Biography

With his gaunt features and seemingly effortless ability to wax manic, character actor Robert Towers specialized in misfits, freaks, nutty villains, and all-around eccentrics. He took one of his earliest bows on-camera in 1969, as a wiseacre human jack-in-the-box on an episode of Bewitched entitled "Samantha's Shopping Spree," then appeared over the years in a variety of features, including the 1987 Masters of the Universe (as one of Skeletor's henchmen), Blake Edwards's 1991 comedy Switch (as a mental patient), and David Fincher's elaborate epic fantasy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), opposite Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. On-stage, Towers's accomplishments include a memorable portrayal of Pappy in UCLA's 2008 theatrical production of Lil' Abner. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi