Robert Carradine
American actor
Robert Carradine
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.
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'Revenge of the Nerds' actor Robert Carradine cited in crash
Chicago Tribune - almost 2 years
Robert Carradine was cited with careless driving in a crash that injured the "Revenge of the Nerds" star and his wife in Colorado, authorities said Thursday.
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Annette Bourdeau: 'King Of The Nerds' Review: Good Nerdy Fun
Huffington Post - about 4 years
What makes a nerd a nerd? Social awkwardness? Formidable math and science skills? Supreme tech savvy? Gaming prowess? Unrivalled comic book knowledge? A zest for all things fantasy? It's hard not to ponder such questions while watching the first episode of the entertaining new reality show "King of the Nerds." The series piles 11 diverse nerds into a tricked-out mansion called Nerdvana to compete in a series of "nerd-offs" that ultimately result in one nerd ascending the coveted Throne of Games. The trouble is, each of the nerds brings different geeky attributes to the table. There are gamers, engineers, mathematicians, comic book enthusiasts and even a hacker. Who's to say one trait is nerdier than another? Since nerdiness has to be assessed somehow in order to crown a winner, the show determines who leaves each week by orchestrating a "nerd-off" that sees the loser "banished." That means whichever nerdy skill is emphasized that particular week trumps all. According ...
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Carole Mallory: Django Unchained: A Review
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Django Unchained has the passion and spirit that was missing in Lincoln. Tarantino shows the crude cruel, seamy side of slavery that Spielberg glossed over. Slaves fighting to their death in the living room of a sumptuous plantation while wagers are placed on their lives. Blood is spilled on the plush carpet. A neck is broken. Sport. Tarantino is not afraid to call a slave a slave. To show their victimization at the hands of southern plantation owners who are absurd, grotesque parodies of European aristocracy. Tarantino said to an audience of Bafta members that the research he did was "incredibly shocking" and that violent as his film may seem, slavery's reality was "far worse." He wanted his film to have a visceral effect on the audience. "I wanted to break that 'history under a glass' aspect. I wanted to throw a rock into that glass and shatter it for all times and take you into it." In Django Unchained the acting is first class and directed with precision a ...
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Locally shot TV pilot gets first screening - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
But even with some solid Hollywood connections and the buzz created by the headline actors, Morgan Fairchild and Robert Carradine, the creators are realistic about their chances of the show being picked up — or being retained on the project if it is
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Pro Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Stars in Chicago Film 'Fancypants' - Newswire Today (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Wrestling legend and cult icon, Roddy Piper and actor Robert Carradine (“Revenge of the Nerds") have comedic roles as blow-by-blow commentators in the movie,“Fancypants” (FancypantsMovie.com). The film premieres in Chicago Thursday, September 29, 2011,
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best of Lee Marvin - We Are Movie Geeks
Google News - over 5 years
Real life WWII vet Marvin plays the grizzled GI who's only referred to as the sergeant ( we never hear his full name ) who leads an ever dwindling squad including Robert Carradine's aspiring writer ( a surrogate for Fuller?
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Bradenton-shot sitcom to have debut screening - Bradenton Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Manatee County's first television pilot, the half-hour comedy “Workers' Comp,” starring Morgan Fairchild and Robert Carradine, will be screened Wednesday at the Holiday Inn by the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport as part of a Sarasota County
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Una productora pagará 400.000 dólares por la extraña muerte de David Carradine - El Mundo.es
Google News - over 5 years
Carradine, hijo del también actor John Carradine y hermanastro de Keith y Robert Carradine, comenzó su carrera en 1964 y llegó a trabajar con directores del peso de Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman, Walter Hill y el español José Luis Borau
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Close-knit group of teenagers must solve series of mysterious murders after ... - MMD Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
While currently working in the business and legal affairs division of DreamWorks Studios, Shaw is also working on a new novel that he is adapting from his screenplay, "Girlfriend Trouble," that actor Robert Carradine plans to direct
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Details On Rowdy Roddy Piper's New Movie - ifight365.com
Google News - over 5 years
Wrestling legend and cult icon, Roddy Piper and actor Robert Carradine​ (“Revenge of the Nerds​”) have comedic roles as blow-by-blow commentators in the movie, “Fancypants” (www.FancypantsMovie.com). The film premieres in Chicago Thursday, September 29
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Películas y series - El Tribuno.com.ar
Google News - over 5 years
Con James Hong, Bob Denison y Robert Carradine. Drama. John Lennon consiguió su primera guitarra a los diecisiete años. Expulsado del colegio, comenzó a estudiar dibujo, pero la música pudo más. Formó un grupo y, poco después conoció a otros dos chicos
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Video Vault - Yes! Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
A wasted cast includes Tom Sizemore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Lori Heuring, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey, C. Thomas Howell, Robert Carradine, Samantha Mumba, William Zakba and the inescapable Danny Trejo. Rated R. DANNY BOY (Alpha Home Entertainment): A
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Sessão da Tarde - natelinha
Google News - over 5 years
De Steve Boyum, com Caroline Rhea, Matthew O'leary, Robert Carradine, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Charles Shaughnessy. Comédia. Adam e seu melhor amigo têm ingressos para o show do ano. A irmã dele, Chelsea, marcou de sair com o garoto mais lindo
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From Behind Bars to Before a Camera - Chicago News Cooperative
Google News - over 5 years
Gleason's parole officer even helped to set up an arrangement under which Gleason could practice wrestling for the film, which also starred Roddy Piper, a professional wrestler and actor, and Robert Carradine, of “Revenge of the Nerds” fame
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CHICAGO NEWS COOPERATIVE; From Behind Bars to Before a Camera
NYTimes - over 5 years
For Patrick Gleason, starring in a film about a professional wrestler who finds unlikely redemption at the end of his career was not just a new experience but a metaphor for his own life story. Just a few years ago, Mr. Gleason, 43, sat in a prison cell, serving a 15-year sentence for the attempted murder of a police officer at a Maywood nightclub
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The Long Riders (Blu-ray) - Fox 31 KDVR.com
Google News - over 5 years
Stacey and James Keach played the Jameses; David, Keith and Robert Carradine played the Youngers; Dennis and Randy Quaid were the Millers and Christopher and Nicholas Guest were cast as the Fords. This may seem like a simple case of stunt casting if
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Carradine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 60
    TMZ reported on March 12, 2015 that Carradine was involved in a serious car accident.
    More Details Hide Details He was rushed to the hospital. His wife was also injured in the crash. Carradine has two daughters, actress Ever Carradine (with Susan Snyder), Marika Reed Carradine with his wife Edie Mani, and a son, Ian Alexander Carradine. He is also the uncle of actress Martha Plimpton.
    In January 2015, he and Curtis Armstrong, repeated their series King of the Nerds on TBS.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 52
    He also took part in Jane Doe, a TV series directed by James A. Contner, in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details One of Carradine's best known roles is that of Sam McGuire, the aloof father on the Disney Channel's hit TV series Lizzie McGuire. The show, which starred Hilary Duff as Lizzie, was widely popular among tween-aged girls: girls between the ages of 8-14. The show's realistic approach to the problems of a 13-year-old girl also appealed to parents. It attracted such guest stars as David Carradine and Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 32
    He appeared in the 1987 HBO mini-series, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a guest star in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent entitled Gone (2005, Season 4, Episode 11).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    In 1984, Carradine played Robert Cohn in the television mini-series version of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
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    Carradine's biggest film success to date came in 1984 when he starred in Revenge of the Nerds as the lead nerd Lewis Skolnick.
    More Details Hide Details To prepare for the comedy, Carradine spent time at The University of Arizona, where the movie was filmed, participating in rush week. "No fraternity picked him, convincing Carradine that he was indeed right for the part of the nerd that nobody wanted to claim as their own." Carradine reprised the role of Skolnick in three sequels, taking over as executive producer in the latter two. Carradine's first television appearance was in 1971, on the classic western series, Bonanza. He also appeared on his brother David's series, Kung Fu, as Sunny Jim, the mute companion of Serenity Johnson, played by his father, John, in an episode called Dark Angel (1972). In 1979, he was alongside Melissa Sue Anderson in Survival of Dana.
  • 1983
    Age 28
    Also in 1983, he starred in the music video for The Motels hit song "Suddenly Last Summer" as lead singer Martha Davis' love interest.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details For the film he performed his own compositions including one named after his daughter, Ever.
  • 1980
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His character, who was based on Fuller himself, narrated the film.
  • 1976
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His performance caused some speculation that he might be the best actor in his family. Robert was instrumental in securing his brothers David and Keith to perform with him in one of the most unusual casting arrangements in movie history. Together the Carradines played the Younger brothers in The Long Riders (1980) along with three other sets of acting brothers: Stacy and James Keach, Dennis and Randy Quaid, and Christopher and Nicholas Guest.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 17
    Carradine made his film debut in 1972 in The Cowboys with John Wayne.
    More Details Hide Details He was also featured in a short-lived television series, of the same name, based on the movie. He made an appearance as a killer in the Martin Scorsese film Mean Streets shooting to death the character played by his brother, David. During this time he worked with David on some independent projects including a biker film called You and Me (1975) and an unreleased musical called A Country Mile. He also did camera work for David's cult classic Vietnam War inspired Americana which was not released until 1983.
    Carradine's first film role was in the 1972 film The Cowboys, which starred John Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne.
    More Details Hide Details Carradine is probably best known for portraying fraternity president "Lewis Skolnick" in the Revenge of the Nerds series of comedy films and father Sam McGuire on the Disney Channel sitcom Lizzie McGuire. Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel (née Henius) and actor John Carradine. He is one of many actors in the Carradine family. He is the brother of Christopher and Keith Carradine, paternal half-brother of Bruce and David Carradine, and maternal half-brother of Michael Bowen. His maternal great-grandfather was biochemist Max Henius, and his maternal great-grandmother was the sister of historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg. Carradine's parents divorced when he was 2 years old. A bitter custody battle led to his father gaining custody of him and his brothers, Christopher and Keith. During the custody battle, the children had spent three months in a home for abused children as wards of the court. His brother, Keith, said of the experience, "It was like being in jail. There were bars on the windows, and we were only allowed to see our parents through glass doors. It was very sad. We would stand there on either side of the glass door crying".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on March 24, 1954.
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