Jason Robards, Jr.


Son of stage and film star Jason Robards, Sr., Robards, Jr. first gained notoriety in such Eugene O'Neill plays as ?The Iceman Cometh,? (Obie Award), ?Long Day's Journey Into Night,? ?Hughie,? ?A Moon for the Misbegotten,? ?A Touch of the Poet,? and ?Ah, Wilderness!? with Colleen Dewhurst.

After receiving the Navy Cross for his service in World War II, Robards struggled as a small-time actor in local New York theatre, television, and radio before his roles as Hickey in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh," and the alcoholic Jamie Tyrone in O?Neill?s "Long Day's Journey Into Night" catapulted him to fame.

His other Broadway appearances include ?The Disenchanted,? (Tony Award for Best Actor) and ?Stalag 17,? ?The Chase,? ?Big Fish,? ?Little Fish,? ?Toys in the Attic,? ?The Devils,? ?We Bombed in New Haven,? A Thousand Clowns,? ?The Country Girl,? ?You Can?t Take It With You,? ?After the Fall,? ?A Month of Sundays,? ?Love Letters,? ?Park Your Car in Harvard Yard,? Pinter?s ?No Man?s Land,? and most recently, Pinter?s "Moonlight."

Robards? back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for ?All The President?s Men,? (1976), and ?Julia,? (1977), cemented his claim to fame.

On television, Robards, Jr. has been seen in several acclaimed specials including "The Atlanta Child Murders," "Sakharov," "FDR: The Last Year," "Haywire," "Washington Behind Closed Doors," "The Day After," "The House Without a Christmas Tree," "A Christmas Wife," "Noon Wine," "The Final Tribute," "Mark Twain and Me," "Inherit the Wind" (Emmy Award), "Heidi," and "My Antonia."

In 1999, Robards, Jr. narrated the widely praised documentary ?The Irish in America: The Long Journey Home.?

Appearances in the BDE Catalog:

Cast in Iceman Cometh

Cast in A Moon for the Misbegotten

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