Actor Stage actor Television actor

Rod Colbin

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican actor
Was Actor
Stage actor
Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Gendermale
Birth 23 November 1923, New Haven
Death 4 February 2007, Denver
(aged 83 years)

Biography

Rod Colbin (born Irving Herbert Lichtenstein: December 23, 1923 – February 4, 2007) was an American character actor whose career spanned four decades. He was also a fencing instructor who, at one time, served as Katharine Hepburn’s personal masseur. He was born to Jewish parents in New Haven, CT, the son of Samuel (made gravestones) and Bess (Silverdollar) Lichtenstein.

Marriages and family

Rod married Annemarie Polonyi on September 16, 1965; they divorced in 1978. They had three daughters: Johanna, who died at age 4, Shana Rebecca, and Kaila Johanna.

Death

Colbin died in February 2007 in Denver, Colorado after a series of strokes. He was 83. Colbin was survived by two daughters, two grandchildren and two sisters.

Filmography

  • 1954 – Man Against Crime (TV series)…Baxter
  • 1955 – Mr. Citizen (TV series)
  • 1966 – The Edge Of Night…Doorman
  • 1975 – Sanford And Son (TV series)…Coach Bradley in original “Grady” TV series pilot
  • 1975–1976 – Marcus Welby, M.D. (2 episodes)…as Dr. Tom Leonard
  • 1976 – Insight (TV series)
  • 1976 – Harry O … as Administrator
  • 1976 – The Gumball Rally
  • 1977 – Alice (1 episode) as Edger Patton in the episode “The Bus”
  • 1977 – John Hus … as John Hus
  • 1977 – The Jeffersons (TV series) (1 episode) as Mr. Billings in episode “The Grand Opening: Part 2”
  • 1977 – Lou Grant (TV serise) as Warren Woods in episode “The Scoop”
  • 1977 – Charlie’s Angels (TV series) as Dr. Eggars in episode titled “Little Angels of the Night”
  • 1977 – 1982 Barney Miller (TV series)…Various roles (7 episodes)
  • 1978 – To Kill A Cop (TV Movie)…as Chief Emerson
  • 1979 – Anatomy of a Seduction (TV movie)
  • 1979 – 1980 The Ropers (TV series) …Hubert Armbrewster (4 episodes)
  • 1979 – 1980 Quincy, M.E. (TV series) Dr.Lang/George Myers (4 episodes)
  • 1980 – Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (TV movie)
  • 1980 – A Change Of Seasons … Sam Bingham
  • 1981 – Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV series)…Chief Palmer (2 episodes)
  • 1981 – Sanford (TV series)…Judge
  • 1980 – 1981 Flo (TV series)…2 episodes
  • 1981 – 1982 Three’s Company (TV series)….as Mr. Frankin/Mr. Hadley in 2 episodes
  • 1981 – 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV series) as General Enright / Theodore Svenson (2 episodes)
  • 1982 – Yes, Giorgio …Ted Mullane
  • 1982 – Frances …Sentencing Judge
  • 1983 – Ghost Dancing …Arch
  • 1983 – Remington Steele …Carlos Mondragon (1 episode)
  • 1983 – Hardcastle and McCormick (TV series)
  • 1984 – The A-Team …Jes Hicks
  • 1984 – Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie …Grocer Schnitt
  • 1984 – Gimme A Break …Dr. Kessler
  • 1984 – Little House: The Last Farewell …Mr. Davis
  • 1985 – Torchlight …Dr. Urban
  • 1986 – The Twilight Zone (TV series)… Minister (segment “Red Snow”)