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ROBERT FORSTER (Sergeant Volkom) earned accolades and a 1998 Academy Award® nomination for his landmark performance as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown,” a role that re-invigorated a career he considered to be in its second act.

He subsequently appeared in numerous film and television projects from studio to independent productions, most recent among them the thriller "Firewall,” opposite Harrison Ford; "D-War”; "Lucky Number Sleven”; "Wild Seven”; Wes Craven's "Cursed”; "Grand Theft Parsons,” starring Johnny Knoxville; "Confidence”; "Like Mike”; and "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle.” He again won accolades nationwide for his work in David Mamet's "Lakeboat,” directed by Joe Mantegna, and "Diamond Men,” with Donnie Wahlberg.

Forster has also been active on the small screen, with a guest arc of nine episodes on NBC's "Heroes” last season; the CBS telefilm "The Hunt for the BTK Killer”; guest-starring roles on Showtime's "Huff,” ESPN's "Tilt” and McG's "Fastlane”; and a starring role alongside Carla Gugino in the ABC series "Karen Sisco.” He co-starred in the HBO Films production "Undefeated,” directed by and starring John Leguizamo, the USA film "Murder in Greenwich” and the CBS telefilm "Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes,” with Mary Tyler Moore.

Additionally, Forster starred in the independent films "Outside Ozona,” "Family Tree,” "The Magic of Marciano,” with Nastassja Kinski, and "It's the Rage,” with an all-star ensemble including Joan Allen, Gary Sinise and Andre Braugher, as well as the sci-fi feature "Supernova,” co-starring Angela Basset and James Spader, the updated version of "Psycho,” directed by Gus Van Sant, and a television version of "Rear Window,” for Christopher Reeve. He also starred in "Roads to Riches,” with Rose McGowan, a modern-day film noir, and the present-day western "Lone Hero.”

Forster's career spans more than 40 years, encompassing film, television and stage work. A native of Rochester, New York, he began acting in local theater, moving to New York City in 1964, where he made his professional debut in the two-character Broadway production of "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover.” Other stage credits include productions of "A Streetcar Named Desire,” "The Glass Menagerie,” "Twelve Angry Men,” "The Sea Horse” and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.”

He made his feature film debut in l966, in "Reflections in a Golden Eye,” directed by John Huston and co-starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. He followed this in l968 with the seminal film "Medium Cool,” for director Haskell Wexler, and a number of television roles, including one in the noir series "Banyon,” and has been working consistently ever since. Among his earlier standout performances were roles in "The Don is Dead,” "Stunts,” "Avalanche,” "Alligator” and "Delta Force.”

In 1997, British director Paul Chart created the role of Dr. Jake Nyman in the thriller "American Perfekt” for Forster, after carefully following his career. The film also stars Amanda Plummer, David Thewlis and Paul Sorvino.

Additionally, Forster records audio books, including the best-seller Hit Man and Elmore Leonard's Mr. Paradise, and delivers his speaking program, INTERACTING: a stand-up act of positive stories, jokes, life lessons and guiding principles which he developed during the self-described "sliding second act” of his career, intended to raise any job to the level of an art form.


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