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RIP Robert Culp

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double J, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Fell and hit his head, although it's not clear yet if the fall is actually what killed him. Age 79.

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/robert-culp-i-spy-star-has-died/

    Not only did he star on "I Spy" and "The Greatest American Hero," he was rumoured to have been offered the role of J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" early in the show's run when Larry Hagman began to ask for more money than the producers thought he was worth. Luckily, they came to their senses and paid up.
     
  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Always enjoyed his work. RIP.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Didn't realize he was that old...

    RIP.
     
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    He was perfect as Debra Barone's gasbag dad.
     
  5. Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes Member

    One of my favorite actors.
     
  6. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Greatest American Hero is now available on Netflix streaming. I haven't dug into it yet, but may have to out of respect.
     
  7. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    Always a very cool guy.
     
  8. He also played the murderer on a couple episodes of Columbo, including one where he was the GM of a pro football team. Great stuff.
     
  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Abe Vigoda just checked his death list.
     
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Greatest American Hero is how I first remember Culp but then the early days of Nick at Nite introduced me to I Spy.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    For some reason, I thought he was on Soap, but he wasn't. RIP to someone who is so recognizable, I placed him in one show too many.
     
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He and Cosby had great chemistry. Culp made a few appearances on "The Cosby Show" as one of Cliff Huxtable's old med-school buddies and they still had that great comic rhythm.
     
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