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Robert Conrad

Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington in Baa Baa Black Sheep, James West in The Wild Wild West, Jake Webster in Assignment Vienna, Thomas Remington Sloane III in A Man Called Sloane

Photos Robert Conrad Birth name: Konrad Robert Falkowski
Birth date: 1935/03/01 (85 years old)
Birth place : Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Height: 1.73 m
Salary : "Les Mystères de l'Ouest" (1965) : 5,000$ par semaine

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Biography for Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad (born Konrad Robert Falkowski on March 1, 1935 in Chicago) is a director and actor. He is primarily known for the 1965-1969 television series The Wild Wild West, in which he played the title character James West. The later Will Smith movie update was based on this series.

Before The Wild Wild West, he played Tom Lopaka in Hawaiian Eye. In the mid-1970s he played World War II fighter ace Pappy Boyington in Baa Baa Black Sheep.

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Filmography

Title Role
Dead Above Ground (2002) Reed Wilson
Garbage Day (1999) Garbage Thrower
New Jersey Turnpikes (1999)
Jingle All the Way (1996) Officer Hummell
High Sierra Search and Rescue (1995) TV Series Tooter Campbell
Search and Rescue (1994) (TV) Tooter
Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (1994) (TV) Stackhouse
Sworn to Vengeance (1993) (TV) Sergeant Stewart
Samurai Cowboy (1993) Gabe McBride
The Kennedy Assassinations (1992) (TV) Host
Mario and the Mob (1992) (TV) Mario Dante
Anything to Survive (1990) (TV) Eddie Barton
Jesse Hawkes (1989) TV Series Jesse Hawkes
Glory Days (1988) (TV)
Police Story: Gladiator School (1988) (TV) Officer Charles 'Chick' Stacy
High Mountain Rangers (1988) TV Series Jesse Hawkes
High Mountain Rangers (1987) (TV) Jesse Hawkes
Charley Hannah (1986) (TV) Captain Charley Hannah
Assassin (1986) (TV) Henry Stanton
The Fifth Missile (1986) (TV) Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
One Police Plaza (1986) (TV) Lt. Daniel B. Malone
Moving Violations (1985) (uncredited) Chief Rowe
Two Fathers' Justice (1985) (TV) Bill Stackhouse
Hard Knox (1984) (TV) Col. Joe Knox
Confessions of a Married Man (1983) (TV)
Wrong Is Right (1982) General Wombat
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982) (TV) George Gordon Battle Liddy (G. Gordon Liddy)
Coach of the Year (1980) (TV) Jim Brandon
More Wild Wild West (1980) (TV) Jim West
A Man Called Sloane (1979) TV Series Thomas Remington Sloane III
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1979) (TV) Frank Scapa
The Lady in Red (1979) John Dillinger
The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979) (TV) James T. West
The Duke (1979) TV Series Oscar 'Duke' Ramsey
Centennial (1978) (mini) TV Series Pasquinel
Sudden Death (1977) Duke Smith
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) (TV) Sergeant Sam Marcum
Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976) TV Series Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington
Baa Baa, Black Sheep (1976) (TV) Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington
The Last Day (1975) (TV) Bob Dalton
Murph the Surf (1975) Allan Kuhn
Columbo: An Exercise in Fatality (1974) (TV) Milo Janus
Assignment Vienna (1972) TV Series Jake Webster
Adventures of Nick Carter (1972) (TV) Nick Carter
Five Desperate Women (1971) (TV) Michael Wylie
The D.A. (1971) TV Series Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill (1971) (TV) Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan
Weekend of Terror (1970) (TV) Eddie
D.A.: Murder One (1969) (TV) Paul Ryan
Ven a cantar conmigo (1967) Bob
The Bandits (1967)
The Wild Wild West (1965) TV Series James T. West
Young Dillinger (1965) 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
Nueva Cenicienta, La (1964)
Palm Springs Weekend (1963) Eric Dean
The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming (1962) Pete
Cash McCall (1960) (uncredited) Bellboy
Hawaiian Eye (1959) TV Series Tom Lopaka (1959-1963)
Thundering Jets (1958) Lt. 'Tiger Bob' Kelly
Juvenile Jungle (1958) (uncredited) Bit Part

Trivia

Born at 3:34pm-CST

Lives in Bear Valley, California, a ski resort village in the High Sierra; has three young daughters with LaVelda Fann and five other children from a previous marriage.

Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

On "Wild, Wild West," did most of his own stuntwork, resulting in several injuries during the course of the show. During one episode's shooting, he slipped while performing a stunt and fell head first onto a concrete floor 12 feet below. Seriously injured, his recuperation delayed the series' production for nearly three months.

Has brown hair and green eyes.

Was a star football and basketball player in middle school and high school.

Lied to get a job when he was seventeen. He had eloped with a lawyer's daughter,who was attending a religious boarding school. The only place he could think of where a kid his age could get decent wage was the loading docks in Chicago. He told them he was twenty-one and made $1.87 an hour - $74.40 a week.

When he eloped, he and his wife lived under the assumed name "Robert Conrad" so their parents wouldn't find them. They only told their parents where they were in May of 1952 when his wife found out she was having a baby. They were thrilled because they figured it would be too late for their parents to annul the marriage.

Got fired from his job at the docks in December of 1954 for handing out a petition to get his union steward fired. His wife was six months pregnant with their second child at the time.

Worked as a milkman in Chicago.

Lived with his grandmother when his mother remarried.

When the 1999 movie remake of WILD WILD WEST swept the 20th Annual Razzie Awards, "winning" 5 statuettes (including Worst Picture) Conrad, who played James West in the original 1960s TV series, accepted 3 of the awards in person as his way of expressing his low opinion of what had been done with his source material.

Speaks Spanish

Played the drums and the trumpet

During the Battle of the Network Stars (1976), Conrad and Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) had an infamous showdown. Conrad was the NBC Team Captain, Kaplan was ABC Team Captain. A dispute arose over the winner of an event, and Conrad really lost his temper, pacing & saying he wouldn't accept that the other team had won. Finally he insisted that he & Kaplan, as team captains, have a race & the winner would win the event for their team. But Conrad had underestimated Kaplan, and Kaplan won easily, which made Conrad look pretty foolish.

Worked as a California Highway Patrol officer near Palmdale, California after the end of "The Black Sheep Squadron."

As Bob Conrad he defeated Ed Hickman on points on March 15, 1962 in San Diego, California in a 6 round professional boxing match.

Had an undefeated professional boxing record of 3-0-1.

Had an undefeated professional boxing record of 4-0-1.

Quotes

Citation de Robert Conrad en novembre 1961: "Je pense qu'il y a très peu de gens vraiment, dont la conduite réfléchit défavorablement sur le reste de nous du royaumes mythique d'Hollywood. Il y a des hommes qui ont besoin de beaucoup de femmes afin de soutenir leurs égos, la moitié du temps ils ne se rappellent pas de leurs noms après. Mais j'ai un bon moi à commencer et je suis trop sensible pour un rapport rapide avec une dame et seul le sexe ne serait jamais assez pour moi. Le mariage est quelque chose qui va manière au delà de la chair. Chaque être humain à son propre besoin de sécurité...Il est grand espoir que quelqu'un se penche dessus...est grand de faire s'appuyer quelqu'un sur vous".

Family

Spouse : LaVelda Fann (1987 - present) 3 daughters, Joan Kenlay (23 February 1952 - 1984) (divorced) 5 children.

Father of actors Christian Conrad, Shane Conrad and Nancy Conrad.

Half-brother of actor Larry Manetti.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by misou
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by tiger08

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