Robert Joseph Porter, son of William and Alberta Porter, died peacefully at his home in Elk Grove, CA on March 18, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Robert attended Blessed Sacrament School and Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. After graduating from Notre Dame High School, he became a member of the Actors Studio in New York City. Among his many film credits are Firecreek, MacKennas Gold, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, The Jesus Trip, Emergency, The Klansman and Wonder Woman.
Robert was an accomplished landscape artist and stone mason, dedicating much of his time and talent to the Vietnamese Catholic Martyrs Church in Sacramento and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hollywood.
Robert shared his love of nature with his family on many adventures to the High Sierras. He travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, The Philippines, and Mexico.
Robert was preceded in death by his brothers William Porter and Eddie Barr, his brother- in-law Cos Bolger, his nieces Jean Porter, Elizabeth Karet and Emilia Heil, and his nephews Greg Parrillo and Richard Barr. He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Priscilla (Bolger), Paul, Jane (Blain), Loretta (Parrillo), Tom, Peter, Mary (Stember), and Christine (Muller) and over two generations of nieces and nephews. His unique creative spirit and passion for life will forever be missed and his memory will live on in the legacy of his loving family.
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, CA.
PORTER, Robert (Robert Joseph Porter)
Born: 5/14/1940, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 3/18/2014, Elk Grove, California, U.S.A.
Robert Porter’s westerns – actor:
The Big Valley (TV) – 1965 (Tobe)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1968 (Mark Stonecipher)
Firecreek – 1968 (Arthur)
MacKenna’s Gold – 1969 (young Englishman)