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Robert Stack

1919-01-13 Los Angeles, California, USA

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Robert Langford Modini Stack was a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 films, he also appeared on the television series The Untouchables and later served as the host of Unsolved Mysteries. Born in Los Angeles, California, Stack spent his early childhood growing up in Europe.  Becoming fluent in French and Italian at an early age, and he did not learn English until returning to Los Angeles.  Stack achieved minor fame in sporting, winning multiple championships including setting two world records and winning multiple honors in skeet shooting Stack studied drama at Bridgewater State College, earning his first hollywood role at the age of 20 and continuing to star in numerous roles throughout the early 1940s. After serving in the military, Stack returned to Hollywood to star in numerous films including stand out roles in The High and the Mighty (opposite John Wayne) and Written on the Wind (1957), for which he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Stack later moved on to televised dramatic series, depicting the crime-fighting Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1959–1963), which earned him a best actor Emmy Award in 1960. Stack also starred in multiple drama series, before returning to film, this time in comedies to satirize his famed stoic and humorless demeanor. He began hosting Unsolved Mysteries in 1987, and served as the show's host throughout it's entire original run from 1987 to 2002.


Unsolved Mysteries Volume 1: UFOs Host 2004-09-07
Recess: School's Out Superintendent (voice) 2001-01-27
Killer Bud The Gooch 2001-06-17
Mumford Himself 1999-09-24
Sealed with a Kiss Sumner Ethridge 1999-09-19
BASEketball Himself - Unsolved Mysteries Host 1998-07-28
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America ATF Agent Flemming (voice) 1996-12-15
Joe Versus the Volcano Dr. Ellison 1990-03-09
Dangerous Curves Louis Faciano 1989-07-07
Caddyshack II Chandler Young 1988-07-22
Plain Clothes Mr. Gardner 1988-04-15
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit Jordan White 1987-05-24
Big Trouble Winslow 1986-05-30
The Transformers: The Movie Ultra Magnus 1986-08-08
Uncommon Valor MacGregor 1983-12-16
Airplane! Rex Kramer 1980-07-02
1941 Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell 1979-12-13
Un Second Souffle 1978-09-12
Adventures of the Queen Capt. James Morgan 1975-02-14
Murder on Flight 502 Captain Larkin 1975-11-21
The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Michael Rhodes 1974-09-24
The Selling Of The Pentagon Self (archive footage) 1971-02-23
Storia di una donna 1970-06-10
Laura Mark McPherson 1968-01-24
Die Hölle von Macao Cliff Wilder 1967-01-20
Le soleil des voyous Jim Beckley 1967-05-31
Paris brûle-t-il? General Sibert 1966-10-26
Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
The Caretakers Dr. Donovan MacLeod 1963-08-21
The Last Voyage Cliff Henderson 1960-02-19
John Paul Jones John Paul Jones 1959-06-16
The Scarface Mob Eliot Ness 1959-04-19
The Gift of Love William 'Bill' Beck 1958-02-11
The Tarnished Angels Roger Shumann 1957-11-21
Panic Button Jerry Cook 1957-11-28
Written on the Wind Kyle Hadley 1956-10-04
Great Day in the Morning Owen Pentecost 1956-05-16
Good Morning Miss Dove Dr Tom Baker 1955-11-23
House of Bamboo Eddie Kenner 1955-07-01
The High and the Mighty John Sullivan 1954-07-03
The Iron Glove Captain Charles Wogan 1954-04-01
Conquest of Cochise Maj. Tom Burke 1953-09-01
Sabre Jet Col. Gil Manton 1953-09-04
War Paint Lt. Billings 1953-08-28
Bwana Devil Bob Hayward 1952-08-22
Bullfighter and the Lady John Regan 1951-04-26
My Outlaw Brother Patrick O´Moore 1951-08-22
Mr. Music Jeff Blake 1950-12-08
Miss Tatlock's Millions Nickey Van Alen 1948-11-19
Fighter Squadron Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton 1948-11-27
A Date with Judy Stephen Andrews 1948-07-29
Screen Snapshots (Series 23, No. 1): Hollywood in Uniform Himself 1943-08-15
Eagle Squadron Chuck S. Brewer 1942-06-16
To Be or Not to Be Lieut. Stanislav Sobinski 1942-03-05
Keeping Fit Bob - Factory worker 1942-10-26
Men of Texas Barry Conovan 1942-07-03
Nice Girl? Don Webb 1941-02-21
Badlands Of Dakota Jim Holliday 1941-09-15
A Little Bit of Heaven Bob Terry 1940-10-10
The Mortal Storm Otto Von Rohn 1940-06-14
First Love Ted Drake 1939-11-10