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R.G. Armstrong Net Worth

R.G. Armstrong Net Worth is
$1.3 Million

R.G. Armstrong Biography

A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating, R.G. headed to New York, where his acting career ...

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthApril 7, 1917, Pleasant Grove, Alabama, United States
DiedJuly 27, 2012, Studio City, California, United States
Place Of BirthBirmingham, Alabama, USA
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
ProfessionActor
SpouseMary Craven (m. 1993–2003), Susan Guthrie (m. 1973–1976), Ann Neale (m. 1952–1972)
ChildrenLaurie Nell Armstrong, Robbie Armstrong-Dunham, Wynn Armstrong, Betty Armstrong, Daryl Armstrong
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._G._Armstrong
TV ShowsT.H.E. Cat
Star SignAries


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was hunting buddy with high school classmate a.m. leonard. Their fathers also hunted together--in Birmingham in those days hunting was the only way to put meat on the table.
2Died 24 days after the death of his best friend, Andy Griffith.
3Attended Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in the mid-1950s.
4Armstrong was semi-retired from films, continuing to be active in off-Broadway theater, until retiring because of near-blindness.
5He won considerable acclaim for his role in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on stage. He also began writing his own plays, which were performed off-Broadway.
6Armstrong initially enrolled at Samford University. While there he became interested in acting, and transferred to the University of North Carolina. While there (along with classmate Andy Griffith) he began acting on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. Upon graduating he attended the Actors Studio.
7After meeting writer / director Sam Peckinpah on the set of his 1960 series The Westerner (1960), Armstrong became a regular in his films--playing an outspoken Christian fundamentalist in Ride the High Country (1962), with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea; a minister in Major Dundee (1965) with Charlton Heston in the title role; and a vicious deputy sheriff alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan (in a small role) in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973).
8Has four daughters - Robbie Armstrong-Dunham, Laurie Nell, Daryl Armstrong and Betty and one son - Wynn Armstrong.
9Profiled in "Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget", by Justin Humphreys (BearManor Media).
10Has a masters' degree in English from the University of North Carolina, and trained at the famed Actors Studio in New York.
11Frequently cast by director Warren Beatty.
12Was credited as R. K. Armstrong in the English-language version of My Name Is Nobody (1973) (My Name is Nobody).


Quotes

#Quote
1[on why he excelled at playing crazed backwoods preachers and religious zealots] I've always loved Walter Huston in Duel in the Sun (1946) as a preacher. I've always wanted to play some preachers like that 'cause my mother wanted me to be a preacher so bad, it broke her heart when I didn't. That wasn't my cup of tea. I had repressed a lot of things in me from my father's action and behavior towards his children. I didn't want to be a man like that, I didn't want to be violent, so I repressed it. When they started giving me these villains, I started drawing on that and I saw I had all the fury of hell and violence there, that I was really psychotic inside, because I could go into an instant rage or hostility. It was not acting, it was real. And they just kept giving these parts to me.
2I had to learn it the hard way. I studied with Lee Strasberg. Acting is not acting. It's being. If you have the kind of personality makeup where you can transform into being the character in that situation, it brings about authenticity. You get a feel of the situation, the line in a scene and where your hearts goes to in a scene and you always keep that in mind.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardFright-Fest
1999Golden BootGolden Boot Awards


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The F.B.I.1965-1967TV SeriesGeorge David Owens / Ed Cray / Sheriff Crowley
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesWilliam Payne
El Dorado1967Kevin MacDonald
The Virginian1963-1967TV SeriesFrederick Harley / Ben Winters
T.H.E. Cat1966-1967TV SeriesPolice Capt. McAllister / Captain McAllister
The Time Tunnel1966TV SeriesAlan Pinkerton
Bonanza1959-1966TV SeriesCol. Keith Jarrell / Nathan Clay / Andrew Holloway
Run for Your Life1965TV SeriesEdward Loomis
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesWallace Miles
The Fugitive1963-1965TV SeriesMarshall Matt Peters / Tully / Sheriff Bradley
Rawhide1959-1965TV SeriesSheriff John Keeley / Gantry Hobson / Burke / ...
Death Valley Days1963-1965TV SeriesBundage / Steve
Major Dundee1965Reverend Dahlstrom
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesJonathan Blaine
Calhoun: County Agent1964TV MovieZac Laird
He Rides Tall1964Joshua 'Josh' McCloud
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesSheriff Harder
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962-1963TV SeriesJohn Cooley / William Downey
Wide Country1963TV SeriesCharlie Devlin
It's a Man's World1963TV SeriesCoach Bergstrom
Laramie1960-1962TV SeriesVic Prescott / Marshal Al Dawson / Jud / ...
Perry Mason1958-1962TV SeriesJohn Gregory / Harry Bright / Matthew Bartlett
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesGeneral Kirby / John Muskie
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesR.V. Reagan
Surfside 61962TV SeriesPaul Wyatt
Ride the High Country1962Joshua Knudsen
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960-1962TV SeriesFred Riordan / Captain Bone
87th Precinct1962TV SeriesFranklin Phelps
Tales of Wells Fargo1962TV SeriesHanson
General Electric Theater1962TV SeriesJerry Boynton
The Twilight Zone1962TV SeriesContractor
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesUriah Foster
Everglades1961TV SeriesLuther Jacks
Great Ghost Tales1961TV Series
The Andy Griffith Show1961TV SeriesFarmer Flint
Bat Masterson1961TV SeriesMarshal William MacWilliams
Cheyenne1960-1961TV SeriesNathanael Grimm / Angus Emmett
The Tall Man1960TV SeriesNeal Bailey
Ten Who Dared1960Oramel Howland
The Westerner1960TV SeriesShell Davidson
The Fugitive Kind1960Sheriff Jordan Talbott
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesMike Haley
Maverick1959-1960TV SeriesWellington Cosgrove / Colonel Karl Bent
Riverboat1959TV SeriesRothgate
Wanted: Dead or Alive1959TV SeriesAsa Wynter
The DuPont Show of the Month1959TV Series
The Texan1958-1959TV SeriesBig Sam Aldridge / Cliff Clifford
Lawman1959TV SeriesMajor Ben Rogers / Gabe Dallas
Sugarfoot1958-1959TV SeriesLou Stoner / Clay Calhoun
U.S. Marshal1959TV SeriesLink Thompson
No Name on the Bullet1959Asa Canfield
Black Saddle1959TV SeriesBen Dawes
Zane Grey Theater1958TV SeriesSheriff Les Houghton / Sheriff Fred Tomlinson
Bronco1958TV SeriesReverend Hardin
The Rifleman1958TV SeriesSheriff Fred Tomlinson
The Californians1958TV SeriesMalone
Never Love a Stranger1958Flix
Have Gun - Will Travel1958TV SeriesMayor S. J. Lovett / Marshall Tom Jaffey
From Hell to Texas1958Hunter Boyd
Jefferson Drum1958TV SeriesKreiger
A Face in the Crowd1957TV Prompter Operator (uncredited)
Baby Doll1956Townsman Sid (voice, uncredited)
West Point1956TV SeriesFootball Coach
Garden of Eden1954J. Randolph Latimore
The Waking2001Edward Sloan
Purgatory1999TV MovieCoachman
Millennium1997-1998TV SeriesThe Old Man
The Man in the Iron Mask1998/IIOld Farmer
Good Guys Bad Guys1997TV SeriesClergyman
Invasion of Privacy1996Sam Logan - Storekeeper
Don't Look Back1996TV MovieIsaiah Parish
Cybill1995TV SeriesStitch Sullivan
Payback1995Mac
Walker, Texas Ranger1994TV SeriesFrank Dodge
Dead Center1993Art Fencer
Warlock: The Armageddon1993Franks
L.A. Law1992-1993TV SeriesFrank Osgood
Quantum Leap1991TV SeriesDavison
Silk Stalkings1991TV SeriesMr. Cameron
Metallica: Enter Sandman1991Video shortOld Man (uncredited)
Dick Tracy1990Pruneface
Trapper County War1989Pop Luddigger
Matlock1989TV SeriesSheriff Dalton Parks
Ghetto Blaster1989Curtis
War and Remembrance1988-1989TV Mini-SeriesGen. 'Moose' Fitzgerald
Beauty and the Beast1989TV SeriesStanley Kazmarek
Friday the 13th: The Series1987-1989TV SeriesLewis Vendredi
Bulletproof1988Miles Blackburn
Werewolf1987TV SeriesDawson
Predator1987Gen. Phillips
Independence1987TV MovieUriah Creed
LBJ: The Early Years1987TV MovieSamuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Jocks1986Coach Bettlebom
Red Headed Stranger1986Sheriff Reese Scoby - Driscoll, Montana
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieRusty West
The Best of Times1986Schutte
Trapper John, M.D.1981-1985TV SeriesGeorge / Repairman / Telephone Repairman / ...
Matt Houston1984TV SeriesBert
Children of the Corn1984Diehl
Lone Wolf McQuade1983T. Tyler
The Dukes of Hazzard1979-1983TV SeriesCalloway / Tom Pryor
Dynasty1982TV SeriesAlfred Grimes
The Shadow Riders1982TV MovieSheriff Miles Gillette
Hammett1982Lt. O'Mara
The Beast Within1982Doc Schoonmaker
Darkroom1981TV SeriesSheriff Dodson
Reds1981Government Agent
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper1981Dempsey
Raggedy Man1981Rigby
Evilspeak1981Sarge
Stockers1981TV MovieMr. Fisk
Where the Buffalo Roam1980Judge Simpson
Skag1980TV SeriesZanski
Visions1980TV Series
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesSebastian Craig
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang1979TV MovieLeland Stanford
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesCapt. Hawks
Steel1979Kellin
Salvage 11979TV SeriesSheriff
Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider1979Al Barber
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff1979Mr. Hemmings
The Legend of the Golden Gun1979TV MovieJudge Harrison Harding
Dear Detective1979TV Series
Vega$1979TV SeriesWellman
The Time Machine1978TV MovieGen. Harris
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell1978TV MovieDunworth
Heaven Can Wait1978General Manager
Texas Detour1978Sheriff Burt
The Pack1977Cobb
Baretta1977TV SeriesFayso
The Car1977Amos
Mr. Billion1977Sheriff T.C. Bishop
Starsky and Hutch1977TV Series'Dad' Watson
Tales of the Unexpected1977TV Mini-Series
Switch1976TV SeriesDetective Wills
Kingston: Confidential1976TV SeriesFather Reardon
Dixie Dynamite1976Charlie White - Bank President
Stay Hungry1976Thor Erickson
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesStan Buffo
Movin' On1976TV SeriesSam Jellico
Mean Johnny Barrows1976Richard
White Line Fever1975Prosecutor
Race with the Devil1975Sheriff Taylor
Boss Nigger1975Mayor Griffin
Police Story1974TV SeriesElwood Fraser
Reflections of Murder1974TV MovieMr. Turner
The Manhunter1974TV SeriesSheriff Mosley
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesSheriff Farraday
Manhunter1974TV MovieHenry Stratemeyer
Marcus Welby, M.D.1974TV SeriesGrandee MacAllister
Cotter1973
My Name Is Nobody1973Honest John (as R.K. Armstrong)
Cannon1971-1973TV SeriesBanner / Sheriff
Running Wild1973Bull
White Lightning1973Big Bear
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid1973Ollinger
Gentle Savage1973Rupert Beeker - Owner of 'Beeker's Bar'
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesJack Preston
Hec Ramsey1972TV SeriesBen Ritt
The Legend of Hillbilly John1972Bristowe
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid1972Clell Miller
The Final Comedown1972Mr. Freeman
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1959-1972TV SeriesSquire Fisk / Billy Soto / Jack O'Neal
Justin Morgan Had a Horse1972Squire Fisk
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesMax
J W Coop1971Jim Sawyer
Hawaii Five-O1969-1970TV SeriesWarden / Capt. Wade
The Great White Hope1970Cap'n Dan
The High Chaparral1970TV SeriesEd Henderson
The McMasters1970Watson
Angels Die Hard1970Mel
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970Quittner
Tiger by the Tail1970Ben Holmes
80 Steps to Jonah1969Mackray
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1969TV Series
Here Come the Brides1969TV SeriesLijah
Lancer1968TV SeriesGant Foley
The Doris Day Show1968TV SeriesHenry R. Pritchart
The Invaders1967-1968TV SeriesPolice Capt. Bill Battersea / Gus Flagg
Daniel Boone1967-1968TV SeriesJoseph Garth / Jarvis
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967TV SeriesCollin Atwood
Gunsmoke1961-1967TV SeriesCarl Anderson / Argonaut Moonercan / Jud Briar / ...
The Felony Squad1967TV SeriesArnie Kale

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major Dundee1965performer: "Shall We Gather at the River?" - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dick Tracy Special2010TV Movie special thanks
The Hottest State2006thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Favorite Film2014DocumentaryHimself
Passion & Poetry: The Early Sam2010Video shortHimself
Passion & Poetry: Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs2007Video documentary shortHimself
Passion & Poetry: Major Dundee2005Video shortHimself
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah2005DocumentaryHimself
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right1996DocumentaryHimself
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade'1983TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentaryAmos
Sam Peckinpah: Portrait2006Himself
Go West, Young Man!2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Gunfighters of the Old West1992Video documentaryMiller (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1968TV SeriesOramel Howland

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