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Birth name Granville Whitelaw PineNationality USABirth 10 july 1941
(78 years) at New York City (USA
Robert Pine (born July 10, 1941) is an American actor who is best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the hit NBC television series CHiPs (1977–83).
Pine was born Granville Whitelaw Pine in Scarsdale, New York, the son of Virginia (née Whitelaw) and Granville Martin Pine, a patent attorney. He is married to Gwynne Gilford, who made a couple of appearances on CHiPs as the wife of Sgt. Joe Getraer and had two children, Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Katie Pine.
Pine starred on the soap operas Days of our Lives as Walker Coleman and had guest appearances in many TV shows, including CBS' Gunsmoke, Lost in Space, The Wild Wild West, Barnaby Jones, and Lou Grant. He also appeared on NBC's Knight Rider. On CBS' Magnum, P.I., he appeared as Thomas Magnum's father in a flashback episode. In the late 1980s, Pine guest-starred as Peter Morris, Zack's father, in an episode of Good Morning, Miss Bliss. (The character was subsequently renamed Derek Morris, when John Sanderford took over the role; the show itself, by then, was retitled Saved By the Bell.) For Star Trek: Voyager, he guest starred as an Akritirian Ambassador named Liria in the Season 3 episode The Chute. For Star Trek: Enterprise, he guest-starred as Vulcan Captain Tavin in the Season 1 episode "Fusion". Among his other credits are Six Feet Under, Beverly Hills 90210, and Match Game.
In early 1990s, Pine showed his range by portraying two memorable villains: for California Dreams, he played a wealthy racist who sabotages his daughter's friendship with drummer Tony (William James Jones). For the CBS Schoolbreak Special "Big Boys Don't Cry," he played a pedophile who molests his two nephews (one, a high-school wrestler whose teammates include Mario Lopez of Saved By the Bell fame). In January 1994, Pine guest-starred as Bart Tupelo on CBS' Harts of the West comedy/western starring Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. He reprised his role as Joe Getraer in the 1998 TNT TV movie CHiPs '99. His character was now the CHP commissioner.