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Robert Ellenstein

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Robert Ellenstein
Born June 18, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died October 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA from natural causes
Sometimes credited as Robert Ellin
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
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The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio. A veteran of the Golden Age of live television (he played Quasimodo in a live Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame), he made his first film in 1954 (MGM's Rogue Cop (1954)) and was still active in television and regional theater.


Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Gunsmoke Tewksbury 1x33 - Prairie Happy July 7, 1956
Perry Mason John Addison 1x09 - The Case of the Vagabond Vixen November 16, 1957
Wanted: Dead or Alive Mr. Sims 1x20 - The Spurs January 17, 1959
The Rifleman Bart Jamison 1x18 - The Photographer January 27, 1959
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 3x07 - Murder at the Mansion March 29, 1959
Perry Mason Arthur Cartright 2x23 - The Case of the Howling Dog April 11, 1959
The Untouchables Felix Burke 1x08 - The Artichoke King December 3, 1959
The Untouchables Mr. Kalinak 1x14 - The Noise of Death January 14, 1960
Peter Gunn John Pauley 2x20 - Sentenced February 8, 1960
Perry Mason Medical Examiner 3x22 - The Case of the Madcap Modiste April 30, 1960
Hawaiian Eye Mahmed 2x02 - Princess from Manhattan September 21, 1960
Thriller Dr. Brauner 1x24 - The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell March 7, 1961
Ben Casey Dr. Grayson 1x09 - My Good Friend Krikor November 27, 1961
Cain's Hundred James Condon/Ed Prady 1x11 - Five for One December 5, 1961
77 Sunset Strip Ferini 5x02 - Leap, My Lovely October 19, 1962
The Untouchables
(credited as Robert Ellin)
Peepers 4x27 - The Jazz Man April 30, 1963
The Donna Reed Show Dean Whittaker 8x03 - Boy Meets Girl Machine September 30, 1965
Get Smart Alex 1x16 - Double Agent January 8, 1966
The Wild Wild West Luis Vasquez 1x19 - The Night of the Flaming Ghost February 4, 1966
Bonanza Fitts 7x21 - The Code February 13, 1966
The Big Valley Salazar 2x21 - The Haunted Gun February 6, 1967
Love on a Rooftop 1x23 - Musical Apartments February 16, 1967
Ironside Marty 1x02 - The Leaf in the Forest September 21, 1967
The Wild Wild West Arthur Tickle 3x04 - The Night Dr. Loveless Died September 29, 1967
The Wild Wild West Dr. Theobald Raker 4x05 - The Night of the Gruesome Games October 25, 1968
Ironside Sidney 2x12 - Side Pocket December 5, 1968
Mission: Impossible Dr. Emil Gorin 3x12 - The Exchange January 5, 1969
The Wild Wild West Dr. Occularis Second 4x15 - The Night of the Winged Terror (1) January 17, 1969
The Wild Wild West Dr. Occularis Second 4x16 - The Night of the Winged Terror (2) January 24, 1969
Mannix Macklin Reeves 2x23 - The Solid Gold Web March 22, 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. William Hall 1x02 - The Foal September 30, 1969
Mission: Impossible Deputy Premier Voss 4x03 - The Controllers (1) October 12, 1969
Mission: Impossible Deputy Premier Voss 4x04 - The Controllers (2) October 19, 1969
Ironside Mike 3x08 - Seeing Is Believing October 30, 1969
Mission: Impossible Dr. M. Vazan 5x03 - The Innocent October 3, 1970
Ironside James B. Gerard 4x19 - Escape February 11, 1971
Mission: Impossible Vincent Vochek 6x16 - Stone Pillow January 8, 1972
Columbo Stein 3x02 - Any Old Port in a Storm October 7, 1973
The Rockford Files Motel Manager 1x11 - Caledonia - It's Worth a Fortune! December 6, 1974
The Bionic Woman Dr. Henry Klempt 3x17 - Deadly Music February 18, 1978
Quincy, M.E. Bert 4x05 - Images November 2, 1978
Hawaii Five-O Bart Warren 11x07 - Death Mask November 16, 1978
Magnum, P.I. Sol Greenberg 1x07 - Never Again... Never Again January 22, 1981
Murder, She Wrote Mr. P 2x08 - Dead Heat November 24, 1985
Star Trek: The Next Generation Steven Miller 1x11 - Haven November 30, 1987
Civil Wars Judge 1x08 - For Better or Perverse January 21, 1992
ER 4x18 - Gut Reaction April 16, 1998

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances


Episode Director

Series Episode Airdate Credit
Love on a Rooftop 1x17 - Going Home to Daughter January 3, 1967

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades