Robert Urich

Robert Urich

actor, producer, writer

Robert Urich was born on Dec 19, 1946 in USA. Robert Urich's big-screen debut came with Magnum Force directed by Ted Post in 1973, strarring Officer Grimes. Robert Urich is known for Invasion America directed by Dan Fausett, Mikey Kelley stars as David Carter and Tony Jay as The Dragit. Robert Urich has got 4 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Robert Urich achieved is Golden Boot Awards. The upcoming new movie Robert Urich plays is A Long Way Home which will be released on Jan 10, 2003.

Robert Urich grew up in Toronto, Ohio, one of four siblings of Slovak and Rusyn descent, raised Catholic by their parents, John P. Urich (died 1977) and Cecelia (née Halpate) Urich (died 2002). His athletic ability led to a four-year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). He earned his Bachelor's degree in Radio and Television Communications from Florida State University in 1968 and his Master's degree in Broadcast Research and Management from Michigan State University in 1971. He joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account representative. He then briefly appeared as a TV weatherman, and soon realized he wanted to become an actor.Urich's big break came in 1972 when he played Burt Reynolds's younger brother in a stage production of "The Rainmaker". Reynolds and Urich were both alumni of FSU. Reynolds brought him to California and let him stay in his home until he got his acting break. He also recommended Urich to producer Aaron Spelling for the TV series S.W.A.T. (1975). Although that series lasted only one season, Spelling remembered Urich and later cast him in Vega$ (1978), which had a longer run.He was starring in the TV series The Lazarus Man (1996) when he was diagnosed with cancer, which caused the cancellation of the series. The cancer went into remission after treatment and he resumed acting again with his role as Captain Jim Kennedy III on Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998). The cancer would claim Urich's life on April 16, 2002 at the age of 55, survived by his wife, children, siblings, mother (who died later that same year, on October 5, 2002, aged 90) and large extended family.

  • Birthday

    Dec 19, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Toronto, Ohio, USA

Known For


4 wins & 5 nominations

Golden Boot Awards
Winner - Golden Boot
Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows