Lawrence Dobkin Net Worth

Lawrence Dobkin was born on September 16, 1919 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Actor, Director, Writer. Lawrence Dobkin was born on September 16, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Patton (1970), Mike Hammer (1958) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Anne Collings, Joanna Barnes and Frances Hope Walker. He died on October 28, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Who is it? Actor, Director, Writer
Birth Day September 16, 1919
Birth Place  New York City, New York, United States
Age 101 YEARS OLD
Died On October 28, 2002(2002-10-28) (aged 83)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign Libra
Cause of death Cardiovascular disease
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Television actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1946–2001
Spouse(s) Anne Collings (1970-2002) (his death) 3 children Joanna Barnes (1962-1967) (divorced)
Children 1 child

💰 Net worth: Under Review

Biography/Timeline

1946

Dobkin began a prolific career in television in 1946, having worked as an actor, narrator and Director. In 1953, he guest-starred on Alan Hale, Jr.'s short-lived CBS espionage series set in the Cold War, Biff Baker, U.S.A.. He was cast in an episode of the early syndicated series The Silent Service, based on true stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy. He appeared also in the religion anthology series, Crossroads, based on experiences of American clergymen, and later on the ABC religion drama, Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly.

1947

His other radio work included Escape (1947–1954), Gunsmoke (1952–1961), Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (1956–1960), and the anthology series Lux Radio Theater. "The few of us who are left," Dobkin said of his radio days not long before he died, "keep telling each other that we never had it so good."

1949

Dobkin's notable supporting film roles include Twelve O'Clock High (1949), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Julius Caesar (1953), The Ten Commandments (1956), The Defiant Ones (1958), Johnny Yuma (1966) and Patton (1970). He had a cameo appearance in the 1954 sci-fi thriller Them. In an uncredited performance in Alfred Hitchcock's North by North West, Dobkin has a memorable line as an intelligence official who remarks on the plight of the hapless protagonist, on the run for murder after being mistaken for a person who doesn't exist: "It's so horribly sad. Why is it I feel like laughing?"

1950

A former child actor, Dobkin began working in radio to pay for his studies at the Yale University School of Drama. He understudied on Broadway before serving with a radio propaganda unit of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. When he returned to network radio he was one of five actors who played the detective Ellery Queen in The Adventures of Ellery Queen. In The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe (1950–1951), Dobkin played detective Archie Goodwin opposite Sydney Greenstreet's Nero Wolfe.

1951

While playing Louie, The Saint's cab-driving sidekick on NBC Radio in 1951, he was asked to step into the lead role of Simon Templar to replace Tom Conway for a single episode — making Dobkin one of the few actors to portray Leslie Charteris' literary creation.

1957

In 1957, Dobkin appeared in the third episode of the first season of the TV western “Have Gun, Will Travel”, entitled “The Great Mohave Chase”, as the owner of water rights in the small western town of Mohave .

1958

In a May 1958 episode of the television series entitled, "Trackdown" he starred as a con man named Trump who promised he would save a town from destruction by building a wall.

1960

In 1960, Dobkin appeared as Kurt Reynolds in "So Dim the Light" of the CBS anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson and also as an escape Artist on the run from a possible murder charge in Wanted: Dead or Alive. He also appeared in the David Janssen crime drama series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Dobkin also starred in a heartfelt episode of The Rifleman portraying General Philip Sheridan from the American Civil War.

1962

On June 24, 1962, Dobkin married Actress Joanna Barnes; they had no children, but he had one daughter, Debra Dobkin, by his first wife, Frances Hope Walker. Dobkin married Actress Anne Collings in 1970 and had three children: identical twin daughters, Kristy and Kaela, and a son named Laird. His identical-twin daughters followed him into the Business — Kristy Dobkin as a Writer, and Kaela Dobkin as an Actress.

1964

He was believed to be narrator at the 1964 New York World's Fair during the Skydome Spectacular presented after the Carousel of Progress

1971

From 1971 to 1993, Dobkin served as the narrator of The Hall of Presidents show, returning to re-record the presidential roll call each time a new U.S. President was elected.

1972

Often also cast as a villain, Dobkin portrayed gangster Dutch Schultz on ABC's The Untouchables. He appeared on the ABC/Warner Brothers crime drama, The Roaring 20s and in the NBC western with a modern setting, Empire. He was cast as a mass murderer in the 1972 pilot for ABC's The Streets of San Francisco, starring Karl Malden. He guest-starred on ABC's The Big Valley, starring Barbara Stanwyck. He received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama for his work in the CBS Playhouse program, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" (1967). In 1991, Dobkin appeared in an episode of the television series Night Court as State Supreme Court Justice Welch.

1974

As a Writer, Dobkin created the title character for the 1974 film and the 1977–1978 NBC series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. He began directing for television in 1960, and his work in this area included the pilot and episodes of The Munsters (1964), 16 episodes of The Waltons (1972–1981), and an episode of Sara (1976).

1982

From 1982 to 1986, the EPCOT Center attraction Spaceship Earth featured Dobkin as the narrator along with a very simple and quiet orchestral composition throughout the attraction. Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar did an interview saying that he didn't understand why everyone said the narrator was Vic Perrin.

1999

Continuing to work as a voice actor throughout his career, Dobkin contributed to the video game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999).