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Paul Roebling
Miami Vice Character
Born
March 1, 1934 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Died
July 27, 1994 (Arizona, age 60)
Active
1946-1992
Spouse/Child
Olga Bellin (died 1987), one son, Kristian Roebling (b. 1965)


Paul Roebling (March 1, 1934 - July 27, 1994) is an American actor. He appeared in the show Miami Vice as Mark Jorgenson, Sr., financier and drug distributor (and father of Mark Jorgenson, Jr., played by Mitchell Lichtenstein) in the episode "Little Prince".

Early Life/CareerEdit

Roebling was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the great-grandson of Washington Roebling, a Civil War veteran in the Union Army Corps of Engineers, and chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the great-great-grandson of John Roebling, who built the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, and designed the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling pursued an acting career, beginning in 1946 with an appearance with The Princeton Players in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Vegetable. In 1955 he debuted on Broadway in The Dark Is Light Enough, then performed with Julie Harris in The Lark the following year. In 1962, Roebling won an Obie Award for his performance as Fitzgerald in This Side Of Paradise. He made his TV debut in 1960's Mrs. Miniver, then reunited with Harris in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Anastasia, then played in the movie Prince of the City (with Norman Parker and Bob Balaban) and Blue Thunder (with Joe Santos). He returned to television in the movie As Summers Die (with Bruce McGill), Moonlighting (with Bruce Willis), Law & Order, and his final television appearance, Carolina Skeletons (with Melissa Leo & Marc Macaulay). Roebling was also a voice actor, performing as his great-grandfather Washington Roebling in the documentaries The Brooklyn Bridge and The Civil War (with Christopher Murney and Laurence Fishburne), both produced by Ken Burns. He also provided voice narratives for two other Burns documentaries: The Congress (with Murney), and The Donner Party (which was his final acting appearance).

Personal LifeEdit

Roebling was married to fellow Broadway actress Olga Bellin, and had a son, Kristian (born 1965) before her death in 1987. Roebling died in the northern Arizona mountains on July 27, 1994, at the age of 60.

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