Robert Quarry

Robert Quarry

  • Birthday: 1925-11-03
  • Deathday: 2009-02-20
  • Place of birth: Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Also know as: Robert Connell

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Walter Quarry (3 November 1925 – 20 February 2009) was an American actor, known for several prominent horror film roles. Quarry was born in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Mable and Paul Quarry, a doctor. His films include Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), its sequel The Return of Count Yorga (1971), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), in which he played alchemist Dr. Biederbeck pitted against Vincent Price's Phibes in a race to find the mythical elixir of eternal life. Although it is well-known that Price did not care for his co-star - once, when Quarry was singing in his dressing room during the making of Dr Phibes Rises Again, he said to Price, "You didn't know I could sing did you?" and Price replied: "Well I knew you couldn't act." - the two were later also paired in Madhouse (1974). American International Pictures had plans for Quarry to succeed Price, but the decline in the company's fortunes, and old style horror films falling out of fashion, meant that it never happened. Quarry did make further horror film appearances, as the hippy guru vampire Khorda in 1973's The Deathmaster and as a gangster in the 1974 zombie movie Sugar Hill. A third Count Yorga film was often rumored to be in the works, but never materialised. Quarry's career was further set back by a road accident that resulted in serious facial injuries (in which he was hit by a drunk driver), but he made several memorable guest appearances on TV shows, notably The Rockford Files episode, "Requiem For a Funny Box", as Lee Russo. He also played disfigured gunrunner Commander Corliss in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Return of the Fighting 69th". In the 1980s and 1990s, he returned to film, becoming a favorite of director Fred Olen Ray. Quarry died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 83. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Quarry, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Crime of Passion

1956

As Sam, Reporter

Rollercoaster

1977

As Mayor

Inner Sanctum II

1994

As Steve Warren

Spirits

1990

As Dr. Richard Wicks

The Phantom Empire

1987

As Prof. Strock

Hybrid

1997

As Dr. Farrell (as Robert Connell)

Madhouse

1974

As Oliver Quayle

Deathmaster

1972

As Khorda

Count Yorga, Vampire

1970

As Count Yorga

The Return of Count Yorga

1971

As Count Yorga

Fugitive Mind

1999

As Mark Putnam

Teenage Exorcist

1991

As Father McFerrin

Moon in Scorpio

1987

As Dr. Khorda

Evil Spirits

1990

As Doctor

Haunting Fear

1990

As Visconti

Warlords

1989

As Dr. Mathers

Cyberzone

1995

As Chew'Bah

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

1972

As Darius Biederbeck

Cyclone

1987

As Knowles

A Kiss Before Dying

1956

As Dwight Powell

Sugar Hill

1974

As Morgan

Alienator

1990

As Doc Burnside

Sexbomb

1989

As King Faraday

L.A. Bounty

1989

As Jimmy

Commando Squad

1987

As Milo

Invisible Mom II

1999

As Randolph St.John

The Midnight Man

1974

As Dr. Prichette

Agent for H.A.R.M.

1966

As Borg

Mind Twister

1994

As Bob

Mom's Outta Sight

1998

As Robert Secord

Mob Boss

1990

As Dr. Jones

Rapid Assault

1997

As Military Officer

Evil Toons

1992

As Demon (voice) (uncredited)

Angel Eyes

1993

As Murray

Beverly Hills Vamp

1989

As Father Ferraro

Dear Santa

1998

As Mr. Ambrose

Fugitive Rage

1996

As Judge

Winning

1969

As Sam Jagin (uncredited)

WUSA

1970

As Noonan

A Clear and Present Danger

1970

As Hollis Kent

The Capitol Conspiracy

1998

As Agent Betts

The Shooter

1997

As Examiner

The Millionaire

1978

As Michael Anthony

House of Bamboo

1955

As Phil (uncredited)

Shadow of a Doubt

1943

As Santa Rosa Teenager (uncredited)

The Many Faces of Dracula

2000

As Count Yorga (archive footage)

Colossus: The Forbin Project

1970

As Scientist (uncredited)

Production

Deathmaster

1972

As Producer

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