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Robert Mandan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Robert Mandan (born February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri) is an American actor, most famous for his portrayals of playwright David Allen on the NBC serial From These Roots from 1958 -1961, businessman Sam Reynolds serial Search for Tomorrow from 1965 to 1970, and his subsequent satire of the genre playing Chester Tate on the sitcom Soap from 1977 to 1981 on ABC. During his time on Search for Tomorrow, he appeared in the the Broadway musical Applause. He left the serial both due to the tiring of the role and the rigors of doing both the serial and the play. Mandan appeared on Match Game in 1978, Super Password in January 1985 and made appearances on The $20,000 Pyramid as well as The $25,000 Pyramid. In addition to hi s Soap years, he made some appearances with some of his Soap cast members on All Star Family Feud one-hour specials. He also played the ineffective but very well-meaning Colonel Fielding on the television adaptation of the movie Private Benjamin in 1981, a disapproving father, James Bradford, on ABC's Three's a Crowd opposite John Ritter in 1984, and Peace Corps doctor Bruce Gaines, who married Mrs. Garrett in her final episodes on The Facts of Life in 1986. In 1991, Mandan reunited with his former TV wife Katherine Helmond from Soap on Who's the Boss?. He appeared in Married with Children in episode The D'Arcy Files (1994). He starred in serials more recently playing Mr. Jonesy alongside Louise Sorel on Days of our Lives from 1997 to 1998. He guest-starred as a judge on General Hospital in early 2006. He made a memorable appearance in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Cardassians". He also played an auctioneer on the first episode of Sanford and Son, and in 1990, he played Maxwell Hammer, a friend of Minx, in Santa Barbara. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Mandan,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 2, 1932 In Clever, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Latest Project:
Series Family Law 1999-09-20
Known For
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of Private Benjamin
Poster of Soap
Poster of All in the Family
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Sherman Oaks Unknown 1995-07-16
Movie National Lampoon's Last Resort Hemlock 1994-04-29
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Intruders Dr. Stanley Epstein 1992-05-17
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Dr. Michaels 1987-02-23
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind 1984-01-01
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Three's a Crowd 1984-09-25
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Mama's Family Unknown 1983-01-22
Movie Zapped! Walter J. Coolidge 1982-07-23
Movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Senator Wingwood 1982-07-23
Movie In Love with an Older Woman Senator Strickland 1982-11-24
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Private Benjamin Lawrence Fielding 1981-04-06
Series Mr. Merlin Unknown 1981-10-07
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Series Three's Company Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Hunter Unknown 1977-02-18
Series Kingston: Confidential Unknown 1977-03-23
Series Soap Chester Tate 1977-09-13
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series The Tony Randall Show Unknown 1976-09-23
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Series Caribe Commissioner Ed Rawlings 1975-02-17
Series Doc Unknown 1975-09-13
Series One Day at a Time Unknown 1975-12-16
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Movie Panic on the 5:22 Dr. Cruikshank 1974-11-20
Series The Manhunter Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie The Norliss Tapes George Rosen 1973-02-21
Movie Applause Howard Benedict 1973-03-15
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie Hickey & Boggs 1972-10-04
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series From These Roots David Allen 1958-06-30
Series The Edge of Night 1956-04-02
Series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03