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Robert Drivas

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Robert Drivas (November 21, 1938 – June 29, 1986) was an American actor and theatre director. Drivas was born Robert Choromokos in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Hariklia (née Cunningham-Wright) and James Peter Choromokos. Drivas studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Miami. After further training at the Greek Playhouse in Athens, Greece and with the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami Beach, he made his New York City debut in the role of Rameses in 1958 in the play The Firstborn, starring Anthony Quayle as Moses. He continued to perform on stage with One More River (1960), The Wall (1960), The Irregular Verb to Love (1963), and And Things That Go Bump in the Night (1965), which he also directed. In 1963 he won a Theatre World Award for his performance in Mrs. Dally Has a Lover (opposite Estelle Parsons). Drivas was associated with many well-known theatrical figures of his time. These included playwrights Terrence McNally, whose play The Ritz he directed in 1975, and Edward Albee, who directed Drivas in the 1983 premiere of Albee's harshly received play The Man Who Had Three Arms. Other directing credits include Bad Habits, for which he won an Obie Award, Legend, Cheaters, It Had to Be You, a revival of the musical Little Me, and Peg, a musical biography of songstress Peggy Lee, with lyrics and book by the star herself. Concurrent with his theater work, Drivas appeared in television, beginning in 1958, on such crime shows and dramas as Route 66, N.Y.P.D., The Defenders, The Fugitive, 12 O-Clock High (TV series), and The F.B.I.. Drivas' first theatrical film appearance was in the role of "Loudmouth Steve" in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke (1967). This debut led to more film work, in The Illustrated Man (1969) and Where It's At (1969). Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Drivas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 21, 1938 In Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Young Doctor Malone 1958-12-29
Latest Project:
Movie God Told Me To 1976-10-31
Known For
Poster of God Told Me To
Poster of Where It's At
Poster of The Illustrated Man
Poster of Tattooed Steiger
Movie God Told Me To David Morten 1976-10-31
Movie Road Movie Gil 1974-02-03
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Tattooed Steiger Himself 1969-01-01
Movie The Illustrated Man Willie 1969-03-26
Movie Where It's At Andy 'A.C. Jr.' Smith 1969-05-07
Series The New People Unknown 1969-09-22
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Cool Hand Luke Loudmouth Steve 1967-06-22
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Young Doctor Malone 1958-12-29