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Robert Armstrong (Robert William Armstrong)

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Biography

Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the so-called "Warner Brothers Stock Company" that consisted of such players as James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale and Humphrey Bogart, among others.

Although he could easily be taken for having grown up in a tough area of Brooklyn or the Bronx, he was actually from the Midwest. Read more...

Actor

Character: Owens - Promoter

Show Folks 1928

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Character: Dude Cowan

Oh, Yeah? 1929

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Character: Kayo McClure

The Tip-Off 1931

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Character: Pete Palooka

Palooka 1934

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Character: Dynamite 'Dynie' Carson

Kansas City Princess 1934

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Character: Jeff McCord

'G' Men 1935

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Character: Hatted Passerby Before Nightclub

The Roaring Twenties 1939

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Character: Sgt. Clicker

Service with the Colors 1940

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Character: CPO Bill Jennings

Meet the Fleet 1940

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Character: Art Lyons

Dive Bomber 1941

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Character: Ken McClure

The Mad Ghoul 1943

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Character: Arthur Galt, alias The Black Hangman

Adventures of the Flying Cadets 1943

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Character: Joe Tinker

Mr. Winkle Goes to War 1944

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Character: De Forrest Marshall

The Falcon in San Francisco 1945

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Character: A Sergeant of Police

The Fugitive 1947

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Character: Max O'Hara

Mighty Joe Young 1949

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Character: Insp. Von Flanagan

The Lucky Stiff 1949

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Character: George 'Goldie' Harrigan

The Crime Doctor's Diary 1949

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Character: Norman Armstrong

For Those Who Think Young 1964

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Character: Jeff McCord in G-Men

J. Edgar 2011

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Character: Vardamen

Camera Three 1955

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Character: Scarface Marcas

The Cop 1928

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Character: Barney Farrell

Climax! 1954

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Character: Pop Bateman

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Inspector Gunnison

The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1960

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Character: Captain Charles Faulkner

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Clem Bartlett

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Inspector Higgins

Broken Arrow 1956

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Character: Sheriff Dan Walker

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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