Robert Carradine

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Robert Reed Carradine (born March 24, 1954) is an American actor. The youngest of the Carradine family of actors, he made his first appearances on television western series such as Bonanza and his older brother David's Kung Fu. Carradine's first film role was in the 1972 film The Cowboys opposite Roscoe Lee Browne and John Wayne. Despite a lengthy and successful movie career, working with directors like Martin Scorsese and John Carpenter, Carradine is probably best known for portraying fraternity president "Lewis Skolnick" in the Revenge of the Nerds series of comedy films and the father, "Sam McGuire", on the Disney Channel sitcom Lizzie McGuire. Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel (née Henius) and actor John Carradine. He is one of a number of prolific actors in the Carradine family. He is the brother of Christopher and Keith Carradine, paternal half-brother of Bruce and David Carradine, and maternal half-brother of Michael Bowen. His maternal great-grandfather was biochemist Max Henius, and his maternal great-grandmother was the sister of historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg. Carradine's parents were divorced when he was 2 years old.


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