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Robert Martin Culp was born on 16 August 1930, in Oakland, California USA, to Bethel and Crozier Cordell Culp. He was an actor, screenwriter and director, best known for his role as secret agent Kelly Robinson in the television series “I Spy”. He passed away in 2010.

A noted actor, how wealthy was Robert Culp? Sources state that Culp had earned a net worth of over $5 million, accumulated during his acting career which began in the early ‘50s.

Robert Culp Net Worth $5 Million

Culp attended Berkeley High School, where he excelled in track and field. He then enrolled in the College of the Pacific in California, later transferring to several other colleges, however, without ever earning an academic degree.

Culp became involved in acting during his childhood years, appearing in local theater productions. During his high school days, he worked in the Bay Area for magazines and newspapers as a cartoonist. After briefly living in Seattle, he moved to New York in 1951, where he studied acting under the acclaimed teacher Herbert Berghof, making his Broadway debut in 1953 with the play “The Prescott Proposals”. He went on to appear in several other plays during the ’50, including “Diary of a Scoundrel” and “A Clearing in the Woods”. His net worth was established.

After appearing in a few live-TV dramas, Culp secured a major television role in 1957, playing Ranger Hoby Gilman in the Western television series “Trackdown”, the role that brought him international attention, and significantly adding to his net worth. By the end of the decade, he had made guest appearances in other series, such as “The Riffleman”, “Bonanza”, “The Detectives” and “The Naked City”.

In the early ’60s, he made numerous television appearances, including in the series “Johnny Gringo”, “Rawhide” and “The Americans”, to name a few, and had some minor film roles. His big moment came in 1965, when he was cast as undercover secret agent Kelly Robinson, in the popular NBC series “I Spy”, co-starring Bill Cosby; the show was the first to feature an African-American in a lead role. Spending three years on “I Spy” brought Culp enormous popularity, earning him three Emmy nominations and providing him with a sizable income. He also wrote and directed several episodes of the show, gaining an Emmy nomination for writing.

After the series ended, Culp was cast in a major film role, playing Natalie Wood’s husband Bob in the 1969 film “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”. This was followed by other film parts in the ’70s, including in the western “Hannie Caulder”, and a reunion with Cosby in the film “Hickey & Boggs”, which he also directed. He also appeared in numerous mini-movies and television films during the decade – all contributed to his wealth.

The ’80s saw Culp playing FBI agent Bill Maxwell in the comedy/drama series “The Greatest American Hero” for three years; he also wrote and directed one episode of the show. He guested in many other series of the time, including “The Cosby Show”, playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s old friend Scott Kelly, and appeared in several films, such as “Turk 182!”, “The Gladiator”, “Big Bad Mama II” and “Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog”.

The next decade brought Culp one of his best film roles in “The Pelican Brief”, a political thriller playing the US president. Other films of the time included “Mercenary”, “Most Wanted” and “Unconditional Love”. He reunited with Cosby again, this time in the television film “I Spy Returns” and had a recurring role in the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”, as Ray Barone’s father-in-law Warren Whelan.

Culp’s last appearances on television were in the early 2000s series “Chicago Hope”, “The Dead Zone”, and “Robot Chicken”. His last film, the family drama “The Assignment”, was released after his death.

During his 50-year career, Culp has appeared in dozens of series, TV and feature films, and also did much voice-over work, which enabled him to reach Hollywood stardom, and to amass considerable wealth.

In his private life, Culp married five times; during the ’50 he was married to Elayne Carroll(1951-56), then in 1957 he married Nancy Asch, with whom he had four children. After their divorce in 1966, the following year he married France Nuyan, divorcing her in 1970. From 1971 to 1981 he was married to Sheila Sullivan. His last marriage was with Candace Faulkner, who he married in 1981 and with whom he remained until his death from a heart attack in 2010. The couple had one child.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Assignment2010Blakesley
The Orange Box2007Video GameDr. Wallace Breen (voice)
Robot Chicken2007TV SeriesBill Maxwell Sheriff of Nottingham
Half-Life 2: Episode One2006Video GameDr. Wallace Breen (voice)
Santa's Slay2005Grandpa
Early Bird2005TV Movie
Everybody Loves Raymond1996-2004TV SeriesWarren
Half-Life 22004Video GameDr. Wallace Breen (voice)
The Almost Guys2004The Colonel
The Dead Zone2003TV SeriesJeffrey Grissom
Blind Eye2003VideoIsaac
Hunger2001/IThe Chief
Eminem: E2000VideoNarrator (segment "Guilty Conscience")
Running Mates2000TV MovieSen. Parker Gable
Farewell, My Love2000Michael Reilly
Wanted2000Fr. Patrick
Newsbreak2000Judge McNamara
Chicago Hope2000TV SeriesBenjamin Quinn
Innocents2000Judge Winston
Cosby1999TV SeriesScott Kelly
Unconditional Love1999Karl Thomassen
Holding the Baby1998TV Series
Conan1998TV SeriesKing Vog
Diagnosis Murder1997TV SeriesDane Travis
Viper1997TV SeriesMark Bishop
Most Wanted1997Donald Bickhart
Spy Game1997TV SeriesCrazed Terrorist
Spy Hard1996Businessman
Gargoyles1995-1996TV SeriesHalcyon Renard
Mercenary1996VideoMcClean
Xtro 3: Watch the Skies1995Major Guardino
Favorite Deadly Sins1995TV MovieActor playing Noble Hart
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesHiram Waters
Panther1995/ICharles Garry
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesMr. Darryl
Walker, Texas Ranger1995TV SeriesLyle Pike
Wings1994TV SeriesAce Galvin
The Nanny1994TV SeriesStewart Babcock
I Spy Returns1994TV MovieKelly Robinson
Lonesome Dove: The Series1994TV SeriesCornelius Farnsworth
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV Movie
The Pelican Brief1993President
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993TV SeriesElias Jackson
Voyeur1993Video GameReed Hawke
Timebomb1991Mr. Phillips
Jake and the Fatman1987-1991TV SeriesHarrison Gregg
Murderous Vision1991TV MovieDr. Bordinay
Columbo1971-1990TV SeriesJordan Rowe / Dr. Bart Kepple / Paul Hanlon / ...
The Ray Bradbury Theater1990TV SeriesJohn Hathaway
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieRichard Stuart
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair1990TV MovieGen. Davies
The Golden Girls1990TV SeriesSimon
The Famous Teddy Z1990TV Series
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog1989Gregor
Who's the Boss?1989TV SeriesJason
Doctor Doctor1989TV SeriesHoey Babcock
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!1989VideoLt. Connely
What Price Victory1988TV MovieBilly Bob Claiborne
Matlock1987TV SeriesRobert Irwin
Big Bad Mama II1987Daryl Pearson
The Cosby Show1987TV SeriesScott Kelly
Hotel1986-1987TV SeriesDaniel Kingsford / Paul Fitzgerald
Highway to Heaven1987TV SeriesRonald James
Combat High1986TV MovieGeneral Edward 'Ed' Woods
The Blue Lightning1986TV MovieLester McInally
The Gladiator1986TV MovieLieutenant Frank Mason
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesNorman Amberson
The Greatest American Hero1981-1986TV SeriesBill Maxwell
The Key to Rebecca1985TV MovieGen. Erwin Rommel
Brothers-in-Law1985TV MovieWinston Goodhue
Turk 182!1985Mayor Tyler
Calendar Girl Murders1984TV MovieRichard Trainor
Her Life as a Man1984TV MovieDave Fleming
Hardcastle and McCormick1984TV SeriesArthur Farnell
Movie Madness1982Paul Everest ("Success Wanters")
Thou Shalt Not Kill1982TV MovieSteve Nevins
Killjoy1981TV MovieLou Corbin
The Night the City Screamed1980TV MovieFrank McGuire
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesMajor Ross Latham
The Dream Merchants1980TV SeriesHenry Farnum
A Man Called Sloane1979TV SeriesEdward Denton
Goldengirl1979Steve Esselton
Hot Rod1979TV MovieT.L. Munn
Police Story1975-1979TV SeriesDetective John Darrin / Sergeant Price
Mrs. Columbo1979TV SeriesCharles Huston
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesLyle Pettijohn
Women in White1979TV MovieAnthony Broadhurst
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesJoshua
Last of the Good Guys1978TV MovieSgt. Nichols
Spectre1977TV MovieWilliam Sebastian
Flood!1976TV MovieSteve Brannigan
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday1976Jack Colby
Breaking Point1976Frank Sirrianni
Sky Riders1976Jonas Bracken
Inside Out1975Sly Wells
A Cry for Help1975TV MovieHarry Freeman
Give Me Liberty1974TV Movie
Strange Homecoming1974TV MovieJack Halsey
The Castaway Cowboy1974Calvin Bryson
Houston, We've Got a Problem1974TV MovieSteve Bell
Outrage1973TV MovieJim Kiler
Shaft1973TV SeriesMarshall Cunningham
A Name for Evil1973John Blake
The Lie1973TV Movie
A Cold Night's Death1973TV MovieRobert Jones
Hickey & Boggs1972Frank Boggs
See the Man Run1971TV MovieBen Taylor
Hannie Caulder1971Thomas Luther Price
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesPaul Tyler
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1970TV SeriesThe Colonel Peter Jardine
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice1969Bob Sanders
I Spy1965-1968TV SeriesKelly Robinson / Chuang Tzu
Get Smart1968TV SeriesWaiter
Historias para no dormir1966TV SeriesTrent
Mr. Novak1965TV SeriesFrank Menlow
Dr. Kildare1963-1965TV SeriesDr. Jesse Hartwood / Matt Hendricks
The Hanged Man1964TV MovieHarry Pace
Gunsmoke1964TV SeriesJoe Costa
The Outer Limits1963-1964TV SeriesTrent / Paul Cameron / Allen Leighton
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964TV SeriesCaptain Shark Arthur Farnley Selwin
Ben Casey1964TV SeriesEric Morgan / Neil Herrick
The Virginian1964TV SeriesCharles 'Charlie' Orwell
Rhino!1964Dr. Jim Hanlon
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesPeter Furgatch
The Movie Maker1964TV Movie
The Great Adventure1964TV SeriesSam Houston
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963TV SeriesHarry Lawrence
The Raiders1963James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok
Sunday in New York1963Russ Wilson
PT 1091963Ensign George 'Barney' Ross
Combat!1963TV SeriesSgt. John Metcalf
Insight1963TV Series
Naked City1963TV SeriesRichard Calder
Empire1963TV SeriesJared Mace
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1962TV SeriesChester 'Chet' Loomis
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesHank Shannon / Kurt Yoder
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesBaylor Crofoot
The Rifleman1960-1962TV SeriesDave Foley / Colly Vane
Target: The Corruptors1961TV SeriesMeeker
Bonanza1961TV SeriesEd Payson
Death Valley Days1961TV SeriesThomas Burdue / James Stuart
87th Precinct1961TV SeriesCurt Donaldson
The Americans1961TV SeriesFinletter
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1961TV SeriesArchie Bishop
The Detectives1961TV SeriesHerbert Sanders
Rawhide1961TV SeriesCraig Kern
Hennesey1961TV SeriesDr. Steven Gray
Zane Grey Theater1957-1960TV SeriesShad Hudson / Deputy Sam Applegate / Hoby Gilman
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesHolgrave
The Westerner1960TV SeriesShep Prescott
Outlaws1960TV SeriesSam Yadkin
The Chevy Mystery Show1960TV SeriesAbel
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesClay Horne
Tate1960TV SeriesTom Sandee
General Electric Theater1960TV SeriesCaptain Masters
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1960TV SeriesStuart Douglas
Trackdown1957-1959TV SeriesHoby Gilman
Now Is Tomorrow1958TV MovieCaptain David Blair
The United States Steel Hour1956-1958TV SeriesCorporal Neville / Hal
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1957TV SeriesClarence
Robert Montgomery Presents1957TV SeriesSam Bullock
Kraft Theatre1957TV Series
Playwrights '561956TV SeriesClint
Star Tonight1956TV SeriesProfessor Teeling
NBC Television Opera Theatre1955TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1953TV SeriesMale Telescreen Voice
You Are There1953TV SeriesXenophon

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest American Hero1982-1983TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Saturn Awards1981TV Special
Operation Breadbasket1969TV Movie documentary
I Spy1965-1968TV Series written by - 7 episodes
The Rifleman1962TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Cain's Hundred1962TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trackdown1959TV Series writer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest American Hero1982-1983TV Series 2 episodes
Hickey & Boggs1972
Operation Breadbasket1969TV Movie documentary
I Spy1966TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Operation Breadbasket1969TV Movie documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bonanza1961TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Kelly Robinson - I Spy
Pioneers of Television2011-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sheldon Leonard's Wonderful Life2011Video documentary
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself: Actor
The Girls Next Door2008TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Central Canned Ham2002TV SeriesHost
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Canned Ham: The Dr. Evil Story1999TV Short documentaryHimself, host
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Law & Order1997TV SeriesHimself
Could It Be a Miracle?1996TV Series documentary
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
Warren Oates: Across the Border1993DocumentaryHimself
That's Action1990Video documentaryNarrator
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Saturn Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle1980TV MovieHimself
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Golden Girl'1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Bowling1973-1976TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1975TV Series documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Match Game 731973TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Changing Scene IV1971TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Dramatic Reader
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
Operation Breadbasket1969TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Hollywood Squares1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Jerry Lewis Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Personality1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Match Game1967TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Benny Program1957TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Locos por la tele1991TV SeriesBill Maxwell
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977TV SeriesCalvin Bronson
A Secret Agent's Dilemma, or A Clear Case of Mind Over Mata Hari1965TV MovieKelly Robinson
America's Book of Secrets2012TV SeriesHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesBill Maxwell
MythBusters2003TV Series documentary

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesI Spy (1965)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - MaleI Spy (1965)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesI Spy (1965)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in DramaI Spy (1965)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesI Spy (1965)


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#Fact
1Along with Patrick McGoohan, Jack Cassidy, George Hamilton and William Shatner, he is one of only five actors to play two or more murderers in Columbo (1971): Investigator Brimmer in Columbo: Death Lends a Hand (1971), Paul Hanlon in Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (1972) and Dr. Bart Keppel in Columbo: Double Exposure (1973).
2'Bill Maxwell' was not there to "protect" 'Ralph' (the Super Suit did that), but rather they were supposed to work together -- and part of the charm of the show was that they didn't always work that well together, but they did become -along with 'Pam'- a close-knit team. And friends.
3The character 'Bill Maxwell' was not "CIA chief" as mentioned in this biography, but rather he was an FBI Special Agent.
4Unrelated to actor Stephen Culp.
5Grandfather to L.A.-based rapper Bones.
6He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in US television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990).
7He was a staunch liberal Democrat.
8Ties with Patrick McGoohan as a major guest star on the TV series Columbo (1971), with four appearances.
9At 21, as a senior at the University of Washington, Seattle, he won the Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway Intercollegiate Acting competition on February 24, 1952. He won $2,000 after being judged by Helen Hayes, Christian Westphalen and Clarence Derwent, ANTA and Equity officers.
10He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
11Both he and his I Spy (1965) co-star, Bill Cosby, were involved in civil rights causes and, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the pair traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to join the striking garbage workers King had been organizing.
12Ex-stepfather of Fleur Morell.
13Wrote a pilot script in 1962-1963 for director Sam Peckinpah called "Summer Soldiers" that was never produced.
14Wrote a pilot script in 1964 for an espionage series to star himself, but opted for I Spy (1965) instead. He went on to write several episodes for I Spy (1965), including the first episode.
15Father of Samantha Culp, from his marriage to Candace Faulkner.
16He was a poker playing buddy of Hugh M. Hefner; as a result, he was a frequent guest at the Playboy Mansion.
17It was widely reported that Culp would have replaced Larry Hagman as J.R. in Dallas (1978) had Hagman decided not to return to the series because of contract negotiations. However, Culp has stated that he was never asked to play the part of J.R. and was not contacted by anyone from Dallas (1978). At the time this took place, he was costarring as F.B.I. agent "Bill Maxwell" on ABC's The Greatest American Hero (1981). He loved the show and his role and has said that he would not have left the show even if the part had been offered to him.
18Father of Joseph Culp, Joshua Culp, Jason Culp and Rachel Culp, from his marriage to Nancy Asch.
19Born at 11:16pm-PDT

#Quote
1[re writer/director Richard Brooks] Fairness, giving as much as you get, sticking to your word. Core honesty and decent behavior--Richard believed in that.


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