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Bob Hastings

Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings (April 18, 1925 – June 30, 2014) was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of annoying suck-up Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on McHale's Navy. Hastings was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Charles and Hazel Hastings, Sr. His father was a salesman. Hastings started in radio on "Coast-to-Coast on a Bus" (NBC). Hastings served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. After serving in World War II as a navigator on B-29s, he played the role of Archie Andrews in a series based on the Archie comic book series on the NBC Red Network, later just the NBC Radio Network, after NBC divested itself of its Blue Network in 1942. Archie Andrews was sponsored by Swift & Company food products. Hastings moved to television in 1949, performing in early science-fiction series, including Atom Squad. His first recurring role was as a lieutenant onPhil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko series in the late 1950s. At that time he guest-starred on Walter Brennan's ABC sitcom The Real McCoys.

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Apr 18, 1925 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie No Time for Sergeants 1955-03-15
Latest Project:
Movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2003-10-21
Known For
Poster of The New Adventures of Superman
Movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Commissioner Jim Gordon 2003-10-21
Series Gotham Girls Commissioner Gordon (voice) 2000-07-27
Series Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-23
Movie Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Commissioner James Gordon 1998-02-11
Movie The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice) 1998-08-18
Series The New Batman Adventures Commissioner James Gordon 1997-09-20
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Commissioner Jim Gordon 1993-12-25
Movie Batman: The Animated Series - The Legend Begins Commissioner James Gordon 1992-04-23
Series Batman: The Animated Series Commissioner James Gordon (voice) 1992-09-05
Series Major Dad Unknown 1989-09-17
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie The Munsters' Revenge Phantom of the Opera 1981-01-01
Movie Thornwell Sanborn 1981-01-28
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Series The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Series Flo Unknown 1980-03-24
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series Challenge of the Super Friends 1978-09-09
Movie Harper Valley P.T.A. Skeeter 1978-07-02
Series Three's Company Unknown 1977-03-15
Series The Robonic Stooges 1977-09-10
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man Monahan 1977-09-14
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie No Deposit, No Return Peter 1976-02-05
Series Clue Club D.D. 1976-08-14
Movie The Million Dollar Rip-Off Sergeant Frank Jarrett 1976-09-22
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie Conspiracy of Terror Mr. Kojova 1975-12-29
Movie Trapped The Bartender 1974-06-13
Series Devlin 1974-09-07
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Charley and the Angel News Reporter 1973-03-23
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Jeannie 1973-09-08
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The New Scooby-Doo Movies Unknown 1972-09-09
Movie The Poseidon Adventure M. C. 1972-12-13
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove Deputy Tom Martin 1971-10-30
Movie How to Frame a Figg Chris Groat 1971-02-01
Movie The Boatniks Chief Walsh 1970-07-01
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
Movie The Love God? Shrader 1969-08-01
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Movie The Bamboo Saucer Jack Garson 1968-01-01
Series Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure 1967-09-09
Series The New Adventures of Superman 1966-09-10
Series The Adventures of Superboy 1966-09-10
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Lt. Elroy Carpenter 1965-07-09
Series Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie McHale's Navy 1964-06-25
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series McHale's Navy Lt. Elroy Carpenter 1962-10-11
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Kitty Foyle Ed Foyle 1958-01-13
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie No Time for Sergeants Colonel 1955-03-15
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10