Person Details

Birthday: 1919-01-13 20:24:51

Death: 2003-05-14 20:24:51

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 40

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Robert Langford Modini Stack was a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 films, he also appeared on the television series The Untouchables and later served as the host of Unsolved Mysteries. Born in Los Angeles, California, Stack spent his early childhood growing up in Europe.  Becoming fluent in French and Italian at an early age, and he did not learn English until returning to Los Angeles.  Stack achieved minor fame in sporting, winning multiple championships including setting two world records and winning multiple honors in skeet shooting Stack studied drama at Bridgewater State College, earning his first hollywood role at the age of 20 and continuing to star in numerous roles throughout the early 1940s. After serving in the military, Stack returned to Hollywood to star in numerous films including stand out roles in The High and the Mighty (opposite John Wayne) and Written on the Wind (1957), for which he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Stack later moved on to televised dramatic series, depicting the crime-fighting Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1959–1963), which earned him a best actor Emmy Award in 1960. Stack also starred in multiple drama series, before returning to film, this time in comedies to satirize his famed stoic and humorless demeanor. He began hosting Unsolved Mysteries in 1987, and served as the show's host throughout it's entire original run from 1987 to 2002.

Most Famous Work

Hercules
Average
6

Hercules

(1998) Bob (voice)
The Transformers: The Movie
Average
7

The Transformers: The Movie

(1986) Ultra Magnus
Uncommon Valor
Average
6

Uncommon Valor

(1983) MacGregor
Is Paris Burning?
Average
7

Is Paris Burning?

(1966) General Sibert
Written on the Wind
Average
7

Written on the Wind

(1956) Kyle Hadley
Tony Awards
Average
6

Tony Awards

(1956) Award Accepter
Unsolved Mysteries
Average
8

Unsolved Mysteries

(1987) Host
The Name of the Game
Average
7

The Name of the Game

(1968) Dan Farrell

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2004 Host
2001 Self
The Gooch
Superintendent (voice)
Stoat Muldoon (voice)
1999 Himself
Sumner Ethridge
1998 Bob (voice)
Robert Stack
1996 ATF Agent Flemming (voice)
1990 N/A
Dr. Ellison
1989 Louis Faciano
1988 Chandler Young
Mr. Gardner
1987 Jordan White
Host
1986 Ultra Magnus
Winslow
1985 N/A
1984 N/A
N/A
General Stark
1983 MacGregor
1982 N/A
1981 N/A
N/A
1980 Rex Kramer
1979 Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
Himself
1978 N/A
1976 Captain Linc Evers
1975 Captain Larkin
Capt. James Morgan
1974 Michael Rhodes
1973 N/A
1971 Self (archive footage)
1970 N/A
1968 Dan Farrell
Mark McPherson
1967 Jim Beckley
Cliff Wilder
1966 General Sibert
1965 N/A
1963 Dr. Donovan MacLeod
1962 N/A
Self
1960 Cliff Henderson
1959 Eliot Ness
John Paul Jones
Eliot Ness
1958 William 'Bill' Beck
1957 Jerry Cook
Roger Shumann
1956 Kyle Hadley
Owen Pentecost
Award Accepter
1955 Dr Tom Baker
Mark Macpherson
N/A
Eddie Kenner
1954 John Sullivan
Captain Charles Wogan
1953 Col. Gil Manton
Maj. Tom Burke
Lt. Billings
Himself
1952 N/A
Bob Hayward
1951 N/A
Patrick O´Moore
John Regan
1950 Jeff Blake
N/A
1949 N/A
1948 Capt. Stuart L. Hamilton
Nickey Van Alen
Stephen Andrews
1943 Himself
1942 Bob - Factory worker
Barry Conovan
Chuck S. Brewer
Lieut. Stanislav Sobinski
1941 Jim Holliday
Don Webb
1940 Bob Terry
Otto Von Rohn
1939 Ted Drake
Eliot Ness
Year Character Movie/Tv

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