Robert Carradine

About Robert Carradine

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: March 24, 1954
Birth Place: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Aries
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1972–present
Spouse(s): Edie Mani (m. 1990)
Children: 3

Robert Carradine Net Worth

Robert Carradine was bornon March 24, 1954 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, United States, is Actor. Robert Reed Carradine is an American actor famous for playing Lewis Skolnick in the ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ films. Hailing from a family of actors, performing was in his veins. While he was still in high school, he, his paternal half-brother late David Carradine, and two others formed a musical quartet that entertained crowds at small clubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The transition from music to acting happened almost naturally and in 1971, he made his screen debut in an episode of the western-adventure ‘Bonanza’. A year later, he worked in his first movie as a cowboy named Slim Honeycutt in the John Wayne starrer ‘The Cowboys’. Despite the film witnessing a lukewarm response at the box-office, Carradine’s performance was well-received and it helped him bag his next project, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets’. The 1976 comedy-romance ‘The Pom Pom Girls’ marked his first outing as a male lead. He would play the protagonist in several other films before being cast in ‘The Revenge of the Nerds’ in 1984. He is also known for portraying the fathers of Lizzie McGuire and Max Keeble in his more recent projects.
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💰 Net worth: $1.6 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1971

Carradine's first television appearance was in 1971, on the classic western series, Bonanza. He also appeared on his brother David's series, Kung Fu, as Sunny Jim, the mute companion of Serenity Johnson, played by his Father, John, in an episode called Dark Angel (1972). In 1979, he was alongside Melissa Sue Anderson in Survival of Dana. In 1984, Carradine played Robert Cohn in the television mini-series version of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. He appeared in the 1987 HBO mini-series, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8. He was also a guest star in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent entitled Gone (2005, Season 4, Episode 11). He also took part in Jane Doe, a TV series directed by James A. Contner, in 2007.

1972

Carradine made his film debut in 1972 in The Cowboys with John Wayne. He was also featured in a short-lived television series, of the same name, based on the movie. He made an appearance as a killer in the Martin Scorsese film Mean Streets shooting to death the character played by his brother, David.

1975

During this time he worked with David on some independent projects including a biker film called You and Me (1975) and an unreleased musical called A Country Mile. He also did camera work for David's cult classic Vietnam War-inspired Americana which was not released until 1983.

1976

In 1976, Carradine had the opportunity to demonstrate on screen what he considered to be his "first ambition", car racing, when he played Jim Cantrell in Paul Bartel's Cannonball. In the film Robert's character ironically wins the cross country road race, beating the favorite, Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, played by his brother, David. In 1977, Robert became a snack for the vengeful killer whale in the Jaws imitation film Orca.

1978

In 1978, Robert landed a demanding role in Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Vietnam War drama, Coming Home, which starred Jane Fonda and Jon Voight. His performance caused some speculation that he might be the best actor in his family.

1980

Also in 1980, Carradine co-starred with Mark Hamill and Lee Marvin in Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One recounting Fuller's WW II experience. His character, who was based on Fuller himself, narrated the film.

1983

In 1983, he and Cherie Curie starred in the science fiction movie Wavelength in which he played a washed up rock star who helps extraterrestrials escape from a military base. For the film he performed his own compositions including one named after his daughter, Ever. Also in 1983, he starred in the music video for The Motels hit song "Suddenly Last Summer" as lead singer Martha Davis' love interest.

1984

Carradine's biggest film success to date came in 1984 when he starred in Revenge of the Nerds as the lead nerd Lewis Skolnick. To prepare for the comedy, Carradine spent time at The University of Arizona, where the movie was filmed, participating in rush week. "No fraternity picked him, convincing Carradine that he was indeed right for the part of the nerd that nobody wanted to claim as their own." Carradine reprised the role of Skolnick in three sequels, taking over as executive Producer in the latter two. In 2001 he played Donald Keeble in Max Keeble's Big Move. In 2000 he co-starred with Caroline Rhea in Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. He reprised his role as Sam McGuire in The Lizzie McGuire Movie in 2003.

2013

In January 2013, he and former Revenge of the Nerds co-star, Curtis Armstrong, hosted King of the Nerds, a reality TV series in which a group of nerds compete to find out which one is the nerdiest.

2015

TMZ reported on March 12, 2015 that Carradine was involved in a serious car accident. He was rushed to the hospital. His wife was also injured in the crash.