy (as Bobby Blake)
Santa Fe Uprising1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Conquest of Cheyenne1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
In Old Sacramento1946Newsboy (as Bobby Blake)
Sun Valley Cyclone1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Home on the Range1946Cub Garth (as Bobby Blake)
Sheriff of Redwood Valley1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
California Gold Rush1946Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
A Guy Could Change1946Alan Schroeder
Wagon Wheels Westward1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Dakota1945Little Boy (as Bobby Blake)
Colorado Pioneers1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Marshal of Laredo1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Phantom of the Plains1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Lone Texas Ranger1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Pillow to Post1945Wilbur (uncredited)
The Horn Blows at Midnight1945Junior Poplinski (as Bobby Blake)
Great Stagecoach Robbery1945Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Sheriff of Las Vegas1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Vigilantes of Dodge City1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
The Woman in the Window1944Dickie Wanley (uncredited)
Cheyenne Wildcat1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
The Big Noise1944Egbert Hartley (as Bobby Blake)
The San Antonio Kid1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
The Seventh Cross1944Small Boy (uncredited)
Marshal of Reno1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Meet the People1944Jimmy Smith (uncredited)
Tucson Raiders1944Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Dancing Romeo1944ShortMickey (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell Town1985TV Series created by - 1 episode
Hell Town1985TV Movie story / teleplay - as Lyman P. Docker
Murder 1, Dancer 01983TV Movie creator
The Big Black Pill1981TV Movie creator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell Town1985TV Movie executive producer - as Lyman P. Docker
Murder 1, Dancer 01983TV Movie executive producer
Of Mice and Men1981TV Movie executive producer
The Monkey Mission1981TV Movie executive producer
The Big Black Pill1981TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Cold Blood1967performer: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" - uncredited
Bat Masterson1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mokey1942performer: "The Prisoner's Song If I Had the Wings of an Angel" 1924 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHimself
The Roseanne Show1999TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 2th Annual Stuntman Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor / ...
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHimself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Entertainment Tonight1983TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself - Host / Butler
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host and Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
STP Oil Treatment1977ShortHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Achievement Award
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Performer in a New Television Show
The Hollywood Squares1973-1975TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Good Evening!1968TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1957TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesMystery Man
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s2012DocumentaryHimself
Paul Williams Still Alive2011DocumentaryHimself
Zaum - Andare a parare2011TV Series documentaryMystery Man
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - #82 Robert Blake Arrested for Murder
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Headliners & Legends: Robert Blake2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Our Gang Story1994Video documentaryHimself / Mickey / Little Beaver / ...
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse1984TV Movie documentaryMickey
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - Unidentified 'Our Gang' Film (uncredited)
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch1976Little Beaver
Trouble on the Trail1954as Bobby Blake

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardYoung Artist AwardsTo the original "Little Mickey" from "The Little Rascals".
1984Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaBaretta (1975)
1976Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1976People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Performer in a New TV Program
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesBaretta (1975)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite "Casual Friday" CopBaretta (1975)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialJudgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Actor in a Made for TV MovieJudgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBlood Feud (1983)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialBlood Feud (1983)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorCoast to Coast (1980)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleCoast to Coast (1980)· Dyan Cannon
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesBaretta (1975)
1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaElectra Glide in Blue (1973)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale New Face11th place.

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1969NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorTell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

TitleSalary
Baretta (1975)$27,500 /week

#Quote
1[Commenting on his difficult childhood and finding success as an actor]: Being locked in the closets, and beat up, and burned, and sexual stuff and to come out from under it, I mean, it's lovely. I mean, most people like me end up on death row, or in the graveyards, or in prison.
2[About his roles as Tony Baretta and Father Noah Hardstep in Baretta (1975) and Hell Town (1985), respectively]: There are more similarities than differences. They both care a lot about people and they both get impatient with the system if the system seems to be keeping them from doing their jobs. And they both ain't afraid to do a little scuffling to get the job done.
3Every time you think you got it made, old Mother Nature kicks you in the scrotum.


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