Robert Tessier was an American character actor and stuntman.
Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a paratrooper and earning both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and in addition was an accomplished motorcycle rider and circus stunt performer.
Guest Starring Roles
|Kung Fu||The Aztec warrior||3x12 - The Demon God||December 13, 1974|
|Little House on the Prairie||Jack Lame Horse||1x22 - Survival||February 26, 1975|
|Starsky & Hutch||Soldier / Barracuda||4x18 - Targets Without a Badge (1)||March 6, 1979|
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century||Marcos||1x06 - The Plot to Kill a City (1)||October 11, 1979|
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century||Marcos||1x07 - The Plot to Kill a City (2)||October 18, 1979|
|Hart to Hart||Mover #1||1x08 - Max in Love||November 13, 1979|
|The Dukes of Hazzard||Mitch Henderson||2x14 - The Runaway||January 11, 1980|
|The Incredible Hulk||Johnny||3x15 - Long Run Home||February 1, 1980|
|The Fall Guy||Prisoner||1x05 - That's Right, We're Bad||November 25, 1981|
|CHiPs||Zorn||6x02 - Tight Fit||October 17, 1982|
|The Fall Guy||Garvey||2x03/04 - Colt Breaks Out||November 10, 1982|
|The A-Team||Scully||1x08 - The Out-of-Towners||March 15, 1983|
|The Fall Guy||Garvey||3x19 - King of the Cowboys||February 29, 1984|
|Magnum, P.I.||Woods||5x09 - Tran Quoc Jones||November 29, 1984|
|The Fall Guy||Harvey||4x16 - Sheriff Seavers||January 23, 1985|
|The A-Team||Mute||3x25 - Incident at Crystal Lake||May 14, 1985|
|The Fall Guy||bald thug||5x20 - Tag Team||April 4, 1986|
|Sledge Hammer!||Stoolie||1x18 - Desperately Seeking Dori||February 7, 1987|
- Tessier also appeared as Mr. Clean in television ads for Mr. Clean cleaning solution, as well as in Canadian TV ads for Midas Mufflers.