Jason Robards

BirthDay:

26 Jul 1922

BirthPlace:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

BirthName:

Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

Bio:

Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners, despite the claims some -- not he -- have made. Neither was he at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack, his ship being at sea at the time.) Returning to civilian life, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and struggled as a small-part actor in local New York theatre, TV and radio before shooting to fame on the New York stage in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" as Hickey. He followed that with another masterful O'Neill portrayal, as the alcoholic Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway. He entered feature films in The Journey (1959) and rose rapidly to even greater fame as a film star. Robards won consecutive Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for All the President's Men (1976) and Julia (1977), in each case playing real-life people. He continued to work on the stage, winning continued acclaim in such O'Neill works as "Moon For the Misbegotten" and "Hughie." Robards died of lung cancer in 2000.
Filmography

Actor ( 123 credits )

Media Buzz (2013)  Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men' (archive foot
The Americans (2013)  Dr. Russell Oakes (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 ep
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Fitzcarraldo / ... (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Magnolia (1999) Earl Partridge
My Best Fiend (1999) Fitzcarraldo (archive footage)
Heartwood (1998) Logan Reeser
The Real Macaw (1998) Grandpa Girdis
Enemy of the State (1998) Congressman Phillip Hammersley (uncredited)
Beloved (1998) Mr. Bodwin
A Thousand Acres (1997) Larry Cook
The West (1996) (4 episodes, 1996)
The Great American West (1995) Narrator (voice)
Crimson Tide (1995) Rear Admiral Anderson, Board of Inquiry President (uncr
Heroes of Comedy (1995) (1 episode, 1999)
Private Screenings (1995)  Doc Holliday in 'Hour Of The Gun' (archive footage) (1
Little Big League (1994) Thomas Heywood
The Paper (1994) Graham Keighley
Philadelphia (1993) Charles Wheeler
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) The King
The Trial (1993) Doctor Huld
Heidi (1993)  Grandfather (1 episode, 1993)
Storyville (1992) Clifford Fowler
Deceptions (1992) Clay
The Peoples Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library (1992) Narrator
On the Waterways (1991)  Narrator
An Inconvenient Woman (1991)  Jules Mendelson (2 episodes, 1991)
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991) Narrator (voice)
Quick Change (1990) Chief Rotzinger
Black Rainbow (1989) Walter Travis
Reunion (1989) Henry Strauss
Parenthood (1989) Frank Buckman
Dream a Little Dream (1989) Coleman Ettinger
The Good Mother (1988) Muth
Bright Lights, Big City (1988) Drunken Writer -- Mr. Hardy (uncredited)
The American Experience (1988)  Narrator / ... (5 episodes, 1996-2006)
Square Dance (1987) Dillard
Portrait Werner Herzog (1986) (archive footage)
American Masters (1985)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
National Geographic Explorer (1985)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1985)
America and Lewis Hine (1984) (voice)
The World of Tomorrow (1984) Himself - Narrator
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) Charles Halloway
Max Dugan Returns (1983) Max Dugan
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Burden of Dreams (1982) Fitzcarraldo
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) President Ulysses S. Grant
Signature (1981)  Himself - Guest (1 episode)
American Playhouse (1981)  Erie Smith (1 episode, 1984)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Ben Bradlee in 'All The President's Men' (archive foot
Cabo Blanco (1980) Gunther Beckdorff
Melvin and Howard (1980) Howard Hughes
Raise the Titanic (1980) Admiral James Sandecker
Hurricane (1979) Capt. Bruckner
Broadway on Showtime (1979)  Erie Smith (1 episode, 1981)
Comes a Horseman (1978) Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
Julia (1977) Hammett
All the President's Men (1976) Ben Bradlee
The Spy Who Never Was (1976) Inspector Barkan
Mr. Sycamore (1975) John Gwilt
A Boy and His Dog (1975) Lou Craddock
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) Governor Wallace
The War Between Men and Women (1972) Stephen Kozlenko
Circle of Fear (1972)  Elliot Brent (1 episode, 1972)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971) Joe's Father
Jud (1971)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) Cesar Charron
Great Performances (1971)  Grandpa Martin Vanderhof (1 episode, 1984)
Rollin' on the River (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Julius Caesar (1970) Marcus Brutus
Fools (1970) Matthew South
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) Cable Hogue
Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970) Sam Armstrong
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Cheyenne
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) Raymond Paine
Isadora (1968) Singer
Hour of the Gun (1967) Doc Holliday
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) Al Capone
Divorce American Style (1967) Nelson Downes
Any Wednesday (1966) John Cleves
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) Henry Drummond
The Face of a Genius (1966) Himself - Narrator
ABC Stage 67 (1966)  Royal Earle Thompson (1 episode, 1966)
A Thousand Clowns (1965) Murray
Mr. Broadway (1964) (1 episode, 1964)
Act One (1963) George S. Kaufman
Heavyweight Elimination Contest: Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones (1963) Himself - Audience Member
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Irish LaFontain / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1966)
The Danny Kaye Show (1963)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1965)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Jamie Tyrone (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Tender Is the Night (1962) Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
By Love Possessed (1961) Julius Penrose (as Jason Robards Jr.)
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1963)
The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960) (1 episode, 1961)
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960)  Detective Anderson (1 episode, 1960)
The Journey (1959) Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.)
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959) (1 episode, 1967)
Sunday Showcase (1959)  Alex Reed (1 episode, 1959)
Play of the Week (1959)  Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman (2 episodes, 1960)
The Seven Lively Arts (1957) (1 episode, 1957)
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Robert Jordan (2 episodes, 1959)
The Alcoa Hour (1955)  Bert Palmer / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Star Tonight (1955) (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Appointment with Adventure (1955) (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Windows (1955) (1 episode, 1955)
Producers' Showcase (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Justice (1954)  Karder (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
The Man Behind the Badge (1953) (1 episode, 1954)
Today (1952)  Himself (3 episodes, 1966-1980)
Omnibus (1952)  Prime Minister (1 episode, 1958)
Goodyear Playhouse (1951) (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1965)
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)  Paul Foster / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
The Big Story (1949)  Aaron Dudley / ... (2 episodes, 1951-1954)
Studio One in Hollywood (1948)  Cameron / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948)  Joe Grant / ... (2 episodes, 1955)
Follow That Music (1947)
Swingtime Johnny (1943)
The Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) Surgeon (uncredited)
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934) Singer in tavern, holding tankard (uncredited)