Remembering Robert Culp, the 'I Spy' dude and more
Robert Culp, the actor who played a secret agent in the 1960s American television show, "I Spy," died today of an apparent heart attack at the age of 79.
He starred in an array of tough-guy roles, as well as the totally groovy "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," a swinging 1969 flick with Elliott Gould, Natalie Wood, and Dyan Cannon.
Culp's first role came on CBS in 1957 on "Trackdown" where he played Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, known for hunting down criminals wherever they attempted to hide.
Culp was paired with Bill Cosby in "I Spy" and even wrote seven episodes of the show. He was nominated for Emmys on the show, but lost out to Cosby.
Culp portrayed western gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok in "The Raiders" in 1963 and was active in subsequent years. He portrayed the president of the United States in "The Pelican Brief" in 1993.