Jay Robinson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jay Robinson (born April 14, 1930) is an American actor specialising in character roles. He was born in New York City, New York. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jay Robinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Winona Ryder  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Keanu Reeves

When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Winona Ryder  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Keanu Reeves

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Gene Wilder  •  John Carradine  •  Lou Jacobi

A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Gene Wilder  •  John Carradine  •  Lou Jacobi

Partners (1982)

Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Burrows
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  John Hurt  •  Kenneth McMillan  •  Robyn Douglass

Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Burrows
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  John Hurt  •  Kenneth McMillan  •  Robyn Douglass

Shampoo (1975)

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer's plans to conquer the land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Pyun
CAST:  Lee Horsley  •  Richard Lynch  •  Kathleen Beller  •  Simon MacCorkindale

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer's plans to conquer the land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Pyun
CAST:  Lee Horsley  •  Richard Lynch  •  Kathleen Beller  •  Simon MacCorkindale

The Virgin Queen (1955)

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Susan Hayward  •  Michael Rennie  •  Debra Paget

The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Susan Hayward  •  Michael Rennie  •  Debra Paget

Three the Hard Way (1974)

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks Jr.
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Fred Williamson  •  Jim Kelly  •  Sheila Frazier

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks Jr.
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Fred Williamson  •  Jim Kelly  •  Sheila Frazier

The Wild Party (1956)

An ex-football brute (Anthony Quinn) and his beatnik gang take a rich girl (Carol Ohmart) and her boyfriend hostage (Arthur Franz) at a jazz joint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Horner
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Carol Ohmart  •  Arthur Franz  •  Jay Robinson

An ex-football brute (Anthony Quinn) and his beatnik gang take a rich girl (Carol Ohmart) and her boyfriend hostage (Arthur Franz) at a jazz joint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Horner
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Carol Ohmart  •  Arthur Franz  •  Jay Robinson

Dying to Remember (1993)

A woman goes to a psychiatrist because she is plagued by recurring nightmares. The psychiatrist tells her that she was involved in a murder in San Francisco in a past life, and the nightmares are related to that crime. She enlists the help of two San Francisco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Scott Plank  •  Christopher Stone  •  Jay Robinson

A woman goes to a psychiatrist because she is plagued by recurring nightmares. The psychiatrist tells her that she was involved in a murder in San Francisco in a past life, and the nightmares are related to that crime. She enlists the help of two San Francisco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Scott Plank  •  Christopher Stone  •  Jay Robinson

Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1980)

When the astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are captured in a fishing village that employs human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the 'gods of the sea,' or what the men call sharks. Escaping from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McDougall  •  John Meredyth Lucas
CAST:  Ron Harper  •  James Naughton  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

When the astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are captured in a fishing village that employs human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the 'gods of the sea,' or what the men call sharks. Escaping from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McDougall  •  John Meredyth Lucas
CAST:  Ron Harper  •  James Naughton  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

Othello (1981)

Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin Melton
CAST:  William Marshall  •  Ron Moody  •  Jenny Agutter  •  DeVeren Bookwalter

Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin Melton
CAST:  William Marshall  •  Ron Moody  •  Jenny Agutter  •  DeVeren Bookwalter

Skeeter (1993)

As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Brandon
CAST:  Tracy Griffith  •  Jim Youngs  •  Charles Napier  •  William Sanderson

As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Brandon
CAST:  Tracy Griffith  •  Jim Youngs  •  Charles Napier  •  William Sanderson

Tell Me In The Sunlight (1965)

A sailor and a stripper fall in love on the beaches of Nassau in this romance. Unfortunately, the exotic dancer already has a lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Cochran
CAST:  Steve Cochran  •  Shary Marshall  •  Jay Robinson  •  Dave Bondu

A sailor and a stripper fall in love on the beaches of Nassau in this romance. Unfortunately, the exotic dancer already has a lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Cochran
CAST:  Steve Cochran  •  Shary Marshall  •  Jay Robinson  •  Dave Bondu

Ghost Ship (1992)

The Goonies have got nothing on these adventure seeking kids! When a group of teens stumble across a mysterious treasure map, the search is on to find a lost pirate ship that's filled with treasure. Though they soon discover a secret desert tunnel that will lead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James T. Flocker
CAST:  Matthew Boston  •  Ryan Cash  •  Byron Mann  •  Art Hoffman

The Goonies have got nothing on these adventure seeking kids! When a group of teens stumble across a mysterious treasure map, the search is on to find a lost pirate ship that's filled with treasure. Though they soon discover a secret desert tunnel that will lead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James T. Flocker
CAST:  Matthew Boston  •  Ryan Cash  •  Byron Mann  •  Art Hoffman

The Bible According to Hollywood (1994)

Filmmaker Phillip Dye's documentary explores the many biblical adaptations Hollywood has produced throughout the years, including The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Ben Hur, The Bible ... In the Beginning and many more titles. With iconic clips, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Dye
CAST:  John MacElwayne  •  Charlton Heston  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Virginia Mayo

Filmmaker Phillip Dye's documentary explores the many biblical adaptations Hollywood has produced throughout the years, including The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Ben Hur, The Bible ... In the Beginning and many more titles. With iconic clips, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Dye
CAST:  John MacElwayne  •  Charlton Heston  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Virginia Mayo

Macbeth (1981)

An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Jeremy Brett  •  Piper Laurie  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Richard Alfieri

An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Jeremy Brett  •  Piper Laurie  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Richard Alfieri

The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

In this send-up of the Humphrey Bogart detective films of the 1940s, a man idolizes Bogart so much that he has his features altered to look exactly like him and then opens up a detective agency under the name Sam Marlow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Robert Sacchi  •  Franco Nero  •  Michelle Phillips  •  Olivia Hussey

In this send-up of the Humphrey Bogart detective films of the 1940s, a man idolizes Bogart so much that he has his features altered to look exactly like him and then opens up a detective agency under the name Sam Marlow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Robert Sacchi  •  Franco Nero  •  Michelle Phillips  •  Olivia Hussey

Transylvania Twist (1989)

The nephew of a librarian must go collect a 200 year old book, "The Book of Ulthar." that should have never been checked out by the Evil Count Orlock cause one of the spells in it could bring about the end of the world. During his trip to the castle, he meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Wynorski
CAST:  Robert Vaughn  •  Teri Copley  •  Steve Altman  •  Ace Mask

The nephew of a librarian must go collect a 200 year old book, "The Book of Ulthar." that should have never been checked out by the Evil Count Orlock cause one of the spells in it could bring about the end of the world. During his trip to the castle, he meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Wynorski
CAST:  Robert Vaughn  •  Teri Copley  •  Steve Altman  •  Ace Mask
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