RIP Robert Dowdell
Robert watched the activity on his Facebook page from afar. He enjoyed seeing the many conversations and postings. Robert loved reading his fan’s comments about his work.
Thank you from his entire family - to his fans and the followers here who remembered his work over the years. Robert was truly amazed so many of you were his fans and told him so, with posts, signed picture requests and cards. He always appreciated getting the cat treats for “his boys.”
Robert had a long career in entertainment. He enjoyed being on stage, screen and television. A veteran actor, with two series and many guest star roles, Robert could play most anything: a rodeo rider, a ship’s Captain, pilots, a general or a doctor. He enjoyed acting until he retired in 1990.
Fans remember him fondly from the films Assassination, the Initiation and City Under the Sea. His roles in Buck Rogers, Max Headroom and CHiPs are fan favorites. Robert will always be beloved for his two most popular roles: as Lt. Commander Chip Morton in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and as Cody Bristol in Stoney Burke, his two TV series.
Memorial arrangements for Robert are pending and will be announced here soon.
Thank you all for remembering him so well and for so long. It meant a lot to Robert, at age 85, that he wasn’t forgotten in his latter years.
Born: 3/10/1932, Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 1/23/2018, U.S.A.
Robert Dowdell’s westerns – actor:
Stoney Burke (TV) – 1962-1963 (Cody Bristol)
Macho Callahan – 1970 (blind man)