Robert Martin Culp was born in Oakland, California on August 16, 1930. He was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on ‘I Spy’ (1965–1968), the espionage television series in which co-star Bill Cosby and he played secret agents. Before this, he starred in the CBS/Four Star Western series ‘Trackdown’ as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from 1957 to 1959. The 1980s brought him back to television as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on ‘The Greatest American Hero’. Later he had a recurring role as Warren Whelan on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ Culp gave hundreds of performances in a career spanning more than 50 years.
Culp was married five times among them was French actress France Nguyen [1967-1970] and fathered of five children. Culp's grandson, Elmo Kennedy O'Connor, is a rapper and performs under the alias Bones
On March 24, 2010, Culp died after a fall while on a walk near Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, California. He was 79 years old.
CULP, Robert (Robert Martin Culp) [8/16/1930, Oakland, California, U.S.A. - 3/24/2010, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. (heart attack)] – producer, director, writer, singer, film, TV actor, married to Elayne Carroll (1951-1956), married to actress Nancy Asch (Nancy Asch Wilner) (1957-1966) father of producer, writer, cameraman, SFX, Joshua Culp (Joshua Shannon Culp) [1958- ], actor Jason Culp (Jason S. Culp) [1961- ] producer, director, writer, actor Joseph Culp [1963- ], Rachel Culp, married to France Nuyen [1939- ] (1967-1970), married to actress Sheila Sullivan [1929- ] (1971-1981), married to Candace Faulkner (1981-2007) father of actress Samantha Culp [1982- ].
Hannie Caulder – 1970 (Thomas Luther Price)