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Bobs Watson (I) (1930–1999)

Born in Los Angeles almost a year after the start of Great Depression. Bob (whose nickname 'Bobs' was given to him by his father, and for legal and professional reasons he adopted professionally) is from a family of 9 siblings; 6 boys and 3 girls. He made his first on-screen appearance as a (literal) babe in arms in Life Begins (1932). Watson ... See full bio »

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Clerk in Newspaper Classified Ad Department
In Old Chicago Bob O'Leary as a Boy
Kentucky Peter Goodwin - 1861
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 1993 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives (TV Movie)
Judge Ezra Frank
 1978-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Pete Trumbull / Foreign Editor / News Editor / ...
- Hometown (1981) ... Pete Trumbull
- Libel (1980) ... Foreign Editor
- Prisoner (1978) ... News Editor
- Scandal (1978) ... Lind
 1977 Grand Theft Auto
Minister (as Rev. Bobs Watson)
 1970 Mrs. Stone's Thing
 1967 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Police Officer Bailey
- The Not-Cold-Enough War (1967) ... Police Officer Bailey
 1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
- The Day the Play Got Away (1967) ... Howard
 1964-1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Harry Hogan / Fred Penrod
- Delovely and Scruggs (1967) ... Harry Hogan
- Foggy Mountain Soap (1966) ... Harry Hogan
- Son of Lafe Returns (1964) ... Fred Penrod
- Lafe Returns (1964) ... Fred Penrod
 1967 First to Fight
Sgt. Maypole
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Bell Hop
- His Honor (1967) ... Bell Hop
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Defector: Part 2 (1966) ... Walsh
- The Defector: Part 1 (1966) ... Walsh
 1965 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Bernie Stern
- Never Put It in Writing (1965) ... Bernie Stern
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Harry Dawson
- 'Twas the Week Before Christmas (1963) ... Harry Dawson
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Milt Plummer
- Nightmare at Northoak (1963) ... Milt Plummer
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk / Clerk / Matt Lewis
- It Takes a Big Man (1963) ... Clerk
- A Distant Fury (1963) ... Matt Lewis
- The Golden Door (1963) ... Hotel Clerk
- Vengeance Is the Spur (1963) ... Hotel Clerk
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
- Birthday Boy (1963) ... Ollie
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Man at Dining Room Table
- No Time Like the Past (1963) ... Man at Dining Room Table (uncredited)
 1963 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
- Lucy Becomes a Reporter (1963) ... Calvin
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Jury (1962) ... Junior
 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Clerk in Newspaper Classified Ad Department
 1962 Saintly Sinners
Attendant (uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
- O'Toole and Son (1961) ... Sidney
- Farewell to Dora (1961) ... Sidney
- Gift for Grandma (1961) ... Sidney
- The Texas Tycoon (1961) ... Sidney
- Dora's Vacation (1961) ... Sidney
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Phone Man
- Crossed Wires (1961) ... Phone Man
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Popcorn Peddler / Mousie / Butcher Boy
- Ginny (1961) ... Popcorn Peddler
- The Payoff (1959) ... Mousie (uncredited)
- The Cutie Jaffe Story (1959) ... Butcher Boy
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series)
- Pork Chops and Apple Sauce (1959) ... Waiter
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
A / 1c Gotch
- The Search (1959) ... A / 1c Gotch
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Smoke Jumpers (1956) ... Farnum
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Rodger Bissel
- Your Witness (1955) ... Rodger Bissel
 1943 Hi, Buddy
Tim Martin
 1941 Hit the Road
 1941 Scattergood Pulls the Strings
Jimmy Jordan
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Pee Wee
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Tommy, the Crippled Child
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud
 1940 Wyoming
Jimmy Kincaid
 1939 Blackmail
 1939 On Borrowed Time
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Tommy Benson (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
Harry Cole
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
George Sanders
 1938 Kentucky
Peter Goodwin - 1861
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Pee Wee
 1938 Go Chase Yourself
Junior (uncredited)
 1938 In Old Chicago
Bob O'Leary as a Boy
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short)
Boy (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1937 It Happened in Hollywood
Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Maypole Singer (uncredited)
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Boy (uncredited)
 1937 She's Dangerous
Small Boy
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Audience Member
 1936 Libeled Lady
Waif (uncredited)
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Fisherman's Son (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Willie Thomas (uncredited)
 1935 Two Fisted
Eddie - Jimmy's Boxing Partner (uncredited)
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Meriwhether Son (uncredited)
 1932 Life Begins
Edgar, Harry's Son (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rev. Bobs Watson

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Personal Quote:

On what prompted him to enter the ministry: "No matter how pleased I was with my career or my family, I kept hearing, 'Isn't there something more you could be doing with your life?' I was thirty-two years old when I made the decision, hardly the ideal age to enter the ministry, but that's what I did." See more »


'Bobs' is his real nickname, given by his father to distinguish him from another actor named 'Bob Watson'. See more »


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