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Robert Pine
Pine in Bert D'Angelo/Superstar in 1976
Granville Whitelaw Pine

(1941-07-10) July 10, 1941 (age 82)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1964–present
Known forCHiPs
(m. 1969)
Children2, including Chris Pine
RelativesAnne Gwynne (mother-in-law)

Robert Pine (born Granville Whitelaw Pine; July 10, 1941) is an American actor who is best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the television series CHiPs (1977–1983). Including CHiPs, Pine has appeared in over 400 episodes of television.[1]

Life and career

Pine was born in New York City on July 10, 1941, the son of Virginia (née Whitelaw) and Granville Martin Pine, a patent attorney.[2][3] He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1963.[2] He is married to Gwynne Gilford, who appeared in several episodes of CHiPs as Betty Getraer, the wife of Pine's character. They have two children, actors Chris and Katie.[4][5]

Pine arrived in Hollywood in 1964, where he learned to ride horses because as a contract player with Universal Studios, he was frequently featured in westerns. Pine remained under contract with Universal until 1967.[6] During his career he starred on the soap opera Days of Our Lives as Walter Coleman and had guest appearances in many American television shows, including Gunsmoke, Lost in Space, The Silent Force, The Wild Wild West, Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, and Knight Rider. On Magnum, P.I., he appeared as Thomas Magnum's father in a flashback episode. From 1977 to 1983, he starred on NBC's CHiPs for six seasons as Sgt. Joseph Getraer, the gruff immediate supervisor to the show's two protagonists.[7]

In the late 1980s, Pine guest-starred as Peter Morris, Zack's father, in an episode of Good Morning, Miss Bliss. That show went on to become Saved by the Bell. In the early 1990s, Pine portrayed two villains. For California Dreams, he played a wealthy racist who sabotages his daughter's friendship with drummer Tony (William James Jones).[8] For the CBS Schoolbreak Special Big Boys Don't Cry, he played a pedophile who molests his two nephews. In 1994, he guest-starred as Bart Tupelo on CBS' Harts of the West comedy/western starring Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. He reprised his role as Joe Getraer in the 1998 TNT TV movie CHiPs '99.

For Star Trek: Voyager, he guest starred as the Akritirian Ambassador Liria in the Season 3 episode "The Chute". For Star Trek: Enterprise, he guest-starred as Vulcan Captain Tavin in the Season 1 episode "Fusion". Among his other credits are Six Feet Under, Beverly Hills 90210, and Match Game.[9] In September 2013, he appeared as Grandpa Jack in Kaiser Permanente's television ad "Thrive - Perfectly Ordinary". He was the voice of the Bishop of Arendelle in Disney's 2013 animated movie Frozen.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 Gunpoint Mitchell
Out of Sight Greg
Munster, Go Home! Roger Moresby
1967 The Young Warriors Foley
1968 Journey to Shiloh Collins
The Counterfeit Killer Ed
1973 One Little Indian Lt. Cummins
1974 The Bears and I John McCarten
1975 The Day of the Locust Apprentice #1
1977 Empire of the Ants Larry Graham
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Lt. Jim Ravencroft
1985 Papa Was a Preacher 'Papa' Porter
1988 Aviel Father
1990 The Ladies on Sweet Street Lieutenant Spicer
1991 Rover Dangerfield Duke (voice)
1992 On the Way Home Dad (Video short)
1995 The Little CHP Sgt. Getraer
1996 Independence Day President's Chief of Staff
Mercenary Special Agent Ranklin
The Best Revenge
1997 Below Utopia Uncle Wilson
A Guy Walks Into a Bar Dad (Short)
1998 Chocolate for Breakfast
The Adventures of Ragtime Fred Waters
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Mr. Eaton
Kiss Toledo Goodbye Oz
2000 Mach 2 Captain Roman
Screenland Drive Dad
2001 All You Need Earl Sabistan
The Hit Levine (Video)
2003 Confidence Mr. Lewis
2004 Clipping Adam Principal Briggs
2005 Confession Senator Givens
Red Eye Bob Taylor
Yesterday's Dreams Mr. Regal
2006 Paved with Good Intentions Brad Ridgmont
2007 Dead Write Christopher
2008 Lakeview Terrace Captain Wentworth
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Sheriff McAllister
2010 Reunited Frank Lechner
Small Town Saturday Night John Ryan
2013 Jobs Edgar S. Woolard, Jr.
Decoding Annie Parker Dr. Frank
Frozen Bishop (voice)
2016 Mother's Day Earl
Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse Dog Walker
2017 The Landing Pete Pellarin
2018 Con Man Judge
Song of Back and Neck David Trolleycar
2019 Wish Man Sgt. Eddie Newman
Real. Live. Girl. Norman (Short)
The Last Full Measure Meredith Huffman


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre Denny Wentworth Episode: "A Lion Amongst Men"
1964–1965 Broadside Various 4 episodes
1964–1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Lt. Brown / New Flier / John 3 episodes
1965 Convoy Episode: "Sink U-116!"
1965–1969 The Virginian Various 4 episodes
1966 Run for Your Life Allan Frazer Episode: "The Cruel Fountain"
Pistols 'n' Petticoats Boy Bunnoy Episode: "Sir Richard of Wretched"
1967 Lost in Space Craig Episode: "Visit to a Hostile Planet"
Death Valley Days Sailor Episode: "Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party"
The Lucy Show Steve Josephs Episode: "Lucy Gets Her Diploma"
1968–1973 Gunsmoke Various 4 episodes
1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett Kit Torrey Episode: "Join the Army"
The Wild Wild West Lieutenant Murray Episode: "The Night of the Pistoleros"
Bonanza Steed Butler Episode: "The Running Man"
1969–1971 Medical Center Jimmy Cole / Tod Marriott 2 episodes
1970 The High Chaparral Lt. Jason Adams Episode: "The Lieutenant"
Mannix Eric Beckworth / Mike Gaynor Episode: "The Search for Darrell Andrews"
The Brotherhood of the Bell Phillip Dunning TV movie
1971 The Silent Force Johnny Davis 2 episodes
Incident in San Francisco TV movie
Dan August Lt. Pete O'Connell Episode: "Bullet for a Hero"
1972 The Mod Squad Jay Turner ("Yesterday's Ashes") / Ernie Holland ("No More Oak Leaves for Ernie Holland") 2 episodes
The Wonderful World of Disney Lt. Larson Episode: "The High Flying Spy: Part 1"
1972–1973 Love, American Style Jim (segment "Love and the Big Top") / Mac Gelman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom") 2 episodes
1972–1974 The F.B.I. Vaughn Teller / Doug Waters 2 episodes
1972–1976 Cannon Sheriff Jeff Blake / Paul Wilson / Dep. Sheriff Ward Freeman 3 episodes
1973 Incident on a Dark Street Paul Hamilton Jr TV movie
1973–1977 Barnaby Jones Jim Rhodes / Bradley Fredericks / Catlin 3 episodes
1974 The Manhunter Charles Wyland Episode: "The Deadly Brothers"
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar Inspector Larry Johnson 6 episodes
1976–1977 Charlie's Angels Andy Price / Dr. Conlan 2 episodes
1977 The Bob Newhart Show Mel Episode: "Desperate Sessions"
Tales of the Unexpected Lieutenant Stevens Episode: "No Way Out"
1977–1983 CHiPs Sgt. Joseph Getraer 139 episodes
1979 Lou Grant Burt Episode: "Denial"
1980 Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb Captain William 'Deke' Parsons TV movie
Dan August: Murder, My Friend Lt. Pete O'Connell TV movie edited from two episodes, including "Bullet for a Hero"
1982 Mysterious Two Arnold Brown TV movie
Insight Brad Episode: "Matchpoint"
The Love Boat Reverend David Ruland Episode: "The Man in the Iron Shorts/The Victims/Heavens to Betsy"
1983 Lottery! Episode: "Kansas City: Protected Winner"
Hotel Paul Manning Episode: "Christmas"
1983–1988 Magnum, P.I. Lieutenant Thomas Sullivan Magnum II 3 episodes
1984 The Master Beaumont Episode: "Fat Tuesday"
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Sinclair Episode: "Brunettes Are In"
Family Ties Dean Ian McCall Episode: "Karen II, Alex 0"
1985 Crazy Like a Fox Episode: "Premium for Murder"
Knight Rider Cyrus Oakes Episode: "Burial Ground"
1986 Dallas Psychiatrist Episode: "Dire Straits"
Dynasty Lt. Calder 2 episodes
1986–1996 Murder, She Wrote Various 5 episodes
1987 Alf Father Episode: "A Little Bit of Soap"
Days of Our Lives Walter Coleman Episode #1.5411
Hoover vs. The Kennedys John F. Kennedy 2 episodes
1987–1990 Matlock State Sen. Jeffrey Paul / Sam Dolan 2 episodes
1988 Rags to Riches Ralph Huntington Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Peter Morris Episode: "Parents and Teachers"
1988–2001 The Bold and the Beautiful Stephen Logan
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. Episode: "Classified"
1990 Babies Loren TV movie
Life Goes On Wayne Oslot Episode: "Corky and the Dolphins"
Lifestories Dan Drabowski Episode: "Beverly Whitestone, Dan Drabowski, Sadie Maxwell, Lois Barnes"
1991 MacGyver Ralph Jerico Episode: "Jerico Games"
Jake and the Fatman Art Episode: "Pretty Baby"
L.A. Law Bruce Fairchild Episode: "Mutinies on the Banzai"
P.S. I Luv U Gordon Ross Episode: "Where There's a Will, There's a Dani"
1992 Quantum Leap Ted Episode: "The Play's the Thing - September 9, 1969"
Are You Lonesome Tonight TV movie
Civil Wars Jerry Tellman Episode: "Mob Psychology"
California Dreams Ken Blanchard Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Brunch"
1993 FBI: The Untold Stories Episode: "Kill for Love"
CBS Schoolbreak Special Paul Walters Episode: "Big Boys Don't Cry"
Picket Fences Bill McGrath Episode: "Fetal Attraction"
Baywatch Dr. Bonann 2 episodes
Bodies of Evidence Hal Bartell Episode: "The Formula"
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story TV movie
1994 Harts of the West Bart Tupelo Episode: "You Got to Have Heart"
Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story Network President TV movie
One West Waikiki Mr. Bryan Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"
1995 Models Inc. Mr. Owens Episode: "Sometimes a Great Commotion"
Renegade Judge Doug LeMay Episode: "Sawed-Off Shotgun Wedding"
Murder One Howard Resnick Episode: "Chapter Nine"
1996 Pacific Blue Episode: "All Jammed Up"
Star Trek: Voyager Ambassador Liria Episode: "The Chute"
Silk Stalkings Roger Sterling Episode: "When She Was Bad"
1997 Moloney Douglas Parker Episode: "Loved and Lost"
Sins of the Mind Edward TV movie
Chicago Hope Frank Sardos Episode: "The Lung and the Restless"
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Harold Kay Episode: "Law and Disorder"
Michael Hayes Episode: "Gotterdammerung"
The Practice John Monahan Episode: "Rhyme and Reason"
CHiPs '99 CHP Commissioner Joseph Getraer TV movie
Nothing Sacred Episode: "Holy Words"
2000 The West Wing Greer Episode: "20 Hours in L.A."
2000–2001 Son of the Beach Governor Thomas 2 episodes
2001 JAG Capt. Childs Episode: "Collision Course"
Providence Congressman Episode: "Rule Number One"
The Division Theodore's Dad Episode: "The First Hit's Free, Baby"
Black Scorpion Mayor Artie Worth 13 episodes
Lost Voyage Mike Kaplan TV movie
2001–2002 Any Day Now 2 episodes
2002 Even Stevens Specs Richardson Episode: "Tight End in Traction"
Star Trek: Enterprise Tavin Episode: "Fusion"
Strong Medicine Mr. Jurgenson Episode: "Heartbeat"
2002–2005 Six Feet Under Basil 2 episodes
2003 Half & Half Senator Scranton Episode: "The Big Sexy Shame Episode"
Audrey's Rain Reverend Cole TV movie
24 Secretary of Agriculture 3 episodes
Rocket Power Santa Peterson (voice) Episode: "A Rocket X-mas"
2003–2017 NCIS Committee Chairman / Ben 2 episodes
2004 The D.A. John Carlson Sr. Episode: "The People vs. Oliver C. Handley"
Without a Trace Roger Toland Episode: "Shadows"
The Long Shot Douglas McCloud TV movie
Helter Skelter Judge Keene TV movie
Joan of Arcadia Mr. Baker Episode: "Wealth of Nations"
2005 Landslide Donald Richardson TV movie
Avatar: The Last Airbender Fisherman (voice) Episode: "The Storm"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ben Hogan Episode: "The End"
2006 Criminal Minds Doug Gregory Episode: "Charm and Harm"
Big Love Stuart Kimball Episode: "Where There's a Will"
Vanished Curtis McNeal Episode: "The Tunnel"
Cold Case Carl Bradley Episode: "The Key"
2007 All I Want for Christmas Arthur Nelson TV movie
Dirty Sexy Money The Bishop Episode: "The Nutcracker"
Journeyman Dennis Ambaucher Episode: "Home by Another Way"
Love's Unfolding Dream Dr. Micah Jackson TV movie
The Singles Table Stephanie's Father Episode: "Pilot"
2008 The Young and the Restless Jim 2 episodes
The Riches Episode: "The Last Temptation of Wayne"
Players at the Poker Palace Bartender (TV Series short)
The Clown Project Boob's Father Episode: "Boob Visits His Parents!"
General Hospital: Night Shift Mr. Whitlow Episode: "Brothers & Sisters"
Leverage Congressman Jenkins Episode: "The Homecoming Job"
2009 Saving Grace Dr. Benjamin Putnam Episode: "Am I Gonna Die Today?"
Castle Gerry Finnegan Episode: "Fool Me Once..."
2009–2010 The Office Gerald Halpert Episodes: "Niagara", "Christening"
2010 The Defenders Judge Bronson Episode: "Las Vegas v. Reid"
2011 The Mentalist Mr. Mitchell Episode: "Bloodsport"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Corey Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
Big Time Rush J.D. 2 episodes
Eagleheart Sebastian Episode: "Danger: Mountain Lions"
The Event Chief Justice Episode: "Us or Them"
Franklin & Bash Duncan Morrow Episode: "You Can't Take It with You"
Parks and Recreation Herb Episode: "End of the World"
House Mickey's Father Episode: "Dead & Buried"
2012 Desperate Housewives Dr. Delson Episode: "Get Out of My Life"
Private Practice Jim Wallace Episode: "Good Grief"
Matchmaker Santa Jack Tisdale TV movie
2013 Granite Flats Towne Episode: "Pilot"
Bones Reggie Episode: "The Party in the Pants"
2014 Christmas Under Wraps Henry Brunell TV movie
2014–2015 Finding Carter Buddy 6 episodes
2016 Grey's Anatomy Vincent Episode: "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side"
The Middle Mr. Travers Episode: "Not Mother's Day"
Timeless Old Wayne Ellis Episode: "Space Race"
2016–2017 Graves Senator Walsh 2 episodes
2017 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Jack Mara Episode: "A Cricket's Tale"
Veep President Stevenson Episode: "Library"
Angie Tribeca Larry Sniglet Episode: "Hey, I'm Solvin' Here!"
Romance at Reindeer Lodge Chris TV movie
2017–2020 Elena of Avalor Octavio (voice) 4 episodes
2018 Superstore Walter Episode: "Target"
Ghosted Michael Jennifer Episode: "The Article"
Charmed Professor Warner Thaine / Taydeus Episode: "Pilot"
Kaplan's Korner Will Freedman 5 episodes
2019 The Cool Kids Richard Episode: "Indecent Proposal"
Pearson Thomas Lauder Episode: "The Donor"
2022 Magnum P.I. Danny Braddock 2 episodes
9-1-1: Lone Star Walter Strand Episode: "Shift-Less"
Five Days at Memorial Dr. Horace Baltz

Video games


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