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ROBERT URICH BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Robert Urich was born on December 19th, 1946 in Toronto, Ohio with the birth name Robert Michael Urich.  He was raised in Ohio and excelled in football during high school therefore, earning a scholarship to study at Florida State University where he earned a B.A. in Communications.  He followed this degree with obtaining his masters from Michigan State University and went on to find work at WGN radio in Chicago, Illinois working as a sales representative. 
 
Later he found work as a Television weatherman and it was then that he realized how much he enjoyed being in front of the camera.  Soon he began finding work as a stage actor appearing in such productions as, "The Rainmaker".
 
After relocating to California he began to find work on a number of television series such as, "The F.B.I." 91972), "Kung Fu" (1973), "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1973), "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1973) and "Marcus Welby, M.D" (1973).  
 
Urich then got his big break working with Aaron Spielberg on the television series, "S.W.A.T." (1975).  The series only lasted one season, however, Urich made a good impression on Spielberg and luckily, just three years later he was cast in another Spielberg series, "Vega$" (1978) which had a more successful run.
 
Other credits he soon began to add to his resume were roles on such television series, "The Lazarus Man", "Love Boat: The Next Wave", "Gavillan", "The Mistral's Daughter", "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", "Spenser For Hire", "Lonesome Dove" and "Carol & Company".

Although he had been diagnosed with cancer, he was able to recover and go into remission.  He and his wife established the Heather and Robert Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research at the university of Michigan and spent a lot of their spare time devoted to cancer research and education.  
 
He continued acting after overcoming cancer and along with working as a television series actor, he also appeared in a variety of television movies such as, "The Defiant Ones" (1986), "Dragon Fight" (1989), "Murder By Night" (1989), "Stranger at my Door" (1991), "Revolver" (1992) and "The World's Greatest Magic" (1994).

Some of his final roles were in the television series, "First Years" (2001), "Emeril" (2001) and the television movies, "The President's Man: A Line in the Sand" (2002), "Night of the Wolf" (2002) and "Aftermath" (2002). 
 
Robert Urich married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Barbara Rucker in 1968 and this marriage lasted until 1974.  He then married Heather Menzies-Urich in 1975 and they had three children together and remained married until he passed away at the age of fifty five on April 16th, 2002 in Thousand Oaks, California after again suffering from cancer.  


Filmography

2003   Aftermath 

2002   Night of the Wolf

2002   Clover Bend

2002   The President's Man: A Line in the Sand 

2001   Emeril 

2001   First Years

2001   For Love of Olivia 

2001   Late Boomers

1999   Miracle on the 17th Green

1999   Final Run 

1998   Love Boat: The Next Wave

1998   Invasion America

1997   Final Descent

1997   Vital Signs 

1997   The Nanny

1997   Boatworks 

1996   The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue

1996   The Lazarus Man 

1996   Captains Courageous 

1995   She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal 

1995   A Horse for Danny

1995   Young Again

1995   Spenser: A Savage Place 

1994   Spenser: The Judas Goat

1994   A Perfect Stranger 

1994   To Save the Children

1994   Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes

1994   The World's Greatest Magic

1993   It Had to Be You

1993   Spenser: Ceremony 

1992-1993  Crossroads

1993   Deadly Relations

1993   Evening Shade 

1992   Jock: A True Tale of Friendship

1992   Revolver

1992   Double Edge 

1992   Blind Man's Bluff

1992   Survive the Savage Sea

1991   ...And Then She Was Gone

1991   Stranger at My Door 

1990-1991  American Dreamer

1990   Carol & Company 

1990   83 Hours 'Til Dawn 

1990   A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder

1990   Blind Faith

1989   Spooner

1989   Night Walk

1989   Murder by Night 

1989   Lonesome Dove 

1989   She Knows Too Much

1989   The Comeback

1989   Dragon Fight

1985-1988  Spenser: For Hire 

1988   April Morning 

1987   Amerika 

1986   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1986   The Defiant Ones 

1985   Turk 182! 

1985   Scandal Sheet 

1984   His Mistress 

1984   Mistral's Daughter 

1984   Invitation to Hell 

1984   The Ice Pirates 

1983   Princess Daisy

1982-1983  Gavilan

1982   Take Your Best Shot

1982   Endangered Species 

1982   The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour

1981   Killing at Hell's Gat

1978-1981  Vega$

1980   Fighting Back 

1980   The Shadow Box

1979   When She Was Bad...

1977-1978  The Love Boat

1978   Charlie's Angels 

1978   Leave Yesterday Behind

1977-1978  Tabitha

1977   Soap 

1977   Bunco 

1975-1976  S.W.A.T.

1975   Gunsmoke

1975   The Specialists

1974   Nakia

1974   Killdozer 

1973   Magnum Force 

1973   Marcus Welby, M.D.

1973   Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

1973   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1973   Kung Fu 

1972   The F.B.I.





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