Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Robert Webber ’41
Robert Webber was a veteran character actor whose diversity enabled him to enjoy 40 years of success on stage and screen. After graduating from Tech, Webber served in the Marine Corps during World War II. In 1946 he hitchhiked to New York City to seek a career on Broadway, debuting in 1948 in Two Blind Mice. In 1957 he was cast as Juror #12 in Twelve Angry Men and his career took off. He appeared in Private Benjamin, 10, Revenge of the Pink Panther, and The Dirty Dozen.
Webber’s stage performances include No Time for Sergeants, and Teahouse of the August Moon, and he performed on radio on the Starlight Theatre. His films include 12 Angry Men, The Sandpiper, Harper, The Dirty Dozen, and Private Benjamin, while his television credits include Kraft Television Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kojak, Ironside, Cannon, McCloud, Rockford Files, many others.