- Robert Heath Foxworth
November 01, 1941 (age 79)
- Actor, Television Director
- Stacey Thomas
- Erna Beth Seamman, John Howard Foxworth
Robert Heath Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage and television actor.
Foxworth was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Erna Beth (née Seamman), a writer, and John Howard Foxworth, a roofing contractor. He attended Lamar High School.
Foxworth first gained attention as a stage actor, particularly at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage in the same era that Robert Prosky also did notable work.
He was the original casting of J. R. Ewing in Dallas, but wanted the role softened too much for the producer's taste, and was replaced by Larry Hagman.
Among his numerous movie and television roles, such as in the television series The Storefront Lawyers (1970–1971), Foxworth is best known for his stints on Falcon Crest (he played Jane Wyman's long-suffering nephew, Chase Gioberti, from 1981–1987) and Six Feet Under (he played Bernard Chenowith from 2001–2003) as well as a starring role in Gene Roddenberry's 1974 movie The Questor Tapes. He also had a guest starring role on the seventh season of The West Wing and a guest spot on Law & Order.
Foxworth was the longtime partner of Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery from 1974 until her death in 1995 (they married in 1993). He is the father of actors Bo Foxworth and Kristyn Foxworth with his first wife, Marilyn McCormick. Foxworth married Stacey Thomas in 1998, and they reside in Olivenhain, California.