Robert Carradine

Born Mar 24, 1954

Robert Reed Carradine is an American actor. The youngest of the Carradine family of actors, he made his first appearances on television western series such as Bonanza and his older brother David's Kung Fu. Carradine's first film role was in the 1972 film The Cowboys opposite Roscoe Lee Browne and John Wayne.… Read More

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  • 'revenge Of The Nerds' Actor Robert Carradine Cited In Crash
    Chicago Tribune - Mar 12, 2015
  • Annette Bourdeau: 'king Of The Nerds' Review: Good Nerdy Fun
    Huffington Post - Jan 17, 2013
  • Carole Mallory: Django Unchained: A Review
    Huffington Post - Jan 02, 2013
  • Locally Shot Tv Pilot Gets First Screening Sarasota Herald Tribune
    Google News - Sep 01, 2011


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1954 Birth Born on March 24, 1954.


1972 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Carradine's first film role was in the 1972 film The Cowboys, which starred John Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old In 1976, Carradine had the opportunity to demonstrate on screen what he considered to be his "first ambition", car racing, when he played Jim Cantrell in Paul Bartel's Cannonball. In the film Robert's character ironically wins the cross country road race, beating the favorite, Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, played by his brother, David. In 1977, Robert became a snack for the vengeful killer whale in the Jaws imitation film Orca. In 1978, Robert landed a demanding role in Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Vietnam War drama, Coming Home, which starred Jane Fonda and Jon Voight. … Read More
1980 26 Years Old Also in 1980, Carradine co-starred with Mark Hamill and Lee Marvin in Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One recounting Fuller's WW II experience. … Read More
1983 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1983, he and Cherie Curie starred in the science fiction movie Wavelength in which he played a washed up rock star who helps extraterrestrials escape from a military base. … Read More


1984 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Carradine's biggest film success to date came in 1984 when he starred in Revenge of the Nerds as the lead nerd Lewis Skolnick. … Read More
1987 33 Years Old He appeared in the 1987 HBO mini-series, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8. … Read More


2007 53 Years Old He also took part in Jane Doe, a TV series directed by James A. Contner, in 2007. … Read More
2013 59 Years Old In January 2013, he and former Revenge of the Nerds co-star, Curtis Armstrong, hosted King of the Nerds, a reality TV series in which a group of nerds compete to find out which one is the nerdiest.


2015 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, he and Curtis Armstrong, repeated their series King of the Nerds on TBS.
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