March 24th, 2010
06:19 PM ET

Actor Robert Culp dies after fall

[Update, 6:19 p.m.] Read the full story by CNN.com's Todd Leopold.

[Update, 6:06 p.m.] Culp, 79, appeared in dozens of television shows over the past 50 years, including 82 episodes of the "I Spy" series. He also had a long list of credits as a TV director and screenwriter.

His last reoccurring role was on "Everybody Loves Raymond," in which he appeared between 1996 and 2004, according to the Internet Movie Database.

A native of Berkeley, California, he moved in 1951 to New York, where he got his first professional acting jobs, according to the biography on his official Web site.

His five marriages produced five children and five grandchildren, his Web site says.

[Posted, 5:50 p.m.] Actor Robert Culp died after falling and hitting his head in a Los Angeles park Wednesday, his publicist said.

- CNN's Jack Hannah contributed to this report.

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  1. Giga

    I've enjoyed Mr. Culp for years in everything from drama to comedy. My sympathies to all his friends and family. RIP.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Geoff

    Always liked Robert Culp's work –especially his many guest starring appearances on Columbo. RIP.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chip

    Wow, great article. Glad Jack Hannah could help!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chuck

    It took 2 people to write this story? What part did Jack write?

    March 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MWK

    This is very specific... hmm.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. h THOMAS

    I enjoyed watch Robert Clup alongside Bill Cosy in the I Spy series!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J.J. in NYC

    Culp and Cos were the coolest in I Spy.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Robert

    I am sad to see this.

    "The Greatest American Hero" was a great show from my childhood.

    My condolences go out to his friends and family.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CMHuante

    Another actor from a golden age – gone. Robert Culp was quite adept at acting in all film categories; dramas, action flicks and comedies. He will be missed, but will live on and continue to bring pleasure via his films. My prayers and sympathy to his family members. May he rest in peace.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Smartz

    As usual, Alan Duke is being too modest. I'm sure Hannah provided some important information here, but that final clause is classic Duke.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Donna

    Another great talent taken – my sympathies and prayers to his family and friends

    March 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alan

    I've followed his career since "I Spy" with Bill Cosby. He was a fine actor and will be missed. RIP

    March 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. adrienne resnick

    I always liked Robert Culp. I am so sorry to hear the bad news. May he rest in peace.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Commonsenseagitator

    Rest in Peace Mr. Culp. You were a fine actor.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BUNNY

    This is really sad. He was a really great actor. RIP

    March 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
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