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Robin Gammell
Born (1936-09-22) September 22, 1936 (age 87)
Occupation(s)film, television and stage actor
PartnerGretchen Corbett
ChildrenWinslow Corbett

Robin Gammell (born September 22, 1936) is a Canadian film, television and stage actor.[1]


Gammell began acting as a junior ensemble member at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival,[1] playing roles including Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream,[2] Octavius in Julius Caesar,[3] Ariel in The Tempest,[4] and Malcolm in Macbeth; he later reprised this role for the 1961 television film Macbeth opposite Sean Connery in the title role. He later moved on to film and television work, including the films The Pyx (1973), Lipstick (1976), Raid on Entebbe (1977), Rituals (1977), Full Circle (1977), The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979), Murder by Phone (1982), The Star Chamber (1983), Project X (1987) and Striker's Mountain (1987), recurring or starring roles in Wiseguy, WIOU, Street Legal, Amazing Grace, Millennium, Manhattan, AZ and Judging Amy, and guest appearances in The Blue and the Gray, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Commish, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, Nip/Tuck, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and How to Get Away With Murder. He received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor, at the 1st Genie Awards in 1980, for Klondike Fever.[5]

Gammell has also portrayed several noted historical figures in docudrama films and television series, including Walter Moberly in The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway, American espionage chief William J. Donovan in the television miniseries A Man Called Intrepid,[1] and Adolf Hitler in an episode of Witness to Yesterday.[6]

Personal life

Gammell was in a relationship with Gretchen Corbett. They had one child, Winslow Corbett, in 1979.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1964 Hamlet Francisco / Gravedigger / Player #2
1973 The Pyx Worther
1976 Lipstick Nathan Cartright
1977 Rituals Martin
1977 Full Circle David Swift
1979 The Promise Doctor Wickfield
1979 The Concorde ... Airport '79 William Halpern
1980 Klondike Fever Merritt Sloper
1980 Obsession Mr. Norton
1982 Murder by Phone Noah Clayton
1982 Highpoint Banner
1983 The Star Chamber Judge Archer
1983 Nightmares Bishop
1987 Project X Col. Niles
1991 Guilty by Suspicion Clyde H. Tavenner
1993 Dave Postmaster General
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Archdiocese Person #2
1997 Austin Powers: International

Man of Mystery

British UN Representative
1997 Contact Project Official
1998 Bulworth Geoffrey
1998 Last Night Mr. Wheeler
1998 Bone Daddy Cobb
2010 Skyline Walt
2012 Victory Blvd Nick's Father
2013 Lonely Boy Lou
2020 She's in Portland Dennis


Year Title Role Notes
1957 Sunday Night Theatre English youth Episode: "Mrs. Wickens in the Fall"
1957 O.S.S. 2nd Seaman Episode: "Operation Barbecue"
1960 Emergency Ward 10 Dingle Episode #1.305
1960 Armchair Theatre Wal Episode: "Some Talk of Alexander"
1960 First Person Willie Episode: "A Matter of Some Importance"
1960–1962 Festival Humphrey Devize / Eli / Octavius 4 episodes
1961 Macbeth Malcolm Television film
1961 The Man Born to Be King John
1961–1963 Playdate David / Sean Malloy / Albert 3 episodes
1963 Quest Veteran Episode: "The Wounded Soldier"
1974 Dr. Simon Locke Sutton Episode: "Man Outside"
1974 The National Dream Walter Moberly 2 episodes
1976 Raid on Entebbe Mr. Sager Television film
1977 Panic in Echo Park Dr. Tishman
1978 The Rockford Files Donald Pilmer Episode: "Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead"
1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk H.A. Toumlin Television film
1979 The Great Detective Lansdowne Episode: "The Case of the Magic Mandarin"
1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story Dr. Bob Symon Television film
1979 The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. Meredith Episode: "The Lady in 534"
1979 A Man Called Intrepid William Donovan 3 episodes
1980 Lou Grant Howard Gunther Episode: "Libel"
1982 Trapper John, M.D. Dugan Episode: "The One and Only"
1982 The Blue and the Gray Jacob Hale Sr. 3 episodes
1982 Wait Until Dark Sgt. Carlino Television film
1982–1986 Hill Street Blues Douglas Comstock / Lt. Patterson 3 episodes
1983 Thursday's Child Dr. Schroeder Television film
1983 Deadly Lessons Morgan Rank
1983 Missing Pieces Sen. Lawrence Conrad
1983 The Paper Chase Attorney General Patterson Episode: "Birthday Party"
1983 Wishman Dr. Harold Wish Television film
1983 The Last Ninja Dr. McAllister
1983 Happy Endings Uncle John Constantine
1983 A Case of Libel Paul Cleary
1984 The Vegas Strip War Marvin Berman
1985 Simon & Simon Dr. Harcroft Episode: "Almost Foolproof"
1985 Kids Don't Tell Dr. Houghton Television film
1985 The Edison Twins Mr. Moran Episode: "The Final Mystery"
1985 Striker's Mountain Rob Wilmer Television film
1985 Streets of Justice Judge Phineas Odets
1985 Between the Darkness

and the Dawn

Dr. Langtry
1986 The Twilight Zone Jeffrey Potts Episode: "Need to Know/Red Snow"
1986 American Playhouse Cleary, Boyd Bendix' lawyer Episode: "A Case of Libel"
1987 L.A. Law Judge John Englander 2 episodes
1987 Roomies Dean DeWitt Episode: "The Ditch"
1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special Tom Webb Episode: "An Enemy Among Us"
1987 Beauty and the Beast Lewis Arthur Episode: "Siege"
1987 Our House Dr. Hannibal Episode: "Candles and Shadows"
1987 The King of Love Arnold Spare Television film
1988 Lincoln Stephen A. Douglas 2 episodes
1988–1989 Wiseguy Senator Delaney 3 episodes
1988, 1992 Murder, She Wrote Roger Melton / Dr. Thor Lundquist 2 episodes
1989 Everybody's Baby:

The Rescue of Jessica McClure

Msha Investigator Thomas Kaye Television film
1990 Snoops Gunther Appleton Episode: "Rough Justice"
1990–1991 WIOU Kevin Doherty 18 episodes
1991 The Commish William Sturdivant Episode: "In the Best of Families"
1992 The Boys of Twilight Dave Theilman Episode: "Pilot"
1992 Tropical Heat Booth Episode: "Users"
1992 Majority Rule Stuart Hammel Television film
1992 Civil Wars Judge Michael Cassidy 3 episodes
1992 E.N.G. George Patrick Episode: "Double Vision"
1993 Matlock Marvin Estes Episode: "The Fortune"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Mauric Episode: "Attached"
1993–1994 Street Legal Spencer Garvie 4 episodes
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Doctor Bill Lamar Episode: "Days of Rage"
1994 Scales of Justice Cyril Belshaw Episode "L'Affaire Belshaw"
1995 Amazing Grace Arthur Sutherland 5 episodes
1995 When the Vows Break Judge Wendell Adams Television film
1995 Murder One Judge Joseph Leyland Episode: "Chapter Seven"
1995 Net Worth Conn Smythe Television film
1996 Circuit Breaker Dr. Milton
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Jim Donnelly
1996 Jules Brent
1996, 1997 Dark Skies Dr. Hertzog / Dr. Herzog 2 episodes
1996, 1997 Millennium Mike Atkins
1997 The Arrow C. D. Howe Television film
1997 The Practice Michael Small Episode: "Trial and Error"
1998 Party of Five Professor Sinclair Episode: "True or False"
1998 Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension Mr. Conrad Episode: "The Newsroom"
1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation Clark Nugent Television film
1998 His Bodyguard Rollston
1998 The Girl Next Door Len Winters
2000 Manhattan, AZ Lon 9 episodes
2000–2005 Judging Amy Judge Salinger 4 episodes
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Judge Jackson Claridge Episode: "Subversion"
2002 Strong Medicine Dana's Lawyer Episode: "Outcomes"
2005 Nip/Tuck Carl Harkness Episode: "Rhea Reynolds"
2007 Saving Grace Hoyt Garvey Episode: "Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices"
2008 Eli Stone Judge Episode: "Freedom"
2009 The Border Dr. Tysdale Episode: "Missing in Action"
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Chief Justice Episode: "Freakin' Whack-a-Mole"


  1. ^ a b c "Transplanted to Hollywood". The Globe and Mail, January 24, 1981.
  2. ^ "The Harmonious Pageant of A Midsummer Night's Dream". The Globe and Mail, June 29, 1960.
  3. ^ "Caesar Just Held the Interest". The Globe and Mail, December 20, 1960.
  4. ^ "Technically, Royal Alex On Sale for 20 Years". The Globe and Mail, July 27, 1962.
  5. ^ "Changeling leads Canadian Film Award nominees". The Globe and Mail, February 8, 1980.
  6. ^ "And the award for best film Hitler goes to...". The Globe and Mail, March 19, 2005.