Robert Prosky

Robert Prosky

  • Highest Rated: 98% Broadcast News (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)
  • Birthday: Dec 13, 1930
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • A holder of an economics degree from Philadelphia's Temple University, Philly-born actor Robert Prosky kicked off his career by winning a televised talent contest. With his sharp-edged voice and mashed-potato features, Prosky rose to prominence as a character actor, spending 23 years with Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Arena Stage. In 1983, he was cast in the original Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross, winning a Tony award for his performance; he later received excellent notices for his performance as an aging Soviet bureaucrat in A Walk in the Woods. Prosky's first film role was as the backstabbing mob boss in 1981's Thief. Since that time, he has graced several films in a variety of roles -- few more likable than the wistful, washed-up horror show host in Gremlins 2 (1988), the TV station manager in Mrs. Doubtfire, and the enigmatic projectionist in Last Action Hero (1993). Among Robert Prosky's many TV assignments was the regular role of Sgt. Stan Jablonski, who in 1984 took over the morning roll call from the late Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) in Hill Street Blues.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

8% The Skeptic Father Wymond 2009
No Score Yet The Valley of Light Hoke Moore 2007
No Score Yet Suits on the Loose Bishop Hollister 2006
No Score Yet Into Thin Air Jim Conway 2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You) McKenzie 2002
16% Dudley Do-Right Inspector Fenwick 1999
36% Mad City Lou Potts 1997
12% The Chamber E. Garner Goodman 1996
No Score Yet Brothers' Destiny Father Tierney 1996
95% Dead Man Walking Hilton Barber 1995
13% The Scarlet Letter Horace 1995
59% Miracle on 34th Street Judge Harper 1994
71% Mrs. Doubtfire Mr. Lundy 1993
78% Rudy Father Cavanaugh 1993
36% Last Action Hero Nick 1993
No Score Yet Double Edge Maggie's Father 1993
52% Hoffa Billy Flynn 1992
No Score Yet Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Rockman 1992
48% Far and Away Daniel Christie 1992
No Score Yet Age Isn't Everything Grandpa Irving 1991
60% Green Card Bronte's Lawyer 1990
0% Funny About Love E.T. 1990
No Score Yet Johnny Ryan Capt. Fitzgerald 1990
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Grandpa Fred 1990
0% Loose Cannons Curt Von Metz 1990
No Score Yet Washington Monuments Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Heist Dancer 1989
No Score Yet From the Dead of Night Doctor Walter Hovde 1989
No Score Yet Dangerous Pursuit Bill 1989
No Score Yet Home Fires Burning Rosh Benefield 1989
83% Things Change Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent 1988
40% The Great Outdoors Wally, Lodge Manager 1988
98% Broadcast News Ernie Merriman 1987
No Score Yet Big Shots Keegan 1987
52% Outrageous Fortune Stanislav Korzenowski 1987
No Score Yet Radon: A Homeowner's Guide Actor 1987
82% The Natural The Judge 1984
40% The Keep Father Fonescu 1983
71% Christine Will Darnell 1983
38% The Lords of Discipline Col. 'Bear' Berrineau 1983
0% Monsignor Bishop Walkman 1982
33% Hanky Panky Hiram Calder 1982
No Score Yet World War III Colonel General Aleksey Rudenski 1982
93% Thief Leo 1981
No Score Yet Zalmen or the Madness of God Actor 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • 2007
54% K Street
2003
Tommy's dad Tommy's Dad
  • 2003
No Score Yet Once and Again
1999-2002
Herb Miller
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Father Patrick Martin Father Martin
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Danny
2001
Lenny
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Rev. Robert Harrigan
  • 2000
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Pat Chase Pat
  • 1998
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1996
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Mr. Howe
  • 1992
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Connelly
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Bishop Patrick Shea
  • 1987
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Sgt. Stan Jablonski Stan Jablonski
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Robert Prosky CHARACTERS

Colonel General Aleksey Rudenski
The Americans will not go to war over this..
E. Garner Goodman
How much do you know about the death penalty?
Adam Hall
I've read everything there is.
E. Garner Goodman
Then you know nothin'.
Will Darnell
(sees Christine drive into the garage, all burned up) - If I'm gonna have to come in and get ya...I'm gonna get ya.
Will Darnell
(sees Christine drive into the garage, all burned up) If I'm gonna have to come in and get ya, I'm gonna get ya.
Will Darnell
Look uh...I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here...Maybe we can work out some kind of deal...Why don't you sweep up around the place... do a few lubes... put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.
Will Darnell
Look uh, I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here. Maybe we can work out some kind of deal. Why don't you sweep up around the place, do a few lubes, put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.
Arnie Cunningham
(smiles) - Well, I'll have to think about it.
Arnie Cunningham
(smiles) Well, I'll have to think about it.
Will Darnell
(angry) - Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!
Will Darnell
(angry) Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!
Will Darnell
Ya know Pepper, ya can't polish a turd.
Will Darnell
(Arnie pulls the worn out, smoking old Christine into Darnell's Do It Yourself garage) - Kiddo, you sold him that piece of sh*t you ought a be fu**ing ashamed of yourself.
Will Darnell
(Arnie pulls the worn out, smoking old Christine into Darnell's Do It Yourself garage) Kiddo, you sold him that piece of sh*t you ought a be fu**ing ashamed of yourself.
Dennis Guilder
I didn't sell it to him. I tried to talk him out of it.
Will Darnell
You should of tried harder. - I knew a guy who had a car like that once. Fu**ing bastard killed himself in it. Son of a bitch was so mean...if you poured boiling water down his throat...he would have pissed ice cubes.
Will Darnell
You should of tried harder. I knew a guy who had a car like that once. Fu**ing bastard killed himself in it. Son of a bitch was so mean, if you poured boiling water down his throat he would have pissed ice cubes.