Prior to that, he starred in the CBS/Four Star western series, Trackdown as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from 1957-1959. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy (1965–1968), the espionage series in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents. Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010) was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor and director, widely known for his work in television. Later in his career, he also appeared in "The Pelican Brief" (1993). It was nominated for four Academy Awards. Your contribution is much appreciated! Coronavirus Update. Actor Robert Culp, 79, best known for his work in television's "I Spy" in the 1960s and more recently in "Everybody Loves Raymond," died this morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said. On the morning of March 24, 2010, he left the apartment to go for a walk. Later, a jogger found him lying unconscious on the sidewalk close to the lower entrance of the canyon. But his most famous TV role was that of Kelly Robinson, a secret agent with a double life traveling the world as a top-seeded professional tennis player in “I Spy.”. Robert's cause of death was heart attack while walking. Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Robert Culp, the actor who rose to fame as secret agent Kelly Robinson on the groundbreaking 1960s TV series "I Spy" and later played Ray Romano's father-in-law on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital a half hour later, Officer Rosaria Herrera said.

It’s still a preliminary investigation and we’re still waiting on the official cause of death,” she said, adding there was no indication of foul play. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Robert Culp was born on August 16, 1930 and died on March 24, 2010. Celebrities and Notable People Who Have Had Coronavirus. He was 79. Culp was also nominated for a Golden Globe for “I Spy,” which was filmed on location in such cities as Hong Kong, Acapulco and Tokyo. He was 79. Culp made the transition to motion picture actor with mixed success. His notable credits include a co-starring role in the series "The Greatest American Hero" and appearances on "The Cosby Show," "Columbo," "Wings," "Chicago Hope" and "Raymond.". It was the first U.S. prime-time network drama to feature a black actor in a starring role and both men were nominated for Emmy Awards in all three of the program’s seasons -- with Cosby beating out Culp each time. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American TV actor Robert Culp, best known for playing a secret agent alongside Bill Cosby in the 1960s cloak-and-dagger hit “I Spy,” died on Wednesday after a fall near his home. His five marriages produced five children and five grandchildren, according to his Web site. In the 1980s, he returned to a starring role in prime-time U.S. television as an FBI agent on “The Greatest American Hero,” and reunited briefly with Cosby on an episode of “The Cosby Show.”. Robert was 79 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 16, 1930Date of Death: March 24, 2010Age at Death: 79. Culp collapsed near the lower entrance to Runyon Canyon Park, a popular hiking area in Hollywood, according to a Los Angeles Police official. Robert Culp Death. Robert Culp, right, and Bill Cosby starred as partners in the '60s TV show "I Spy." "Those all come from inside. Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Peter Cooney. Culp is survived by his fifth wife, Candace Faulkner. “It appears that the individual (Culp) had fallen down and struck his head. CNN's Jack Hannah and Alan Duke contributed to this report. Those are all part of me.". Culp died after falling on a sidewalk near a Los Angeles park, said his publicist, Dick Delson. But Culp could be hard on himself, he said -- material he channeled into Kelly Robinson. Police officers and paramedics were summoned quickly, but they were unable to revive him. Delson had no further details. The series, which also starred Bill Cosby as Robinson's partner (and, as their covers, trainer to Culp's globe-trotting tennis player), was the first to feature an African-American in a lead role; Cosby won three Emmys for his work. Veteran actor Robert Culp, who teamed with Bill Cosby to break down racial barriers on the hit 1960s show "I Spy," died Wednesday after collapsing outside his Hollywood home. Robert passed away on March 24, 2010 at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California. "I never had so much fun in my life, never, before or since," he said of "I Spy" in a 2007 interview with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Archive of American Television. It was unclear if the fall caused his death, and the coroner has opened an investigation, she said. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. Later in life, Culp became active in local civic causes, joining in a lawsuit to stop construction of an elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and accusing officials there of mistreating animals. Culp, who also starred alongside Natalie Wood, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon in the 1969 film “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” was pronounced dead at a Los Angeles hospital where he was rushed after falling during a morning walk, a police spokeswoman said.

AMC orders drama pilots from 'Breaking Bad,' 'Nikita' producers, Halle Berry battles ex again over daughter, Univision fires anchor for racist Michelle Obama insult, 'Star Wars Episode 8' to be released May 2017, Talking Barbie is too 'creepy' for some parents, Scammer tries to swindle top tax-crime fighter, Culp, 79, gained TV stardom in 1960s with "I Spy", He also played father-in-law in "Everybody Loves Raymond", Movie roles include 1969's "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "The Pelican Brief" in '93. Culp also wrote scripts for seven episodes of the show, which ran from 1965 to 1968 and featured Cosby as his partner, Alexander Scott. He starred in 1969's "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," a talked-about film about spouse-swapping couples, as well as 1971's "Hannah Caulder," opposite Raquel Welch, and 1972's "Hickey & Boggs."