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Robert Prosky is a Actor American born on 13 december 1930 at Philadelphia (USA)

Robert Prosky

Robert Prosky
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Birth name Robert Joseph Porzuczek
Nationality USA
Birth 13 december 1930 at Philadelphia (USA)
Death 8 december 2008 (at 77 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Robert Prosky (December 13, 1930 – December 8, 2008) was an American actor and comedian.

Biography

In 1960, he married Ida Hove, who survived him, along with three sons, Stefan, John and Andrew Prosky. Andrew and John Prosky are also actors.

Best films

Outrageous Fortune (1987)
(Actor)
Broadcast News (1987)
(Actor)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
(Actor)
Dead Man Walking (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(3 films)
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(2 films)
John Hughes
John Hughes
(2 films)
Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(2 films)
Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robert Prosky (38 films)

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Actor

The Skeptic, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Timothy Daly, Zoe Saldana, Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Edward Herrmann, Robert Prosky
Roles Father Wymond
Rating57% 2.898912.898912.898912.898912.89891
A police officer responds to a 911 call that came from a large home, upon his investigation he comes across an old woman who had apparently died of fright, holding a set of rosary beads. Bryan Beckett (Tim Daly) is an overly analytical lawyer, whose lack of true emotion has caused a rift in his marriage. When he gets word that his old aunt had died, he assumes he inherits her home as a result of being her remaining kin. He makes it clear he does not believe in life after death, or many other superstitions and treats her death and funeral like everyday events. His friend and partner at the law firm Sully (Tom Arnold) has a seizure when they visit the home and warns Bryan not to enter the closet behind the cross. He recovers having no recollection of saying this. Wanting a separation from his wife to "scare her" into accepting his behavior, Bryan decides to spend a few weeks at his aunt's home, while he is there several strange occurrences are ignored by him that might hint at haunting behavior; a chest in the upstairs bedroom falls unaided, a large shrine is found in the closet behind a crucifix, and the house is filled with strange unexplained noises and glimpses of what appears to be a woman.
D-Tox
D-Tox (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Patrick, Polly Walker, Courtney B. Vance
Roles McKenzie
Rating53% 2.6513052.6513052.6513052.6513052.651305
FBI agent Jake Malloy is pursuing a serial killer who specializes in killing police officers. Malloy's former partner becomes one of the victims. While Malloy is at his partner's home, the murderer calls Malloy from Malloy's home while Mary, his girlfriend, is there. The killer tells Malloy that he pursued him four years before for a series of prostitute murders; he is holding a grudge and he's going to kill Mary. Malloy rushes home to find Mary dead. When the killer's hideout is found, Seattle police and the FBI blockade the area before Malloy arrives. Malloy pursues the killer only to find that he appears to have committed suicide.
Death to Smoochy, 1h49
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about television
Actors Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Melissa Di Marco
Roles the chairman of Kidnet
Rating63% 3.198773.198773.198773.198773.19877
"Rainbow Randolph" Smiley, a corrupt children's television host, is disgraced by an FBI sting for accepting bribes from parents who want to put their kids on his show. Randolph is replaced by the "squeaky clean" Sheldon Mopes and his character, Smoochy the Rhino. Mopes is uniquely sincere and thoroughly interested in providing quality child edutainment, and his show quickly becomes tremendously popular. Randolph finds himself unemployed and homeless, and turns to his former associate Marion "Frank" Stokes for help. Stokes refuses Randolph, telling him that he can't even be seen talking to him. In an effort to return to the spotlight, Randolph hatches several schemes to tarnish the reputation of Mopes in hopes of reclaiming his time slot.
Dudley Do-Right, 1h22
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Dyllan Christopher, Eric Idle, Corey Burton
Roles Inspector Fenwick
Rating39% 1.951651.951651.951651.951651.95165
The story begins with three children and a horse. These are young versions of Dudley Do-Right (Dyllan Christopher), Nell Fenwick (Ashley Yarman), Snidely Whiplash (Jeremy Bergman), and Horse. The three talk of their aspirations; Dudley believes he is destined to be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (Mountie) while Nell wishes to see the world. Snidely, however, wishes to be the "bad guy" and travel around the world.
The Lake
The Lake (1998)

Directed by David Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Linden Ashby, Haley Joel Osment, Susanna Thompson, Stanley Anderson, Caroline Lagerfelt
Roles Herb
Rating55% 2.7556752.7556752.7556752.7556752.755675
Jackie Ivers (Bleeth) is a Los Angeles nurse who returns home to the small town of San Vicente to find that her friends and family have taken on bizarrely different personalities. Jackie notices that everyone who goes into the town's lake come out different. As the movie progresses, Jackie first-handedly witnesses what is happening to everyone around her as she is kidnapped by aliens from a parallel world which is the duplicate to Earth but is now polluted and the ozone layer gone. In order to survive, the aliens intend to take over Earth the entrance to the duplicate Earth called the vortex, which are located in major bodies of water, ponds, and lakes.
Mad City
Mad City (1997)
, 1h54
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about television, Political films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Ted Levine, William Atherton
Roles Lou Potts
Rating61% 3.0996853.0996853.0996853.0996853.099685
After being sacked from his job at a museum, former security guard Sam Baily returns to the place with a shotgun and dynamite and takes his former boss Mrs. Banks and a number of children (at the museum on a school field trip) as hostages.
The Chamber, 1h53
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Lela Rochon, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry
Roles E. Garner Goodman
Rating59% 2.999842.999842.999842.999842.99984
Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather Sam Cayhall's (Hackman) only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall (O'Donnell) seeks to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two Jewish children 30 years ago. Only 28 days before Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi State Penitentiary which has held him since his conviction in 1980. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. "Hall" confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. "Cayhall" about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber.
Dead Man Walking, 2h2
Directed by Tim Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Margo Martindale, Robert Prosky, Lois Smith, Jack Black
Roles Hilton Barber
Rating74% 3.7494853.7494853.7494853.7494853.749485
Matthew Poncelet has been in prison for six years, awaiting his execution by lethal injection for killing a teenage couple. Poncelet, held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, committed the crimes with a man named Carl Vitello, who received life imprisonment. As the day of his execution comes closer, Poncelet asks Sister Helen, with whom he has corresponded, to help him with a final appeal.
The Scarlet Letter, 2h15
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Prosky, Roy Dotrice
Roles Horace Stonehall
Rating52% 2.6042852.6042852.6042852.6042852.604285
It is 1667 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and an uneasy truce exists between local Puritans and their neighbours, the Algonquian. Chief Metacomet (Eric Schweig) succeeds his father Massasoit as head of the latter just as a new colonist, Hester Prynne (Demi Moore) arrives overseas from England. As Hester waits for her husband - who is due to follow shortly after - she falls for a young minister, Arthur Dimmesdale (Gary Oldman). When it emerges that Roger Prynne has likely been killed by Native Americans, they become inseparable lovers.
Miracle on 34th Street, 1h54
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Santa Claus in film, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J. T. Walsh, Kathy Bates
Roles Judge Henry Harper, the city judge presiding over Kris' case. He has a grandson that he is seen with in the first scene of the film thinking Kris is Santa Claus.
Rating65% 3.251363.251363.251363.251363.25136
When Cole's Department Store's Santa Claus gets drunk before taking part in the Thanksgiving parade, Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins), Cole's director of special events, fires him and must find a replacement immediately. She spots an old man (Richard Attenborough) berating the inebriated Santa, and begs him to take over. He introduces himself as Kris Kringle. Kris does so well during the parade that he is immediately hired to be Cole's main Santa for the holiday period. All the children in New York begin to believe that he is the real Santa, with the exception of Dorey's six-year-old daughter Susan (Mara Wilson). Dorey's boyfriend, Bryan Bedford (Dylan McDermott), does his best to convince Susan to believe. While being babysat one night by Kris, Susan shares with him her Christmas wish, she would like a dad, a house (used every year for the Cole's catalogue photoshoot) and a baby brother. Kris asks if she would begin to believe in Santa if she got all those things. Susan agrees that she would.
Rudy
Rudy (1993)
, 1h56
Directed by David Anspaugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, American football films, Films about disabilities
Actors Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Vince Vaughn, Lili Taylor
Roles Father Cavanaugh
Rating75% 3.799213.799213.799213.799213.79921
Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger grows up in Joliet, Illinois dreaming of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame. Though he is achieving some success with his local high school team (Joliet Catholic), he lacks the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for a major intercollegiate program.
Mrs. Doubtfire, 2h5
Directed by Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Children's films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Robin Williams, Sally Field, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Pierce Brosnan
Roles Jonathan Lundy
Rating70% 3.500683.500683.500683.500683.50068
Daniel Hillard is a voice actor living in San Francisco, California. Daniel is doing voices for a cat and bird cartoon, and has objections to the bird smoking a cigarette. He says it teaches kids that it's cool to smoke and he will not do it. The producers tell him to either follow the script or lose his job. Daniel chooses to quit, and walks out.
Last Action Hero, 2h10
Directed by John McTiernan, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney
Roles Nick
Rating62% 3.1495153.1495153.1495153.1495153.149515
Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. To escape from his harsh reality, Danny often skips school to watch movies at the run-down Pandora movie theater, owned and managed by Danny's friend Nick. Nick receives the film reels for Jack Slater IV, the latest in one of Danny's favorite film series about the titular Los Angeles police detective and violent action hero, and offers to show it to Danny at a private screening just before the world premiere. To mark the occasion, Nick tears up a special ticket he received from Harry Houdini years ago, giving one half of the stub to Danny as a keepsake.
Hoffa
Hoffa (1992)
, 2h20
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Trucker films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Political films, Road movies, Gangster films
Actors Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J. T. Walsh, John C. Reilly, Frank Whaley
Roles Billy Flynn
Rating65% 3.2989153.2989153.2989153.2989153.298915
Jimmy Hoffa and Bobby Ciaro are impatiently waiting in the parking lot of a roadhouse diner on July 30,1975. Others are late for a meeting. Asked if he wants to leave, Hoffa gives Ciaro a scornful glance. The first flashback to 1935 then occurs: