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Robert Ginty

Robert GintyAKA Robert Winthrop Ginty

Born: 14-Nov-1948
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 21-Sep-2009
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Exterminator

Having attended Yale and CCNY, Robert Ginty flirted with becoming a rock drummer but became an actor. He studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and obtained minor television roles until 1976, when he was cast as Lt. Wylie in Robert Conrad's Baa Baa, Black Sheep. He followed that up with a season in The Paper Chase before starring as a vigilante in The Exterminator (1980). That film unexpectedly made $35M. Following that success were a series of violent roles, including Warrior of the Lost World (1983) and Exterminator 2 (1984). He co-starred as a transplanted cop in Hawaiian Heat, which lasted ten episodes in 1984. Ginty was also an exhibited painter, and in 1994 he founded and was artistic director of the Irish Theatre Arts Center in Los Angeles. He died from cancer in 2009 at his home in Los Angeles.

Wife: Francine Tacker (actress, m. 23-May-1980, div. 1983, one son)
Son: James Francis Ginty (b. 4-Dec-1980)
Wife: Lorna Patterson (actress, m. 1983, div.)
Wife: Michelle (until his death)

    University: Yale University
    University: City College of New York
    Conservatory: The Actors Studio

    Irish Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    Falcon Crest Walker Daniels (1989-90)
    Hawaiian Heat Mac Riley (1984)
    Simon & Simon Jerry Reiner, ME (1983)
    The Paper Chase Thomas Craig Anderson (1978-79)
    Baa Baa Black Sheep Lt. TJ Wylie (1976-78)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Woman of Desire (1993)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Prophet's Game (1999)
    Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (23-Aug-1991)
    The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (11-Nov-1990)
    Madhouse (16-Feb-1990) · Dale
    Loverboy (28-Apr-1989) · Joe Bodek
    Programmed to Kill (Apr-1987)
    Three Kinds of Heat (1987)
    Exterminator 2 (14-Sep-1984)
    The Act (Aug-1984)
    The Alchemist (1984)
    Warrior of the Lost World (1983)
    The Big Stuffed Dog (8-Feb-1981)
    The Exterminator (19-Sep-1980)
    Coming Home (15-Feb-1978)
    Bound for Glory (5-Dec-1976) · Artichoke Picker
    Two Minute Warning (12-Nov-1976)

Official Website:
http://www.robertginty.com/


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