Robert Loggia (born January 3, 1930) is an American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge.
Loggia, an Italian American, was born on Staten Island on January 3, 1930, the son of Benjamin Loggia, a shoemaker, and Elena Blandino, a homemaker, both of whom were born in Sicily, Italy. After studying at Wagner College and journalism at the University of Missouri (class of 1951) and serving in the U.S. Army, Loggia began a long career as a supporting player in movies, on stage and television.
Loggia was a radio and TV anchor in Southern Command Network in the Panama Canal Zone. Loggia first came to prominence playing the real-life American lawman Elfego Baca in a series of Walt Disney TV shows in 1958. He starred as the proverbial cat-burglar-turned-good in a short-lived series called T.H.E. Cat. In 1972, he played Frank Carver on the CBS soap opera The Secret Storm. His many television credits include appearances on Frasier, The Bionic Woman, Overland Trail, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Breaking Point, Combat!, Custer, Columbo, Ellery Queen, High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, Big Valley, Rawhide, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files (three times as three different characters), Magnum, P.I., Quincy, M.E., Kojak, Hawaii Five-0, The Sopranos, Monk, Oliver Stone's miniseries Wild Palms and Little House on the Prairie...
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