Obituary: Jay Robinson

Actor Jay Robinson (b.1930) died on September 27. Robinson got his first break appearing in The Robe as Caligula and reprised the role the following year in Demetrius and the Gladiators. His career was sidetracking the the late 50s when he was arrested for heroin possession and served time in prison, where he discovered religion. Robinson was able to restart his career, with appearances on Star Trek, The Wild Wild West, and Bewitched. he continued to work, mostly in television, from the seventies through the nineties, including making several shows with the Kroffts. He played King Charles in the film The Sword and the Sorcerer and had the title role in the television series Dr. Shrinker.

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  1. Jeffrey Fisher — October 13, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Fondly recall Robinson sev genre-related films/TV series
    esp. Dr. Shrinker which was part of mid-70s Kroft Super Show, I think. He also appeard in Kolchak episode ‘Chopper”.

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