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Jason Robards (Jason Nelson Robards Jr.)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners, despite the claims some -- not he -- have made. Neither was he at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. Read more...

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Character: Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver

Tender Is the Night 1962

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Character: John Cleves

Any Wednesday 1966

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Nelson Downes

Divorce American Style 1967

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Character: Raymond Paine

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968

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Character: General Short

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

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Character: Cable Hogue

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970

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Character: Stephen Kozlenko

The War Between Men and Women 1972

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Character: President Richard Monckton

Washington: Behind Closed Doors 1977

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977

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Character: Gunther Beckdorff

Caboblanco 1980

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Character: Himself - Host & Presenter: Best Actress in a Play

The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981

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Character: Earl Partridge

Magnolia 1999

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Character: Congressman Phillip Hammersley

Enemy of the State 1998

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Character: Mr. Bodwin

Beloved 1998

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Character: Rear Admiral Anderson, Board of Inquiry President

Crimson Tide 1995

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Character: Josea Burden

My Antonia 1995

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Character: Graham Keighley

The Paper 1994

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Character: General R. Pendleton Lloyd

The Enemy Within 1994

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Character: Doctor Huld

The Trial 1993

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Character: Clifford Fowler

Storyville 1992

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Character: Himself - Host

One More Spring 1992

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Character: Dr. Armand Hammer

Chernobyl: The Final Warning 1991

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Character: Jules Mendelson

An Inconvenient Woman 1991

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Character: Chief Rotzinger

Quick Change 1990

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Character: Coleman Ettinger

Dream a Little Dream 1989

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Character: Muth

The Good Mother 1988

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Character: Drunken Writer -- Mr. Hardy

Bright Lights, Big City 1988

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Character: Wade Shephard

Laguna Heat 1987

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Character: Grandpa Girdis

The Real Macaw 1998

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Character: Logan Reeser

Heartwood 1998

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Character: Charles Barton

Going Home 2000

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Character: Charles Halloway

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983

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Character: Admiral James Sandecker

Raise the Titanic 1980

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Character: Joe's Father

Johnny Got His Gun 1971

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Character: Himself

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing

Comes a Horseman 1978

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Character: Alvin Binder

The Atlanta Child Murders 1985

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Character: Himself

When It Was a Game 2 1992

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Character: Andrei Sakharov

Sakharov 1984

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Character: Himself

Reading Rainbow 1983

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Dr. Russell Oakes

The Day After 1983

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Revival

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988

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Character: Himself - Narrator

National Geographic Explorer 1985

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Character: Jamie Tyrone

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Henry Strauss

Reunion 1989

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Character: Erie Smith

Broadway on Showtime 1979

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Character: Dr. Russell Oakes

The Day After 0

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