Robert Totten was the director of Mission Impossible and Huckleberry Finn. He was the actor seen multiple times in Gunsmoke. He was also the writer of The Quick and the Dead. Shortly, Robert Totten was a multi-talented American director.
As of 2024, Robert Totten or Bob Totten's net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
|Robert Charles Totten
|Robert Totten or Bob Totten
|Source(s) of Fame
|Director, Actor, Writer
|Date of Birth
|February 5, 1937
|Place of Birth
|Los Angeles, California, US
|Age At Death
|Date of Death
|January 27, 1995
|Cause of Death
|Divorced, Sandra A. Riley, (November 15, 1958 - 1971)Married, Maxine M. Click, (May 15, 1977 - January 27, 1995)
Robert Totten was born as Robert Charles Totten on the 5th of February, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He has not communicated the details of his parents or siblings or childhood yet.
Robert Totten began his career as an actor in 1958. For the first few years of his career, he only got uncredited roles. His uncredited performances include The Badlanders, Susan Slade, The Couch, and Rome Adventure.
After not being able to grab a lead role, Robert diverted his career toward television direction. His first direction venture was an episode of The Gallant Man (1962). The next year, he tried both writing and directing films. He wrote and directed the movie, The Quick and the Dead. The movie was based on the American-German war.
From 1962 to 1970, Robert directed a lot of television series including, The Dakotas, Temple Houston, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Iron Horse, Mission: Impossible, and Dan August.
In 1969, Robert directed the film, Death of a Gunfighter but he was not credited for the direction. In 1970, Robert got his first top cast role of Thatcher in the movie Cutter’s Trail.
From 1969 to 1973, he directed and appeared in various roles in the television series, Gunsmoke. In 1970, he directed another film, The Wild Country. In the next decade, he directed both television series as well as movies. His notable works of this decade include Mystery in Dracula’s Castle, Kung Fu, The Magical World of Disney, Huckleberry Finn, Pony Express Rider, and The Sacketts. He also directed and wrote the television movie, The Red Pony. Robert’s daughter, Heather Totten was cast as Reah in the movie.
In 1979, he portrayed the role of Blainey in the movie, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. His last film as an actor plus director was Dark Before Dawn (1988). He played the role of Dusty.
Robert Totten got married twice. His first wife was Maxine M. Click while his second wife’s name was Sandra A. Riley. He has never disclosed the details of his wedding dates or venues. He was the father of the actress, Heather Totten.
In 1969, during the direction of the movie Death of a Gunfighter, there was a clash between the actor Richard Widmark, initial director Robert Totten, and the final director Don Siegel. The film started under the direction of Robert but after about a year of filmmaking, he had a conflict with the lead actor, Richard Widmark. Due to this, Robert had to be replaced by Don Siegel. When the film ended, Siegel refused to accept the credit for direction. Widmark began arguing again. An agreement was then settled between the three and the credit of direction was given to a pseudonym, Alan Smithee.
Robert Totten was not active on social media platforms. He was hesitant to reveal his personal affairs in front of the media. Social media was not even common when Robert was enjoying the peak time of his career. He was not even on YouTube.
Robert Totten passed away on the 27th of January, 1995 in Sherman Oaks, California, United States of America. He died of a sudden heart attack. He was not previously sick or hospitalized. His friends and family were deeply saddened by his sudden demise.
Robert Totten was an all-rounder in the American film and television industry. He has created unforgettable masterpieces through his direction. His net worth is estimated to be 2.5 million dollars.
Robert Totten or Bob Totten has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Dildar, Mihiro Taniguchi, Damion Hall, Cecile Breccia, Susan Oliver, Ed Sanders or Eddy Atlantis, Johnny Kovacs or Jon K, Alan Slim, and Bryan Russell.