ROBERT FULLER - BIOGRAPHY
(Dr. Kelly Brackett in Universal Television's "Emergency!")
Robert Fuller, an actor who was once known for western roles, has successfully made the transition from levis to doctors smock; from early
west cowboy to modern day, west-coast doctor.
Universal Television's hour-long series, "Emergency!", airing over the NBC Television Network on Saturday evenings and going into it's fourth season
this fall has Fuller portraying staff doctor in the emergency ward at a Los Angeles hospital.
Born in Troy, New York, Fuller is the son of a naval officer. His mother is a choreographer. The family moved to Florida and Illinois before finally
settling in California.
Prior to the Korean conflict, Fuller gained exposure to show business through a small part in a musical. In the Army, he served Korea as a
sergeant First Class with the 24th Infantry.
Returning to the states, he went to New York and entered Sanford Meisner's acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
Next came Hollywood and his first professional film assignment - an extra in "Friendly Persuasion", starring Gary Cooper.
Eventually, landing the starring role of Jess in Universal Television's "Laramie" series, Fuller became one of
television's biggest stars. It was the turning point of his career, not only establishing his popularity in
the U.S., but also internationally.
"Laramie" was followed by "Wagon Train", and subsequently, a number of roles in both television and motion pictures. Along the way, he has been
honored five times with the Otto Award, Germany's highest prize for television actors, as well as Japan's top acting award.
Today, after over twenty years in the business, Fuller retains the same attitude towards roles as when he first began: "If I don't feel the
characterization, or don't believe in it, then I just won't do a part, regardless of the money involved." He's turned down parts, not because he
didn't buy the characters, but because he didn't buy him playing them.
Concerning his role in "Emergency!", Fuller states that he was afraid he would be up to his neck in antiseptic every episode. But he saw potential
in the character of Dr. Brackett which has since been justified.
He continues to act at the same studio where he first rose to stardom, even
having the same dressing room and today is a contented man.
Fuller spends his leisure time in a variety of ways: being an expert horseman, he enjoys riding, is a avid hunter and has won numerous awards
for being a crack shot.
BIRTHPLACE: Troy, New York
BIRTHDAY: July 29
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
HAIR: Dark Brown