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Robert J. Wilke
Actor | Producer
Robert J. Wilke appeared
in six episodes of The Rifleman ―
The Marshal as Florry
Sheldon, he was one of the Sheldon brothers who wanted to
kill Micah ― The Pet as the
heavy Haskins, the dude who killed Flecker.
Wilke was a star left
half-back for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
He was the rushing leader for Notre Dame in 1936 and 1937.
He was an All-Star Game Participant in 1937.
Wilke appeared on pretty
man TV Westerns ― The Range Rider ― Cheyenne ―
Bonanza ― Wagon Train ― Death Valley Days ― Rawhide ― The
Cisco Kid ― Tombstone Territory ― Daniel Boone ― The
Virginian ― Cimarron Strip ― The Guns of Will Sonnett ― The
Tall Man ― Sky King ― Lancer ― The Wild Wild West ― The
Monroes ― Maverick ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Have Gun–Will
Travel ― Bronco ― The Westerner ― Lawman ― Wanted: Dead or
Alive ― Zorro.
He has appeared in many
of our favorites movies ― High Noon (1952) ―
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) ― The Far Country
(1954) ― The Rawhide Years (1956)
(1956) ― Gun the Man Down (1956) ― Written on the
Wind (1956) ― Night Passage (1957) ― The
Tarnished Angels (1957) ― Man of the West (1958)
― Never Steal Anything Small (1959) ― Spartacus
(1960) ― The Magnificent Seven (1960) ― Blueprint
for Robbery (1961) ― Fate Is the Hunter (1963)
― Shock Treatment (1964) ― The Hallelujah Trail
(1965) ― Smoky (1966) ― Tony Rome
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) ― A Gunfight
(1971) ― The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
― Santee (1973) ― The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
(1973) ― Days of Heaven (1978) ― Stripes
He was an expert golfer, he was said by his friend Claude Akins to have
earned more money on the golf course than he ever did in movies. (taken from
the IMDB) I can't imagine him being able to make more on the golf course
than in the movies. He had done so much in TV and the movies - I can't
imagine him ever being idle.
He appeared in three
episodes of BJ & the Bear with his buddy Claude Akins.
Once a lifeguard in a
Miami hotel and a high-diver at Chicago's World Fair in
Birth Name: Robert Joseph Wilke
Robert J. Wilke was born May 18, 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio
He died March 28, 1989 in Los Angeles, California of cancer
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