Robert Urich

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  • Birth Name: Robert Michael Urich
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ohio, United States
  • Died: April 16, 2002
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Received a football scholarship from Florida State University, where he was an offensive lineman.
  • Worked as a salesman for WGN in Chicago and had a brief stint as a weatherman. 
  • Acting break came when fellow FSU graduate Burt Reynolds got him cast as his younger brother in a stage production of The Rainmaker in 1972.
  • Met wife Heather Menzies on the set of a Libby's corned-beef-hash commercial in 1974.
  • Was diagnosed with cancer in 1996 while starring in The Lazarus Man on TNT.
  • Became spokesperson for the American Cancer Society in 1998.

Awards

  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Allison Grady Urich — Daughter
  • John Urich — Father
  • Tom Urich — Brother
  • Ryan Urich — Son
  • Barbara Rucker — Ex-wife
  • Cecilia Urich — Mother
  • Emily Urich — Daughter
  • Heather Menzies — Wife

College

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States (BA in Radio and Television Communications, 1968); Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States (MA in Broadcast Research and Management, 1971)

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert Michael Urich
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ohio, United States
  • Died: April 16, 2002
  • Profession: Actor

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