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Robert Prosky

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Actor

The Resume

    (December 13, 1930- )
    Birth name is Robert Porzuczek
    Best known as Sgt. Stan Jablonski on 'Hill Street Blues (1984-1987)'
    Acted in 'Thief (1981),' 'Monsignor (1982),' 'The Lords of Discipline (1983),' 'John Carpenter's Christine (1983),' 'The Keep (1983),' 'The Natural (1984),' 'Outrageous Fortune (1987),' 'Broadcast News (1987),' 'The Great Outdoors (1988),' 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990),' 'Green Card (1990),' 'Coach (1991),' 'Far and Away (1992),' 'Hoffa (1992),' 'Cheers (1992),' 'Last Action Hero (1993),' 'Rudy (1993),' 'Mrs. Doubtfire (1993),' 'The Scarlet Letter (1995),' 'Dead Man Walking (1995),' 'Veronica's Closet (1997-1998),' 'Dudley Do-Right (1999),' 'The Practice (1999-2002)' and 'Death to Smoochy (2002)'
    Acted in 'A View from the Bridge,' 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'A Walk in the Woods' on Broadway

Why he might be annoying:

    He is typecast as crusty old cops and prison guards.
    He appeared in the abysmal Demi Moore version of 'The Scarlet Letter.'
    He has twice played the father of obnoxious comedienne Kirstie Alley.
    One critic described his face as looking like mashed potatoes.

Why he might not be annoying:

    Before becoming a performer, he was a bookkeeper at the Federal Reserve Bank.
    He was one of the most popular character actors of the 1980's and 1990's.
    He enjoys restoring old houses in his free time.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 43.24% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 52 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 115 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 177 Votes: 42.94% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 298 Votes: 43.29% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 102 Votes: 38.24% Annoying