Robert Culp Biography
Veteran actor Robert Culp found fame in television, beginning as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman in the western Trackdown, and capping his career with regular appearances as Ray Romano's father-in-law in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. He also portrayed Bob in the 1969 sexually charged comedy film comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. But Culp's greatest acting legacy is his role as Kelly Robinson, starring alongside Bill Cosby's Alexander Scott, in the classic action-adventure-comedy series I Spy, which ran from 1965–1968. I Spy made history as the first American dramatic series with a racially integrated cast. Both Culp and Cosby were nominated for acting Emmys in each of I Spy's three seasons, with Cosby coming out the victor each time. Culp, 79, died after suffering a head injury while walking outside his Hollywood Hills home.