Robert Urich

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American actor. He played the starring role in the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988) and Vega$ (1978–1981). He also appeared in other television series over the years including: S.W.A.T. (1975), Soap (1977), and The Lazarus Man (1996), as well as in several feature films including Turk 182!, The Ice Pirates, and Magnum Force. Urich died in 2002 in Thousand Oaks, California. The actor announced in 1996 that he was suffering from synovial cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks the body's joints, for which he underwent several treatments during the last years of his life. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Urich, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Magnum Force (1973)

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Mitchell Ryan  •  David Soul

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Mitchell Ryan  •  David Soul

Turk 182! (1985)

After New York City firefighter Terry Lynch is unable to receive any compensation for an injury incurred during the off-duty rescue of a young girl, he grows suicidal. Furious, his brother Jimmy attempts to have Mayor Tyler intervene, but the corrupt politician ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Robert Urich  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Robert Culp

After New York City firefighter Terry Lynch is unable to receive any compensation for an injury incurred during the off-duty rescue of a young girl, he grows suicidal. Furious, his brother Jimmy attempts to have Mayor Tyler intervene, but the corrupt politician ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Robert Urich  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Robert Culp

Killdozer (1974)

Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island during WWII encounter an ancient meteor. Then they are terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Clint Walker  •  Carl Betz  •  Neville Brand  •  James Wainwright

Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island during WWII encounter an ancient meteor. Then they are terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Clint Walker  •  Carl Betz  •  Neville Brand  •  James Wainwright

The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996)

When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of "the most powerful man in the world" - President Hoover. En route to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Diana Scarwid  •  Robert Urich  •  Tegan Moss  •  Brittney Irvin

When an unemployed Detroit man is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, his three children are determined to get him out of jail in time for Christmas and they decide to enlist the help of "the most powerful man in the world" - President Hoover. En route to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Diana Scarwid  •  Robert Urich  •  Tegan Moss  •  Brittney Irvin

Captains Courageous (1996)

Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Kenny Vadas  •  Kaj-Erik Eriksen  •  Duncan Fraser

Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Kenny Vadas  •  Kaj-Erik Eriksen  •  Duncan Fraser

Scandal Sheet (1985)

The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pamela Reed  •  Robert Urich

The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pamela Reed  •  Robert Urich

A Perfect Stranger (1994)

A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Stacy Haiduk  •  Darren McGavin  •  Susan Sullivan

A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Stacy Haiduk  •  Darren McGavin  •  Susan Sullivan

She Knows Too Much (1989)

In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Meredith Baxter  •  Robert Urich  •  John Bennett Perry

In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Meredith Baxter  •  Robert Urich  •  John Bennett Perry

Survive the Savage Sea (1992)

After their 43-foot schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spend 37 days adrift in the Pacific with no maps, compass, or navigational instruments.They use every survival technique they can as they battle 20-foot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin James Dobson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Ali MacGraw  •  Danielle von Zerneck  •  David Franklin

After their 43-foot schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spend 37 days adrift in the Pacific with no maps, compass, or navigational instruments.They use every survival technique they can as they battle 20-foot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin James Dobson
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Ali MacGraw  •  Danielle von Zerneck  •  David Franklin

When She Was Bad... (1979)

Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter H. Hunt
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Robert Urich  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Dabney Coleman

Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter H. Hunt
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Robert Urich  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Dabney Coleman

Young Again (1986)

Michael Riley whishes to be 17 again and which comes true. He goes back to the high school where he fell in love with Laura and still be in love with her. Mick is very happy and excited to be 17 again, he finds Laura who is a widow having 2 children and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Jessica Steen

Michael Riley whishes to be 17 again and which comes true. He goes back to the high school where he fell in love with Laura and still be in love with her. Mick is very happy and excited to be 17 again, he finds Laura who is a widow having 2 children and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Jessica Steen

Final Run (1999)

The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per minute. With heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni  •  Henry M. Lebo
CAST:  Patricia Kalember  •  Joel Palmer  •  John de Lancie  •  Scott Vickaryous

The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per minute. With heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni  •  Henry M. Lebo
CAST:  Patricia Kalember  •  Joel Palmer  •  John de Lancie  •  Scott Vickaryous

Final Descent (1997)

An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Annette O'Toole  •  John de Lancie  •  Jim Byrnes

An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Annette O'Toole  •  John de Lancie  •  Jim Byrnes

Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (1994)

When Spenser (Robert Urich), his psychologist girlfriend, Susan Silverman (Barbara Williams), and his right-hand man, Hawk (Avery Brooks), investigate a brutal murder in a quaint New England town, they discover plenty of illegal activity and cocaine. This 1994 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Sarin
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Barbara Williams  •  Maurice Dean Wint

When Spenser (Robert Urich), his psychologist girlfriend, Susan Silverman (Barbara Williams), and his right-hand man, Hawk (Avery Brooks), investigate a brutal murder in a quaint New England town, they discover plenty of illegal activity and cocaine. This 1994 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Sarin
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Barbara Williams  •  Maurice Dean Wint

Invitation to Hell (1984)

Family man Matt Winslow accepts a new job in Silicon Valley and quickly finds that his associates are obsessed with a mysterious local country club whose manager, Jessica Jones, holds sway over the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Susan Lucci  •  Anne Marie McEvoy

Family man Matt Winslow accepts a new job in Silicon Valley and quickly finds that his associates are obsessed with a mysterious local country club whose manager, Jessica Jones, holds sway over the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Susan Lucci  •  Anne Marie McEvoy

Night of the Wolf (2002)

Claire and her teenaged son, Jesse, along with their friend and ranch foreman Purly Owens, work the cattle ranch that Claire once shared with her husband who was killed in a ranching accident. As the over-protective Claire contemplates selling the ranch, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Cass Sr.
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Robert Urich  •  Michael Shamus Wiles  •  Peter Dobson

Claire and her teenaged son, Jesse, along with their friend and ranch foreman Purly Owens, work the cattle ranch that Claire once shared with her husband who was killed in a ranching accident. As the over-protective Claire contemplates selling the ranch, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Cass Sr.
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Robert Urich  •  Michael Shamus Wiles  •  Peter Dobson

Spenser: A Savage Place (1995)

Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie company  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Cynthia Dale  •  Wendy Crewson

Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie company  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Cynthia Dale  •  Wendy Crewson

Spenser: The Judas Goat (1994)

Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston Boyko by some racist terrorist named Paul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Geordie Johnson

Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston Boyko by some racist terrorist named Paul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Geordie Johnson

83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990)

A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Robert Urich  •  Paul Winfield  •  Elizabeth Gracen

A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Robert Urich  •  Paul Winfield  •  Elizabeth Gracen

Blind Man's Bluff (1992)

A blind professor is accused by the police of killing his neighbor and must clear his name by finding the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Quinn
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Lisa Eilbacher  •  Ron Perlman

A blind professor is accused by the police of killing his neighbor and must clear his name by finding the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Quinn
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Lisa Eilbacher  •  Ron Perlman
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