Robert Blake

TV Actor

Birthday September 18, 1933

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Nutley, NJ

DEATH DATE Mar 11, 2023 (89)

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Best known for starring as Perry Smith in the 1967 film In Cold Blood and as the titular character on the TV series Baretta, he initially gained fame as a child actor in the MGM short film series Our Gang. 

Before Fame

He began his career in his family's song and dance act as a member of The Three Little Hillbillies.


He played the role of the Mystery Man in the 1997 David Lynch film Lost Highway. In January 2021, he was the subject of a TV special about his wife Bonnie's murder, and his eventual acquittal in the case. The special is titled Murder in the Family: Robert Blake, and aired on Reelz.

Family Life

He was married to Sondra Blake from 1961 to 1983 and Bonnie Lee Bakley from 2000 to 2001. He had three children, Noah, Delinah and Rosie.

Associated With

He appeared alongside Robert Young in the 1939 movie Bridal Suite.