Date of Birth : Sep 9th 1923
Robertson is notable for his performances in PT 109 (chosen personally by John F. Kennedy to portray the then-Lt. Kennedy), The Best Man, Charly (an adaptation of Flowers for Algernon for which he won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor), Picnic, Autumn Leaves, Too Late the Hero, Three Days of the Condor, Obsession, J. W. Coop, Star 80 and Malone. More recently, Robertson’s career has had a resurgence. He appeared as Uncle Ben Parker in the first movie adaptation of Spider-Man, as well as in the sequels Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. He commented on his website that “”Since Spiderman 1 and 2, I seem to have a whole new generation of fans. That in itself is a fine residual.” He was also in the 2004 horror film Riding the Bullet.Robertson in “The Galaxy Being” (1963), an episode of television’s The Outer Limits
One of Robertson’s main hobbies is flying and, among other aircraft, he has owned several de Havilland Tiger Moths, an Messerschmitt Bf 108 and a genuine World War II era Mk.IX Supermarine Spitfire.