Robert V. Barron
Robert Barron in Bill and Ted Execellent Advent
Robert V. Barron as "Abraham Lincoln" in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" in 1986.
General Actor Information
Gender: Male
Birth name: Robert V. Nemiroff
Born: (1932-12-26)December 26, 1932
Birthplace Charleston, WV, U.S.
Died December 1, 2000(2000-12-01) (aged 67)
Death Location Salinas, California, U.S.
Actor, Director, Producer and Voice artist
Years active: 1954-1995
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
"The Wheels of Justice (Part 2)" (Season 3)
"Who Was That Masked Man?" (Season 5)
Appears as: Ray Muntz / The Red Ranger
Robert V. Barron(born Robert V. Nemiroff on December 26, 1932 - died December 1, 2000) appeared twice on Night Court, first as Ray Muntz in "The Wheels of Justice (Part 2)" in Season 3, and then as The Red Ranger in the Season 5 episode of titled "Who Was That Masked Man?" Robert was a character actor best known as the supervising director and the voice of Admiral Donald Hayes in the U.S. version of the Japanese animated series Robotech. He is also known for playing the role of Abraham Lincoln in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure in 1989.


Tall, gaunt, rawboned character actor with deep voice, reminiscent of John Carradine. Barron's attended Morris Harvey College in his hometown Charleston, West Virginia and later UCLA. He later had acting training at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and at Max Reinhardt Workshop in Los Angeles.

Before moving to Hollywood, he spent several years working in regional theaters from one end of the US to the other, and had built an impressive resume of glowing reviews of his performances in such roles as Cyrano de Bergerac, Abe Lincoln In Illinois, Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons, Henry Drummond in Inherit The Wind, Richard III and the like, but he was never offered such lofty challenges in films or television. Still, he didn't languish, but instead relished every chance he was given to play for the camera, whether in a quality major studio production or the cheesiest of no-budget fly-by-night productions.

He would go on to make guest appearances in many television shows such as Bonanza, Mannix, Love American Style, The Dukes of Hazzard, Quantum Leap", Get a Life, Father Dowling Mysteries and movies such as The Spring, and A Dangerous Place. As a screenwriter, Robert wrote episodes of the classic television western Bonanza and CBS-TV's western spy series Wild, Wild West.


Robert died in Salinas, CA.

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