Login | Forgot Password? | Join the Community
Jason Robards ACTOR


Jason Robards was born on July 26th, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Jason Nelson Robards Jr.  His father was stage and film star, Jason Robards Sr. and even though Robards was born in Chicago, he was raised by his family in Los Angeles, California.   

He attended Hollywood High School and was very involved in athletics during his school years.  He briefly served his country in the US Navy during World War II and upon his completion he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and found work as a stage actor.  

He also found part time small 'gigs' in radio and television before finally making a name for himself on the New York Stage circuit in the production of, "The Iceman Cometh" portraying the character, Hickey.  This was followed by another O'Neil production in the play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night".  

Robards soon entered the film industry working on a feature film called, "The Journey" (1959) and his career was soon on it's way to stardom.  He followed with some major film roles such as, "All the Presidents Men" (1976)  and "Julia" (1977) for which he won consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor.  

Alongside a successful film career, Robards never left stage acting completely.  He continued to work on O'Neil productions such as, "Moon for the Misbegotten" and "Hughie".  He also had a decent television acting career, winning an Emmy in 1988 for, "Inherit the Wind".    
Robards married four times throughout his life.  First to Eleanor Pittman from 1948 through 1958 having three children.  His second marriage was to Rachel Taylor from 1959 through 1961.  He then married for a third time to Lauren Bacall from 1961 through 1969 and had another child.  His fourth and final marriage was to Lois O'Connor from 1970 through the year 2000 when he passed away from lung cancer on December 26th, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
Robards won Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as best actor (dramatic) for, "The Disenchanted" and was nominated a total of seven other times as best supporting or featured actor.  Robards was also a recipient of the 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to arts and culture in 1999.  He was also awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1997 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.  


2000 Going Home 
1999 Magnolia 
1998 Enemy of the State
1998 I Beloved 
1998 The Real Macaw 
1998 Heartwood 
1996-1997 The American Experience
1997 A Thousand Acres 
1995 Journey 
1995 Crimson Tide
1995 My Antonia 
1994 Little Big League
1994 The Paper
1994 The Enemy Within 
1993 Philadelphia 
1993 Heidi 
1993 The Trial 
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn  
1992 Lincoln 
1992 Storyville 
1992 Deceptions
1992 Rabbit Ears: Jonah and the Whale
1991 Mark Twain and Me 
1991 American Masters
1991 An Inconvenient Woman 
1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning 
1991 The Perfect Tribute 
1990 Quick Change 
1990 The Civil War
1989 Black Rainbow 
1989 Parenthood
1989 Metallica: 2 of One
1989 Reunion
1989 Dream a Little Dream 
1989 Metallica: One 
1988 The Christmas Wife 
1988 The Good Mother 
1988 Bright Lights, Big City
1988 Inherit the Wind
1988 Thomas Hart Benton
1987 Breaking Home Ties 
1987 Laguna Heat
1987 Square Dance 
1986 The Last Frontier
1986 Johnny Bull 
1985 The Long Hot Summer 
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders 
1984 Sakharov 
1984 Hughie 
1984 You Can't Take It with You
1983 The Day After 
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes 
1983 Max Dugan Returns
1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger 
1980 Melvin and Howard 
1980 Raise the Titanic
1980 Haywire
1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year
1980 Cabo Blanco
1979 Hurricane
1978 A Christmas to Remember 
1978 Comes a Horseman
1977 Julia 
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors
1976 The Spy Who Never Was 
1976 All the President's Men
1976 Addie and the King of Hearts 
1975 Mr. Sycamore
1975 A Moon for the Misbegotten 
1975 A Boy and His Dog 
1975 The Easter Promise 
1959-1974 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure 
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree
1972 Circle of Fear
1972 The War Between Men and Women 
1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue 
1971 Johnny Got His Gun 
1971 Jud 
1970 Fools
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! 
1970 Julius Caesar 
1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
1970 Rosolino PaternĂ², soldato... 
1968 Isadora 
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's 
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West 
1967 Hour of the Gun 
1967 The Bell Telephone Hour
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 
1967 Divorce American Style 
1966 Noon Wine
1966 ABC Stage 67
1966 Any Wednesday
1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady 
1965 A Thousand Clowns 
1964 Mr. Broadway
1964 The Presidency: A Splendid Misery
1963 Act One 
1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night 
1962 Westinghouse Presents: That's Where the Town Is Going 
1962 Tender Is the Night 
1961 By Love Possessed 
1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1960 Play of the Week
1960 The Iceman Cometh
1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
1959 Sunday Showcase
1959 Playhouse 90
1959 The Journey
1958 Omnibus
1955-1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 The Seven Lively Arts
1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour
1956-1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1955-1956 Star Tonight
1955-1956 Justice
1955-1956 Appointment with Adventure 
1955-1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955 Windows 
1954 The Man Behind the Badge
1947 Follow That Music
1943 Swingtime Johnny

Matinee Classics - A Thousand Clowns starring Jason Robards, Barbara Harris and Martin Balsam
Matinee Classics - All the President's Men starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Polly Holliday, Stephen Collins, Penny Fuller, Robert Walden, Frank Wills, F. Murray Abraham, David Arkin, Henry Calvert, Dominic Chianese, Ron Hale, James Karen and Basil Hoffman
Matinee Classics - By Love Possessed starring Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jason Robards, George Hamilton, Thomas Mitchell, Everett Sloane, Yvonne Craig, Carroll O'Connor, Barbara Bel Geddes  and Susan Kohner
Matinee Classics - Mr. Sycamore starring Jason Robards, Sandy Dennis, Jean Simmons, Mark Miller, Brenda Smith, David Osterhout, Robert Easton, Jerome Thor, Richard Bull, Lou Picetti, Eddie Lewis, Paul Berini, Ian Wolfe and Synda Scott
Matinee Classics - Once Upon a Time in the West starring Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Roberds, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti, Paolo Stoppa, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolff, Lionel Stander and Al Mulock
Matinee Classics - Trail Street starring Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Madge Meredith, Steve Brodie, Billy House, Virginia Sale, Harry Woods, Phil Warren, Harry Harvey, Jason Robards Sr. and Will Wright

Copyright © 2014 Matinee Classics LLC - All Rights Reserved. Developed by: VividConcept.com