Willard Robertson

Actor, Writer

Actor, Writer


Lawyer who abandoned his profession to take up the actor's calling - although lawyer and actor are essentially kindred spirits, each deriving his livelihood from the art of pretending. Robertson acted in Hollywood films from 1930 until the year he died, typically portraying men of authority such as doctors, elected officials, military officers and...
Birth date
1886-01-01
Death date
1948-04-05
Height
6' 1" (1.85 m)

Known For


Doctor X
Doctor X
Detective O'Halloran (1932)
My Son Is a Criminal
My Son Is a Criminal
Tom Halloran Sr. (1939)
Roman Scandals
Roman Scandals
Warren Finley Cooper (1933)
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident
Sheriff Risley (1942)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorFury at Furnace Creek
Gen. Leads
1948
ActorSitting Pretty
Mr. Ashcroft
1948
ActorDeep Valley
Sheriff Akers
1947
ActorMy Favorite Brunette
Prison Warden
1947
ActorGallant Journey
Zachary Montgomery
1946
ActorThe Virginian
Judge Henry (uncredited)
1946
ActorRenegades
Nathan Brockway
1946
ActorPerilous Holiday
Graeme
1946
ActorTo Each His Own
Dr. Hunt
1946
ActorAlong Came Jones
Luke Packard
1945
ActorNine Girls
Capt. Brooks
1944
ActorBackground to Danger
'Mac' McNamara
1943
ActorAir Force
Colonel at Hickam Field
1943
ActorNo Time for Love
Construction Company President (uncredited)
1943
ActorThe Ox-Bow Incident
Sheriff Risley
1942
ActorWake Island
Col. Cameron (uncredited)
1942
ActorJuke Girl
Mister Just
1942
ActorSullivan's Travels
Judge (uncredited)
1941
ActorThe Night of January 16th
Inspector Donegan
1941
ActorTexas
Wilson - Rancher
1941
ActorMen of the Timberland
Tim MacGregor
1941
ActorI Wanted Wings
Judge Advocate
1941
ActorThe Monster and the Girl
Lieutenant Strickland
1941
ActorNorth West Mounted Police
Supt. Harrington
1940
ActorBrigham Young
Heber Kimball
1940
ActorLucky Cisco Kid
Judge McQuade
1940
ActorCastle on the Hudson
Ragan
1940
ActorMy Little Chickadee
Uncle John
1940
ActorRemember the Night
Francis X. O'Leary
1940
ActorMain Street Lawyer
John Ralston
1939
ActorTwo Bright Boys
Clayton
1939
ActorRange War
Buck Collins
1939
ActorEach Dawn I Die
Lang
1939
ActorHeritage of the Desert
Nebraska
1939
ActorUnion Pacific
Oakes Ames
1939
ActorMy Son Is a Criminal
Tom Halloran Sr.
1939
ActorJesse James
Clarke
1939
ActorKentucky
Bob Slocum
1938
ActorTorchy Gets Her Man
Charles Gilbert
1938
ActorMen with Wings
Col. Hadley
1938
ActorYou and Me
Dayton
1938
ActorGangs of New York
Inspector Sullivan
1938
ActorIsland in the Sky
Walter Rhodes
1938
ActorThe Last Gangster
Mr. Broderick (uncredited)
1937
ActorHot Water
Dr. Enfield
1937
ActorExclusive
Mr. Franklin
1937
ActorRoaring Timber
Harrigan
1937
ActorThis Is My Affair
George Andrews
1937
ActorThe Go Getter
Matt Peasely
1937
ActorPark Avenue Logger
Ben Morton
1937
ActorJohn Meade's Woman
The Governor
1937
ActorLarceny on the Air
Inspector 'Mac' McDonald
1937
ActorThat Girl from Paris
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
1936
ActorWanted! Jane Turner
Walter Davies
1936
ActorWinterset
Policeman in the Square
1936
ActorThe Man Who Lived Twice
Police Insp. Logan
1936
ActorThe Gorgeous Hussy
Secretary Ingham
1936
ActorThe Last of the Mohicans
Capt. Winthrop
1936
ActorI Married a Doctor
Guy Pollock
1936
ActorThe First Baby
Dr. Clarke
1936
ActorThree Godfathers
Rev. McLane
1936
ActorDangerous Waters
Bill MacKeechie
1936
ActorForced Landing
Martin Byrd
1935
ActorThe Old Homestead
Uncle Jed
1935
ActorHis Night Out
J.J. Trent
1935
ActorO'Shaughnessy's Boy
Dan Hastings
1935
ActorThe Virginia Judge
Plato Jones
1935
ActorDante's Inferno
Inspector Harris
1935
ActorOil for the Lamps of China
Speaker
1935
ActorBlack Fury
Mr. J.J. Welsh
1935
ActorStraight from the Heart
District Attorney
1935
ActorLaddie
Mr. John Stanton
1935
ActorTransient Lady
Ed Goring
1935
ActorBiography of a Bachelor Girl
Grigsby, the Process Server
1935
ActorMillion Dollar Baby
Doctor
1934
ActorThe Secret Bride
Representative Grosvenor
1934
ActorMills of the Gods
Thomas
1934
ActorElinor Norton
Ranch Foreman (uncredited)
1934
ActorDeath on the Diamond
Cato
1934
ActorHave a Heart
Mr. Schauber
1934
ActorHousewife
Judge Edwin A. Matthews
1934
ActorHere Comes the Navy
Executive Officer
1934
ActorMurder in the Private Car
Elwood Carson aka Hanks
1934
ActorOperator 13
Capt. Channing
1934
ActorWild Gold
Dam Boss (uncredited)
1934
ActorLet's Talk It Over
Dr. Preston
1934
ActorHe Was Her Man
Police Captain (uncredited)
1934
ActorOne Is Guilty
Wells Deveroux
1934
ActorI'll Tell the World
Hardwick
1934
ActorUpperworld
Police Capt. Reynolds
1934
ActorWhirlpool
Judge Jim Morrison
1934
ActorGambling Lady
District Attorney
1934
ActorHeat Lightning
Everett Marshall
1934
ActorDark Hazard
Bill 'Billy' Fallen
1934
ActorTwo Alone
George Marshall
1934
ActorLady Killer
Detective Conroy
1933
ActorEast of Fifth Avenue
Dr. Morgan
1933
ActorRoman Scandals
Warren Finley Cooper
1933
ActorThe World Changes
Mr. Peterson
1933
ActorFemale
Department Head (uncredited)
1933
ActorEver in My Heart
Kennel Caretaker
1933
ActorThe Mad Game
Warden
1933
ActorWild Boys of the Road
Captain of Detectives
1933
ActorTugboat Annie
Severn
1933
ActorAnother Language
Harry Hallam
1933
ActorHeroes for Sale
The Sheriff (scenes deleted)
1933
ActorSupernatural
Prison Warden
1933
ActorTrick for Trick
Dr. Frank Fitzgerald
1933
ActorCentral Airport
Havana Airport Manager
1933
ActorDestination Unknown
Joe Shano
1933
ActorBorn to Fight
Dad Kinney
1932
ActorFrisco Jenny
Capt. of Police
1932
ActorSilver Dollar
Al - Yates' Office Manager (uncredited)
1932
ActorCall Her Savage
Pete Springer
1932
ActorIf I Had a Million
Fred - Glidden Associate (uncredited)
1932
ActorI Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Prison Board Chairman
1932
ActorVirtue
MacKenzie
1932
ActorWild Girl
Red Pete
1932
ActorOkay America!
Bit Role
1932
ActorGuilty as Hell
Police Sgt. Alcock
1932
ActorDoctor X
Detective O'Halloran
1932
ActorTom Brown of Culver
Capt. White
1932
ActorThe Texas Bad Man
Milton Keefe
1932
ActorSo Big!
The Doctor (scenes deleted)
1932
ActorThe Rider of Death Valley
Bill Joyce
1932
ActorThe Famous Ferguson Case
Sheriff
1932
ActorThe Broken Wing
Sylvester Cross
1932
ActorSteady Company
Pop Henley
1932
ActorBehind the Mask
Capt. E.J. Hawkes
1932
ActorThe Gay Caballero
Major Lawrence Blount
1932
ActorSooky
Mr. Skinner
1931
ActorThe Cisco Kid
Enos Hankins
1931
ActorThe Ruling Voice
Ed Bailey
1931
ActorGraft
E. T. Scudder
1931
ActorShanghaied Love
Newman
1931
ActorSilence
Phil Powers
1931/I
ActorMurder by the Clock
Police Captain (uncredited)
1931
ActorThe Lawyer's Secret
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
1931
ActorCity Streets
Detective (uncredited)
1931
ActorSkippy
Dr. Herbert Skinner
1931
ActorFair Warning
Tex Calder
1931
ActorOnce a Sinner
Speaker at Party (uncredited)
1931
ActorThe Last of the Duanes
Texas Ranger Captain
1930
ActorDaughters of the Night
Prof. Woodbury
1924
RoleTitleYear
WriterMoontide
(from the novel by)
1942
WriterWhy Women Love
(play "The Sea Woman")
1925
WriterDaughters of the Night
(screenplay) / (story)
1924
WriterBig Game
(play)
1921/I
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageHollywood and the Stars
(TV Series documentary) Ragan (clip from Castle on the Hudson (1940)) - How to Succeed as a Gangster (1963) ... Ragan (clip from Castle on the Hudson (1940)) (uncredited)
1963
Archive footageThis Side of Heaven
Actor in Film Clip (edited from 'Another Language') (uncredited)
1934