Robert Fuller

Actor + Rancher + Harpist
Born Jul 29, 1933

Robert Fuller is an American former television Western actor and current rancher. In his five decades of television, he is best known for starring roles as Jess Harper and Cooper Smith on the popular 1960s western series, Laramie and Wagon Train, and for his work in the lead role, Dr. Kelly Brackett, in the popular 1970s medical drama Emergency!, opposite his best friends Julie London and her husband Bobby Troup.… Read More

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  • Wildlife Artist Robert Fuller To Auction A Bear Painting For Pudsey
    Birdlington Free Pass - Nov 13, 2013
  • Robert Fuller: Are You A Home For Identities?
    The Huffington Post - Jun 30, 2013
  • Robert Fuller: The Moral Arc Of The Universe
    Huffington Post - May 22, 2013
  • Robert Fuller: Beyond Fundamentalism And Relativism
    Huffington Post - Aug 22, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Fuller.


1933 Birth Born on July 29, 1933.


1950 16 Years Old In 1950, when he was 16, he traveled with his family to Hollywood, California, where his first job was as a stunt man. … Read More
1952 18 Years Old Fuller's first small role was in the 1952 film Above and Beyond. … Read More
1953 19 Years Old In 1953, he again had another minor part in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which starred Marilyn Monroe, but Fuller's career was put on hold for service in the United States Army.


1955 21 Years Old He did a tour of duty in Korea and returned to the United States in 1955. … Read More
1956 22 Years Old In the 1956 episode "The Comeback" of the religion anthology series, Crossroads, Fuller played a former soldier. … Read More
1957 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1957, Fuller was cast in his first major film role in Teenage Thunder. … Read More
In 1959, he played a character accused of arson in Broderick Crawford's syndicated series, Highway Patrol. … Read More
1960 26 Years Old Fuller was introduced to Julie London on the first episode of the second season of Laramie ("Queen of Diamonds"), where London played the wife of the sheriff. That episode brought Fuller into a wonderful relationship: at about the same time he met London's husband, Bobby Troup, where the two became lifelong friends, for four decades, from 1960 to 2000. … Read More
1961 27 Years Old …  The two, who are the same age, had met in 1961 on the Laramie set when Cord made his television acting debut. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old …  Fuller stepped in the following year, where he remained with the series, which switched to ABC in 1962 until it ended its run after two additional seasons. … Read More


1966 32 Years Old In 1966, Fuller starred in the western film Incident at Phantom Hill. … Read More
1967 33 Years Old Fuller is an accomplished singer and did several "bandstand" gigs with Bill Aken's Los Nomadas rock group at holiday festivities in Whiskey Flats, California. While acting as grand marshal for the local Memorial Day parade, he performed a vocal rendition of the 1950s song "Caribbean" singing the same verse over and over. (He later told the band that he only knew the first verse of the song.) In 1967, he had recorded an LP in Munich, Germany. … Read More


1984 50 Years Old The two divorced in 1984. … Read More


1995 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, along with Fuller, Drury and Walker, Gulager also appeared on an episode of Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues, where he played a drunken deputy. … Read More
2002 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 73 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2007, Fuller was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
2009 75 Years Old Fuller's stepfather, Robert Simpson, Sr., died in 2009.
In a June 2013 interview with Tom Blixa of WTVN, Fuller said of his medical partner/secondary series' lead, in the series, about his dearest friend's, London's potty-mouth was, "She should've been a sailor. … Read More
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