Tony Roberts (Actor)

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(10-22-1939 - ) Age 78

Tony Roberts made his Broadway debut in 1962. He was cast in many Woody Allen films.

He appeared in the following 74 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/11/1974 0006 Honeymoon with Death Her husband disappears after their return from the honeymoon and the young wife's sister insists that the nuptial was a mere fantasy. She attempts to persuade a cop that her husband was indeed killed.
01/21/1974 0016 Dead for a Dollar Two cheated men plan the murder of the trader who swindled them. Unbeknownst to them, somebody has already carried out the deed, relieved them of the rewards, but left the blame behind.
02/06/1974 0032 After the Verdict An upcoming attorney discovers to his dismay that the man he acquitted of homicide is indeed culpable. Now he must find a way to straighten out the facts.
02/17/1974 0040 The Walking Corpse An unfortunate American couple is caught up in a coup by a Banana Republic despot who intends to take over the little island with a horde of zombies.
03/06/1974 0052 The Sending Innocent co-eds at a college get their souls sold to the demon by their professor. Black magic is afoot as the professor barters their souls to extend his wife's life.
03/13/1974 0056 A Little Night Murder All promises should not be kept. A serial killer stalks town women to fulfill his childhood promise to kill them.
04/15/1974 0074 Only the Dead Remember Two decades is a small time for Korean war veterans as they come together to plot the murder of a fellow prisoner of war who foiled their escape attempt from a POW camp.
05/23/1974 0096 The Bleeding Statue A magician disappoints his heirs by leaving his properties with his daughter and also promises to safeguard her against all harm through a statue in his estate courtyard. On her arrival in the estate, she finds his promise true to his word.
06/10/1974 0103 A Bargain in Blood When a strange turn of events allows a young man to switch illnesses with the diseased, a young man uses his gift to win the approval of his sweetheart's father.
12/04/1974 0182 A Bride for Death An unlucky poet finds love and affection in the form of his melancholic neighbor awaiting her fiance\'s return from war. Now the intriguing question is - which war?
01/02/1975 0195 The Reluctant Killer A professional football player becomes disillusioned with the brutality of the game and leaves. But his wife and her mother accuse him of domestic violence and send him to prison. He comes back to avenge the injustice.
02/07/1975 0220 Death Is So Trivial A man dies in a road accident and vows to devote his afterlife to stopping hit and runs.
03/04/1975 0233 The Pit and the Pendulum A young man invents a formula that could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands. He and his wife are tormented and threatened to get him to reveal the secret.
03/20/1975 0242 The Doppelganger A young lady chooses a gangster boyfriend over her fiance even though her beloved forces her to abort her child. Along comes a perfect chance at revenge for the rejected man.
04/04/1975 0251 Roses Are for Funerals A fake leopard skin coat becomes the key to a case of assassination and mystery as a British man travels to the home of his American beloved.
04/21/1975 0260 Sting of Death Strong-willed explorer Trevor Constaine is used to getting his way in things and he wants to see his daughter marry his assistant - although both are married. But Trevor can't be put down with a trivial thing like that and uses some shrunken heads and a killer clock to achieve his ends.
05/27/1975 0281 The Executioner An American couple land themselves in far greater danger when they seek shelter in a an ancient manor after a breakdown of their car. The mansion is inhabited by a mysterious lord and is also the residence of Queen Elizabeth's private executioner.
06/23/1975 0296 The Mills of the Gods An American tourist becomes enamored of a Parisian while traveling through Europe. What she doesn't know is that the Frenchman is a wanted serial killer, and that the whole police task force are determined to capture him before he can strike again.
09/02/1975 0337 Portrait of Death A woman fell in love with a rare painting while studying art in Venice years before. Now on her honeymoon, she travels together with her new husband to see the painting once again. When they find that the artwork was substituted by a counterfeit. They come across the woman's old mentor in their search for the original masterpiece.
10/24/1975 0367 The Summer People In search of a quiet place to work and improve on their respective crafts over the summer, an artistically gifted couple stumble upon Granville, an all-too perfect town that they have difficulty leaving - even when they want to.
01/11/1976 0414 The Mysterious Stranger When you meet an angel named Satan who promises to grant your every desire, you learn that it's not always good to get everything you wish for.
02/05/1976 0426 The Children of Death In a time where men and women have been segregated to live alone, a deadly game is born. A game wherein they must hunt each other down to win the ultimate prize-- a chance at procreation.
02/13/1976 0431 The Blue Roan Stallion A proud "half-breed", Dan Bowles unwittingly saves the life of ranch owner Hale Chalmer. In gratitude, he is hired as a ranch hand and life becomes complicated when he falls in love with the boss's daughter. Despite their differences, the lovers make plans to get married but things come to a head when the foreman challenges the cowboy to a gun-fight because of his mixed heritage. Chalmers saves Dan's life only to throw him a gun when he learns that the man he has just saved is a half-breed.
02/27/1976 0439 Half a Life What do you get when you mix bar, a handsome stranger, and a lonely middle-aged woman? True love? Or is it just another recipe for disaster?
04/23/1976 0474 Long Live the King Is Dead In this modern retelling of the life of an ill-fated prince, sinister plots are uncovered and filial love is the scourge that plagues them all.
07/19/1976 0499 Future Eye An investigator is sent back in time with a critical mission-- to secure a microchip which has a complete account of the world until 2976. It's a race against time to retrieve the technology which, in the wrong hands has the power to wipe out the future.
08/12/1976 0506 The Haliday Prediction It seems that every prediction Cash Haliday makes in his Friday newspaper column comes true. Does he have uncanny insight, some sort of ESP, or as his secretary/girlfriend thinks, do things come true because he predicts them.
11/09/1976 0549 The Colony Michael and Mary just want to spend some quiet time away with nature. After spotting a UFO, they stop in the sleepy town of Colony, New Hampshire to report it but find themselves in deep trouble with the law.
12/06/1976 0560 Child of the Sea While swimming in the ocean, a man encounters a woman who lives in an undersea kingdom and falls in love with her. She tries hard to live on land and he tries to live in the sea.
12/16/1976 0566 The Doctor's Evidence A shallow man who is having an affair with his secretary catches a lucky break when his wife dies in an accidental fall. But her son suspects that his wife sent him a message by telepathy saying she was going to be murdered.
01/24/1977 0590 License to Kill Billy (Chappie) Chapman is a huge 6-foot 260-pound player is cut from the football squad because he lacks the killer instinct. When his wife is seriously injured in an auto accident and the medical bills start piling up, Chappie asks the coach for another chance. The coach renames him \'The Chopper,\' and tells him to go out on the field and destroy his opponents. Unfortunately, Chappie takes his coaches words literally to heart.
02/10/1977 0598 The Recluse
A young son learns of the fate of his late father as well as the fortune that went missing together with his disappearance after his grandmother dies, leaving him to inherit the family inn as well as the host of secrets it keeps.

02/28/1977 0608 The Light that Failed In order to win the hand of the woman he loves, a painter and war correspondent does everything in his power to amass a fortune. When he scorns a woman he considers beneath his station, his carefully laid plans fall apart.
05/06/1977 0647 Bottom of the World Arctic scientists must escape when threatened by a planetary catastrophe.
06/07/1977 0661 The Curse of Conscience A hustler and loser fall in with an elderly woman who tries to put him on the straight and narrow path. When he finds himself in a bind, he aims to take advantage of her -- with dire consequences.
06/20/1977 0668 The Birthmark A scientist believes that a hand-shaped birthmark on his wife's cheek is the only thing standing between her and perfect beauty. He develops a means of removing it and his wife is willing. What price will they pay for their vanity?
01/31/1978 0774 The Ice Palace A routine ice-breaking mission turns to be of vital importance when the sailors discover that the polar ice caps are melting. The pilot sent to discover more disappears, prompting the dispatch of another team to find him and more information.
02/23/1978 0787 Vanishing Lady A man investigates the disappearance of his beloved with no help from the investigating officers and despite the girl's mother trying to dissuade him. He catches wind of a strange character taking care of the fish in her apartment and the intrigue increases. He starts to suspect a convoluted plot by virtually everyone he knows...
02/28/1978 0790 A Message from Space A journalist is hell bent on rubbishing the existence of UFOs. But there are a few surprises coming his way.
03/21/1978 0802 The Golden Amulet A classic ghost tale from Japan about a samurai's son falling for a spirit.
03/28/1978 0806 The Ghost in the Well An artist is obsessed with painting the portrait of the spirit of a woman as she recounts her tale.
03/31/1978 0808 Shark Bait An incorrigible gambler lays a diabolic plan to clear his debts by taking his bookie's aid to kill his own brother and aunt to get hold of their wealth.
04/18/1978 0818 Uncle Louis A young police investigator attempts to gather proof against a known mobster and falls for a lady witness during it. The irate mobster discovers a secret from his past.
05/02/1978 0826 The Figure in the Moonlight A mysterious engraving of a residence shows a person re-enacting a crime of the past. The curious couple who inherit it decide to look for its portents, they stumble across an acquaintance's family secret.
07/17/1978 0865 The Tell-Tale Scar A crime journalist and a district attorney pair up to track down a gangster who is believed to be dead.
09/11/1978 0891 End of a Memory A visually-impaired man accidentally finds himself in a murder scenario and narrowly escapes becoming a victim himself. Many years later, he gets into an affair with a woman who had witnessed the same incident, but has no recollection of it.
09/27/1978 0898 The Headhunters A recently married couple, Tim and Mary Lang return to their native island in the Phillipines to meet Tim's irate grandma intent on having Mary's grandpa Dondoc's head on the chopping block for killing her husband, Tali. She tries to persuade Tim to kill Dondoc by telling him that Tali's spirit will never rest at peace until Dondoc's head is buried alongside Tali's body. When Tim dissents, Tali's spirit blackmails by threatening to harm Mary's unborn baby.
02/26/1979 0957 Hickory, Dickory, Doom A grandfather clock is the central piece in this gruesome and morbid tale. A young couple from Pennsylvania pick up a grandfather clock at an estate sale to give to the local minister. What they do not know is that the malfunctioning time piece does more than tell time, it is actually a gateway to the demon world.
03/07/1979 0960 Watcher of the Living A high school principal and teacher are sent to an alternate world during a failed lab experiment. In this strange dimension, they encounter a race of floating faces that are cursed to forever witness the wrongdoings of others but are incapable of correcting them.
04/23/1979 0973 The Glass Bubble Believing it gives her the power to foresee death, a young woman isolates herself in a sterile glass room.
05/02/1979 0976 The Fabulous Pillow A man is revisited by a strange dream when he loses consciousness during a car crash. In the vision, he goes to seek help and finds himself in the company of a former coworker whom he defended against robbery charges at the cost of his own job. To make amends, the man hands over the stolen goods.
05/21/1979 0981 Help Wanted A series of serial killings of lonely old women piques the interest of a police detective after his elderly aunt tips him off on the suspicious actions of the local grocer.
07/23/1979 0999 No Man's Land In a small French village, two American soldiers are captured and sentenced to death for their so-called crimes during World War II.
12/05/1979 1036 Appointment at Sarajevo The sordid past of Archduke Ferdinand and 1914 attempt on his life are narrated by a doctor in this recounting of the history of World War I.
12/27/1979 1042 Between These Worlds When a reconnaissance mission to assess the Earth's viability as a potential conquest, an alien pilot encounters a human couple. He soon finds himself falling for the woman and listening to the demands of her scientist husband.
01/14/1980 1050 The Better Half Despite having murdered her in a fit of envious rage, a young ad agency executive continues to receive advice from his brilliant and deceased wife.
02/04/1980 1056 That's What Friends Are For A British officer stationed in India is plagued by a bag-pipe playing ghost. His licentious fiancee demands that he do something about it, and he soon discovers that the spirit was merely trying to warn him against his faithless bride-to-be.
03/10/1980 1066 You're Going to Like Rodney A couple babysitting their young nephew are tortured and harassed by his malicious antics. They begin to suspect he is more than he seems when the nature of his pranks become more and more sinister.
07/16/1980 1103 Murder Preferred In an effort to make her husband's suicide less of an embarrassment, his widow fakes a crime scene in order to make it look like murder. When an innocent man is caught in the cross-fire, she admits her felony to the lawyer she hired to save the unfortunate man.
08/20/1980 1111 Kill Now, Pay Later In order to stop her son from marrying a poor woman, a controlling mother threatens to disinherit him. Instead of hindering their plans, the couple develops closer ties.
10/01/1980 1123 Hero's Welcome After living in paradise for years, an amnesiac castaway regains his memory and returns home to reclaim his life. He is disturbed to find out that the townsfolk are unhappy with his sudden appearance, and that his supposed death gained him a hero's reputation.
01/27/1981 1152 Small Money A pro golfer finds himself murdering his wife when she begins to start earning more money than him. His ego takes a beating every time he remembers that he was the one who sparked her interest in the game in the first place!
03/18/1981 1173 Pretty Polly In order to escape the good-natured meddling of his colleagues, a man spins animaginary romance. When his fake lover is found murdered, he discovers that he placed himself at the scene of the crime with his fictitious claims.
04/10/1981 1183 The Empty Coffin A woman travels all the way to England after learning that her birth father perished. There she works to uncover the truth behind her childhood and the strange death of her mother.
05/08/1981 1195 Is the Doctor In? When a wounded mafia leader is brought to his office, a dermatologist is forced to perform surgery at gun point. After living through the ordeal, he discovers that the gangsters are the least of his concerns.
07/20/1981 1223 The Eye of the Idol After losing his wealth as well as his lover after suffering terribly bad luck, a compulsive gambler receives a secret charm from his guardian angel. With the Eye of the Idol, the man is graced with an impressive winning streak but is disturbed by the hollowness of his victories.
01/04/1982 1273 The Acquisition After getting marooned on a mysterious island, a wealthy businessman discovers that his financial prowess is useless and cannot save him from becoming a slave to the island's inhabitants.
04/28/1982 1321 The Ghost of Andersonville After finally being released from the Confederacy's most notorious prison camp, a detainee is requested to stand before a Union General. Despite being a potential presidential candidate, the man refuses due to a deep-seated grudge.
06/25/1982 1343 Don't Kill Me In order to marry her husband's wealthy compatriot, a woman allows her elderly husband to die from sickness. The man comes back to haunt her.
07/14/1982 1351 The Innocent Murderer In order to escape prosecution and trial for the attempted assassination of Lincoln, John Surratt flees from Canada and makes his way to Liverpool, England.
09/14/1982 1369 The Forbidden House After purchasing a new home, the young owners encounter an unexpected visitor in the form of an old circus performer. They offer him a place to stay and in exchange, they soon learn the secret surrounding their new house.
09/29/1982 1375 The Million Dollar Leg In order to recruit a kicker for a professional team, a college football coach must travel behind the Iron Curtain as a favor to an old teammate.
11/16/1982 1393 The Magic Dust A metallurgist stumbles upon a mysterious powder that inherently changes the structure of metal. His research leads him to his old college professor who warns him of the terrible secret shrouding the ancient dust. Despite severe warnings, industrialists seek to capitalize on the dangerous formula.
11/23/1982 1395 The Smile When a smile-shaped cloud seemingly follows him wherever he goes, a reporter recently back from an assignment in Tibet shares his paranoid fear with his estranged ex-wife. He is convinced the cloud is stalking him with malevolent intentions.


9 Responses to Roberts Tony

I met Tony Roberts (quite by accident) in the mid 1980s when he was attending a Woody Allen Film Festival near my hometown. He and I happened to be waiting for a table in the same restaurant. We struck up a short conversation. He seemed genuinely flattered when I brought up CBSRMT and said he had a lot of fun doing the show...

Winston

Tony Roberts, in my opinion, was an underrated actor in the series. He gave many wonderful performances. Tony Roberts appeared throughout the years of the show. DeKoven had the honor of being in the debut episode. Interestingly the never appeared in the same show.

Frank

Roger DeKoven ROCKED "The breaking point".

kurt

Tony Roberts, in my opinion, was an underrated actor in the series. He gave many wonderful performances.

Revthomas

Definition of "cool": seeing Tony Roberts, Yaphet Kotto and Edward G. Robinson together in a single performance ("The Messiah on Mott Street"):

Kurt

Enjoy most of them & for different reasons, but recently been listening to these 2 favorites Tony Roberts & Mason Adams

Cathy

He was in some of the best episodes...

Brian

Always a class act, this guy can do it all. Convincingly played roles ranging from sensitive poets to cold blooded killers! Listening to him was never boring.

Greg

Tony Roberts between 1974 and 1982: an iconic voice on the CBSRMT and the perfect, ultra-cool counterpart to Woody Allen's neurotic. Well done! Thank you!!

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