Jason Robards biography
Screen and stage actor Jason Robards Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1922. His work is remarkable for its intensity and introspection. After a six-year stint in the U.S. Navy, Robards studied acting and made his stage debut in 1949. He became the foremost interpreter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, starring in the 1960 television production The Iceman Cometh, among many other productions based on O'Neill's work. Robards also later starred in films like Philadelphia and Magnolia.