Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson

The late Cliff Robertson portrayed Ben Parker in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3.

Significant roles

  • Rod Brown in Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953-1954)
  • Alan Benson in Picnic (1955)
  • Burt Vail/The Big Kahuna in Gidget (1959)
  • Lt. John F. Kennedy in PT 109 (1963)
  • Wing Cmndr. Roy Grant in 633 Squadron (1964)
  • Shame in Batman (1966-1968)
  • Charly Gordon in Charly (1968)
  • Cole Younger in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
  • Ace Eli Walford in Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
  • Philip Nolan in The Man Without a Country (1973)
  • Johnny Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1974)
  • J. Higgins in Three Days of the Condor (1975)
  • Col. Edwin A. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. in Return to Earth (1976)
  • Hugh Hefner in Star 80 (1983)
  • Dr. Michael Ranson in Falcon Crest (1983-1984)
  • Colonel James in Renaissance Man (1994)
  • President in Escape from L.A. (1996)
  • Mr. Shroud in 13th Child (2002)
  • Hal Malloy in The Lyon's Den (2003)


  • "I just finished the sequel to Spider-Man. They brought Uncle Ben back, which I can't talk about. Sam Raimi is also a fine director and friend. I also met his family. In a town that is not known for its familial tendencies, he has a lovely relationship with them. Both he and DePalma are among my favorite directors."
  • "I just got a call that they were going to bring my character back to life again."