Veteran character actor Robert Culp has passed away
March 25, 2010 7:41 PM Subscribe
"Those of us who are the firstborn always dream of that imaginary brother or sister who will be their protector, the buffer, the one to take the blows. I'm a firstborn, and Bob was the answer to my dreams. He was the big brother that all of us wish for."
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~ Bill Cosby on his I-Spy co-star Robert Culp
(79), who died of a heart attack
yesterday after a fall outside his Hollywood Hills home
During his extensive six decade television and film career
, the versatile, debonair character actor played a number of roles that made him an instantly recognizable figure to audiences, including Hoby Gilman
(his breakout role,) FBI Agent Bill Maxwell
in The Greatest American Hero
and Bob, in the movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.
" He never won an Emmy
And to at least one reviewer, he was the finest Columbo villain of all time.
During the 60's, he promoted civil rights causes
with Bill Cosby. Most recently, he was an active proponent for animal rights
(hulu), Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice
(Youtube), The Greatest American Hero
(hulu -- intro is available on Youtube
Mr. Culp was married 5 times. He leaves behind 5 children and 5 grandchildren.