Celebrity Interview: Robert Colbert
WROM Radio wants to thank Mr Colbert for being on the Ed Robertson’s show. We have enjoyed him in many shows over the years. Awesome Actor.
Robert Colbert (born July 26, 1931, in Long Beach, California) is an American actor most noted for his leading role portraying Dr. Doug Phillips on the TV series The Time Tunnel and his two appearances as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick in Maverick. In 1961, forced by the studio to dress exactly as lookalike James Garner had in Garner’s earlier role of Bret Maverick. Thinking of the inevitable comparisons to Garner that were bound to ensue, Colbert famously said to his bosses, “Put me in a dress and call me Brenda, but don’t do this to me!” Colbert also appeared as the character Stuart Brooks on the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1973 to 1983 in which his young son-in-law – Snapper Foster, was played by a then unknown David Hasselhoff.
In 1981, Colbert and Robert Culp were suggested by CBS as possible replacements for Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing, after Hagman decided to hold out for more money (like his friend Carroll O’Connor had successfully done in 1974). Colbert was married to dancer/songwriter Dotty Harmony in 1961 for 15 years (Harmony wrote for Metric Music with Sharon Sheeley and had songs recorded by Rick Nelson). They have two children Cami and Clay. Cami is married to film maker Jon Freeman (Flesh Wound Films) who produces the highly successful Crusty Demon series of DVDs. Today Robert Colbert is ‘retired’ though he still makes occasional cameo appearances, takes part in Science Fiction conventions all across America, and enjoys Celebrity Golf Tournaments for fund raising events.