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Robert Carradine Biography
Robert Carradine (Robert Reed Carradine) is an American actor. He is also a member of the famous Carradine family. He made his first appearances on television western series Bonanza. He also made his first film appearance in the film The Cowboys in 1972.Robert Carradine
Robert Carradine biggest film success was in 1984. He starred in Revenge of the Nerds as the lead nerd Lewis Skolnick. He spent time at The University of Arizona participating in rush week. This was so that he could prepare for the comedy. He was also featured in a short-lived television series, of the same name, based on the movie.
He made an appearance in the Martin Scorsese film Mean Streets. He played the role of a killer, shooting to death the character played by his brother, David. He worked with David on some independent projects. These projects include; a biker film called You and Me (1975) and an unreleased musical called A Country Mile.
Robert Carradine demonstrated on screen what he considered to be his “first ambition”, car racing in 1976. This was when he played Jim Cantrell in Paul Bartel’s Cannonball. He became a snack for the vengeful killer whale in the Jaws imitation film Orca in 1977.
In 1978, Robert Carradine landed a demanding role in the film coming home. The film was an Oscar-winning Vietnam War drama. Due to his performance, there were speculations that he might be the best actor in his family. In 1983, He starred in the science fiction movie Wavelength in 1983. Robert Carradine played a washed up rock star who helps extraterrestrials escape from a military base. The same year he starred in the music video for The Motels hit song “Suddenly Last Summer” as lead singer Martha Davis’ love interest.
In 1979, Robert Carradine had a role in Survival of Dana alongside Melissa Sue Anderson in 1979. He played Robert Cohn in the television mini-series version of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. That was in 1984. In 1987, he appeared in the HBO mini-series, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8.
He guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent entitled Gone in the year 2005. Two years later, he appeared in Jane Doe, a TV series. Between 2001 and 2004, Robert Carradine played father Sam McGuire on Lizzie McGuire. The show’s realistic approach to the problems of a 13-year-old girl appealed to parents and girls.
Robert Carradine also appeared in the ER episode “Sleepless in Chicago”. He hosted King of the Nerds on TBS, a reality TV series in January 2013. In the series, a group of nerds compete to find out which one is the nerdiest. He appeared on a fourth season episode of Celebrity Wife Swap in 2015. In the same year Robert Carradine was involved in a car accident while driving his wife Edith Carradine in Colorado.
Robert Carradine Age
Robert Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, United States of America. He was born on 24th March, 1954.
Robert Carradine Net Worth
Born in a family of actors, Robert Carradine has made a great fortune from his work. Known for his great role in the film Revenge of the Nerds, he has mainly made his fortune from his acting career. It is no doubt that a person who has acted since 1970s, has a a lot to show off. Robert Carradine has an approximated net worth of $300000.
Robert Carradine Family
Born in Hollywood, California, Robert Carradine is the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel and actor John Carradine. His maternal great-grandfather was biochemist Max Henius, and his maternal great-grandmother was the sister of historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg. His parents divorced when he was 2 years old.
A bitter custody battle followed after his parents separation. This led to his father gaining custody of him and his brothers. He is one of many actors in the Carradine family. He is the brother of Christopher and Keith Carradine. He ius also half-brother of Bruce and the late David Carradine through his father.
Through his mother, Robert Carradine is half-brother of Michael Bowen. He was raised primarily by his stepmother, his father’s third wife, Doris Grimshaw. He believed her to be his mother until he was introduced to his real mother, Sonia Sorel. This was at a Christmas party when he was 14 years old.
Robert Carradine Wife
Robert Carradine got married to his wife, Edie Mani, in 1990. Their marriage however, suffered a blow after 25 years of peaceful coexistence. His wife filed for divorce in 2015 after they survived a car crash. In her application, she argued, that Carradine subsequently confessed he was trying to kill them both.
In the accident both of them were wearing seatbelts. Also, there was no evidence of alcohol or overspeeding. Both were injured and rushed to the hospital. His wife claimed that he was depressed following the death of his half-brother actor David Carradine. His brother died in 2009.
Robert Carradine has two daughters and a son. He got his first born daughter, actress Ever Carradine, with Susan Snyder. He also has a daughter Marika Reed Carradine and son Ian Alexander Carradine. He got both with his wife, Edie.
Robert Carradine Django
Robert Carradine appears as a guest star in the 2012 film Django Unchained. Django Unchained is an American revisionist Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is a highly stylized tribute to Spaghetti Westerns using an obvious revisionist history. It is set in the Old West and Antebellum South in particular.
It grossed over $425 million worldwide against its $100 million budget. It became Tarantino’s highest-grossing to-date. It received five nominations at the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Ace and Dicky Speck drive a group of shackled black slaves on foot. Among them is Django Freeman, sold off and separated from his wife Broomhilda von Shaft.
They are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter. He seeks to buy Django for his knowledge of the Brittle brothers, Django’s previous owners and a trio of outlaws for whom Schultz is carrying a warrant. When the suspicious Ace levels his gun at him, Schultz kills him with a fast draw and then kills Dicky’s horse, which falls and crushes Dicky’s leg.
Schultz insists on paying Dicky a fair price for Django before leaving Dicky to the newly freed slaves, who kill him and follow the North Star to freedom. While visiting a town to collect on another bounty, Schultz offers Django his freedom and $75 in exchange for help tracking the Brittle brothers down.
Robert Carradine Movies And Tv Shows
2010 to date
- The Terror Experiment – 2010
- Fancypants – 2011
- Bikini Spring Break – 2012
- Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt – 2012 (TV movie)
- Django Unchained – 2012
- King of the Nerds – 2013-2015 (as himself, in reference to Lewis Skolnick)
- Justice 2017
- ’’Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws’’ 2018
2000 to 2009
- Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire – 2000 as Van Helsing the Vampire Hunter
- Ghosts of Mars – 2001
- Max Keeble’s Big Move – 2001 as Donald Keeble
- The Lizzie McGuire Movie – 2003 as Sam McGuire
- Attack of the Sabretooth – 2005 (TV)
- Comanche Stallion – 2005
- Hoboken Hollow – 2005 (movie)
- Supercross – 2005 (movie)
- Law & Order: CI – 2005
- Jane Doe: Ties that bind – 2007 (TV)
- Deep Winter – 2008 (movie)
- Tooth and Nail – 2008 (movie)
- The 13th Alley – 2008 (movie)
- The 1 Second Film – 2009 (movie) (producer)
1990 to 1999
- The Incident – 1990
- Clarence – 1990
- Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation – 1992
- Body Bags – 1993
- The Tommyknockers – 1993
- Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love – 1994
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – (1995) as Joey Bermuda A.K.A. The Handyman
- ER (season 1), 1995
- Escape from L.A. – 1996
- Humanoids from the Deep (1996 film) (1996)
- Scorpio One – 1998
- Lycanthrope (film); 1999
- The Kid With the X-Ray Eyes – 1999
1980 to 1989
- The Long Riders – 1980
- The Big Red One – 1980
- Heartaches – 1981
- Tag: The Assassination Game – 1982
- Wavelength – 1983
- Revenge of the Nerds – 1984
- The Sun Also Rises – 1984
- Faerie Tale Theatre Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp – 1986
- As Is – 1986
- Monte Carlo – 1986 (TV miniseries)
- Number One with a Bullet – 1987
- Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise – 1987
- Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)
- Totally Minnie – 1987
- I Saw What You Did – 1988
- Rude Awakening – 1989
- All’s Fair – 1989
- Buy & Cell – 1989 (As Herbie Altman)
1970 to 1979
- The Cowboys – 1972
- Mean Streets – 1973
- Go Ask Alice – 1973
- Aloha, Bobby and Rose – 1975
- The Pom Pom Girls – 1976
- Cannonball – 1976
- Massacre at Central High – 1976
- Orca – 1977
- Joyride – 1977
- Blackout – 1978
- Coming Home – 1978
- Survival of Dana – 1979