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Robert Tessier

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Robert Tessier
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Birth name Robert W. Tessier
Born June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died October 11, 1990 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA from cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes

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

Series Role Episode Airdate
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.[1]